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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thrilling audiences from the Toronto Film Festival to Fantastic Fest, go on a multiple horse-power ride with this Australian made debut feature focusing on a turf war brewing between rival motorcycle gangs. Paddo (Ryan Corr) has been the glue holding together the Copperheads Motorcycle Club while the gang’s president Knuck (Matt Nagle, who also wrote the screenplay) serves time in prison. Not only that, Paddo has significantly increased the club’s lucrative money laundering racket. But trouble is on the horizon when Knuck is released and resents his protégé’s success, and when a blunder by Paddo’s brother attracts negative attention from rival bikie gang leader Sugar (Aaron Pedersen), the scene is set for gang warfare both within and without. Taking his cues from Shakespeare, director Stephen McCallum orchestrates a who’s who of local talent, crowned with a powerhouse performance from rising star Abbey Lee as Paddo’s ambitious and scheming girlfriend Katrina, who is not about to let her man be swept aside by Knuck’s machinations.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018

From director Bart Layton (The Imposter), and starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, and Ann Dowd, comes the extraordinary and thrilling true story of four college students living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most outlandish art heists in US history. It is 2004, and best friends Warren and Spencer long for fulfilment beyond their already privileged, middle-class lives. An opportunity presents itself when they discover some of the most valuable books in the world are housed in a nearby university library, and they begin to plot a heist along with two other acquaintances. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, they start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream. Blurring the lines between what is reality and fiction, including featuring the real wannabe art bandits to comment on the big screen recreation of their heist as it unfolds, Layton has created an audacious film that proves that fact is certainly stranger, wilder and more devious than fiction.

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Michael Douglas reunite for Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Be careful what you wish for. An electrifying new thriller that heralds an exciting new talent in lead actor Jessie Buckley, BEAST tells the story of an isolated young woman who falls for a mysterious stranger who may be a killer. Moll (Buckley) lives on the tiny island of Jersey and feels suffocated by her life there. With an unfulfilling job and living with her oppressive, often casually cruel family, she longs for something, anything that could offer hope for change. And then she meets newcomer Pascal (Johnny Flynn). Handsome and passionate, Moll is immediately swept up in his thrall. But then a series of brutal murders are committed across the island. As Pascal becomes a leading suspect, Moll must decide what she is willing to do in order to protect him, and whether the man she loves is a dangerous madman who could turn on her. This raw and pulsating psychological drama is a mystery that will imprint itself on your mind long after its secrets are masterfully unfurled.

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Sunday, 30 September 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. "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 Directed by Robert Zemeckis, and adapted from Carl Sagan’s novel, CONTACT follows Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) as she races to interpret a possible message originating from a far-away star system. Once first contact with an extra-terrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with hawkish politicians, religious leaders and her fellow scientists in order to prove herself as the right person to deliver a reply.

Sunday, 07 October 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. "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

Thursday, 06 December 2018

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Emma Thompson gives one of the best performances of her career in a moving drama of a woman embroiled in a moral dilemma in which a child’s life hangs in the balance. High Court Justice Fiona Maye is used to presiding over cases where she must act as a Solomon whose decisions irrevocably effect people’s lives. But a case that comes before her involving gravely ill 17-year-old Adam (Fionn Whitehead) is a unique quandary. Adam’s parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and are refusing to allow him to have a blood transfusion that could save his life. Adam appears to share their beliefs, but Fiona has the power to order that the treatment go ahead against his and his family’s wishes. Taking an unorthodox tact, Fiona decides to visit Adam in hospital, and an unlikely bond springs up between them. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a deeply humane film that grapples with the morals of belief and who should hold power over a life.

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Tuesday, 07 August 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

Thursday, 30 August 2018

5 STARS! - Time Out. From the best selling novel by Kevin Kwan, CRAZY RICH ASIANS is a dazzling romance set amongst the Singapore elite where money is no object. New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu, Fresh Off The Boat) has been dating the dashing Nick Young (Henry Golding) for months but gets the sense that he is hiding something. When he invites her to travel to Singapore to attend a wedding and meet his family, Rachel soon discovers Henry's secret is that he comes from a world that she could only dream of. Stepping into a society where next season's couture, private parties, priceless jewels and fast cars are de rigueur, Rachel not only struggles to acclimatize but also must contend with social climbers keen to snare Nick for themselves. Featuring a stellar cast including Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Nico Santos and Awkwafina, Jon M. Chu's highly-anticpated film has been applauded by critics as "a tour de force... a surprisingly trenchant study of class and cultural difference" (LA Times), "thoroughly captivating" (Hollywood Reporter), "a heartwarming, well-acted - and decadent - film that takes you back to the greatest hits of Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron" (New York Post), "breathless fun" (Vanity Fair), "a spectacular instant classic of a romantic comedy that brings some much-needed representation to the genre" (ScreenRant) and "a loving take on Kwan's books, bundled up in a wildly entertaining package" (IndieWire).

