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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Arguably one of the greatest films ever made. 50 years ago, Director Stanley Kubrick released his groundbreaking sci-fi epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures are re-releasing the film in 4K.

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Lovers of cinema and wine, unite! Travel to one of France’s great winemaking regions in the new drama directed by Cédric Klapisch (The Spanish Apartment) that follows the reunion of a fractious trio of siblings who must learn to work together to continue the work of their winemaker father. Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns to the Burgundian winery where he grew up after a decade in Australia when he receives the news that his father is gravely ill. Taking over the operations of the vineyard along with Jean is his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot) and his brother Jérémie (François Civil), and the siblings have plenty of resentments that have been simmering since Jean was last with them. Over the space of a year, the threesome must see if they can come together to maintain their father and their family wine’s legacy, and defy the withering expectations of their winemaking rivals. Maybe they’ll even become a family again along the way, but a lot of wine has to pass through the presses first. French language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

The heart-warming story of lifelong friends continues with the third instalment in the Belle & Sebastian franchise. A now 12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastian will do everything it takes to protect his best friend and her little ones. French language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are reunited on-screen like you’ve never seen before, in what is sure to send fans into paroxysms of unabated joy once more! Based on a series of true-to-life anecdotes sourced from Greg and Tommy's two decades of shared experiences, Best F(r)iends is a unique cinematic saga that interweaves mystery, intrigue, and more than a few dark laughs into the long-awaited reunion of the The Room’s cult icons. Step into this surrealist tale and learn a lesson about friendship and loyalty. When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils, leaving the mortician adrift.

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Sunday, 08 July 2018

Celebrate space and stars with a fun event for the whole family! Revisit classic sci-fi films on the big screen, followed by fascinating presentation and discussion on how space is depicted in cinema with Astrophysicist Dr Rachael Livermore (The University of Melbourne). "Science fiction can sometimes make eerily accurate predictions for the future, but often its conceits break the laws of physics - usually to aid the plot, but occasionally for no discernible reason at all. Separating the plausible from the bizarre offers both a fun chance to talk about science, and a glimpse of which elements of science fiction may one day become science fact." - Dr. Livermore STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN "At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance." With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) must stop an old nemesis, Khan (Ricardo Montalban) from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. Also starring Leonard Nimoy, George Takei and Kirstie Alley, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN is fondly noted among fans as the best film incarnation of the original TV series.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Q&A with writers/directors/stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek! Sunday July 22 - 4.00pm. Tickets on sale below Tired of your relationship? Things just not working out? Don’t want to have to tell your partner that it’s not you, it’s them? Then it’s time to enlist the services of Jen and Mel, The Breaker Upperers. Best friends since they discovered they were both dating the same man, Jen and Mel (Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami) are both so soured on love that they’ve discovered a niche use for their anti-romance talents: breaking up other couples for cash. Equipped with cynicism and no sense of shame, the women have an arsenal of relationship-ending ruses, including singing telegrams, fake pregnancies, and masquerading as phony cops. But their business is rocked when a 18 year old client (Boy’s James Rolleston) falls for Mel, and the grief-stricken victim (Celia Pacquola) of one of their break up schemes causes a crisis of conscience. Produced by Taika Waititi, THE BREAKER UPPERERS is the latest excellent addition to the Kiwi comedy wave.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

The dynamic directorial duo behind the 2011 smash The Intouchables – Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache – reunite for C’est la vie!, in which a wedding threatens to erupt into an utter nightmare for the party’s cantankerous planner, Max. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély (Jean-Pierre Bacri, for whom the role was penned) has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck for Pierre and Héléna’s nuptials in a breathtaking 17th century French chateau. As per usual, Max has everything precisely organised but, as the celebrations get underway, Murphy’s Law takes over, and his perfectly planned occasion risks disintegrating into a chaotic farce. Can Max and his team pull together to make Pierre and Héléna’s special day memorable for all the right reasons? French language, English subtitles

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Tuesday, 03 July 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 admin@cinemanova.com.au

Sunday, 19 August 2018

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. In conjunction with Heide Museum of Modern Art, this screening will include a curator introduction, and supports Heide’s new exhibition on Australian husband-and-wife design duo, Grant and Mary Featherston. Tickets include admission to Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Saturday, 04 August 2018

An immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter, no artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

