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July 2017

Semester One + Best Foreign Language Film Festival Ends This Week!

14th July, 2017

Our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Festival closes tonight with Spain’s entry – JULIETA – directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The screening will be introduced by Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, a Spanish film expert from the University of Melbourne, and will be followed by light refreshments and drinks courtesy of the Embassy of Spain!

Then, we finish up Semester One with a double feature of familial treachery: Guy Ritchie’s action-packed KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, followed by British gangster drama TRESPASS AGAINST US, starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.

And don’t forget to come back just TWO days later for our Semester Two opening screening – TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT – on Monday 17 July. See it the way it should be seen: on the big screen… and for FREE! ☺

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HAVE YOU GOT YOUR SEMESTER TWO MEMBERSHIP YET?
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Where else can you see 95 films on the big screen for the average price of just FOUR tickets to your local cinema? Only at the ANU Film Group!

Join up – or spread the word if you’re already a member – to Australia’s largest film society and the best deal in town. Semester Two memberships are available for purchase prior to all screenings, as well as online at www.anufg.org.au/join

Plus – there will be new Semester Two booklets and posters available for collection from tonight’s screening onwards!

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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• Fri 14 July @ 7:30 PM: JULIETA

Heralded as a return to form for director Pedro Almodóvar, this film – his 20th – sees a broken-hearted middle-aged woman decide to confront her mistakes and reconcile with her adult daughter after 12 years apart. Screening followed by light refreshments and drinks courtesy of the Embassy of Spain.

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

• Sat 15 July @ **7 PM**: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD + TRESPASS AGAINST US

In KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is robbed of his birth right by his uncle (Jude Law) and raised on the streets of London. But when he pulls a magical sword from a stone, his true legacy catches up to him – whether he likes it or not. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Then, in British crime drama TRESPASS AGAINST US (at approx. 9:15 PM), the son and presumptive heir (Michael Fassbender) of a British criminal clan comes into conflict with his father (Brendan Gleeson) when he tries to break away from the outlaw life after three generations of torment.

** Note: these films replace the previously scheduled WONDER WOMAN and THE CIRCLE due to availability changes **

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: JULIETA **

Our New Semester Two 2017 Programme!

7th July, 2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s our new Semester Two programme so drop whatever you’re doing and check it out now!

Our new programme has something for everyone: from SPIDER-MAN to KINGSMAN, and DUNKIRK to DESPICABLE ME, you’ll find a whopping 95 films screening between July 17 and November 25. And for those of you keeping track, yes, that is indeed more films than Semester One!

You can view the full programme right now on our website by clicking HERE!

Alternatively, you can also download it in PDF format HERE or add it straight to your calendar by clicking HERE.

Semester Two officially kicks off on MONDAY 17 JULY with a free screening of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT – just two days after our current semester concludes. If you’re not yet a member, what are you waiting for? Semester Two memberships are on sale from TODAY, and will include entry into all remaining Semester One screenings. You can purchase your membership prior to any screening, or online at www.anufg.org.au/join

$40 for 95 films. There’s absolutely no better deal in town – or anywhere else, for that matter!

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SEMESTER TWO HIGHLIGHTS
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With so many films on our new programme, we know there’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, we’ve put together a few highlights you won’t want to miss:

• TWO FILMS FOR THE PRICE OF NONE: we’ve got two free screenings coming up this semester – TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT on Monday 17 July, and WONDER WOMAN on Friday 28 July – so spread the word!

• ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT: our most exciting event – and primary fundraiser – is back on Saturday 25 August. Find out more at www.anufg.org.au/trivia. Tickets available for booking soon.

• FAMILY FILMS AT FIVE: more family-friendly films at family-friendly start times, including DESPICABLE ME 3, CARS 3 and CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.

• CULT CLASSICS: the return of some of cinema’s most memorable films back on the big screen, including ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE WIZ and LOST IN TRANSLATION.

