News Archive

October 2018

Film Suggestions for 2019 Now Open + What's On This Week

25th October, 2018

It’s hard to believe that’s there only one month left until the end of screenings for 2018 – and the end of our time in the Coombs Theatre!

In case you haven’t heard, the ANU Film Group will be moving to a new purpose-built home in 2019. If you haven’t already done so, you can read more about this in an FAQ we posted back in April.

We’re working hard to have more new information to share with you about the new venue, but in the meantime, we’re now taking suggestions for films you’d like to see on our Semester One 2019 programme!

Let us know what new releases, up-and-comers or classic favourites you’d like to see at the ANU Film Group next year by filling out a suggestion form at We encourage you to submit your suggestions online, but if you wish to fill out a printed form, these are also available on request at any screening.

And be sure to mark your calendars for our Coombs Theatre Farewell event on SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER where we’ll be saying goodbye to our home for the past 50 years. More details to be announced next week!


This week, check out a very special preview screening of WOMAN AT WAR, Iceland’s submission for next year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar at 1:45 PM on Saturday, courtesy of Hi-Gloss Entertainment.

Plus, Mark Wahlberg back in action, the latest film from the director of SAW, the high school years of a serial killer, a offbeat Thai road trip movie, and the UK’s acclaimed submission for – you guessed it – the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2019.

• THU 25 OCT @ 7:30 PM: MILE 22 (MA, 94 min)

An elite team of American operatives are tasked with smuggling an Indonesian police officer with sensitive information out of the country, amidst political turmoil and hidden agendas. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais and John Malkovich.

• FRI 26 OCT @ 7:30 PM: UPGRADE (MA, 100 min) + MY FRIEND DAHMER (M, 103 min)

In UPGRADE, after his wife is murdered and he is paralysed in a brutal mugging, a man is offered an experimental spinal implant that will allow him to exact violent revenge upon his attackers. Directed by Leigh Whannell (SAW).

Then, in MY FRIEND DAHMER (at approx. 9:15 PM), take a haunting look at the early life of Jeffrey Dahmer, a shy high schooler in the 1970s whose troubled upbringing leads him to become one of the world’s most notorious serial killers.

• SAT 27 OCT @ **1:45 PM**: WOMAN AT WAR (101 min)

An Icelandic choir conductor leads a secret double life as an environmental activist. But when she discovers that her dream to adopt a child is about to be realised, she must choose between being a saviour or becoming a mother.

** Preview screening presented by Hi-Gloss Entertainment and the Australian Film Societies Federation **

• SAT 27 OCT @ **7 PM**: POP AYE (M, 102 min) + I AM NOT A WITCH (M, 92 min)

In POP AYE, a man bumps into a circus elephant from his past on the streets of Bangkok, and together they embark on a charming and unforgettable journey across Thailand in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Then, in I AM NOT A WITCH (at approx. 8:45 PM) an eight-year-old girl in Zambia is accused of witchcraft and exiled by her village to a camp in the desert, where she must decide her future in this unique, award-winning British film.

Screening Change: LADIES IN BLACK now on Nov 24

17th October, 2018

We regret to inform you that our last scheduled film of the semester, MOWGLI, is no longer available for us to screen, as it was recently acquired by Netflix for release in 2019. In its place on Saturday 24 November, we will instead be screening director Bruce Beresford’s latest film, Australian comedy-drama LADIES IN BLACK.

Set in 1959 Sydney, the film follows a schoolgirl (Angourie Rice) who takes a summer job at a prestigious department store where her fellow saleswomen open her eyes to a fast-changing world beyond her sheltered existence. Also starring Julia Ormond, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr and Shane Jacobson, the film is a feel-good throwback to a bygone era – and the perfect dose of nostalgia for what is likely to be the ANU Film Group’s final screening in the Coombs Theatre.

LADIES IN BLACK will screen on Saturday 24 November at 7 PM, and will be a ‘No Guests’ screening. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN will also be screening on the same day at 5 PM as originally scheduled.


If there’s ever been a week of screenings that highlights two extreme ends of the filmgoing spectrum, this might be it…

On one hand, we have acclaimed and thought-provoking films from Switzerland, France and Finland. And then there’s an Australian alien invasion, murderous puppets, and Jason Statham versus a giant shark. What more could you want?!

