News Archive

July 2018

What's On This Week + Win Preview Tickets to THE BREAKER UPPERERS!

19th July, 2018

Our Semester Two programme is now in full swing, with some outrageous comedies and a special Q&A event in store for the rest of the week.

• THU 19 JULY @ 7:30 PM: TAG (M, 100 min)

Once a year, five former classmates hit the ground running in an elaborate, no-holds-barred, cross-country game of tag that they’ve been playing since they were children, in this comedy based on an unbelievable true story. Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson and Isla Fisher.

• FRI 20 JULY @ 7:30 PM: BLOCKERS (MA, 102 min) + AMERICAN PIE (MA, 95 min)

In BLOCKERS, three high school girls make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. But when their overprotective parents uncover their plan, they join forces to do whatever it takes to stop their girls from sealing the deal. Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena.

Then head back in time to 1999 for another riotous and raunchy exploration of teen sexuality in AMERICAN PIE (at approx. 9:15 PM), in which four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid? Or will they learn a hilarious lesson in life and love instead?

• SAT 21 JULY @ **7 PM**: GURRUMUL (PG, 97 min) + Q&A

A stunning portrait of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yuninpingu, one of Australia's most celebrated and influential voices, who was born blind from birth and found purpose and meaning through music.

This documentary by director Paul Damien Williams explores what it means to be an Australian Indigenous artist in a modern world. He worked directly with Gurrumul for many years and was able to get his approval on the film just three days before the artist passed away on July 25th last year.

Paul will join us at the ANU Film Group on Saturday to introduce the film, and to discuss his work at a post-screening Q&A from approximately 8:40 PM. Don’t miss it!

** Presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Social Club **

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘THE BREAKER UPPERERS’ PREVIEW SCREENING!
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It’s been dubbed the breakout Kiwi comedy of the year, and we have tickets to give away for you and a friend to see THE BREAKER UPPERERS first at a preview screening on Tuesday 24 July, courtesy of Madman Films!

In the film, two cynical women set up an agency to break up couples for cash as a way to avoid moving on with their lives, but their friendship unravels when one of them begins to have doubts about their work. Check out the film's trailer at THIS LINK.

To win a double pass to the preview screening at Dendy Canberra on TUESDAY 24 JULY at 6:30 PM, all you have to do is email info@anufg.org.au with your name, membership number, and tell us which film on our Semester Two 2018 programme you’re most excited about.

Entries will close on Monday 23 July at 12 PM (noon), with winners to be notified by reply email and names to be placed on a door list at the venue. Good luck!

Semester Two begins tonight with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR free screening!

16th July, 2018

The Avengers will be assembling at the ANU Film Group TONIGHT to kick off our Semester Two programme!

Heroes from all across the Marvel Cinematic Universe join forces to take on the evil Thanos, who is on a mission to collect six all-powerful Infinity Stones and use them to eradicate half of all life in the universe. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is one of the biggest films of the year, and tonight’s screening will no doubt be one of our busiest of the year – so make sure you’re there early to avoid disappointment.

Doors will open at 7 PM for entry until all 371 seats in the theatre are taken. So tell your friends, enemies, neighbours, workmates, strangers in the street... anyone and everyone is welcome!

While you’re here, don’t forget to pay a visit to our canteen that the lovely folks at the Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak will be operating tonight. There will be hot dogs, popcorn, snack, drinks and many other goodies for sale at very reasonable prices, with all proceeds going to charity as always.

See you soon!

P.S. If you’re already a member, you may wish to avoid the crowds and queues by seeing AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR at our encore members-only screening on Friday 10 August instead. Top tip!

Semester One ends with BLUE WORLD ORDER + DEADPOOL 2!

13th July, 2018

Canberra’s own movie finally makes its long-awaited debut tonight at the ANU Film Group. Come along and revel in all its sci-fi glory with co-director Ché Baker in attendance to introduce the film and chat about it afterwards!

Then finish up Semester One 2018 on Saturday with none other than the Merc with a Mouth himself in the hilarious and ultra-violent DEADPOOL 2, followed by Steven Soderbergh’s latest, the psychological thriller UNSANE, shot entirely on an iPhone.

