Film Society

Under COVID: Covid Safety Measures under NSW Public Health Advice Apply

Thursday – Term 2

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

Apr 22CASABLANCA, USA, 1942, 98 mins. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Humphrey Bogart,
Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre. Iconic Hollywood film: World War II, in war-torn Morocco,
Bogart runs a nightclub, juggling uncertain romance with Bergman and growing espionage problems
with Rains and Lorre.
Apr 29THE CONFORMIST, Italy-France-West Germany, 1970, 111 mins. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda. Trintignant is set up by a Fascist spy group
to lead a complex mission in France: past and present spy complications magnify dangerously.
May 06DIARY OF A LOST GIRL, Germany, 1929, 116 mins. Directed by G. W. Pabst. With Louise Brooks, Fritz
Rasp. The last film of the Pabst-Brooks silent film collaboration: shy daughter of a pharmacist is made
pregnant by a co-worker; solution: send her to a reform school. She escapes…and then what can she do?
A silent classic.
May 13DIRTY HARRY, USA, 1971, 98 mins. Directed by Don Siegel. With Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino. Film
noir specialist Siegel weaves veteran police detective Eastwood into an increasingly complex search for
a rooftop sniper, determined to stop him one way or another.
May 20COSI, Australia, 1996, 100 mins. Directed by Mark Joffre. With Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto and Toni
Colette. COSI is an Australian comedy drama, based on a screenplay by Louis Nowra, An unemployed
young man applies for a job as a director/drama teacher at a mental hospital. Here he finds himself
directing a production of the Mozart Opera, Cosi fan Tutte, a demanding piece of theatre – in Italian.
It is to be performed by a cast selected from amongst the patients, who only speak English.
The cast of COSI is a who’s who of Australian cinema, not to be missed.
May 27F FOR FAKE, France, 1974, 87 MINS. Directed by Orson Welles. In F FOR FAKE, Welles moves between
documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit
fraud at the expense of others. Working from an examination of the two forgers, Elmyr de Hory and
Clifford Irving, to his own WAR OF THE WORLDS, Welles investigates the nature of authorship and
authenticity, as well as the value of art.
Jun 03BABY FACE, USA, 1933, 76 MINS. Directed by Alfred E Green. With Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent.
In the midst of the Depression, Lily Powers {Barbara Stanwyck} leaves behind her small town existence,
and moves up the economic ladder, aided by a combination of brains and seductive powers. BABY FACE,
when first released, was highly censored: now restored, it stands as a stunning indictment of the obstacles
that women faced in the workplace.
Jun 10I’M NO ANGEL, USA, 1933, 84 mins. Directed by Wesley Ruggles. With Mae West, Cary Grant.
How will Mae West deal with the new codes of behaviour in the Hollywood institute c. 1933?
I’M NO ANGEL teams her with Cary Grant to undermine or upend the code limitations with broad comedy.
Jun 17THE BAND WAGON, USA, 1953, 112 mins. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. With Fred Astaire,
Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan. The last of the Hollywood classic musicals climaxes
the genre spectacularly: Astaire’s climactic performance with Fabray, together with the amazing musical
numbers: By Myself, Dancing in the Dark, Girl Hunt, Triplets. Great way to end a genre.