• WED 17 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE DIVINE ORDER (M, 97 min)

By the late 1960s, the people of Switzerland have been relatively untouched by the social upheaval occurring around the world. But a young mother from a rural village changes everything when she begins a historic fight for women’s suffrage.

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

• THU 18 OCT @ 7:30 PM: OCCUPATION (M, 119 min)

After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an alien attack, a group of civilians discover that they are among Earth’s last remaining survivors and form an army to fight back against their extra-terrestrial occupiers.

• FRI 19 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (MA, 91 min) + THE MEG (M, 113 min)

In a world where puppets and humans co-exists, a puppet private eye and his partner (Melissa McCarthy) find themselves hot on the trail of the serial killer targeting cast members of a TV show from the 1990s. Not suitable for children!

Then, in THE MEG (at approx. 9 PM), a rescue diver (Jason Statham) is recruited to save the crew of a deep-sea submersible after they are trapped at the bottom of the ocean by a massive prehistoric shark previously believed to be extinct.

• SAT 20 OCT @ **7 PM**: TWO IS A FAMILY (M, 117 min) + THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (M, 100 min)

In French comedy-drama TWO IS A FAMILY, a man’s old flame leaves a child on his doorstep, claiming that the infant is his. Years later, the man and his daughter have become inseparable – until her mother returns and demands custody.

Then, in Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film, THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (at approx. 9 PM), a Syrian refugee arrives in Helsinki seeking asylum but instead forms an unlikely friendship with a travelling salesman-turned-entrepreneur.



Thanks to Transmission Films, we have tickets to give away to BEAUTIFUL BOY, the powerful new drama starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

BEAUTIFUL BOY follows a desperate father (Carell) who will do whatever he can to keep his family together, as his son (Chalamet) struggles with a drug addiction to that threatens to destroy him. A deeply moving portrait of unwavering love in the face of adversity, the film chronicles a family’s heartbreaking experience of addiction, relapse, and recovery over many years.

For a look at the film’s trailer, CLICK HERE.

To go into the running to win 1 of 10 double passes to see the film in cinemas, all you have to do is email us at with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us the title of one film from our Semester Two 2018 programme starring Steve Carell.

Entries close on Wednesday 24 October, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.

What's On This Week + Special Preview Screening on October 27!

11th October, 2018

Bombshells, brothers, spies and superheroes make their way to the ANU Film Group this week. Plus, read on to find out about a special preview screening for our members!


One of the most glamorous stars of Hollywood's Golden Age was also an inventive genius who revolutionised telecommunications during WWII, but her looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved – until now.

** FREE screening presented in partnership with the SAGE Athena SWAN Network at the ANU in celebration of gender equity in science **

• FRI 12 OCT @ 7:30 PM: BROTHERS’ NEST (MA, 97 min) + Q&A EVENT

When their dying mother decides to change her will to benefit her new husband before she dies, two brothers (Shane and Clayton Jacobson) go to extreme – and deadly – lengths to protect their inheritance from being signed away.

** Director/star Clayton Jacobson regretfully can no longer make a personal appearance at tonight’s screening, but will instead participate in the post-screening Q&A via Skype from Melbourne **

• SAT 13 OCT @ **5 PM**: TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (PG, 88 min)

Five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom set out to find themselves an arch enemy to prove they are worthy of getting their own shot at a big-screen movie, in this feature film based on the popular animated TV series.

• SAT 13 OCT @ **7 PM**: THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (MA, 117 min)

Two best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers that the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.


This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Australian Film Societies Federation (AFSF) will be taking place in Canberra on Saturday 27 October, and as a special treat, all members of the ANU Film Group have been invited to a preview screening of an upcoming film!

WOMAN AT WAR follows Halla, a 50-year-old choir conductor living in the Icelandic highlands, who leads a secret double life as an environmental activist waging war on corporations that threaten her beloved home. But the stakes are raised when she discovers that her dream to adopt a child is about to be realised, and she must choose between being a saviour or becoming a mother.

Directed by Icelandic auteur Benedikt Erlingsson (OF HORSES AND MEN), this warm-hearted and off-beat comedy screened at the Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals, and won a screenwriting award at Cannes earlier this year. It is also Iceland’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars.

WOMAN AT WAR isn’t set for a general theatrical release yet – but thanks to Hi-Gloss Entertainment, you can be the first in Canberra to see the film at this free preview screening for ANUFG members. Don’t miss it!

