May 2024

Four young girls crowding around their mother while they read a letter
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Book Club: Little Women (1994)

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1:00pm

Gillian Armstrong’s film of Little Women revived the cherished story of the March sisters.

A man and woman stand next to a seated man wearing the ceremonial gown and chain of a local council mayor
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Special Event: Rats in the Ranks + Q&A

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6:30pm

Ambition, courage, envy, betrayal, disaster... in other words, a classic study of politics.

A smartly dressed man standing with arms raised performing in front of red ruched curtains
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The King of Comedy

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7:00pm

An aspiring comedian seeks an audience in this Martin Scorsese classic starring Robert De Niro.

A smiling girl holding a cupcake while flanked a stern looking man and woman wearing colourful clothing
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Matilda

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1:00pm

Can quick-witted Matilda save her fellow students and Miss Honey from Principal Trunchbull?

A man and women sit next to each other in a courtroom, with spectators sitting behind them
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CANCELLED: Evil Angels

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6:00pm

THIS SCREENING IS CANCELLED

Three sisters look through a window
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Book Club: Little Women (2019) + Discussion

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1:00pm

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is both boldly 21st century and true to its period roots.

A woman peeking around the corner of a supermarket shelf
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The Persian Version

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6:00pm

A comedy about an Iranian-American daughter who falls pregnant after a one-night stand.

A wide-eyed woman covers her mouth in horror
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Cult Classics: Rosemary's Baby (35mm) + Performance

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8:00pm

Rosemary’s Baby is a quintessentially '60s nightmare and occult cinema at its very best.

Jun 2024

A close up of Brenda Matthews’ face, with an image of a white and Aboriginal child playing together projected onto her right cheek.
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The Last Daughter

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1:00pm

Brenda's journey to uncover the truth about her past and reconcile the two sides of her family.

A 10 year-old Daniel Connors in a black hoodie, holding a football, in front of a painted sign with Aboriginal artwork and the word “Toomelah”.
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Toomelah

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6:00pm

In the remote community of Toomelah, 10-year-old Daniel comes face-to-face with adult realities.

Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, and Steve Bisley around a Jaguar car spray painted with a flame motif from the film The Big Steal, 1990.
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The Big Steal (35mm) + Q&A

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1:00pm

This classic Australian comedy from director Nadia Tass highlights the risks of doing anything for love.

A humanoid-shaped robot is standing outside. The robot has a reject sticker applied to where its forehead would be
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Science. Art. Film.: Chappie + Panel

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6:00pm

A stolen police robot develops sentience and needs to choose between sides.

Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman looking out the driver’s side window of a red car, in a still from the film The Paperboy, 2012.
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The Paperboy

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6:00pm

A steamy crime story about two journalists seeking to uncover the truth behind a murder conviction.

The Beatles (from left to right: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison) wave to crowds in Sydney as they prepare to board a plane to New Zealand in June 1964.
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Vinyl Lounge: Beatles 60th Anniversary Event

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5:30-7:30pm

Vinyl lovers, come and share your favourite records and requests .

Kate Hudson smiling at a table with glasses of alcohol in a still from the film Almost Famous, 2000.
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Almost Famous + Karaoke

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6:00pm

A young boy aspiring to be a music journalist gets a taste of what it’s like to be cool.

Ben Stiller surrounded by makeup artists and pulling his character’s signature facial expression in a still from the film Zoolander, 2001.
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Zoolander

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7:00pm

In this Ben Stiller classic, Derek Zoolander proves there’s more to male models than meets the eye.

Still from the film Scrapper, 2022, showing Harris Dickinson and Lola Campbell standing opposite each other in a grassy field.
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Scrapper

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6:00pm

Alone after her mum died, a 12-year-old girl is surprised by the arrival of her estranged father.

Still from the film Casper, 1995, showing Casper the friendly ghost looking over a young Christina Ricci as she sleeps.
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Pizza & Pyjama Screening: Casper

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6:00pm

A therapist and his daughter meet a friendly ghost when they move into a haunted mansion.

A woman and man dressed in 17th century clothing converse on the street at close quarters
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The Floating Brothel

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2:00pm

A dramatised documentary about the female convicts on one of the ships of the Second Fleet.

Still from the film Saltburn, 2023, showing Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Alison Oliver, and Archie Madekwe in formal dress.
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Double feature: Saltburn + The Shining

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5:00pm + 8:00pm

An a-MAZE-ing double feature full of bloody horrors, tortured siblings and labyrinthine twists.

Brad Pitt wearing an open shirt and red leather jacket talking to Edward Norton in a suit jacket in a scene from the movie Fight Club
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Book Club: Fight Club + Discussion

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1:00pm

The first rule of fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.

A woman wearing a white shirt and cardigan and standing in a field of high grass under a cloudy sky
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BIRRARANGGA Opening Night: Bones of Crows

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6:00pm

A Cree musical prodigy struggles for survival and justice in this multi-generational epic.

A smiling man sits in a grassy field resting his head on his hand
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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival: Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan

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6:00pm

Yakut Stepan Beresekov follows the son of a priest on a long expedition so as not to be buried alive.

A child running and smiling, with their hair streaming behind them
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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival: Windcatcher + Q&A

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1:00pm

An Aboriginal boy and his friends battle a group of bullies and win a school sports day title.

Four First Nations panellists seated in front of a screen projecting the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival logo
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BIRRARANGGA Panel Conversation: Whose Story is it Anyway?

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3:30pm

Global screen leaders explore Story Sovereignty and discuss who gets to tell Indigenous stories.

A seated man leaning against a wall and looking out a window
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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival: A Boy Called Piano + Q&A

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6:00pm

The remarkable story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu’s time as a state ward in the 1960s.

A cartoon of a boy steering a bicycle with a corrugated tin roof over his head
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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival: Kyindoo Wilam (Learning Place)

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1:00pm

Animations and short films for all ages that highlight the strength of Indigenous peoples.

A group of people parading down a rural road bearing flags. They are travelling on trail bikes and horseback with the person leading the march in a small jeep.
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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival: Muru + Q&A

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3:00pm

Exploring a charged episode of Aotearoa’s history: the Tūhoe raids of 15 October 2007.

Julian Assange wearing a suit and tie and standing with his hands crossed and resting on his upper chest
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Special Event – The Trust Fall: Julian Assange + In Conversation

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6:00pm

A deep dive into the WikiLeaks story and broader questions of press freedom and public interest.

An enraged Peter Finch at his newsdesk with clocks showing times of cities from around the world in a still from the film Network, 1976.
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Network

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6:00pm

A blistering satire of media sensationalism and what we will trade for success.