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Arguably one of the greatest films ever made, fifty years ago director Stanley Kubrick released his ground-breaking sci-fi epic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, this seminal classic is being re-released fully restored so a new generation of cinema goers can discover a screen experience unlike any other. On a mysterious mission in outer space, astronaut Dr Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) finds himself in a battle of man against machine with the ship’s sinister computer HAL… and that’s just the beginning this this ultimate cinematic journey through time and space. Please note, this film is presented without an intermission.
A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes. Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (Agnès Jaoui), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and worries she is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, (Thibault de Montalembert) something changes… Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new. On screen from start to finish, actress and co-writer Jaoui (The Taste of Others, Look at Me) is the heart and soul of this witty, feel-great film. She brings a touching, truer-than-life poignancy to an endearing portrait of the resilience of womanhood, as an everyday heroine on the road to (re)discovery. French language, English subtitles
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Lovers of cinema and wine, unite! Travel to one of France’s great winemaking regions in the new drama directed by Cédric Klapisch (The Spanish Apartment) that follows the reunion of a fractious trio of siblings who must learn to work together to continue the work of their winemaker father. Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns to the Burgundian winery where he grew up after a decade in Australia when he receives the news that his father is gravely ill. Taking over the operations of the vineyard along with Jean is his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot) and his brother Jérémie (François Civil), and the siblings have plenty of resentments that have been simmering since Jean was last with them. Over the space of a year, the threesome must see if they can come together to maintain their father and their family wine’s legacy, and defy the withering expectations of their winemaking rivals. Maybe they’ll even become a family again along the way, but a lot of wine has to pass through the presses first. French language, English subtitles
The heart-warming story of lifelong friends continues with the third instalment in the Belle & Sebastian franchise. A now 12 year-old Sebastian has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, deciding to stay in the alps to watch over Belle who has now become the mother of three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastian will do everything it takes to protect his best friend and her little ones. French language, English subtitles
Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are reunited on-screen like you’ve never seen before, in what is sure to send fans into paroxysms of unabated joy once more! Based on a series of true-to-life anecdotes sourced from Greg and Tommy's two decades of shared experiences, Best F(r)iends is a unique cinematic saga that interweaves mystery, intrigue, and more than a few dark laughs into the long-awaited reunion of the The Room’s cult icons. Step into this surrealist tale and learn a lesson about friendship and loyalty. When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils, leaving the mortician adrift.
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, THE BOOKSHOP stars Emily Mortimer as Florence Green, a free-spirited widow who puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), Hardborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene. When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.
BORDER POLITICS follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies. Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War II wouldn’t be repeated, Burnside finds it terrifying to see both Australian and other western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power. He questions whether the West has lost its moral compass, adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy. He concludes, this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that define Western society.
Q&A with writers/directors/stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek! Sunday July 22 - 4.00pm. SOLD OUT Tired of your relationship? Things just not working out? Don’t want to have to tell your partner that it’s not you, it’s them? Then it’s time to enlist the services of Jen and Mel, The Breaker Upperers. Best friends since they discovered they were both dating the same man, Jen and Mel (Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami) are both so soured on love that they’ve discovered a niche use for their anti-romance talents: breaking up other couples for cash. Equipped with cynicism and no sense of shame, the women have an arsenal of relationship-ending ruses, including singing telegrams, fake pregnancies, and masquerading as phony cops. But their business is rocked when a 18 year old client (Boy’s James Rolleston) falls for Mel, and the grief-stricken victim (Celia Pacquola) of one of their break up schemes causes a crisis of conscience. Executive produced by Taika Waititi, THE BREAKER UPPERERS is the latest excellent addition to the Kiwi comedy wave.
