Corangamite Film Festival

Wednesday 4 – Sunday 8 August 2021

(For all film screenings Corangamite Film Society will follow any Coronavirus restrictions relevant at the time.)

Here’s the line up of our 5 films in 5 days:

OPENING NIGHT: DARLINGTON

Wednesday 4 August 7.00pm Darlington Mechanics Institute Hall, 2 Ware Street, Darlington 
Admission $5 with supper, tickets at the door

Fisherman’s Friends
UK 2019 (M) Drama/Musical 1hr 52min
A cynical London music executive heads to Cornwall for a friend’s stag weekend, and hears a singing group of ten Cornish fisherman. Thinking they can achieve a top ten hit, he tries to sign them up, but they are skeptical about the music business.

SILENT FILM WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Thursday 5 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street, Camperdown 
Admission $10 with supper, tickets at the door

The Gold Rush
USA 1925 (G) Comedy/Silent 1hr 35min
A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters, falls in love with a beautiful woman and tries to win her heart. 
This Charlie Chaplin classic silent movie will feature live musical accompaniment by Richard Tankard.

PHOENIX PROJECT COBDEN

Friday 6 August 7.30pm 56 Curdie Street, Cobden
Admission $10, tickets at the door

The Dry
Australia (MA15+) 2020 Crime/Drama 1hr 57min
Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken home town to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life. Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime and reopens the door to the unsolved death of a teenage girl 20 years before.

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday 7 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street, Camperdown
Admission $15 with supper, tickets at the door

Australia’s Top Short Films: Award Winners & Director’s Choice
The St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s longest running short film festival. This year it hits the road, taking the best of the festival to destinations throughout Victoria. Enjoy a curated screening featuring a selection of Australia’s Top Short Films presented across two sessions: Award Winners and Director’s Choice (with a short intermission between sessions).

For a sneak preview of the films we’ll be screening click here

FINALE: PORT CAMPBELL

Sunday 8 August 3.00pm Port Campbell Arts Space, 50 Lord Street, Port Campbell
Members of Port Campbell Film Society FREE, Non-members $10 with afternoon tea, tickets at the door

First Cow
USA 2019 (PG) Drama/Western 2hr 2min
Two travellers, a skilled cook and a Chinese immigrant, are on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in 1820s Oregon. They dream of striking it rich and soon collaborate, but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a landowner’s prized dairy cow.

For Covid safety – if social distancing is not possible, mask wearing is recommended. Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information email thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – Gurrumul

Thursday 1 July 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Gurrumul

Australia 2017 PG Music/Biography 1hr 36min

A portrait of one of Australia’s most celebrated and important voices.

Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. ‘Gurrumul’ is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him  faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.

This film offers a rare insight into the life of the shy musician beyond the stage and the spotlight. It screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 July 2021 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated PG 1hr 36min.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this content contains images of people who have died. 

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

For more information contact: thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures

Due to the Victorian state-wide ‘7 day circuit breaker’ lockdown which ends at midnight on Thursday 3 June 2021 – we will be unable to screen the Thursday Pictures film ‘Dingo’ planned for 7.30pm Thursday 3 June. 

Hopefully we’ll get to see ‘Dingo’ later in the year, with all the great films we have lined up for the July – November Program. Fingers crossed…….

Stay tuned for notification of future screenings.

Thursday Pictures – Dingo

Thursday 3 June 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Dingo

Australia 1991 PG Drama/Musical 1hr 49min

A highlight for fans of jazz!

On a hot day in outback Western Australia in 1969, legendary American jazz trumpeter Billy Cross (Miles Davis) performs an impromptu concert on the tarmac after his plane makes an unscheduled stop. Among the stunned audience is John Anderson (Daniel Scott), aged nine, who decides on the spot to become a trumpet player. Twenty years later, John (Colin Friels) is making a meagre living tracking dingoes and playing trumpet in a local band. He still dreams of joining Billy on trumpet and makes a pilgrimage to meet his idol.

This is an Australian classic from 1991 and features jazz great Miles Davis in his only acting appearance.

A highlight for fans of jazz and those who believe that dreams can come true. It screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown.

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – Get Low

Thursday 6 May 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Get Low

USA 2009 PG Drama 1hr 40min

An entertaining and well cast character drama, part folk tale and part real-life legend.

Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a much-feared, elderly recluse with suspicion surrounding him in 1930s Tennessee. The townsfolk are surprised when he plans to hold a funeral party for himself while he is still alive. Frank Quinn (Bill Murray) owns the local funeral home and offers to help Felix organise the party. On the day long-held secrets are revealed involving a local widow Mattie Darrow (Sissy Spacek), Bush’s girlfriend in their youth, and her deceased sister. The town reexamines its prejudices and assumptions about the tortured soul of Felix.
The film is loosely based on a true story that occurred in Roane County, Tennessee in 1938.

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – Chinese Takeaway

Thursday 1 April 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Chinese Takeaway

Argentina 2011 M Comedy/Drama 1hr 33min

Something quirky for April Fool’s Day:
Destiny’s intersections are many, and some can even explain a cow falling from the sky!

Meet Roberto, a meticulous and gruff hardware store owner who maintains a firm belief in the value of control. Enter Jun, a disoriented and stranded Chinese man, new to Buenos Aires and searching for his uncle. Can the two find common ground despite being polar opposites?

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

For Covid safety – if social distancing is not possible, mask wearing is recommended. Contact details will be required on arrival. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – The Farewell

Thursday 4 March 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

The Farewell

USA 2019 PG Comedy/Drama 1hr 40min

A 2019 film from the USA, ‘The Farewell’ is based on a true story about a Chinese-American family who visit their terminally-ill grandmother in China. However the grandmother, their beloved matriarch, hasn’t been told that she is ill, so under the guise of a fake wedding, the family intends to see her for the last time.

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

For Covid safety – if social distancing is not possible, mask wearing is highly recommended. Contact details will be required on arrival. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

  • And a reminder – the AGM is on at 6.45pm before the film screens at 7.30pm – so please come early to find out more about the Corangamite Film Society and get involved!

Thursday Pictures – Woman at War

Thursday Pictures return in 2021!

Thursday 4 February 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Woman at War

Iceland/France/Ukraine 2018 M Drama 1hr 41min

Halla is an independent woman, but behind the scenes of her quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. But her actions may threaten one of her dreams.

Supper and refreshments served after the screening.

If social distancing is not possible mask wearing is highly recommended. Contact details will be required on arrival.

Thursday Pictures – The Artist

Thursday Pictures are back! Let’s celebrate!

Corangamite Film Society will hold a FREE screening of The Artist for members and guests on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 7.30pm in the Theatre Royal, Camperdown. Come and enjoy this 2011 French comedy-drama which pays great tribute to the classic age of cinema, in a setting befitting the film. 

Bookings are required. Please phone Simon 0412 943 799 to book.

Supper and refreshments served after the screening.

If current coronavirus restrictions are not lifted before 10 December, they will continue to apply indoors to face masks, social distancing, seating density, identification, temperature checks and hand sanitisation on arrival.

We recommend that you arrive early to allow for coronavirus protocols and to claim your seat. Doors open at 7.00pm.

NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

If you have any further questions please email thursdaypictures@gmail.com