What’s On



Date & Time

May 14, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Classic Film Night Virtual Viewing Party

Our Classic Film Night takes a digital turn, with an online virtual viewing party via Zoom and Beamafilm.

Fritz Lang considered M to be his magus opus, and it is one of most celebrated examples of German Expressionism, rating at #56 in the BFI Greatest Films of All Time and #33 in Empire Magazine’s 100 Best Films of World Cinema.

The police are unable to catch a serial killer who is targeting children. Fed up with the increased police presence in the city, the heads of the criminal underworld decide to find the psychopath on themselves.


This will be a virtual event via Zoom and Beamafilm.  

  • Full details on how the Virtual Viewing Party will work can be found on the left.
  • Please register your attendance below to be sent the Zoom meeting details and link to the film.




How will the Virtual Screening work.

This “Virtual Viewing Party” is a bit of an experiment in response to Covid-19, but we hope it will provide film lovers with an opportunity to discuss this film with like-minded people.

We plan to convene in Zoom initially for a preliminary discussion where Peter Rainey will introduce the film and give some background information on the film and the director. We will then end the Zoom meeting, and members will be prompted to log into Beamafilm to watch the film. Following the film, we will reconvene on Zoom for a wrap up discussion and questions.

Please note:

You will need to register your attendance ahead of time so that you can be sent the Zoom meeting details and the link to the film.

You will also need to sign up with Beamafilm using your SMSA Member # BEFORE the screening (we recommend at least 1 day before). Your member number can be found on the back of your membership card or by emailing the Library at library@smsa.org.au 

Beamafilm is 100% free for SMSA members. Non-members are welcome to join. 


6.00pmZoom Part 1:
Introduction and preliminary discussion of the film
6.30pmZoom ends.
Log into Beamafilm and watch M (110 min)
8.30pmZoom  Part 2
Wrap up discussion of film and questions.

M (1931)

Director: Fritz Lang

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang (script)

Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

110 min | German with English subtitles.


The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.

Past Event

This is a past event. View and register to attend our upcoming events.

What’s On at SMSA

Date & Time

May 14, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm




When you join SMSA as member, you get a wide range of benefits.

Access to the SMSA Library

We are home to a unique collection of books, a highlight being our Mystery and Crime section.

Able to borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

We are honoured to be the home of Tom Keneally’s personal collection of books, many of which have been used as research for his own works.

Access to member only events

Join a members group, share your passions, learn new skills, make new friends and get involved.

Access to member only activities such as members groups

We provide a variety of member only events, these are relaxed social occasions to have fun and make new friends.

Join as a Member

Subscribe to stay up-to-date