And come back on Monday to do it all over again as we kick off Semester Two with a free screening of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Tell your friends (and your enemies) so that they can all check out the year’s biggest film on us! Doors will open for entry at 7 PM, but we recommend arriving early to avoid missing out on a seat – or holding out for the members-only encore screening on Friday 10 August.

• FRI 13 JULY @ 7:30 PM: BLUE WORLD ORDER (M, 117 min) + Q&A

In the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, a man (Jake Ryan) desperately seeks a cure for his comatose daughter, unaware that she is the last child on the planet and being sought after by a mysterious organisation. Filmed in Canberra, this ambitious sci-fi adventure also stars Billy Zane, Stephen Hunter, Bruce Spence and Jack Thompson.

Co-director Ché Baker will be in attendance to introduce the film, and for a post-screening Q&A.

• SAT 14 JULY @ ** 7 PM**: DEADPOOL 2 (MA, 119 min) + UNSANE (MA, 98 min)

In this sequel to the foul-mouthed 2016 hit, wisecracking mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) brings together a team of fellow rogue mutants to protect a superpowered teenager from a time-travelling cyborg named Cable (Josh Brolin) intent on killing him.

Then, Steven Soderbergh's UNSANE (at approx. 9 PM), a young woman (Claire Foy) is involuntarily committed to a mental institution while trying to escape from a stalker. There, she is confronted by her greatest fear – but is the stalker real or a product of her delusion?

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: DEADPOOL 2 **

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NEW POSTERS AND BOOKLETS NOW AVAILABLE!
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The wait is over – our new Semester Two posters and booklets will be available for collection at the door starting from tonight. So come along and get yours and begin planning what you’d like to see between now and November. Plus feel free to grab another poster or two to put up at work, on a noticeboard, on the dining table, behind the bathroom door… no place is a bad place for an ANUFG poster!

And if you can’t make it along this weekend, don’t forget that our new programme is also available for viewing in full on our website at www.anufg.org.au/programme/2018_S2

Alternatively, you can download a printable PDF flyer by clicking HERE or import all of our screenings straight into your phone/tablet/computer’s calendar with THIS LINK.

Semester Two Programme + Memberships On Sale Now!

6th July, 2018

Semester Two begins in just 10 days on July 16 and it's about time we shared what we've been working on for the past few months. So without further ado, the ANU Film Group presents our new programme for Semester Two 2018!

You can check all of the films with reviews right now on our website at www.anufg.org.au/programme/2018_S2

If you'd like a printable PDF flyer to share with your friends, family or at work, CLICK HERE (329Kb).

And for those of you don't want to miss a screening, you can even import them all straight into your calendar of choice by CLICKING HERE.

Running from July 16 to November 25, our new programme has all the latest and greatest new releases, classics, foreign films, family films, special events, Q&A screenings and more. We hope that you like what we’ve put together and are as excited about it as we are!

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SEMESTER TWO HIGHLIGHTS
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We reckon that every single film on our new programme is worth a look, but you definitely don’t want to miss these highlights:

• One, Two, Free: we’re kicking things off with three FREE screenings of some of the year’s biggest blockbusters – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, OCEAN’S 8 and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Make sure you invite everyone you know to check out Australia’s best film society on us!

• Annual Trivia Night: forget everything you know about trivia nights (other than your trivia knowledge) and come along for an event unlike any other on Friday 31 August at the Hellenic Club in Woden.

• 14th Latin American Film Festival: we’re hosting this year’s festival with 14 unique films from 14 Latin American countries between August 9 and 27. All screening are free!

• Family Films at Five: we’re screening five family-friendly films at the family-friendly start time of 5 PM, including INCREDIBLES 2, SMALLFOOT and TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES.

• Q&A Events: go beyond the film with post-screening discussions featuring directors Clayton Jacobsen (BROTHERS’ NEST) and Paul Damien Williams (GURRUMUL).

• BEST F(R)IENDS: both Volumes One and Two of the latest film from the creators of THE ROOM, Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero – exclusive to the ANU Film Group with a video introduction from Greg himself.

• Coombs Theatre Farewell Event: join on the very last date of our Semester Two programme to say goodbye to our home for the past 50 years before we move to the Kambri precinct in 2019.

