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Meet Ali (Osamah Sami), the charming son of a Muslim cleric who despite the best of intentions, just can’t seem to make the right life choices. Ali dreams big – he wants to be with the girl he loves, but he’s been promised to another girl at his father’s mosque. He wants to be the great doctor that the community expects him to be, but he doesn’t get the marks. And above all he wants to make his father proud. Really proud. So, what will Ali do to live up to the impossible expectations? Fake it. Because as the son of the cleric (Don Hany), he doesn’t have a choice. It’s one bad decision after another as Ali’s wayward quest to please his father spirals out of control, with cataclysmic consequences. ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. Depicting the lives of a Muslim family in Melbourne with authenticity and warmth, Ali’s family share the same dilemmas as every family: parents who want the best for their children and children who are trying to work out their place in the world. WINNER: Audience Award, Sydney Film Festival. Critic's Award, Melbourne International Film Festival. Awgie Award, Australian Writer's Guild.

The Tour de France is one of the most prestigious and gruelling sporting competitions in the world. For many cyclists it’s an honour just to compete, and for the Australian-backed team Orica GreenEDGE, these lovable larrikins are doing it all for the pure love of cycling. But when a driven, talented young rider from Colombia joins the team, they suddenly have the capacity to launch themselves into the big leagues. The refreshing outlook of the team as a whole has the potential to revolutionise a sport that is still emerging from one of the darkest decades in its history. ALL FOR ONE follows the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit. Out of a culture that embraces a deeply human approach to sport, unlikely champions are born, and seemingly impossible goals are achieved.

Edgar Wright, director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, returns with a full-throttle caper that is equal parts car chase thriller, tender love story, and toe-tapping, singalong musical. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a talented getaway driver working for a band of thieves masterminded by the shady Doc (Kevin Spacey). Due to the permanent hearing damage that he has had since a car crash in childhood that killed his parents, Baby listens to music to drown out the constant ringing in his ears, and it’s his pumping personal soundtrack that contributes to his status as the best driver in the game. But when Baby meets the woman of his dreams in waitress Deborah (Lily James), he begins to contemplate a clean break from crime, especially as a new heist on the horizon threatens to overturn his life, love and freedom. Co-starring Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, BABY DRIVER is a gleefully excessive ride that aims more than anything for its audience have a rip-roaring good time at the cinema, with a dream soundtrack to match.

Nova Exclusive! Salma Hayek is the commanding lead presence of BEATRIZ AT DINNER, a ferocious drama of a dinner party war of words by writer/director team Mike White and Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl). Beatriz (Salma Hayek) is a compassionate massage therapist and holistic healer from an immigrant background, living in Los Angeles. When her car breaks down as she is visiting her client Cathy (Connie Britton), Beatriz receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating conversation with Doug Strutt (John Lithgow), a ruthless real estate mogul who makes it very clear that he cares more about money than people. Opposing views colliding, conversation turning to argument and emotions heating up all round, BEATRIZ AT DINNER is a searing social commentary on the erosion of kindness, with electrifying performances from a star-studded cast.

Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win Cannes’ top directing prize with this vengeful melodrama of an all-female boarding school in the American South during the Civil War that suddenly explodes with sexual tension when a man appears in the inhabitants’ midst. Headmistress Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) is dismayed when her youngest student reports that she has found an injured Union soldier in the woods, but along with her fellow teacher Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) decides to do the Christian thing and nurse him back to health. Corporal John McBurney (Colin Farrell) immediately arrests the attention of the female household, who are all taken by his virility and the fact that he is essentially helpless at their tender mercies. Precocious Alicia (Elle Fanning) is particularly drawn to John, and as the women begin to compete among themselves for his attention, the soldier may have found himself in a situation far more dangerous than any battlefield.

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon put their own real-life relationship on screen in this charming romantic comedy about an American-Pakistani stand-up comic coming to terms with family expectations. Kumail (Nanjiani playing a version of himself) is striving to find success in comedy while also constantly negotiating with his very traditional Muslim parents who are pressuring him to agree to an arranged marriage. What they don’t know is that he already has a girlfriend in the form of Emily (Zoe Kazan). But Kumail finds this secret life too hard to maintain. Just they decide to break up, Emily is suddenly hospitalised in a coma with a life-threatening illness, and Kumail is faced with meeting Emily’s parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who still believe he is their daughter’s partner. Directed by Michael Showalter (Hello My Name is Doris, Wet Hot American Summer), THE BIG SICK is a comedy not only filled with near-constant laughs but with heartfelt warmth that blossoms as its too extraordinary to be anything but true tale unfolds.

Returning due to popular demand! Remastered by the British Film Institute and presented in its full Cinemascope glory, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is a must for every fan of this seminal classic. Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic is unquestionably one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made. Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a neon-lit, rain-spattered future Los Angeles. Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, director Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative. ONE SCREENING ONLY!

French singer/actress SoKo and Lily-Rose Depp lead a star-studded cast in Stéphanie Di Giusto’s biopic inspired by the true story of two rival pioneers of modern dance and theatrical performance in late 19th-century Paris. Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller (Soko), born in the American Midwest, to become the toast of the Belle Epoque cabarets – or to perform at the Paris Opera. Hidden behind metres of silk, her arms extended by long wooden rods, the athletic Fuller was able to reinvent her body on stage, enthralling her audiences a little more every night with her revolutionary “Serpentine” dance. Dazzling the capital, she became an icon, the blazing symbol of a generation. But it was Loïe’s meeting with Isadora Duncan (Depp) – a beautiful young prodigy hungry for glory – that threatened everything: her stature, her confidence and her sanity. With excellent support from Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing and François Damiens, this gorgeously realised debut charts the remarkable destiny of a woman ahead of her time, one who revolutionised her art to a degree that still astounds over a century later.

