Queenstown Film Society

QUEENSTOWN
Film Society

Tuesdays 8 pm at Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown
from 4 May 2021

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 $120 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

3 August 2021
Tehran Taxi

Jafar Panahi | Iran | 2015 | 82 mins | PG offensive language | Pretending to be a taxi driver negotiating the streets of Tehran, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker makes a fascinating movie about his own role as a forbidden storyteller and life in Iran today.

Monday 9 August 2021
Sweet Country

Warwick Thornton | Australia | 2017 | 113 mins | R16 | Wanted for murder after killing a white station owner in self-defence, an Aboriginal stockman escapes into the perilous outback. Starring Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown. “A milestone for Australian indigenous cinema” – Screendaily

17 August 2021
The Murderer Lives at Number 21

Henri-Georges Clouzot | France | 1942 | DCP | PG violence , coarse language & sexual references | In this droll thriller a police inspector goes undercover to catch a killer who has been stalking the streets of Paris. “Brilliantly witty dialogue, excellent performances and a superb visual aesthetic” – Electric Sheep

24 August 2021
Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev | Russia | 2014 | 141 mins | M violence & sexual references | An involving, magnificently envisaged and blackly funny tale of one man’s struggle in a densely corrupt world. “A killer combination of energy, imagination and visionary cinematic power” – Hollywood Reporter

31 August 2021
Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch | UK/Germany | 2013 | 123 mins | M offensive language | Tom Hiddleston joins Tilda Swinton to play Adam and Eve, blood-sipping lovers since time began, in Jim Jarmusch’s impossibly cool foray into vampirism. “Passionate and consummately chic.” – Screendaily

7 September 2021
School’s Out

Sébastien Marnier | France | 2018 | 104 mins | A substitute teacher becomes fixated on the strange behaviour of students in his class in this oddball French thriller. “An unnerving parable of a world that will not acknowledge or understand the warning signs constantly before its very eyes” – Projected Figures

14 September 2021
Elevator to the Gallows

Louis Malle | France | 1958 | 91 mins | PG low level violence | Featuring an iconic performance by Jeanne Moreau and a celebrated Miles Davis score, this elegant thriller was Louis Malle’s first film. “Consistently engaging, atmospheric noir” – Time Out New York

21 September 2021
I Am Not a Witch

Rungano Nyoni | UK/Zambia | 2017 | 95 mins | PG adult themes | Set in Zambia, the birthplace of writer-director Rungano Nyoni, this strange, engrossing feature addresses the continuing marginalisation of ‘witches’ and the accusations against a nine-year-old girl.

28 September 2021
Roman Holiday

William Wyler | USA | 1953 | 119 mins | G | A princess skips out on her official schedule to enjoy Rome incognito, with an opportunistic reporter in tow. Stars Audrey Hepburn in her first major role, and Gregory Peck. “Chic, charming, vulnerable and very funny” – Guardian

All screenings at Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown, at 8 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

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3 August 2021
Tehran Taxi

Jafar Panahi | Iran | 2015 | 82 mins | PG offensive language |
Pretending to be a taxi driver negotiating the streets of Tehran, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker makes a fascinating movie about his own role as a forbidden storyteller and life in Iran today.

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Monday 9 August 2021
Sweet Country

Warwick Thornton | Australia | 2017 | 113 mins | R16 |
Wanted for murder after killing a white station owner in self-defence, an Aboriginal stockman escapes into the perilous outback. Starring Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown. "A milestone for Australian indigenous cinema" - Screendaily

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17 August 2021
The Murderer Lives at Number 21

Henri-Georges Clouzot | France | 1942 | DCP | PG violence , coarse language & sexual references |
In this droll thriller a police inspector goes undercover to catch a killer who has been stalking the streets of Paris. "Brilliantly witty dialogue, excellent performances and a superb visual aesthetic" - Electric Sheep

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24 August 2021
Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev | Russia | 2014 | 141 mins | M violence & sexual references |
An involving, magnificently envisaged and blackly funny tale of one man's struggle in a densely corrupt world. "A killer combination of energy, imagination and visionary cinematic power" - Hollywood Reporter

only lovers

31 August 2021
Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch | UK/Germany | 2013 | 123 mins | M offensive language |
Tom Hiddleston joins Tilda Swinton to play Adam and Eve, blood-sipping lovers since time began, in Jim Jarmusch's impossibly cool foray into vampirism. "Passionate and consummately chic." - Screendaily

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7 September 2021
School’s Out

Sébastien Marnier | France | 2018 | 104 mins |
A substitute teacher becomes fixated on the strange behaviour of students in his class in this oddball French thriller. "An unnerving parable of a world that will not acknowledge or understand the warning signs constantly before its very eyes" - Projected Figures

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14 September 2021
Elevator to the Gallows

Louis Malle | France | 1958 | 91 mins | PG low level violence |
Featuring an iconic performance by Jeanne Moreau and a celebrated Miles Davis score, this elegant thriller was Louis Malle's first film. "Consistently engaging, atmospheric noir" - Time Out New York

I_Am_Not_A_Witch

21 September 2021
I Am Not a Witch

Rungano Nyoni | UK/Zambia | 2017 | 95 mins | PG adult themes |
Set in Zambia, the birthplace of writer-director Rungano Nyoni, this strange, engrossing feature addresses the continuing marginalisation of 'witches' and the accusations against a nine-year-old girl.

image

28 September 2021
Roman Holiday

William Wyler | USA | 1953 | 119 mins | G |
A princess skips out on her official schedule to enjoy Rome incognito, with an opportunistic reporter in tow. Stars Audrey Hepburn in her first major role, and Gregory Peck. "Chic, charming, vulnerable and very funny" - Guardian

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