News Archive

September 2018

What's On This Week: Exclusive Premiere Screening of BEST F(R)IENDS, from the makers of THE ROOM!

12th September, 2018

There are limited screenings this week due to the ANU’s non-teaching break, and a number of conferences taking place in the Coombs Theatre, but you can still catch an acclaimed German thriller and our exclusive Canberra premiere of the long-awaited on-screen reunion of THE ROOM’s Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.

We’ll be back to full programming next week, with some big films including INCREDIBLES 2, THE WIFE and a fascinating look at the life of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG, followed by an expert panel discussion on women in law. Not to be missed!

• WED 12 SEP @ 7:30 PM: IN THE FADE (MA, 106 min)

A woman (Diane Kruger) finds her life collapsing after her husband and young son are killed in a terrorist bombing. Although the police quickly arrest two suspects, her quest for justice soon pushes her ever closer to the edge in this year’s Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Germany **

• SAT 15 SEP @ **7 PM**: BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUMES ONE AND TWO (M, 103 MINS + 95 MINS)

A drifter wandering the streets of Los Angeles encounters a quirky mortician, and two friends soon find themselves caught up in an elaborate money-making scheme that threatens to tear them apart in an on-screen journey too epic to be contained in just one film!

This is our exclusive Canberra premiere screening of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s first on-screen collaboration since their infamous 2003 film THE ROOM, which is widely considered the worst film ever made, the making of which was chronicled in last year's THE DISASTER ARTIST.

Presented in two parts separated by a 10-minute intermission, featuring a video introduction from Greg himself filmed just for us!

Thank You for Supporting Us + What’s On This Week

6th September, 2018

We’re thrilled to report that we had 246 people in attendance at our Annual Trivia Night last Friday, making it our best-attended trivia night since we started running them in 2006. It certainly wouldn’t have been anywhere near as fun without the keen participation and generosity of all involved, so a big THANK YOU to all who came along and supported the ANU Film Group!

Just in case you weren’t able to make it along or wish to support our little not-for-profit group in a different way, we’d like to remind you that we have once again been selected by the Canberra Southern Cross Club (CSCC) for their Community Rewards program in 2018/19.

This means that if CSCC members choose to nominate the ANUFG as their community group of choice, the CSCC donates 10% of what that member spends on food and drink at any of their venues – including their recently renovated Woden Central destination – to us. So you get to enjoy delicious food, and we get a contribution each time you spend on food you were probably going to get anyway!

If you’re already a CSCC member, nominating us is easy – all you have to do is fill out a short online form by CLICKING HERE.

Alternatively, you can email us at info@anufg.org.au with your full name and CSCC membership number, or speak to reception at any CSCC venue. And if you’re not a member, you can find out more about the great benefits that a CSCC membership offers and more about its Community Rewards program at www.cscc.com.au/rewards.

Thanks again for your ongoing support!


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Accept your mission and check out the biggest and best-reviewed MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film yet this week at the ANU Film Group! Plus, an acclaimed Oscar-nominated Hungarian film, and a double feature of unusual father-son relationships.

• THU 6 SEP @ 7:30 PM: ON BODY AND SOUL (R, 116 min)

A man and a woman meet for the first time at their workplace and discover that they have been having the same surreal dreams each night, so they set about making them come true in this Hungarian Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Hungary **

• FRI 7 SEP @ 7:30 PM: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (M, 147 min)

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team find themselves in a race against time after a mission goes wrong and the US government begins to question his loyalty in the acclaimed latest entry in the Mission: Impossible series. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg.

• SAT 8 SEP @ **7 PM**: IDEAL HOME (M, 91 min) + MENASHE (PG, 82 min)

In IDEAL HOME, an extravagant gay couple (Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd) find their marital troubles made even worse when a previously-unknown grandson unexpectedly shows up at their doorstep and the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.

