Changes to Annual Memberships

21st February, 2023

We’ve recently made a small but important change to the way that our Annual memberships operate. Since 2019, all Annual memberships have been valid for the season in which they were purchased, along with three subsequent seasons. This meant that those who joined up earlier in the season got slightly more value out of their memberships.

To give members the best value possible going forward, our Annual memberships will now be valid for precisely 365 days, inclusive of the day of purchase. This means that Annual membership will be valid for the same length of time, regardless of when you happen to join up.

Please note that this does not affect the validity of existing Annual memberships for anyone who joined up or renewed this year prior to February 12, 2023, as your memberships would have been extended until February 11, 2024 (i.e. more than 365 days). Our Season memberships also remain unchanged and remain valid only for the fixed period of a particular season, regardless of when they are purchased.


We begin the week with a powerful new documentary that takes a look at the lives of two women whose lives have been upended by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in commemoration of the first anniversary of the war. It will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Simon Target.

Also making an appearance at the ANU Film Group this week: Guillermo del Toro’s dark, Oscar-nominated take on PINOCCHIO, the incredible true story of an amateur historian (THE LOST KING), an acclaimed French crime thriller (THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH) and a 90th anniversary screening of the one and only KING KONG!


Masha and Valentyna are just two of the seven million women and children who have crossed the border into Poland in 2022 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They find safe haven in Polish homes, but face tough decisions for their future. Followed by Q&A with director Simon Target.

Presented in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of Ukraine.

• THU 23 FEB @ 7:30 PM: THE LOST KING (M, 108 MINS)

Prompted by spectral visions, a lonely amateur historian (Sally Hawkins) becomes obsessed with unearthing the remains of King Richard III, which have been missing for over 500 years, much to the chagrin of Britain's top academics.


After the death of his young son, an Italian carpenter carves a boy from wood. When he's brought to life, the boy embarks on an adventure into a world of fascism and exploitation, in Guillermo del Toro’s dark animated take on the classic tale. 2023 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film.

• SAT 25 FEB @ **5 PM**: KING KONG (PG, 100 MINS)

The Eighth Wonder of the World turns 90! Celebrate the milestone anniversary of this all-time classic, in which a film crew travel to a remote island in search of a legendary creature, which they bring back to New York – with disastrous results.

• SAT 25 FEB @ 7:30 PM: THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH (M, 114 MINS)

An ambitious young policeman appointed to investigate serious crimes gets more than he bargained for when a horrific murder case lands on his desk, leading to a haunting obsession with the victim's life, in this French crime thriller.