DATE: Saturday 27 October, 2018
TIME: 1:45 PM (doors open from 1:15 PM)
VENUE: Coombs Theatre, ANU


3rd October, 2018

We kick off the month of October with one of the biggest hits of the year – CRAZY RICH ASIANS – along with a drama about the power of books, an offbeat Kiwi comedy, a behind-the-scenes look at one of Australia’s most iconic rock bands, a sci-fi crime thriller and a slasher horror film (for good measure).

• WED 3 OCT @ 7:30 PM: THE BOOKSHOP (PG, 113 min)

In 1959, a woman (Emily Mortimer) decides to purchase an abandoned house to open a bookshop in a small English coastal town, but is met with ruthless local opposition and soon finds herself in a political minefield. Also starring Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy.

** Presented in partnership with Tenants’ Unions ACT in celebration of International Tenants Day 2018 **

• THU 4 OCT @ 7:30 PM: CRAZY RICH ASIANS (PG, 120 min)

In this smash hit romantic comedy, an American-born Chinese woman accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only find herself thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous and a world she didn't know existed.

• FRI 5 OCT @ 7:30 PM: KIN (M, 102 min) + THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (MA, 85 min)

In KIN, armed with a mysterious weapon of unknown origin, a teenager and his ex-con older brother are forced to go on the run from a vengeful criminal and otherworldly soldiers in this crime thriller with a sci-fi twist. Starring James Franco, Dennis Quaid and Zoë Kravitz.

Then, in THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (at approx. 9:15 PM), a family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a deserted mobile home park and find their lives threatened by three masked psychopaths.

• SAT 6 OCT @ **7 PM**: THE BREAKER UPPERERS (M, 81 min) + MIDNIGHT OIL: 1984 (M, 89 min)

In hilarious Kiwi comedy THE BREKAER UPPERERS, 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.

Then, in MIDNIGHT OIL: 1984 (at approx. 8:30 PM), take a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic Australian rock band as they embark on a tour around the nation, igniting the imaginations of a generation of young Australians.


September 2018

ANT-MAN, TEA WITH THE DAMES, BLACKKKLANSMAN and More This Week + Bonus Free Screening

24th September, 2018

Whether you’re a fan of insect-sized superheroes, British actresses, thought-provoking docos or Spike Lee joints, there’s bound to be something for everyone at the ANU Film Group this week!

• MON 24 SEP @ 7:30 PM: PLASTIC CHINA (82 min)

An 11-year-old girl from rural China lives with her family next to a recycling plant, as they process the millions of tonnes of plastic waste dumped there each year by the citizens of more developed countries – at great cost to the health and lives of all involved.

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

• THU 27 SEP @ 7:30 PM: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (PG, 118 min)

As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, he is tasked with an urgent new mission by former allies that finds him once again becoming Ant-Man to fight alongside the Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Also starring Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.


In TEA WITH THE DAMES, four legendary British actresses – Dames Maggie Smith, Elieen Atkins, Judi Dench and Joan Plowright – come together on screen together for the first time as they reminisce on their careers and lives over a long summer weekend.

Then, in FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (at approx. 9 PM), a vibrant affair between legendary actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her young lover (Jamie Bell) quickly grows into a deeper relationship, but their passion is tested by events beyond their control.

• SAT 29 SEP @ **7 PM**: BLACKKKLANSMAN (MA, 135 min) + DO THE RIGHT THING (R, 119 min)

In the 1970s, an African-American police officer from Colorado sets out on the undercover investigation of a lifetime: to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and take down the extremist hate group from the inside. Directed by Spike Lee, and based on an incredible true story.

Then, head back to 1989 for the night’s second Spike Lee joint, DO THE RIGHT THING (at approx. 9:45 PM), in which simmering racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighbourhood boil over during the course of a hot summer’s day.



On Monday October 8th at 6:30 PM, we'll be co-hosting a FREE screening of the classic 1979 war film APOCALYPSE NOW with our friends at ANU Learning Communities – History.

In the film, at the height of the Vietnam War, a burnt-out Special Forces officer (Martin Sheen) is sent into the jungle with top-secret orders to find and kill a renegade Colonel (Marlon Brando) who has set up his own army among a local tribe. As he descends further into the jungle on his mission, he finds himself slowly succumbing to the horrors and hypocrisy of war.

