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DECEMBER / JANUARY FILMS

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (PG) 84min - ENCORE SCREENINGS IN JANUARY!
pVivian Maier was a secretive nanny in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago. She died in 2009 and would have been forgotten. But an amateur historian uncovered thousands of negatives at a storage locker auction and changed history. Now, Maier is hailed as one of the greatest 20th-century photographers along with Diane Arbus and Henri Cartier-Bresson. This fascinating documentary seeks to unearth Vivian’s story, one which goes beyond clichés of the undiscovered artist and offers a portrait that is at times bewildering and troubling. Maier’s story pushes us to ask as many questions about ourselves as it does about her. Dirs Charlie Siskel & John Maloof, USA. Nov 28, 30, Dec 1. ENCORES: Jan 2, 3, 4, 5

 

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (M) 95min
pMarion Cotillard is Sandra, a married woman with two children, who plans to return to her factory job after a breakdown. However she’s told that she is to be made redundant, while her co-workers will receive a bonus. In order to help her, Sandra’s best friend at work has convinced their boss to hold a vote – do the workers want to save Sandra’s job, or keep their bonus? Sandra has the weekend to persuade her workmates to keep her employed, or to sacrifice the bonus they need to make ends meet. This profoundly affecting work delivers its timely message with honesty and clear-eyed compassion. Dirs Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, France. English subtitles. Dec 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22

 

WHEN THE QUEEN CAME TO TOWN (G) 78min
pThe Queen’s maiden visit to Australia sixty years ago in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. It was postdepression, post WWII, and pre TV, and Australians came in their millions to bask in the presence of a monarch. These memories and the footage captured are still vivid to this day. Drawing on the 35mm Technicolor cinemascope film footage and home movies shot by those who witnessed the pageantry and ceremony, this gorgeous documentary will recreate that time and reflect on how it touched the lives and fabric of Australian society. Dir Maurice Murphy, Australia. Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 1, 2, 4

 

JIMMY’S HALL (M) 109min
p It’s 1921, Ireland is on the brink of a Civil War, and a man named Jimmy Gralton builds a dance hall where young people can go to learn, argue, dream, dance and have fun. Though as the hall and its free-spirited reputation grows in popularity, it attracts the attention of the church and politicians who force the hall to close and Jimmy to leave the country. A decade later, at the height of The Great Depression, Jimmy returns to Ireland, and seeks to reinvigorate the local community by reopening the hall. This heartfelt film was freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and turbulent times and is an inspiring celebration of the spirit of free-thinkers. Dir Ken Loach, Ireland. Dec 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29

 

THE DARK HORSE (M) 124min
pStarring an extraordinary New Zealand cast including Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider) in a phenomenal performance, this is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion, Genesis Potini (Gen). It’s a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. Described as one of the greatest NZ films ever made, it is beautifully told, bravely executed, and truly inspiring. Dir James Napier Robertson, New Zealand. Dec 26, 27, 28, 29, Jan 1, 2, 3, 4

 

NIGHTCRAWLER (MA) 117min
pThis pulse-pounding thriller is set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Witnessing freelance camera crews, film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren equals a possible windfall and victims become commodities. Aided by Nina (Rene Russo), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou begins to blur the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. A slick, modern film noir. Dir Dan Gilroy, USA. Dec 26, 27, 28, Jan 1, 2, 3, 5

 

PRIDE (M) 102min - ENCORE SCREENINGS IN JANUARY!
pThe true story of a Welsh mining community struggling to make ends meet during the 1984 miners’ strike, when hope arrives with the unlikeliest of allies – a group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money for the miners. A rousing British crowd-pleaser starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton; funny, affecting and truly inspiring. Dir Matthew Warchus, UK. Jan 9, 10, 11, 12

 

PADDINGTON (G) 95min - SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAMILY FILM!
pAdapted from the universally loved books, Paddington follows the journey of an optimistic bear from Peru who travels to London in search of a home and family. He finds himself lost and alone until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’. A genuinely funny, perfect family film. Dir Paul King, UK. Jan 9, 10, 11, 16 17, 19, 23, 25

 

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (M) 119min
pHigh school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, communication, self-image, and love lives. Tackling social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the Internet, relationships will be tested by the enormous social change that has been inflicted by the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and computers. Dir Dan Gilroy, USA. Jan 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19

 

FOLIES BERGÈRE (M) 98min
p50-somethings Brigitte (Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier live a comfortable, if not monotonous life as cattle breeders in regional France. But Brigitte has found herself longing for something more. Impulsively, she sets off for Paris and is invigorated by the charm of the city and meets a handsome Danish gentleman. A deliciously appealing fable about the choices of everyday life, and a reminder that it’s never too late to change. Dir Marc Fitoussi, France. English subtitles. Jan 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26

