Welcome back to the 2018 season

Wash the sand off your feet and shelve the bikini, the summer break is over. We can get back to our monthly film fix. The BHFS committee are really excited about the 2018 programme and I can tell you, there was quite a bit of arguing about what was in and what was out! If only there were  more months in the year. Don't forget to bring your membership fees to the February screening. Come a bit early to avoid the queue and get a good seat for our opening film - Welcome…continue reading →

RAMS – Bearded men in fair isle jumpers. What more can you ask for?

RAMS has definitely been the surprise of the season. Behind the underwhelming film description was a charming, well executed tale with unexpected and genuine laugh our loud moments.  An amazing insight into ordinary life in rural Iceland, the importance of livestock bloodlines and the challenges of family. If you missed this film, hunt it out.  It was one of the best of the season....well I thought it was.continue reading →

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Barwon Heads Film Society Annual General Meeting was held Thursday 19th October. 2016/17 has been another successful year for the film society with steady memberships and a great selection of films. Special thanks to our hardworking committee working behind to scenes to bring you great movies each month. Committee Members have been reappointed for 2017/18 President Alex Kuebler Vice President Karen Spreadborough Treasurer Jan Glover Secretary Rosie Gorman Committee Members: Denis Walters, Kerry Petty, Anthea, Cathie Halliday, Don Freeman, Anne Riggs, Brian Riggs, Peter Matthiesson,  Rob Keubler, Alice Donnelleycontinue reading →

Seriously…who doesn’t love a Woody?

You either love, or love to hate Woody. Personally I love and I wont hear a bad word. The rapid dialogue, romantic era and uncomplicated plot is A-ok for a cold winter night in Barwon Heads. Leading man Jesse Eisenburg gave me such nostaligia for an old work colleague...so perhaps the birthday wine and gentle hall lighting got me a little carried away... Rate is for yourself at Rotten Tomatoes Film critic site.  But don't be too hard...it is Woody after all.continue reading →

Museum Victoria Lecture Series Wed 9th August

History, Culture & Collections 2017 Lecture Series Brought to you by the Humanities Department of Museums Victoria You are warmly invited to our next lecture, titled Reel Stories: A look at life through motion film. Speakers: Dr Philip Batty, Lorenzo Iozzi and Fiona Kinsey of the Humanities Department @Museums Victoria. During this presentation, you will see segments from a recently accessible selection of film, including one of the earliest extant ethnographic films made. 1:00pm to 2:00pm Wednesday the 9th of August, 2017. Melbourne Museum Theatre, Lower Ground @ Melbourne Museum Cost: Absolutely free!…continue reading →

Feeling decidedly under-dressed

Oh for the golden days of Hollywood before "active wear"! This months film "Women He's Undressed" was an amazing documentary giving us a glorious insight into a little known Australian. Director Gillian Armstrong presented the unconventional life of Orry Kelly in a very original way, not relying only on archival footage or cheesy reenactments to tell the story. Before you see it, don something fabulous darling! Tell others what you think. Add your review to Rotten Tomatoes film critiquecontinue reading →

Tanna – an absolute hit

Wow! How privileged are we to be able to see brilliant films and engage in a Q&A with renowned film directors, here in beautiful little Barwon Heads? Last night 112 people packed the Barwon Heads Hall to see the stunning Australian directed film Tanna, set in idyllic Vanuatu.  It was an absolute treat to have co-director Bentley Dean talk intimately and passionately about making the film in collaboration with this remote community. Huge thanks to the Barwon Heads Film Society Committee for enriching film goer's experience of this extraordinary movie, and sincere thanks…continue reading →

Meet the director – Tanna March 30

We are thrilled to have Tanna Co-director Bentley Dean joining us for a Q&A session before the film.  So dig up your family snaps of Vanuatu, bone up on your knowledge of local tribes...or just don your grass skirt. No seriously, the audience will be invited to ask questions, so think hard about what your would like to know.continue reading →