Program for 2020
Our program runs with fortnightly screenings on Thursdays, from March until October, except 30 films or more each season.
Feel free to download a pdf of the program.
2020 First Half Program Revised
The films that make up our program have been selected, mostly sight unseen by the committee and based on availability as announced by the distributors. We aim to select a variety of films from various countries, which in the end will not appeal to all members all of the time, but should appeal to a broad membership.
Please choose to attend sessions which you think will appeal to you based on the synopses and the film classification details we provide, or come to screenings ready to be pleasantly surprised or mildly disappointed, or worse, simply shocked.
We will again hand out voting slips this year, to give you an opportunity to provide a basic feedback for each of the screened movies.
While there aren't any other overarching themes, if you look hard enough you might be able to spot unintended correlations between double screenings.
We are keen to hear back from you about ideas you might have, feedback on films we have screened or films you would like to see in the future.
Productive comment is always encouraged and best sent to us via the website or Facebook page.
We, the committee, are looking forward to this year's program of screenings, and we hope you share our anticipation.
Previous Years' Program
Film review sites
Non members welcome - $15 for two films
SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2.30pm
SORRY WE MISSED YOU 2019 Ken Loach UK, France, Belgium 100min MA15+ English
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
" Wrenching, achingly emotional and a savage indictment of the so called gig economy this film was superbly filmed in and around Newcastle on Tyne". - Anon
SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 4.20pm
DOGMAN 2019 Matteo Garrone Italy 103min MA15+ Italian
Marcello is a mild-mannered dog groomer who commits petty crimes for Simoncino, a former boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino's abuse brings Marcello to the breaking point, he finally decides to take matters into his own hands.
"The driving question of 'Dogman' is why the gentle-natured Marcello allows himself to be manipulated and bullied by the thuggish Simone." - Washington Post
THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 7.00pm
JUDY and PUNCH 2019 Mirrah Foulkes Australia 105min MA15+ English
THURSDAY 13 AUGUST 8.50pm
SLAM 2019 Partho Sen-Gupta Australia, France 115min MA15+ English
SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2.30pm
HIGH LIFE 2019 Claire Denis France, Germany, UK 111min MA15+ English
SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 4.35pm
BOOK WEEK 2018 Heath Davis Australia 98min M English