Thursday Pictures – Double Feature!

Thursday 2 December 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

For Thursday Pictures at the Killara Centre Camperdown on Thursday 2 December 2021 we will screen Honeyland at 7.30pm followed by Fisherman’s Friends at 9.45pm. There will be an intermission with supper and refreshments.
As always, the December screening is FREE. Bookings are NOT required. 

Due to State Government regulations all in attendance must be double vaccinated for Covid-19 and evidence must be shown at the door. Face masks are recommended where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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

We will be starting promptly at 7.30pm. 

See below for a synopsis of the films…..

Honeyland documents the life of Hatidže Muratova, a keeper of wild bees in a remote Macedonian village. Her livelihood is threatened by a neighbouring family who try to cultivate honey, but disregard the traditional methods. Honeyland offers an eye-opening perspective on experiences that should resonate even for audiences halfway around the world. The most awarded film from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality. 
2019 Macedonia (M) Documentary 1hr 29min Turkish with English subtitles

Fisherman’s Friends is the story of three co-workers from a London music company who go to the fishing village Port Isaac on the shores of Cornwall, to have a stag party for one of the three. When their plans go awry, they end up listening to a town concert given by some of the local fishermen. Wanting to still have some fun, the groom challenges one of his co-workers to sign the group to a record label. What ensues is good fun spiced with a little romance and a lot of good music. The film is based on a true story about ‘Fisherman’s Friends’, a group of Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties. 2019 UK (M) Drama/Musical 1hr 52min 

Thursday Pictures – Double Feature!

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

We are pleased to announce that Thursday Pictures will be back on Thursday 4 November 2021 at the Killara Centre Camperdown with a double bill of films.

At 7.30pm we will screen Firestarter, with supper at intermission. Then at 9.45pm we’ll show The Perfect Candidate
$10 for the night.

Bookings are required because venue numbers are still limited, to maintain appropriate social distancing. 
To book, please email thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Due to State Government regulations all in attendance must be double vaccinated for Covid-19 and evidence must be shown at the door.

In line with government and health guidelines, masks must be worn unless drinking or eating. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

We will be starting promptly at 7.30pm.

Here’s a synopsis of the films….

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, is a documentary about the birth and spectacular growth of Australia’s famed Bangarra Dance Theatre. Through the eyes of three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page and company alumni, the film explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma and crucially, the extraordinary power of art as a messenger for social change and healing. The film documents a 30 year history featuring authentic storytelling, mesmerising technique and deeply moving and spectacular performances, combined with candid interviews and a treasure trove of archival footage. Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now) and Nel Minchin (Matilda & Me, Making Muriel), Firestarter features powerfully cinematic dance sequences – capturing the stunning visual language and heightened drama that Bangarra is famous for.  2020 Australia M Documentary 1hr 36min

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

The Perfect Candidate. Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani) is a dedicated and ambitious young Saudi doctor who lives at home with her two sisters and her father. En route to a medical conference, her travel plans are thwarted which leads her down an unlikely political path – running for city council. Despite the community’s struggle to accept her as the town’s first female candidate, her creative and ambitious campaign becomes a symbol for a larger movement. Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda, Mary Shelley, Nappily Ever After) the film centres the action on the lives of its female protagonists to tell a broader story of contemporary Saudi life. It speaks to the specificity of place whilst offering a universal message about family, dreams and the power of sisterhood.  2019 Saudi Arabia PG Drama 1h 44m In Arabic with English subtitles

REMEMBER: to book in for this double feature on Thursday 4 November email: thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Corangamite Film Society AGM

All Covid-19 related restrictions pending……

The 2020/2021 Annual General Meeting of the Corangamite Film Society will be held on
Thursday 2 September 2021 at 6.45pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown. This will coincide with our September ‘Thursday Pictures’ film screening at 7.30pm (which will be the outstanding Macedonian documentary film ‘Honeyland’).

All are welcome to attend the AGM, and of course the film.

For any enquiries email thursdaypictures@gmail.com

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

2 August 2021 update:

DUE TO THE CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING DENSITY REQUIREMENTS, THE PORT CAMPBELL EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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