• Plus much, much, much more...

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HOW TO JOIN UP
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Semester Two 2018 memberships are now available for purchase online at www.anufg.org.au/join

Memberships purchased online take approximately 2-3 days to process. If you wish to see a film immediately, you can join up in person at any screening instead. We accept payment via cash and card (with a small surcharge).

And as an added bonus, Semester Two memberships will allow you entry into all of our remaining Semester One films – including DEADPOOL 2, A QUIET PLACE, and Canberra’s very own BLUE WORLD ORDER. So what are you waiting for? Join now!


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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Two acclaimed indie films, a classic celebrating its 50th anniversary, and one of the most talked-about horror films of the year. We might be winding down our Semester One programme, but there’s still plenty to see!

• FRI 6 JULY @ 7:30 PM: GOOD TIME (MA, 101 min) + HOUNDS OF LOVE (MA, 104 min)

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, a criminal (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate – and dangerous – attempt to get his brother out of jail.

Then, in HOUNDS OF LOVE (at approx. 9:15 PM) a murderous couple in 1980s Perth kidnap a teenage girl, holding her captive before making her their next victim. Her only hope is to use her wits to try and drive a wedge between the crazed duo before they can finish her off.

• SAT 7 JULY @ ** 7 PM**: A QUIET PLACE (M, 90 min) + ROSEMARY'S BABY (M, 137 min)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence to avoid being discovered by monsters with supernatural hearing. All it will take is one noise for everything to go wrong, in this acclaimed box office hit starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Then, in the 1968 classic ROSEMARY’S BABY (at approx. 8:45 PM), a young woman and her husband move into a mysterious New York City apartment building. When she becomes pregnant, she becomes increasingly paranoid about the safety of her unborn child.

June 2018

Semester Two begins on July 16 with free AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! + What's On This Week

29th June, 2018

That’s right – we’re only a few week away from the end of Semester One and the start of Semester Two just two days later on Monday 16 July!

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be kicking off our new programme with a FREE screening of one of the biggest films of all time, Marvel’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, which recently blew past $2 billion at the worldwide box office. In the film, the evil Thanos sets out to amass six all-powerful Infinity Stones, which will allow him to re-balance the universe by eradicating half of all life. And it’s up to all of Earth’s mightiest heroes – including the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy – to come together to stop him.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin and dozens of other actors, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR brings together the past 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in epic blockbuster fashion.

Come and see it again – or see what the fuss is about – for FREE on Monday 16 July at 7:30 PM. Doors will open at 7 PM for entry, and it will be busy, so don’t be late!

And our full Semester Two 2018 programme will be released towards the end of next week, so stay tuned to find out about the other 80+ films we’ll be screening between July and November. We can’t wait to share it with you!

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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One of the best Australian films of the year comes to the ANU Film Group tonight, along with a bitingly hilarious double feature of chaotic comedy on Saturday night.

• FRI 29 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: SWEET COUNTRY (MA, 113 min)

In 1929, an Aboriginal farmhand (Hamilton Morris) and his wife are forced to go on the run when he kills a white man in self-defence and a posse gathers to hunt him down, in this acclaimed drama from director Warwick Thornton. Also starring Bryan Brown and Sam Neill.

** Presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), who have kindly extended an invitation to all ANUFG members to join them for light refreshments in the foyer directly opposite the main doors to the Coombs Theatre from 6:45 PM tonight. Please that our canteen will still be operating as normal from 7 PM **

• SAT 30 JUNE @ ** 7 PM**: THE DEATH OF STALIN (MA, 107 min) + THE PARTY (MA, 74 min)

It's 1953 in Moscow and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has just died. His Council of Ministers panic as they scramble to maintain order, take out the competition, and each try to take power in the ensuing chaos, in this hilarious political satire from the director of IN THE LOOP and TV's Veep.

Then, in THE PARTY (at approx. 9 PM), a newly-appointed British politician throws a party to celebrate her new promotion, which quickly turns to chaos as soon as the guests arrive. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall and Cillian Murphy.

What's On This Week + Reminder About Parking Rules

22nd June, 2018

The ANU recently issued a notice to staff and students regarding the enforcement of parking and road rules on campus, and we felt that it would be useful to bring this to the attention of ANU Film Group members and guests.

