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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

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Thursday, 03 May 2018

Based on Tim Winton's award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

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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, 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, 06 February 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, 29 March 2018

NOVA FILM CLUB: Advance screening Tuesday March 20, 6.45pm. The Nova Film Club hosts an advance screening with film passes, drink specials and conversations to follow in the Bar after the film - all included in the ticket price! Come and meet some new Novaphiles. Book now! March to hilarious victory behind the banner of our glorious leader in satire Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) as he applies his gift for backstage political chaos to Soviet Russia and the power vacuum created by the demise of dictator Joseph Stalin. The USSR is thrown into chaos by the death of the iron-fisted, absolute ruler Stalin. With the exulted leader lying on the floor of his Moscow summer retreat “in a puddle of indignity”, every toady, schemer and apparatchik is scrambling to figure out who is going to be a part of the new world order and inveigle to end up on top of the pack, hopefully without getting shot first. Hopefully. With a cast including Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend and Paddy Considine all at the top of their game, THE DEATH OF STALIN is a viciously funny delight. Rise up, comrades!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

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.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard and recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. ★★★★★ “An extraordinary response to the unimaginable” The Telegraph ★★★★★ “Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian ★★★★★ “Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It’s masterful” The Independent

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Nova Exclusive! Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have quietly made a name for themselves writing and directing unnerving, adventurous and genre-confounding horror films, and with their third collaboration THE ENDLESS they turn their idiosyncratic gaze onto the experience of growing up in a cult. When Justin and Aaron (played by the directors themselves) were children, their mother died in a car accident, and they were taken in and raised by a collectivist commune of apparently mild-mannered beer makers with ‘interesting’ beliefs. As they grew older, Justin eventually rebelled and left the commune, dragging Aaron with him, and their highly publicised “escape from the UFO death cult” has since dominated their lives. When the brothers receive a cryptic message on a video tape from one of the members of the commune, they decide their return could be a means of giving the earlier portion of their lives a sense of closure. But something is wrong within the commune: the smiles of the members seem forced, there’s unexplained phenomena constantly occurring around the camp, and everyone is anticipating a momentous event: The Ascension.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

A heartfelt portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester, before he went on to become lead singer of seminal ‘80s band The Smiths. Director Mark Gill, Oscar and BAFTA nominated for his astounding short film The Voorman Problem, captures the Industrial North of Thatcher’s Britain: unemployment, rioting and social change. But amidst all the chaos, the teenage Morrissey feels a spark of creativity.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A special event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Bringing together fine food lovers and aspiring food critics with Melbourne’s hottest chef Andreas Papadakis! Wednesday March 21st - 8.00pm. Tickets $80 or $180 with matched wines. Vegetarian option available. Tickets on sale below At the Nova Bar and Kitchen, we think sharing fine food, wine and discussion (and movies, of course!) brings people together. Meet like-minded foodies, celebrate your love of fine food and wine, taste dishes from renowned Chef Andreas Papadakis (Osteria Ilaria, Tipo 00 00 - Chef of the Year: Time Out Food Awards 2017) who’ll be walking the room to talk to each guest, and have your say. Discuss the food with other patrons and VOTE for your favourite dish of the evening. The most popular item, as voted by you, will become part of the Nova Bar and Kitchen’s new menu.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

A star is born with an incendiary performance from Daniela Vega as Marina, the titular fantastic woman, in the latest film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria). Marina is a waitress by day and a singer by night, and is adored by her older lover Orlando; their relationship is a deep and passionate one, and they enjoy planning their future together. But tragedy strikes when Orlando suddenly passes away, and when his extended family arrive they unceremoniously exclude Marina from all proceedings, refusing to acknowledge her place in Orlando’s life for one reason only: she is transgender. Winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Award for best LGBT film, A FANTASTIC WOMAN is a portrait of a complex woman of indefatigable spirit and untold bravery, who within the deepest of grief and in the face of cruel prejudice steadfastly refuses to be anything but herself. Spanish language, English subtitles

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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, 05 April 2018

A candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he challenges conservative Australia, whilst battling his own demons.

