2012

This is a list of past releases, screenings and events relating to Australian cinema in the United Kingdom in 2012. For current and future dates, please consult the Aussie Film Calendar.

The year of Queen Elizabeth II’s golden jubilee and the London Olympics (‘the greatest ever’?) was also a bumper year for Australian cinema in the UK, including theatrical releases for X: Night of VengeanceRed DogThe Hunter, SaluteA Few Best Men, The Sapphires, Dead Europe and Mental, a season of recent Aussie cinema at Cinema City in Norwich, the resurrection of the London Australian Film Society, the emergence of FilmFest Australia (a new festival from the team behind the Barbican’s London Australian Film Festival), and features showing at a range of film festivals including Raindance, Scala Beyond, Frightfest and the BFI London Film Festival.

JANUARY

20 Jan   X: Night of Vengeance (Hewitt, 2011) – UK theatrical release

FEBRUARY

24 Feb   Red Dog (Stenders, 2011) – UK theatrical release

MAY

5 May     Glass: A Portrait of Phillip in Twelve Parts (Hicks, 2007) @ Barbican (London)
7 May     Exit (Polgar, 2011) @ Sci-Fi London – Apollo Piccadilly Circus (London)
17 May   Blame (Henry, 2011) @ London Australian Film Society – Shortwave Cinema (London)
23 May   Iron Sky (Vuorensola, 2012) – UK theatrical release
26 May   Fair Game (Andreacchio, 1986) @ Cine-Excess – Italian Cultural Institute (London)

JULY

6 July     The Hunter (Nettheim, 2011) – UK theatrical release
13 July   Salute (Norman, 2008) – UK theatrical release
16 July   The Proposition (Hillcoat, 2005) @ Cinema City (Norwich)
23 July   Snowtown (Kurzel, 2011) @ Cinema City (Norwich)
30 July   Samson & Delilah (Thornton, 2009) @ Cinema City (Norwich)

AUGUST

26 Aug    Moulin Rouge! (Luhrmann, 2001) @ Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (London)
26 Aug    Moulin Rouge! (Luhrmann, 2001) @ Picnic Cinema (Penrith, Cumbria) *
29 Aug    Bad Boy Bubby (de Heer, 1996) / Night of Fear (Bourke, 1972) @ Roxy Bar & Screen (London) *
30 Aug    Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1971) / Next of Kin (Williams, 1982) @ Roxy Bar & Screen (London) *
31 Aug     Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981) @ Empire Drive-In (Manchester) *
31 Aug     A Few Best Men (Elliott, 2011) – UK theatrical release via Buena Vista

SEPTEMBER

3 Sept     Chopper (Dominik, 2000) @ Prince Charles Cinema (London)
10 Sept   Walkabout (Roeg, 1971) – Blu-Ray release via Universal Pictures UK
10 Sept   Smiley (Kimmins, 1956) – DVD release via Odeon Entertainment
14-16 Sept     Quadrangle Film Festival (Shoreham, Kent) feat. Facing the Music (Connolly/Anderson, 2001)
14-23 Sept     FILMFEST AUSTRALIA @ Clapham & Hackney Picturehouses (London)
14 Sept    FFA: Not Suitable for Children (Templeman, 2012) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
14 Sept    FFA: A Few Best Men (Elliott, 2011) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
15 Sept    FFA: The Eye of the Storm (Schepisi, 2011) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
15 Sept    FFA: Goddess (Lamprell, 2012) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
16 Sept    FFA: Life in Movement (Hyde/Mason, 2011) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
16 Sept    FFA: Toomelah (Sen, 2011) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
16 Sept    Muriel’s Wedding (Hogan, 1994) @ Rooftop Film Club – Queen of Hoxton (London)
19 Sept    Walkabout (Roeg, 1971) @ The Scoop at More London
21 Sept    FFA: Not Suitable for Children (Templeman, 2012) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
21 Sept    FFA: Toomelah (Sen, 2011) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
22 Sept    Mary & Max (Elliot, 2009) @ Berwick Film Festival (Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland)
22 Sept    FFA: Any Questions for Ben? (Sitch, 2012) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
22 Sept    FFA: Swerve (Lahiff, 2011) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
23 Sept    FFA: The Eye of the Storm (Schepisi, 2011) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
23 Sept    FFA: The Hunter (Nettheim, 2011) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
24 Sept    Going Vertical (Bradbury, 2010) – DVD release via Blue Dolphin Films
27 Sept    Errors of the Human Body (Sheean, 2012) @ Raindance Film Festival – Moving Picture Company Screening Room (London)
27 Sept    Walkabout (Roeg, 1971) @ Underground Theatre (Eastbourne)
29 Sept    The Loved Ones (Byrne, 2009) – Fright at the Proms All-Nighter @ Roxy Bar & Screen (London) *