The ANU has asked that people visiting the campus after hours or on weekends continue to park with consideration for others and the road rules. To enforce this, ANU parking inspectors will now be patrolling campus on a 24/7 basis to ensure that such rules are complied with, and that designated parking spots (e.g. for drivers with disabilities) are available for those who need them. Drivers who do not comply with road rules may receive an infringement notice.

They have also provided the following reminders:
• When a parking sign does not include restrictive parking hours or days, the sign applies at all times.
• ‘No Parking’ and ‘No Stopping’ signs apply at all times.
• Stopping or parking at yellow edge lines is not permitted at any time.
• To assist in maintaining the campus grounds, parking outside designated car parks (e.g. on the grass, on footpaths, etc) is not permitted.

Should you have any questions about any of the information above, please contact the ANU Parking Office directly at parking@anu.edu.au.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Two Oscar nominees – for Best Documentary and Best Animated Film – screen this week, along with an acclaimed biopic about one of the most influential and celebrated figures of gay culture.

• FRI 22 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: TOM OF FINLAND (R, 116 min)

After returning from WWII, Touko Laaksonen finds peacetime in Finland equally distressing due to the persecution of homosexual men around him. Finding liberation in art, he becomes ‘Tom of Finland’, an emblem of a gay revolution and an inspiration to a generation of men.

• SAT 23 JUNE @ ** 7 PM **: FACES, PLACES (G, 89 min) + LOVING VINCENT (M, 95 min)

In FACES, PLACES, director Agnes Varda and photographer/artist JR travel around the villages of France meeting locals, learning their stories and producing gigantic portraits of them in a cross-generational portrait of life in rural France. Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature Film.

Then, in LOVING VINCENT (at approx. 8:45 PM), a young man comes to the last home town of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver a posthumous letter, and ends up investigating his final days there, in the world’s first fully oil-painted animated feature film. Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film.

** LOVING VINCENT presented in partnership with the Embassy of Poland **

CLOVERFIELD 3 Screening Change

14th June, 2018

Due to a distributor change, we are no longer able to screen CLOVERFIELD 3 (aka THE CLOVERFIELD PARTICLE), as originally scheduled as the second feature on Saturday 7 July, following A QUIET PLACE. In its place will instead be a 50th anniversary screening of the 1968 horror classic, ROSEMARY’S BABY.

In the Oscar-winning landmark film, young Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband move into an old New York City apartment building, undeterred by its ominous reputation and their odd next-door neighbours. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, however, she begins to find herself increasingly isolated from the world and her circle of friends, which enfolds her in a shroud of suspicion and mental agony. Is there a sinister conspiracy at play, or is she simply being paranoid?

Directed by Roman Polanski, ROSEMARY’S BABY will now screen at approximately 8:45 PM on Saturday 7 July, following A QUIET PLACE at 7 PM. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change.

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An ensemble cast take a scathing look at self-obsession in Michael Haneke’s latest, an invitation from the Embassy of Austria, and a double feature of acclaimed Japanese anime films. Read on to find out more about what’s screening at your favourite film society this week!

• FRI 15 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: HAPPY END (M, 107 min)

Three generations of well-off French family living together deal with their own self-obsessed crises, oblivious to the events unfolding in refugee camps just beyond their bourgeois bubble of a home in Northern France. Directed by acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke.

** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Austria, who is also extending an invitation to all ANUFG members to join them for light refreshments in the foyer directly opppsite the main doors to the Coombs Theatre from 6:45 PM tonight. Note that our canteen will still be operating as normal from 7 PM **

• SAT 16 JUNE @ ** 7 PM **: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (PG, 103 min) + FIREWORKS (PG, 90 min)

In MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER, young Mary accidentally discovers a mysterious flower and broomstick that gives her the power to become a witch for only one night. Before the night is up, Mary is whisked away to a school of magic where terrible things are happening.

Then, in FIREWORKS (at approx. 8:45 PM), two teenagers have decided to run away from their unstable family homes when they come across a mysterious orb which gives them the power to manipulate time – but not without complications.

