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, the Paris Ballet & Operas, 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, Isle of Dogs, Searching, 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.

March Film Club, 11th & 16th
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.

Release Date:
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Starring
Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes
Directed by
Tyler Nilson, Kitao Sakurai
April Film Club, 8th & 13th
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.

Release Date:
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Starring
Dujuan Hoosan, Carol Turner, Megan Hoosan, Colin Mawson, James Mawson, Margaret Anderson, Jimmy Mawson
Directed by
MAYA NEWELL
Country:
Australia
May Film Club, Dates to be confirmed
Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by “crowd sourcing” the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades.

As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Release Date:
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Starring
Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Steve Coogan, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane
Directed by
P.B. Shemran