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

In eastern Ukraine, society begins to degrade as the effects of propaganda and manipulation begin to surface in this post-truth era.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

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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, 30 August 2018

What would you do if the love of your life suddenly reappeared? This delightful Australian comedy explores the intricacies and what if’s of those relationships that you just can’t forget. Struggling Adelaide restauranteur Ronnie (Emily Taheny) is shocked when her old flame, British movie star Henry (Eddie Izzard) contacts her to say that he’ll be in town to promote a film and wants to catch up. Consumed with memories of their passionate affair which fizzled ignobly, Ronnie takes her good-hearted yet clueless boyfriend to meet Henry and his new French girlfriend. But is this walk down memory lane just a ploy for Henry to seduce Ronnie all over again? A hilarious and touching comedy that explores the intersection of relationships, ambition and second chances.

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Thursday, 24 January 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

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Thursday, 10 January 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.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

A Boyband Fangirl Story' is the surprising coming of age story of four diverse women who have had their lives dramatically changed by their love of a boyband - Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Take That and The Beatles.

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. Staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber(Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

Thursday, 30 August 2018

The internationally acclaimed new film from multi award-winning writer/director Ziad Doueiri, 2018 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-nominee THE INSULT is a thrilling new legal drama centring on a minor disagreement that escalates into a nationwide controversy. It’s a scorching hot afternoon in Beirut. Mechanic Tony already has a chip on his shoulder about Palestinians, so he’s less than welcoming when Yasser, the foreman of a construction crew working on the street outside, asks him to fix the faulty drainpipe on his balcony. Tony closes the door in his face, so Yasser replaces the pipe anyway, only for Tony to smash it to pieces. Passions boil over, each man digs in, and what should have been a trivial incident easily shrugged off escalates into a dispute that reverberates through their families and communities. Eventually lawyers are called in and the men find themselves in the centre of a highly publicised trial – one that reopens historical and personal wounds on both sides. Widely heralded at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, Doueiri’s gripping and revealing film is reminiscent of such masterful socio-political dramas as A Separation and Incendies, daring to lay bare the divisions within contemporary society, and is a deeply affecting plea for empathy and conciliation. Arabic language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER Q&A, Tuesday 25 September, 6.45pm: Join director Benjamin Gilmour and lead actor Sam Smith for a discussion after an advance screening of their new drama. Tickets available below! An Australian film unlike any you have seen before, JIRGA follows one man’s quest for redemption, set in one of the most dangerous places on earth: the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Former Australian soldier Mike (Sam Smith) is a haunted man. During a tour of Afghanistan, he accidentally shot a man who was unarmed, and has never been able to forget. Determined to right this most grievous of wrongs, Mike sets out to find the man’s family, and throw himself at the mercy of the village court of traditional Afghani justice – the Jirga. Directed by Benjamin Gilmour, who along with actor Sam Smith literally trekked through the dangerous territories of the film’s setting for months in order to make the film, JIRGA is a courageous and empathetic depiction of the human costs of the War on Terror. Some Pushto language, English subtitles

Thursday, 08 November 2018

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

ADVANCE SCEENING - Tickets only $13.00 Wednesday August 29th - 6.30pm. On sale below Nova Exclusive! We’ve all known one: the music-tragic who manages to always turn the conversation back to their all-time favourite recording artist or album. Annie (Rose Byrne) happens to be dating one: Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), the number one fan of 1990’s indie rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). Intercepting an unreleased album of Crowe’s that was intended for Duncan, Annie’s resentment of her boyfriend’s obsession sees her post a scathing review online, only to find that the musician is in furious agreement. Adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel, this charming and eccentric UK romance will have you wondering which side of ‘healthy’ your musical, movie or literary obsession lies.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Director BRUCE BERESFORD live at Nova! Join the filmmaker for an in-depth discussion with Text Publishing's Michael Heyward about Beresford's anticipated new film ahead of an advance screening: Thursday September 13, 6.30pm - Tickets on sale below. Oscar nominated filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy, Mao's Last Dancer) adapts Madeleine St John's bestselling novel for the screen with this delightful Australian comedy. The year is 1959 and young Lisa Miles (Angourie Rice) is fresh out of high school and learning the ropes at her new job working in women's wear at a prestigious Sydney department store. At first dismissed by her older colleagues, Lisa soon forms friendships with unlucky-in-love Fay (Rachael Taylor) and poised Hungarian immigrant Magda (Julia Ormond). Exposed to the wider world gradually being brought to the city by Magda, her husband Stefan (Vincent Perez), Rudi (Ryan Corr) and other 'new Australians', Lisa and Fay come to embrace this exciting new culture. Co-starring Susie Porter, Shane Jacobson, Nicholas Hammond and Noni Hazlehurst, LADIES IN BLACK is a perfectly-timed reflection on Australia's very own coming-of-age.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Nova Exclusive! Returning with her first feature since 2010's Winter's Bone became an award-season frontrunner and catapaulted star Jennifer Lawrence to fame, director Debra Granik's LEAVE NO TRACE is a critically acclaimed drama that is quickly emerging as one of the year's best films. Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild home. Directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini from Peter Rock's novel 'My Abandonment'.

