News Archive

May 2022

What’s On This Week + DREYFUS DREI Screening on June 1

25th May, 2022

Screening this week at the ANU Film Group is director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic (THE NORTHMAN), a tale of immigrant hardship (BLUE BAYOU), an action-packed Korean thriller (ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU), a thought-provoking Hungarian romance (PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME) and an intense British drama all played out in a single shot (BOILING POINT).

Plus, don’t forget to register to attend the National Reconciliation Week screenings being hosted by the ANU this long weekend, including GURRUMUL, MESSAGE FROM MUNGO and THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM.

• WED 25 MAY @ 7:30 PM: BOILING POINT (MA, 95 MINS)

On the busiest night of the year at London's hottest restaurant, a head chef (Stephen Graham) balances multiple personal and professional crises that threaten to destroy everything he's worked for – all playing out in one continuous shot.

• THU 26 MAY @ 7:30 PM: PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (M, 95 MINS)

A top neurosurgeon leaves her career behind in America and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man she loves. But when she finally finds him, he claims that they have never met before. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Hungary.

• FRI 27 MAY @ 7:30 PM: ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU (MA, 121 MINS)

In 1991, after the outbreak of civil war leaves them stranded in Somalia, rival diplomats from the embassies of North Korea and South Korea must join forces to make a daring joint escape. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

• SAT 28 MAY @ **5 PM**: BLUE BAYOU (M, 117 MINS)

As a Korean-American man (writer-director Justin Chon) raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must face his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

• SAT 28 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE NORTHMAN (MA, 137 MINS)

In Iceland at turn of the 10th century, a Viking prince-turned-warrior (Alexander Skarsgård) is guided by supernatural forces on a brutal mission of revenge against the man who murdered his father and kidnapped his mother (Nicole Kidman).

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‘DREYFUS DREI’ SCREENING ON JUNE 1
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The ANU School of Art and Design and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are hosting a film screening of DREYFUS DREI on Wednesday 1 June at 7 pm in the Kambri Cinema.

Made by award-winning artist Dr Ella Dreyfus, who will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, the film is a short documentary about family, identity, and the return of three generations of Jewish artists from Australia to Germany.

The screening will also be preceded by a reception at Badger & Co. in the Kambri precinct from 5:30 pm. More information, including a link to register for the event, can be found here:
https://www.anu.edu.au/events/dreyfus-drei-film-screening-reception-and-qa

What’s On This Week: CYRANO, CASABLANCA, DOG and more

17th May, 2022

This week’s ANU Film Group offerings include a sweeping musical romance (CYRANO), a buddy film about companionship and PTSD (DOG), a pulpy Polish western (MAGNESIUM), the Foo Fighters fighting supernatural forces (STUDIO 666) and an 80th anniversary screening of one of the best – and most quotable – films of all time (CASABLANCA).

We would also like to point out that STUDIO 666 is rated R18+ and we are legally only permitted to admit persons aged 18 or over to see the film. Photo ID may be required to verify your age, but please consider it a compliment if we ask you for it!

• TUE 17 MAY @ 7:30 PM: MAGNESIUM (120 MINS)

In the 1920s on the borderland between Poland and the USSR, two brothers plan to rob a rival crime family, which has recently been overtaken by a group of sisters following their father's death in this pulpy Polish Western. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

• THU 19 MAY @ 7:30 PM: STUDIO 666 (R, 107 MINS)

After the Foo Fighters move into an old Californian mansion to record their new album, frontman Dave Grohl soon finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.

• FRI 20 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CYRANO (M, 123 MINS)

Joe Wright (ATONEMENT) directs this musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic tale, in which a lovelorn poet (Peter Dinklage) is devastated when the beautiful Roxanne falls for another man, but decides to help his romantic rival win her heart.

• SAT 21 MAY @ **5 PM**: DOG (M, 101 MINS)

An army ranger (Channing Tatum) embarks on an impromptu road trip across the country in an attempt to make it to his fallen teammate's funeral on time – accompanied only by the late soldier's loyal but feral military working dog.

