Thursday, 14 February 2019
A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Thursday, 20 December 2018
Merry Christmas! Tim Burton directs an all-star cast in his gothic Christmas time set superhero adventure. When a corrupt businessman (Christopher Walken) and the grotesque villain The Penguin (Danny DeVito) plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman (Michael Keaton) can stop them, while the Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) has her own agenda.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly (Julia Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall.
Thursday, 07 February 2019
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Friday, 11 January 2019
Director: David MacDonald Starring: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, Adrienne Corri A Martian seductress (wearing a PVC bondage outfit and fabulous 50s make-up) lands her flying saucer on the Scottish moors and starts rounding up men to use as breeding stock back home. What might have been just a cheaply made, dully scripted and badly directed 50s British sci-fi movie – and there’s nothing wrong with that! – is elevated to the realms of the sublime by Laffan in the title role. Whether shooting people with her ray gun (a special effect to be sure!) or sneering lines like “It amuses me to watch your puny efforts!” this is one of the most glorious camp performances you’ll ever see. The supporting cast includes Hammer Horror scream queen Hazel Court, Fraser from “Dad’s Army” and Devil Girl’s robot accomplice who looks like a refrigerator with legs. Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice. “Wallis and McLeod’s wonderfully eccentric dynamic combined with some of the worst films ever made make this a truly unique film-going experience” – BEAT magazine “The Margaret and David of bad movies” – ONSTAGE MELBOURNE “My tummy was sore from laughing by the end of this and I thoroughly recommend it as a fun Friday night out” – THE GROGGY SQUIRREL
Friday, 15 February 2019
Director: Albert Band Starring: Jose Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Reggie Nalder, Jan Shutan Soldiers digging around some Romanian ruins stumble upon Count Dracula’s burial chamber and unleash his terrifying vampire Doberman, Zoltan. In need of a new master, Zoltan takes a trip to America where the last of Dracula’s ancestors has just taken his suburban family on a camping trip. Suspicions arise when a sinister hearse starts tailing the family’s Winnebago and dogs in the area turn up dead with bite marks on their throats. This ludicrous take on the vampire legend features a pack of blood-sucking bow wows whose eyes glow in the dark and hilarious scenes of undead doggies digging themselves out of the grave. Oscar winner (!) Jose Ferrer leads a cast of sleazebag favourites including Michael Pataki and the eternally creepy Reggie Nalder. “Voof! Voof! I vant to suck your blood!” Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice. “Wallis and McLeod’s wonderfully eccentric dynamic combined with some of the worst films ever made make this a truly unique film-going experience” – BEAT magazine “The Margaret and David of bad movies” – ONSTAGE MELBOURNE “My tummy was sore from laughing by the end of this and I thoroughly recommend it as a fun Friday night out” – THE GROGGY SQUIRREL
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
NO POLITICS, SPORT OR GEOGRAPHY - JUST CINEMA! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the obscure, to the blockbuster, to the pure art-house to the juicy gossip, so grab a crew, come on down and show off your film expertise. Please note, booking is per team/table. One booking per team. Teams can consist of up to four people. Pease arrive a few minutes early to register your team. Any questions, please email email@example.com
Thursday, 03 January 2019
The critically acclaimed directorial debut from comedian Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE is an achingly realistic and honest exploration of the anxiety of being a teenager. Thirteen year old Kayla (a revelatory Elsie Fisher) is in her last week of middle school, and is frustrated at being constantly ignored by her peers – she longs to win any class award other than ‘Most Quiet.’ Pushing away her concerned dad (Josh Hamilton) and confiding in a series of vlogs, Kayla attempts to project the person she wants to be – confident, chatty, popular. But the indignity and embarrassments of teenage life, compounded by a new age where social media accentuates isolation, make this journey of self-actualisation anything but smooth. “Movies about teenagers are often filled with contrived excesses, but Mr. Burnham understands that some of the most pronounced extremes — the drama, the comedy, the horror — take place in that lonely room known as our heads.” – The New York Times
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Merry Christmas! Will Ferrell stars as Buddy The Elf, a fully grown adult who as an infant was accidentally brought home to the North Pole by Santa Claus. Having never left Santa's workshop before, Buddy sets off on a trek to the USA to discover his true identity. Directed by Jan Favreau and starring Zooey Deshanel, Mary Steenburgen, James Caan and Bob Newhart, ELF has become beloved by all.
