Williamstown Film

Our June movie
'Backtrack Boys'
An Australian documentary from 2018.
It follows Bernie Shakeshaft and his dog jumping team and the work they do with boys at risk.
Q61 What do Natalie Portman, Cole Porter
& Michael J Fox have in common?

For more about 'Backtrack Boys', scroll down
to the calendar.

2021 Program Details

The 2021 Program

Our first four films have been very well received - Rosalie Blum, Return Home, The Farewell and Miss Saigon. See the calendar for the Starbox scores for each film. This month, May, we are showing an animated feature from France called 'The Swallows of Kabul'. A highly regarded film from the festival circuit of the last few years. It tells the story of life and love under Taliban rule. The choice to animate overcame issues involved in making a live action film on location. It is based on a book by Yasmina Khadra

COVIDSafe Plan for WFS in 2021

How movie watching will be different this year... we would like you to Pre-book; it will initially be 'No mask-No movie'; Be a little bit early to allow time to register please; You can sit in household groups; BYO refreshments (sorry, no sharing outside your household group); Maintain social distancing and sanitise hands regularly; Our screenings are seated events (no roaming & chatting). For more details & our actual plans click on the green 'Learn More' button. Thank you.

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January 27, Wednesday, 7:30pm

ROSALIE BLUM (France, 2015, 100 mins, colour) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences Starbox Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

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February 24, Wednesday, 7:30pm

RETURN HOME (Australia, 1990, 87 min, colour) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences. Starbox rating: 3.9 (out of 5)

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March 31, Wednesday, 7:30pm

THE FAREWELL (USA/China, 2019, 100 mins, colour) Rated - PG - Parental guidance required. Starbox rating: 4.0 (out of 5)

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April 28, Wednesday, 7:30pm

MISS SAIGON: 25th ANIVERSARY (UK, 2016, 141 min, Colour) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences. Starbox Rating: 4.2 (out of 5)

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May 26, Wednesday 7:30pm

THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL (France, 2019, 81 min, colour, animation) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences. Another hit with our membership: as soon as credits began to roll the murmur of discussion began to rise. It is music to a programmer's ears. Starbox Rating: 3.9 (out of 5) from 37 votes.

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June 30, Wednesday, 7:30pm

BACKTRACK BOYS (Australia, 2018, 100 min, Colour, Documentary) Rated - MA15+ (Not suitable for people under the age of 15)

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25th Anniversary of Williamstown Film Society

On Wednesday 14th July, in the Williamstown Town Hall Ballroon, we will be celebrating 25 years of the Williamstown Film Society, with a movie...of course! More details to follow.

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July 28, Wednesday, 7:30pm

DR STRANGELOVE (UK, 1964, 95min, B&W) Rated - PG - Parental guidance required

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August 25, Wednesday, 7:30pm

SARAH'S KEY (UK, 2010, 111 min, Colour, Drama) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences

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September 29, Wednesday, 7:30pm

THE FLYING DEUCES (UK, 1939, 69 min, B&W, Comedy) Rated - G - Suitable for general exhibition

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October 27, Wednesday, 7:30pm

THE OTHERS (UK, 2001, 101 min, Colour, Thriller/Suspense/Horror) Rated - M - Recommended for mature audiences

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November 24, Wednesday, 7:30pm

TEACHER'S PET (USA, 1957, 120 min, B&W, screwball comedy) Rated - G - Suitable for general exhibition

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Committee & Meetings

2021 Williamstown Film Society Committee

Thank you to all of the current committee who were keen to continue in their roles on the Committee of the WFS, for another year. Special congratulations to Mrs Marilyn McIntyre for nominating and being successfully voted onto the committee - welcome. Click the green 'learn more' button to see the 2021 committee.

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2020 AGM Minutes have landed! Click green button to read. Documentation from the 2020 AGM, the most recent, held by email & post due to Coronavirus restrictions, is available on this page: Agenda, Minutes of 2019 AGM, President's Report, Treasurer's report, Nomination form for 2021 Committee.

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Committee Meetings

This page provides access to documents for committee meetings.

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Federation of Victorian Film Societies (FVFS)

Click the Green Learn More button to access documentation for FVFS AGM.

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