The Orange Film Society Inc. is a self-supporting and non-profit organisation dedicated to the appreciation of film culture. Our president is Lisa Baillie.

 

Orange Film Society Membership Form

Become a Orange Film Society member by filling in
the membership application form (PDF).

 

 

Upcoming Movies

 

French Film Festival
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August

SUZANNE (M)
JUST A SIGH (Le temps de l'aventure) (M)
HOMELAND (Né quelque part) (M)
VIOLETTE (M)

The Babadook
Sunday August 31st at 5:30pm & Wednesday September 3rd

Running Time: 105
Cast & Crew: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear

 

Australian horror / thriller, centred on a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Snowpiercer
Sunday September 28th at 5:30pm & Wednesday October 1st

Running Time: 141
Cast & Crew: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer

 

In this sci-fi epic, a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

SUZANNE (M)

Saturday 16th August – 1:30pm

 

Widely considered one of France’s most exciting young directors, Katell Quillévéré confirms the promise of her debut Love Like Poison with Suzanne, a powerful and emotionally-charged drama that explores the impact of one woman’s unquenchable thirst for life on those around her. We meet the strong-willed Suzanne - beautifully played by the enthralling Sara Forestier - during her childhood, spent in a loving but working-class home with her adoring elder sister Maria (Adèle Haenel) and their widowed father Nicolas (Fran├žois Damiens).

 

Barely into her teenage years, Suzanne falls pregnant, and declares that she will keep the baby; she decides to choose love above all else - an attitude that will trigger irrevocable consequences for her entire family. Exceptionally well-performed and directed, Suzanne richly captures a poetry and fierce intelligence in everyday details, hurtling the viewer through key moments of life. Constantly surprising, and with a superb score by Electrelane’s Verity Susman, Suzanne poignantly reminds us that life rarely follows a predictable path.

JUST A SIGH (Le temps de l'aventure) (M)

Saturday 16th August – 3:30pm

 

The always brilliant Emmanuelle Devos stars as Alix, a forty-three year old actress en route to Paris for an audition. With a broken mobile phone and a maxed-out credit card, Alix is momentarily loosened from the moorings that anchor her to modern life and to her boyfriend. A brief train conversation with an enigmatic stranger, Douglas (Irish star Gabriel Byrne), sets her on a path of spontaneous decisions with both the promise and the risk of new beginnings.

 

Just a Sigh shows two charismatic stars in top form as they pursue an attraction in glances and tentative gestures. Their flirtation unfolds in real-time against a backdrop of vibrant Paris locations on World Music Day. Director Jérôme Bonnell masterfully conducts the sparkling repartee between Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne with insight and affection. Combining the magic of Brief Encounter and Before Sunrise, Just a Sigh is mature, wryly humorous, and an ode to the ageless thrill of anticipation of a new and forbidden romance.

HOMELAND (Né quelque part) (M)

Sunday 17th August – 1:30pm

 

When 26-year-old law student Farid (Tewfik Jallab) is asked by his father to go to Algeria and save the family house from demolition, he has no idea what to expect. He speaks only a little Arabic, he is frustrated by the local customs, and he can’t appreciate the country’s beauty. Little by little, however, Farid falls in love with his father’s homeland, as well as a beautiful girl from the village (Zined Obeid).

 

When Farid’s papers are stolen by his fast-talking cousin (Jamel Debbouze, one of France’s top comedians), the reputable French citizen must find a way back to France as an illegal immigrant. Or will he decide to stay in Algeria and make a new home for himself? This heart-warming comedy-drama, produced by the acclaimed The Intouchables directors éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, is full of fascinating characters, gorgeous locations and natural performances. Partly inspired by the director’s own return to his father’s village in Algeria after a 20-year absence, Homeland is a triumphant story about identity and roots spread across two very different cultures.

VIOLETTE (M)

Sunday 17th August – 3:30pm

 

Violette follows the compelling story of novelist Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos) and her struggle to find her voice as a writer. Scarred by both a childhood trauma and a loveless marriage, Violette finds a complex mentor in Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain) and gains entry to a world of literary giants. A parade of great French writers from Camus to Genet is brought to life by a magnificent ensemble cast.

 

Director Martin Provost vividly and unsentimentally recreates the heady intellectual atmosphere of 1940s Paris. Devos gives one of the most impassioned performances of her lauded career in the title role, portraying an uncompromising female artist’s journey from darkness to light, while Sandrine Kiberlain is perfect as the famously severe Simone de Beauvoir. With superb sets shot in exquisitely wintry tones, Violette is a stunning and mature masterwork that casts an enveloping spell. This is an intimate and powerful true story of the relationship between two extraordinary women in an extraordinary time.

The Orange Film Society

 

What we do

The Film Society’s aim is to encourage interest in film as an art and as a medium of entertainment, information and education. A film is shown every month on the last Sunday, except December. We select cultural films for our program (eg. Arthouse, Foreign Language). We try to bring films that our members would not get the chance see living in the area. We try to give our program variety.

 

Where are we now?

We are currently in our 31st season.

 

How we got here

It started off when a few people decided that the film industry in Orange did not have enough culture in it. So they began the Orange Film Society. They played a 16mm film in the west room at the civic theatre once a month, and around 20 people came. They would choose a different genre of movie a month (e.g. Silent, Sci-Fi, etc.). As the years went by, they decided that one or two films a year would be shown at the Australian Cinema. These were popular with the members. So several years back, they decided that all films were shown at the cinema. As the years went by, the members went up.

 

What the committee does

The committee of the Orange Film Society Inc. is a group of around ten people who manage the society. They select current films for the cinema to show. Anybody can be a committee member. The committee members are nominated at our Annual General Meeting. The committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of various months in the committee members’ homes.

 

Our newsletter

If you are a member you will receive a monthly newsletter. The newsletter includes a description on the upcoming film, video suggestions, and important notices from the committee. Plus our members can write in and suggest films to us, and we will publish them in our newsletter.

 

Our weekly email

Email members will receive an email "What's on This Week”. It gives details, reviews and critics ratings the films currently running and due to arrive at the Odeon 5 Cinema in Orange.

 

It also tells of other current and upcoming film events at the cinema and in the local area. Many members join just to receive this guide of what films to see.

 

 

 

 

 

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Material classified PG is not recommended for viewing by persons under 15 without guidance from parents or guardians.

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