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THE HOMESMAN
UNBROKEN
X+Y
LOVE IS STRANGE
A LITTLE CHAOS
BOYCHOIR
TESTAMENT OF YOUHT
A ROYAL NIGHT OUT
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
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APRIL FILMS

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (PG) 123min
OSCAR WINNER! EDDIE REDMAYNE FOR ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
pStephen Hawking is one of the most spectacular minds of our generation, a pioneer whose curiosity about the universe’s many mysteries led him to some groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Based on his wife’s memoir, this is a dreamily-shot biopic that follows Hawking’s pre and post diagnosis relationships with both his wife and his work. With a stellar turn from both leads, Hawking being played by Eddie Redmayne (Oscar winner for Best Actor) and wife Jane by rising star Felicity Jones, this is a tender insight into the life of a brilliant mind. Dir James Marsh, UK. March 13, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29, April 1

 

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG) 122min
pNow that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy, Sonny (Dev Patel) has his eye on a promising property for a whole new dream. We revisit Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy), who have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship. Perhaps the only one with the way forward is the hotel’s new co-manager Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of all secrets. Richard Gere co-stars in this colourful comedy. Dir John Madden, UK. March 28, 29, 30, April 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14

 

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY (PG) 95min
pDoug and Abi are in the midst of a divorce, and take their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. Trying to keep the divorce a secret, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear. Starring Billy Connolly, David Tennant and Rosamund Pike, this is an absolute joy of a movie. Dirs Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin, UK. March 29, 30, April 3, 4, 5, 6

 

BIG EYES (M) 106min
pBased on the real life relationship of Margaret and Walter Keane. The Big Eyes paintings of the 1950s were a phenomenal success, with the paintings of children with disproportionally large eyes filling commercial stores thanks to the business savvy of the apparent artist, Walter Keane. What was not known at the time was that it was in fact his wife, Margaret, who was the genius behind the images. With the sweetly fierce Amy Adams set against the domineering charm of the perky but creepy Christoph Waltz, Tim Burton brings his quirk and style to this beautifully crafted 50s drama. Dir Tim Burton, USA.
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20

 

CITIZENFOUR (M) 116min
OSCAR WINNER! BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
pIn June 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald met with Edward Snowden confidentially in Hong Kong, where he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). An exclusive front-row seat to the moment Snowden changed history with his revelations of widespread government surveillance around the world. Vital, urgent, and breathtaking. Dir Laura Poitras, USA. April 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20

 

THE HOMESMAN (MA) 123min
pWhen three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the job of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Daunted by the task of transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she employs low-life drifter George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) to join her. The group head east where a minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But they must first traverse the harsh, perilous and starkly beautiful Nebraska Territories. A powerful, heartrending, universal tale. Dir Tommy Lee Jones, USA. April 24, 26, 27, May 1

 

UNBROKEN (M) 137min
pAngelina Jolie directs and produces this epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis ‘Louie’ Zamperini (charismatic British newcomer, Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s enormously popular book, it brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Dir Angeline Jolie, USA. ANZAC Day weekend screenings: April 24, 25, 26, 27

 

X+Y (M) 111min
pNathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). He finds comfort and security in numbers and mathematics. Mentored by an unconventional and anarchic teacher, Nathan wins a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad in Taiwan, where he also learns the unfathomable experience of first love. An inspiring and life-affirming story. Dir Morgan Matthews, UK. April 28, then from May 1

 

LOVE IS STRANGE (M) 94min
pAfter nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) marry in an idyllic Manhattan wedding ceremony. But when the news reaches the Catholic school where George works, he is immediately fired. Faced with eviction, the two must move into separate dwellings; George with the two cops who live down stairs, Ben in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their teenage son. The pair struggle with separation, and the challenges of family dynamics. A charming and inspiring triumph. Dir Ira Sachs, USA. Starts May 1

 

A LITTLE CHAOS (M) 116min
pSabine de Barra (Kate Winslet), a fiercely independent and talented landscape designer, receives the commission of a lifetime – to design and construct the gardens of Versailles for King Louis XIV. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming entangled – professionally and romantically – with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre. Dir Alan Rickman, UK. Starts May 8

 

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

Wednesday April 1
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Theory of Everything

Friday 3
1.00pm What We Did On Our Holiday
6.30pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
8.45pm What We Did On Our Holiday

Saturday 4
6.30pm What We Did On Our Holiday
8.30pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sunday 5
1.00pm EASTER SUNDAY WITH THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
4.00pm What We Did On Our Holiday
6.30pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Monday 6 $10 TIX!
6.30pm What We Did On Our Holiday
8.30pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Friday 10
1.00pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
6.30pm Citizenfour
8.45pm Big Eyes

Saturday 11
6.30pm Big Eyes
8.30pm Citizenfour

Sunday 12
1.30pm Big Eyes
3.30pm The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
6.30pm Citizenfour

Monday 13 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Citizenfour
8.45pm Big Eyes

Tuesday 14
6.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Thursday 16
6.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Citizenfour

Friday 17
1.00pm Big Eyes
6.30pm BENDIGO QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: I FEEL LIKE DISCO
See here for details

Saturday 18
6.00pm EXHIBITION - ART ON SCREEN
VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.00pm Big Eyes

Sunday 19
1.00pm EXHIBITION - ART ON SCREEN
VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.00pm Citizenfour
6.30pm Big Eyes

Monday 20 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Big Eyes
8.30pm Citizenfour

Wednesday 22
7.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Thursday 23
7.30pm Community screening: The ANZACS of Eaglehawk
Free entry. See here for details

Friday 24
1.00pm The Homesman
6.00pm Unbroken
8.30pm The Homesman

Saturday 25
4.00pm ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 2015 SEASON: BENVENUTO CELLINI
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.00pm Unbroken

Sunday 26
12.00pm ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 2015 SEASON: BENVENUTO CELLINI
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
4.00pm Unbroken
6.30pm The Homesman

Monday 27 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Homesman
8.45pm Unbroken

Tuesday 28
6.30pm Community screening for Autism Awareness Month: X+Y
Free entry. See here for details

NFT= No Free Tickets

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