• SAT 21 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CASABLANCA (PG, 102 MINS)

Here’s looking at 80 years of this iconic, Oscar-winning 1942 classic in which an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) must decide whether to help his former lover (Ingrid Bergman) escape the Nazis during WWII.

What’s On This Week + National Reconciliation Week Screenings

11th May, 2022

Wizards, filmmakers, German robots, French architects and the one and only Nicolas Cage all feature at the ANU Film Group in the second week of our new Winter season!

• WED 11 MAY @ 7:30 PM: BERGMAN ISLAND (M, 113 MINS)

A filmmaking couple embark on a pilgrimage to an island off the coast of Sweden that once inspired Ingmar Bergman to each write screenplays for their upcoming films, but soon find reality and fiction beginning to blur.

• THU 12 MAY @ 7:30 PM: I’M YOUR MAN (M, 103 MINS)

A German scientist is persuaded to participate in an unorthodox study to get funding for her research: for three weeks, she must live with – and evaluate – a humanoid robot which has been designed to be the perfect life partner for her.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

• FRI 13 MAY @ 7:30 PM: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE (M, 142 MINS – NO GUESTS)

In the 1930s, a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) tasks Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his allies with a mission to bring down Gellert Grindelwald's (Mads Mikkelsen) army as his dark power grows ever stronger.

• SAT 14 MAY @ **5 PM**: EIFFEL (M, 108 MINS)

When the French government tasks Gustav Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, he is initially uninterested – but that changes when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past.

• SAT 14 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT (M, 107 MINS)

Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, actor Nick Cage (Nicolas Cage) accepts a $1 million offer to attend a superfan's birthday party – but things take an unexpected turn when the CIA recruits Cage to assassinate the fan.

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NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK SCREENINGS
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The ANU will be hosting a series of events to celebrate this year’s National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3) as well as Australian First Nations peoples, their histories and cultures. This will include a number of film screenings co-hosted by the ANU Film Group between May 28 and May 30.

You can find out more about the events and register for them by CLICKING HERE

To register for the film screenings specifically, please use the links below:
• SAT 28 MAY @ 2 PM: GURRUMUL
• SUN 29 MAY @ 2 PM: MESSAGE FROM MUNGO
• MON 30 MAY @ 5:30 PM: THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM

Highlights from Winter Season

3rd May, 2022

It’s already May and our new Winter season begins tonight! With so many films coming up, here are a couple of highlights between May 3 and July 23 that you might want to check out:

• 438 DAYS WITH PETER GRESTE: this screening of 438 DAYS (May 3) in celebration of World Press Freedom Day will feature a conversation before the film with Australian journalist Peter Greste – who arrested and imprisoned in Egypt in 2013.

• FIRST NATIONS FILM FESTIVAL: we’re collaborating with the Kambri Precinct to bring you a five-day free film festival of First Nations films between July 6 and 10. More details to come!

• OSCAR CONTENDERS: Oscar season may be over, but there are still some terrific contenders from the past year to come, including THE POWER OF THE DOG (May 6), CYRANO (May 20), QUO VADIS, AIDA? (June 9) and A HERO (July 14).

• BLOCKBUSTERS GALORE: Hollywood’s Summer season is heating up and with that comes some big films including THE LOST CITY (June 11), ELVIS (July 21), DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (July 22) and JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (July 23)

• DRAMATIC DRAMA: powerful performances and incredible stories make for must-see dramas, including THE DUKE (June 3), HAPPENING (June 23), C’MON C’MON (June 30) and OPERATION MINCEMEAT (July 1).

• FAMILY FILMS: the young and young-at-heart will have lots to love with THE BAD GUYS (May 7), SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (June 11) and MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (July 23).

• HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: we’re celebrating milestone anniversaries of some bona fide cinema classics this season, including CASABLANCA (May 21), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (June 18) and THE GODFATHER (July 15).