Then, in MENASHE (at approx. 8:30 PM), a father struggles to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away, and the traditional values of New York’s secretive and ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic community prohibit him from raising his son alone.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT **

August 2018

What's On This Week: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, ADRIFT and more

29th August, 2018

It’s all been leading up to this – our Annual Trivia Night coming up in just TWO DAYS on Friday! We hope you’ve all got your tickets and are getting ready to compete for glory, fame and lots and lots of prizes. Cue training montage…

Of course, there are still a handful of screenings on this week for those of you who don’t like fun (just kidding), including a romantic survival thriller, a Korean political drama, the return of everyone’s favourite monsters in this semester’s first Family Film at Five, and a not-as-kid-friendly fantasy film.

• WED 29 AUG @ 7:30 PM: ADRIFT (M, 96 min)

On a journey across the ocean, a woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a catastrophic hurricane. In the aftermath of the storm, they must find the strength and determination to save themselves. Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.

• THU 30 AUG @ 7:30 PM: 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES (M, 129 min)

When it is revealed that a student is killed while being tortured by their oppressive government, Korean citizens from all walks of life come together to fight for truth and justice in an unprecedented move towards democracy. Based on true events.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea **

• FRI 31 AUG @7:30 PM: ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT

Fun, games, prizes – this is the greatest trivia night you’ll ever attend (until next year’s). Very limited tickets for individuals and small teams are still available so if you’re keen to come along and haven’t got your tickets yet, please email us at info@anufg.org.au ASAP!

• SAT 1 SEP @ **5 PM**: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION (PG, 97 min)

Dracula and friends embark on a vacation on board a luxury monster cruise ship, but their dream holiday soon turns into a nightmare when Drac falls for Ericka, the mysterious captain of the ship who has a hidden agenda that puts his whole family in danger.

• SAT 1 SEP @ **7 PM**: I KILL GIANTS (PG, 106 min)

A lonely and troubled teenage girl seeks to escape her difficult reality by imagining a fantasy world where horrible giants threaten to destroy her small town, and must learn to face her worst fears in this adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK INCLUDE: HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA 3 **

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FAMILY FILMS AT FIVE RETURN THIS SATURDAY
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Our Family Films at Five series returns this week with HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA 3, and will continue every three weeks for the remainder of the year!

On each of these select Saturdays, we’ll screen a family-friendly film at the family-friendly start time of 5 PM, so save the dates and be sure to bring your little ones/future ANUFG members along:

• SAT 1 SEP @ 5 PM – HOTEL TRANSLYVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION
• SAT 22 SEP @ 5 PM – INCREDIBLES 2
• SAT 13 OCT @ 5 PM – TEEN TITANS! GO TO THE MOVIES
• SAT 3 NOV @ 5 PM – SMALLFOOT
• SAT 24 SEP @ 5 PM – CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

And don’t forget that kids under the age of 16 can be admitted for free with any full member to all screenings (subject to the film’s classification rating).

Annual Trivia Night on FRIDAY – Last Chance for Tickets!

27th August, 2018

Pop quiz: what are you doing this Friday night? If your answer is anything other than ‘attending the ANU Film Group’s Annual Trivia Night’, then this message is for you...

If you’re not one of the 200+ people that have already bought your tickets to Friday’s trivia extravaganza, it’s not too late. There are still 48 hours until ticket sales close on Wednesday morning so head to www.anufg.org.au/trivia to get your tickets NOW!

DATE: Friday 31 August, 2018
TIME: Doors open from 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start
VENUE: Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda St, Woden

Tickets are $20 a person, with all funds going directly back to the ongoing running and operation of Australia’s largest film society (that’s us, by the way).

We’ve spent months preparing unique film-related rounds, group activities, individual contests and an assortment of fun and games for you. And we’ve assembled thousands of dollars in terrific prizes from more than 50 generous sponsors (see below for more details).

We’ve done all the work – now all you have to do is get a ticket and come along for the best trivia night you’ll ever attend. You can come by yourself, with a friend or two, or a whole team of up to 10 people – no membership is necessary and absolutely everyone is welcome.

So if you’re looking for a great night out to finish off your week, you’ll be hard pressed to do any better than this. Plus, there’s no ANUFG screening this Friday night either, so what else have you got to do?

