Art Gallery Society Event: Six Summer Flicks 2019

John COBURN The night 1972 woollen tapestry 214.0 x 178.5cm Gift of Newcastle Art Gallery Society 1973 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist’s estate
Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 January 2019
Each film commences at 6.30pm – no cinema promotions
Film lengths vary

Concession tickets and festival passes available to Newcastle Art Gallery Society members, Newcastle Film Society members and valid concession card holders when relevant cards displayed.

Newcastle Art Gallery Society in collaboration with Event Cinemas Kotara is excited to present the 11th SIX SUMMER FLICKS film festival from 15 January to 24 January.

In 2019 SIX SUMMER FLICKS will showcase the best of international cinema with films from the UK, Palestine, Italy, Spain, France and the USA.

Individual tickets are on sale now at or the cinema box office. Film festival passes are available only from Event Cinemas Kotara (Westfield Kotara Rooftop) Corner of Northcott Dr & Park Avenue. Each of the six films is screened at 6.30pm without cinema promotions.

SIX SUMMER FLICKS is a fund raising initiative of Newcastle Art Gallery Society which assists with the acquisition of works of art for the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.

Download: Six Summer Flicks Flyer

Tuesday 15 January
The Party (M) UK
71 mins 

Newly appointed Shadow Minister for Health, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate, celebratory gathering of friends. All unravels when her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) makes an announcement. The initial festive mood dissipates as secrets are unleashed with each guest’s revelation. The film was awarded the Guild Film Prize at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.

Wednesday 16 January
Wajib -The Wedding Invitation (M) Palestine

Begrudgingly Shadi returns from Rome to his family home in Nazareth. He fulfils the tradition of wajib or duty by driving across the city with his father to deliver invitations to his sister’s wedding. This witty, entertaining film gives an illuminating glimpse into Palestinian life while addressing a universal theme – father and son relationships.

Thursday 17 January
Quanto Basta (15+) Italy

An accomplished chef, Arturo is quick-tempered and has done time for violence. A community service order sees him assigned to a cooking class at a centre for young people with autism. Here he meets Guido, a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome, who has a talent for cooking and a perfect palate.

Tuesday 22 January
Summer 1993 (PG) Spain

Frida, traumatised by the death of her parents is taken from her home in Barcelona to the Catalan countryside to live with her uncle, his wife and their daughter, Anna. Not knowing how to express her sadness at this upheaval, Frida targets her young cousin. Director Carla Simón has crafted a sensitive portrait of grief and its after effects, told through the eyes of a six year old girl.

Wednesday 23 January
Return of the Hero (PG) France

It is 1809 and the dashing, charming Captain Neuville leaves for war after proposing to wealthy, naïve Pauline. Her sister Elisabeth writes the letters that the Captain had promised to write to his fiancée. In the letters she creates a war hero, who dies in battle. When the Captain unexpectedly returns, he is welcomed as a hero rather than the con man that he truly is.

Thursday 24 January
Juliet, Naked (M) USA/UK

Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) is obsessed with the music of faded pop star Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) much to the despair of his long-suffering partner Annie (Rose Byrne). After Annie posts a candid critique of Tucker Crowe’s CD Juliet, Naked on the internet, the three meet. Adapted to film from a Nick Hornby book, the story is intelligent and engaging. “…easygoing and constantly diverting entertainment.” David Stratton, The Weekend

John COBURN The night 1972 woollen tapestry 214.0 x 178.5cm Gift of Newcastle Art Gallery Society 1973 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist’s estate


  • Single ticket (member/concession) $12
  • Single ticket (non-member) $15
  • Festival pass (member/concession) $60
  • Festival pass (non-member) $72



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