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FILMS COMING SOON ...

› ARRIVAL
› MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE
› RED DOG (2011)
› RED DOG: TRUE BLUE
› QUEEN OF KATWE
› MAHANA
› LA LA LAND
› ALLIED
› A UNITED KINGDOM
› LION
› LIKE CRAZY
› JACKIE
› JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
› LOVING
› & MUCH MORE...

NEWS & COMING EVENTS

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DECEMBER FILMS

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JULIETA (M) 99min
pPedro Almodóvar’s new film is a dramatic, emotional story of a woman’s loves and regrets told in the master’s distinctive style. Adapted from Alice Munro’s short stories, Julieta is about to leave Madrid to live in Portugal when she runs into Bea, the childhood friend of her daughter Antía. Julieta begins to write a long and revealing letter to her daughter – one filled with regret, guilt and love. With a sense of mystery, an expressive score and his trademark use of vibrant colour, Almodóvar has made a film of spellbinding beauty. Dir Pedro Almodóvar, Spain. English subtitles. November 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER (MA15+) 102min
pAfter years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby and Tanner decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future stolen from under them. They find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto. As the brothers plot a final bank heist, and with the Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms. A gripping action-thriller about family, crime and justice with a powerful and tension filled score from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Dir David Mackenzie, USA. November 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28

 

A FLICKERING TRUTH (M) 91min
pWhen the Taliban came to power, it marked the end of the Afghan film industry. They considered cinema to be the cornerstone of decadent Western culture, and would punish anyone who made new films, or failed to destroy existing films. But defiant art lovers ignored this decree, risking their lives to protect Afghanistan’s cinema history. With the Taliban’s power now waning, exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify is put in charge of the archive. A powerful doco that explores not just Afghanistan’s early cinema, but what happens to a nation’s creative people when they are forbidden from expressing themselves. Dir Pietra Brettkelly, New Zealand/Afghanistan. English subtitles. November 25, 27, 28

 

CAFE SOCIETY (M) 96min
pSet in 1930s New York and Los Angeles, Café Society follows Bronx-born Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) as he travels to Hollywood and lands a job working for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a high-powered agent in the movie business. There he falls hopelessly in love with his uncle’s secretary, Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). Vonnie has a boyfriend, so Bobby settles for friendship, until her breakup offers him the chance of romance. Woody Allen delivers a witty, bittersweet reflection on love gained and love lost in this glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, politicians and gangsters who epitomised the excitement and glamour of café society life. Dir Woody Allen, USA. December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18

 

ELLE (MA 15+) 130min
pFrom director Paul Verhoeven comes a dramatic thriller with a brilliant, standout performance by Isabelle Huppert that is uproarious, galvanic and guaranteed to spark debate. Michèle (Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Dir Paul Verhoeven, France. English subtitles. December 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 16

 

THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL (M) 139min
pAfter two years running from the law, bushranger Ben Hall has gone into hiding. He is soon drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend, John Gilbert. Reforming the gang and taking on new recruit John Dunn, the trio begin a spree of robberies and crimes across New South Wales. The three become the most wanted men in the colony. When the Government moves to declare them outlaws that can shot on sight, Ben Hall makes desperate plans to flee. But with a such a large bounty on their heads, treachery abounds where they least expect it. Mostly shot on location in regional Victoria throughout the Macedon Ranges. Dir Matthew Holmes, Australia. December 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12

 

ARRIVAL (M) 116min
pInsular linguistics professor Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) watches with the world as twelve enormous objects, seemingly from outer space, appear at different points across the globe. As society struggles to come to grips with the event, Banks is visited by Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) with an offer to join his taskforce in their attempts to reveal the origin of the objects and what, or whom, they may contain. Aided by Ian Donnelly and watched-over by intelligence agent Helpern, Banks embarks on a race against eleven of Earth’s nations to discover the strategic benefits of what lies within. Dir Denis Villeneuve, USA. December 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 26, 28, 29

 

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE (M) 93min
pArtist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan) is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as an art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant and Galleries. Less known is Georges’ astonishing history as part of the French resistance during WWII, and how he and friend Marcel Marceau saved thousands of Jewish lives with a simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise. Philippe traces his dad’s journey: from childhood to marriage – to acclaimed artist Mirka Mora – and the family’s dramatic Holocaust survival. Enormously enjoyable and hugely moving. Dir Trevor Graham, Australia/France/Germany. Some English subtitles. December 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

 

RED DOG (2011, PG) 92min
pBefore the release of Red Dog: True Blue on Boxing day, relive the 2011 Australian classic that became one of the highest-grossing Australian films of all time; based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. This heart-warming tale holds up extremely well with each viewing and should not be missed by anyone who cares about just how good Australian films can be. Dir Kriv Stenders, Australia. December 18, 19, 23

 

RED DOG: TRUE BLUE (PG) 89min
pFollowing 2011’s much loved Red Dog, a hoard of home-grown talent gathers to tell the back-story of one of Australia’s most lovable canines, showing the early events leading up to Red Dog’s discovery on the road to Dampier, and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend. When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather’s (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever. Dir Kriv Stenders, Australia. December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

 

DECEMBER SCREENINGS
See ‘Specials & Events’ page for full information on special events.
Bookings are essential for all special events.
NFT= No Free Tickets

Thursday December 1
7.30pm ENCORE SCREENING
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS:
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Friday 2
1.00pm Cafe Society
6.30pm Elle
9.00pm The Legend of Ben Hall

Saturday 3
6.30pm Cafe Society
8.30pm Elle

Sunday 4
1.30pm Cafe Society
3.30pm The Legend of Ben Hall
6.30pm Elle

Monday 5 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Cafe Society
8.30pm The Legend of Ben Hall

Tuesday 6
5.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Kubo & the Two Strings

Friday 9
1.00pm Elle
6.30pm Cafe Society
8.30pm The Legend of Ben Hall

Saturday 10
7.30pm TRIBUTE SCREENING
LEONARD COHEN: BIRD ON A WIRE

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Sunday 11
1.30pm The Legend of Ben Hall
4.00pm Elle
6.30pm Cafe Society

Monday 12 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Legend of Ben Hall
9.00pm Elle

Friday 16
1.00pm Arrival
6.30pm Cafe Society
8.30pm Elle

Saturday 17
6.30pm Cafe Society
8.30pm Arrival

Sunday 18
1.30pm Cafe Society
3.30pm Red Dog
6.30pm Arrival

Monday 19 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Red Dog
8.30pm Arrival

Friday 23
1.00pm Red Dog
6.30pm Monsieur Mayonnaise
8.30pm Arrival

Monday 26 $10 TIX!
3.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
6.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
8.30pm Arrival

Tuesday 27
3.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
6.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
8.30pm Monsieur Mayonnaise

Wednesday 28
3.30pm Monsieur Mayonnaise
6.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
8.30pm Arrival

Thursday 29
3.30pm Arrival
6.30pm Red Dog: True Blue
8.30pm Monsieur Mayonnaise

Friday 30
1.00pm Red Dog: True Blue
6.30pm Monsieur Mayonnaise
8.30pm Red Dog: True Blue

Saturday 31
6.30pm Red Dog: True Blue

NFT= No Free Tickets

Please Note: Session times are subject to change without notice.