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Friday, 21 September 2018

The sophomore feature from experimental genre filmmaker Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW) has been called everything from “batshit crazy” (IndieWire) to “ethereally beautiful” (Village Voice). Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire. “As if its sole goal was to take the heavyweight title of Nicolas Cage’s Craziest Movie Ever, Mandy exhibits what Shakespeare called ‘vaulting ambition’ in producing the nuttiest ways for Cage to get into one phantasmagorical showdown after the next." – RogerEbert.com

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

He was the working class boy with huge ideas and the extraordinary talent to match who turned the fashion world on its head. Celebrate the life and artistry of the incomparable Alexander McQueen. Hailing from Stratford, young Lee McQueen displayed a knack for tailoring before quickly evolving into fully-fledged fashion designer in the early 1990s. Rechristened Alexander by his upper class benefactors, McQueen’s macabre but sophisticated style saw him become chief designer at Givenchy as well as a visionary editorial influence across the globe. Crafting an up close and personal glimpse of the artist’s life both on and off the catwalk through home movies, interviews with his closest friends and family, and fashion show footage, MCQUEEN leaves little doubt as to its subject’s undeniable talent, or the many demons that would come to dominant his tragically short life.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

The township of Bodgy Creek has seen better days: the population is dwindling, jobs are scarce and litter has built up around the fading Tidy Town sign. The next victim of the town’s decline is cash-strapped footy club The Roosters. Barely able to field a team, the club is reeling from news that their clubrooms have been condemned due to asbestos contamination. A left field solution to their woes comes in the form of former football star Troy Carrington (Damian Callinan) Having fallen out with the community over leading protests that led to the closure of the local timber mill, Troy is living like a hermit on the town’s fringe. However, he is coaxed into coaching after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Rafferty Grierson). Teaming up with Neil's mum Angie (Kate Mulvany), who is running a nearby refugee support centre, they conspire to recruit refugees to save the team. However, the plan is not well received by Neil’s grandad and Club President Bull Barlow (John Howard), who leads a concerted protest to undermine the refugee’s settlement. Filled with belly-shaking laughs and love for not only football but our fellow humans who come to Australia to escape horror and find a home, THE MERGER is an Aussie comedy to treasure.

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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, 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, 06 September 2018

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs, but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts. Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing out inherent drama with understated humour, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss but, at the same time, she is creating a family on her own terms and learning what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.

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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. Please note: This production features the use of strobe lighting.

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. Please note: This production features the use of strobe lighting.

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.

Saturday, 06 October 2018

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation. Hear stories from the Israelis and Palestinians who personally lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla, Lydda and more. These shocking and dramatic events reveal the core of what drives the conflict today.

Saturday, 06 October 2018

In 2007 Banksy goes to Palestine to paint on walls. Someone takes offense at a piece depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey's ID. A local taxi driver decides to cut it off and sell it back to the West. This is the story of the Palestinian perspective and reaction to street art through the work of its most celebrated hero. The story of an illegal black market of art stolen from streets around the world, cultures clashing in the face of an unsustainable political situation and finally of the changing perception on street art. It is not one story, but many. Like Banksy's art would be meaningless without its context, so the absence of it would be meaningless without an understanding of the elements that brought his artwork from Bethlehem to a Western auction house, along with the wall it was painted on.

Sunday, 07 October 2018

The affair of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages. Arabic and Hebrew language, English subtitles.

