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Fed Christmas Films on the Big Screen

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Dates

Friday 10 December 2021
8pm - late

Saturday 11 December 2021
6pm - late

Sunday 12 December 2021
3pm - late

Friday 17 December 2021
3pm - late

Saturday 18 December 2021
3pm - late

Venue

Digital Facade

Tickets

EveryoneFree

Access

Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Get the fam together, your friends and loved ones, to enjoy a classic Chrissie flick on the Fed Square Big Screen

And this year, we’ve got a cracking selection for you to enjoy while relaxing in our deckchairs or picnicking it up on our green astroturf.

Covering the whole gamut from the comic ridiculousness of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation through to dead-set classics like Love Actually, you’ll find something that’ll warm the cockles this Festive Season.

We’ve also got a special People’s Choice film for you to round out the program.

Check out the full program of classic Christmas Films below, plan your Big Screen Christmas adventure, and get voting for your people’s choice film!

Love Actually (2003)

Friday 10 December, 8pm

M: Sexual References, Nudity, Low Level Coarse Language

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

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Jessica Mauboy mid song using on 60s style microphone
Bran Nue Dae (2009)

Saturday 11 December, 6pm

PG: Mild violence, sexual references and coarse language

A rebellious boy runs away from a Catholic boarding school and tries to hitchhike to his home in Australia.

Screening as part of Koorie Krismas.

A movie poster of the Happiest Season with the whole cast
Happiest Season (2020)

Saturday 11 December, 8pm

M: Coarse Language

A young woman with a plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

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A still from Arthur Christmas of Arthur standing in a crowd of people wearing a green Christmas jumper
Arthur Christmas (2011)

Sunday 12 December, 3pm

G: General

Everyone knows that each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Chevy Chase wearing a Santa suit next to a Christmas tree in National Lampoon's
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Sunday 12 December, 8pm

M: Medium Level Coarse Language

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

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A still from the animated version of The Grinch wear he standing looking over the town with his dog sitting next to him
The Grinch (2018)

Friday 17 December, 3pm

G: General

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.

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Gremlins (1984)

Friday 17 December 8pm

PG: Mild Horror

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

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Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf eat spaghetti
Elf (2003)

Saturday 18 December, 3pm

G: General

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

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A black and white photo of the family from It's A Wonderful Life
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Saturday 18 December, 8pm

PG: Mild Themes

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence – who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years.

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People’s Choice film screening

Sat 18 December 8pm

Classification: TBC

Voting has now closed and the winner is It’s A Wonderful Life.

The runner’s up People’s Choice film options were:

A photo of Hugo holding to the outside of the clock featured in the film
Hugo (2011)

PG: Mild Themes

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father (Jude Law). Accompanied by the goddaughter (ChloĂ« Grace Moretz) of an embittered toy merchant (Ben Kingsley), Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

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A photo of Steve Martin and John Candy giving each other a sideways glance in a convertible covered in snow
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

M: Coarse Language

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

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Will Ferrell holding a sign for his dad in Daddy's Home 2
Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

M: Coarse Language

Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho dad and Brad’s gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that turns into a hilarious and chaotic adventure.

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