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Thursday Pictures

20 March 2020

In light of Coronavirus concerns, the Corangamite Film Society has decided to cancel the ‘Thursday Pictures’ for APRIL, MAY and JUNE film screenings.

We are unhappy to do this, but our main concern is the health and wellbeing of our members.

Ideally we will screen these 3 films in the second half of the year.

Committee, Corangamite Film Society 

Thursday Pictures – The Secret in Their Eyes

In this 2009 Argentinian film, a retired criminal investigator sets out to write a novel on the closed case of a brutal homicide he worked on 25 years earlier. He discovers he is still disturbed by memories left unexplained and unsolved. 

Described as a compelling crime thriller, the plot reveals mysteries of the past and present through the unsolved crime, unrequited love and one man’s haunting obsession. Rated MA, English subtitles.

The film received an Academy Award in 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film, and in 2016 was ranked No. 91 by international critics for the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.

Thursday 5 March 2020, 7.30pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown.

Refreshments and supper after the screening.

Thursday Pictures – Yesterday

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.

Thursday 6 February 2020, 7.30pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown.

Refreshments and supper after the screening.

Meet the Film-makers – FREE event

Come and meet the film-makers behind some of Australia’s best cinematic output. Screenings of ‘The Association’ and ‘100 Bloody Acres’ will be held along with Q&A sessions with the film-makers behind the ‘The Association’ including Jennifer Monk and Cameron Cairnes, who directed ‘100 Bloody Acres’ with his brother Colin.

FREE event at the Killara Centre on Thursday, December 5 from 7.30pm.

Thursday Pictures – All Quiet on the Western Front

This film from 1930 follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about ‘the enemy’ and the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.

Thursday, November 7, 7.30pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown.

Refreshments and supper after the screening.

Thursday Pictures – Mostly Martha

Martha relies on her culinary skills as her primary means of communication. She lives for her work and presides with obsessive care over her spotless, precise kitchen. When a fateful accident leaves Lina, her 8-year-old niece, in her care, Martha’s orderly life begins to come undone. When the owner is consequently forced to bring in help, Martha and the new charming and carefree Italian chef are instantly at odds.

Screening starts at 7.30pm at Killara Centre, Camperdown. Supper and refreshments available after the screening.

Corangamite Film Society AGM 2019

All interested Corangamite Film Society members are welcome to come along to our Annual General Meeting for 2019.

Members interested in joining the committee are welcome to express interest to thursdaypictures@gmail.com or simply come along on the night.

Held shortly before the regular monthly Thursday Pictures screening from 6.30pm at the Killara Centre in Camperdown.

2019 Corangamite Film Festival

We are less than 2 weeks away from kicking off our biggest Corangamite Film Festival yet! Complete with the return of local musicians John Hudson and Matt Hewson accompanying the Harold Lloyd classic and the St Kilda Film Festival regional tour, we hope this year will have a screening for people of all tastes. This year will also see northern and southern screenings as bookends for the festival with Derrinallum hosting a screening of ‘Maudie’ and Port Campbell hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Big in Japan’ with a Q&A session from filmmaker Lachlan McLeod.

All Camperdown screenings will also include coffee, snacks and ice cream provided by the Camperdown Pastoral and Agricultural Society.

Get your tickets at the door or book them early via the links below:

Derrinallum Community Hall – Maudie – Wednesday, July 31 – https://www.trybooking.com/BDPUP

Camperdown Theatre Royal – Safety Last! with live band accompaniment – Thursday, August 1 – https://www.trybooking.com/BDPUR

Camperdown Theatre Royal – Cherry Blossoms and Swiss Army Man (double bill) – Friday, August 2 – https://www.trybooking.com/BDPUW

Camperdown Theatre Royal – St Kilda Film Festival regional tour – Saturday, August 3 – https://www.trybooking.com/BDPVF

Port Campbell Arts Space – Big in Japan with Q&A with filmmaker Lachlan McLeod – Sunday, August 4 – https://www.trybooking.com/BDPVG

 

Thursday Pictures – Sweet Country

IT’S FILM WEEK! The second half of our 2019 program kicks off this Thursday with Sweet Country, a deeply affecting tale of an Aboriginal man’s plight to seek justice after killing a white man in self-defence. Based on true events in 1920s outback Australia, this screening will complement a number of local events commemorating NAIDOC Week. Come along to see a modern Australian classic and enjoy supper and discussion afterwards. $10 entry or $30 for a three-month membership subscription.