Based on the award-winning novel by Tim Winton, BREATH is the feature film directorial debut of actor Simon Baker, and tells the story of two teenage boys in 1970s Western Australia who receive tutelage in the art of surfing from an older man with a mysterious past. Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and his best friend Loonie (Ben Spence) are growing up in a remote corner of the West Australian coast. Pikelet comes from a stable home, whereas wild child Loonie does everything he can to avoid his violent father. Curious and hungry for discovery, the two teens find themselves enthralled by surfing, and strike up an unlikely friendship with Sando (Baker), a former professional surfer who mentors the boys as they learn how to master the waves. But how has Sando found his way to this isolated town, and what is the story of his surly American partner Eva (Elizabeth Debicki)? As Sando pushes the boys to take bigger and more dangerous risks out in the ocean, the more Pikelet and Loonie come to discover about the joys – and the dangers – of growing up.
They may be most famous for creating the affable plumber Kenny, but filmmaking brothers Clayton and Shane Jacobsen have taken a distinctly dark turn with their latest blacker-than-pitch comedy BROTHERS’ NEST. Two middle-aged brothers arrive at their childhood home with murder on their minds. Informed by their terminally ill mother (Lynette Curran) that the house will be left to their stepfather Rodger (Kym Gyngell) when she passes away, Terry (Shane) and Jeff (Clayton) have a devious plan to off Rodger in a staged ‘suicide’ that will ensure the house will be theirs when she dies. There’s one thing that they didn’t count on though when devising their meticulous scheme: having to spend an entire day with each other. As the brothers bicker and their old grudges, differing world views, and troubled shared history are aired as they wait for the appearance of Rodger, the more things spiral out of control. You know what they say, blood truly is thicker than water.
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.
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
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!
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.
A mother and father receive the worst possible news about their soldier son in the latest film from Samuel Maoz (Lebanon), an award-winning drama that has also stirred up controversy in its native Israel. When Michael and Dafna Feldman (Lior Ashkenazi and Sarah Adler) receive a knock on the door that informs them of the death of their son Jonathan (Yonatan Shiray), their lives instantly collapse. We are taken to the desolate outpost where Jonathan was stationed and witness his last days, and the realities and contradictions of his position. Constructed as a metaphorical triptych, FOXTROT wrestles with the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, zeroing in on both the experiences of the soldiers on the frontline, which tend towards boredom, farce and eerie banality, and the blinkered existence of Israeli citizens for whom an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is the norm. Dreamlike yet unsettlingly powerful, FOXTROT is a poetic, complex film that will provoke conversation. Hebrew language, English subtitles
Fashion is fleeting, but style is timeless — this is the gospel according to André Leon Talley, the operatic style icon and fashion industry trailblazer. Chronicling Talley’s rise and rise from segregated North Carolina to the highest echelons of the fashion world, Kate Novack’s fashion documentary is a heartwarming story of influence, success and the fearless determination to remain true to oneself. Tom Ford, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino and Anna Wintour all appear to discuss Talley’s immense impact on the industry in this poignant, inspiring and often hilarious portrait.
Adapted from the worldwide smash hit novel, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY is a story of love, endurance, and the restorative power of both reading and friendship. It’s 1946, the war is over, and in London author Juliet Ashton (Lily James) receives a letter from a representative of the intriguingly named Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, a most unusual book club. The letter’s writer is Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), a farmer on the island of Guernsey in the middle of the English Channel, and Juliet’s curiosity is so piqued by this letter that she decides to visit Guernsey. Introduced to the eccentric members of the society, Juliet learns about the island’s occupation by Nazi Germany during the war, and of the society’s mysterious founder. Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and with a top class cast including Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay, this is one society’s company that is as warm and delightful as a fresh slice of pie!
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music. GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which most mattered to him and keeping the show on the road.
