ADL Film Fest Film Club

The ADL Film Fest FILM CLUB presents premiere and special screenings, combined with opportunities to meet filmmakers and likeminded film-lovers – the ultimate “festival-fix” several times a year.

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Boy Erased Tuesday 6 Nov 2018, 6.30pm GU Film House Adelaide

Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) stars alongside Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”, The Hours) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) in Anonymous Content’s Boy Erased. Joel Edgerton (The Gift, Loving) directs, writes, produces and co-stars in the emotional coming-of-age and coming out drama about a young man’s journey to self-acceptance.

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.

Edgerton produces alongside Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin, an Academy Award-winning producer of Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight. Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, and Britton Sear co-star.


In cinemas November 8 2018

BlacKkKlansman Tuesday 8 Aug 2018, 6.30pm GU Film House Adelaide

Fresh from its Cannes premiere, where it took home the Grand Prix, ADL Film Fest is proud to host the Adelaide premiere of the incredible true story of an American hero, from visionary filmmaker Spike Lee.

It’s the early 1970’s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: inflitrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.


In cinemas 16 August 2018

The Breaker Upperers Tuesday 3 Jul 2018, 6.30pm GU Film House Adelaide

“Sydney Film Festival’s opening-night feature is a riotous crowd pleaser driven by the energy of its utterly affable creators” – The Guardian

THE BREAKER UPPERERS is a laugh out loud comedy made by and starring two uproarious Kiwi ladies, featuring home-grown comedian Celia Pacquola and a cameo from NZ comedy legend Jemaine Clement. Fresh from its Sydney Film Festival premiere, we can’t wait to debut THE BREAKER UPPERERS to our Adelaide audience!

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business providing a break up service for couples. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.

Breath Tuesday 1 May 2018, 6.30pm GU Film House Adelaide

Based on Tim Winton’’s award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker’’s feature film directorial debut BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer, who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Lady Bird Wednesday 7 Feb 2018, 6.30pm GU Film House Adelaide

In LADY BIRD Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.  Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job.  Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, LADY BIRD is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.