Thursday, 07 March 2019
From two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman), Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in a dark ‘whodunnit’ thriller of familial ties that pulls no punches. Laura (Cruz), a Spanish woman who has been living in Buenos Aires, returns to her family’s estate outside Madrid for her sister’s wedding with her two children in tow. But her trip home is about to be thrown into chaos, when Laura’s headstrong teenage daughter is kidnapped in the middle of the night’s celebrations. Desperate for any help in discovering her daughter’s whereabouts, Laura reaches out to Paco (Bardem), an old flame who is now a successful winemaker on land purchased from Laura’s father. “Everybody knows” that Laura broke Paco’s heart, but as demands from the kidnappers appear, what else about this secretive and destructive family does “everybody” know? The opening night film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Farhadi’s latest is a work of masterful melodrama, unravelling a family’s decades of rancour, resentment and sins until there is nowhere to hide. Spanish language, English subtitles
Saturday, 08 June 2019
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
Saturday, 23 November 2019
“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
MEET THE FILMMAKER: TONY MCNAMARA, co-screenwriter of THE FAVOURITE, will join us for a Q&A following an advance screening on Sunday 23rd December at 6.20pm. Tickets on sale now! Award-winning writer, producer, director and playwright, TONY MCNAMARA is one of Australia’s most respected and revered ﬁlm and television creatives. One of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, his theatre credits include The Café Latte Kid, The John Wayne Principal, The Recruit, The Virgin Mim, The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness, The Give and Take, The Great and The Grenade. His plays have all premiered at the Sydney Theatre Company and toured nationally and internationally. McNamara’s ﬁrst feature The Rage in Placid Lake, starring Rose Byrne, received numerous awards including an Australian Film Institute Award (AFI) for Best Screenplay, two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards (AWGIE), and a Melbourne International Film Festival Award for Most Popular Feature. He wrote and directed the feature ﬁlm Ashby, starring Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and has written and produced some of Australia’s most popular and award-winning television dramas. He received an AWGIE Award and was nominated for an AFI for his work on Love My Way and he received an AACTA award for best drama for Puberty Blues. His other writing credits include the celebrated series The Secret Life of Us and Tangle. God save the Queen. The latest film from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) turns the period drama upside down, as three unique, calculating and unpredictable women run riot to snatch power and love from the highest bidders that they can. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives Abigail a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Live beyond fear. From the directors of Meru comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock - the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. As the climber begins his training, the armour of invincibility he’s built up over decades unexpectedly breaks apart when Honnold begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. The film beautifully captures deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.
Saturday, 22 December 2018
Merry Christmas! Doug Liman directs an all-star cast in an edgy adult comedy by John August. Starring Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf, William Fichtner, Jay Mohr, Timothy Olyphant, Taye Diggs, Breckin Meyer, Jane Krakowski and Melissa McCarthy, a group of colleagues at a Los Angeles supermarket become caught-up in a series of mis-adventures .
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Award-winning actors Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in GREEN BOOK, a film inspired by a true friendship. In need of a driver for his 1962 concert tour, world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) recruits Tony Lip (Mortensen), a tough-talking Italian-American from the Bronx. As this mismatched pair set out on their journey, they must rely on the “Green Book” to guide them to safe establishments in America’s segregated south – but they’ll need more than a book to understand each other. Winner of the Audience Award at Toronto International Film Festival, Mortensen and Ali make a winning double act in this humorous and heart-warming film.
Thursday, 28 February 2019
A police officer (Jakob Cedergren) with a chequered past is assigned to dispatch duty, only to be drawn into a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Grippingly crafted in the vein of Locke and other single-location thrillers, Gustav Moller's award-winning thriller will keep you guessing until the final frame. Danish language, English subtitles
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Friday, 21 December 2018
Merry Christmas! John Hughes' Christmas time comedy finds an eight-year-old troublemaker forced to protect his house from a pair of hapless, bungling burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during their Christmas vacation. Embracing the spirit of 'Looney Tunes' slapstick comedy, HOME ALONE made a mega-star of child actor Macaulay Culkin and became an international smash hit.