"At last! Her Sound, Her Story is the documentary Australian music has been waiting for. A bold, exhilarating, heartfelt, extraordinarily honest account from some of our most talented artists. Women are dominating popular music all around the world and Her Sound, Her Story proves how much Australia has to offer.” JEN CLOHER Pushing women to the forefront, HER SOUND, HER STORY is an intimate conversation unveiling the personal experiences, histories and the significant social impact women have within the Australian music industry. Featuring conversations with over forty women this one-of-a-kind all-female narrative is brimming with individuality, strength and creativity. This bold, unflinching take on the issues at heart extends beyond music industry, and asks “where do we want women’s voices to sit in the world today?” Beloved artists including Tina Arena, Jen Cloher and Mojo Juju discuss their personal journeys as they reflect on their collective and unspoken struggles of being a woman in a male dominant industry. HER SOUND, HER STORY is hopeful in the prospect that change is on the horizon, and focused on using this potent time to inspire the future generations to come.
Causing a sensation upon its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, HEREDITARY has already been called one of the most chilling films of all time. Featuring an incredible performance by Toni Collette, Ari Aster's film has been compared to cinematic masterpieces including The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby and The Babadook. When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
From director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr Fox) comes one of the most anticipated films of 2018: ISLE OF DOGS. Twenty years in the future: Mayor Kobayashi has spearheaded a plan to rid the Japanese archipelago of all dogs following an explosion in animal numbers and the outbreak of a flu that threatens to cross the divide between species. Decreeing that all dogs must be moved to the off-shore 'Trash Island', Japan soon finds itself rid of 'Man's Best Friend'. Seeking to be reunited with his beloved pet dog Spots, Kobayashi's young ward - the orphaned Atari - sets off to Trash Island, setting in motion a series of events that will rock both human and canine society to its core. Creating a meticulously realized world quite unlike anything seen on-screen, Anderson's stop-motion animated adventure features a voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Courtney B. Vance, Liev Schreiber and Yoko Ono.
NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy Award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock, is explored in this fascinating insight into an essential part of cinematic storytelling. Iconic Australian films Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, Moulin Rouge!, Red Dog, and The Dressmaker bear the unmistakable look and sensibility of Bilcock’s visual inventiveness, but it was her brave editing choices in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet that changed the look of cinema the world over, inspiring one Hollywood critic to dub her editing style as that of a “Russian serial killer on crack”. With a back-story as colourful and surprising as her films, and featuring commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Shekhar Kapur, Phil Noyce and Fred Schepisi, this documentary is a wonderful insight into the art of editing and the profound impact it has on storytelling. Additional Q&A with special guest Jill BIlcock announced: Friday July 6, 6.45pm - cohosted by AACTA/AFI.
MEET THE FILMMAKER: Tuesday 24 July at 6.40pm. Moderated by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, join writer/director Donna McRae, producer Liz Baulch, and composers Clare Moore and Dave Graney for a Q&A following an exclusive screening. Tickets on sale now! Lucy travels to an isolated house in the forest to wait for her sister. They have worked out a risky scheme for their future and all she needs to do is sit it out. However a sinister presence may have something different in mind. * The short film Requisition will screen ahead of the feature.
NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona's (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by French cinema legend Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon's work, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.
She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy, culminating in a dark and stormy night in Italy when, dared by Shelley’s friend Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) to write a ghost story, Mary draws on her own experiences to create her Gothic masterwork, the first science fiction novel. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda), and imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, MARY SHELLEY brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
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.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Due to scenes of a graphic nature, MACBETH is recommended for audiences aged 15+.
Saturday 21 July, 8.25pm: Star of the film Charles Terrier will introduce the film in celebration of Occupation Fan Weekend across the country! Tickets available below. After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the frontlines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope.
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
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.
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the United States' highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of 5 César Awards including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Albert Dupontel's lavish period thriller is a rich feast for the senses that must be seen to be believed. Dupontel himself stars as Albert Maillard, an infantryman in the French army battling in the trenches in the last days of WWI. In a horrific turn of events, Albert and fellow soldier Édouard Péricourt (BPM’s Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) are almost buried alive in a mortar explosion, with Édouard gravely disfigured by injury. Returning to civilian life, Édouard crafts elaborate masks to conceal his ruined face and concocts a daring scam with Albert to support themselves in a society that wants to forget the broken, living ghosts of the war: taking advantage of the nation’s hero-worship of the dead by producing phony memorials to sell to French towns. But this is a scheme as dangerous as it is exquisite. With fantastic performance and lush, spectacular thrills, SEE YOU UP THERE is bravura filmmaking that absolutely should not be missed. French language, English subtitles.
