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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.
Tickets just £3 for kids and £5 for accompanying adults
A young calf dreams of beginning a big star and goes to stay with her cow dad on his farm to achieve her goal. A heartwarming story of friendship and dreams.
Federico Fellini’s exquisite tale of celebrity casts an adoring yet critical eye towards post-war Rome. Set over seven decadent days, the film follows Marcello Mastroianni’s philandering journalist, pursuing a happiness that’s always just out of reach.
A new 4K restoration marks the film’s 60th anniversary and screens as part of the official 2020 celebrations for the centenary of Federico Fellini.
“Probably the greatest film ever made” - Nicolas Winding Refn
One of cinema’s most achingly poignant romances, based on Stefan Zweig’s novella set in fin de siècle Vienna. About to leave the city in order to avoid a duel, concert pianist Stefan Brand receives a letter from a woman he can no longer remember. A wry meditation on memory and misplaced desire.
Mike Figgis's enthralling documentary about the turbulent life and career of Ronnie Wood, legendary rock guitarist and long-time member of The Rolling Stones.
London Australian Film Society
The London Australian Film Society (LAFS) returns for their annual Australia Day event, presenting a double bill of a 90-minute programme of short films (curated by the New York group, Australian Short Film Today), and a feature documentary that recently sold out three sessions at the BFI London Film Festival, and four screenings at Melbourne International Film Festival: The Australian Dream.
LAFS will be donating proceeds of their raffle to bushfire relief charities.
Evening Running Order
6:10pm – Doors open – Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale
6:30pm – introduction from LAFS team & Australian Short Film Today 90-minute programme
8:10pm – drinks reception
8:30pm – The Australian Dream (106 min) + panel discussion
Bushfire raffle draw
AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY
See the Rising Stars of Australian Short Film.
Australian Short Film Today is an international traveling roadshow featuring award-winning Australian short films. This year’s 90-minute selection includes Academy Award eligible Judas Collar which won best short film and best director at St Kilda Film Festival and the jury award at Austin Film Festival. Also included is the mysterious Nursery Rhymes, nominated for best narrative short at AACTA; a tender look at twin sisters in An Act of Love, the Australia Directors’ Guild winner; the poignant High School Lover which premiered at Flickerfest; a cyber take on love with A Quick Love Story which had its global premiere at Australian Short Film Today in New York; and a ringer from New Zealand, Fire in Cardboard City, an animated disaster movie that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.
Followed by a drinks reception.
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Featuring prominent Indigenous Australians Adam Goodes and Stan Grant, this brilliant documentary offers an in-depth exploration of events that polarised a nation. Pulling together exclusive interviews with Goodes, and key people from the time, this is the perfect companion to The Final Quarter, which LAFS screened to a sell-out crowd in October. This screening will again be followed by an in-depth panel discussion – details to be announced soon.
In the final three years of his playing career, Goodes was named Australian of the Year, publicly called out racism, and celebrated a goal by performing an on-field Indigenous war dance, similar to the Māori haka. He quickly emerged as a champion for the Australian Indigenous community, intent on helping to heal the divide that has dogged Australia since European colonisation. But after he had a young supporter of a rival team ejected from the arena for racial abuse, the cheers very quickly turned to jeers as football crowds turned on him. The searing press attention that followed only fuelled the fire, and he eventually walked away from the game without any of the fanfare he deserved.
Picking up the Goodes story where The Final Quarter left off, The Australian Dream is a rare and powerful first-hand insight into the effects of racism in sport and across wider society. Critics and audiences alike agree – this is a film not to be missed! The London Australian Film Society recognises that January 26 represents a day of mourning for many Indigenous Australians, and always hold our Australia Day screenings on an alternate date.
Followed by a panel discussion
Centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.
"The former first lady of the Philippines is revealed as a monstrous, loathsome, absurdly queenly figure in Lauren Greenfield’s superb documentary" - The Guardian