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› HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS
› HARRY & SNOWMAN
› GOLDSTONE
› MILES AHEAD
› LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
› THE BFG
› NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING
› SING STREET
› EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
› ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
› & MUCH MORE...

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (PG) 101min
pA cross-country comedy adventure based on Barry Crump’s popular book. Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a bad boy with a rap sheet almost as long as the list of foster homes he’s left in his wake. Sent deep into New Zealand’s picturesque countryside to live with Bella and her grumpy husband Hec (Sam Neill), Ricky soon finds the environment agrees with him. When unexpected circumstances strike, the reformed delinquent disappears into the wilderness to evade Child Services and the likelihood of spending the rest of his childhood in ‘juvie’. Refreshingly offbeat and entertaining! Dir Taika Waititi, New Zealand. June 24, 26, 27, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17

 

THE MEDDLER (M) 103min
pSusan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and JK Simmons star in this late in life coming-of-age comedy. Marnie (Sarandon), an widow from New York City, follows her single TV producer daughter Lori (Byrne) to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life. Struggling to find a life of her own, Marnie cannot resist involving herself with Lori’s group of friends and buying their attention with offers of babysitting and generous gifts. When Lori’s work takes her out of town, Marnie is forced to reconsider her newfound relationships before meeting an eligible bachelor while high on more than just life. Dir Lorene Scafaria, USA. June 24, 26, 27, July 1, 2, 33, 12

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FILM!

THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG) 106min
pBased on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, this is a new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, the man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. He embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart. Features the voices of Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray. Dir Jon Favreau, USA. June 26, July 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, August 3

 

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (PG) 108min
pThe true story of a mathematical prodigy who paved the way for many of the 20th century’s more remarkable discoveries. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel) earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he comes under the tutelage of professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Struggling with class systems, culture shock and the encroaching shadow of war, Ramanujan and Hardy work together to challenge established theory and devise extraordinary new ways of thinking. Dir Matt Brown, UK. July 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18

 

MUSTANG (M) 97min
pEarly summer in a village in Northern Turkey, five free-spirited teenaged sisters play at the beach with their male classmates. Though merely innocent fun, a neighbour reports what she considers to be illicit behaviour to the girls’ guardians. The family removes all ‘instruments of corruption’, like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisons the girls, preparing for them to become brides in arranged marriages. But the sisters band together in fierce desperation to avoid a fate they see as worse than death. A moving portrait of female empowerment. Dir Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Turkey. English subtitles. July 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25

THE WAIT (M) 99min
pJuliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of her career in this dazzling and emotionally rich film. In a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna (Binoche) receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne arrives from France, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Guiseppe. As the two women await Giuseppe’s arrival, they slowly begin to form a connection. Yet Anna’s son’s absence remains unexplained. Spectacularly shot against a beautiful Italian backdrop, this is a stirring encounter between two women from different generations. Dir Piero Messina, Italy/France. English subtitles. July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31

 

CHASING ASYLUM (MA 15+) 96min
pThis powerful documentary exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights. The film features never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, and explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them. Dir Eva Orner, Australia. July 24 & 25 only

 

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (M) 90min
pAfter a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. Doris discovers welcome distraction in the handsome form of John, the new art director at her workplace. Indulging in a bit of online subterfuge, Doris not only connects with her much younger colleague but also the fun-filled life of parties, music and new interests that has long eluded her. Critics have hailed Sally Field’s performance in this utterly endearing and refreshingly quirky comedy. Dir Michael Showalter, USA. July 29, 30, 31, August 1

 

HARRY & SNOWMAN (G) 79min
pThis captivating documentary follows the story of riding instructor Harry deLeyer and his remarkable tale of rescuing a white plough horse off the back of a truck, bound for the glue factory. Paying just eighty dollars for Snowman, in less than two years Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, astonishing a nation. This multi-award winning documentary is the first time this remarkable and heartfelt story is told by 85-year-old Harry himself. The film includes incredible archived footage that transports you to the triumphant moments in the dynamic duos lives. Dir Ron Davis ,USA. July 29, 31, August 1

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

Friday July 1
1.00pm The Jungle Book
6.30pm The Meddler
8.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Saturday 2
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm The Meddler

Sunday 3
1.30pm The Jungle Book
3.30pm The Meddler
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Monday 4 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Jungle Book
8.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Friday 8
1.00pm The Man Who Knew Infinity
6.30pm The Jungle Book
8.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Saturday 9
7.00pm ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL VICTORIAN TOUR
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Sunday 10
1.00pm LOVE, MARILYN
Bookings recommended. See here for details NFT
3.15pm The Jungle Book
6.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

Monday 11 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

Tuesday 12
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Meddler

Wednesday 13
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Friday 15
1.00pm Mustang
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity

Saturday 16
6.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity
8.30pm Mustang

Sunday 17
1.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity
3.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
6.30pm Mustang

Monday 18 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Man Who Knew Infinity
8.30pm Mustang

Friday 22
1.00pm The Wait
6.30pm Mustang
8.30pm The Wait

Saturday 23
6.30pm Mustang
8.30pm The Wait

Sunday 24
1.00pm Mustang
3.00pm STAR CINEMA & RURAL AUSTRALIANS FOR REFUGEES BENDIGO PROUDLY PRESENT: CHASING ASYLUM
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
6.30pm The Wait

Monday 25 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Chasing Asylum
8.30pm Mustang

Thursday 28
7.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Harry & Snowman

Friday 29
1.00pm Harry & Snowman
6.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris
8.15pm The Wait

Saturday 30
6.30pm The Wait
8.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris

Sunday 31
1.30pm Harry & Snowman
3.15pm The Wait
6.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris

Monday Aug 1 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Harry & Snowman
8.15pm Hello, My Name is Doris

Wednesday 3
6.30pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Jungle Book

NFT= No Free Tickets

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