Saturday 17 October
4pm & 7pm
The classic story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. This lavish new live-action fantasy adventure film stars Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Rooney Mara.
Dungog Film Society
Sunday 18 October 7pm
Wild Tales (MA 15+)
An Argentine-Spanish black comedy, written and directed by Damian Szifron. It tells six dark stories, each involving savage situations full of revenge, which change the lives of people who are involved in them. Wild Tales is said to be wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged.
Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 October
Dungog Festival Film Program
Apart from the amazing array of excellent films (and no less than four premieres), the heritage buildings of Dungog will be alive with roving animations and art house projections on the walls. In the shop front windows of Dowling Street, you can tap into the heart and soul of Dungog by checking out Dungog TV. For more information visit www.dungogfestival.com.au
Down Memory Lane
Thursday 5 November 10am & 7pm
The fabulously successful Pillow Talk, stars playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day, who are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having met in person. In a cute but convenient coincidence, Doris’ boy friend is Tony Randall, who also happens to be Hudson’s best pal. Thus Hudson gets a glimpse of Day, and it’s love at first sight. Pillow Talk is still one of the best of the frothy Doris Day-Rock Hudson films: it made a fortune at the box office and garnered five Oscar nominations.
Saturday 7 November 7pm
The Martian (M)
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and directed by Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
Dungog Film Society
Sunday 15 November 7pm
The Nightingale (G)
A French and Chinese co-production with English subtitles. It follows the story of a young girl left in the care of her previously estranged grandfather living in a small and modest apartment in Beijing. The two set out to visit the grandfather’s hometown in the country which becomes a journey of understanding and friendship.
Saturday 21 November 7pm
Bridge of Spies (M)
Historical thriller based on the 1960 U-2 incident when the Soviet Union captured U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is a New York lawyer recruited by the CIA to negotiate his release. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen; Stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
Saturday 28 November 4pm & 7pm
The Dressmaker (M)
A glamorous young woman returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town in rural Australia in order to right some wrongs from the past…
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