Special Screening Townsville Cinema Group

The Townsville Cinema Group began as a film society at James Cook University in 1962.

The Group brings unusual, challenging and off-beat films to the screen.

Engaging and thought-provoking films are shown from all corners of the globe. There is a screening every second Thursday. Become a member now.


2017 | Russia | In Russian with English Subs | Andrey Zvyagintev
| 127 min

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7.15 pm

Caught in a spiral of vicious slanging matches and eager to be with their new lovers, a couple are only held together by their 12-year-old son. When he doesn’t come home, they are forced into an increasingly desperate search. ‘Brutal, uncompromising, stunningly crafted and extraordinarily observant.’ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio

The Breaker Upperers

2018 | New Zealand | In English | Madelaine Sami
Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston | 90 min

Thursday, October 4, 2018, following 1st Film

Bitter and cynical after being two-timed by the same man, a pair of women set out to break up couples for cash. Business is booming but one partner develops a conscience, putting everything to the test. 'Laugh-out-loud funny and at times wonderfully subtle.’ Francesca Rudkin, NZ Herald

BPM (Beats per Minute)

2017 | France | In French with English subs. | Robin Campillo
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel | 143 min

Join us after the film with complimentary drinks & nibbles.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7.15 pm

Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act Up-Paris activists fight general indifference. A newcomer has his world shaken up by a radical militant who throws his last strength into the struggle. 'Protests, meetings, club nights, and affairs…nothing, not even death, seems inevitable.' Anwen Crawford, Australian Book Review