This week at the ANU Film Group, you can take an action-packed trip with Brad Pitt to Japan (BULLET TRAIN), head to a school in the Himalayan mountains (LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM), travel back to 1950s North Carolina (WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING), discover the life of a music legend (HALLELUJAH) and explore India’s storied history through the eyes of an extraordinary man (LAAL SINGH CHADDHA). The choice is yours!
• WED 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM (PG, 109 MINS)
A young teacher who aspires to move to Australia and become a singer is reprimanded for shirking his duties and reassigned to a poorly equipped school in the remote Himalayan mountains, in this heartfelt, Oscar-nominated drama from Bhutan.
Presented in partnership with the Royal Bhutanese Embassy.
• THU 22 SEP @ 7:30 PM: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (M, 125 MINS)
Abandoned by her family in the 1950s, a resourceful young girl (Daisy Edgar-Jones) raises herself in the marshlands of North Carolina. When her former boyfriend is found dead, she is engulfed in a murder trial and branded by the locals as a prime suspect.
(NOTE: Thursday 22 September has been declared a public holiday, but our screening will still be proceeding as originally scheduled.)
• FRI 23 SEP @ 7:30 PM: LAAL SINGH CHADDHA (M, 159 MINS)
Defining events in India's storied history unfold through the perspective of Laal Singh Chaddha (Aamir Khan), a simple but kind-hearted man who embarks on extraordinary journey, in this official Hindi-language remake of 1994’s Oscar-winning FORREST GUMP.
• SAT 24 SEP @ *5 PM**: HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG (M, 118 MINS)
A charming documentary which offers a definitive exploration of the life of late singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his renowned and enduring hymn, "Hallelujah," weaving together a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials.
• SAT 24 SEP @ 7:30 PM: BULLET TRAIN (MA, 126 MINS – NO GUESTS)
An unlucky assassin (Brad Pitt) is ordered to collect a briefcase on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto but his mission puts him a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the world – all with connecting, yet conflicting, objectives.