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Thursday Pictures – NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN

Thursday 6 October 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

One grey, foggy morning, a mysterious young man, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, Stranger Things), crosses the border from the Ukraine into Poland, carrying only a massage table. When faced with a staid official at Warsaw’s immigration office, he secures the necessary residence permit by simply taking the man’s head in his huge, soft hands and massaging him into a trance.

From multi award-winning writer/director Małgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and her long-time cinematographer Michał Englert, NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN is a beguiling modern fable about an affluent gated community forever altered by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger who may – or may not – have powers of healing.

A reflection on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humour.

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 6 October 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. From Poland, released in 2020. Rated M  Comedy/Drama 1hr 53min. In Polish, Russian, French and Vietnamese with English subtitles.

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

The event will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – FLEE

Thursday 1 September 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

FLEE is a 2021 Danish animated documentary film that tells the true story of Amin Nawabi, an Afghan refugee. Amin grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, which now threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.

Revealing his story for the first time to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, his close friend and high-school classmate, Amin recounts the extraordinary journey he undertook as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. Made with a striking blend of animation, intimate interviews between Jonas and Amin, ‘80s music and archival footage, FLEE details an unforgettable story of self-discovery and a relentless will to survive.

FLEE screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 September 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown.
Rated M  1hr 29min. Danish with English subtitles.

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

The event will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Five days in August you can’t miss!

Wednesday 3 August 7.00pm DARLINGTON Mechanics Institute Hall, 2 Ware Street 

The Duke UK 2020 (M) Drama/Comedy 1hr 36min 

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. He sent ransom notes saying he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge. 

Entry $5 with supper, tickets at the door.


Thursday 4 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street CAMPERDOWN

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 and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm. A delightful blend of slapstick humor, poignant emotion and social commentary, this Charlie Chaplin silent classic will feature live musical accompaniment by Richard Tankard.

Entry $10 with supper, tickets at the door.


Friday 5 August 7.00pm Phoenix Project, 56 Curdie St COBDEN

Forrest Gump USA 1994 (PG-13) Drama/Comedy 2hr 22min 

A gentle, friendly Alabama man navigates through the major events of the 1960s and ’70s – the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events. Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike and perpetual optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Entry $10 BYO Trybooking.com for tickets go here


Saturday 6 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street CAMPERDOWN

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL Australia 2022 (not yet classified) Various

The St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s longest running short film festival. 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).

Entry $15 with supper, snacks available to purchase at start and intermission, tickets at the door.


Sunday 7 August 3.00pm PORT CAMPBELL Arts Space, 50 Lord Street

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.

FREE for Port Campbell Film Society members, $10 non-members, tea & coffee afterwards, tickets at the door.

Thursday Pictures – MAD BASTARDS

Thursday 7 July 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Our July film celebrates NAIDOC Week and the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who’s sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas… and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.

The movie is steeped in the distinctive music of the Pigram Brothers in collaboration with multi-ARIA Award winner Alex Lloyd. Their lilting ukulele and mandolin melodies weave like a dream through the central story.

Real people, with no acting experience, play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives and the true stories of local aboriginal communities. Fletcher’s debut feature has the stamp of authenticity.

Mad Bastards screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 July 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated MA15+ 1hr 36min.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this content may contain 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.

The event will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – THE DANISH GIRL

Thursday 2 June 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Swan Song, the planned film for June, has been delayed.

The Thursday Pictures screening for 2 June 2022 is The Danish Girl.

Set in early 1920s Copenhagen, The Danish Girl is a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. The two share a happy marriage, both working as artists, and while Einar receives acclaim for his landscapes, Gerda has not had much critical success with her portraits. One day Gerda playfully asks Einar to fill in for one of her female models and pose for her wearing stockings and shoes. This leads to Einar exploring his feminine side, which Gerda sees as fun, but becomes life-changing for Einar, who begins to realise that in reality he is ‘Lili’, a woman trapped in a man’s body, and that his real, true self should start living as a woman. 

The foundation of Lili and Gerda’s relationship evolves as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey despite prejudice, discrimination and public outcry. Lili tries to live her life to the full and undergoes highly experimental sex reassignment surgery that would make Lili Elbe a notable transgender pioneer.

The Danish Girl screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 2 June 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. 2015 Rated M 1hr 55min.

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

Screenings will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations.
NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – DINGO

Thursday 5 May 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

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, Dingo screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 May 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated PG 1hr 49min.

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

Screenings will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – THE DIVINE ORDER

Thursday 7 April 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Inspired by true events, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When Nora, an unassuming and dutiful housewife is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike. This shifts the scales of power politically and domestically, while awakening in Nora her own liberation.

The Divine Order will be screened on Thursday 7 April 2022 at 7.30pm at the Killara Centre in Camperdown. Rated MA15+ 1hr 36min.

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

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. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – NINE DAYS

Thursday 3 March 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Nine Days is an American supernatural drama film that ponders the improbability of our existence and the need to appreciate and celebrate the simple things in life. Will, a reclusive man living in an isolated house in the middle of a desert, determines the fate of human souls. He interviews candidates to decide if they will receive a new life on earth. Those who fail are given an experience of their choosing to enact before their existence is erased.

Come and see this 2020 fantasy/drama on Thursday 3 March 2022 at 7.30pm at the Killara Centre in Camperdown. Rated M 1hr 50min.

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

Even better….  come early at 6.45pm for the Corangamite Film Society 2020/2021 AGM! Find out what goes on behind the scenes. 

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. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Corangamite Film Society AGM

The 2020/2021 Annual General Meeting of the Corangamite Film Society (postponed from last year due to lockdowns) will be held on Thursday 3 March 2022 at 6.45pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown. This will coincide with our March ‘Thursday Pictures’ film screening of Nine Days at 7.30pm.

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

For any enquiries email thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Thursday Pictures – ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday 3 February 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

By popular demand – the St Kilda Film Festival!

Enjoy a curated screening featuring a selection of Australia’s Top Short Films – the Award Winners and Director’s Choice of the 2021 St Kilda Film Festival. These films have not yet been classified and explore various themes and styles. Come and see why this is Australia’s longest running short film festival.

$10 entry or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments. This month supper will be served at intermission.

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 and 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.