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
*** The Circle is in recess because of Covid19. *** Please check the Club’s website, the next Circles Calendar and a President’s message for the date for resumption.
Thursday, 16 January: Gone With the Wind Part 1
Thursday, 13 February: Ten Canoes
Thursday, 12 March: International Film Festival
Recent 2019 Circles
December: Divine Order
November: Johnny Guitar
September: Jules and Jim
August: Throne of Blood
July: Shoot the Piano Player 81 minutes
June: The Mouse That Roared 83 mins
May: Mr Smith Goes to Washington 126 mins
February: Talk by Peter Sheehan AO: How We Respond to What We See on Cinema Screen referencing Lawrence of Arabia and Psycho
January: Parts 1 and 2 of Lawrence of Arabia
Thursday, 13 September: Diva 117 mins; a 1981 French thriller film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, adapted from the novel Diva by Daniel Odier (under the pseudonym Delacorta). It is one of the first French films to let go of the realist mood of 1970s French cinema and return to colourful, melodic style, later described as cinema du look.
Thursday, 11 October: Love Serenade 101 mins. Love Serenade was marketed as a romantic comedy.
Thursday, 8 November: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 124 mins; a 2011 British comedy-drama film directed by John Madden.
Thursday, 13 December: The Grand Budapest Hotel 100 mins; a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson, from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig
Recent Circles 2018
August: The Queen of Katwe 124 mins. It is based on the true story of Phiona utesi, the smart courageous kid from the grindingly poor shantytown in Uganda.
July: Rabbit-Proof Fence 93 mins; a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit –Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara.
June: Newsfront is a 1978 Australian drama film
May: Rebecca – is the classic Hitchcock gothic thriller and a compelling (and haunting ghost story) about a tortured romance
April: The Fall – a 2006 adventure fantasy film
March: Blow-Up – a London fashion photographer who is tired of regular fashion shots in his studio and goes to a park to photograph other more interesting things
February: best five films in the last five years
January: Blade Runner
December: Christmas Lunch at Georges Seafood Restaurant
November: My Brilliant Career
September: Three Colours: Blue (French: Trois couleurs: Bleu)
May: Breathless (French: À bout de souffle; “out of breath”)
April: Death in Venice
February: A Red Turtle, introduced by Peter Sheehan AO About the Film
When reviewing a fantasy film go to Questions to Consider
December: Mon Oncle
November: Like Water For Chocolate
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
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