The Reel McCoy Film Group

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The Reel McCoy Film Group is a not-for-profit film society that since 1990 has been catering for people interested in cinema, particularly those who would like to see timeless classics and overlooked gems at low cost.

Membership is: $50 per annum, $35 for 6 months, or $20 for 3 months. Membership runs from the date of joining.


Screenings are divided between Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and the National Library of Australia. CMAG screenings are usually on the second and last Sundays of each month, at 1:00 pm;
NLA screenings are usually on the third Wednesday of each month, at 5:30 pm.

Next screening:

Sunday, 9 August 2015 at 1:00 pm, at CMAG

THE CONFORMIST
(Italy 1970) 111 min.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci

Bertolucci’s powerful study of the selling of one’s soul for political advancement in Fascist Italy.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


For more information, e-mail us or come along to a screening


Programme for second half of 2015:

Sunday 12 July  CMAG

GARDEN OF EVIL
(USA 1954) 100 min.
Director Henry Hathaway

Thoughtful, stylish western with Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, and Richard Widmark.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Wednesday 15 July  NLA

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
(Soviet Union 1929) 68 min.
Director Dziga Vertov

Influential documentary considered to be one of cinema’s finest. Silent with musical soundtrack.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 26 July  CMAG

PEACH GIRL
(China 1931) 95 min.

A visually stunning silent film from China about memories, lost love, and social class.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 9 August  CMAG

THE CONFORMIST
(Italy 1970) 111 min.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci

Bertolucci’s powerful study of the selling of one’s soul for political advancement in Fascist Italy.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Wednesday 19 August  NLA

A LESSON IN LOVE
(Sweden 1954) 96 min.
Director Ingmar Bergman

Comedy about an estranged couple who meet again on a train and reminisce.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 30 August  CMAG

SHIP OF FOOLS
(USA 1965) 149 min.
Director Stanley Kramer

Epic tale about the emotional interaction of passengers on an ocean liner in 1933.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 13 September  CMAG

THE LIVES OF OTHERS
(Germany 2006) 138 min.

Gripping story about a young couple being investigated by the secret police in East Germany.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Followed by our
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Come along and have your say


Wednesday 16 September  NLA

THE CONGRESS DANCERS
(Germany 1931) 97 min.

Funny German film, part musical, part operetta, about machinations at the 1815 Congress of Vienna.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 27 September  CMAG

BELLE DE JOUR
(France 1967) 95 min.
Director Luis Buñuel
Cast Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve is radiant in Luis Buñuel’s classic film about a bored, lonely Parisian housewife.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 11 October  CMAG

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
(USA 1946) 97 min.
Director John Ford

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
(USA 1949) 104 min.
Director John Ford

A double bill of classic John Ford westerns with Henry Fonda and John Wayne.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Wednesday 21 October  NLA

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
(USA 1953) 85 min.

Excellent and scary adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel about alien invasion.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 25 October  CMAG

HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
(USA 1944) 101 min.
Director Preston Sturges

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE
(USA 1949) 101 min.
Director Howard Hawks

Two great World War 2 comedies from directors Preston Sturges and Howard Hawks.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 8 November  CMAG

MON ONCLE
(France 1958) 116 min.
Director Jacques Tati

Beautifully crafted comedy from the French master of the sight gag, Jacques Tati.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Wednesday 18 November  NLA

THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE
(Australia 1919) 100 min.

Is this sensitive, silent study of love Australia’s greatest film? Many people think so.

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Sunday 29 November  CMAG

FIRES WERE STARTED
(UK 1943) 65 min.

Two English classics: a tense, moving World War 2 documentary about London firemen, ...

DVD courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
(UK 1951) 81 min.

... and a delightful Ealing comedy.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


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