Important message about COVID-19

Foreign Film Nights is an outdoor cinema experience. From 1 July 2020 Government restrictions require a ‘sign in’ contact tracing procedure and limited audience numbers to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times. Therefore please be aware if you attend this event you will be required to provide your contact details.

If you are feeling ill or unwell we ask that you reconsider attending Foreign Film Nights.

We will be monitoring the ongoing advice from Health Authorities and may need to postpone or cancel should the situation change. Click here for more details.

In spring The Levee is Going Global. A range of activities will take place bringing the wide world to Central Maitland. Due to space restrictions there will be a reservation system to avoid disappointment. The films will also be watchable from the the outdoor area of COQUUN. Please contact the restaurant separately if you wish to make a reservation.

Foreign Film Nights

For three evenings in September, we are celebrating movies from around the world at The Levee.  Immerse yourselves in a selection of carefully curated foreign films.

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Bring your own chair, soak up the atmosphere at The Riverlink and sample some of the fabulous food offerings from restaurants in the precinct.

6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Please consult film rating.



2019 Korea
(MA15+)  132 minutes

Winner of a historic four Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, and the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers. Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income.

COVID-19 Precautions

To make sure Foreign Film Nights are a COVID Safe experience we ask you to observe the following rules:

  • If you feel unwell please do not attend Foreign Film Nights. Check your symptoms on the NSW Government website here and consider getting tested.
  • Upon arrival at The Riverlink you will need to have a reservation or sign in and provide your contact details. Maitland City Council will only use this information for contact tracing purposes and destroy the details after 28 days.
  • In order to adhere to the  4 square meter rule the capacity of the main area of the Riverlink is 30. This does not count the alfresco area of COQUUN. Participants may reserve a spot by signing in early here. Your reservation will be cancelled if you fail to present at The Riverlink before 6.20pm.
  • We ask you to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from people who are not in your household.

Past Screenings



2019 Sudan
(Unclassified) 97 Minutes

For the four Sudanese film directors at the heart of Talking About Trees, cinema has been more than just their profession. The freedom to make and share films is their driving passion and it’s a freedom that they long to bring back to Sudan. After the 1989 military coup, public screenings went out of favour with the Islamist government. Khartoum’s cinemas were closed and the country’s once rich film industry was curtailed. Now retired, the four life-long friends have formed the Sudan Film Group, with a mission to revitalise the country’s film culture.

As a special treat for Foreign Film Nights on Friday Samson Gabriel will be performing with Zi before the movie starts.

To listen to some of Samson’s music follow the link to his latest video clip ‘Alone Road’.



2016 Italy
(M) 86 Minutes

The highest grossing film in Italian cinema history, Where am I Going? is a hilarious satire of the Italian public service. Checco Zalone, a middle-aged slacker from Southern Italy refuses to take a redundancy and is forced to go to great lengths to keep his job. His stubbornness sees him posted see him posted to such far flung places from the North Pole to Africa in an attempt to make him give up his position.

Where am I Going? is a tonic for the doom and gloom of the world with non-stop gags and pointed cultural criticism.