• EXCLUSIVE SCREENINGS: we’ve got films you won’t see anywhere else in Canberra, starting with the Cannes award-winning French thriller PERSONAL SHOPPER, starring Kristen Stewart.

• GEORGE LAZENBY DOUBLE-O-7: discover the story of Queanbeyan’s most famous resident in BECOMING BOND, followed by his one-and-only stint as 007 in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE on August 5

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Don’t forget that Semester One screenings are still going strong this week, with this year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, an awesome intergalactic Marvel sequel, and a Wes Anderson classic!

• Fri 7 July @ 7:30 PM: THE SALESMAN

A couple playing the lead roles in an Iranian production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman move into a new apartment, until a case of mistaken identity turns their peaceful lives upside down. This year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION).

• Sat 8 July @ **7 PM**: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2 + THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2, as they continue their adventures throughout the cosmos, a team of intergalactic misfits must fight to keep their newfound family together while unravelling the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Kurt Russell.

Then, in Wes Anderson’s THE LIFE AQUATIC, an eccentric oceanographer (Bill Murray) rallies a crew of oddballs – including his estranged wife, a journalist, an a man who may or may not be his son – to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner. Also starring Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2 **

June 2017

Semester Two Begins Monday 17 July

30th June, 2017

With June coming to a close, we’re now on the home stretch of our Semester One programme, with only three more weeks of screenings to go. But don’t miss us too much – because Semester Two will kick off just two days later on MONDAY 17 JULY at 7:30 PM with TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT!

Feeling guilty about paying to see Michael Bay’s latest robot romp? Now you don’t have to because this screening will be FREE for all to attend. So invite everyone you know – friends, family, neighbours, passersby – to kick off our new programme with a bang (lots of them, to be precise).

And if that’s not enough, our full Semester Two programme will be released NEXT FRIDAY (July 7) so stay tuned to find out all about the other 94 films on our brand new programme. If you can’t wait that long, keep an eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ANUFG) over the next few days for a sneak peek.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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This week you can come along to the Australian premiere screening of Estonia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category. Or you can see a guilty pleasure double feature of ‘90s TV shows rebooted for the big screen. Or all of the above – because that’s the beauty of the ANU Film Group!

• Fri 30 June @ 7:30 PM: MOTHER (EMA)

This darkly comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centres on Elsa, the mother and full time caretaker of her son, Lauri, who has been in a coma since being shot under shadowy circumstances. As Elsa receives Lauri's visitors and friends, she begins to build up a web of motives where everyone is a suspect.

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

• Sat 1 July @ **7 PM**: BAYWATCH + POWER RANGERS

The sun is hot and the bodies are hotter in BAYWATCH, the action-packed big screen adaptation of the popular TV series. Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron), as they uncover a deadly criminal plot that threatens California’s beaches.

Then, it’s go go POWER RANGERS time (at approx. 9 PM) when five troubled teenage outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship and acquire superpowers. When they discover that their world is being threatened by an ancient alien queen, they must harness their newfound abilities and work together as a team to defeat her.

South Korea's Oscar Entry, ALIEN, BUFFY This Week + Win Tickets to MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

23rd June, 2017

The Best Foreign Language Film Festival heads to South Korea this week for an acclaimed and stylish spy thriller. Plus, Ridley Scott returns to the ALIEN universe, and a retro ‘90s cult classic – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – back on the big screen!

• Fri 23 June @ 7:30 PM: THE AGE OF SHADOWS

In the late 1920s, a group of Korean resistance fighters embark on a cat-and-mouse game with Japanese covert agents as they try to bring in explosives from neighbouring Shanghai to destroy key enemy facilities in Japanese-occupied Seoul. South Korea's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Oscars.

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

• Sat 24 June @ **7 PM**: ALIEN: COVENANT + BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

In ALIEN: COVENANT, the crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, inadvertently discover the crash site of the doomed Prometheus expedition. There, they find what they believe is an uncharted paradise – but is actually home to a dark, dangerous threat beyond their imagination.

