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FILMS COMING SOON ...

THE NIGHTINGALE
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 2015 SEASON: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (JULY), CARMEN
(AUG), PETER GRIMES (SEPT) › ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL VICTORIAN TOUR
› INSIDE OUT
› SAMBA
› LOVE & MERCY
› WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO
› WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED
› FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
› AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
› MADAME BOVARY
› MR HOLMES
› LAST CAB TO DARWIN
› SONG OF THE SEA
› & MUCH MORE...

NEWS & COMING EVENTS

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JULY FILMS

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Extended: by popular demand!

WOMAN IN GOLD (M) 109 min
pThe incredible true story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele painted by Gustav Klimt. The only problem is the portrait in now the crown jewel in one of Vienna’s most respected galleries and is considered an Austrian national treasure. Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer, Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making. Dir Simon Curtis, USA/UK. June 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAMILY FILM!

SHAUN THE SHEEP (G) 85min
pSWhen Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Smart, funny, big-hearted, endlessly inventive and quintessentially British, this timeless, stop-motion adventure is a shear delight for the whole family, from start to finish. Dirs Mark Burton & Richard Starzak, UK. June 20, 28, 29

 

THE NIGHTINGALE (G) 100min
pWidower Zhu Zhigen lives alone in his Beijing apartment across town from his estranged son, whose family lives a far more opulent lifestyle. When his son and daughter- in-law suddenly have to travel, Zhigen finds himself on a trip back to his hometown in the company of his spoilt, materialistic granddaughter Renxing. With lavish cinematography that reveals the beauty of rural Chinese landscapes, this is a touching story about two family members coming to understand each other, and the joys of living an offline life. Dir Philippe Muyl, China. English subtitles. July 3, 4, 5, 12, 13

 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAMILY FILM!

INSIDE OUT (PG) 102min
pAs young Riley and her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – struggle to navigate a new city, house and school, turmoil ensues in Headquarters; the control centre inside Riley’s mind, where her emotions reside and help advise her through everyday life. Arguably one of Pixar’s best features, this utterly magical coming-of-age story has a beautiful message for everyone. Dirs Pete Docte & Ronalda Del Carmen, USA. July 9, 10, 11, 12

 

SAMBA (M) 110min
pFrom the directors behind French smash hit The Intouchables, the magnetic Omar Sy returns in a nuanced story of love in a world where borders cannot contain the human spirit. Samba Cissé is a migrant from Senegal who washes dishes in the kitchen of a fancy French hotel. A bureaucratic slip-up puts his immigration status in danger, and he meets Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an immigration case worker new to the job. As professional roles bleed into the personal, they find themselves drawn to each other. Dirs Rafael Gil, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, France. English subtitles. July 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

 

LOVE AND MERCY (M) 120min
pWe know the music, but few know the true story of musical genius Brian Wilson. The Beach Boys were a huge success when Brian moved in a new musical direction which resulted in the enormously influential album Pet Sounds, and to the band breaking up and Brian breaking down. Wilson’s role is masterfully shared between Paul Dano as the younger, ‘60s Brian; and John Cusack as Wilson in the ‘80s. It also shows us the perspective of his wife Melinda, who meets Brian in his 40s, under the questionable medical care of Dr Eugene Landy. Dir Bill Pohlad, USA. July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26

 
Q & A SESSION: see here for details

WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO (PG) 85min
pSet at the end of the 19th Century, this is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking. 17 year old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) has travelled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. He is quickly confronted by the dangers of the frontier and so teams up with a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who agrees to protect him for cash. Jay comes to realise that America is not easy on the innocent. Direct from its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, it features great performances, is extremely humorous and drenched in unforgettable imagery. Dir John Maclean, UK / New Zealand. June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

 
OPENING NIGHT EVENT: see here for details

WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED (PG) 99min
pOrry-Kelly was Golden Age Hollywood’s most celebrated costume designer, responsible for the costumes of films as iconic as Some Like It Hot and Casablanca. And he was born in Kiama, New South Wales. Gillian Armstrong tells the tale of one of Australia’s forgotten sons; outrageous, witty, a drinker, and uncompromising of his sexuality. From costuming glamorous actresses, to a scandalous secret affair with a hugely famous and iconic actor, this is a story sure to fascinate, shock and illuminate. Dir Gillian Armstrong, Australia. July 24, 25, 26, 27

 

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (M) 118min
pBased on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, this is the story of independent, headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three dissimilar suitors in Victorian England: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story explores the nature of relationships and love, and the ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. An unabashed crowd-pleaser. Dir Thomas Vinterberg, UK. July 31, August 1

 

WILD TALES (MA) 122min
pOne of the most buzzed about films at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Argentinean director Damián Szifrón’s tale is a blackly comic anthology film. Six short films loop together under an arcing themed banner of vengeance. Each story in this hilarious compendium is a cathartic exploration of the pressures of the modern day world, and together make for an experience unparalleled in sheer entertainment value. Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged. Dir Damián Szifrón, Argentina. English subtitles. July 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 3
11.00am Shaun the Sheep
1.00pm The Nightingale
6.30pm The Nightingale
8.30pm Woman in Gold

Saturday 4
6.30pm The Nightingale
8.30pm Woman in Gold

Sunday 5
1.00pm Shaun the Sheep
3.00pm NAIDOC WEEK FILM: TEN CANOES
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
6.30pm The Nightingale

Monday 6 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Shaun the Sheep
8.15pm Woman in Gold

Thursday 9
11.00am Inside Out

Friday 10
11.00am Inside Out
1.00pm Samba
6.00pm Inside Out
8.00pm Samba

Saturday 11
11.00am Inside Out
4.30pm ENO 2015 SEASON: PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
Doors 7.00pm, Films 7.30pm ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL VICTORIAN TOUR 2015
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Sunday 12
11.00am Inside Out
1.00pm ENO 2015 SEASON: PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.45pm The Nightingale
6.30pm Samba

Monday 13 $10 TIX!
6.30pm The Nightingale
8.30pm Samba

Tuesday 14
6.30pm **BOOKED OUT** FREE SCREENING: THAT SUGAR FILM
Presented by Bendigo Community Health Services

Friday 17 over
1.00pm Love and Mercy
6.30pm Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
8.15pm Samba

Saturday 18
6.30pm Samba
8.30pm Love and Mercy

Sunday 19
1.00pm FILM AND Q & A SESSION
WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
3.30pm Samba
6.30pm Love and Mercy

Monday 20 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
8.15pm Love and Mercy

Friday 24
1.00pm Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
6.00pm Love and Mercy
Doors 8.00pm, Film 8.30pm OPENING NIGHT: WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Saturday 25
6.30pm Women He’s Undressed
8.30pm Love and Mercy

Sunday 26
1.30pm Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
3.30pm Love and Mercy
6.30pm Women He’s Undressed

Monday 27 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Women He’s Undressed
8.30pm Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Friday 31
1.00pm Far From the Madding Crowd
6.30pm Far From the Madding Crowd
8.45pm Wild Tales

Saturday August 1
6.30pm Far From the Madding Crowd
8.45pm Wild Tales

NFT= No Free Tickets

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