Williamstown Film
Society

TONIGHT
The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
Wednesday 25th January, 7:30pm, The Council Chamber
Williamstown Town Hall.


Leah Purcell's film is a re-telling with contemporary themes.

Henry Lawson's short story can be found by scrolling down
to The Drover's Wife and clicking on LEARN MORE.

2023 Memberships can be paid at the door
or online at the MEMBERSHIP page.

2023 Program

2023 Program

Our films for 2023 are listed below. The films for March & October are marked with TBC (To Be Confirmed). We are awaiting for offical confirmation. Details will be updated as soon as confirmation is made. Thank you for your patience & enjoy scrolling.

January 25th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

January 25th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON (2022, Australia, 109 mins, drama, colour, MA15+). Written and directed by Leah Purcell. The perfect story to start our year. Oh, and starring Leah Purcell as Molly. The Henry Lawson classic. Starbox rating: 4.5 (out of 5 stars). A thought provoking beginning to the year.

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February 22nd 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

February 22nd 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

LATCHO DROM (1993, French, 103 mins, documentary about Gypsy Music & culture). Celebrating a way of life over 1000 years old. Romany's nomadic culture from its origins in India to all corners of Europe - music, song & dance are food for their souls.

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March 29th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm - TBC

March 29th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm - TBC

DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Irish/UK, 1998, 95 mins, historical drama, colour, PG). The lives of five sisters in 1930s rural Ireland are disrupted when their brother returns home from Africa.

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April 26th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

April 26th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

THE BOOK THIEF (2013, USA/German, 131 mins, war/drama, colour, PG)

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May 31st 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

May 31st 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

CARMEN JONES (1954, USA, 105 mins, musical, colour).

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June 28th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

June 28th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

EQUILIBRIUM (2002, USA, 107 mins, sci-fi/action, colour, M)

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July 26th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

July 26th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

KING OF PEKING (2017, Aust., 88 mins, colour, M, Mandarin + English subtitles)

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August 30th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

August 30th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT! (1956, USA, 99mins, musical/comedy) Originally a vehicle for 'sex symbol' Jane Mansfield but is now remembered as a show case for early rock 'n' roll artists. For the 'Fab 4' it was the inspirational first non-radio experience of many of these artists. Get your bobby sox out!

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September 27th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

September 27th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm

GOLDEN VOICES (2019, Israel, 88mins, comedy/drama, Russian/Hebrew + English subtitles, PG)

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October 25th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm - TBC

October 25th 2023, Wednesday, 7.30pm - TBC

THE LOST CITY OF MELBOURNE (2022, Australia, 80 mins, colour, documentary). The attempted ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 1950s destroyed much of the city, including its elegant cinemas and picture palaces. Director Gus Berger’s Melbourne-made documentary, for a brief moment, brings some of them back to life (source the 2022 MIFF program).

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November 29th, Wednesday, 7:30pm

November 29th, Wednesday, 7:30pm

THE COURT JESTER (1955, USA, 101 mins, colour, musical comedy) The greatest comedy ever? There's one way to find out, come along and judge for yourself. Starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone and Michael Pate!

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2022/23 Williamstown Film Society Committee

2022/23 Williamstown Film Society Committee

Thank you to those members of the current committee who were keen to continue in their roles for another year. We welcome back Ross Dufty after a short break. Click the green 'learn more' button to see the 2022/23 committee.

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AGM

AGM

We had a terrific turnout (37) for our 2022 AGM on Wednesday 26th October at 7:30. The Minutes will be uploaded here in due course and this year's documents will remain until the end of the year. At this year's AGM Pat Duncan and Andrew Rozwadowski were made Life Members and along with fellow Life Members, Dorothy Page and Jack Neill, Pat and Andrew were presented with Life Membership pins. John Turner (deceased), the first member of WFS to receive Life Membership, was also acknowledged in the presentation. Congratulations and thank you. Click on the Green 'Learn More' button to access.

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Committee Meetings

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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