Beamafilm recommendations

Published on 06 July 2020

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Beamafilm has a wonderful selection of films and new releases. Our library staff has hand-picked a selection for your next movie night.

Outback Dramas

The Australian film industry makes great films. Why not get lost in Australia’s outback with Goldstone, the sequel to Ivan Sen’s neo- Western crime drama Mystery Road or the dark thriller Strangerland, featuring an outstanding Aussie lineup, with Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving?

Utopia (M) Utopia is a vast region in the northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth.  This film is a journey into a secret country

Servant or Slave (M) In Australia during the era of the stolen generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were from families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australia government

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Backtrack Boys  (MA 15+) A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with rough talking, freewheeling jackaroo and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.

Bibly Brothers (E) Two men on a mission to preserve one of Australia’s strangest critters.

Passionate Apprentices  (G) Three intimate portraits of artisans and their apprentices who live and walk in a quiet valley in Tasmanian, in the shadow of sleeping Beauty Mountain

Sunday Too Far Away (M) Foley, the best shearer on every station for miles around.

Family fun viewing

Playing Beatie Bow (PG) A discounted teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children’s game.

Shiralee Parts 1 & 2 (G) A laconic swagman is forced to care for his daughter, neither he or his daughter are ready for each other.  But in the beginning he’s all she’s got and at the end, she’s all he’s got.

Fatty Finn  (G) Ten year old local Larri Kin Fatty Finn clashes with his rival Bruiser Murphy.


Women Directors

Sophie and the Rising Sun  (M)  As World War II rages, an American woman falls in love with a Japanese man

Strange Colours  (MA 15+) Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her ill estranged father

Girls of the Sun (MA 15+) A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town and extremists

Fill the Void  (PG   ) When Shira’s sister dies, she must decide if she should marry her brother in law

The Babadook (M) A gripping psychological horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent. 

Girl Clock (MA 15+) This heartwarming, zany coming-of-middle-age comedy follows the journey of three normal women who would happily enjoy their forties, if only Mother Nature wasn't so cruel!

Yes (M) the bored wife of a British politician falls in love with a Lebanese exile.  But can their happiness survive their cultural and political differences?

Weekend viewing

Films that make you question, and reflect on the world around you

Inch Allah  (M) A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies tested in the Palestinian territories.

Generation Wealth (MA 15+) The pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Paramedico (M) Paramedics in four different parts of the world, unmasking the ‘Heroes’ to show us they really are.  A rare and candid look at the secret lives of paramedics.

Look of Silence  (M) Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered as well as the identities of the killers.

Dying to live (M) A documentary about the waiting game of organ transplantation.

Fahrenheit 11/9 (M) Film maker Mike Moore explains the current state of American politics.

Fanny’s Journey (PG) In 1943, Germany is occupying France. Jewish children suddenly left on their own do the impossible to reach the Swiss border.