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› ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 2015 SEASON: PETER GRIMES (SEPT)
› LAST CAB TO DARWIN
› GAYBY BABY
› ANOTHER COUNTRY
› AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
› DR PROCTOR'S FART POWDER
› HOLDING THE MAN
› THE WOLFPACK
› IRIS
› A WALK IN THE WOODS
› PUTUPARRI & THE RAINMAKERS
› GIRLHOOD
› THE DRESSMAKER
› MACBETH
› SUFFRAGETTE
› & MUCH MORE...

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SEPTEMBER FILMS

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AMY (MA 15+) 128min
pFrom the team behind acclaimed documentary Senna comes a moving portrait of one of Britain’s great music icons. Amy Winehouse was a rare musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. With rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage, Amy takes us behind the sensationalised headlines to reveal a prodigiously talented woman whose life ended too soon. Dir Asif Kapadia, UK. Aug 23*, 24, 28*, 30
*Select sessions followed by a pre-recorded Q&A (38 min) with director Asif Kapadia, producer James Gay-Rees, Winehouse’s first manager Nick Shymansky, & featuring interview clips with Jools Holland, Mark Ronson and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), following 10 minute interval

 

RUBEN GUTHRIE (MA 15+) 93min
pLife is good for ad man Ruben Guthrie (Patrick Brammall) who’s at the top of his game until some drunken skylarking lands Ruben at the bottom of his infinity pool, lucky to be alive. His mum hits the panic button, and his fiancée leaves him, issuing him one final challenge: If Ruben can go one year without a drink, she’ll give him another chance. Co-starring Jack Thompson and Alex Dimitriades and directed by Brendan Cowell, this is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, but the city that won’t let him put it down. Dir Brendan Cowell, Australia. August 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

 

MR. HOLMES (M) 104min
pIn 1947, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), long-retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateursleuthing son. But he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life - a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart. Dir Bill Condon, UK. August 28, 29, 30, 31, September 4, 5, 6, 8

 

LAST CAB TO DARWIN (M) 124min
pCab driver Rex (Michael Caton) is a loner, and has never left his home town of Broken Hill. When told he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms. On his journey of self-discovery, he realises that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you’ve got to share it. Based on a true story, also starring Jackie Weaver, and with supporting performances from Emma Hamilton and Ningali Lawford-Wolf, this is a moving and good-humoured drive. Dir Jeremy Sims, Australia. September 4, 5, 6, 7, 11,
12, 13, 14

 
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GAYBY BABY (PG) 85min
pDirect from sell-out sessions at MIFF, this is a portrait of four kids – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with the challenges of oncoming adolescence, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk. This powerful and beautifully crafted documentary is a living, moving portrait of same-sex families that offers a refreshingly honest picture of the value systems that really count in modern life. Just what is a 21st Century family, and how and by whom should it be defined? Dir Maya Newell, Australia. September 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

 
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ANOTHER COUNTRY (G) 85min
pLegendary Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of when his people’s thousandsof- years-old way of life was interrupted by a new culture. This documentary speaks to the havoc caused by superimposing a new culture over an old culture and the consequent clashes with all manner of things. A unique opportunity to see Australia through Gulpilil’s eyes, it offers a heartfelt, historical and political perspective on the Yolngu people of Ramingining in North East Arnhem Land. Gulpilil’s commentary is the heart and soul of this rich and humane documentary. Dir Molly Reynolds, Australia. September 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21

 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FILM!

DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER (PG) 85min
pThe term ‘farting around’ takes a very literal sense in this joyful film based on the hugely popular children’s book by Jo Nesbo. Lisa and Nilly investigate an explosion in their neighbourhood and discover a brilliant but befuddled scientist. Shy Doctor Proctor has accidently invented the world’s most powerful fart powder that can make people fly, but can it lead them to the stars and can he become the world’s first fartanaut before the thieving Mr. Thrane messes up their plans? Great fun. Dir Arild Fröhlich, Norway. English language. September 20, 21, 25, 27, October 2

 

AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA (PG) 87min
pAn enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. Filmed over three years in over 30 countries, it examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West, and is ultimately the story of humankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness. Dir Paola di Florio, USA. September 18, 20, 25, 27, 28

 

HOLDING THE MAN (MA 15+) 128min
pAn inspirational journey through passion, tragedy and love, Ryan Corr and Craig Stott star as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, who fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. Follow their enduring romance over 15 years, through periods of bliss, turmoil, discrimination, and most tragically, through their HIV-positive diagnoses. With a stellar supporting cast featuring Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook and Anthony LaPaglia, this film makes a compelling argument for equality and an end to prejudice, by telling a story of true love that will resonate with all who experience it. Dir Neil Armfield, Australia. September 25, 26, 27, 28, October 3, 4

 

THE WOLFPACK (M) 84min
pSix brothers grew up surrounded by the bustling electricity of New York City, but were trapped within the confines of their Lower East Side apartment, living under the rule of their tyrannical father, and home schooled by their loving mother. Knowledge of the outside world was gleaned from an archive of over 10,000 films which they watched and meticulously re-enacted, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. A wild and mesmerising portrait of an extraordinary family, capturing the thrill of the Wolfpack’s discoveries as they enter society and learn about the world outside their four walls. Dir Crystal Moselle, USA. October 2, 3, 4

 
OPENING NIGHT EVENT! SEE HERE FOR INFO

IRIS (M) 85min
pIris Apfel is the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the glamour in her life, she continues to embrace the work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing. A story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Dir Albert Maysles, USA. October 2, 4

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

Tuesday September 1
7.00pm Community event: RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival
Info and tix available at www.gin-clear.com

Friday 4
1.00pm Last Cab to Darwin
6.30pm Mr Holmes
8.30pm Last Cab to Darwin

Saturday 5
6.30pm Last Cab to Darwin
8.45pm Mr Holmes

Sunday 6
1.00pm MEET THE FILMMAKER: GAYBY BABY
Film + Q&A with producer Charlotte Mars
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.45pm Mr Holmes
6.30pm Last Cab to Darwin

Monday 7 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Gayby Baby
8.15pm Last Cab to Darwin

Tuesday 8
6.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Mr. Holmes

Friday 11
1.00pm Gayby Baby
6.30pm Last Cab to Darwin
8.45pm Another Country

Saturday 12
6.00pm MEET THE FILMMAKER: ANOTHER COUNTRY
Film + Q&A with director Molly Reynolds
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.30pm Last Cab to Darwin

Sunday 13
1.30pm Gayby Baby
3.15pm Last Cab to Darwin
6.30pm Another Country

Monday 14 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Last Cab to Darwin
8.45pm Gayby Baby

Friday 18
1.00pm Another Country
6.30pm Awake: The Life of Yogananda
8.15pm Another Country

Saturday 19
Closed for community event: Dinki Di Old Time Ball

Sunday 20
10.30am Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
12.30pm ENO SCREEN 2015 SEASON: PETER GRIMES
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
4.00pm Awake: The Life of Yogananda
6.30pm Another Country

Monday 21 $10 TIX!
6.00pm Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
7.45pm Another Country

Friday 25
11.00am Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
1.00pm Holding the Man
6.30pm Awake: The Life of Yogananda
8.15pm Holding the Man

Saturday 26
5.00pm ENO SCREEN 2015 SEASON: PETER GRIMES
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.30pm Holding the Man

Sunday 27
1.30pm Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
3.15pm Awake: The Life of Yogananda
6.30pm Holding the Man

Monday 28 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Awake: The Life of Yogananda
8.15pm Holding the Man

Friday October 2
11.00am Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
1.00pm The Wolfpack
7.30pm IRIS: PREMIERE SCREENING
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
Presented by Bendigo Mazda Bendigo Fashion Festival & Star Cinema

Saturday 3
6.30pm Holding the Man
8.45pm The Wolfpack

Sunday 4
1.30pm Iris
3.15pm Holding the Man
6.30pm The Wolfpack

NFT= No Free Tickets

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