We’d say that you’ll either love it or get your money back, but it is a fundraiser after all, so you’ll just have to take our word for it and come along! :-)

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THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS
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A trivia night is no fun without awesome prizes to win, and our amazing sponsors have really delivered with some terrific loot up for grabs on Friday. Check out our full list of supporters below, or head over to www.anufg.org.au/trivia to find out more about each and every one of them!

• FOOD AND DRINK

38 Espresso
Au Lac Royal Vegetarian Cuisine
Capital Brewing Co
Capital Pancakes
Gelato Messina
Guild
Kingsland Vegan Restaurant
Kokomos
Molto Italian
Monster Kitchen & Bar
Ramas
Roleee
San Churro Chocolateria
Silo Bakery + Cafe
The Cupping Room
Vapiano
Wok It Up

• ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

Astral Float Studio
Bloc Haus
Canberra Martial Arts
Canberra Theatre Centre
Corrigans Cove
Dee’s Book and Comic Shop
Escape Rooms Canberra
FlipOut!
Flow Yoga Canberra
Impact Comics
Mini Golf King
National Folk Festival
SOULution Yoga
Thai Bliss Massage
The Games Capital
VR Canberra
Zone Bowling

• FILM

Disney
Icon Films
National Film and Sound Archive
Palace Films
Paramount Pictures Australia
Sony Pictures Australia
Transmission Films
Universal Pictures

• EMBASSIES

Embassy of Estonia
Embassy of Georgia
Embassy of Hungary
Embassy of Ireland
Embassy of Mexico
Embassy of Poland
Embassy of Switzerland

Trivia Night Ticket Sales Closing Soon! + What's On This Week

23rd August, 2018

Ticket sales for our Annual Trivia Night will be closing early NEXT WEEK as we will soon need to finalise numbers with the venue. So if you haven’t purchased your tickets or organised your table yet for the best trivia night you’ll ever attend, make sure you do so before it’s too late!

Our Annual Trivia Night is the ANU Film Group’s primary fundraiser for the year so please do come along and support us. If feedback from our previous 11 Annual Trivia Nights is anything to go by, you’re in for an event unlike any trivia night you’ve ever attended (unless you attended one of the previous 11, in which case, you’ll have already got your tickets long ago).

Don’t believe us? Get your tickets to come along next Friday and check it out for yourself!

Tickets are $20 per person for tables of up to 10 and available now at www.anufg.org.au/trivia. And while you’re there check out some of the sponsors who have donated thousands of dollars in prizes that will be up for grabs. Not long to go now!

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Mamma Mia – here with go again with another week of great films for our great members!

Come along to the Film Group this week for a star-studded musical sequel, the next chapter in an acclaimed crime saga, the latest film from director Richard Linklater, a political thriller about the Kennedy legacy, and Olivia Newton-John’s cult musical back on the big screen (no, not that one...).

• THU 23 AUG @ 7:30 PM: SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (MA, 122 min)

An unorthodox FBI agent reunites with a mysterious operative to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border, but the escalating war quickly causes them to question what that they are fighting for. Starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

• FRI 24 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (PG, 114 min) + XANADU (G, 96 min)

10 years after the events of the first film, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) sets out to discover more of her mother’s past in this sequel to the hit musical featuring the music of ABBA. Also starring Lily James, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård and Cher.

Then, in cult 80’s musical XANADU (at approx. 9:30 PM), Olivia Newton-John stars as young woman who becomes struggling artist’s muse as he embarks on an extraordinary journey when he decides to open a live music club with a former musician (Gene Kelly).

• SAT 25 AUG @ **7 PM**: LAST FLAG FLYING (M, 125 min) + CHAPPAQUIDDICK (M, 106 min)

Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, three friends reunite to bury the son of one of their own, killed on duty in Iraq. Along the way, they reminisce and come to terms with memories of the war. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston.

