Past Truths/Bright Futures

BMI - Humffray Room 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC, Australia

An evening of history and hope with local historian Dr Marguerita Stephens and local documentary film-maker James Freemantle.The Years of Terror meticulously documents the struggle of the Kulin clans to hold Country as La Trobe unleashed ‘the terror of British law’ on them.Based on the journal of Assistant Protector William Thomas, this work provides a …

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Event Series Ballarat Film Society 2023

Ballarat Film Society – Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

BMI - Minerva Space 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

USA, 2016, 98 min. Directed by Werner Herzog Digital Revolution Documentary Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss and Lucianne Walkowicz, stars of the digital revolution, feature in Werner Herzog’s documentary about the internet, which he calls one of the “greatest revolutions of humanity.” Herzog asks pertinent questions, and patiently listens, allowing his subjects to reveal all the …

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Event Series Ballarat Film Society 2023

Ballarat Film Society – The Good Boss (El buen patron)

BMI - Minerva Space 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Spain, 2021, 120 min. Directed and written by Fernando León de Aranoa Spanish comedy-drama Blanco (Javier Bardem), the charismatic owner of a family-run factory, is under pressure as he covets a local award for business excellence. Everything needs to be perfect! But the veneer of his perfect company cracks as Blanco has to deal with …

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Event Series Ballarat Film Society 2023

Ballarat Film Society – Redemption of a Rogue

BMI - Minerva Space 117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC

Ireland, 2020, 95 min. Written and Directed by Philip Doherty Deadpan Dark Irish Comedy To see out the year 2023, we turn to a pitch-black, irreverent comedy about a troubled young man returning to his fictional Irish hometown of Ballylough, in the real County Cavan. A despairing prodigal son seeking redemption for his sins, he …

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