Then, in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (at approx. 9:15 PM), a popular cheerleader at an American high school discovers her true calling as her generation’s Slayer – tasked with protecting the world from vampires – in this cult classic that spawned a successful TV series.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: ALIEN: COVENANT **

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ANUFG QUIZ NIGHT @ THE PHOENIX – LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH!
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After a successful – if sporadic run – of ANUFG-hosted quiz nights at the Phoenix Pub, we’re very excited to announce that this will be now be a regular event going forward on the last Tuesday of every month.

If you haven’t come along yet, be sure to join us next Tuesday on June 27th for a casual evening of movie-themed trivia, fun and games, hosted by none other than our very own committee members – so you know they’ll be asking some fun and wacky questions!

As always, there will be prizes up for grabs, including free drinks, bar tabs and passes to ANUFG screenings (for the non-members amongst you).

DATE: Tuesday 27 June, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM (until approx. 9 PM)
VENUE: The Phoenix Pub, 21 East Row (in the Civic Bus Interchange, near Platform 3)

So if you’re looking for something fun to do next Tuesday night (and every last Tuesday of the month after that) come along and support our event at the Phoenix Pub. Entry is free for all, and everyone is welcome to attend!

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WIN TICKETS TO ‘MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT’ – IN CINEMAS JUNE 29
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Thanks to Transmission Films, we’ve got tickets to give away to MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT, the fascinating French drama that has taken France’s box office by storm.

During the late 1800s, a former slave named Chocolat (Omar Sy, THE INTOUCHABLES) makes a living playing a cannibal in a provincial French circus. While there, he impresses established performer George Footit (real-life circus performer James Thierrée), who takes him under his wing. Together, they develop a routine which catapults them to stardom, glamour and riches. But the satisfaction of success can only last so long as Chocolat’s desire for equality begins to take hold.

To find out more about the film, or to check out its trailer, click HERE

To win one of ten in-season double passes to see MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT in cinemas, simply reply to this message – or email info@anufg.org.au – with your name, your membership number (under the barcode on your card) and your answer to the following question: ‘Real-life circus performer James Thierrée is the grandson of which famous actor?’

Entries close on THURSDAY 29 JUNE with winners to be contacted via email and prizes to be collected at future ANUFG screenings. Good luck!

What's in a name? STEFAN ZWEIG, JASPER JONES and PATERSON screen this week!

16th June, 2017

Continuing our Best Foreign Language Film Festival this week is Austria's submission to the category at this year’s Oscars. Plus, an iconic Australian coming-of-age novel brought to life, and Adam Driver in American indie director Jim Jarmusch’s latest.

• Fri 16 June @ 7:30 PM: STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE

In 1936, illustrious author Stefan Zweig – one of the most-read authors of the 20th century – leaves Austria for South America. Being Jewish and hating the inhumanity that prevails in Germany, he struggles to understand the events in war torn Europe as he searches for a new home amidst the political turmoil.

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

• Sat 17 June @ **7 PM**: JASPER JONES + PATERSON

JASPER JONES tells the coming-of-age tale of Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller), who finds his life changed forever when his small town’s mixed-race outcast – Jasper Jones (Aaron McGrath) – shows him a dead body of a young girl. Believing Jasper to be innocent, he sets out to find the true killer amidst dangerous racial tensions in 1960s Australia. Also starring Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving.

Then, in PATERSON (at approx. 8:45 PM), a bus driver named Paterson (Adam Driver) in the city of Paterson, New Jersey adheres to a simple routine each day. But his outlook on life gradually begins to change when he discovers the poetry evident in the smallest details, triumphs and defeats of daily life. Directed by Jim Jarmusch (ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, DEAD MAN).

Our Best Foreign Language Film Festival Continues + MAHANA and LOVING on Saturday

9th June, 2017

After getting off to a great start last week, our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film festival continues with a riotous entry from Greece. Plus, a double feature of dramas about forbidden love in two very different times and settings.

Please note that New Zealand drama MAHANA replaces the originally scheduled A MONSTER CALLS as the first film on Saturday 10 June at 7 PM.

