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Corangamite Film Festival 2018

The Corangamite Film Festival 2018 runs from Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August, and features a diverse range of film experiences!  Ticket prices include supper/drinks and are available for purchase at the door or online (links below).  Check out the screening details:


Thursday 2nd August, 7:30pm, Theatre Royal Camperdown

‘The Kid’ with live band accompaniment

US, 1921, comedy/drama, 1hr 8 min

Tickets $10

Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature, this silent masterpiece is about a tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up, but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. The screening will feature a live band accompaniment by talented local musicians Matt Hewson and John Hudson.  Tickets available online at https://www.trybooking.com/WPTT.


Friday 3rd August, 7:30pm, Theatre Royal Camperdown

DOUBLE FILM SCREENING!

Tickets $15 for entry into both films.

‘A Gun in Each Hand’

Spain, 2012, Comedy/Drama, M, 1hr 37 min

A film which has nothing to do with Westerns, gangsters or gunslingers, ‘A Gun in Each Hand’ is about how men try to negotiate their way through a minefield of contemporary personal relationships, and continually fail. This subversive yet poignant film is sharp as new scalpel, tempered by wicked humour and occasional glimpses of empathy.

‘Cosi’

Australia, 1996, Drama, M, 1hr 43 min

Lewis is a twenty-something man who lands a job at a psychiatric hospital. But he gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself directing an adaptation of the Mozart opera ‘Cosi` Fan Tutti’ to be performed by the patients. But that’s only part of the story. Echoing the theme of the opera, best friend Nick does his best to lead Lewis’ girlfriend Lucy astray.  Tickets available online at https://www.trybooking.com/WXBZ.


Saturday 4th August, 7:30pm, Theatre Royal Camperdown

St Kilda Film Festival

Tickets $15

Camperdown will again host the St Kilda Film Festival as part of their 2018 Victorian tour! The Festival’s Victorian tour features two programs-  the Award Winners Program which showcases some the winning short films from this year’s festival as well as the Director’s Choice Program.  Tickets available online at https://www.trybooking.com/WXCE.


Sunday 5th August, 3:00pm, Port Campbell Arts Space

‘A Man Called Ove’

Tickets $10

Sweden, 2015, Comedy/Drama, 1hr 56 min

Ove is a quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, he spends his days enforcing block associated rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave. Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.  Tickets available online at https://www.trybooking.com/WXCH.


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Corangamite Film Festival returns!

The Corangamite Film Festival will be held 2nd – 5th August 2018, with a diverse selection of film offerings planned.  Silent films, short films, iconic Australian films – we’ll be covering a lot of movie territory!

One of the highlights will be the St Kilda Film Festival screening in the Theatre Royal, Camperdown on Saturday 4th August at 7.30pm.  Mark the date in your calendar now!

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Double screening for July

In the lead up to NAIDOC Week, we will be screening two documentaries – ‘Contact’ and ‘The Song Keepers’.

‘Contact’ is based on the moment in 1964 when a group of Martu people in the Great Sandy Desert came into contact with Europeans for the first time.

‘The Song Keepers’ tells the story of an Aboriginal women’s choir and their tour of Germany.

‘Contact’ and ‘The Song Keepers’ will be screened on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm in the Theatre Royal, Camperdown.  There will be a brief interval between the two documentaries.

NEW PROGRAM – OUT NOW!

All has been revealed – check out the Corangamite Film Society program for July – December 2018!  This is going to be an amazing season of films, featuring a special screening for NAIDOC week as well as a Film Festival in August (incorporating the St Kilda Film Festival).  If you’re not a member yet – what are you waiting for?

Click HERE to download our latest program.

Mustang

Our June screening is ‘Mustang’, a Turkish film about the challenges faced by five orphaned girls growing up in a remote village.  This critically-acclaimed film is being shown at the Theatre Royal, Camperdown on Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm.  We’d love to see you there!

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Stay tuned for news about our next program of films and for details about our upcoming film festival!

Rumble in the jungle…

Thanks to everyone who came along to our April screening – ‘The Eagle Huntress’ attracted one of our biggest crowds yet!

Our May screening is the 2017 thriller ‘Jungle’, a biographical survival drama directed by Greg McLean (of ‘Wolf Creek’ fame).  Come along on 3rd May, 7.30pm at the Killara Centre to see Daniel Radcliffe in a distinctly non-Harry Potter-esque role.

‘The Eagle Huntress’

The April film screening is ‘The Eagle Huntress’, which tells the story of a young girl (Aisholpan) who is training to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her family.  Billed as a documentary, Otto Bell has since faced questioning about whether any of the scenes were ‘staged’ for the purpose of the film.  True or not, this is a beautifully shot film set in the stunning mountains of Mongolia.

You can watch the trailer here and you can see the full film at the Killara Centre, Camperdown on Thursday 5th April at 7.30pm.