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Showing some of the world's best movies on the big screen, Illawarra Film Society presents a wide collection of arthouse, classic, informative, gripping, and above all, enjoyable films.

2019
Membership

Membership for 2019 IFS is now open!

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Films for 2019

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Sunday Too Far Away
  • The Business of Amateurs
  • The Guilty
  • The Insult
  • McQueen
  • The Other Side of Hope
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The Dawn Wall
  • Woman at War
  • Wajib
  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
  • Rififi
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Calle 54
  • Leave No Trace
  • Green Book
  • Jirga
  • Zelos
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Love’s Brother
  • Shoplifters
  • Casablanca
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • My Generation
  • Liyana
  • The Castle
  • Gurrumul
  • BlacKkKlansman

    Ron Stallworth, an African American Police Officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan.

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  • Sunday Too Far Away

    A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking.

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  • The Business of Amateurs

    The NCAA is the face for college athletics, and it generates billions of dollars every year for the top universities in the United States.

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  • The Guilty

    A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

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  • The Insult

    In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. 

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  • McQueen

    The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

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  • The Other Side of Hope

    A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

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  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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  • The Dawn Wall

    In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

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  • Woman at War

    Halla, a woman in her fifties, declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country.

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  • Wajib

    A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom.

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  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

    From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys.

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  • Rififi

    Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes.

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  • The Blues Brothers

    Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

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  • Calle 54

    A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz music scene.

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  • Leave No Trace

    A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

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  • Green Book

    A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

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  • Jirga

    Former Australian soldier, Mike Wheeler, returns to Afghanistan, seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.

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  • Zelos

    A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to  a compromise which may ultimately destroy them.

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road

    True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

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  • Love’s Brother

    Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him.

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  • Shoplifters

    A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.

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  • Casablanca

    A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    During a summer picnic, students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

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  • My Generation

    The cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s England is explored in this documentary.

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  • Liyana

    Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest.

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  • The Castle

    A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

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  • Gurrumul

    GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him.

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Illawarra Film Society will resume screenings on:
Sunday night 17th February 2019.

If you are keen to secure a membership for 2019 please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to help.

We now wish all our members a happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

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Hello and Welcome to the Illawarra Film Society.

The IFS, a not for profit organsation, was launched on 10th November 2012. The aim of the IFS is not just about seeing films but also about the pleasure of seeing independent and arthouse films on the big screen and in the company of others. Our members have the opportunity and the pleasure of catching art house films right here in Wollongong. We hope that the Illawarra Film Society (IFS) will become a focal point for the social and cultural life here. We show a range of film genres to suit everyone’s cinematic taste – from independent, foreign, arthouse to home-grown films, as well as a selection of classics. WHEN? Illawarra Film Society will screen on 30 Sunday evenings throughout the year at 7.00 pm at Greater Union Cinema, Burelli St. Wollongong.

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The Secretary
Illawarra Film Society
PO Box U303,
Wollongong University NSW 2500
Enquiries: 0421 655 149