Friday, 05 October 2018

An animated drama set within a Palestinian refugee camp, an old man decides to sacrifice his own life to ensure his beloved great granddaughter Wardi gets a chance for a future. He tells his doctor he no longer needs medicine. Instead the money will go to paying for Wardi's school. Coming to understand her grandfather's decision, Wardi must find a way to change his mind. Some foreign language, English subtitles. Screening with short film 'Salam'.

Thursday, 04 October 2018

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You). Arabic language, English subtitles.

Thursday, 08 November 2018

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.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Nova Exclusive! Kelly Macdonald gives a marvellously nuanced and understated performance as a housewife who discovers she has an unusual talent: the ability to finish jigsaw puzzles in record time. Agnes is a lonely, retiring soul who barely leaves the tight sphere of her family home with her husband and sons. When she is gifted a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, Agnes discovers that she can complete puzzles with almost terrifying speed. Emboldened by her new interest, she travels to New York City to buy more puzzles and meets Robert (Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox), and is invited by him to compete in puzzle tournaments (yes, they’re a thing!). A gentle, cosy tale of a timid woman experiencing independence for the first time, discovering hidden depths and beginning to see the pieces of her own life in a new light, PUZZLE is a refreshingly charming, low-key drama in a CGI-oversaturated world. From director Marc Turtletaub and screenwriter Oren Moverman, Puzzle is based upon the award-winning Spanish drama Rompecabezas.

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Saturday, 01 September 2018

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.

Thursday, 04 October 2018

An all-star cast brings a fresh perspective to the classic play by Anton Chekhov in a new film directed by Michael Mayer. Aging actress Irina Arkadina (Annette Bening) pays a summer visit to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin (Brian Dennehy) and her son Konstantin (Billy Howle) on a country estate, bringing successful novelist Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll) as her guest. Nina (Saoirse Ronan), a free and innocent girl on a neighbouring estate, quickly falls for Boris. However, her affections are not reciprocated, causing in idyllic getaway to soon turn chaotic. Co-starring Elizabeth Moss and Mare Winningham.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Nova exclusive! Winner: Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018. From master Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda comes an uplifting tale of small-time criminals who take in a child they find on the street. Shoplifting to make ends meet, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter her, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of the child after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets and tests the bonds that unite them. Japanese Language, English subtitles.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

A new dark turn from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks), A SIMPLE FAVOUR stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in a twisty psychological thriller of secrets and revenge. Stephanie (Kendrick) is a popular ‘mommy vlogger’ who, despite lovingly raising her son, longs for more friendships and excitement. Enter Emily (Lively), a stylish and sophisticated woman whose son is friends with Stephanie’s, and through a series of play dates the two women get to know each other over martinis and gossip. But as suddenly as Emily entered Stephanie’s life, she disappears without a trace and no one knows where she has gone - not even her handsome husband Sean (Henry Golding). Stephanie is determined to find out the truth, especially as just before she vanished, Emily told her a secret… Reminiscent of the likes of Gone Girl, A SIMPLE FAVOUR is a fiendishly warped mystery that will keep you guessing and gasping until the final frame.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Nova exclusive! New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

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Wednesday, 17 October 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.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time - fashion designer Vivienne Westwood - as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles and her legacy. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

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Thursday, 01 November 2018

Nova Exclusive! Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) makes his assured feature directorial debut with a drama based on Richard Ford's novel. Sensitive 16-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould, Paper Planes) is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal), a housewife and golf pro living in small town 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother embark on her own adventure, causing him to question whether their family will outlast the looming natural disaster. Melbourne International Film Festival: Opening Night Selection.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Nova Exclusive! The smash-hit documentary from the Oscar-winning director of Twenty Feet From Stardom comes to Cinema Nova for the whole family to experience and discuss. Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully expressing his profound ideals on childhood and self-worth, American children's show host Fred Rogers was a unique presence on US television for generations. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a quiet and effecting alternative for children and families in a televisual sea of violence, noise and slapstick. Daring to contextualize for children some of the biggest issues of the day - including racism, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, divorce and the Vietnam War - Rogers' hushed and unhurried delivery connected with all ages. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world, from scores of children to recalcitrant authorities in government. A fascinating insight into how listening to and engaging with other people can make a world of difference, Morgan Neville's film also explores the dramatic shift in the American psyche at the turn of the millennium - coinciding with Rogers' retirement - which still reverberates today.

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Thursday, 06 September 2018

NOVA FILM CLUB SCREENING Thursday August 30th – 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. Join our resident Film Club host Koko for an advance screening, followed by a chat about the film in the Nova Bar. Plus drink specials and film passes. 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 Jonny 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.