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Saturday, 07 April 2018

Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others - The Nazi Obsession In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “Degenerate Art” (which they systematically looted and destroyed) and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “Classic Art”. This immersive new documentary reveals the Nazi’s complicated relationship with classical and modern art, displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir and Gaugin amongst others, intertwined with human stories from the most infamous period of the twentieth century. A state-of-the-art detective story exploring the Nazis’ obsession with art and creativity, Hitler Vs Picasso mixed history, art and human drama for an unforgettable cinema experience.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Wednesday 14 March, 6.20pm - SOLD OUT. Director, activist and artist Ai Weiwei will be live at Nova for an exclusive Q&A when he discusses his latest documentary – the detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. Ai Weiwei’s visit to Australia is supported by the Biennale of Sydney. For more information, visit humanflowmovie.com.au and biennaleofsydney.art World renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei captures today’s global refugee crisis of over 65 million people – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journal. The staggering scale of the refugee crisis and the real human faces of a planet on the move are examined as we follow refugees in 23 countries over a year and their quest for the things we all want: safety, shelter, and peace. Taking you beyond television and newspaper headlines, Ai visually pulls back to show the sheer immensity and breadth of this crisis via drone footage, then zeros in with intimate meetings with people on the move or in refugee camps. Ai’s career has been about resisting borders of all kinds and unifying art and activism, and HUMAN FLOW continues this exploration at a time when tolerance, compassion, and trust are needed more than ever. Some foreign language, English subtitles

Sunday, 08 April 2018

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOW At the Nova Bar and Kitchen Starring: Alexandra Hines (RAW Comedy Finalist 2017) Directed by: Tammy Weller Produced by: Alexandra Hines & Tammy Weller Previews April 3 to April 5 General sessions April 8 to April 19 After being prematurely discharged from rehab, pop sensation Juniper Wilde is back. Vivacious, bold, & full of contradictions the star returns with a vengeance & a thinly veiled attempt at sanity. The queen of reinvention bares all in this exclusive pop-up variety show extravaganza. As the current incarnation of Wilde would say “F**k the Zeitgeist, this is art.”

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Nova Exclusive! Diane Kruger magnificently anchors the latest film from acclaimed German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven) as a woman in the depths of grief searching for justice – and if the law can’t provide it she’ll enact it by her own hand. The marriage of Katja (Kruger) and her Turkish partner Nuri (Numan Acar) may have begun when he was behind bars, but the couple have managed to build a respectable life for themselves and their adorable young son over the years. But Katja’s life falls apart when, as she is away visiting her sister, a bomb explodes outside Nuri’s office, killing him and their child. Katya is subjected not just to her own overwhelming despair but the incompetency and tangles of law enforcement and the court system, as it is revealed the perpetrators are an unassuming young couple who harbour hateful Neo-Nazi beliefs. Kruger was awarded the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her powerhouse performance in this compelling and resonant drama about where justice stops and revenge begins. German language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Melbourne Premiere and Q&A with philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer and filmmakers Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre. Thursday March 15th – 6.30pm, Tickets on sale below A probing documentary that delves into the conflicted relationship Australians have with our most famous fauna: the kangaroo. The kangaroo is simultaneously an icon and a pest, a sacred symbol, a resource to be harvested and a species to be protected. KANGAROO explores the complex and conflicting opinions around this unique marsupial, and the fact that it is currently at the centre of the largest mass destruction of wildlife in the world, something many Australians are unaware of. Filmmakers Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre travel the continent to speak with Indigenous Australians, scientists, meat processors, commercial shooters, farmers, politicians, artists, wildlife carers, chefs and activists on the state of the roo. With breathtaking footage of kangaroos in the wild, the film provides an up-close experience of this incredible species and ignites a conversation that Australians seem reluctant to have: the future of the largest remaining marsupial species left on the planet. Content warning: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

MONSTER FEST PRESENTS! A romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when Brad & Ashley’s car breaks down in the German countryside. Forced to take refuge in an isolated farmhouse they thought to be abandoned, the couple quickly learn that the house holds a dark past. Thrust into a supernatural nightmare, the pair must battle malevolent forces lead by an undead Nazi general if they wish to survive the night. Meet The Filmmaker event: Includes a post-screening Q&A with writer/director Steven Spiel, producer Natalie Forward & cinematographer Branco Grabovac.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The searing new drama from Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Return), LOVELESS is a razor-sharp portrayal of a marriage – and country – in a state of collapse. Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) live together in the same Moscow apartment, but their relationship is all but over. Caught in a spiral of slanging matches and eager to be in the company of their new lovers, the only thing keeping them together is their 12-year-old son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). When he doesn’t come home one night, the couple are forced into an increasingly desperate search, further exposing the lack of empathy they now have for each other. Shot with trademark precision, his stately compositions paired with taut moral narratives of greed and injustice, Zvyagintsev again proves to be the pre-eminent chronicler of his country’s 21st century malaise. Earning rave reviews at Cannes, where it topped the Screen International jury poll as best of the festival, LOVELESS is one of the must-see films of the year.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Monthly Matinee screening. Thursday March 8th - 10.30am. Tickets on sale below Join us for morning tea, discussion hosted by Jan Epstein and an advance screening to celebrate International Women's Day From Garth Davis, the director of the award-winning Australian smash hit Lion, comes a biblical tale with a difference that tells the untold story of the only woman disciple of the man who came to be believed to be the son of God – Mary Magdalene. Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman named Mary (Rooney Mara) leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix), who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spreads and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

