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Midlands Film Society

Midlands Film Society

On the first Friday of the month, the Midlands Film Society screens films at the historic Ross Town Hall.

Come and experience how films were once shown in Ross but now with the advantage of updated technology.

Annual memberships cost $65.00 per couple or $40.00 per single.  Three monthly memberships (to be used at three consecutive screenings) are $25.00 per couple or $15.00 per single. More information is available by contacting the Secretary by email –

Bookings essential.

Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts 7.15pm in Winter and 7.30pm in Summer.

Upcoming films for 2023:

March 3: The Drover’s Wife. Rated MA15+.

1893, The Australian Outback. The area is rough, the people hard-nosed, the law rather secondary. Here, women – and newcomers anyway – quickly become the pawn of men. Molly Johnson, heavily pregnant and alone with her children on a farm far from town, knows her place only too well. Nevertheless, she doesn’t let it get her down. She does everything to protect her children. Everything.

Stars: Leah Purcell, Rob Collins, Sam Reid.

April 14: The Kitchen Brigade. Rated M.

Cathy is a sous-chef wanting to open a restaurant. With financial difficulties, Cathy accepts a job at a shelter for young migrants. At first she hates the job then her passion for cuisine starts to change children’s lives.

Stars: Audrey Lamy, Francois Cluzet, Chantal Neuwirth.

May 5: The Duke. Rated MA15+

In 1961, 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on the condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly.

Starts: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren.

June 3: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Rated M

Nancy stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure- and some sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande. 

Stars: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland.

July 7: Phantom of the Open. Rated PG

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, manages to gain entry to the 1976 British Open Golf Championship qualification round despite being a complete novice.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans.

August 4: Blind Ambition. Rated M15+

Four Zimbabwean men form their country’s first Wine Tasting Olympics team.

Stars: Tiashe Nyamudoka, Joseph Dhafana, Pardon Taguzu, Marlvin Gwese.

September 1: Belfast. Rated M

Belfast, 15 August 1969. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict.

Stars: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Catriona Balfe.

October 6: Compartment no.6. Rated MA15+ (Finnish/Russian/Drama)

David Stratton says the film ‘can be described as a relationship story, even a romance, but it’s an unusual one. The odd couple who would seem to have little or nothing in common which is why the film shared the Special Jury Prize at Cannes last year is unexpectedly moving’.

Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Seidi Haarla, Valeriy Nikolaev.

November 3: Where the Crawdads Sing. Rated PG13

A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.

Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson.

December 1: Bullet Train. Rated R

Five assassins aboard a swiftly moving bullet train find out that their missions have something in common.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

The film society makes every attempt to show the scheduled film. In the event of a technical problem, a substitute film will be shown.


candy seller at the opening of the Midlands Film Society. A lady in costume carrying a tray of lolly bags.