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› EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
› MILES AHEAD
› LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
› THE BFG
› NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING
› ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
› & MUCH MORE...

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AUGUST FILMS

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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, 5, 7, 8, 11

 

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

 
ENCORES BY OVERWHELMING POPULAR DEMAND!

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. August 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 25, Sept 1

 

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (MA 15+) 107min
pWhile on holiday in Marrakech, English couple Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail befriend a charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, they get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey and alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent. A heart-stopping adaptation of the John Le Carré novel. Dir Susanna White, UK. August 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

 

SING STREET (M) 105min
pCosmo is a 14-year-old growing up in 80s Dublin, with a strained home-life, and a new school where the kids are rough. When he meets a mysterious and seductive young woman, he attempts to woo her by offering to feature her in a music video for his band. Except he isn’t in a band. So he writes a song, forms a scrappy band and plans to beg, borrow and steal to get their song - and his prospective flame - onto a videocassette. A testament to the power of music, the bond of brotherhood and the boundless possibilities of youth. Dir John Carney, Ireland. August 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

 

GOLDSTONE (M) 109min
pDirector Ivan Sen returns to the world of his 2013 film Mystery Road with a fusion of Australian themes and the Hollywood tradition of the cowboy western. Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local mayor, a mining boss and the Aboriginal Land Council. Jay must bury his differences with local cop Josh so they can bring justice to Goldstone. Also stars Jacki Weaver, David Gulpilil and David Wenham. Dir Ivan Sen, Australia. August 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29

 

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (M) 125min
pA breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (in 1909 and 1940s) in search of a rare flower alleged to have healing properties. It grips with suspense and revelation as it meditates on both the beauty of nature and the devastating impact of colonial interference on native culture. The spectacular black and white cinematography and sound design combine to depict the landscapes and characters with an hypnotic, mythical sense of wonder which demands to be experienced on the big-screen. Dir Ciro Guerra, Colombia/ Venezuela/ Argentina. Subtitled in English. August 26, 27, 28, Sept 2, 4

 

MILES AHEAD (M) 100min
pDon Cheadle’s remarkable portrait of Miles Davis is refracted through his drug-addled days in the late 70s. In his Manhattan apartment, in pain from a variety of ailments and desperate for the next cheque from his record company, he is haunted by memories of old glories, humiliations and of his great love Frances Taylor. When a shady would-be journalist posing as a Rolling Stone reporter (Ewan McGregor) cons his way into his apartment, they take off to steal back tapes of Davis’ most recent work from record producers. A wild portrait of one of the most important figures in jazz history. Dir Don Cheadle, USA. August 26, 27, 28, 29, Sept 2, 3, 4, 5

 

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (PG) 93min
pIn this quick, clever and very funny adaptation of an unfinished Jane Austen novella, beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. There she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. Stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Fry. Dir Whit Stillman, UK. Sept 2, 3, 4, 5

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

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

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

Friday 5
1.00pm Our Kind of Traitor
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris

Saturday 6
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

Sunday 7
1.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris
3.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
6.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

Monday 8 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Hello, My Name is Doris
8.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

Thursday 11
8.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Hello, My Name is Doris

Friday 12
1.00pm Sing Street
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople
8.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

Saturday 13
6.30pm Our Kind of Traitor
8.30pm Sing Street

Sunday 14
1.30pm Our Kind of Traitor
3.45pm Sing Street
6.30pm Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Monday 15 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Sing Street
8.30pm Our Kind of Traitor

Friday 19
1.00pm Goldstone
7.00pm Star Cinema and Bendigo Art Gallery present
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

Bookings essential. See here for details NFT

Saturday 20
6.30pm Sing Street
8.30pm Goldstone

Sunday 21
1.30pm Sing Street
3.30pm Goldstone
6.30pm Sing Street

Monday 22 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Goldstone
8.30pm Sing Street

Wednesday 24
7.00pm Community event: RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival
Info and tix available at www.gin-clear.com

Thursday 25
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Friday 26
1.00pm Embrace of the Serpent
6.30pm Goldstone
8.30pm Miles Ahead

Saturday 27
1.30pm Star Cinema and Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival present: MILES AHEAD
Bookings essential. See here for details NFT
6.30pm Goldstone
8.30pm Embrace of the Serpent

Sunday 28
1.30pm Embrace of the Serpent
3.45pm Miles Ahead
6.30pm Goldstone

Monday 29 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Goldstone
8.30pm Miles Ahead

Thurs Sept 1
7.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Friday 2
1.00pm Love & Friendship
6.30pm Miles Ahead
8.30pm Embrace of the Serpent

Saturday 3
1.00pm Fundraiser (all welcome): The BFG
6.30pm Love & Friendship
8.30pm Miles Ahead

Sunday 4
1.30pm Love & Friendship
3.30pm Embrace of the Serpent
6.30pm Miles Ahead

Monday 5 $10 TIX!
6.30pm Miles Ahead
8.30pm Love & Friendship

NFT= No Free Tickets

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