Film Society

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Thursday – Term 1

Film Society: 1.00 – 3.30 pm – Auditorium.

Coordinators: Rick Thompson, Aileen Harland

Note that films marked * will be shown with subtitles for the hard of hearing

DATEFILM
Feb 03SPELLBOUND, USA, 1945, 111 mins. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.
When psychiatrist Bergman falls in love with her new chief of staff,
love and psychoanalysis enter a Hitchcockian triangle.
Feb 10CATCH 22, USA, 1970, 121 mins. Directed by Mike Nichols.
With Alan Arkin and Martin Balsam.
A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the
insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only
sane way to cope with a crazy situation.
Catch-22 is a parody of a “military mentality”, and of a bureaucratic
society in general.
Feb 17(1) THE DOLL, Germany, 1919, 64 mins. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch’
With Hermann Thimig.
Master of sly wit Lubitsch crafts a sly sex/romance comedy, as a
young man must marry to get a future; and then…
PLUS
(2) I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN, Germany, 1920. A young woman muses about her
gender/social choices
Feb 24LAST CAB TO DARWIN, Australia, 2003, 123 mins. Directed by Jeremy Sims.
With Michael Caton and Jackie Weaver.
When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn’t have long to live,
he starts out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.
Set in stunning landscape that highlights the raw beauty of Outback Australia.
Mar 03*GHOST IN THE SHELL, USA, 1995, 82 mins. Directed by Mamoru Oshii.
With Atsuko Tanaka.
In a world caught up in the grip of information overload, where artificial
intelligence is more than the real thing, only the Ghost exists to determine who is alive
and who is merely a creation of the Net. Seamless merging of traditional cell animation
with the latest computer technology.
Mar 10*ALEXANDER NEVSKY, Soviet Union, 1938, 108 mins. Directed by Sergei Eisentein.
Following BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, Eisenstein dissects Prince Nevsky’s
seizing of power over the Germanic knights in the 13th century.
Mar 17*DECAMERON, Italy, 1971, 111 mins. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Pasolini modernises Bocaccio’s 14th century set of tales into a lusty
madhouse of misbehavior, corruption, fantasy, and more. Very energetic comedy.
Mar 24THE BUSBY BERKELEY COLLECTION, USA, c. 120 mins.
Berkeley totally revolutionised the film musical. Samples here include material from
FOOTLIGHT PARADE, GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933; DAMES; and GOLDDIGGERS
OF 1935.
Program updated 14/12/2021