• RARE FINDS: not all films receive a cinema release outside of festivals, and we’re proud to present some that you may not find on the big screen elsewhere, including I’M YOUR MAN (May 12), MAGNESIUM (May 17), BOILING POINT (May 25) and REPENTANCE (June 2).

• LONG TITLES: fans of films with long titles with have a field day with the likes of FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE (May 13), THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT (May 14), PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (May 26) and EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (June 18).

In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our full line-up right now:
1. On our website with posters, extended synopses and cast listings by CLICKING HERE
2. In a printer-friendly PDF flyer version by CLICKING HERE
3. Or directly imported into your phone or computer’s calendar using this .ICS file available HERE

Not yet a member or need to renew? Memberships for our Winter 2022 season are now available for purchase either in person at any screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/join.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Imprisoned Swedish journalists, Jane Campion's 12x Oscar nominated Western, Tom Holland in a video game adaptation, animated animal criminals and director Michael Bay's latest actioner all feature in the first week of our new Winter 2022 programme.

• TUE 3 MAY @ 7:30 PM: 438 DAYS (124 MINS)

In 2011, two Swedish journalists illegally enter Ethiopia to report on rampant oil drilling – but soon become the story themselves when they are arrested for terrorism.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, the screening will be preceded by an in-person conversation between Australian journalist Peter Greste and HE Henrik Cederin, Ambassador of Sweden to Australia and New Zealand, discussing the importance of freedom of speech and the issues faced by journalists in reporting from conflict areas.

The conversation will begin at 7 pm, prior to the film starting at 7:30 pm.

• THU 5 MAY @ 7:30 PM: UNCHARTED (M, 116 MINS)

A young, street-smart explorer (Tom Holland) teams up with a seasoned fortune hunter (Mark Wahlberg) on a dangerous pursuit of a mythical treasure while also tracking clues that may lead to his long-lost brother. Based on the hit video game series.

• FRI 6 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE POWER OF THE DOG (M, 127 MINS)

A domineering but charismatic rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) wages a war of intimidation on his brother's new wife and her teenage son, until long-hidden secrets come to light, in director Jane Campion's Oscar-winning Western.

• SAT 7 MAY @ **5 PM**: THE BAD GUYS (PG, 100 MINS – NO GUESTS)

When a gang of infamous criminal animals are finally caught after years of being bad, they broker a deal to save them from going to prison: they will reform themselves as model citizens. Based on the best-selling children's book series.

• SAT 7 MAY @ 7:30 PM: AMBULANCE (MA, 136 MINS)

After pulling off the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history, two desperate adopted brothers (Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) steal an ambulance and go on the run, accompanied by a paramedic and a dying police officer as hostages.

April 2022

What's On This Week: THE BATMAN, FLEE, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE and more

27th April, 2022

Our Autumn season comes to an end this week with some big films!

First up tonight is FLEE, a triple-Oscar-nominated animated documentary that will be followed by a panel of eminent experts discussing the all-too-timely topic of refugee law. Then, the rest of the week includes the fifth instalment in everyone’s favourite scary movie series (SCREAM), Robert Pattinson in acclaimed superhero mystery THE BATMAN, a British tearjerker (NOWHERE SPECIAL) and Jessica Chastain’s Best Actress Oscar-winning performance in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE.

And we’ll be back next week to do it all again with our new Winter season, which begins on Tuesday 3 May. In case you've been living under a rock, you can find out all about it HERE

• WED 27 APR @ 7:30 PM: FLEE (M, 89 MINS) + PANEL DISCUSSION

An Afghan refugee in Denmark grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, which threatens to derail the life he has built for himself, in this award-winning animated documentary.

