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Thursday, 17 May 2018

A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes. Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (Agnès Jaoui), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and worries she is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, (Thibault de Montalembert) something changes… Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new. On screen from start to finish, actress and co-writer Jaoui (The Taste of Others, Look at Me) is the heart and soul of this witty, feel-great film. She brings a touching, truer-than-life poignancy to an endearing portrait of the resilience of womanhood, as an everyday heroine on the road to (re)discovery. French language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 26 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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Sunday, 17 June 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 APOLLO 13 "Houston, we have a problem." Those words were immortalised during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970. After the spacecraft underwent massive internal damage, putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy, NASA devised a strategy to attempt to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely. Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and the late Bill Paxton, APOLLO 13 vividly recounts these alarming events in this riveting human drama from Ron Howard.

Sunday, 29 April 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 GALAXY QUEST The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. Scraping a living through reruns and sci-fi conventions, the has-been actors are approached by aliens to defeat a reptilian warlord as, due to intercepting television signals, the aliens steadfastly believe the actors are really intergalactic heroes. Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell, GALAXY QUEST is a hilarious farce that lovingly pokes fun at sci-fi fan devotion.

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, 17 May 2018

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes into battle for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organisation is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Nathan (Arnaud Valois) is a newcomer to ACT UP, and keeps his personal reasons for joining the group close to his chest. Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) lives with HIV, and his exuberant, militant style of protest reflects his own sense that he has a limited amount of time left to make a true impact on the struggle. Despite all that is arrayed against them, Nathan and Sean fall passionately, defiantly in love. Winner of the Grand Prix and the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, BPM is the exhilarating and euphoric new film from Robin Campillo (The Returned, Eastern Boys), and represents a towering new landmark in LGBTIQ cinema. French language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

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.

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Thursday, 03 May 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER EVENT Monday April 30 at 6:30pm - Tickets on sale below Join us for an advance screening with introduction from director Simon Baker and actors Samson Coulter and Ben Spence. Based on the award-winning novel by Tim Winton, BREATH is the feature film directorial debut of actor Simon Baker, and tells the story of two teenage boys in 1970s Western Australia who receive tutelage in the art of surfing from an older man with a mysterious past. Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and his best friend Loonie (Ben Spence) are growing up in a remote corner of the West Australian coast. Pikelet comes from a stable home, whereas wild child Loonie does everything he can to avoid his violent father. Curious and hungry for discovery, the two teens find themselves enthralled by surfing, and strike up an unlikely friendship with Sando (Baker), a former professional surfer who mentors the boys as they learn how to master the waves. But how has Sando found his way to this isolated town, and what is the story of his surly American partner Eva (Elizabeth Debicki)? As Sando pushes the boys to take bigger and more dangerous risks out in the ocean, the more Pikelet and Loonie come to discover about the joys – and the dangers – of growing up.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

They may be most famous for creating the affable plumber Kenny, but filmmaking brothers Clayton and Shane Jacobsen have taken a distinctly dark turn with their latest blacker-than-pitch comedy BROTHERS’ NEST. Two middle-aged brothers arrive at their childhood home with murder on their minds. Informed by their terminally ill mother (Lynette Curran) that the house will be left to their stepfather Rodger (Kym Gyngell) when she passes away, Terry (Shane) and Jeff (Clayton) have a devious plan to off Rodger in a staged ‘suicide’ that will ensure the house will be theirs when she dies. There’s one thing that they didn’t count on though when devising their meticulous scheme: having to spend an entire day with each other. As the brothers bicker and their old grudges, differing world views, and troubled shared history are aired as they wait for the appearance of Rodger, the more things spiral out of control. You know what they say, blood truly is thicker than water.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Hot on the heels of the groundbreaking smash hits Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi Gallery comes a brand-new documentary on the life and work of Italian master Caravaggio and the birth of modern painting. Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood is an immersive and visually stunning journey of light and shadows through the struggles and successes of the revolutionary and controversial artist, joining him on his travels through Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Sicily and Malta as he tries to flee his many demons. Utilising state-of-the-art cinematic techniques, stunning 4K projection, commentary from leading historical experts and art historians, and unprecedented access to the masterpieces themselves, Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood is a must-see for any art lover, exclusive to cinemas.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join writer/co-director Yolanda Ramke & co-director Ben Howling for a Q&A following an advance screening of their film on Wednesday 9 May at 6.20pm. Tickets on sale below! A houseboat motors down a river in rural Australia, and on board is a father on a life or death mission for his daughter in Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s unsettling zombie thriller that never once uses the ‘Z’ word. Andy (Martin Freeman) has been attacked by a ‘viral’ and his time is running out. Like all victims, he has 48 hours before the virus fully takes over his body, which means he only has two days to find a new guardian for his infant daughter Rosie. The problem with living in a world devastated by a civilisation-destroying epidemic, however, is that there’s not a lot of people around to trust. Parallel to Andy’s task is the plight of Indigenous teenager Thoomi (Simone Landers), who is attempting to save her dad from his zombiefied fate with the help of her people’s spiritual leader (David Gulpilil). Marrying a bleak dystopian narrative with an ecological parable in which Indigenous culture and folklore is essential to the narrative, CARGO is the kind of intelligent genre film filled with proper scares and deeply disquieting observations about the state of our nation that puts an electrifying jolt through Australian cinema.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

