Queenstown Film Society

QUEENSTOWN
Film Society

Tuesdays 8 pm at Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown
from 30 April 2024

Queenstown Film Society is all about movies. Great movies that you wouldn't otherwise get to see on the big screen. Old movies. Obscure movies. World cinema. Documentaries.
 
We're a community organisation that gets together on winter Tuesdays to watch fine movies cherry-picked from the last century of cinema. It’s easy to become a member and great value at just $140 for the season of 20 films. We can't sell single tickets but if you want to get a taste before joining, why not come along to one of our public screenings.

Coming up

6 Joyland

23 July 2024
Joyland

Saim Sadiq | Pakistan | 2022 | 2h 6m | M sexual material, suicide, offensive language & content that may disturb

A married man falls for a glamorous trans dancer in this daring and emotionally intense love story from Pakistani first-time writer-director Saim Sadiq.


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14 ShivaBaby3

30 July 2024
Shiva Baby

Emma Seligman | USA | 2020 | 1h 17m | M sex scenes & offensive language

Dizzying and captivating, Emma Seligman's debut feature stars Rachel Sennott as a young woman who cannot escape her sugar daddy, her ex-girlfriend or her own lies at a family wake.


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13 IndiaSong2

6 August 2024
India Song

Marguerite Duras | France | 1975 | 2h 0m | PG

A haunted-house movie unlike any other, this most celebrated work from Marguerite Duras is an almost incantatory experience with few stylistic precedents in the history of cinema.

Presented in cooperation with the Institut Français & the Embassy of France.


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7 burning

13 August 2024
Burning

Lee Chang-dong | South Korea | 2018 | 2hr 28m | M violence, sex scenes, nudity & drug use

A tense, haunting romantic drama transforms into an enigmatic and mysterious thriller in this adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami.


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15 Under_the_fig_trees

20 August 2024
Under the Fig Trees

Erige Sehiri | Tunisia/Switzerland/France/Qatar/Germany | 2021 | 1h 33m | Censors rating tbc

This debut feature from Erige Sehiri chronicles and animates the lives of a group of Tunisian women fig harvesters, in an understated and intimate story of sisterhood.

Presented in cooperation with the Institut Français & the Embassy of France.


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16 Long absence

27 August 2024
The Long Absence

Henri Colpi | France/Italy | 1961 | 1h 25m | Censors rating tbc

Scripted by Marguerite Duras and directed by Henri Colpi, a regular editor for Alain Resnais and Agnès Varda, this forgotten New Wave film won the Palme d'Or in 1961.

Presented in cooperation with the Institut Français & the Embassy of France.


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17 Memories of Murder

3 September 2024
Memories of Murder

Bong Joon-ho | South Korea | 2003 | 2hr 9m | R16 violence, offensive language & sex scenes

Based on real-life serial killings that rocked a rural Korean community in the 80s, this crime thriller from the director of Parasite upends policier conventions with genre-defying results.


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18 Casablanca Beats hero

10 September 2024
Casablanca Beats

Nabil Ayouch | France/Morocco | 2021 | 1h 41m | Censors rating tbc

A rapper-turned-teacher helps his students find their creative voice in this grittily empowering hip-hop fable.

Presented in cooperation with the Institut Français & the Embassy of France.


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19 We

17 September 2024
We

Alice Diop | France | 2021 | 1h 54m | Exempt

A sensitive documentary portrait of the disparate communities that lie along the Paris urban commuter rail line. Director Alice Diop went on to direct award-winning drama, Saint Omer.

Presented in cooperation with the Institut Français & the Embassy of France.


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20 afterhours

24 September 2024
After Hours

Martin Scorsese | USA | 1985 | 1hr 37m | M adult themes

An evening of unabashed chaos awaits uptight office-worker Griffin Dunne as he heads downtown for a date. Nearly 40 years on, Scorsese's screwball comedy is as fresh and innovative as ever.


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