Programme for 2019
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.
2019 Program out soon
14th March 2019 Opening night 2019
2018 - Japan
121min - M - Drama
Start: 7:00pm ** NEW START TIME**
Dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka
Winner : Palme d'Or -Cannes Film Festival 2018
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
"The director's deceptively simple treatment ensures that Shoplifters is an unsentimental heart-warmer of considerable charm and insight." - David Stratton, The Australian
JOIN US after the feature
to celebrate the opening of our 2019 season
Complimentary drinks and nibbles provided
Coming in 2019 - Opening Night 14 March