Followed by a panel discussion hosted by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice, featuring the following speakers:
- Renee Dixson, chair of the Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN), an LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation
- Professor Des Manderson, ANU College of Law & Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, author of Danse Macabre: Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (2019)
- Dr Jessica Hambly, Senior Lecturer of Law, Deputy Director of Law Reform and Social Justice, expert in refugee law

• THU 28 APR @ 7:30 PM: SCREAM (MA, 114 MINS)

25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past in this ‘requel’ that is the fifth instalment in the series.

Thanks to our friends at Paramount Pictures, we have a number of SCREAM hoodies and heat-changing mugs that we’ll be giving away at the screening. First in, best dressed!

• FRI 29 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE BATMAN (M, 176 MINS – NO GUESTS)

Still learning the ropes in his second year of fighting crime, Batman (Robert Pattinson) pursues a vicious, cryptic serial killer known as the Riddler, while uncovering rampant corruption in Gotham City that could be connected to his own family.

• SAT 30 APR @ **5 PM**: NOWHERE SPECIAL (M, 95 MINS)

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his young son. But when John is given only a few months left to live, he must do all that he can to find a new family for his son before time runs out in this heartfelt British drama.

• SAT 30 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (M, 126 MINS)

In the 1970s, Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain, in her Best Actress Oscar-winning role) and her husband Jim (Andrew Garfield) rise from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network – but scandal soon threatens to topple their empire.

New Winter Programme + What’s On This Week

21st April, 2022

We hope you all had a great Easter break. Although if an extra-long weekend, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs weren’t enough of a treat, we now have a brand new programme to share with you too!

The full line-up for our Winter 2022 season (May 3 to July 23) can be viewed:
1. On our website with posters, extended synopses and cast listings by CLICKING HERE
2. In a printer-friendly PDF flyer version by CLICKING HERE
3. Or directly imported into your phone or computer’s calendar using this .ICS file available HERE

Not yet a member or need to renew? Memberships for our Winter 2022 season are now available for purchase either in person at any screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/join. All Winter memberships purchased from this week onwards will also include entry into the remaining two weeks of our current programme up until April 30.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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For the penultimate week of our Autumn season, we have the legendary Hercule Poirot’s next case in DEATH ON THE NILE, Guillermo del Toro’s all-star Oscar-nominated noir thriller, a critically adored Norwegian rom-com, and an 80th anniversary screening of a beloved Disney classic.

• THU 21 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (MA, 128 MINS)

An indecisive young woman struggles with existential uncertainty as she navigates the troubled waters of numerous relationships and struggles to find her purpose in life, in this award-winning, Norwegian romantic comedy-drama.

• FRI 22 APR @ 7:30 PM: NIGHTMARE ALLEY (MA, 150 MINS)

In 1940s New York, a down-on-his-luck drifter (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people enlists the help of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) to hatch a dangerous scheme to con the
elite and wealthy.

• SAT 23 APR @ **5 PM**: BAMBI (G, 70 MINS)

In the heart of the forest, young Bambi takes his first wobbly steps and sets out on a life-changing adventure to explore the wonders of a new world with his friends, in this 80th anniversary screening of Walt Disney's animated masterpiece.

• SAT 23 APR @ 7:30 PM: DEATH ON THE NILE (M, 127 MINS)

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's (Kenneth Branagh) Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

What’s On This Week + Canadian Film Day on April 20

13th April, 2022

There are only two screenings this week due to the Easter long weekend, but we’ll be back in force next week with some terrific films, a bonus Canadian film (see below) and the highly-anticipated reveal of our new Winter 2022 programme!

• WED 13 APR @ 7:30 PM: DE GAULLE (M, 109 MINS)

In 1940, WWII is about to reach a tipping point with the Nazis having seized Paris. Recently promoted General Charles de Gaulle (Lambert Wilson) refuses to accept defeat, and sets in motion events that will change the course of history.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France

• THU 14 APR @ 7:30 PM: RESPECT (M, 145 MINS)

From early beginnings singing in her father's church choir, Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson) is blessed with extraordinary musical talent but struggles to find her voice and control her career on the path to achieving international music stardom.

