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For further information about the Society and joining see below.

Films screened on 2nd Sunday of the month except where noted

1 > 10th February

The Lobster - PosterThe Lobster - Poster

The Lobster  (2015)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos


An unconventional love story set in a dystopian future

Distributed by Amalgamated Movies


2 > 10th March

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Lady Bird (2017)

Directed by Greta Gerwig


Heartbreaking and utterly original coming of age journey

Distributed by Roadshow


3 > 14th April

No Country for Old Men - PosterNo Country for Old Men - Poster

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

A crime/drama/thriller based on a 2005 story by Cormac McCarthy. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Distributed by Roadshow


4 > 12th May

The Party - PosterThe Party - Poster

The Party (1968)

Directed by Blake Edwards


A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

To me, “The Party” is the quintessential Sellers movie and one of the most daring films of Edwards. A masterpiece. (Henrik Sylow)

Distributed by Roadshow


5 > 9th June

The Babadook (2014)

Directed by Jennifer Kent


This Australian Horror film presents a single mother still haunted by the violent death of her husband trying to deal with her young son's fears of a sinister presence in their house

Rolling Stone has called it “one of the most terrifying psychological horror movies in ages.”

Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment


6 > 14th July 

Stranger's on a Train (1951)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock


A psychopath and a tennis player meet on a train and so begins a plot to commit the perfect crime; the two strangers will "exchange murders," each killing the person the other wants dead. 

Distributed by Roadshow


7 > 11th August

Shoplifters (2018)

Japan (English subtitles)

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda


A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet

Distributed by Roadshow


8 > 15th September - Next UP

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - PosterButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - PosterButch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)

Directed by George Roy Hill.


An iconic film of the 60's with two of its biggest stars

Distributed by Roadshow


Note screening on 3rd Sunday this month

9 > 13th October

Gattaca - PosterGattaca - PosterGattaca (1997)

Directed by Andrew Niccol


This is one of the smartest and most provocative of science fiction films, a thriller with ideas. (Roger Ebert)

Distributed by Amalgamated Movies


10 > 10th November

Babette's Feast PosterBabette's Feast PosterBabette's Feast (1987)

Danish (English Subtitles)

Directed by Gabriel Axel


With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Their long avoidance of earthly pleasure for the fear of losing their souls is seriously challenged by the delights offered by Babette's gourmet feast of 19th century French cuisine

Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment



Film Society Membership

$75 for 10 films

Full membership to the Ballan Film Society provides

  • entry to the annual program of 10 films
  • to be able to bring a different guest along each week
  • membership to the BDCH
  • discounts on BDCH programs & activities

Applications can be submitted to the office of the Ballan & District Community House or emailed to 

Please note that to finalize the application form will require

  • the applicant to be nominated by a current financial member of the BDCH or Ballan Film Society
  • approval of the board, and
  • some form of ID to be sighted by BDCH staff

Membership Application Form

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Film Voucher

$30 for 3 films

An alternate to full membership is to purchase a voucher which allows you to choose the films you wish to see. These are available at the door or from the Community House office


For EFT payment details please go to here  for more information 

For further details of the Society or for assistance in becoming a member please contact Ballan & District Community House or email

The Ballan Film Society is a member of the FEDERATION OF VICTORIAN FILM SOCIETIES inc.

Please note that membership to the Ballan Film Society is only available to persons 18 years and over