Then, in political thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK (at approx. 9:15 PM), US Senator Ted Kennedy finds his political future and family legacy thrown into turmoil after he is involved in a fatal car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist. Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara and Ed Helms.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ THIS WEEK INCLUDE: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN **

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THE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES THIS WEEK!
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We hope you’ve all had a chance to check out one of the many films screening as part of the 14th Latin American Film Festival. If you haven’t already, make sure to come along before it winds up this week with three more films on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

• SATURDAY 25 AUGUST @ 4 PM – THE CLAIM (EL DESAGRAVIO)
El Salvador, 2016, 81 mins. Directors: Gianni Beretta, Patrik Soergel

Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980, while celebrating a Mass in El Salvador. This documentary explores the controversial canonisation process initiated by Pope Francis in 2013, which continues to divide the ecclesiastical institutions.

• SUNDAY 26 AUGUST @ 4 PM – SEPTEMBER, A SILENT CRY (SEPTIEMBRE, UN LLANTO EN SILENCIO)
Guatemala, 2017, 69 mins. Director: Kenneth C. Muller

In the 1980s, a terrorist bombing in Guatemala causes young Teresa to lose her mother, as well as her ability to hear. Her father initially struggles to care for her alone, but as she grows older, he becomes her safe haven from an unforgiving world.

• MONDAY 27 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – THE LIFE OF FISH (LA VIDA DE LOS PECES)
Chile, 2010, 84 mins. Director: Matías Bize

Andre is a travel writer living an exciting life abroad, who is now back in Santiago catching up with friends at party. As the night goes on, it becomes clear that a tragic event binds these friends together, and was the reason for Andre's departure from Chile years ago.

Have You Got Your Trivia Night Tickets Yet? + What's On This Week

16th August, 2018

Have you got your trivia night tickets yet? Our big night – and the ANU Film Group’s primary fundraiser of the year – is coming up in just TWO WEEKS!

We’ve been cooking up fun questions and rounds for months and can’t wait to share it with you on FRIDAY 31 AUGUST at the Hellenic Club in Woden! Plus, we have so many incredible prizes courtesy of some very generous sponsors around town.

So get your tickets now – and check out our ever-growing sponsor list – at www.anufg.org.au/trivia. Tickets are $20 per person, with tables of up to 10 available. You don’t need to be a member to come along. You don’t even need a team – we can find one for you!

Tickets will also be available from the laminating desk below the screen at all upcoming ANUFG screenings.

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After last week’s lengthily-titled THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, we’re keeping it simple with just single-word-titled films all week long!

This week’s offerings include an acclaimed Russian drama from the director of LEVIATHAN, Dwayne Johnson’s ode to the disaster thrillers of the 70/80s, a twist-filled crime comedy with an all-star cast, and an Aussie zombie horror-thriller starring Martin Freeman.

• THU 16 AUG @ 7:30 PM: LOVELESS (MA, 127 min)

A Russian couple going through a brutal divorce want nothing more than to start over with new lives – until their 12-year-old son disappears and they must work together to find him in this highly acclaimed, Russian Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Russian Federation **

• FRI 17 AUG @ 7:30 PM: GRINGO (MA, 110 min) + CARGO (MA, 104 min)

In GRINGO, a mild-mannered salesman (David Oyelowo) is sent to Mexico to deliver an experimental marijuana pill, but is kidnapped by a drug cartel, forcing him to cross the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal. Also starring Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton.

Then, in Australian zombie thriller CARGO (at approx. 9:30 PM), a father (Martin Freeman) stranded in the outback embarks on a desperate search for a new home for his infant child after he becomes infected by a virus that has already afflicted most of the world.

• SAT 18 AUG @ **7 PM**: SKYSCRAPER (M, 102 min) + EARTHQUAKE (PG, 122 min)

In SKYSCRAPER, a former FBI agent (Dwayne Johnson) is employed as a security consultant for the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong – and is forced into action when the building is attacked by terrorists and his wife and young daughter become trapped inside.

Then, in the 1974 disaster classic EARTHQUAKE (at approx. 8:45 PM) a group of Los Angeles residents struggle to survive after a catastrophic earthquake hits their city, causing chaos and destruction. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner.

