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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. 

 

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