Saturday, 06 October 2018

Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, this exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Fashion is fleeting, but style is timeless — this is the gospel according to André Leon Talley, the operatic style icon and fashion industry trailblazer. Chronicling Talley’s rise and rise from segregated North Carolina to the highest echelons of the fashion world, Kate Novack’s fashion documentary is a heartwarming story of influence, success and the fearless determination to remain true to oneself. Tom Ford, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino and Anna Wintour all appear to discuss Talley’s immense impact on the industry in this poignant, inspiring and often hilarious portrait.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

"At last! Her Sound, Her Story is the documentary Australian music has been waiting for. A bold, exhilarating, heartfelt, extraordinarily honest account from some of our most talented artists. Women are dominating popular music all around the world and Her Sound, Her Story proves how much Australia has to offer.” JEN CLOHER Pushing women to the forefront, HER SOUND, HER STORY is an intimate conversation unveiling the personal experiences, histories and the significant social impact women have within the Australian music industry. Featuring conversations with over forty women this one-of-a-kind all-female narrative is brimming with individuality, strength and creativity. This bold, unflinching take on the issues at heart extends beyond music industry, and asks “where do we want women’s voices to sit in the world today?” Beloved artists including Tina Arena, Jen Cloher and Mojo Juju discuss their personal journeys as they reflect on their collective and unspoken struggles of being a woman in a male dominant industry. HER SOUND, HER STORY is hopeful in the prospect that change is on the horizon, and focused on using this potent time to inspire the future generations to come.

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

Q&A WITH JILL BILCOCK AND SPECIAL GUESTS. Thursday July 5 - 6.15pm. Tickest on sale below NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy Award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock, is explored in this fascinating insight into an essential part of cinematic storytelling. Iconic Australian films Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, Moulin Rouge!, Red Dog, and The Dressmaker bear the unmistakable look and sensibility of Bilcock’s visual inventiveness, but it was her brave editing choices in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet that changed the look of cinema the world over, inspiring one Hollywood critic to dub her editing style as that of a “Russian serial killer on crack”. With a back-story as colourful and surprising as her films, and featuring commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Shekhar Kapur, Phil Noyce and Fred Schepisi, this documentary is a wonderful insight into the art of editing and the profound impact it has on storytelling.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Tuesday 24 July at 6.40pm. Moderated by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, join writer/director Donna McRae, producer Liz Baulch, and composers Clare Moore and Dave Graney for a Q&A following an exclusive screening. Tickets on sale now! Lucy travels to an isolated house in the forest to wait for her sister. They have worked out a risky scheme for their future and all she needs to do is sit it out. However a sinister presence may have something different in mind. * The short film Requisition will screen ahead of the feature.

Thursday, 05 July 2018

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy, culminating in a dark and stormy night in Italy when, dared by Shelley’s friend Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) to write a ghost story, Mary draws on her own experiences to create her Gothic masterwork, the first science fiction novel. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda), and imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, MARY SHELLEY brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. 

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Saturday, 06 April 2019

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with 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; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé. Adriana Lecouvreur is a co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L’Opéra National de Paris.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

Saturday, 04 May 2019

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. 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

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano 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. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Saturday, 08 December 2018

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Saturday, 01 June 2019

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. 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

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful 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. 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.

Saturday, 09 February 2019

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful 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. 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.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

2018/19 Met Opera tickets will go on sale Wednesday 13th June. Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Turandot is based on a story found in a collection of stories recorded by François Pétis de la Croix: The Book of One Thousand and One Days. In ancient Beijing, the beautiful Princess Turandot vows that no man will ever marry her — seeking to avenge an ancestress who was brutally mistreated by a foreign prince, years ago. All who wish to marry her are given three riddles, and all who fail to answer are put to death. Enter our hero Calaf, a deposed prince in hiding. On seeing Turandot, he is dazzled by her beauty and puts himself forward to face the deadly riddles, despite the pleas of his father Timur and servant girl Liù, who is (not so secretly) in love with him. To Turandot’s horror, Calaf survives the challenges and wins the right to wed her. However, he decides to give the Princess one way out: if she can discover his name by the morning, she can execute him. Will Calaf’s true identity be learned, and what price will be paid for secrecy?

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production the tour saw the band perform “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design and configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Central to the tour’s visuals were the Drones, which flew autonomously above the stage and across the audience, alongside giant projections which interacted with the band members on stage. This spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band’s celebrated repertoire. Key songs performed on the tour included “Psycho”, “Madness”, “Uprising”, “Plug in Baby”, “Supermassive Black Hole” and Knights of Cydonia.” Filmed and recorded over multiple shows the concert movie includes never before seen special effects along with an exclusive insight from the band in the introduction. The New York Times has described the Muse live experience as “an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another — is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available.” Here, we find the band at the height of their powers, creating an unforgettable fan experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.

