It’s our final week of screenings for the month of October and we’ve got some thrills and chills in store, along with two daring documentaries and a Iranian road trip movie. What more could you want?
• TUE 25 OCT @ 7:30 PM: LIFE IS WAITING (61 MINS) + PANEL DISCUSSION
Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa's last colony. This documentary chronicles the oppression experienced by Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation, and will be followed by a panel discussion examining developments since the film was made. Panellists will include:
• Kamal Fadel, Western Sahara Representative to Australia and roving Ambassador to the South Pacific.
• Professor Matt Qvortrup, an expert on referendums, secessionist movements and the creation of states.
• Associate Professor Ntina Tvouvala, whose work focuses on political economy, history and theory of international law.
Presented in partnership with the Australia Western Sahara Association, ANU Latin American Students Association and ANU Law Reform & Social Justice.
• THU 27 OCT @ 7:30 PM: HIT THE ROAD (PG, 94 MINS)
A family of four embark on a road trip across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of their chaotic journey, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. But where are they headed, and why?
• FRI 28 OCT @ 7:30 PM: FALL (M, 107 MINS)
After two thrill-seeking best friends climb 600 metres up a remote, abandoned radio tower, they accidentally find themselves stranded at the top and must put their survival skills to the ultimate test as they attempt to find a way back down.
• SAT 29 OCT @ *5 PM**: FIRE OF LOVE (PG, 94 MINS)
For two decades, intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft devoted their lives to each other as well as unravelling the mystery of volcanoes, with pioneering research in the 1970s and 80s that helped save lives, but ultimately ended their own.
• SAT 29 OCT @ 7:30 PM: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (MA, 108 MINS)
In a future where the human body has evolved beyond pain, a performance artist (Viggo Mortensen) famed for showcasing the removal of his organs is recruited by the government for a special mission, in David Cronenberg’s dark return to the sci-fi/horror genre.
LEBANESE FILM FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 4 – 6
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Lebanese Film Festival and it returns to the ANU Film Group for three FREE screenings taking place next weekend. No registration or membership required, so don’t miss out on this celebration of Lebanese arts and culture through film!
• FRI 4 NOV @ 7:30 PM: MEMORY BOX – When she receives a mysterious box of keepsakes, a teenager learns about her mother’s tumultuous upbringing in the 1980s during the Lebanese Civil War.
• SAT 5 NOV @ 7:30 PM: C SECTION – Mayhem ensues in this comedy of errors when two pregnant couples from opposing ends of the social spectrum are forced to share a room at a hospital.
• SUN 6 NOV @ **4 PM**: COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON – A family leave Beirut for the serenity of the country mountains, but their idyllic existence is shattered when a shadowy corporation begins building a landfill next door.
For more information, please visit the festival website at www.lff.org.au