Film Society Program

September 2019 - March 2020

Annual Subscription ($30 single/$50 family/$25 BIAA member),

3-monthly ($10/$15family)  Guests welcome as potential members

All screenings are at the Adventure Bay Hall starting at 7pm - Tea, coffee etc – plus ‘Growers and Producers Market’  from 6.30 pm

(note that in summer, in particularly warm weather, we may start towards dusk and screen outdoors)


Screenings may change due to unforeseen circumstances – please check in the Bruny News or on our website (below)

Ratings can be checked at

For all enquires, contact Tony Korab, Tel:62931320, email, website:

Acknowledgements: Films: National Film and Sound Archive, Roadshow Films, Potential Films, Amalgamated Entertainment, Madman Films Support: Hobart Film Society, Bruny Island Arts Inc., Tas Regional Arts, Kingborough Council, Bruny Island Community Association



Sat. 10  Aug 2019

Rams (2016)

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. Director: Grímur Hákonarson Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson,  Theodór Júlíusson,  Charlotte Bøving  (subtitles) ….Deceptively seductive in its veracity and subtlety, Rams engages us, intrigues us and finally moves us beyond our expectations


Sat. 26 Sep 2019

Faces, Places (2017) Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places is a unique cross-generational

portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda. ..A beguiling and utterly unique piece of work. (subtitled)

Sat. 19 Oct 2019

To Be Announced

Sat. 9 Nov 2019

Now, Voyager (1942) A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman…. a

Hollywood swooner with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in a melodrama to end all melodramas. Compulsively watchable four-hankie weepie. Come prepared!


Sat. 7 Dec 2019

The Wild One (1954) Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Starring Marlon Brando The first and best biker movie. Plus late night bonus extra: Stone (1974) Australian bikie cult classic


Sat. 21 Dec 2019

Green Book (2108) Racism is alive and thriving in 1962 when Italian-American bouncer Tony "Lip" Vallelonga takes a

job as chauffeur to celebrated African-American pianist Dr Don Shirley. ..a handsomely made and watchable picture and there is a real warmth in Ali and Mortensen's performances.


January 2020

Jacques Tati Festival:

Sat 11 Jan ‘Mon Oncle’

Sat 18 Jan ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’

Sat 25 Jan ‘Playtime’


Sat. 8 Feb. 2020

Woman at War (2019)  Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

The droll absurdity of Nordic cinema acquires an eco-terrorism edge in Woman at War, a movie filled with dualities and one singular performance.(subtitles)


Sat. 22 Feb. 2020

Bran Nue Dae (2009) ..a charming Australian-based, music-driven road movie/romantic comedy starring Academy Award

winner Geoffrey Rush that literally bursts onto the screen with unbridled energy and fun. …Cute and deliciously off-kilter.


Sat. 7 Mar 2020

When Harry Met Sally (1989) Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was

ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. …Quite possibly the greatest romantic comedy since Some Like It Hot.

=====PAST SCREENINGS=========

Sat 12.  Jan 2019

The 5000 fingers of Dr T (1953)

Dr Zeuss

Sat. 2 Feb. 2019

My Bruny, My Home’

– a short film event created by you. Gala screening of short films/home movies made by Bruny Islanders. Entries need to be in by 31/12/18. More details closer to the date.

Sat. 9 Feb.2019

Whisky Galore (1949)

Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. Director: Alexander Mackendrick Stars: Basil Radford,  Joan Greenwood,  Catherine Lacey … arguably the sweetest, smartest and most joyous of all the Ealing comedies.  … Beguiling, subversive and a complete joy.


Sat 23 Feb 2019

Nebraska (2013)

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Director: Alexander Payne Stars: Bruce Dern,  Will Forte,  June Squibb   … Throughout, Payne gently infuses the film’s comic tone with strains of longing and regret, always careful to avoid the maudlin or cheaply sentimental.

Sat. 9 Mar 2019

Charley’s Country (2013)

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties. Director: Rolf de Heer Stars: David Gulpilil,  Peter Djigirr,  Luke Ford

…. Equal parts ethnographic and poetic, this eloquent drama's stirring soulfulness is laced with the sorrow of cultural dislocation but also with lovely ripples of humor and even joy.


Sat. 30 March 2019

The Straight Story (1999)

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother. Director: David Lynch Stars: Richard Farnsworth,  Sissy Spacek,  Jane Galloway Heitz … Its simplicity belies an emotional complexity that will linger in your mind like a gentle dream.

Sat. 13  Apr 2019

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? Director: Otto Preminger Stars: James Stewart,  Lee Remick,  Ben Gazzara

….As an entertaining look at legal process, this is spellbinding all the way, infused by an ambiguity about human personality and motivation that is Preminger's trademark, and the location shooting is superb.

Sat. 27 April 2019

Lonely Hearts (1982)

In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker. Director: Paul Cox Writers: Paul Cox,  John Clarke Stars: Wendy Hughes,  Norman Kaye,  Jon Finlayson … One of the small but valuable gems of Australian cinema, Lonely Hearts is a gently ascerbic film, if there is such a thing, exploring an Australia from a rather different perspective than was the usual case in the 70s and 80s


Sat. 11 May 2019

Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967)

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. Director: Stanley Kramer Stars: Spencer Tracy,  Sidney Poitier,  Katharine Hepburn … Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling


Sat. 25 May 2019

The Truman Show (1998)

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. Director: Peter Weir  Stars: Jim Carrey,  Ed Harris,  Laura Linney ….Weir's touch is light and effortless, the film's pleasures falling as gently as the Mozart music piped from Seahaven's sky.


Sat. 29  June 2019

The Manchurian candidate (1962)

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. Director: John Frankenheimer Stars: Frank Sinatra,  Laurence Harvey,  Janet Leigh … A dazzling spy thriller that’s still amazing. 


Sat. 13  July 2019

Of horses and men (2015)

A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception. Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson,  Charlotte Bøving,  Johann Pall Oddson (subtitles) …, a weird and beautiful comedy from Iceland …often sprightly, and almost every shot is an eyeful. (subtitles)