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, 03 March 2018

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

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.

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, 14 April 2018

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake

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.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Nova exclusive! The five animated short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards, plus shortlisted contenders DEAR BASKETBALL. Directed by Glen Keane. USA, 5 minutes. Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. GARDEN PARTY. Directed by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro. France, 7 minutes. In a deserted, opulent house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts. LOU. Directed by Dave Mullins. USA, 7 minutes. When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. NEGATIVE SPACE. Directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata. France, 6 minutes. How my father taught me how to pack a bag. REVOLTING RHYMES. Directed by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer. UK, 29 minutes. Interweaves Roald Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. PLUS: while not nominated for the Animated Short Film Academy Award, the program will also include the shortlisted animated titles 'LOST PROPERTY OFFICE', 'WEEDS' and 'ACHOO'.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Nova exclusive! The five live action short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards. DEKALB ELEMENTARY. Directed by Reed Van Dyk. USA, 20 minutes. Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia. MY NEPHEW EMMETT. Directed by Kevin Wilson, Jr. USA, 20 minutes. In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events. THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK. Directed by Derin Seale. Australia, 13 minutes. The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control. Starring Josh Lawson and Damon Herriman. THE SILENT CHILD. Directed by Chris Overton. UK, 20 minutes. Centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. WATU WOTE/ALL OF US. Directed by Katja Benrath. Germany/Kenya, 23 minutes. For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab, fostering an atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail. Swahili and Somali language, English subtitles.

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Monday, 05 March 2018

STRICTLY PRIVATE INVITE-ONLY EVENT. Not open to the public. Must be over 18+ years for entry. Come and enjoy a big screen live telecast of the 2018 Academy Awards where your ticket includes drinks, finger food and a show bag full of goodies. Not only this, but will also go in the running to win some great prizes! Dress to impress and show off your frock on the purple carpet. Arrivals for 11.45am Group of ten or more tickets are available at a discounted price, please contact the cinema directly for more information. Tickets are also available for purchase at the box office upon presentation of your invitation. *This is a strictly industry and media only function*

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it topped the prestigious Screen International critics’ poll as best film of the festival, the hilarious and poignant new comedy from beloved director Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, Drifting Clouds, The Man Without A Past) is a richly enjoyable and compassionate crowdpleaser about the friendship between a newcomer to Helsinki and a budding – if completely inexperienced – restaurateur. After arriving in Finland from Syria as a stowaway on a freighter, Khaled (superb newcomer Sherwan Haji) applies for asylum. Things don’t look encouraging, and not all locals present a welcoming face. But after crossing paths with stoic travelling shirt salesman-turned-entrepreneur Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), he finds an unlikely source of kindness and connection. When Khaled eventually receives news of his missing sister, Wikström hatches a scheme to help reunite the pair, but it seems getting out of Finland is much, much trickier than getting in… Kaurismäki’s thoughtful and unmistakably droll films often depict difficult situations and people working in solidarity to overcome them, but with THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE he reaches new levels of resonance. Indeed, this intelligent, funny and affecting film has been hailed one of his best.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, and a scene-stealing Patricia Clarkson, this witty, sharp and very funny comedy will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Nova Exclusive! The feathers fly in PECKING ORDER, an endearing documentary that embeds itself among a club of Kiwi chicken fanciers and follows them on a journey to see who will be crowned top bird. Join members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the New Zealand National Show, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Among those longing to win the big prize of best in show are determined club president Doug, 12-year-old upstart Rhys, Sarah the chicken whisperer, voice of reason Mark, and multiple prize-winner Brian. But trouble is afoot at the club – Doug’s presidency is being challenged, threatening to split the club in twain. And are the pigeon fanciers on the verge of mounting a coup? Slavko Martinov’s deeply affectionate film is a hilarious and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana that is sure to provoke delight and surprise at the love and obsession that can be inspired by the humble chicken.