 

ST VINCENT (M) 103min
pBill Murray is Vincent, the cantankerous neighbour to outcast schoolboy Oliver and his single mother Maggie. Working long hours, Maggie is forced to take Vincent up on his offer to watch her son after school. With his pregnant housekeeper (Naomi Watts), gambling habit and unlikeable persona, Vincent and Oliver are an unlikely pair, who learn from one another nonetheless. An acclaimed, hilarious crowd-pleaser, one of the year’s biggest independent comedy hits. Dir Theodore Melfi, USA. Jan 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, Feb 1

 

THE WATER DIVINER (M) 111min
pRussell Crowe’s directorial debut is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during WW1. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action. He forges a relationship with the Turkish woman who owns the hotel in which he stays. Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. An extraordinary tale of love, hope and heroism. Dir Matthew Warchus, UK. Jan 30, 31, Feb 1

 

THE IMITATION GAME (M) 114min
pBenedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Co-starring Kiera Knightley, this is an intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man who helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Dir Morten Tyldum, UK. Jan 30, 31, Feb 1

 

DECEMBER / JANUARY SCREENINGS
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Bookings are essential for all special events.
NFT= No Free Tickets

Friday 19
1.00pm Two Days, One Night
6.30pm Two Days, One Night
8.30pm Jimmy’s Hall

Saturday 20
6.00pm EXHIBITION - ART ON SCREEN: REMBRANDT
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.30pm Jimmy’s Hall

Sunday 21
1.00pm EXHIBITION - ART ON SCREEN: REMBRANDT
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.30pm When the Queen Came to Town
6.30pm Jimmy’s Hall

Monday 22 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Two Days, One Night
8.15pm Jimmy’s Hall

Friday 26
3.30pm The Dark Horse
6.30pm Jimmy’s Hall
8.30pm Nightcrawler

Saturday 27
3.30pm Jimmy’s Hall
6.30pm The Dark Horse
8.45pm Nightcrawler

Sunday 28
1.30pm When the Queen Came to Town
3.30pm The Dark Horse
6.30pm Nightcrawler

Monday 29 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Jimmy’s Hall
8.30pm The Dark Horse

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thursday January 1
3.00pm When the Queen Came to Town
6.30pm The Dark Horse
8.45pm Nightcrawler

Friday 2
1.00pm The Dark Horse
3.30pm When the Queen Came to Town
6.30pm Finding Vivian Maier
8.15pm Nightcrawler

Saturday 3
3.00pm Finding Vivian Maier
6.30pm Nightcrawler
8.45pm The Dark Horse

Sunday 4
1.30pm When the Queen Came to Town
3.15pm The Dark Horse
6.30pm Finding Vivian Maier

Monday 5 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Finding Vivian Maier
8.15pm Nightcrawler

Friday 9
11.00am Paddington
1.00pm Men, Women and Children
6.30pm Pride
8.30pm Men, Women and Children

Saturday 10
6.00pm Paddington
8.00pm Pride

Sunday 11
1.30pm Paddington
3.30pm Pride
6.30pm Men, Women and Children

Monday 12 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Pride
8.30pm Men, Women and Children

Friday 16
11.00am Paddington
1.00pm Folies Bergère
6.30pm Men, Women and Children
8.45pm Folies Bergère

Saturday 17
3.00pm Paddington
DAVID BOWIE BACK TO BACK:
6.30pm LABYRINTH
8.30pm DAVID BOWIE IS (encore)

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Sunday 18
1.30pm DAVID BOWIE CLASSIC: LABYRINTH
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.30pm Men, Women and Children
6.30pm Folies Bergère

Monday 19 $10 TIX!
6.00pm Paddington
8.00pm Men, Women and Children

Friday 23
11.00am Paddington
1.00pm St Vincent
6.30pm Folies Bergère
8.30pm St Vincent

Saturday 24
6.30pm Folies Bergère
8.30pm St Vincent

Sunday 25
1.30pm Paddington
3.30pm Folies Bergère
6.30pm St Vincent

Monday 26 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Folies Bergère
8.30pm St Vincent

Friday 30
1.00pm The Water Diviner
6.30pm St Vincent
8.30pm The Imitation Game

Saturday 31
6.30pm The Water Diviner
8.30pm The Imitation Game

Sunday February 1
1.30pm The Water Diviner
3.30pm The Imitation Game
6.30pm St Vincent

NFT= No Free Tickets

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