Program for 2019
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.
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
Missed a Cinema Group screening?
Townsville CityLibraries hold DVDs from several of our previous screenings.
28th March 2019 1st Film
2018 - Spain
95min - PG - Drama
Start: 7:00pm ** NEW START TIME**
Dir: Carla Simon
Winner : Berlin Film Festival 2018 - Best first Feature
In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced from bustling Barcelona to the Catalan provinces to live with her aunt (Bruna Cusí) and uncle (David Verdaguer), her new legal guardians. Country life is a challenge: aside from the emotional upheaval, the nature that surrounds her is mysterious, if not dangerous. The couple’s own daughter Anna (Paula Robles), even younger than Frida, welcomes her new sister with open arms and without a flicker of jealousy, but Frida has a hard time coping with her emotions. Even as the new family begins to find a fragile balance, the source of her parents’ passing casts a shadow over how Frida is treated by the local community… Indeed, her life will never be the same.
"..a wonderfully honest and gracefully directed insight into the world of children.." - David Stratton, The Australian 4 stars
28th March 2019 2nd Film
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind.
"Zama is a mordantly funny and relentlessly modernist critique of colonialism that makes no conclusions, ultimately resting on a scene of verdant ..." RogerEgbert.com