** Note: both films will screen in their original Japanese language versions with English subtitles **

What's On This Week + Win Tickets to TEA WITH THE DAMES or KODACHROME

5th June, 2018

Here’s one more perk of being an ANU Film Group member: free stuff! For another double weekly giveaway, scroll down for details on how to win double passes to TEA WITH THE DAMES or KODACHROME.

Not yet a member? It’s not too late to join up and take advantage of our limited-time $50 Annual membership offer and gain entry to more than 100 films. Memberships are available for purchase at the door prior to any screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/join

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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We’re down to just Friday and Saturday screenings as we close out the last six weeks of our Semester One programme. But fear not – we’re hard at work on our Semester Two programme and hope to be able to share our exciting new line-up with you by early July!

In the meantime, don’t miss a special event this week: one of the very first public screenings of the new Australian indie documentary THUNDER AND DUST, right here at the ANU Film Group. Director Andrew Moore and producer Fiona Scott will introduce the film and then join us for a post-screening Q&A to discuss their love letter to the Sapphire Speedway that has been five years in the making.

• FRI 8 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: THUNDER AND DUST (94 min) + Q&A

A chronicle of the storied history of the Sapphire Speedway near Bega, NSW, and the small, dedicated team of racing fanatics who try to keep their Speedway running in the face of adversity. Followed by Q&A with director Andrew Moore and producer Fiona Scott.

• SAT 9 JUNE @ **5 PM**: PETER RABBIT (PG, 95 min)

The mischievous Peter Rabbit and his fellow animals find their carefree existence disrupted when a new nemesis (Domhnall Gleeson) moves to the countryside and rivals Peter for the affections of the animal lover (Rose Byrne) who lives next door.

• SAT 9 JUNE @ **7 PM**: BRIGSBY BEAR (M, 97 min)

In this offbeat comedy-drama, when a young man discovers that his parents are not who they claimed to be – and that the children’s TV show he grew up watching isn’t real – he must learn how to cope with the reality of a world he knows nothing about.

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘TEA WITH THE DAMES’ OR ‘KODACHROME’!
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This week, thanks to Transmission Films, we have in-season double passes to give away to TEA WITH THE DAMES, starring Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright, which is in cinemas from Thursday.

Directed by Roger Michell, TEA WITH THE DAMES celebrates the lives and careers of four of Britain’s most iconic actresses, as they talk about their experiences in theatre, television and film across more than 60 years. Find out more about the film by clicking HERE.

And thanks to Icon Film Distribution, we also have double passes to give away to American indie drama KODACHROME, starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen, which is also in cinemas from June 7.

In KODACHROME, a man is convinced by his estranged and dying father to drive across the country to deliver four rolls of Kodachrome film to the last film lab in the world that can develop them, before it shuts down for good. To view the film’s trailer, click HERE.

To go into the running to win a double pass to either one of these films, all you have to do is email us at info@anufg.org.au – with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us whether you’d prefer to see TEA WITH THE DAMES or KODACHROME. The choice is yours!

But be quick – entries will close on Thursday 7 June at 11:59 PM, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.

Annual Memberships Now $50

1st June, 2018

To celebrate the start of June – and the home stretch of our Semester One programme – we are discounting the cost of Annual memberships from $70 to just $50 from this week onwards.

Annual memberships will give you entry into all of the remaining films on our Semester One programme – including DEADPOOL 2, A QUIET PLACE, SWEET COUNTRY, PETER RABBIT and BLUE WORLD ORDER – as well as the entirety of our upcoming Semester Two programme. That’s more than 100 films for just $50!

So if you have any friends or family that for some reason aren’t already members of the Film Group, please be sure share this offer with them and get them along to experience the best way to see movies in Canberra!

Discounted Annual memberships can be purchased at the door prior to any screening from tonight onwards, as well as online at www.anufg.org.au/join

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Whether you prefer your brain switched off or switched on, you can get the best of both worlds at the ANU Film Group this week: a scathing satire of the art world in the Palme d’Or-winning, Oscar-nominated drama, or a spectacular double feature of video-game-themed action films. Or come along and see them all – because that’s the beauty of an ANU Film Group membership!

