/program 2017
/revealing connections
/revealing connections

If you want to know more about the film, just click on the title and you will be taken to the IMDB page for the title.

Feb 6        The Bélier Family  

Feb 20      Goldstone  


Mar 6        Rams  

Mar 20      The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Apr 24      The Nightingale    


May 1       Spotlight  

May 15     Embrace of the Serpent  

May 29     Bridge of Spies  


June 5      La Belle Saison

June 19    Citizen Kane

                 (Betty Jope Tribute Screening)


July 17     Juliéta

July 31     Chasing Asylum


Aug 7       Theeb

Aug 21     Indignation


Sep 4       After the Storm

Sep 17     Shaun the Sheep Movie 

                 (Kids' screening)

Sep 18     Sunset Song

Oct 16     The Salesman

Oct 30     Highly Strung


Nov 13    Things to Come

Nov 20    Truman


Dec 4      Hail Caesar + AGM

We have removed the individual film pages for our 2016 program in the interests of saving space and time maintaining them.  What we give you here is just a reminder of what we saw in 2016, together with how you rated the films.
/cfs 2017 

 Superficially we have never been more connected - both physically though modern day travel options and virtually, through the world wide web of digital communications that fills the ether.  We can talk to our overseas relatives and friends in real time, know everything about everything at the touch of a button, and yet there is everything to learn - how to live in peace, how to survive.  

Our films this year seem to have a commonality in their exploration of the ties that bind us together and pull us apart.  Families, communities, neighbours, friends even nations, and the way they work are explored - sometimes hopefully, sometimes not.  They explore all the different ways in which we are connected and the equally numerous ways in which we drift apart.

There are directors of renown and experience - Speilberg, Almodóvar, Terence Davies, the Coen Brothers, several now building up a substantial reputation - Mia Hansen-Løve, Asghar Farhadi, Taika Waititi and Tom McCarthy and those who are completely new to us here in Australia.  We seek out films by directors who try to add to our emotional knowledge of life, the universe and everything and we are really excited by this year's selection.  There were so many to choose from, that we regretfully had to set some aside - maybe for another year.

Our aim this year is to reveal, with each new film, a truth about how we connect and communicate in an ever more troubling world.  There will be tears, but also many smiles - even a laugh here and there.  Do let us know what you think of our films.  Go to our Discuss page where you will find the opportunity to connect with us and give us your views.


2017 scores
The Bélier Family - 4.63
Goldstone - 3.81
Rams - 3.5
Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 4.25
The Nightingale - 4.11
Spotlight - 4.54
Embrace of the Serpent - 3.16
Bridge of Spies - 4.49
La Belle Saison - 3.54
Citizen Kane - 3.44
Julieta - 3.72
Chasing Asylum - 4.18
Theeb - 3.6
Indignation - 3.7
After the Storm -2.86
Sunset Song - 3.37
The Salesman - 3.62
Highly Strung - 3.92
Things to Come - 2.85
Truman - 4.01
/star box scores