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Song For Marion - Trailer

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

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NEW FILMS

Haute Cuisine (M): French chef Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) is astonished when the President appoints her his personal cook.

Iron Man 3 (M): Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey jnr) is pitted against a powerful enemy, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). 3D some sessions.

Don's Party, screening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Saturday.

Don's Party, screening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Saturday.

The Paperboy (MA): In Florida in 1969, reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) investigates the case of a man on death row (John Cusack). 

Song for Marion (PG): Grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) is inspired by his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a choir.

SATURDAY

Trial on the Road, in screening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sunday.

Trial on the Road, in screening at the National Film and Sound Archive on Sunday.

RELATIONSHIPS

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy about relationships, from first dates to marriage to having kids. It’s on at The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre at 2pm and 8pm. Also on Sunday. Bookings:  theq.net.au

AUSSIE CLASSIC

Don’s Party (1976, MA), based on David Williamson’s play, is set on the eve of the 1969 federal election, when Don Henderson (John Hargreaves) had friends, colleagues and interlopers over for a night when tensions and pretensions are exposed as the booze flows freely. The film, directed by Bruce Beresford, also stars Graham Kennedy, Ray Barrett and Harold Hopkins, among others. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 2pm. Tickets $12/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

BOND AT 50

Goldfinger (1964, PG) was the third James Bond movie and sees superspy 007 (Sean Connery) up against Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), who has his eyes on the gold at Fort Knox. With a title song sung by Shirley Bassey, a big budget, and a memorable secondary villain in Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who throws a mean hat. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 7.30pm. Tickets $12/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

COMPUTERS

The Giant Computer Market features a range of hardware and software. It’s at Mallee Pavilion, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell, from 10am to 2.30pm. Entry $3. See: computermarkets.com/cm

SUNDAY

FAMILY LIFE

The Mirror (1975, PG), directed by Russian Andrei Tarkovsky, is his most overtly autobiographical film, to the extent that his own family were involved in the film. Three epochs in Tarkovsky’s life and that of his parents meld and slip in and out of its narrative focus: his childhood and his parent’s marriage in the 1930s; survival during the Second World War; and Tarkovsky’s own troubled marital life in the 1960s. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 2pm. Tickets $12/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

WAR STORY

Trial on the Road (1971, Unclassified 18+), directed by Aleksei Guerman, was banned by the Soviets for 15 years. It was inspired by a real case and tells the story of Lazarev (Vladimir Zamanskiy), a Junior Sergeant in the Red Army, who defected to the Nazis and, as the film begins, has switched sides yet again and is forced to prove his patriotism via a series of increasingly perilous missions. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, 4.30pm. Tickets $12/$9. Bookings: 6248 2000.

AIS OPEN DAY

The Australian Institute of Sport is having an Open Day from 9am to 3pm.

Take a special look inside its cutting-edge sports science department, normally out of bounds to the public. Find out what it takes to become an elite athlete in this behind-the-scenes tour. See how an athlete’s physiological make-up is tested, recorded and monitored to ensure their optimal performance. You’ll also see the state-of-the-art Halls of Residence, home to more than 140 scholarship holders. Try your hand, or arms and legs, at the interactive Sportex exhibition and see how you measure up against elite athletes and world champions. The AIS is in Leverrier Street, Bruce.

WETLANDS

The free Jerrabomberra Wetlands Open Day from 9.30am to 2pm includes a number of displays, guided walks, face painting and bird watching for the whole family to enjoy. Kids will love the Riversmart quiz, which will involve answering a number of questions along a scenic walk through the wetlands (at 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick). Or they can explore a Rural Fire Service truck. See:  tams.act.gov.au

LITTLE TRAINS

Kingston Miniature Railway is having a Family Party Day from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Rides are $3 or all day tickets are $15 a person. It’s at Geijera Place, Kingston.