Goulburn Film Group 2022 Season at the Goulburn Workers Club
The 2022 season features films that will inspire, delight, amaze and make you laugh. Screenings are every two months on the last Sunday of the Month at the Goulburn Workers Club.
Tickets are just $10 or be a super supporter for $15
We look forward to connecting with you. Purchase your tickets early as they are sure to sell out.
A Boy Called Sailboat 29 May 2022 4pm
Join the Goulburn Film group for the heartwarming A Boy Called Sailboat and Australian- American Film.
In a slanted dwelling beyond the outskirts of a drought-ridden town, a close Hispanic family accept an impossible blessing and name their only son Sailboat. Sailboat stirs new love and hope in his family who forge a simple but proud life in the deep South West of America, but one afternoon he brings home something more: a “little guitar”. From this moment, Sailboat and his ukulele are inseparable, and when his gravely ill grandmother instructs him to write a song for her, Sailboat meanders through adversity to deliver the unimaginable – the greatest song ever written. Will the song breathe one final miracle, or reveal a hapless twist of fate that will return his family to a house held up by a “stick”, a car without doors, an unchanging wardrobe, and a friend who can’t blink?
My Name is Gulpilil Sunday 31 July 2022 4pm and First Nations Weaving 2-4pm
STA and Goulburn Film Group are delighted to present a special afternoon at the Goulburn Workers Club.
Nearing the end of his extraordinary, culture-clashing life, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil performs one last time. Engaging with the camera as never before, he calls upon his electrifying, mesmerising screen presence to connect with what is for him, his final audience.
Gulpilil shows us what it was to live a dizzying mix of traditional Aboriginal ways and modern Hollywood excess. He reminisces about his films, from Storm Boy and Crocodile Dundee to Rabbit Proof Fence and Charlie’s Country, and the effects of his fame on a tribal boy from Arnhem Land.
He explores his worlds of acting, of dancing, and painting…and what it is to stare down death.
But life interferes with David’s march towards his personal end…in his words, “I should have been dead long time ago!” In this, his final film, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil shows what a survivor he is, and he how came to be the living legend we know him to be.
My Name is Gulpilil is directed by Molly Reynolds and produced by Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, David Gulpilil and Molly Reynolds.
The Culture on the Move team lead by Ronnie Jordan are passionate about their Aboriginal Heritage and has taught culture to a wide range of people from children to the elderly, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups. Get your #RonnierTheWeaver gear at the STA Shop
Studio Ghibli Spirited Away Sunday 25 September 2022 4pm
Special School Holiday Screening for the 20 year anniversary.
From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, Spirited Away.
Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour, Sunday 27 November 2022 4pm
When verbose radio host Neville Umbrellaman lands in hospital, a group of unexpected performers crash his show The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour. Rabindranath Chakraborty, known as Neville Umbrellaman to his loyal listeners hosts the late night variety show from an eclectic studio built in his parent’s garage. Along with guests Neville shares existential musings & spins all the best public domain hits.
After waking up with a headache Rabindranath suddenly finds himself in hospital. During the anxious wait for clarity and results, Neville’s live show must stay on air, so an eccentric guest list help complete the variety line up. This includes folk singer Kenneth Wong, Rabindranath’s crush Sabrina D’Angelo, Terry the neighbour, local French baker Yvette and jazz band Freddy Nietchze’s Good-time Bee-Bop Quintet. There will be no rehearsals.
This film is adapted from Nitin Vengurlekar’s inspirational theatre show and stars the man himself.
The Cinematographer & The Editor Southern Highlands film maker Brian Rapsey. Check out his Stories from the Studio feature.
Films already Screened in 2022
The Reason I Jump Sunday 27 March 2022 4pm
Join us for a very special screening of The Reason I Jump just in time to raise awareness for World Autism Day.
exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.
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