Masks No Longer Mandatory + What’s On This Week

19th October, 2022

The ANU has advised that, starting from this week, the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory while on campus or during ANU Film Group screenings.

We wish to thank all of you for your patience and co-operation over the past eight months while the mask mandate has been in place. COVID-19 is far from gone, however, and the medical advice remains that the wearing of masks is strongly encouraged in situations where social distancing isn’t possible.

There are also many in the community who are vulnerable or who will choose to continue wearing a mask, and we ask that you be respectful of their choice.

If you wish to keep wearing a mask, please ensure you bring your own with you. We will continue to have disposable masks available for anyone who wants one, but this will likely only last until our current supply runs out.


Swedish cuisine, French fashion, murdered millennials and a British love story all feature at the ANU Film Group in the second week of our new Summer season. Plus, a very special 100th anniversary screening of one of Hollywood’s earliest blockbusters – 1922's ROBIN HOOD starring Douglas Fairbanks – fully restored with a new score and introduced by the ANU’s foremost Robin Hood expert!

• WED 19 OCT @ 7:30 PM: TUESDAY CLUB (M, 102 MINS)

After separating from her husband of 40 years, Karin is forced to re-evaluate her life. Persuaded by a friend to join a cooking class led by a renowned chef, she begins a journey of food, friendship and second chances in this feel-good Swedish romantic drama.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden

• THU 20 OCT @ 7:30 PM: HAUTE COUTURE (M, 101 MINS)

When Dior’s head seamstress has her handbag stolen by a 20-year-old woman, she decides against calling the police and instead sees an opportunity to pass on her skills by teaching the craft of dressmaking to the down-on-her-luck thief in this French comedy-drama.


In the midst of a hurricane, a group of rich 20-somethings take shelter in a remote mansion where they decide to play a party game in which one of them is secretly a killer. Things take a turn for the worse when people start getting killed off for real.

• SAT 22 OCT @ *5 PM**: ALI & AVA (M, 94 MINS)

Sparks fly after Ali and Ava meet. As the pair begin to form a deep connection, they must find a way to keep their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the turmoil of their separate lives and past relationships in this heartfelt British drama.

• SAT 22 OCT @ 7:30 PM: ROBIN HOOD (122 MINS)

When treacherous Prince John attempts to usurp the throne, a nobleman (Douglas Fairbanks) adopts the mantle of Robin Hood and gathers a band of vigilantes to fight back, in this 100th anniversary screening of the milestone 1922 silent film.

Presented in a fully restored version with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, and a special extended introduction by William Hoff, ANU researcher, historian and expert on all things Robin Hood.