Friday, 06 July 2018

Take a punt on Nova and join us for an advance screening of a film we really think you’re going to enjoy – but you won’t know what the film is until you’re in the cinema and the opening credits roll! With previous Mystery Movie screenings that featured Arrival, The Florida Project, Edge of Seventeen and Tully, you know we’re going to dish up something interesting. Whatever the film ends up being, you’ll also see it long before everyone else – some previous mystery screenings have been the first time the general public has had a look at a film! So make movie-going a brave and surprising experience again with the Mystery Movie. And don’t think you can bribe our staff – they don’t know what the film is either!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Starring The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby, this new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean –which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Saturday, 03 November 2018

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Due to scenes of a graphic nature, MACBETH is recommended for audiences aged 15+.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. Starring Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Thursday, 09 August 2018

PAGE TO PICTURE EVENT Sunday August 5th at 1.30pm - Tickets on sale below Alicia Sometimes (ABC radio); author Lorelei Vashti; The Big Issue Book Editor Thuy On; film critic Simone Ubaldi (Triple R); author Gab Williams; and academic/journalist/author Brian McFarlane discuss the book-to-film adaptation following a preview screening. A honeymoon should be the happiest time of a couple’s newly married life, but for the protagonists of ON CHESIL BEACH what remained unspoken before their matrimony threatens to undo a marriage just begun, in this powerful adaptation of Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize shortlisted novella. Set in the early 1960s, Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) have just tied the knot, and are settling down to their first dinner as a married couple. But there is a strange, nervous tension between them, and while it could be attributed to newlywed jitters, it soon becomes apparent that these are two people just beginning to learn things about each other that drastically reframes their relationship. As the evening goes on, and the inevitability of the marriage bed becomes more tangible, husband and wife struggle to reconcile with secrets and emotions that will change their lives for ever more. Insightful, delicate and ultimately quietly devastating, ON CHESIL BEACH is a showcase for the talents of Ronan and Howle in a story of young love thrown on the rocks by the destructive inability to say what one truly feels.

Thursday, 09 August 2018

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realised.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

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Saturday, 07 July 2018

Friday 22 June, 9.20pm: Special screening with a live introduction from Greg Sestero! 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.

Saturday, 06 October 2018

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! November 1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard's life. These two men have nothing in common but the war. Lieutenant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, destroys their lives while binding them as companions in misfortune. On the ruins of the carnage of WWI, the two attempt to survive. Thus, as Pradelle is about to make a fortune with the victims of the war, Albert and Édouard mount a monumental scam with the aid of a nation's hero-worship. Winner of 5 Cesar Awards including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Albert Dupontel's lavish and uncategorizable drama must be seen to be believed. French language, English subtitles.