Entry is open to everyone, and no membership is required. All you have to do is secure your spot by registering at this EventBrite link.

Doors will open for entry at 6 PM, for an earlier 6:30 PM film start. Snacks will also be provided by Learning Communities prior to the screening, so don't miss out on this chance to see director Francis Ford Coppola’s American war epic as it should be seen... on the BIG screen!

What's On This Week: INCREDIBLES 2, THE WIFE, RBG event + Win Tickets to MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART

18th September, 2018

We’re back with a whole lot of screenings this week, including the long-awaited return of The Incredibles, and the acclaimed Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary followed by a special panel discussion. Not to mention some terrific dramas featuring captivating performances from the likes of Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Ed Harris. See you at the movies!

• WED 19 SEP @ 7:30 PM: RBG (PG, 98 min)

At 84 years of age, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues fighting for equal rights – a lifetime of work that has led her to become an icon of justice around the world. Followed by a discussion on women in the legal profession with guests Margaret Thornton, Heather Roberts and Prue Bindon.

** Presented in partnership with ANU Law Reform and Social Justice **

• THU 20 SEP @ 7:30 PM: DISOBEDIENCE (MA, 114 min)

After the death of her father, a woman returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that exiled her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend. Now reunited, the two women find themselves reigniting their burning passion. Starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

** Presented in partnership with the ANU ALLY Network **

• FRI 21 SEP @ 7:30 PM: THE WIFE (M, 100 min) + KODACHROME (M, 105 min)

In THE WIFE, the faithful wife (Glenn Close) of a famous novelist (Jonathan Pryce) finds herself questioning her life choices as they travel to Stockholm where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, unearthing dark and long-held secrets along the way.

Then, in KODACHROME (at approx. 9:15 PM) a man (Jason Sudeikis) is convinced by his estranged photographer father (Ed Harris) to drive across the country to deliver four undeveloped rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can process them, before it closes for good.

• SAT 22 SEP @ **5 PM**: INCREDIBLES 2 (PG, 125 min)

When Elastigirl is called into action to save the day, Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet: staying home and taking care of their three children and the problems of the household, in this acclaimed and long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s 2004 superhero family film.

** Note: this film contains several sequences of flashing lights which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities **

• SAT 22 SEP @ **7:15 PM**: THE DARKEST MINDS (M, 104 min)

After a disease kills 98% of children and grants the surviving 2% powerful abilities, the government declares them a threat and locks them in detainment camps. Seeking to reclaim control of their future, a group of teenagers form a resistance group to fight back.

** Please note the slightly later 7:15 PM start time for this film, due to the 125-minute running time of INCREDIBLES 2 **



Thanks to Icon Film Distribution, we have in-season double passes to give away to MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART, a new documentary that chronicles the life story of Sir Ian McKellen.

Ian McKellen has played many roles, both on screen and off, and this feature-length documentary sees the legend himself playing the role of storyteller as he takes us on an intimate and intriguing journey throughout his life. He shares personal stories – from his childhood to the present day – as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material, including photo albums, diaries, and behind-the-scenes footage from theatre productions and film sets.

MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART is in cinemas from September 27. To go into the running to win one of five double passes to the film, simply email us at with your name, your membership number (located under the barcode on your card) and tell us what your favourite film starring Ian McKellen is.

Entries will close on Wednesday 26 September, with winners to be notified via email and prizes to be collected at ANUFG screenings.

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 **


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 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

Thanks again for your ongoing support!


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 **


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.


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 **


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 ASAP!


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.



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:


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 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! :-)


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 to find out more about each and every one of them!


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Capital Brewing Co
Capital Pancakes
Gelato Messina
Kingsland Vegan Restaurant
Molto Italian
Monster Kitchen & Bar
San Churro Chocolateria
Silo Bakery + Cafe
The Cupping Room
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Astral Float Studio
Bloc Haus
Canberra Martial Arts
Canberra Theatre Centre
Corrigans Cove
Dee’s Book and Comic Shop
Escape Rooms Canberra
Flow Yoga Canberra
Impact Comics
Mini Golf King
National Folk Festival
SOULution Yoga
Thai Bliss Massage
The Games Capital
VR Canberra
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Icon Films
National Film and Sound Archive
Palace Films
Paramount Pictures Australia
Sony Pictures Australia
Transmission Films
Universal Pictures


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