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THE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES
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The 14th Latin American Film Festival continues at the ANU Film Group this week. Don’t forget to come along and check out these next five films screening from this Saturday to next Wednesday. All screenings are FREE and open to all!

• SATURDAY 18 AUGUST @ 4 PM – GONZAGA: FROM FATHER TO SON (GONZAGA: DE PAI PRA FILHO)
Brazil, 2012, 120 mins. Director: Breno Silveira

Young musician Luiz Gonzaga leaves his wife and new son behind to take his music on the road – a decision which results in an ongoing, complicated relationship with his son, who grows up to also become one of Brazil's most popular musical icons.

• SUNDAY 19 AUGUST @ 4 PM – MOTHER (MAMÁ)
Colombia, 2015, 80 mins. Director: Phillipe van Hissenhoven

Lonely Victoria receives an unexpected visit from her estranged daughter, asking her to take care of Nicole, her seven-year-old granddaughter, for a few days. Victoria agrees, and what follows is a life-changing experience for both grandmother and granddaughter.

• MONDAY 20 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – MIRAGE (ESPEJISMO)
Costa Rica, 2014, 81 mins. Director: José Miguel González Bolaños

An insecure painter finds his fragile world rocked by devastating news. Desperately seeking comfort, he is guided by his subconscious on a surreal journey through madness and illusion to overcome his childhood traumas and retake control of his life.

• TUESDAY 21 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – BENNY (EL BENNY)
Cuba, 2006, 120 mins. Director: Jorge Luis Sánchez

A look at the eventful life of Cuban musician Benny Moré, beginning in the 1950s with the mambo king at the top of his game. When he parts ways with his longtime orchestra to form a new group, he soon finds himself struggling to cope with his stratospheric fame.

• WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – A SECRET IN THE BOX (UN SECRETO EN LA CAJA)
Ecuador, 2016, 71 mins. Director: Javier Izquierdo

Crossing the line between fact and fiction, this documentary explores the life and works of Marcelo Chiriboga, the internationally renowned Ecuadorian writer and member of the "boom" generation – who remains unknown in his own country due to censorship.

For a full listing of Latin American Film Festival screenings, CLICK HERE or go to www.facebook.com/LAFF2018.

Latin American Film Festival at the ANU Film Group

8th August, 2018

The ANU Film Group is proud to be hosting the 14th Latin American Film Festival in 2018. It begins on Thursday 9 August with Mexico's entry – Good Day, Ramón – and screens until Monday 27 August, featuring 14 films, each presented by a different Latin American country.

All screenings are held at the Coombs theatre and are FREE for all to attend. Please note that presentation quality of the Latin American Film Festival screenings may differ from the ANU Film Group's regular screenings due to the variety of film sources (Blu-Ray, DVD, digital files) being supplied by the Embassies.

Weekday screenings commence at 7:30 PM and weekend screenings at 4 PM. Doors will open for entry half an hour before the scheduled start time. See below – or go to www.facebook.com/LAFF2018 – for a full listing of films with their respective dates and start times:

• Thursday 9 August @ 7:30 PM – Good Day, Ramón (Guten Tag, Ramón)
Mexico, 2013, 120 mins. Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez

The heartwarming story of a young man from a small Mexican town travels to Germany to find work, but struggles to survive on the streets until he meets Ruth, a German senior citizen with whom he develops a friendship that transcends borders and prejudices.

• Saturday 11 August @ 4 PM – Redemption (La Redención)
Paraguay, 2018, 87 mins. Director: Hérib Godoy

60 years after the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, a former soldier discovers that he is dying from cancer. He is visited by the granddaughter of a soldier he fought alongside, and reluctantly embarks with her on a trip to unearth memories and secrets.

• Sunday 12 August @ 4 PM – Crossing a Shadow (Una Sombra al Frente)
Peru, 2007, 135 mins. Director: Augusto Tamayo San Román

A young Peruvian engineer seeks to connect the Amazon rainforest with the rest of Peru, but unexpected events take him to Europe, where he finds love and a new purpose. When he returns to Peru years later, he brings with him all that he learnt on the Old Continent.

