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LUNANA – A Yak in the Classroom

Wednesday 8  December 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji Drama Bhutan/subtitled 110 mins An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia. As a reprimand,

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THE TOLL

Wednesday 24 November  10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Ryan Hooper Thriller/Black Comedy United Kingdom 83 mins Brendan works solo shifts in the quietest toll booth in Wales, hiding from a criminal past where nobody would ever look. His problems begin

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MARTIN EDEN

Monday 15 November 10.00am, 6.30pm Directed by Pietro Marcello Drama Italy/subtitled 129 mins Thirty-something sailor Martin Eden is inspired to remake himself as a novelist, following a chance encounter with the sophisticated, wealthy Elena. She immediately becomes not only the object

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SUMMER OF SOUL

(OR When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Monday 18 October 10am, 6.30pm Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Documentary United States 117 mins Over six weeks during the summer of 1969, three hundred thousand people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival

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THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Wednesday 10 November 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour Drama Saudia Arabia/subtitled 101 mins The film offers a candid view on Saudi Arabian society that will pique the curiosity of Western audiences. When a hardworking young female

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THE MOLE AGENT

Wednesday 27 October 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Maite Alberdi Documentary Chile/United States/subtitled 90 mins An 83-year-old man poses as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse. Seeking to hire

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BYE BYE MORONS

Wednesday 13 October 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Albert Dupontel Comedy/Drama French, subtitles 87 mins It often takes a tragedy to force us to do something we have always wanted to. Suze Trappet is dying.  Aerosols have ruined

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BREAKING BREAD

Monday 13 September 2021 10am, 6.30pm Directed by Beth Elise Hawk Documentary English & Hebrew (with subtitles) 86 mins This delicious documentary follows a group of chefs who take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of

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WHILE AT WAR

Wednesday 8th September 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Alejandro Amenábar Drama Spanish, subtitles 107 mins An historical drama set in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, depicting how the country slid inexorably into nearly four decades

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HEROIC LOSERS

Wednesday 25 August 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Sebastián Borensztein Comedy Argentina  Spanish, subtitles 116 mins The year is 2001, and Argentina is hitting the lowest point in its great depression. His glory days far behind him, retired soccer

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MINAMATA

Monday 19 July 10am, 6.30pm Directed by Andrew Levitas Drama KK/USA 115 mins A real life story about war photographer W. Eugene Smith who travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

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MY NAME IS GULPILIL

Wednesday 11 August, 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Molly Reynolds Documentary English 101 mins For fifty years, David Gulpilil has been an iconic figure of Australian cinema. He is the only actor to appear in both of the

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THE PAINTER & THE THIEF

Monday 16 August 10am, 6.30pm Directed by Benjamin Ree Documentary 102 mins Norway (in English) This superb Norwegian documentary tells the story of a painter Barbora Kysilkova who befriended the criminal who stole two of her most valuable paintings from

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EMA

Wednesday 28 July 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Pablo Larraín Drama Spain/subtitles 102 mins Strong sex scenes Free-spirited, platinum-blonde Ema is a beguiling, stubborn and fiercely talented young dancer and teacher. Her insatiable passion lies in the sexy reggaetón

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THE TAVERNA

Wednesday  14th July 2021 10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7.30pm Directed by  Alkinos Tsilimidos Australia/English Dark Comedy 86 mins THE TAVERNA covers one utterly chaotic evening in a family run Greek restaurant.  Owner of a Greek restaurant, Kostas, gets more than he bargained

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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

Wednesday  23rd  June 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Sharka King USA/English Docudrama 126 mins In March of 1968, J. Edgar Hoover issued a memorandum to the agents of COINTELPRO, a covert — and illegal — series of counterintelligence

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A SON

Wednesday  9th June 2021 10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7.30pm Directed by Mehdi Barsaoui Darija Arabic & French/subtitles Drama 96 mins Is happiness an illusion? The future can seem so bright one moment and then be thrown into turmoil from unexpected quarters. 

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GOLDEN VOICES

Monday 14 June 10:00am, 6.30pm Directed by Evgeny Ruman Comedy/Drama/Romance 88 mins Russian & Hebrew/subtitles Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of Soviet film dubbing for decades. All the western movies that reached Soviet screens were dubbed by

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THE NEST

Wednesday 26 May 2021 10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7.30pm Directed by Shaun Durkin Psychological Thriller 107 mins English A psychological thriller of matrimonial mind games, The Nest explores the strains a transatlantic move puts on a marriage.One day, after at least

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THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS

Monday May 17 10am, 6.30pm Directed by Gregory Kershaw & Michael Dwek Italy/subtitles Documentary 84 mins Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the world, it remains a

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DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

Wednesday May 12 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Simon Bird UK Comedy 86 mins Based on the critically acclaimed novel, this film is a funny yet sweet coming of age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel intended to

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THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS

Wednesday April 28 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Cesc Gay Spain/subtitles Comedy 82 mins Julio and Ana have been married for many years and have hit a brick wall in their relationship where daily conflicts have become the norm.

