Movies Coming Soon

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.

  More Details  

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis, BREATHE is a sweeping romantic drama starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, based on the true story of a woman who wouldn’t allow her husband to give up on his extraordinary life. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he marries Diana (Claire Foy). The young couple are absolutely smitten with each other, but the unexpected strikes when what Robin assumes is a bout of flu picked up on their travels turns out to be debilitating polio, and he is paralysed from the neck down. Distraught and assuming his life is over, Robin descends into depression, but Diana, unlike the medical fraternity of the day, is adamant that disability shouldn’t prevent experiencing all the joys of life. Together, Diana and Robin refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

  More Details  

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER at 7.15pm Nova Plus hosts an 80s party event and advance screening! Celebrate the release of Luca Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed tale of first love set in the beautiful northern Italian countryside at the height of summer, in the early 1980s. Dress up in your favourite 80s apparel, enjoy a piccolo on arrival, and then head to the Bar to party like it's your own endless 80s Italian summer. Food, drinks and PARTY included in the ticket price! Tickets on sale now. WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER at 6.30pm The Nova Film Club hosts an advance screeningwith 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! Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love) returns with his most dazzling film yet, a searing first love romance set in the hazy heat of a northern Italian summer in the 1980s. Elio (breakout newcomer Timothée Chalamet) is enjoying the summer at his family’s Italian estate when a new research assistant arrives to help his archaeologist father (Michael Stuhlbarg). Handsome, American and charming, Oliver (Armie Hammer) at first irritates Elio with his aloof swagger, but the more time Elio spends with Oliver the more he becomes consumed by lust. Co-written by James Ivory and adapted from the charged novel by André Acimen, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a towering work of queer cinema, romantic, sensuous and utterly gorgeous. This will be your favourite film of the year, trust us! Winner: Audience Award 2017, Melbourne International Film Festival. Some Italian, French language, English subtitles

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Presented by Cinema Nova and Readings. Tuesday December 12 – 6.15pm. A celebratory event, looking at the life and work of the legendary satirist/actor/writer/comedian and Nova favourite John Clarke, who sadly passed away this year. Clarke’s daughter Lorin, an ABC radio regular, author, script editor and theatre-maker, will chat with author/cartoonist/broadcaster and long-time friend Kaz Cooke about what made John so special – and allowed him to frequently channel our collective bewilderment into his sharply observant comedy. Entry is $35 per person and includes a copy of Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke which features his writing for radio, television, stage and screen, as well some previously unpublished pieces. Tickets available from the Readings website. https://www.readings.com.au/event/lorin-clarke-and-kaz-cooke-remember-john-clarke

  More Details  

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

  More Details  

Friday, 08 December 2017

A spate of mysterious deaths in a small California community is investigated by an FBI agent who discovers the victims, all male, have been exhausted to death during sex. The culprit behind these shenanigans is a queen bee in human form who transforms frumpy housewives into glamorous bee girls and has them do her evil bidding in the bedroom. One of Cinema Fiasco’s favourite feminist polemics, this glorious concept has an awesome B movie (no pun intended) cast, slow motion sex scenes, weird bee girl theme music, bizarre scenes of women covered in honey and bees and great performances by one time “The Price Is Right” model Anitra Ford as the queen of the bees and 60s biker movie star William Smith as the investigator. Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice.

Friday, 09 February 2018

The only thing that excites Cinema Fiasco’s hosts more than a man in a gorilla suit is Michael Gough at his scenery-chewing best and, in KONGA, you get the best of both worlds. Lost in the jungles of Africa (after a hilariously staged plane crash), a mad scientist discovers a special growth serum produced by carnivorous plants. Back in London, he gives the potion to a chimpanzee that turns into a giant gorilla and goes on a murderous rampage. There’s a sexual jealousy subplot to add to the excitement and the special effects are particularly engaging. The sight of a ranting stuntman in gorilla drag, clutching a Barbie doll and stomping around a miniature cityscape, is one to be treasured forever. Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Diane Sullivan is a new wave punk singer and the host of a televised New Year’s Eve rock concert. During the broadcast, she starts receiving phone calls from a serial killer whose evil plan is to kill someone every time the clock strikes midnight in each American time zone. Guess who his intended victim is for Eastern Time? Yet another 80s slasher movie with a special night of the year as its theme, this is distinguished by the fabulous rock acts on the TV show and perhaps the cinema’s first ever death by marijuana baggie. Roz Kelly (Pinkie Tuscadero on “Happy Days”) and 70s disaster movie stalwart Kip Niven head a cast of equally distinguished players. Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

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, 11 January 2018

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical king, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to alter the course of world history. Gary Oldman’s tremendous performance as Churchill has garnered near universal praise. Lead by director Joe Wright (Atonement) and supported by Kristen Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill and Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, this is big screen history to savour.

