Armidale Film Club

Welcome to the Armidale Film Club

The Armidale Film Club at the Belgrave Cinema provides the Armidale community with first class, limited release films (in addition to the Masterpiece program, Art on Screen and of course the yearly Armidale International Film Festival) - subscribe now to guarantee an exciting cinema experience every month for a year.
Some of our past films we have had the pleasure to feature for the Armidale Film Club have been, Parasite, Another Round, and I Am Not Your Negro.

A subscription to the film club ($90/year) will give you access to the monthly screenings of AFC films - choose between a Monday or a Wednesday night (after 5.30 pm, exact times may vary for each film / day) - you can pick up tickets for your preferred screening up to a week in advance from the cinema or turn up on the night (though no seat can be guaranteed without pre-booking the night).

 

Times and dates are subject to change. Please subscribe to our email or keep an eye on the website for updates and changes.

June film club - Wednesday 2nd and Monday 7th.
The #1 comedy hit of the 2021 AF French Film Festival, writer/director Caroline Vignal’s hilarious and life-affirming ANTOINETTE IN THE CÉVENNES stars the wonderful Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!, Aurore) as a woman who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery in somewhat unexpected circumstances.

40-something primary school teacher Antoinette (Calamy, in a career-making turn) has been eagerly looking forward to a long-planned weekend escape with her married lover Vladimir (C’est la vie!’s Benjamin Lavernhe), the father of one of her pupils. However their plans are upended by his wife’s booking of a surprise hiking trip in the picturesque Cévennes mountains in the South of France (a six-day trek made famous by best-selling author Robert Louis Stevenson). Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, the spurned Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them, and once paired with an unlikely companion - an obstinate but evidently wise grey donkey named Patrick - discovers much, much more than she bargained for...

Carried by the remarkable Calamy, Vignal's wonderfully mischievous film offers both Antoinette and audiences an uproarious and poignant reminder of the virtues of independence, and that the journey, not the destination, is often the reward. Buoyed by rave reviews and phenomenal word of mouth, this understated, heartfelt charmer outperformed several US blockbusters, becoming one of France’s biggest hits of the year.

Release Date:
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Starring
Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte, Marie Rivière, Denis Mpunga
Directed by
Caroline Vignal
Country:
France
The Truffle Hunters July Film Club
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.

Release Date:
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Starring
Piero Botto Sergio Cauda Maria Cicciù
Directed by
Michael Dweck Gregory Kershaw