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BOYHOOD
DAVID BOWIE IS
PRIDE
THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET
SIDDHARTH
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
MY OLD LADY
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
THE DROP
SERENA
PADDINGTON
JIMMY’S HALL
& MUCH MORE...

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NOVEMBER FILMS

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STILL LIFE (M) 92min
pFor over 22 years, the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan) has worked for a South London council, finding the next of kin for those in his community who have died alone. When his meticulous care is no longer deemed necessary, he is abruptly made redundant. In John’s final assignment, involving the death of elderly neighbour Billy Stoke, he tracks down Stokes’ abandoned daughter, Kelly (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey). The two are drawn to each other, and as friendship blossoms, John’s outlook opens imperceptibly to life’s possibilities. This gem is a resonant and universal celebration of dignity, community values and human connection. Dir Uberto Pasolini, UK. Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, Nov 2

 

FELONY (M) 105min
pIs a lie defensible if it protects the innocent? While celebrating a major bust, Sydney drug cop Malcolm makes a mistake that will haunt his life, and which threatens to make or break the careers of two other police: rookie officer Jim and veteran detective Carl. One man is guilty of a crime, one tries to cover it up, and one tries to expose it, and the collisions of these characters make for one of the year’s best thrillers. Tautly written by Animal Kingdom actor Joel Edgerton, who stars alongside Tom Wilkinson and Melissa George, Felony abounds with moral conundrums, unexpected developments and gripping suspense. Dir Matthew Saville, Australia. Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3

 

THE SKELETON TWINS (M) 93min
pEstranged thirtysomething siblings Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristin Wiig) hit rock bottom at opposite ends of the country. Once so close, they haven’t spoken for 10 years. Now Milo joins Maggie and her painfully upbeat husband Lance (Luke Wilson) in the hometown she never left. While Maggie struggles with married life, Milo reconnects with Rich (Ty Burrell), an older man with whom he shares an illicit history. Former Saturday Night Live stars Wiig and Hader bring their comedic skills to strong and vulnerable dramatic performances. Watch out for the lip-synch performance of Starship’s ‘80s anthem ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, one of the funniest scenes of the year. Dir Craig Johnson, USA. Oct 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 11

 

BOYHOOD (M) 166min
pThis groundbreaking and unique cinematic experience covers 12 years in the life of an American family. We meet Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as a typical seven-year-old, then watch his transition from childhood to adulthood. With young Mason the focus, Boyhood sensitively portrays the lives of those closest to him as well: his sister Samantha and parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette). Using the same actors over so many years gives it a rare authenticity, and while Hawke and Arquette are both perfect, they are matched with lovely performances by the young actors. Unmissable. Dir Richard Linklater, USA. Nov 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

 

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (M) 105min (2D)
p Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) revisits his trademark mix of madcap characters, rich visuals and surreal stories, this time in America. T.S. Spivet is a precocious 10-year-old with a vivid, scientific imagination. He lives in a big red house on the prairie, with his mother (Helena Bonham Carter), his cowboy father (Callum Keith Rennie) and teenage sister. At odds with his family, T.S. takes himself across the USA to the Smithsonian Museum, where he meets an unscrupulous administrator (Judy Davis). A magical and inventive story of childhood adventure told with Jeunet’s endearing charm. Dir Jean-Pierre Jeunet, USA. Nov 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24

 

DAVID BOWIE IS (CTC) 100min *TWO SESSIONS ONLY*
pA documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie is exhibition, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the fastest selling in its history. The film takes us on an extraordinary journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto and Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, and more, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas. Dir Hamish Hamilton, UK. Nov 15 & 16

 

PRIDE (M) 102min
pWith an award-winning, all-star ensemble cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine, Pride tells the incredible 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 in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, this is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film about two seemingly opposite communities who unite to form an extraordinary bond. Dir Matthew Warchus, UK. Nov 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30

 

SIDDHARTH (M) 97min
pMehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends twelve-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. When the boy doesn’t come home for the Diwali holiday, Mehendra and his wife Suman slowly begin to suspect that he was kidnapped by child traffickers. With few resources and no connections, Mehendra desperately travels to Punjab and Mumbai with the hope that whoever took Siddharth might return him unharmed. A powerful, heart-rending and gorgeously wrought family drama. Dir Richie Mehta, India. English subtitles. Nov 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Dec 1

 

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (PG) 84min
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

 

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

Friday October 31
1.00pm Felony
6.30pm The Skeleton Twins
8.30pm SCARY HALLOWEEN CLASSIC: ROSEMARY’S BABY
Tix at regular prices, bookings recommendedNFT

Saturday November 1
6.30pm The Skeleton Twins
8.30pm Felony

Sunday 2
1.30pm The Skeleton Twins
3.30pm Felony
6.30pm Still Life

Monday 3 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Felony
8.30pm The Skeleton Twins

Friday 7
1.00pm Boyhood
BENDIGO BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL AND STAR CINEMA PRESENT: CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S ‘THE GOLD RUSH’ WITH LIVE SCORE FROM THE SOUNDS OF SILENT
6.30pm Sit-down two course meal (as part of package)
8.30pm Show
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Saturday 8
6.30pm The Skeleton Twins
8.30pm Boyhood

Sunday 9
1.30pm BENDIGO BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL AND STAR CINEMA PRESENT: LIVE MUSIC & FILM DOUBLE FEATURE
HAT FITZ & CARA LIVE AND ‘MUSCLE SHOALS’ SCREENING

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

6.30pm Boyhood

Monday 10 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Skelton Twins
8.30pm Boyhood

Tuesday 11
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Skeleton Twins

Friday 14
1.00pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
6.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
8.30pm Boyhood

Saturday 15
2.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Rocket
6.30pm DAVID BOWIE IS
A documentary tour of the exhibition.
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
8.30pm Boyhood

Sunday 16
1.00pm DAVID BOWIE IS
A documentary tour of the exhibition.
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.00pm Boyhood
6.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Monday 17 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
8.30pm Boyhood

Tuesday 18
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Friday 21
1.00pm Pride
6.30pm Siddharth
8.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Saturday 22
6.30pm Pride
8.30pm Siddharth

Sunday 23
1.30pm Pride
3.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
6.30pm Siddharth

Monday 24 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
8.30pm Pride

Friday 28
1.00pm Siddharth
6.30pm Pride
8.30pm Finding Vivian Maier

Saturday 29
6.30pm Siddharth
8.30pm Pride

Sunday 30
1.30pm Siddharth
3.30pm Finding Vivian Maier
6.30pm Pride

Monday Dec 1 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Finding Vivian Maier
8.15pm Siddharth

NFT= No Free Tickets

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