  More Details  

Thursday, 29 March 2018

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!

  More Details  

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

This Christmas, the Doctor comes face to face with ... the Doctor! The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who, “Twice Upon a Time,” is coming to cinemas featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Filch in the Harry Potter movies). The cinema event will feature two special bonus pieces, taking you behind the scenes to the filming of this very special Christmas Special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

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, 25 January 2018

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. French language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Spanish language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Thursday, 01 March 2018

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

  More Details  

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, the latest film from Sean Baker (Tangerine) is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, discovered by Baker on Instagram!) over the course of a single summer. Mother and daughter live week to week at The Magic Castle, a budget hotel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

  More Details  

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

  More Details  

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

  More Details  

Thursday, 07 December 2017

A stunning hand-drawn animation that focuses on a young woman’s experiences in the lead up to the Second World War in Japan, Sunao Katabuchi’s IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD is a touching story that examines what it means to have dreams in the face of war. Suzu, a teenage girl with a passion for drawing, comes of age in the mid-1930s in a port town close to Hiroshima. As she grows older and marries a young clerk, Suzu has to develop the forbearance to manage a household in the midst of war time, when the daily loss of life’s amenities is in freefall and impending catastrophe is on the horizon. Gloriously animated with a style reminiscent of watercolours, IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD is another example of the strength and variety of Japan’s animation industry, resulting in a wondrously subtle and moving work of art. Japanese language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, where it premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight to multiple standing ovations, writer/director Carine Tardieu’s charming romantic comedy JUST TO BE SURE is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found. When 45-year-old widower Erwan (François Damiens) discovers by accident that that man who raised him isn’t his real father, he begins a search for his biological one. Thanks to a local private detective he soon locates the mischievous, 70-something Joseph (Andre Wilms), whom his mother knew briefly. Erwan soon falls not only for his charm, but that of the impetuous Anna (Cécile de France), who has ties to them both. But the conflicting loyalties become compounded by the pregnancy of his own daughter, who defiantly refuses to name the father… very soon Erwan’s families begin to collide, to unexpected, hilarious and moving effect. French language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A film that reveals the unsettling truth about Australia's love-hate relationship with its beloved icon.

  More Details  

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Greta Gerwig’s impressive directorial debut stars Saoirse Ronan as a seventeen year old desperate to get away from her Californian town and Catholic high school in order to be somebody – she’s just not quite sure what kind of somebody she wants to be yet. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson dreams of escaping to university on the east coast, mostly to spite her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) who wants her daughter to go to a local, less expensive college. Her difficult relationship with her mother propels Lady Bird to act out, not just with adopting her preferred nom de plume, but with trying out new friends and sexually experimenting with two very different boys (Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet). Gerwig crafts a masterful study of that period of life for teenagers when adulthood and freedom seems so close and yet so far. With Ronan delivering the most accomplished performance of her career thus far, LADY BIRD is a must-see confluence of fantastic women making heartfelt art.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Join us for a Christmas Eve screening of Richard Curtis' beloved Yuletide romance which follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and the scene-stealing Bill Nighy in the rockstar role that catapulted him to worldwide fame.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The magic of Studio Ghibli is continued in the outstanding first feature film from Studio Ponoc, a new animation house founded by former Ghibli staff, including director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There). Adapted from the novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, the film centres on Mary, a bored young girl whiling through the last weeks of the summer holidays. When Mary follows a strange cat into the woods, she discovers an unusual, glowing flower – the Witch’s Flower, which blooms once every seven years and confers great power on whoever possesses it. Thrown into a grand adventure in a magical world where nothing is as it seems, Mary must learn to have confidence in herself and her abilities in order to fulfil her destiny. Revoiced English language version.