OCTOBER

1 Oct       The Baz Luhrmann Collection (Luhrmann, 1992-2008) – DVD/Blu release via 20th Century Fox
2 Oct       Despite The Gods (Vozniak, 2012) @ Raindance Film Festival – Apollo Piccadilly (London)
5 Oct       Despite The Gods (Vozniak, 2012) @ Raindance Film Festival – Apollo Piccadilly (London)
6 Oct       Crawlspace (Dix, 2012) @ Grimmfest 2012 (Manchester)
7 Oct       Crawl (China, 2011) @ Grimmfest 2012 (Manchester)
12 Oct     LFF: Lore (Shortland, 2012) @ Odeon West End (London)
11 Oct     LFF:  Dead Europe (Krawitz, 2012) @ Curzon Mayfair (London)
11 Oct     LFF: Save Your Legs! (Hicklin, 2012) @ Vue West End (London)
12 Oct     LFF: Save Your Legs! (Hicklin, 2012) @ Vue West End (London)
13 Oct     LFF: Dead Europe (Krawitz, 2012) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
13 Oct     LFF: Lore (Shortland, 2012) @ Curzon Mayfair (London)
15 Oct     LFF: The Sapphires (Blair, 2012) @ Odeon West End (London)
16 Oct     LFF: Dead Europe (Krawitz, 2012) @ Vue West End (London)
18 Oct     LFF: The Sapphires (Blair, 2012) @ Hackney Picturehouse (London)
18 Oct     LFF: Wish You Were Here (Darcy-Smith, 2011) @ Screen on the Green (London)
19 Oct     LFF: Wish You Were Here (Darcy-Smith, 2011) @ Vue West End (London)
21 Oct     LFF: Underground (Connolly, 2012) @ BFI National Film Theatre (London)
22 Oct     Monstro! (Simpson, 2010) – DVD release via Monster Pictures UK
25 Oct     I Am Eleven (Bailey, 2012) – Schools screening at DCA Discovery (Dundee, Scotland)
27 Oct     Bait 3D (Rendall, 2012) – Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter @ Vue West End (London)
29 Oct     The Hunter (Nettheim, 2011) – DVD/Blu release via Artificial Eye
29 Oct     The Tender Hook (Ogilvie, 2008) – DVD release via Simply Media

NOVEMBER

2 Nov      I Am Eleven (Bailey, 2012) – Schools screening at DCA Discovery (Dundee, Scotland)
3 Nov      Bait 3D (Rendall, 2012) – Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter (Cambridge, Sunderland, Bristol, Newcastle)
5 Nov      Swerve (Lahiff, 2012) – DVD release via High Fliers Films
7 Nov      The Sapphires (Blair, 2012) – UK theatrical release via Entertainment One
8 Nov      Errors of the Human Body (Sheean, 2012) @ Abertoir Film Festival – Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales)
9 Nov      Crawlspace (Dix, 2012) – Sci-Fi London @ Stratford East Picturehouse (London)
10 Nov    Errors of the Human Body (Sheean, 2012) – Sci-Fi London @ Stratford East Picturehouse (London)
10 Nov    Lore (Shortland, 2012) – UK Jewish Film Festival @ Tricycle Cinema (London)
11 Nov    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981) @ Prince Charles Cinema (London)
16 Nov    Mental (Hogan, 2012) – UK theatrical release via Universal
18 Nov    I Am Eleven (Bailey, 2011) – Bath Film Festival @ Rondo Theatre (Bath)
22 Nov   Kenny (Jacobson, 2006) @ MiniCine at Armley Mills Industrial Museum (Leeds, Yorkshire)
23 Nov   Chopper (Dominik, 2000) @ Riverside Studios (London)
24 Nov   Chopper (Dominik, 2000) @ Riverside Studios (London)

DECEMBER

2 Dec      The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Elliott, 1994) @ CineSundays at Cinema Museum (London)
5 Dec      Crackers (Swann, 1998) @ London Australian Film Society Christmas Party – Shortwave Cinema (London)
8 Dec      The Overlanders (Watt, 1946) @ BFI Southbank (London)
9 Dec      Celluloid Wonders & Haunted Memories: The Films of Tony Lawrence London Underground Film Festival – Horse Hospital (London)
13 Dec    Strictly Ballroom (Luhrmann, 1992) @ Clapham Picturehouse (London)
14 Dec    Dead Europe (Krawitz, 2012) – Theatrical/VOD release via Momentum
22 Dec    The Overlanders (Watt, 1946) @ BFI Southbank (London)
26 Dec    A Few Best Men (Elliott, 2012) – DVD release via Disney Home Entertainment
NOTES:

(*) Screenings marked with an asterisk were presented in conjunction with Scala Beyond, a six-week nationwide film season dedicated to all forms of cinema exhibition (18 August – 29 September 2012). Click here for a full run-down of all the Australian films featured at Scala Beyond 2012.

‘FFA’ denotes a film that played as part of FilmFest Australia (14 – 21 September 2012).

‘LFF’ denotes a film that played as part of the BFI London Film Festival (10 – 21 October 2012).

Last update: 3 November 2014

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