• Monday 13 August @ 7:30 PM – 60 Km/Hr
Uruguay, 2014, 100 mins. Director: Facundo Marguery

Mario Sabah dreams of travelling the world with his children in their car. This documentary follows Mario's extraordinary journey as he follows his dream over the course of four years, and through 45 countries, without financial support or sophisticated equipment.

• Tuesday 14 August @ 7:30 PM – The Dicaprio From Corozopando (El Dicaprio de Corozopando)
Venezuela, 2017, 91 mins. Director: Luis Octavian Rahamut

The mayor of a small town in south Venezuela longs to bring recognition to his home. One night, a spirit appears and convinces him and his townspeople to place their hopes in a young child, imposing on him the task of bringing fame and fortune to their community.

• Wednesday 15 August @ 7:30 PM – The Weight of the Law (El peso de la ley)
Argentina, 2017, 101 mins. Director: Fernan Miras

Gloria is a young lawyer who risks everything she has worked for when she goes up against the justice system to defend a man accused of a rape in a small Argentinian town where no one believes his story – possibly not even Gloria.

• Saturday 18 August @ 4 PM – Gonzaga: From Father to Son (Gonzaga: De Pai pra Filho)
Brazil, 2012, 120 mins. Director: Breno Silveira

Young musician Luiz Gonzaga leaves his wife and new son behind to take his music on the road – a decision which results in a ongoing, complicated relationship with his son, who grows up to also become one of Brazil's most popular musical icons.

• Sunday 19 August @ 4 PM – Mother (Mamá)
Colombia, 2015, 80 mins. Director: Phillipe van Hissenhoven

Lonely Victoria receives an unexpected visit from her estranged daughter, asking her to take care of Nicole, her seven-year-old granddaughter, for a few days. Victoria agrees, and what follows is a life-changing experience for both grandmother and granddaughter.

• Monday 20 August @ 7:30 PM – Mirage (Espejismo)
Costa Rica, 2014, 81 mins. Director: José Miguel González Bolaños

An insecure painter finds his fragile world rocked by devastating news. Desperately seeking comfort, he is guided by his subconscious on a surreal journey through madness and illusion to overcome his childhood traumas and retake control of his life.

• Tuesday 21 August @ 7:30 PM – Benny (El Benny)
Cuba, 2006, 120 mins. Director: Jorge Luis Sánchez

A look at the eventful life of Cuban musician Benny Moré, beginning in the 1950s with the mambo king at the top of his game. When he parts ways with his longtime orchestra to form a new group, he soon finds himself struggling to cope with his stratospheric fame.

• Wednesday 22 August @ 7:30 PM – A Secret in The Box (Un Secreto en la Caja)
Ecuador, 2016, 71 mins. Director: Javier Izquierdo

Crossing the line between fact and fiction, this documentary explores the life and works of Marcelo Chiriboga, the internationally renowned Ecuadorian writer and member of the "boom" generation – who remains unknown in his own country due to censorship.

• Saturday 25 August @ 4 PM – The Claim (El desagravio)
El Salvador, 2016, 81 mins. Directors: Gianni Beretta, Patrik Soergel

Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980, while celebrating a Mass in El Salvador. This documentary explores the controversial canonisation process initiated by Pope Francis in 2013, which continues to divide the ecclesiastical institutions.

• Sunday 26 August @ 4 PM – September, A Silent Cry (Septiembre, un llanto en silencio)
Guatemala, 2017, 69 mins. Director: Kenneth C. Muller

In the 1980s, a terrorist bombing in Guatemala causes young Teresa to lose her mother, as well as her ability to hear. Her father initially struggles to care for her alone, but as she grows older, he becomes her safe haven from an unforgiving world.

• Monday 27 August @ 7:30 PM – The Life of Fish (La Vida de los Peces)
Chile, 2010, 84 mins. Director: Matías Bize

Andre is a travel writer living an exciting life abroad, who is now back in Santiago catching up with friends at party. As the night goes on, it becomes clear that a tragic event binds these friends together, and was the reason for Andre's departure from Chile years ago.