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CANADIAN FILM DAY SCREENING: ‘DRUNKEN BIRDS’ ON APRIL 20
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In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, the ANU Film Group and the Canadian High Commission will be hosting a free screening of the award-winning DRUNKEN BIRDS on Wednesday 20 April at 7:30 pm in the Kambri Cinema.

In the film, a Mexican drug cartel worker makes the fatal mistake of falling in love with his boss’s wife. When they are separated and forced to go into hiding, he travels to Canada to find her, eventually taking a job as a seasonal migrant worker in rural Quebec, where he becomes entangled in his host family’s domestic turmoil.

Directed by Ivan Grbovic, DRUNKEN BIRDS was nominated for six Canadian Film Awards, including Best Film, and also selected as Canada’s entry for Best International Feature Film at this year's Oscars. Check out its trailer HERE

No registration is required for ANU Film Group members. Just come along next Wednesday!

What's On This Week: DRIVE MY CAR, COUSINS, THE LAST DUEL and more

6th April, 2022

Escape the rain and chilly weather this week at the ANU Film Group with films that will take you away from dreary Canberra and transport you around the world: from Japan (DRIVE MY CAR) to New Zealand (COUSINS) to Mexico (BOOK OF LOVE), 14th century France (THE LAST DUEL) and even a not-too-distant future where we all interact using robots (RON’S GONE WRONG).

And in case an acclaimed Kiwi film wasn’t enough, the New Zealand High Commission will also be giving out complimentary cups of New Zealand Natural ice cream prior to our screening of COUSINS on Thursday. First in, best dressed!

• WED 6 APR @ 7:30 PM: BOOK OF LOVE (M, 106 MINS)

An English writer (Sam Claflin) is delighted to learn his book has become a surprise hit in Mexico but when he is invited there to promote it, he quickly discovers why: the publisher’s Spanish translator has rewritten his dull novel into an erotic tale.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico

• THU 7 APR @ 7:30 PM: COUSINS (M, 98 MINS)

Bound by blood but separated by circumstance, three Māori cousins spend a lifetime searching for each other after one of them is taken from her family as a child and raised in an orphanage, in this powerful, decades-spanning Kiwi drama.

Presented in partnership with the New Zealand High Commission

• FRI 8 APR @ 7:30 PM: DRIVE MY CAR (MA, 179 MINS)

Still grappling with the recent loss of his wife, a theatre director accepts an offer to stage a play at a festival in Hiroshima, where he finds his life changed by the young woman appointed to drive his car, in this highly-lauded Japanese Oscar winner for Best International Film.

• SAT 9 APR @ **5 PM**: RON’S GONE WRONG (PG, 107 MINS)

In a world where children exclusively socialise through walking, talking, digitally-connected robots, a socially-awkward schoolboy discovers that his malfunctioning robot buddy doesn't quite work the same as the others do.

• SAT 9 APR @ 7:30 PM: THE LAST DUEL (MA, 153 mins)

In 14th century France, a noblewoman (Jodie Comer) accuses a squire (Adam Driver) of raping her – an outspoken act of bravery which forces her husband (Matt Damon) to challenge their former friend to a judicial duel to the death. Directed by Ridley Scott.

March 2022

Oscar Week: KING RICHARD, BELFAST, WEST SIDE STORY and more!

29th March, 2022

The Apple TV+ feel-good drama CODA and Denis Villeneuve’s new take on DUNE were the big winners at yesterday’s controversial 94th Annual Academy Awards, but there was a lot of love spread around to a large swathe of other films too – including THREE which are screening at the ANU Film Group this week!

And don’t miss these other Oscar-winning films coming up later this season: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (April 30 – Best Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling) and DRIVE MY CAR (April 8 – Best International Film).

• TUE 29 MAR @ 7:30 PM: HIVE (M, 84 mins)

A woman whose husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo sets up a small agricultural business to provide for her kids, but finds herself fighting against a hostile patriarchal community that is rooting for her to fail in this acclaimed, multi-award-winning film.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Kosovo.