  More Details  

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The magic of Studio Ghibli is continued in the outstanding first feature film from Studio Ponoc, a new animation house founded by former Ghibli staff, including director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There). Adapted from the novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, the film centres on Mary, a bored young girl whiling through the last weeks of the summer holidays. When Mary follows a strange cat into the woods, she discovers an unusual, glowing flower – the Witch’s Flower, which blooms once every seven years and confers great power on whoever possesses it. Thrown into a grand adventure in a magical world where nothing is as it seems, Mary must learn to have confidence in herself and her abilities in order to fulfil her destiny. Japanese language, English subtitles

  More Details  

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, 09 December 2017

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

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

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, 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, 10 February 2018

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

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, 17 February 2018

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. racie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. 2 hours, 35 minutes (155 minutes) with no interval.

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, 02 December 2017

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. ★★★★★ ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times

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.

  More Details  

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Everyone’s favourite bear from darkest Peru returns for another madcap and kind-hearted caper through London. Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington (winsomely voiced by Ben Wishaw) is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in a local antique shop, and decides it is the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. But when washed-up stage actor Phoenix Buchanan (a deliciously hammy Hugh Grant) steals the prized book for far less altruistic reasons, Paddington is framed for the crime, and must embark on an epic quest to unmask the real culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration. With a cracker supporting cast including Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Brendan Gleeson, Peter Capaldi and Jim Broadbent, director Paul King’s perfectly judged take on Michael Bond’s legendary bear is just as warm and satisfying as a cup of tea and a marmalade sandwich twice over!

  More Details  

Thursday, 01 March 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.

  More Details  

Saturday, 02 December 2017

Special screening of The Room introduced by star Greg Sestero! Wednesday 22 November at 9pm, book your tickets below. MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all - a beautiful fiancée, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotion in the works. But Lisa, (Juliette Danielle) isn’t who she seems. Manipulative and restless, Lisa sets her sights on Johnny's best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) and they start a torrid affair and Johnny’s perfect world starts to crumble. Featured on Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job! and beloved by comic actors such as David Cross and Alec Baldwin, THE ROOM has garnered a massive cult following, selling out sessions across the US, leaving audiences stunned and wondering “how can so bad, be so good?” Please note that it is a condition of entry to all sessions of THE ROOM that bags must be presented for inspection if requested.

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.

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Sea Sorrow marks Vanessa Redgrave’s debut as a film director and is a very personal, dynamic meditation on the current global refugee crisis through the eyes and voices of campaigners and children mixing past and present, documentary and drama in its reflection on the importance of human rights. The piece was filmed in Greece, Lebanon, Italy and Calais, where Vanessa focuses on the present and past history of refugees in Europe. She tells her own story beginning as a two-year-old 'evacuee' from London at the outset of World War Two; later as a student volunteer helping Hungarian refugees; concluding with her return to Lebanon to visit Palestinian three-year-olds in a refugee camp nursery school.

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Based on Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel, the latest film from director Jim Sheridan draws us into a woman's mysterious story, long hidden by time and trauma. Starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, and Eric Bana, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a powerful story of love, loss, and belated redemption. Roseanne McNulty (Redgrave) must vacate the soon-to-be demolished mental institution in Roscommon, Ireland that she's called home for over 50 years. The hospital's psychiatrist, Dr. William Grene (Bana), is called in to assess her condition. He finds himself intrigued by Roseanne's seemingly inscrutable rituals and tics, and her fierce attachment to her Bible, which she has over the decades transformed into a palimpsest of scripture, drawings, and cryptic diary entries. As Grene delves deeper into Roseanne's past, we see her as a young woman (Mara) and learn that she moved to Sligo to work in her aunt's café, fell in love with a dashing fighter pilot (Reynor), and that a local priest (Theo James) fell tragically in love with her.

  More Details  

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Guillermo del Toro weaves an extraordinary fairy tale of love, desire and monsters in the overwhelmingly gorgeous creature feature THE SHAPE OF WATER. Sally Hawkins stars as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaner in a secret high-security government laboratory in the midst of 1960s Cold War paranoia. But within the facility is something that will cause Elisa’s lonely life to start singing – an aquatic, humanoid creature (Doug Jones) who has been dragged up from the watery depths and lives now lives in a tank shut off from the world. Witnessing the horror that the ghastly federal agent Strickland (Michael Shannon) wants to subject the creature to in order to find a way to turn him into a weapon, Elisa comes up with a plan to save her pescatorial beloved. With fantastic supporting turns from Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Jenkins, THE SHAPE OF WATER deftly whirls through classic film genres as diverse as spy thrillers, monster movies, musicals and film noir, before soaring to the heights of a truly great screen love story. It’s a film that chooses kindness over cruelty, the impossible over the ordinary, and the love that a human woman can feel for a 7-feet tall supernatural fishman!