• Fri 9 June @ 7:30 PM: CHEVALIER

This multi-award-winning Greek comedy follows six men stranded on a yacht in the Aegean Sea who decided to play an increasingly-absurd game of one-upmanship to prove their masculinity in this scathing unpicking of manhood. Greece’s submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Oscars.

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

• Sat 10 June @ **7 PM**: MAHANA + LOVING

In MAHANA, two Māori sheep-shearing families on the rural East coast of New Zealand are sworn enemies battling for supremacy in the 1960s. But when the youngest son of the Mahana family sets out to unravel the truth behind the longstanding feud, he inadvertently risks the fragile cohesion of their tight-knit society. Directed by Lee Tamahori (ONCE WERE WARRIORS).

Then, in LOVING (at approx. 8:45 PM), discover the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) who were arrested for their interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia, leading to a legal challenge that would go all the way to the Supreme Court. Oscar nominee for Best Actress (Ruth Negga).

Screening Change: WONDER WOMAN + THE CIRCLE on July 15

5th June, 2017

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SCREENING CHANGE: 'WONDER WOMAN' + 'THE CIRCLE' ON SATURDAY 15 JULY
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Due to a last-minute change in its availability, we regret to inform you that WONDER WOMAN can no longer be screened as scheduled on Saturday 15 July. The night’s second film, THE CIRCLE, is unfortunately also no longer available due to its Australian theatrical release date being pushed back to late July.

In their place, we will instead be screening two new films: KING: ARTHUR LEGEND OF THE SWORD followed by TRESPASS AGAINST US.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD puts an action-packed and epic new spin on the medieval legend, in which Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is robbed of his birth right by his uncle (Jude Law) and raised on the streets of London. But when he pulls a magical sword from a stone, his true legacy catches up to him – whether he likes it or not.

Then, in British crime drama TRESPASS AGAINST US, the son and presumptive heir (Michael Fassbender) of a British criminal clan comes into conflict with his father (Brendan Gleeson) when he tries to break away from the outlaw life after three generations of torment.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD will close out our Semester One programme on Saturday 15 July at 7 PM, followed by TRESPASS AGAINST US at approximately 9:15 PM.

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused, and will endeavour to screen both WONDER WOMAN and THE CIRCLE as part of our Semester Two programme as soon as they are available to us.

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WANT TO WRITE REVIEWS FOR SEMESTER TWO?
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Much like the running of the ANUFG itself, the film reviews in our members’ booklets and on our website each semester are contributed solely by volunteers. And we’re now on the lookout for people to contribute reviews for our upcoming Semester Two 2017 programme.

Reviews will need to be between 200 and 250 words in length and must be completed over a period of about a week in mid-June. This is a tight turnaround, so please only volunteer if you are able to complete them in this time.

If successful, volunteers will be then sent a list of films from which they can nominate 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 we are seeking reviews/previews for have not been released yet, and some creativity/research may be required.
3. Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted.

So if you love movies, enjoy writing, and would like to help out, please let us know by replying to this email – or dropping us a line at info@anufg.org.au – as soon as possible. Thanks!

ANUFG Best Foreign Language Film Festival

2nd June, 2017

The ANUFG’s inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Festival kicks off tonight! Every Friday between June 2 and July 14, we will be showcasing seven official submissions from seven different countries to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscars category, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.

• Fri 2 June, 7:30 PM: TONI ERDMANN (Germany)

Heralded by many as the best film of 2016, this unconventional and highly acclaimed Germany comedy follows an eccentric father who creates an alter ego as a life coach to reconnect with his estranged, busy daughter.

• Fri 9 June, 7:30 PM: CHEVALIER (Greece)

The multi-award-winning Greek comedy follows six men stranded on a yacht in the Aegean Sea who decided to play an increasingly absurd game of one-upmanship to prove their masculinity.