Stefano Sollima picks up the director’s reins and begins a new chapter penned by original screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Wind River) that continues the story of Sicario, one of our biggest films of 2015! In the drug war on the US - Mexico border there are no rules, and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for. The cast is joined by Isabela Moner and Catherine Keener in this worthy successor to the original thriller.
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. TEA WITH THE DAMES invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame.
¡Qué rico! South American food takes over the Nova Bar & Kitchen! One night only! Join us in the Nova Bar + Kitchen for a fantastic degustation prepared by Matt Waldron, owner and chef at Lulo, Hawthorn. Every two months we pull out all stops for a night and invite one of our favourite chefs to run the kitchen and surprise us with a degustation offering. We match the food with favourite aged wines from our cellars. We've already had sold out dinners helmed by Andreas Papadakis (Osteria Ilaria and Tipo00) and Peter Gunn (Ides). In July, join chef Matt Waldron of Lulo of Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. He's inventive, adventurous and playful with his Latin dishes, inspired by his own travels in Spain and South America. Lulo has been an outpost of modern gastronomy since the early 2000s and his molés, mojos and salsas are half traditional and half a product of his extraordinary culinary imagination. Visiting the Nova Bar & Kitchen for one night only, Matt's dishes will be available with a selection of South American and aged Australian wines, or diners can select from our own selection. Degustation only (includes welcoming Passionfruit Pisco Sour cocktail): $65. Degustation with selected wines (Aresti Reserva Carménère de Chile 2014, Parker Estate First Growth 1998 de Coonawarra among others): $135 Got dietary requirements? No problem! Email us at admin(at)cinemanova.com.au to inform us of your needs three days before the date of the degustation so we may accommodate you.
Samuel (Omar Sy, The Intouchables) enjoys an A-list, hedonistic lifestyle on the sun-drenched beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Life is good, until the day former lover Kristin (Clémence Poésy) arrives out of nowhere and deposits the fruits of their tryst – an infant daughter, Gloria – in his care. Incapable of looking after a baby, Samuel rushes to the UK in an attempt to return the child to her mother, without any luck. He decides to stay in London and, after finding work as a television stuntman, his relationship with Gloria slowly begins to bloom. When Kristin eventually reappears, Gloria has grown into a bright and effervescent eight year old… and the inseparable father-daughter team finds their connections tested. Filled with humour, emotion and great performances, TWO IS A FAMILY entertainingly explores themes of class, social responsibility and the challenges of parenthood. Few films are as well-crafted to leave audiences with a smile (and perhaps a few tears too).
From Blumhouse Productions, the producers of GET OUT and WHIPLASH, Melbourne's own Leigh Whannell returns home to craft an inventive next-level thriller set in a frighteningly real near-future. Technology controls nearly every aspect of our daily lives. When Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) - a self-identified technophobe - has his world turned upside down by a random accident, his only hope for returning to a 'normal' life is through a groundbreaking experiment involving a microchip being implanted into his body. Sworn to keep this new medical advancement a secret, Grey struggles to keep his pact when he discovers that the circumstances that changed his life may not have been random. Shot in Melbourne but set in a near future America, UPGRADE remixes such cinema classics as Paul Verhoeven's Robocop and Spike Jonze's Her into a thrilling, pulpy delight. "Upgrade gracefully combines the sci-fi noir of BLADE RUNNER with a slapstick buddy comedy... a more action-heavy version of a Cronenberg body-horror film... you won’t be able to forget this one anytime soon. 4 Stars!" FLICKERING MYTH "HER as a gory action movie – and it’s terrific... strikingly invigorated... visually engulfing" SLASH FILM