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Thursday, 05 April 2018

Go on an offbeat journey across Thailand in the company of a burnt-out architect and his long lost best friend – who just happens to be an elephant – in the debut feature from Singaporean director Kristen Tan. Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) has had a successful career designing buildings in Bangkok, but the project that put him on the map is now a decrepit shopping complex that is in danger of being demolished, and serves as a symbol of Thana’s declining relevance. Wandering the city streets in a funk, Thana comes across an old elephant who he recognises as Pop Aye, a childhood pet who used to be owned by his family on their farm in the provinces. Propelled into remembrances of his boyhood, Thana is compelled to buy Pop Aye and, on foot, take the elephant back home to the family farm. Tan’s ambling drama throws up memorable characters and musings on the state of modern Thailand as Thana and Pop Aye make their way back through the reminiscences of memory in this very singular road movie. Thai language, English subtitles

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Thursday, 01 March 2018

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

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Saturday, 03 February 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.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Starring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Fashion On Film – A Singular Vision Cinema Nova and the Melbourne Fashion Festival present a screening of the stylish, Golden Globe-winning A SINGLE MAN (starring Oscar winners Colin Firth and Julianne Moore) directed by renowned fashion designer Tom Ford. Piccolo of champagne on arrival and Fashion Film Award shorts from MFF. Enjoy the fashion and passion in the lush, visually-stunning Oscar-nominated film A SINGLE MAN, based on the acclaimed novel by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, the film follows George (Firth), a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his longtime partner. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Moore), who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. Chic and elegantly shot, A SINGLE MAN is an emotionally charged drama with knockout performances. Tom Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his own Tom Ford label in 2006. A Single Man was his first feature film.

Friday, 09 March 2018

Australian Premiere “Albatross is a piercing, soaring, sobering, exalting artwork, tinged with the sadness of great love, radiantly brilliant.” -Carl Safina, conservationist and writer A deeply powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, internationally renowned artist Chris Jordan witness the cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures. A multi-layered metaphor for our times and a profound message of reverence and renewal. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 09 March 2018

“Conveys the shock with which men and women suddenly realize they have been overtaken years before they expected to be” - The Hollywood Reporter AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the back streets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity, and what hope to humans have against the immanent rise of this runaway technology? Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

“For proof that hope and determination make a difference, pessimists and cynics need look no further than Bending the Arc” - The Boston Globe An epic story about one man’s heroic quest to bring universal healthcare to the lives of an impoverished Haitian village, paving the way for a better healthcare system for all. 'Bending The Arc' highlights the immense potential of individuals to change systems for the better. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Australian Premiere / Presented by That Startup Show Followed by a panel discussion Follow the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to pursue their passions in science, math, computing & engineering. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, 'Big Dream' immerses viewers in a world designed by, and for, the inspirational next generation of girls. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Saturday, 03 March 2018

Presented by Break/Through: National Centre For Climate Restoration. ‘An emotional race against time’ - The New York Times ‘We feel we’re witnessing not just death but a heartless form of biological murder.’ - Variety Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. ‘Chasing Coral’, the latest from Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice) follows a team of divers, photographers and scientists on their epic quest to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. A profound call to action. Rating: PG

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Australian Premiere ‘Receiving public funds simply for existing may seem like sci-fi, but the idea of an unconditional basic income has been gathering steam’ - Metropole What will we do for work and meaning when the robots take over? 'Free Lunch Society' explores the history, and possible future, of ‘Universal Basic Income’ and gives us a glimpse into the possible economy of tomorrow. A vital film in an era of increasing artificial intelligence and automation. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 02 March 2018

Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Johanna Kelly and Cameron Marshad. ‘There’s a good chance we’ll all be eating bugs soon’ - Huffington Post Featuring interviews with professionals from the UN, USDA, NRDC, TV host and chef Andrew Zimmern, and Shark Tank star Pat Crowley, ‘The Gateway Bug’ is a documentary about how to feed humanity in an uncertain age. The film follows the journey of edible insect start-ups, and explores their potential to fix our broken food system. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Australian Premiere / Presented by United Nations Association of Australia Followed by a panel discussion. A fly-on-the-wall look inside the halls of power that follows the world's leading politicians and activists who have dedicated their lives to saving humanity from the threat of climate change. Guardians of the Earth gives audiences an inside look into how the 20,000 diplomats negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, and what it means for the future of humanity. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, 03 March 2018