• Fri 16 June, 7:30 PM: STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (Austria)

This Austrian drama about the power of the written word chronicles the years in exile of the titular Jewish-Austrian author – one of the most-read authors of the 20th century – as he searches for a new home amidst political turmoil in Europe.

• Fri 23 June, 7:30 PM – THE AGE OF SHADOWS (South Korea)

South Korea’s stylish spy thriller from cult director Kim Jee-woon is a cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of Korean resistance fighters and Japanese agents in 1930s Japanese-occupied Seoul.

• Fri 30 June, 7:30 PM – MOTHER (Estonia) [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]

This darkly comic crime mystery about motherhood and attempted murder in small-town Eastern Estonia has been likened to a Coen Brothers film, and screens for the very first time in its Australian premiere at the ANU Film Group.

• Fri 7 July, 7:30 PM – THE SALESMAN (Iran)

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2017 is Iran’s entry, which follows a husband attempting to determine who assaulted his wife, as they both rehearse to perform in a staging of Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman.

• Fri 14 July, 7:30 PM – JULIETA (Spain)

Pedro Almodóvar directs his 20th film, which sees a middle-aged woman decide to confront her mistakes and reconcile with her adult daughter after years apart.
This screening will be introduced by Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, an expert in Spanish Film and Head of School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and will be followed by a closing night event sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, with light refreshments provided for everyone in attendance.

We hope you will come along and join us for this seven-week festival of foreign films. And don’t forget – memberships for the rest of 2017 are just $50, so if you know anyone that loves movies and a good deal, be sure to let them know!

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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The opening film of our Best Foreign Language Film Festival – and soon-to-be recipient of a Hollywood remake starring Jack Nicholson – kicks off the week. Plus, the year’s highest-grossing film at the worldwide box office to date, and an inspirational chess drama!

Please also note that, due to the running time of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Saturday 3 June, the night’s second film – QUEEN OF KATWE – will only begin at 7:30 PM and not 7 PM as initially advertised.

• Fri 2 June @ 7:30 PM: TONI ERDMANN

In the opening night film of our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Festival, an eccentric father decides to reconnect with his estranged and hard-working adult daughter by adopting an alter ego and posing as a life coach.

• Sat 3 June @ **5 PM**: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

In Disney’s hit live-action remake of their beloved animated film, a young woman (Emma Watson) is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognise the human within.

• Sat 3 June @ **7:30 PM**: QUEEN OF KATWE

In this inspirational drama, a young girl selling corn on the streets of Uganda finds her world changed forever when she is introduced to the game of chess and goes on to pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o.

** Presented in partnership with the High Commission of the Republic of Uganda **

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST **

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FILM SUGGESTIONS FOR SEMESTER TWO CLOSE ON SATURDAY
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Have you suggested films that you’d like to see on our programme for Semester Two yet? If not, be sure to do so before they close on Saturday 3 June at 11:59 PM!

Submit your suggestions for new or old films to screen next semester by going to www.anufg.org.au/suggestions. Printed forms are also available on request from the Duty Manager at screenings.

May 2017

Annual Memberships Now $50

26th May, 2017

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS NOW $50
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As screenings begin winding down to just Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of Semester One, 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 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2, ALIEN: COVENANT and our inaugural Best Foreign Language Film festival – 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 Annuals can be purchased at the door prior to any screening from this week onwards, as well as online at www.anufg.org.au/join

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ASK DR. BRAD TUCKER – SCIENCE CONSULTANT ON ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’
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Did you know that the ANU’s very own astrophysicist/cosmologist Dr. Brad Tucker served as a science consultant on ALIEN: COVENANT?

The ANU Film Group is giving you the chance to ask him anything you want to know about life in space, stars, aliens, and the making of the Ridley Scott’s latest film.

Simply post your questions as a comment on the pinned post on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ANUFG – and Brad will pick the best ones to answer in a video introduction prior to our screening of ALIEN: COVENANT on Saturday June 24 at 7 PM!

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ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS FOR 2016/17 EXPIRING ON JUNE 1
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Just a friendly reminder that last year’s Entertainment Books and Digital Memberships for 2016/17 will soon be expiring on Thursday 1 June.