  More Details  

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini mix it up for laughs in the latest Cannes entry from Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker continuing to trade his former heavyweight formalism for the absurdity and slapstick he revelled in with the great Li’l Quinquin. Breezily mining the class divide for bizarro comedy, Dumont sets his new film on the Channel Coast in the Summer of 1910, where Luchini’s barmy patriarch and his wife (Bruni Tedeschi) vacation with his flamboyant sister (Binoche) and the latter’s wild, cross-dressing daughter (mononymic newcomer Raph). With a cast of local farmers on the seaside below, SLACK BAY delights with its Chaplinesque humour, witty dialogue, gender-bending identity crises and a dash of old-fashioned cannibalism thrown in for good measure. French language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Thursday, 01 March 2018

From Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund comes the Palme d'Or winning satire The Square. A poignant reflection of our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain age - Ostlund's comedy stars Claes Bang as Christian, the respected curator of a contemporary art museum. Confident he is a 'good man', Christian commissions an artistic installation that encourages visitors to reflect upon their responsibility to be kind to their fellow human beings. However, the theft of Christian's mobile phone initiates a series of actions that exhibits how difficult it can be to live up to your own ideals before errupting into an apocalyptic, self-imposed existential crisis. Co-starring Elizabeth Moss, Dominic West and Terry Notrary, THE SQUARE is a hysterically funny insight into the disconnect between how we see ourselves and the reality of our own behaviour. Some Swedish, Danish language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) crafts a masterful western set in the Northern Territory in 1929, following the pursuit of an Indigenous man accused of murdering a white landowner that is inspired by true events. Sam (Hamilton Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for preacher Fred Smith (Sam Neill). When Harry (Ewen Leslie), a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring farm, Fred sends Sam and his family to help the newcomer rebuild the property’s cattle yards. But Harry proves to be a cruel taskmaster, and when relations escalate suddenly the ex-soldier is dead and Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) are on the run. Pursued across the outback, Sam attempts to outwit a hunting party led by a driven Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown). But what crime has really been committed out here where black and white Australia exist together in such unequal worlds? Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, SWEET COUNTRY is both a towering piece of genre storytelling, and a powerful cinematic reckoning with our nation’s history and fractured relationship with Indigenous Australia. A masterpiece that quite simply must not be missed. Some Arrernte language, English subtitles

  More Details  

Monday, 01 January 2018

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell star in the new film from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, a black as pitch comedy about a mother demanding justice from an ill-equipped and hostile rural police force. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. With McDormand giving her most incendiary performance since Fargo and making virtues out of both white hot anger and balletic foul language, THREE BILLBOARDS IN EBBING, MISSOURI is one of the more unusual yet highly deserving films of this awards season.

  More Details  

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.

  More Details  

Thursday, 07 December 2017

ADVANCE SCREENING with Thread Den Wednesday December 6th – 6.30pm Includes piccolo. Tickets on sale below. Enjoy a piccolo of sparkling, a 1950s vintage hair and beauty demonstration in cinema from Thread Den, and be the first to see the new film from Woody Allen! Dress up in your favourite 50s gear – prizes for best dressed. From Woody Allen, director of Blue Jasmine and Midnight in Paris, WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s. Ginny (Kate Winslet) is an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house and living with her husband Humpty (Jim Belushi), a rough-hewn carousel operator. When Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long- estranged daughter, reappears wanting to hide out from gangsters at her father’s apartment, Ginny finds her simple life start to crumble, not more so when she meets Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright. Poetically photographed by Vittorio Storaro, WONDER WHEEL is a powerful dramatic tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of Coney Island.

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Nova Exclusive! A man’s sense of identity is rocked as secrets are revealed during a sacred rite performed by the Xhosa people of South Africa in this dramatic look into an ancient culture battling against contemporary sensibilities. Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood via their traditional ceremonial rite of Ukwaluka. Xolani is charged with caring for Kwanda, who unlike the rest of initiates is a city boy from Johannesburg, educated, and deeply suspicious as to the point of this ancient ritual in the modern world. When Kwanda’s defiance results in him uncovering Xolani’s best kept secret, which implicates another of the men facilitating the ceremonies and could see them both expelled from the community, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel. Xhosa & Afrikaans language, English subtitles

  More Details