A suspenseful historical drama from John Curran (Tracks), CHAPPAQUIDDICK examines the infamous 1969 incident when Senator Ted Kennedy accidentally drove off a bridge, resulting in the death of campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. Among the most morally murky episodes in late 20th-century US politics — and that's a crowded field — was the drowning of campaign specialist Kopechne in what would become known as the Chappaquiddick Incident. The Kennedy dynasty had lost three heirs apparent by 1969, and Ted (Jason Clarke) was, at the time, the family's last hope to carry their name and ambitions into the upper echelons of US politics. Kennedy patriarch Joe (Bruce Dern), however, always considered his youngest son a ne'er-do-well — and he never let Ted forget it. The party on Chappaquiddick reunited the "Boiler Room Girls" who had served on Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, among them Mary Jo (Kate Mara). Ted whisks Mary Jo away for a reckless moonlight drive that ends in tragedy. But the more profound malfeasance begins after the accident, when a battalion of spin doctors gets to work on covering up the incident, using the Apollo 11 moon landing as a distraction. This is an unsettling and eerily prescient film about the way power strives to protect itself while victims are left by the wayside.

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Tuesday, 03 April 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

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Murder is afoot in this new cinematic telling of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery of the death of a rich patriarch, and the hunt for whodunit among his family members, all with plenty of motive and plenty to hide. When the obscenely wealthy, and equally ruthless, tycoon Aristide Leonides keels over in bed on his sprawling estate, what is first presumed to be a heart attack is proved to be poison. Leonides’ granddaughter Sophia (Stefanie Martini) engages her old flame, private detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons), to investigate the murder. He finds a house full of hostile relatives of the dead man, all eager to suspect and blame each other, but afraid to let their own secrets be uncovered. With a fantastic cast including Glenn Close, Gillian Armstrong, Terence Stamp and Christina Hendricks, CROOKED HOUSE is a deliciously twisted murder mystery.

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

ADVANCE SCREENING: Tuesday 5 June at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now. From Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria), DISOBEDIENCE is a story of personal freedom, guilt and forbidden love, as a woman reluctantly returns to the religious community she abandoned. Ronit (Rachel Weisz) lives a bohemian life as a photographer in New York. But she is called back to her childhood home in the Orthodox Jewish community of London when her father, a greatly respected rabbi, dies. While taking part in the religious observances required to mourn and celebrate her father, Ronit encounters two old friends: Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), her father’s favourite pupil who is now an esteemed young rabbi himself, and Esti (Rachel McAdams), who was Ronit’s best friend and partner in teenage rebellion, and is now married to Dovid. Perturbed to find Esti much more conservative than she remembers, Ronit doubly mourns both her father and her past, but Esti has desires of her own she has long kept hidden. As the two women reconnect and long-buried intimacy begins to resurface between them, a passion reignites that may have been the catalyst for Ronit leaving all those years ago.