Thursday, 14 March 2019
In November 2008, a wave of devastating terrorist attacks throughout Mumbai catapulted the city into chaos. Frantic tourists fled to the one place they believed would be safe. The renowned Taj Mahal Hotel. Only to discover the famed institution was the primary target. But many more would have been killed if not for the extraordinary heroism of a few ordinary hotel staff members who valiantly risked their own lives to protect the lives of guests. This is the astonishing true story of the victims and survivors. Directed by Anthony Maras and starring Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Dev Patel, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Anupam Kher. Some Hindi, Punjabi and other foreign languages, English subtitles.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Nova Exclusive! Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. Some Japanese language, English subtitles
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino. The Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician. With LORO, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister – played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo – during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skilfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him. Boldly and controversially speculating on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, LORO offers a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power-hungry. Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, debauchery and sex: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else: strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.
Monday, 24 December 2018
Merry Christmas! Richard Curtis' beloved Yuletide romance following the lives of eight very different couples during the frantic month before Christmas. Starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and the scene-stealing Bill Nighy in the rockstar role that catapulted him to worldwide fame.
Thursday, 07 February 2019
She was the greatest classical voice of the twentieth century. Now, experience the story and career of renowned soprano Maria Callas in her own words. Compiled via performances, interviews, home movies, photographs, letters and Callas’ memoirs, the vast majority of which have never been seen by the public, MARIA BY CALLAS represents years of meticulous research by director Tom Volf. The story of this gifted woman who was born in humble circumstances in New York City, and burst on to the world stage to become the very definition of an opera diva, is explored entirely through Callas’ own words either through recordings or her writings, the latter read by acclaimed opera star Joyce DiDonato. A must-see not only for opera fans but those enamoured with strong, passionate and talented artists of all stripes, MARIA BY CALLAS is a glorious celebration of the woman Leonard Bernstein called “the Bible of opera.”
Tuesday, 01 January 2019
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Nova exclusive! Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth. Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.
Saturday, 06 April 2019
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great real-life 18th-century actress who is adored by many, but who loves only the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections who will stop at nothing to win his love; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Saturday, 04 May 2019
Don José loses everything to be with the capricious Carmen, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Clémentine Margaine stars as opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite superstar Roberto Alagna (who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010) as the passionate solider held in the throes of Carmen’s cruel magnetism Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s thrilling production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire and one of the most popular operas of all time.
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, shy and insecure Blanche remains as a novice nun even as her family flees the Reign of Terror, torn between her duty to her convent and fear of the guillotine. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, Die Walküre is an unmissable epic story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. A hugely beloved opera and often sell-out smash hit, the Met is proud to present the second installment of Wagner’s legendary Ring cycle, conducted by Philippe Jordan. Starring Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity.
Saturday, 01 June 2019
Marie, adopted daughter of the French army, falls deeply in love with a man who saves her life – a man who just so happens to be from an enemy nation. And so begins Donizetti’s bright and witty tale of love, loyalty and family. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna.
Saturday, 09 March 2019
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.
Saturday, 09 February 2019
When a compulsive thief is caught red-handed and blackmailed into marriage, the strange new arrangement might hold the key to unlock her mysterious past. Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based the novel which inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s acclaimed psychological thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Costume design is by Madonna's collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting. Marnie is a co-commission and co-production with English National Opera, where the production premiered in 2017.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Monsieur Mayonnaise is an artist’s epic adventure into the Mora family’s secret past. Philippe Mora investigates his father Georges’ clandestine role in the French Résistance in WW2 and his mother Mirka’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Includes an introduction by Heide curators Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan, and admission to the Heide exhibition Mirka Mora: Pas de Deux— Drawings and Dolls.
Saturday, 30 March 2019
★★★★ “Sharp, funny and subversively political” – The Guardian ★★★★ “Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness” – Independent Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett's ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer). The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. ALLELUJAH! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
Saturday, 02 February 2019
★★★★ “Simon Godwin directs a terrific and epic production filled with passion.” – The Guardian ★★★★ “Spectacular tragedy. Go see it. You won’t be sorry” – The Times “Eternity was in our lips and eyes.” Filmed live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
Saturday, 02 March 2019
Do I run? This is the question which is facing Pauline Gibson. She has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? David Hare (Plenty, Skylight, Stuff Happens) was recently described by the Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English.’ His explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions. Siân Brooke (Doctor Foster, Sherlock) plays Pauline. Neil Armfield, Co-Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, returns to direct.
