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Thursday, 19 January, 11 am
Saturday, 21 January, 2 pm

Moana (PG)

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), Moana sails into the James Theatre this January.



Science Fiction/Action
Saturday, 21 January, 7.30 pm

Rogue One (M)

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves and bring a new hope to the galaxy.



Saturday 28 January, 2 pm and 7.30 pm

Red Dog: True Blue (PG)

Just in time for the Australia Day weekend, Red Dog: True Blue explores the early events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend.
When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever.



Saturday 4 February, 7.30 PM

Allied (M)

In 1942, French-Canadian spy Max(Brad Pitt)  falls in love and marries French agent Marianne (Marion Cotillard) after a risky mission in Casablanca. They never reveal their true identities, but hope to leave all that double-dealing behind them and start new lives. Instead, suspicion and danger envelop their marriage as both husband and wife become pitted against each other in an escalating, potentially lethal test that has global consequences.



Saturday 18 February, 7.30 PM

La La Land (M)

A huge hit with audiences and critics, La La Land is an exhilarating, music-filled romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In modern day Los Angeles, two ambitious artists who fall in love – one a dedicated musician, the other an aspiring actress – chase their dreams and discover the joy and heartbreak of risking it all for your passion. Daring, enchanting and moving, La La Land re-invents the Hollywood classic for a new age, creating the kind of movie magic that sends you out of the cinema on a high.



Drama /Romance
Sunday 19 February, 7 PM

A United Kingdom (PG)

We welcome you to the first offering of the Dungog Film Society Sunday Night Films for 2017, A United Kingdom. You can buy a single ticket at the door, but please consider buying an annual pass for 2017, which gives you entry to ten first rate Sunday night films for only $90.
Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A United Kingdom tells the true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire—their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.



International Short Film Festival
Friday 24 Feb 7 pm,
Saturday 25 Feb, from 1 pm

2017 Flickerfest

Flickerfest returns to Dungog as part of its 2017 national tour, over two days: Friday night on 24 February, and Saturday afternoon and evening on 25 February. Flickerfest showcases the most entertaining and innovative short films from Australia and around the world. We are pleased to be part of the 2017 national tour, and to provide a great excuse to spend a weekend in Dungog.

2017 Program

The program starts on Friday 24 February at 8.30pm, with the Best of Australian Shorts.
Then on Saturday 25 February, you have the morning free, followed by:
1.30pm Best of International Shorts
4.00pm Short Laughs Comedy
6.00pm Flickerfeast – our special dinner, in our new outdoor entertainment area
7.30pm Best of International Shorts 2

Session Prices

All four sessions  $55
Any three sessions  $45
Any two sessions  $34
Single session  $17
Dinner add $25 to any of the above prices

Information & Booking

Tickets are all available now through our online booking system, by clicking here.


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  • 19 Thur 11 am
    'Moana' (PG)
  • 21 Sat 2 pm
    'Moana' (PG)
  • 21 Sat 7.30 pm
    Science Fiction/Action
    'Rogue One' (M)
  • 28 Sat 2 pm & 7.30 pm
    'Red Dog: True Blue' (PG)


  • 4 Sat 7.30 pm
    'Allied' (M)
  • 18 Sat 7.30 pm
    'La La Land' (M)
  • 19 Sun 7 pm
    Drama /Romance
    'A United Kingdom' (PG)
  • 24 Fri 7 pm
    Short Film Festival
    'Flickerfest' (TBA)
  • 25 Sat from 1pm
    Short Film Festival
    'Flickerfest' (TBA)
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