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.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join celebrated filmmaker PHIL GRABSKY when he screens and discusses his new film about renowned British artist David Hockney following a screening on Tuesday May 8, 6.45pm. Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

ART AND CINEMA: Sunday 20 May at 3.15pm at Cinema Nova. Tickets on sale now! Ticket to the screening at Cinema Nova includes an introduction by the curator of Diane Arbus: American Portraits, Anne O’Hehir (National Gallery of Australia) and also admission to the exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. John Maloof’s intriguing documentary reveals Maier's strange and riveting life through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

A mother and father receive the worst possible news about their soldier son in the latest film from Samuel Maoz (Lebanon), an award-winning drama that has also stirred up controversy in its native Israel. When Michael and Dafna Feldman (Lior Ashkenazi and Sarah Adler) receive a knock on the door that informs them of the death of their son Jonathan (Yonatan Shiray), their lives instantly collapse. We are taken to the desolate outpost where Jonathan was stationed and witness his last days, and the realities and contradictions of his position. Constructed as a metaphorical triptych, FOXTROT wrestles with the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, zeroing in on both the experiences of the soldiers on the frontline, which tend towards boredom, farce and eerie banality, and the blinkered existence of Israeli citizens for whom an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is the norm. Dreamlike yet unsettlingly powerful, FOXTROT is a poetic, complex film that will provoke conversation. Hebrew language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti. French language, English subtitles

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

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Thursday, 05 July 2018

A documentary about internationally renowned film editor Jill Bilcock, that charts how an outspoken arts student in 1960s Melbourne became one of the world’s most acclaimed film artists

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER sceenings: Join director Christopher Kay, along with stars Deanna Ortuso, Joanne Nguyen & Calista Fooks for a Q&A following a screening of their new Aussie flick. Thursday 3 May @ 6.30pm - SOLD OUT Wednesday 2 May @ 6.30pm - SOLD OUT Wednesday 2 May @ 7.00pm - SOLD OUT This charming Australian indie follows unadventurous office worker Hannah (Deanna Ortuso) and her childhood friend Trixie (Joanne Nguyen). Their boring world is turned upside down when the ghost of Hannah’s late sister appears inspiring them on a road trip full of uniquely Australian landscapes and characters. What starts off as a simple journey turns into an unpredictable adventure and the two friends must overcome their sheltered existence and find out who they really are and what they are truly capable of. Filled with plenty of laughs and feels, Just Between Us also features a great ensemble of supporting actors, including legends John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax and Clayton Jacobson.

Thursday, 07 June 2018

Matt (Jason Sudeikis) is a recently divorced, struggling music executive on a downward spiral when his father’s nurse Zooey (Elizabeth Olsen) show ups unexpectedly. His estranged father Ben (Ed Harris) – a celebrated photographer – has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After finding four rolls of Kodachrome film, Ben’s dying wish is for Matt to drive him cross-country to process the film at Dwayne’s – the last place in the world that still develops Kodachrome – before Kodak shuts down their lab for good. Hauling half a lifetime of baggage and resentment, Matt, Ben and Zooey set out for the long, redemptive road trip from New York to Kansas. Time is running out for Ben to rebuild his relationship with Matt and to develop the film before those captured moments are gone forever.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. The sights and sounds of war-torn London are recreated by Lez Brotherston’s Olivier Award-winning costumes and sets, lighting by Olivier Award-winning Neil Austin, video and projection designs by Duncan McLean, and surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis. Matthew Bourne’s vivid story telling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.

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, 26 May 2018

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Verdi's Luisa Miller returns to the New York stage, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is the story of the sweat-soaked, hardworking rock and roll band whose music galvanised a generation of young Australians and inspired them to believe that the power of music could change the world. Featuring the biggest hits from some of their most legendary shows, the movie gives you an Access All Areas pass to see the band behind the scenes and where the action is. Feel the electric energy on stage and witness the personal struggles of the band members as they try to balance the equally compelling demands of both music and politics when lead singer Peter Garrett decides to join the race for an Australian Government Senate seat. A vivid portrait of the era and the songs that embodied it, MIDNIGHT OIL 1984 is an up close and personal look at the iconic rock band, seen on the big screen for the first time.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

NOVA FILM CLUB – Advance Screening: Thursday 24 May at 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below! Adapted from the graphic novel by John Backderf, which details his high school acquaintance with the future serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, MY FRIEND DAHMER is an unsettling reflection on what makes a human being become as monster. ‘Derf’ (Alex Wolff) and his friends allow the odd Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) to hang around their periphery, amused by his weird hobbies and the attention-seeking stunts he pulls in the classroom. But the young Dahmer is already deep into developing the obsessions that would result in some of the most shocking crimes of the century.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming release which we feel our audience is really going to enjoy. We can't tell you anything about it, as we want you to experience this English-language feature film free of expectations. Not even our staff know the name of the film we have selected for the MYSTERY MOVIE, so put that bribe back in your pocket. Trust in us that it's something you definitely want to see!

