Queenstown Film Society

QUEENSTOWN
Film Society

Tuesdays 8.30 pm at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown from 21 July 2020

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. In 2020 we're running a shortened season of 10 films.

Coming up

11 August 2020
Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash, USA, 1991, 112 mins (PG) Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut remains urgent, poetic and resonant, most recently inspiring Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

18 August 2020
The State against Nelson Mandela and the Others

Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte, France, 2018, 103 mins (not rated) Rare audio recordings alongside animated courtroom sketches bring to life the Rivonia trial in this enthralling account of a pivotal chapter in Mandela and his co-defendants’ fight against apartheid.

25 August 2020
A Polar Year

Samuel Collardey, France, 2018, 94 mins (not rated) Set amidst the dazzling, otherworldly landscapes of Arctic Greenland, this richly human documentary, about the unexpected bond between a Danish teacher and an Inuit boy, celebrates our capacity for cross-cultural connection.

1 September 2020
3 Days in Quiberon

Emily Atef, Germany/Austria/France, 2018, 115 mins (PG coarse language) In 1981 troubled actress and cult favourite Romy Schneider gave her final interview at a French resort. “Marie Bäumer is uncanny in this black-and-white homage to the Austrian-born movie star.” – Guardian

8 September 2020
Bob le flambeur

Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1956, 98 mins (PG) Bob is a thief with a code of honour and a perfect plan to rob the casino in this crime classic. “Melville’s drollest, most likeable gangster movie…Exceedingly light on its feet” – Village Voice 

15 September 2020
Inbetween Worlds

Feo Aladag, Germany, 2014, 103 mins Shot on location in Afghanistan, this muscular and scrupulously balanced war film finds common ground amongst the divisions of war. “A sensitive corrective to more partisan war dramas.” – Variety

22 September 2020
Woman at War

Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland, 2018, 100 mins (PG) Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior juggling environmental action and foster motherhood.

All screenings at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown, at 8.30 pm. The programme is subject to change without notice. Admission is members only; we cannot sell single tickets. There are no bookings, so get there early to be sure of a seat. French films are screened in cooperation with the Institut Français and the Embassy of France. German films are screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

Coming up

Daughters-of-the-Dust-screenshot

11 August 2020
Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash, USA, 1991, 112 mins (PG)

Set in 1902 as an African-American family prepares to leave their island home for the mainland, this groundbreaking debut remains urgent, poetic and resonant, most recently inspiring Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

The-State-Against-Mandela-and-the-Others-1600x900-c-default

18 August 2020
The State against Nelson Mandela and the Others

Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte, France, 2018, 103 mins (not rated)

Rare audio recordings alongside animated courtroom sketches bring to life the Rivonia trial in this enthralling account of a pivotal chapter in Mandela and his co-defendants’ fight against apartheid.

A-Polar-Year-1600x900-c-default

25 August 2020
A Polar Year

Samuel Collardey, France, 2018, 94 mins (not rated)

Set amidst the dazzling, otherworldly landscapes of Arctic Greenland, this richly human documentary, about the unexpected bond between a Danish teacher and an Inuit boy, celebrates our capacity for cross-cultural connection.

3 days

1 September 2020
3 Days in Quiberon

Emily Atef, Germany/Austria/France, 2018, 115 mins (PG coarse language)

In 1981 troubled actress and cult favourite Romy Schneider gave her final interview at a French resort. “Marie Bäumer is uncanny in this black-and-white homage to the Austrian-born movie star.” – Guardian

bob-le-flambeur-femme-fatale

8 September 2020
Bob le flambeur

Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1956, 98 mins (PG)

Bob is a thief with a code of honour and a perfect plan to rob the casino in this crime classic. “Melville’s drollest, most likeable gangster movie…Exceedingly light on its feet” – Village Voice 

In-Between-Worlds-01

15 September 2020
Inbetween Worlds

Feo Aladag, Germany, 2014, 103 mins

Shot on location in Afghanistan, this muscular and scrupulously balanced war film finds common ground amongst the divisions of war. “A sensitive corrective to more partisan war dramas.” – Variety

woman-at-war

22 September 2020
Woman at War

Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland, 2018, 100 mins (PG)

Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior juggling environmental action and foster motherhood.

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