• FRI 1 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: THE SQUARE (MA, 151 min)

The curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm is thrown into an existential crisis by the publicity surrounding his museum’s latest installation, as well as the theft of his mobile phone. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

• SAT 2 JUNE @ **7 PM**: READY PLAYER ONE (M, 140 min) + RAMPAGE (M, 107 min)

In the year 2045, most of humanity spends their days in the virtual universe of the OASIS. When its eccentric creator dies, he leaves his immense fortune to whoever finds an Easter Egg hidden within the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s latest sci-fi adventure.

Then, in RAMPAGE (at approx. 9:30 PM), a rogue genetic experiment turns three animals into enormous monsters that embark upon a destructive rampage across America, and it’s up to a primatologist (Dwayne Johnson) to prevent a global catastrophe.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE SQUARE, READY PLAYER ONE **

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2017 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ARE EXPIRING TODAY – HAVE YOU GOT YOUR NEW ONE YET?
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As it’s now the start of June, all of last year’s Entertainment Books and Digital Memberships for 2017/18 will be expiring TODAY.

If you enjoyed getting great value offers and discounts all year round – and don’t mind helping out with ANU Film Group fundraising while you’re at it – be sure to pick up one of the new Entertainment Books for 2018/19 at any ANUFG screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/entbook

Each Entertainment Book or Digital Membership is packed with thousands of offers for the best local restaurants, cafés, shopping, attractions, travel, accommodation and more. For only $60, you can receive over $20,000 worth of offers for all of your favourite venues around Canberra.

Books purchased online can be made available for collection at ANUFG screenings, or by arrangement at the ANU during weekday business hours. They can also be sent directly to you for an additional postage fee.

May 2018

Review Writers Wanted + What’s On This Week

23rd May, 2018

It seems filmmakers can’t get enough of true stories, and that’s certainly reflected in this week’s line-up with no less than three films based on real events: the inspirational romance BREATHE, the racially charged drama DETROIT, and the beautifully hand drawn Japanese animated film IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD. Plus, Disney’s latest fantasy adventure (not based on a true story) thrown in for good measure!

• THU 24 MAY @ 7:30 PM: BREATHE (M, 118 min)

Struck down by polio at the age of 28 and given only a few months to live, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) – supported by his adventurous wife (Claire Foy) – refuses to give up in the face of adversity and dares to live life to the fullest. Directed by Andy Serkis.

• FRI 25 MAY @ 7:30 PM: DETROIT (MA, 143 min)

In July of 1967, civil unrest is tearing apart the city of Detroit. In the midst of the riots, a group of rogue police officers respond to a fateful complaint at the Algiers Motel with more than justice on their minds in the latest film from director Kathryn Bigelow (ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE HURT LOCKER).

** Presented in partnership with ANU Learning Communities – History **

• SAT 26 MAY @ ** 5 PM**: A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG, 109 min)

After their scientist father mysteriously disappears, a young girl and her brother seek help from three magical beings to guide them on a journey through time and space to rescue him from a terrible evil. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine.

• SAT 26 MAY @ ** 7 PM**: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (M, 130 min)

In 1940s Hiroshima, a young woman is married off to a man she barely knows and must learn to support and fend for her new family as World War II breaks out in this critically-acclaimed, award-winning hand drawn animated film. In Japanese with English subtitles.

** 'NO GUESTS' SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: A WRINKLE IN TIME **

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WANTED: REVIEW WRITERS FOR SEMESTER TWO 2018
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As we ramp up preparations for our next programme, we’re on the lookout for volunteers to help write reviews for the films we’ll be screening in Semester Two 2018.

Reviews will need to be brief at between 150 and 200 words in length, and must be completed over a period of approximately two weeks in early June. Please keep this timeframe in mind when volunteering to ensure you have sufficient spare time around then.

Volunteers that express an interest will be then sent a list of films from which they can nominate the ones they’d like to write reviews for. You’re welcome to write just one review or as many as you’d like, but please note that:

1. We do not provide reviewers with payment or a copy of films.
2. Some of the films may not have not been released yet, and some creativity/research may be required in writing your review/preview of it.
3. Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted.

So if you love movies, enjoy writing, and would like something you can do indoors as the days get shorter and colder, please let us know by dropping us a line at info@anufg.org.au as soon as you can. Thanks!