• THU 31 MAR @ 7:30 PM: KING RICHARD (M, 144 mins)

Driven by a clear vision and using unconventional methods, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to shape his two young daughters – Venus and Serena – into athletes who will eventually change the sport of tennis forever. Oscar winner for Best Actor (Smith), and nominated for 5 more, including Best Picture.

• FRI 1 APR @ 7:30 PM: WEST SIDE STORY (M, 156 MINS – NO GUESTS)

In 1957, two teenagers fall in love, but their risky relationship fuels the fire between two warring New York City gangs – the Jets and the Sharks – in director Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic musical. Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose), and nominated for 6 more, including Best Picture.

• SAT 2 APR @ **5 PM**: BELFAST (M, 98 MINS – NO GUESTS)

In 1969, with Ireland caught up in increasing turmoil, a young boy and his family must come to terms with the prospect of leaving their beloved hometown for a life in England, in Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama. Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, and nominated for 6 more, including Best Picture.

• SAT 2 APR @ 7:30 PM: LICORICE PIZZA (M, 134 MINS)

In 1973 California, a 15-year-old high schooler and a 25-year-old aspiring photographer embark on a fiery friendship that leads to a budding business and possibly even romance, in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s light-hearted coming-of-age tale. Nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Picture.

Annual General Meeting on Monday + What's On This Week

21st March, 2022

Just a friendly reminder that our Annual General Meeting is taking place TONIGHT (Monday 21 March) in the Kambri Cinema from 6 pm.

We would love for you to come along to hear about how we’ve been doing over the past 12 months and help us plan for our future – which may even include a role for you if you’re interested in joining our new administration. Drop us a line at info@anufg.org.au if you’d like to know more, but otherwise, we hope to see you there!

As the AGM will be taking place indoors, please also be advised that wearing a mask will be mandatory as per ANU requirements.

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
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The Oscars are taking place next Monday, which means that our Oscar Week is right around the corner with contenders like BELFAST, WEST SIDE STORY, KING RICHARD, LICORICE PIZZA all screening throughout the week.

But first, this week you can catch Kristen Stewart’s Oscar-nominated performance as the People’s Princess in SPENCER, watch Mads Mikkelsen seek revenge in RIDERS OF JUSTICE, see a mother rebuild her life in HERSELF, witness the beginning of the Kingsman in THE KING’S MAN, and catch director Sean Baker’s latest acclaimed film, RED ROCKET.

• WED 23 MAR @ 7:30 PM: RIDERS OF JUSTICE (MA, 116 mins)

After his wife dies in a train accident, a recently-deployed soldier (Mads Mikkelsen) is informed by a survivor that the wreck may not have been accidental after all and sets out to find those responsible, in this darkly comic Danish thriller.

• THU 24 MAR @ 7:30 PM: HERSELF (MA, 97 mins)

Struggling to find housing for her two young daughters after escaping an abusive relationship, a single mother decides to build her own home with the help of the local community, rebuilding her life and rediscovering herself in the process.

Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland

• FRI 25 MAR @ 7:30 PM: THE KING’S MAN (MA, 131 mins)

In 1914, as a shadowy collective of the world's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a world war, a war-hero-turned-pacifist (Ralph Fiennes) must race against time to stop them in this prequel to the Kingsman films.

• SAT 26 MAR @ **5 PM**: SPENCER (M, 116 mins)

In 1991, as the Royal Family prepare the spend the Christmas holidays together, Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart) finds herself struggling to enjoy the festivities with her marriage to Prince Charles in crisis and her mental health in question.

• SAT 26 MAR @ 7:30 PM: RED ROCKET (MA, 130 mins)

Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, a washed-up former porn star decides to return to his hometown in Texas after nearly 20 years away, where he forms a dysfunctional family with his estranged wife and mother-in-law.