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A GREAT FRIEND

Wednesday 10 July 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Eric Besnard Drama Comedy France French (English subtitles) 95 minutes   Directed by Éric Besnard {Delicious), this film was a festival favourite earlier this year. In a nutshell: Hyperactive successful businessman meets

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THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE

Monday 15 July 10am, 6:30pm Director Ilker Catak Drama Germany German (English subtitles) 98 minutes   Oscar-nominated for best international film this is a scintillating drama about the power dynamics in a school system where every decision feels like a

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BROMLEY: LIGHT AFTER DARK

Monday 17 June 10am, 6:30pm Director Sean McDonald Documentary Australia 98 minutes The film is a story of art, true love and triumph over darkness.  Australian artist, David Bromley was a lost soul, until he found that art appeased the

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FREMONT

Wednesday 12 June 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Babak Jalali USA English Afghani (English subtitles) 91 minutes Troubled 20-something Donya, an Afghan translator who used to work with the US government, has trouble sleeping. She lives by herself in Fremont

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EDGE OF THE BLADE

Monday 13 May 10am, 6:30pm Director Vincent Perez French (English subtitles) Historical Drama 101 minutes It is 1887 and Parisian society is going through transformations that will resonate for decades to come. The supposedly outlawed practice of men fighting duels

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ALL OF US STRANGERS

Monday 22 April 10am, 6:30pm Director Andrew Haigh Drama England 105 minutes One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm

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GOODBYE JULIA

Wednesday 8 May 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Mohamed Kordofani Drama Sudan Arabic (English subtitles) 120 minutes Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned and dark, Mona and Julia become friends. Goodbye Julia

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HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

Wednesday 22 May 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Goran Stolevski Drama Macedonia Macedonian (English subtitles) 107 minutes From acclaimed filmmaker Goran Stolevski comes a story exploring the universal truths of family, both the ones we’re born into and ones we

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PERFECT DAYS

Wednesday 17 April 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Wim Wenders Drama Japan Japanese (English subtitles) 123 minutes Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine, he

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WHALE NATION

Wednesday 13th March 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Jean-Albert Lievre Documentary France English 82 minutes A humpback whale is beached on a remote shore. During the fight to save its life, scientists discover the story of these extraordinary creatures, denizens

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RICEBOY SLEEPS

Monday 18 March 10am, 6:30pm Director Anthony Shim Drama Canada English/Korean (English subtitles) 117minutes So-Young is a Korean single mother raising her adolescent son Dong-Hyun in the suburbs of Canada during the 90s. Determined to provide a better life for

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NFS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

Wednesday 27 March 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm A diverse selection of six powerful short films from emerging young film-makers, this program includes three award-winning films from the 2023 Heart of Gold International Film Festival: Voice Activated (comedy/Australia), directed by Steve

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CARAVAGGIO’S SHADOW

Wednesday 14 February 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Michele Placido Biography, History, Drama Italy Italian (English Subtitles) 119 minutes Italy 1610. Michelangelo, better known as Caravaggio, ignores Catholic Church rulings that dictate how religious subjects are to be represented. Having been informed

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BEYOND UTOPIA

Monday 19 February 10am, 6:30pm Director Madelaine Gavin Documentary USA English, Korean  (English subtitles) 119 minutes A suspenseful, riveting portrait of the lengths people will go to gain freedom, BEYOND UTOPIA follows various families as they attempt to flee North

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THE HOLDOVERS

Wednesday 28 February 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm Director Alexander Payne Comedy, Drama USA English 133 minutes The Holdovers follows teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) who nobody likes – not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all

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Coming Soon

Wishing you a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year from the NFS Committee. See you on Wednesday 24 January for our 1st screening of 2024!

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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

July 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