If you enjoyed getting great value offers and discounts all year round, don’t forget to pick up one of the new Entertainment Books for 2017/18 at any ANU Film Group screening or online at www.anufg.org.au/entbook

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
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Eagles, vampires, fast cars and Matt Damon’s ponytail make an appearance at the ANU Film Group this week. See all this and much more for just $50 with our discounted Annuals memberships!

• Fri 26 May @ 7:30 PM: THE EAGLE HUNTRESS + UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

In THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl fights to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. This spellbinding documentary captures her personal journey alongside universal themes like female empowerment and the onset of modernity.

Then, in UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (at approx. 9 PM), vampire hunter Selene (Kate Beckinsale) sets out to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her once and for all – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.

• Sat 27 May @ **7 PM**: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS + THE GREAT WALL

In THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (aka FAST AND FURIOUS 8), Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) finds his peaceful life upturned when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) forces him to betray his team. Now, his closest friends must unite to take down the man who made them a family in order to prevent global catastrophe.

Then, in THE GREAT WALL (at approx. 9:30 PM), European mercenaries and Chinese warriors join forces to make a heroic stand atop the Great Wall of China to combat a horde of monstrous creatures who descend upon the wall every 60 years. Starring Matt Damon and directed by Zhang Yimou.

** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS **

Suggest Films for Semester Two + What's On This Week

16th May, 2017

Get acquainted at the ANU Film Group this week with an Estonian fencer, the power of Disney films, a computer virus gone rogue, a red turtle and a forbidden romance. Plus, join us for another Phoenix quiz night on Tuesday 23 May and let us know what films you’d like to see on our Semester Two programme!

• Tue 16 May @ 7:30 PM: THE FENCER

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing – until his past catches up with him and he is forced to make an impossible choice.

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

• Fri 19 May @ 7:30 PM: LIFE, ANIMATED + ZERO DAYS

The Oscar-nominated documentary LIFE, ANIMATED tells the extraordinary true story of Owen Suskin. Developing autism at the age of three, Owen retreats into silence until his parents discover a way for him to interact with the world: through animated Disney films.

Then, in ZERO DAYS (at approx. 9:15 PM), the United States and Israel collaborate on a self-replicating computer virus to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility. This ultimately opens a Pandora’s Box when it spreads beyond its intended target and into cyberspace.

• Sat 20 May @ *5 PM**: THE RED TURTLE

Set adrift by a storm, a man finds himself stranded on a deserted tropical island, where his attempts to build a raft and leave the island are continually thwarted by a giant red turtle. This Studio Ghibli co-production features no dialogue, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at this year’s Oscars.

• Sat 20 May @ **7 PM**: A UNITED KINGDOM

In 1948, an African prince (David Oyelowo) meets and falls in love with a London office worker (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments, which puts their lives into political and diplomatic turmoil.

** Presented in partnership with the High Commission of the Republic of Botswana **

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ANUFG @ PHOENIX QUIZ NIGHT – TUESDAY 23 MAY
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Another month, another night of Film Group trivia at the Phoenix Pub. Be sure to come along and join us for a fun evening of casual trivia, fun, games, and prizes – including free drinks – hosted by the ANU Film Group!

DATE: Tuesday 23 May, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM start (note the earlier start time)
VENUE: The Phoenix Pub, 21 East Row (in the Civic Bus Interchange, near Platform 3)

Entry is free, and everyone (non-members included) is welcome to participate!

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SUGGEST FILMS FOR SEMESTER TWO!
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What films would you like to see on our Semester Two, 2017 programme? Would you like to see more superheroes, sequels or subtitles? Or perhaps you’re into drama, documentaries or dumb comedies?

The choice is yours – so let us know your suggestions for new or old films to screen next semester by going to www.anufg.org.au/suggestions

Suggestions will close on SATURDAY 3 JUNE at 11:59 PM. Printed forms are also available on request from the Duty Manager at screenings.