SWIFF Film Club is an exclusive monthly film social limited to the first 250 members, dedicated to provoking lovers of film and movie buffs alike. Film Club is about discussion and discovery; of films from the fringe, independent, cult and film festival circuit. A sister program to the annual Screenwave International Film Festival, SWIFF Film Club will include benefits for club members.
Film Club will be held on the first Thursday of every month (excl. November, which will screen on Nov 9) at the Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour with a start time of 6pm for 6.30pm.
Please check screening schedule for any changes.
Thursday August 3- GRADUATION
Thursday September 7
Thursday October 5
Thursday November 9
Thursday December 7
(Please note, film club screenings will not take place in January 2018, due to SWIFF)
THURS AUGUST 3 | GRADUATION | CRISTIAN MUNGIU | ROMANIA | 128MINS | MA15+
6pm for meetup + free tea & coffee
6.30pm film starts- with 15min Q&A after film inside the theatre
Winner of the Best Director prize in Cannes 2016, this gripping film by Romanian Cristian Mungiu is about a father’s desperate actions to protect his daughter.
Mungiu, who also won the Cannes Palme d’Or for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), takes a searing look at Romania’s power systems, posing stark and resonant ethical questions. Eliza Aldea has a scholarship to study in the UK, but the day before her final exams she is attacked. Worried that his daughter will fail to get out of Romania, her father Romeo enters into a plan to protect his daughter’s future, even though it involves manipulating the system and entering into a labyrinth of bribery. Shot and directed with Mungiu’s signature control and grace, Graduation explores one of the director’s favourite themes: how good people can find themselves perpetuating the rotten structures of society.
“A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight… an intricate, deeply intelligent film”- The Guardian
SWIFF Film Club Benefits include:
- 10 free films: access to 10 exclusive, monthly members-only screenings for SWIFF Film Club throughout the year
- Good cheer – that great feeling of supporting local screen culture in your community
- Discounted members prices for Vive la France 2017 Film Passes and tickets
- Discounted members prices for the 2018 Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) Film Passes and tickets
- Members Prices to Opening & Closing Gala events at the 2018 Screenwave International Film Festival
- Exclusive members prices on Daytime Passes to SWIFF 2018
- Exclusive film festival insights and giveaways in the Members’ eNews
- Film Talks– discussions, surprise screenings, and plenty more.
All memberships purchased before July 6th, 2017 are valid for 12 months from July 6th, 2017. Should any memberships be purchased after July 6th, they will be valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Members will be provided with membership cards at the screenings. Please present either your receipt or ID upon entry at the Jetty Theatre.