Saturday, 05 May 2018

Sienna Miller stars in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by Aussie local Benedict Andrews, based on Tennessee Williams’ classic play. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Sienna Miller stars as Maggie alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick and Colm Meaney as Big Daddy. A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece. ★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent

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+.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi crafts a romance equally grounded in oftentimes shocking realism and the highest flights of fantasy in ON BODY AND SOUL. In a slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Budapest, Endre (Géza Morcsányi) is the taciturn manager, prickly and with few friends. When he spots the shy new hygiene inspector Maria (Alexandra Borbély), she inspires deep feeling in him he hasn’t experienced in years. Unbeknownst to them both, Endre and Maria are actually meeting in each other’s dreams, and this eventual discovery will be the catalyst to, slowly but surely, propel them towards each other in their waking hours. Surreal, graceful, eccentric and just as concerned with daily horrors as it is with striving for a sense of the sublime, there is nothing like the unique experience of ON BODY AND SOUL.

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

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 acclaimed 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.

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Saturday, 02 June 2018

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, starring Jennifer Saunders and directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, and filmed especially for cinemas at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, making her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

Saturday, 07 April 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, 12 May 2018

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusac.

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.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Please note, if you have dietary requirements, you will need to email us at Join chef COSKUN UYSAL of St. Kilda's Tulum when he prepares a varied selection of dishes that highlight his modern Turkish cuisine skills. Visiting the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only, Uysal's dishes will be available with matched wines, or select from Nova Bar & Kitchen's considered selection of beverages. Limited seats available, book now.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Please note, if you have dietary requirements, you will need to email us at Join chef MATT WALDRON of Lulo of Glenferrie Road Hawthorn, famed for its South American cuisine, when he prepares delicious dishes at the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only. Waldron's dishes will be available with matched wines, or diners can select from Nova Bar & Kitchen's considered selection of curated wines. Limited tables available, book now.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Please note, if you have dietary requirements, you will need to email us at Join chef PETER GUNN of Collingwood's Ides when he prepares a varied selection of modern dishes that showcase why he was named San Pellegrino's Young Chef of 2015. Visiting the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only, Gunn's dishes will be available with matched wines, or select from Nova Bar & Kitchen's considered selection of beverages. Matched wines for this event include 2000 Parker First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon amd 2003 Penley Estate Spartacus Reserve Shiraz. Limited tables available, book now.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

MONTHLY MATINEE: Wednesday 2nd May at 10.30am. The Monthly Matinee includes the film, morning tea, and a conversation hosted by film critic Jan Epstein with a special guest. All at regular ticket prices! Tickets on sale now. There’s a lot of things they don’t tell you about being a mother, and there’s a lot of truths about it that people don’t want to hear. Reuniting for the third time after Juno and Young Adult, screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman turn their idiosyncratic gazes onto the experience of motherhood, via the gift of a modern day Mary Poppins. Marlo (Charlize Theron) is literally about to pop with her third child, but the baby isn’t an anticipated joyous event. With an attention-starved daughter, a special needs son who is in danger of being thrown out of his private school, and a husband who retreats into video games, Marlo is drowning in the realities and shortcomings of family life. When her brother gifts her with a night nanny to look after the new baby for the first month of life and allow Marlo some sleep, Marlo is hesitant – shouldn’t she be able to deal with all this herself? But when the young, ever calm, always smiling, and completely honest Tully (Mackenzie Davis) arrives on her doorstep, Marlo discovers a helping hand that facilitates the stark truths about being a mother to come pouring out… whether anyone likes it or not.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

A stunning new exploration of the life and work of Van Gogh, through the eyes of his most devoted admirer and owner of the largest private collection of his artworks. Gain unprecedented access to legendary artistic treasures, experience the rare architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum, and journey into the past through the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. With a special focus on the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique, be immersed in the life of one of the world’s greatest artists as Van Gogh’s story reveals itself from Paris to Provence. Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies tells the story of the Van Gogh's burning passion for art, bringing together 40 remarkable paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland.

Thursday, 02 August 2018

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.

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