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The St Kilda Film Festival heads northside for one night only. Come and enjoy the festival picks of their best short films. AMBULANCE A woman recalls the ordinary events of a day forever bookmarked in time by the premature death of her brother. SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO Pencil’s dad finally reaches out. ADOPTION PENDING The story of George, a staffy husky cross who is surrendered to an adoption home. BEHIND BARRES A fragile young dancer battles to overcome injury in order to succeed in the gruelling world of ballet. GRACE A teenage girl living in an extreme Christian sect is driven into psychological turmoil by her elders when she strikes up an innocent relationship. A LIFE TOGETHER An intimate portrait of outsiders and of lovers. FOR YOUR SINS A young man seeks the help of a boutique communications agency to help raise awareness for his cause: your sins. PARTNERS A pedantic Karratha security guard shows an overzealous young rookie the ropes. Meanwhile, a heist in underway. THE INTENTIONS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Two weary criminals on the job discuss the meaning of The Great Gatsby. COAT OF ARMS A Japanese tourist enjoying a relaxed car journey through the beauty and tranquillity of the Australian desert collides with a violent moment in time. LOST PROPERTY OFFICE Sometimes people can get lost in their work… MRS MCCUTCHEON 10-year-old Tom prefers to wear dresses and to be known as Mrs McCutcheon, although it adds some extra challenges when starting at a new school.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Please note, if you have dietary requirements, you will need to email us at admin@cinemanova.com.au Every 2 months we pull out all stops for a night and invite one of our favourite chefs to run the kitchen and surprise us with a degustation offering. We match the food with favourite aged wines from our cellars. In September, join chef COSKUN UYSAL of Balaclava's Tulum. Coskun was trained in Istanbul and London and his food is new Turkish - not kebabs and kofta, think modern European full of intricate flavour combinations but with ingredients, techniques and fragrances uniquely Middle Eastern. These are not flavour combos you will have tasted outside a few adventurous new restaurants south of the Yarra or in Istanbul (and it's only gradually appearing there too). Coskun will prepare a varied selection of dishes that highlight his Anatolian background and incredibly sophisticated modern Turkish cuisine skills. Visiting the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only, Coskun's dishes will be available with matched wines - mostly mature reds, and at least a representative Turkish offering, or select from Nova Bar & Kitchen's considered selection of beverages. ONE NIGHT ONLY: $65 or $135 with matched wines.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Please note, if you have dietary requirements, email admin@cinemanova.com.au to inform us of your needs at least three days before the date of the degustation so we may accommodate you. Every two months we pull out all stops for a night and invite one of our favourite chefs to run the kitchen and surprise us with a degustation offering. We match the food with favourite aged wines from our cellars. In July, join chef MATT WALDRON of Lulo of Glenferrie Road Hawthorn. Lulo is a diamond in the rough of Hawthorn's predictable culinary repertoire. He's inventive, adventurous and playful with his Latin dishes - mostly South American, but also Spanish. Lulo has been an outpost of modern gastronomy since the early 2000s and his moles, mojos and salsas are half traditional and half a product of his extraordinary culinary imagination. Visiting the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only, Matt's dishes will be available with matched Spanish and South American wines, or diners can select from Nova Bar & Kitchen's considered selection of curated wines. ONE NIGHT ONLY: $65 or $135 with matched wines.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Samuel (Omar Sy, The Intouchables) enjoys an A-list, hedonistic lifestyle on the sun-drenched beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Life is good, until the day former lover Kristin (Clémence Poésy) arrives out of nowhere and deposits the fruits of their tryst – an infant daughter, Gloria – in his care. Incapable of looking after a baby, Samuel rushes to the UK in an attempt to return the child to her mother, without any luck. He decides to stay in London and, after finding work as a television stuntman, his relationship with Gloria slowly begins to bloom. When Kristin eventually reappears, Gloria has grown into a bright and effervescent eight year old… and the inseparable father-daughter team finds their connections tested. Filled with humour, emotion and great performances, TWO IS A FAMILY entertainingly explores themes of class, social responsibility and the challenges of parenthood. Few films are as well-crafted to leave audiences with a smile (and perhaps a few tears too).

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

NOVA FILM CLUB SCREENING: Thursday 12 July, 6.30pm. Join fellow Novaphiles in the Bar following the screening to discuss the film. Drink discounts and film passes to all who attend! Tickets on sale below. Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behaviour, scandals and death at age 48. Premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, WHITNEY is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston's life. Using never before seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Marley, The Last King of Scotland) unravels the mystery behind "The Voice" who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

Thursday, 02 August 2018

MONTHLY MATINEE: Thursday 2 August at 10.30am. Join us for an Opening Day screening along with complimentary morning tea and a conversation with our film critic host, Jan Epstein. Tickets on sale now! Glenn Close gives a tremendous performance sure to rival her very best in the simmering drama THE WIFE, an examination of an intelligent woman who has spent her life in the shadow of her famous husband. Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is a celebrated author, so renowned that he and his wife Joan (Close) are travelling to Sweden so that he may be awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature. On their flight however they are dogged by a familiar figure – Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater) is a journalist who has long been harassing Joe to agree to participate in a tell-all biography. Joe brushes Bone off once again, but the hack’s conviction that he knows the secrets behind the Castlemans’ seemingly successful marriage causes Joan to reflect on her past: the literary ambitions of her own that she denied in order to become the greatest influence in her husband’s life, and the work she put in to support him in his success to the detriment of her own dreams. And maybe Joan no longer wants to be the silent, smiling wife, especially given what she knows and has never told.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Winner of the Best Actor award for Joaquin Phoenix and the Best Screenplay award for writer/director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, We Need To Talk About Kevin) at the Cannes Film Festival, this dream duo team up to reinvent the hitman thriller with an electrifying and audacious mix of dread, tension, and zero sentimentality, accompanied by a nerve-shredding score by Johnny Greenwood. Joe tracks down missing girls for a living. A military veteran clearly traumatised by his experiences and unsuited to other, less violent, avenues of work, Joe is an awkward, inarticulate figure – except when his favoured weapon of a hammer is in his hands. When a job recovering a kidnapped senator’s daughter from a sex trafficking ring starts to spin out of control, the nightmares that live within Joe’s head start to manifest as a conspiracy is uncovered: This may be Joe’s last stand or his awakening.

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