Australian Premiere ‘May I Be Happy’ showcases the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering. Through poetic cinematography and stories ranging from school yards to prisons, ‘May I Be Happy’ reveals the enormous potential for mindfulness to positively impact young and old alike. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Sunday, 04 March 2018

Followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Tim Watters and Eliza Muirhead, and representatives from Sea Shepherd. ‘Jeedara the film celebrates the magnificence of the Great Australian Bight’ -Huffington Post Narrated by Bob Brown and featuring the CEO of Sea Shepherd, Operation Jeedara paints a portrait of a movement locked into one of the greatest environmental battles of all time - the fight to protect the Great Australian Bight from the devastating impacts of oil pollution. A battle that rages on. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Thursday, 01 March 2018

Australian Premiere! Presented by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Followed by a panel discussion A roadmap for the clean energy future we know is possible, 'Race is On' follows British filmmakers James Dike and Paul Mapel as they explore the social, environmental, economic and psychological changes that are needed to create a sustainable, renewable energy economy by 2040. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Australian Premiere Featuring world’s leading philosophers and academics, including: Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, Richard Dawkins, Hugo De Garis and Ben Goertzel, ‘SuperSapiens’ is a mind-boggling exploration of ‘consciousness hacking’ and what our collective future may look like when man merges with machine. An inspiring vision, a dire warning, and an inevitability that we cannot ignore. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 02 March 2018

Victorian Premiere “Mastery in the art of filmmaking” - One World Media A powerful story about a Kenyan farmer named Kisilu, his family's dramatic and ongoing battle with climate change, and his life-changing journey as an inspirational environmental activist on the global stage. A moving and inspiring film about the impacts of climate change and the need for solutions. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, 01 March 2018

Australian Premiere / Presented by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Featuring renowned climate and economic expert Jeremy Rifkin, this film from Vice Impact lays out a roadmap for how the convergence of the digital communications internet, renewable energy internet, mobility internet and internet of things might coalesce to create a world of positive impact and abundance - if we can harness the potential of these new technologies while we still have time to fight the climate crisis. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Australian Premiere / Presented by the High Commission of Canada Unfractured follows biologist Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken anti-fracking activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. Branded a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra quickly emerges as one of the leaders of New York’s biggest grassroots movement in history. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, 03 March 2018

Australian Premiere In the 21st century we are all connected. Population growth, mass urbanization, deforestation, climate change and increased travel have dramatically increased the risk that familiar diseases will emerge, spread and mutate. Unseen Enemy takes us to the frontlines of epidemics across the world and asks the question, 'how will we fight the next outbreak'? Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Presented by Grimshaw Architects and Matters Journal, followed by a panel discussion. An exploration of the revolutionary power of well-thought out architecture to improve the lives of some of the world’s most impoverished citizens. Shot in Lima, Bogata, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Santiago, this film follows Abe Drechslier and Brian Gaudo on their adventure to uncover the secrets to good design and human flourishing. Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Australian Premiere ‘You’re Soaking In It’ is a chilling look at advertising in the age of algorithms. Brands are getting deeper into our heads than ever, much more than Don Draper could have ever imagined. The seismic shift from old school, gut instinct ads to the data driven campaigns of today are threatening our private lives in ways few of us understand. Advertising as we knew it is dead. What used to be quaint is now quantifiable. Best guesses and creative leaps have been replaced by precise, targeted surveillance and ‘Big Data’, rooted in hard science, complicated math, and advanced computer modeling. The data is often very personal information, used to design advertising specifically tailored to influence you at the precise moment you are most ready to spend. Depending on your personal view, it’s either the height of convenience ... or the end of a private, respectful society. From Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley, by way of Cannes, we discovery that no matter where you Rating: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in a critically acclaimed drama about the implications of living in another's shadow. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he'll be receiving a prestigious award.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

On an isolated stretch of land fifty miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester firearms fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week mania that has lasted for decades, the house stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building it for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Dr. Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house to examine the state of her mind. Sarah is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters. Directed by Australian genre kings the Spierig Brothers (Daybreakers, Predestination), WINCHESTER is a gleefully spooky new addition to the haunted house horror canon.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.