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THE FURNACE

Wednesday 10 March 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Roderick Mackay Australian Western/Drama 116 mins Western Australia 1897. To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.

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ROSIE

Monday 15 March 2021 10am, 6:30pm Directed by Paddy Breathnach Ireland Drama/Social Realism 86 mins Premiering at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Rosie depicts a 36-hour period in which Rosie and her partner strive to find somewhere to live

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ANOTHER ROUND “DRUK”

Wednesday 24 March 2021 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm Directed by Thomas Vinterberg Denmark/subtitles Comedy/Drama 117 mins Mads Mikkelsen reunites with the Danish director of 2013 Oscar nominee The Hunt for this Cannes-selected story of a group of friends who put

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MINARI

Monday 19 April 2021 10am, 6:30pm Directed by Lee Isaac Chung USA Drama 115 mins A highly acclaimed film about a 7-year-old Korean American boy who must come to terms with his surroundings when his family moves into a trailer

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CORPUS CHRISTI

Monday 15 February 10:00am, 6:30pm Directed by Jan Komasa Polish/English subtitles Drama MA15+ 116 min Twenty year old Daniel has found God whilst incarcerated in a youth detention centre but his criminal record excludes him from entering the seminary. At

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ONLY THE ANIMALS

Wednesday 24 February 10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm Directed by Dominik Moll France/subtitles Crime, Drama, Mystery 117 Mins Set in an isolated town in the lush, wintery mountains of Southern France, the film opens with the departure of a local woman

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IN THE NAME OF THE LAND

Wednesday 10 February 10:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm Directed by Edward Bergeon France/Subtitles Drama 103 mins Pierre returns from Wyoming to the Mayenne district of France in the late 1970s to marry his girlfriend and buys the family farm from his

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SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Wednesday 27 January 10:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm Directed by Nicholas Vanier French, Norwegian, Swedish/subtitles Adventure PG 113 mins The story of a father and his video-addicted son who are obliged to spend the summer together, although the teenage son has

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survey results

The survey was emailed to 1465 members, 1065 opened it, reaching 72% of our members.

  • 564 members completed the survey and 44% of them claim to attend 80% of our screenings
  • 77% of respondents are female, and 80% are over 65.
  • Most comments were positive and appreciative
  • 35% attend other screenings less than 6 times a year. it would seem because of mainstream content. 
  • Members are still having difficulty with ticketing and booking a seat online.
  • Over 90% rely on email reminders and use links to trailers. Few use the website to check upcoming films.
  • Over 70% find the website easy to use
  • Some members regularly look at Facebook.
  • Over 90% of respondents are aware that NFS sponsors various festivals.

NFS Screening times & Handout

Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Monday screening times are 10am and 6:30pm. Doors into the cinema will open 15 minutes prior to screening.  Please do not loiter in the foyer! Park and walk straight into the cinema.

HANDOUT

For a printed copy of our handout, download

June 2024 Handout

screening dates for 2024

Screening dates for the first half of 2024 are:
  • Monday 17th June, Wednesday 12th June
  • Monday 15th July, Wednesday 10th & 24th July
  • Monday 19th August, Wednesday 14th & 28th August
  • Monday 2nd September, Wednesday 11th September
  • Monday 14th October, Wednesday 9th & 23rd October
  • Monday 18th November, Wednesday 13th & 27th November
  • Monday 2nd December, Wednesday 11th December
SURVEY RESULTS

The survey was emailed to 1465 members, 1065 opened it, reaching 72% of our members.

  • 564 members completed the survey and 44% of them claim to attend 80% of our screenings
  • 77% of respondents are female, and 80% are over 65.
  • Most comments were positive and appreciative
  • 35% attend other screenings less than 6 times a year. it would seem because of mainstream content. 
  • Members are still having difficulty with ticketing and booking a seat online.
  • Over 90% rely on email reminders and use links to trailers. Few use the website to check upcoming films.
  • Over 70% find the website easy to use
  • Some members regularly look at Facebook.
  • Over 90% of respondents are aware that NFS sponsors various festivals.
NFS Screening Times & Handout
Screening Dates for 2023