Annual Trivia Night on Friday 31 August – Tickets on Sale Now!

1st August, 2018

December has Christmas. February has Valentine’s Day. October has Halloween. And August has the ANU Film Group’s Annual Trivia Night coming up on FRIDAY 31 AUGUST!

If you're reading this and thinking "Not another trivia night!" then you clearly haven't been to one of our legendary trivia nights. Now in its 12th year, this highly-anticipated annual event is a trivia extravaganza unlike anything you'll have experienced at your local pub quiz night.

All questions will be about movies – but we cover a wide range of movies, question types, and even difficulty levels (some require no movie knowledge whatsoever). And it wouldn't be an ANUFG trivia night without heaps of fun audio-visual and interactive elements too.

The event is our primary fundraiser for the year, with tons of exciting prizes to be won, courtesy of some very generous prize sponsors from restaurants, shops and businesses around Canberra. A whole lot of effort (months of planning!) is put into making it a special night for all who come along, so why not give it a try?

The event will be held at the Hellenic Club of Canberra in Woden, on Friday 31 August with entry from 7 PM and questions starting from 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $20 and available for purchase for yourself, a small group, or a whole team of up to 10 people. We'd love to say you'll enjoy it or get your money back... but it is a fundraiser after all, so you'll just have to take our word for it! ;-)

Visit www.anufg.org.au/trivia for more information, or to buy your tickets online now. Tickets will also be available for purchase at all ANUFG screenings from August 1 onwards.

What's On This Week: JURASSIC WORLD, BREATH, HUMAN FLOW and more!

1st August, 2018

Dinosaurs, dancers, documentaries and a directorial debut from Simon Baker make up this week's offerings at the ANU Film Group.

• WED 1 AUG @ 7:30 PM: HUMAN FLOW (M, 140 min)

Over 65 million people have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest population displacement since WWII. Filmmaker and activist Ai Weiwei takes a global look at the refugee crisis in 23 countries over the course of one year.

** Presented in partnership with ANU Learning Communities – Global Challenges **

• THU 2 AUG @ 7:30 PM: BREATH (M, 115 min)

Looking to escape the monotony of 1970s coastal Australia, two teenage boys form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older surfer who pushes them to take risks that will have a profound impact on their lives. Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki and Richard Roxburgh.

• FRI 3 AUG @ 7:30 PM: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (M, 128 min)

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was destroyed, a rescue mission is mounted to rescue the island's remaining dinosaurs before a volcano makes them extinct once again. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall and Jeff Goldblum.

• SAT 4 AUG @ **7 PM**: FINDING YOUR FEET (M, 111 min) + I FEEL PRETTY (M, 110 min)

In FINDING YOUR FEET, a woman discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair. Seeking refuge with her free-spirited older sister, she finds herself dragged into a community dance class, which changes her life forever. Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie.

Then, in I FEEL PRETTY (at approx. 9 PM), a head injury causes an insecure woman (Amy Schumer) to believe that she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM **

July 2018

Free Re-screening of OCEAN'S 8 on Sunday @ 7 PM

24th July, 2018

All 371 seats at our free screening of OCEAN'S 8 on Monday were taken before the film's scheduled start time, so we're doing it all over again this Sunday!

If you missed out on Monday (or enjoyed the film so much you want to see it again), be sure to come along on SUNDAY 29 JULY for another chance to see this star-studded crime comedy for FREE.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM for a 7 PM film start.

Our canteen run by the folks at the Rotary Club at Woden Daybreak will also be making a special appearance on Sunday night, so please remember to stop by and pick up a snack to support them. All proceeds from canteen sales go to charity.

• SUN 29 JULY @ **7 PM**: OCEAN’S 8 (M, 110 min) – FREE ENCORE SCREENING

Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean gathers a crew of seven other female thieves to pull off the heist of the century by stealing a necklace worth more than $150 million at New York’s annual Met Gala. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.