Hamilton Film Group
If you love top quality films from all corners of the world, such as The Shoplifters, The Insult and Cold War, 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.
Woman at War
(M) ICELAND 101 mins, with subtitles
Thursday 13 June, 7.30pm
Friday 14 June, 2pm
DIR. Benedikt Erlingsson
WINNER: SADC AWARD, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, ART CINEMA AWARD, HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, NORDIC COUNCIL'S FILM AWARD 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LUX AWARD 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE, BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, MONTREAL FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA 2018
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CRITICS' WEEK, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
“Make a note to seek out this beguiling gem that manages to be a gripping eco quasi-thriller as well as a quirky and sensitive character portrait.” 5/5 Hilary A White Sunday Independent (Ireland)
A delightful follow-up to “Of Horses and Men” about a modest environmental activist determined to bring down heavy industry one electric pylon at a time.
Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humour as well as a satisfying sense of justice? Look no further than “Woman at War,” Benedikt Erlingsson’s gloriously Icelandic (for lack of a better adjective), near-perfect follow-up to “Of Horses and Men,”. Commentators will be tumbling over themselves trying to define what kind of movie this is: comedy, musical, social drama, politically correct issue film. It’s all those except the last; political correctness implies one-dimensional preaching that narrowly cuts off conversations, whereas, whereas “Woman at War” deftly centralizes a profound humanity from which vital issues are comfortably suspended. Bound to be one of the hot sellers at this year’s Cannes, the film is likely to do bang-up business worldwide.
(MA15+) AUST 91 mins
Thursday 25 July, 7.30pm
Friday 26 July, 2pm
Erik Jensen was an ambitious 19 year-old journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald when Archibald Prize-Winning painter, Adam Cullen, with a career retrospective at the Art Gallery of NSW, invited him to write his biography. This is the story of the four-and-a-half years leading to Cullen’s death at the age of 46. It is the story of their increasingly claustrophobic relationship.
Based on Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography of Adam Cullen, ACUTE MISFORTUNE is the story of the biographer and his subject. It is one of the most acclaimed Australian films of the year, revealing an iconic artist and lauded author in unsparing detail.
ACUTE MISFORTUNE is a film about theft and the commerce of theft, the instability of lies and of coming through an abusive relationship to find meaning in its wake.
These are true events, told almost entirely in real dialogue. Featuring AACTA Best Actor Winner, Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper, The Turning) the debut feature of Thomas M. Wright (Sweet Country, Top of the Lake) is a meticulously researched film that was named one of the best films of the year in The Monthly Awards and by Screen Daily and received The Age Critics Prize at Melbourne International Film Festival.
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.
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
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