Second Thursday of the Month

In the Lyceum Club Rooms, Brisbane CBD

Usually at 9:30 am for prompt start at 10.00am (check individual dates below)

Members and guests welcome

Enquiries to Circle Convener, guests email  Members refer to Members Only Page and page 1 of the latest Circles Calendar.


Wednesday 31st January- note change of day 9.30am for a 10.00am start

As preparation for next month’s discussion, we will be referencing “Blade Runner 2049” as well as “2001 A Space Odyssey”. We are putting on this additional session to show the original movie from which the 2049 update is drawn. Speaker’s title is “Iconic Moments in Cinema”.

 Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and starring Harrison FordRutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. It is a loose adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles in 2019, and depicts a future in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bioengineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. When a fugitive group of replicants led by Roy Batty (Hauer) escape back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. During his investigations, Deckard meets Rachael (Young), an advanced replicant who causes him to question his work.

Thursday, 8 February: tba

2017 Films

December: Christmas Lunch at Georges Seafood Restaurant

November: My Brilliant Career 

October: Excalibur

September: Three Colours: Blue (French: Trois couleurs: Bleu)

August: Casablanca

July: Farinelli

June: tba

May: Breathless (French: À bout de souffle; “out of breath”)

April: Death in Venice

March: Breathless

February: A Red Turtle, introduced by Peter Sheehan AO  About the Film When reviewing a fantasy film go to Questions to Consider


2016 Films

December: Mon Oncle

November: Like Water For Chocolate 

October: Gaslight

September: The Station Agent

August: Lacombe Lucien

July: Guest Speaker Dr Lisa Bode, UQ Media Studies Dept Click here for Dr Bode’s Talk to Cinema Circle

June: The Elephant Man 

May: The Lion in Winter

April: Black Swan

March: In Bruges

February: Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock 

2015 Films

November A Separation

October Mrs Dalloway

September Night Cries – A Rural Tragedy by Tracy Moffatt

August The Hours

July The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

June  Bill Cunningham: New York

May  My Left Foot

April David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition –  a combined visit to GOMA with the Art Circle,.

March A discussion of movies and censorship.

February  Twelve Angry Men

Earlier Films and Discussions

Discussion led by Associate Professor Jason Jacobs, Head of English, Media Studies and Art History on The Expressive Usage of Costume in Film and Television; On the Waterfront; The White Ribbon; The Pianist; Combined Event Cinema and Art Circles: Talk at GOMA Cinema B by José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque White Cube / Black Box: Art and the Moving Image; Masquerade an outstanding South Korean movie; The Seventh Seal (96 mins) Ingmar Bergman; A discussion on What makes a good movie? Comment on recent movies Amour, Tabu and The Master – (judged top movies of 2012); Departures, the Gift of Last Memories; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; A Man and a Woman; Kes; The Cherry Orchard; Brief Encounter; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; 1952 version of Moulin Rouge directed by John Huston