Thursday, 07 February 2019
Felicity Jones stars as the Notorious RBG, but in a story you may not be familiar with. ON THE BASIS OF SEX is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights as her career begins to rise. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the touching romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally. Co-starring Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux and Sam Waterston, ON THE BASIS OF SEX is a rousing film about the genesis of an American icon.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
If you love tearing up at YouTube videos of cute puppers, do we have the film for you! Follow five adorable little puppies as they go on a journey to discover if they have the chops to become guide dogs. Guide Dogs for the Blind, a charity based in the US, receives more than 1000 requests each year for guide dogs. But the traits, talents and animal compassion needed to become one of the most special of canine companions is not possessed by every dog, and a rigorous training program is instituted with candidate pups from the moment of birth. As we journey with the dogs through foster families, training, and the lucky few being paired with ecstatic new owners, PICK OF THE LITTER weaves an empathetic and affecting tale of human and canine bonding that is a must for all lovers of man’s best friend.
Thursday, 07 March 2019
Is art that is the most expensive the best, most important art? Art collectors and auction houses would like you to believe so, and the contemporary art market has inflated to such extraordinary proportions that ‘art as asset’ collecting is causing billionaires to pay obscene prices for artworks, whipping the art world into hysteria and sought-after artists into production overdrive. But when art is viewed primarily as a commodity and status symbol, what does that do to artists, and does it devalue art as a form of personal and cultural expression? Documentarian Nathaniel Kahn’s THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING explores the art market bubble, talking to curators, collectors, auctioneers and artists themselves, and asking the question: when art and commerce are so entwined, what happens when the bubble bursts?
Saturday, 03 November 2018
Tuesday 11 December, 9pm: Greg Sestero introduces the beloved disasterpiece in person! Tickets available below. MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all - a beautiful fiancée, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotion in the works. But Lisa (Juliette Danielle) isn’t who she seems. Manipulative and restless, Lisa sets her sights on Johnny's best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) and they start a torrid affair and Johnny’s perfect world starts to crumble. Featured on Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job! and beloved by comic actors such as David Cross and Alec Baldwin, THE ROOM has garnered a massive cult following, selling out sessions across the US, leaving audiences stunned and wondering “how can so bad, be so good?” Please note that it is a condition of entry to all sessions of THE ROOM that bags must be presented for inspection if requested.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Merry Christmas! Bill Murray stars as a selfish, cynical television executive who is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve in a contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Co-starring Karen Allen, John Glover, Carol Kane and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
An Australian classic that has been revitalised for a new generation, STORM BOY presents a new vision of Colin Thiele’s beloved novel of a young boy and his pelican. Michael Kingley begins to tell his granddaughter a story from his childhood, of when he discovered, rescued and raised an orphaned pelican who grew into an extraordinary bird called Mr Percival. Conjuring up long-forgotten memories of growing up by the coast with his father, the profound experience of remembering Mr Percival and telling his story affects Michael like never before. Directed by Shawn Seet and with an impressive cast including Jai Courtney and David Gulpilil, STORM BOY promises to be a landmark in Australian family cinema.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Oscar winning writer/director Adam McKay (The Big Short) brings his trademark wit to the true story of US Vice President Dick Cheney in VICE. George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) wins the 2000 election, but it’s Cheney (Christian Bale) who quietly takes charge, wielding his newfound power as vice president to reshape the country and the world – with lasting consequences. Featuring magnificent performances from Bale, Rockwell, Amy Adams and Steve Carell, VICE is a smart, irreverent comedy-drama that will shock and entertain in equal measure.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Nova Exclusive! The new film from Palme d’Or-winning Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), THE WILD PEAR TREE follows the homecoming of a young writer and the colliding destinies and competing concerns of fathers and sons. Sinan (Aydın Doğu Demirkol) is an aspiring writer who returns to the village he grew up in, and while his image of his childhood home grew rosy in his absence, being confronted again by its realities quickly causes Sinan to feel restricted and for resentment to build inside him against people, especially his blustering father Idris (Murat Cemcir). An inveterate gambler in debt to everyone in town, Idris embodies the messy chaos that Sinan wants to completely avoid in his own life. But Sinan is making problems for himself in other ways: despite his arrogance, his literary talents may not be as golden as he believes them to be. Turkish language, English subtitles
Thursday, 04 April 2019
Halla, a woman in her fifties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.