A tasty February screening

By all reports, Monsieur Mayonnaise was a hit with society members, tracing the survival of filmmaker-artist Philippe Mora's family during the Holocaust...but further reports suggests the film was only surpassed by the after film supper, which is attracting record crowds.  Don't tell anyone ...but the brownies were from a packet mix.continue reading →

2018 Programme Changes

Like all aging movie stars, the Barwon Heads Hall is "getting some work done" over June and July. So that you don't miss your film fix, we have rescheduled the June screening (Lucky) to mid May. We will hold the Film Festival in early August after the old girl has had her little nip tuck (new floors she says).continue reading →

Don’t Forget to Join Up for 2018

Membership fees are due for 2018 and is great value for the incredible quality films we are bringing you this year! Don't forget casual visitors must join on their third visit.  This is because we are a film society and we pay cheaper, non-commercial screening fees.  For this reason our regular film viewers need to be members. Thanks. Your membership enables us to keep bringing you great films without leaving your home town. How special!continue reading →

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 →