Queenstown Film Society

QUEENSTOWN
Film Society

Tuesdays 8 pm at Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown
from 3 May 2022

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 $125 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

5 July 2022
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Pamela B Green | USA | 2018 | 103 mins | not rated | The life and legacy of the world’s first woman film director are revealed via archival footage and interviews with Hollywood A-listers in this fascinating documentary. “By the end of Be Natural, you won’t only have a clear idea of who this …

5 July 2022
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
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26 July 2022
Sami Blood

Amanda Kernell | Denmark/Norway/Sweden | 2016 | 107 mins | M | A longing for further education and opportunity drives a young Sami woman to try to pass as Swedish, denying her indigenous heritage. “Sami Blood is driven by righteous rage, psychological acuity, and a profound empathy.” – Steve Gravestock, Toronto International Film Festival More …

26 July 2022
Sami Blood
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2 August 2022
The Killers

Robert Siodmak | USA | 1946 | 102 mins | PG
 | Burt Lancaster plays a Swedish ex-boxer, plunged into crime after falling for a seductive femme fatale (Ava Gardner) in this tense adaptation of a Hemingway story. “The essence of noir.” – BFI More about the film

9 August 2022
Lamb

Yared Zeleke | Ethiopia/France/Germany/Norway | 2015 | 94 mins | cert tbc | With his pet lamb for company, a nine-year-old boy must go to live with relatives after the death of his mother and a devastating drought that forces his father to leave their village to find work. “A delicately satisfying drama… deeply sympathetic …

9 August 2022
Lamb
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16 August 2022
Paris Calligrammes

Ulrike Ottinger | Germany | 2020 | 129 mins | not rated | A journey through time to 1960s Paris and 20-year-old Ulrike Ottinger’s creative coming-of-age. “At once memoir, social history, and love letter to Paris – where the alchemy of Marxism, Dadaism, Surrealism, jazz, and post-colonial debate spawned a generation of fervid productivity” – Film …

16 August 2022
Paris Calligrammes
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23 August 2022
Rafiki

Wanui Kahiu | Kenya | 2018 | 83 mins | cert tbc | Tomboy Kena falls for cool-girl Ziki in this fresh, brave coming-out story, banned in Kenya but celebrated at Cannes. “A stunning expression of love: its tenderness, its pains and its ability to triumph over even the most oppressive circumstances” – Zoe Tamara, …

23 August 2022
Rafiki
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30 August 2022
A White, White Day

Hlynur Pálmason | Iceland/Denmark/Sweden | 2019 | 109 mins | cert tbc
 | Sifting through his late wife’s things, a grieving widower makes a distressing discovery, sparking a shocking spiral of events in search of the truth. “Brings to mind a cinematic version of Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream… grimly hypnotic… powerful and freshly …

30 August 2022
A White, White Day
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6 September 2022
A Raisin in the Sun

Daniel Petrie | USA | 1961 | 128 mins | cert tbc
 | A windfall gives hope to a family living in a tiny apartment on Chicago’s South Side, but conflict arises over how to spend the money. Stars Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee. “A Hollywood landmark for its progressive politics and sensitive, realistic depiction …

6 September 2022
A Raisin in the Sun
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13 September 2022
A Fantastic Woman

Sebastián Lelio | Chile | 2017 | 104 mins | cert tbc | When her lover dies suddenly, Marina falls under suspicion of murder in this magic-realist Oscar-winner from the director of Gloria. “Ravishing… the remarkable trans actress Daniela Vega [gives] a transfixing performance… this is acting at its most fearless” – David Rooney, Hollywood …

13 September 2022
A Fantastic Woman
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20 September 2022
Pickpocket

Robert Bresson | France | 1959 | 76 mins | cert tbc | A young pickpocket spends his days working the streets, subways, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsion to steal grows, so does his fear that his luck is about to run out. “An elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in …

20 September 2022
Pickpocket
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27 September 2022
Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa | Poland | 2019 | 115 mins | cert tbc
 | Mistaken for the new parish priest, a young ex-con can’t resist the chance to change his life and play along. “Filled with twists and surprises… riveting right up to its closing frame. The thrilling narrative power of complex moral decisions is simply …

27 September 2022
Corpus Christi
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All screenings at Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown, at 8 pm unless otherwise indicated. 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 and African films are screened in cooperation with the Institut Français and the Embassy of France. German films are screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

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Corpus Christi (lq) HERO

27 September 2022
Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa | Poland | 2019 | 115 mins | cert tbc
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Mistaken for the new parish priest, a young ex-con can't resist the chance to change his life and play along. "Filled with twists and surprises… riveting right up to its closing frame. The thrilling narrative power of complex moral decisions is simply not to be denied." - Kenneth Turan

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