G’day film mates! This ‘mid-sem’ weekend we’re diving into the Australian New Wave and shining the spotlight on the 70s and 80s Aussie movies of a leading and diverse director of it: Peter Weir! 🇦🇺

Maybe you know him partly from American efforts like Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). But his home-grown films might just be his best, having earnt him the nickname “Peter Weird”.

Join us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday then from 7:30 pm each night at https://cytu.be/r/Film_Society for as much of the line-up as you can! You can check out the full marathon schedule, along with links to trailers, plus each night’s event with more info on all the films below. After each of them, we’ll chat on Zoom for a bit as usual.


Friday: https://www.facebook.com/events/176384294630012
7:30 – 9:10 pm: The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) 🚘
9:30 – 11:25 pm: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) ⛰️

Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/182782610654810
7:30 – 9:25 pm: The Last Wave (1977) 🌊
9:50 – 11:40 pm: Gallipoli (1981) 👟

Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/events/2862028550609299
7:30 – 9:35 pm: The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) 🇮🇩

More info on Weir here: https://www.sensesofcinema.com/2005/great-directors/weir/