Programme for 2018
Our programme runs with fortnightly screenings from Thursday 08th March until November, this year will be made up of 30 screenings or more.
Feel free to download a pdf of the programme.
The films that make up our programme 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.
We, the committee, are looking forward to this year's programme of screenings, and we hope you share our anticipation.
Previous Years' Programmes
Film review sites
Missed a Cinema Group screening?
Townsville CityLibraries hold DVDs from several of our previous screenings.
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9th August 2018
2017 - UK, France
90min - M - Bio/Comedy/Drama
Dir: Stanley Tucci
Cast: Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush
It is Paris in 1964 and Giacometti is a celebrated artist whose works are fetching extremely high prices. When he encounters his old friend, the American critic James Lord (Hammer), Giacometti asks him to sit for a portrait. Flattered, Lord agrees and changes his flight back home. But the chaos of Giacometti's studio and life takes over, from the large amounts of cash stashed in secret hiding places and constant arguments with his wife to a scandal involving his mistress. Giacometti, plagued by self-doubt, insists on frequent diversions, and Lord's flight is postponed again and again.
2015 - Germany
94min - MA15+ - Drama/Exp
Dir: Julian Rosfedt
Cast: Cate Blanchett
From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history's most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.
23rd August 2018
2017 - Israel, Germany...
113min - MA15+ - Drama
Dir: Samuel Maoz
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler
Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, he spirals into a whirlwind of emotions, which rival the surreal and darkly comic military experiences of his son.
The Florida Project
2017 - USA
111min - MA15+ - Drama
Dir: Sean Baker
Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.