JOY (M) 124min Betrayal, treachery, loss of innocence and the scars of love pave the road in this intense human comedy about becoming a true boss of a family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Isabella Rossellini and defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty and love. Dir David O. Russell, USA.Jan 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, Feb 1
SUFFRAGETTE (M) 106min A thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud (Carey Mulligan) was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller; it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. Also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. Dir Sarah Gavron, UK.Jan 29, 30, 31, February 1, 5, 6, 7, 8
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT (M) 96min Peggy Guggenheim was an American heiress ahead of her time, who became one of the most influential and powerful art collectors in history. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th Century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp, and was instrumental in advancing the careers of several modern artists including Jackson Pollock and Max Ernst. Dir Lisa Immordino Vreeland, USA.February 5, 6, 7
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THE DRESSMAKER (M) 118min Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this is a bittersweet comedy set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to the tiny town of Dungatar after years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses. Here she reconciles with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis), unexpectedly falls for the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and an incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and sets about righting the wrongs of the past. Dir Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia. February 5, 7, 8
CAROL (M) 118min Set in 1950s New York, two women from different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. Dir Todd Haynes, UK/USA.February 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
LOOKING FOR GRACE (M) 101min When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (the superb Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheatbelt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter. A beautiful, bold and unmistakably Australian story that reminds us that life is precious, and can change in the blink of an eye. Dir Sue Brooks, Australia.February 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22
POLYFACES (CTC) 93min Winner of the Minister for Agriculture award at the Life Sciences Film Festival, Polyfaces follows the Salatins, a 4th generation farming family who do ‘everything different to everyone else’ as they produce food in a way that works with nature, not against it. The film shows how, amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, they regenerate their landscapes, communities, local economies, customers’ health and most importantly their soils. A joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Dirs Lisa Heenan & Isaebella Doherty, USA/ Australia.February 19, 20, 21
YOUTH (MA 15+) 123min Old friends Fred (Michael Caine) and Mick (Harvey Keitel) are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Mick’s enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish what he sees as his final screenplay, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. Co-stars Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda. Dir Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/UK. Some English subtitles.February 25, 26, 28, 29, March 4, 5
SPOTLIGHT (M) 128 min Directed by Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent), and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci, this is the riveting true story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation team. For years, whispers of the Boston Archdiocese’s cover up of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church were largely ignored by the media, the police and the legal system. Against all odds, the Spotlight team fought to expose the truth, and in doing so revealed the shocking extent of the rot inside the Church. Dir Tom McCarthy, USA.February 26, 27, 28, 29, March 4, 6
ROOM (M) 117min Adapted from Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed novel, Room is the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe. However, they are trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named ‘Room’. As Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. Not to be missed. Dir Lenny Abrahamson, USA.March 4, 6
See ‘Specials & Events’ page for full information on special events.
Bookings are essential for all special events. NFT= No Free Tickets
Monday February 1 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Dressmaker
8.45pm Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
8.30pm Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
1.30pm The Dressmaker
6.30pm Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Monday 8 $10 TIX!
8.30pm The Dressmaker
1.00pm Looking for Grace
8.45pm Looking for Grace
7pm DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT:
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH A tribute night of film and music
Doors open 7pm , film screens 7.30pm, followed by music until midnight. Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.45pm Looking for Grace
6.30pm VALENTINE’S DAY WITH CAROL
Chocolate dessert on arrival Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
Monday 15 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Looking for Grace
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Looking for Grace
8.30pm Looking for Grace
1.30pm Looking for Grace
Monday 22 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Looking for Grace