Hamilton Film Group

If you love top quality films from all corners of the world, such as The Kings Choice, Loveless and The Teacher, you will love the program at Hamilton Film Group. Join us for monthly screenings to enjoy the best of independent, foreign language and art house films.


(M) 114 mins

Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm
Friday 16 November, 2pm

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant.

Gus Van Sant

Joaquin Phoenix
Jonah Hill
Rooney Mara
Jack Black

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival 2018
Berlin Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018



(M) FRANCE 109 mins, Sub-Titles

Thursday 6 December, 7.30pm
Friday 7 December, 2pm

The new comedy from Philippe Le Guay (The Women On The 6th Floor).

As everywhere in France, the breeders of the small village of Mêle sur Sarthe, in Normandy, are severely affected by the crisis. But their mayor, Georges Balbuzard, has a great idea to save his village: a famous photographer, known for posing completely naked crowds, is just passing through the region. It remains to convince the Normans to undress ...

Written and Directed by: Philipe Le Guay

Cast: François Cluzet, Toby Jones, François-Xavier Demaison, Arthur Dupont, Grégory Gadebois, Philippe Rebbot

Genre: Art House, Comedy, Drama


(M) JAPAN 121 mins, Sub-Titles

Thursday 31 January, 7.30pm
Friday 1 January, 2pm

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.

Hirokazu Kore-eda (The Third Murder) took out the 2018 Palme d’Or with his latest deeply felt slice of Japanese life, exploring the heartbreak and hidden secrets of a family of small-time thieves.

In true Kore-eda fashion, the writer/director/editor’s 13th feature is both a humanistic portrait and an indictment of a society so willing to cast struggling people aside – as anchored by lived-in turns from his regulars Lily Franky (After the Storm, Our Little Sister, Like Father, Like Son) and Kirin Kiki (I Wish, Still Walking).

For the Shibatas, every day brings new troubles, particularly of the monetary kind. Father Osamu and pre-teen son Shota shoplift what they can, but one light-fingered session sees them bring home something different: abandoned, abused five-year-old Juri, whose presence sparks joy as well as life-changing revelations.

"Among the very best of the writer/director’s delicate, deceptive and profoundly moving dramas about the forces that hold a family together (or don’t)." – IndieWire

Writer and Director
Hirokazu Koreeda

Lily Frankly
Kirin Kiki
Sôsuke Ikematsu

Winner - Cannes Film Festival 2018, Palme d'Or
Winner - International Cinephile Society Awards 2018, Prix du Jury
Winner - Munich Film Festival 2018, Best International Film
Winner - Vancouver International Film Festival 2018, Best Film

Crime, Drama

Evening and Matinee screenings

Film Group movies are monthly, usually every third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. If the evening screening doesn't suit, you can catch the movie the next day at 2pm.


Cinema interior
Film Group

Membership and tickets

Memberships are available at the door, from Hamilton Performing Arts Centre.

Membership: full year $95, 6 films $55, 3 films $35
Concession prices: full year $85, 6 films $50, 3 films $30

If you wish to receive information about the Film Group program, please email your full name and email address to info@hamiltonpac.com.au.

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Hamilton Performing Arts Centre is managed by the Southern Grampians Shire Council.