A fancy dinner. Two brothers. And one dark, disturbing secret. The latest film from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) adapts the literary smash hit by author Herman Koch about a family with a steadily crumbling veneer of functionality. When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons' identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. Some very divergent views are about to be aired over the amuse-bouche.

From Christopher Nolan, director of Inception, Interstellar and Memento, comes a chilling wartime thriller set around the allied evacuation from Dunkirk at the height of World War II. With Nazi soldiers closing in on the coastline of France as allied forces from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France, wait to be rescued by the British Navy, Nolan provides multiple perspectives of the effort. Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies) is a 'weekend sailor' whose small boat is requisitioned, Tom Hardy stars as a daredevil pilot charged with protecting the fleet, and Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles are among a group of soldiers desperate to get back to Britain. Co-starring Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and James D'Arcy, Nolan's gripping drama is a Swiss-clock of precision filmmaking that is sure to be remembered during awards season.

Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she’s ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat’s King’s son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she’ll need to learn to believe in herself, and in the process she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. THE CAT RETURNS is a magical animated adventure that will delight and inspire everyone.

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting she is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. As the true power of Howl's wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon to learn their craft. That night comes for Kiki, who follows her dream and embarks on the experience of a lifetime. With her chatty black cat, Jiji, she flies off to find the perfect spot in a faraway city. There, a bakery owner befriends Kiki and helps her start her own business: A high-flying delivery service.

Pazu, an engineer's apprentice finds a young girl, Sheeta floating down from the sky wearing a glowing pendant. Together they discover both are searching for the legendary floating castle Laputa and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Their quest won't be easy however. There are air pirates, secret agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth - and from each other.

Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, have moved with their father into a new home in the country, while their mother recovers from illness in a nearby hospital. To their surprise, they soon discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures and even stranger neighbours - forest guardians that the girls dub Totoro. When trouble occurs, their new friends will help them rediscover hope.

A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.

In a small town by the sea lives five year old Sosuke, high on a cliff overlooking the Inland Sea. One morning while playing on the rocky beach below his house, he discovers a goldfish he names Ponyo, her head stuck in a jam jar. Sosuke rescues Ponyo and keeps her in a green plastic bucket. Both Ponyo and Sosuke are fascinated by each other and promise to stay firm friends until Ponyo's father, a sorcerer who lives deep under the sea, forces her to return with him to the ocean depths. What follows is an amazing underwater adventure for all ages.

A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a true epic by Japan's master animator Hayao Miyazaki. While protecting his village from a rampaging boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a deadly curse. To find the cure that will save his life, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest Spirit's realm where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolves. It's not long before Ashitaka is caught in the middle of a battle between iron-ore prospecting humans and the forest dwellers. He must summon the spirit-powers and all his courage to stop man and nature from destroying each other.

From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, SPIRITED AWAY. SPIRITED AWAY is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, SPIRITED AWAY. SPIRITED AWAY is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

From director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) comes a witty and unexpected drama of intelligent people making all the wrong decisions. Chris Evans stars as Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary (McKenna Grace). After years of home-schooling, Frank enrols Mary at the local primary school in the hope she might have a normal childhood. However Mary's talents are quickly detected by her teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate), whose intention to provide a higher quality of schooling motivates Frank's mathematically-inclined mother (Lindsay Duncan) to place Mary under the tutelage of university-level instructors. Caught between carers with the best of intentions, Mary quickly becomes a pawn in a game of 'who knows best'. Co-starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

From acclaimed director Kriv Stenders, THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE is a feature length documentary about the people who created the seminal rock band The Go-Betweens. It is a heartfelt story of discovery, exploring the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships that formed one of the most loved and influential bands in Australian rock history. It is also the universal story of a great creative adventure that spanned three decades, through countless successes, failures, romances, break-ups, betrayals, triumphs and tragedies. THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE is a compelling investigation into the exhilarating, unpredictable, and precarious lives of musicians that reveals the true price paid by them to pursue their art. THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE doesn’t assume knowledge of the band or their music, rather it offers an evolving revelation of them that truthfully exposes all the highs, the lows, the joy, the pain, the sorrow, and the beauty of being in a cult band and of trying to survive the harsh and brutal realities of an exploitative music industry. Unflinching, insightful and at times painfully honest, the film tells the story of The Go-Betweens from the inside out, from the people who lived it, and from those whose lives were transformed by it. Screening with Chris Wilson's documentary short LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL on the following dates: Thursday September 24, Saturday September 30, Sunday October 1, Wednesday October 4. Short film will screen prior to The Go Betweens: Right Here.

Winner of multiple Best Film awards, Francis Lee's feature debut is a heartfelt and sexy drama of a Yorkshire sheep farmer coming to terms with both family obligations and his own conflicted sexuality. Sure to be a fixture throughout the awards season. Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer John Saxby (Josh O'Connor) numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path. Co-starring Gemma Jones and Ian Hart.

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.

Hundreds of thousands of cats have freely roamed the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of years. This is the story of seven of them. The cats of Istanbul are granted freedom and respect as they wander in and out of people’s lives, an essential part of the city’s vibrant everyday life. Claiming no owners, they live between worlds, and impact people the way only animals that live between the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those that they choose to adopt, giving humans the chance to reflect on their lives and acting as mirrors of the people in Istanbul in unique and touching ways. A beautiful observational documentary from filmmaker Ceyda Torun, KEDI is an enlightening and heart-warming examination of one our oldest animal companions, and the ways they enrich our lives. Some Turkish language, English subtitles.

Steven Soderbergh returns to the big screen with a star-spangled caper about two brothers looking to change their family’s fortunes by undertaking a daring heist. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play the Logan brothers, members of a hardscrabble West Virginian family who are renowned for their spectacularly bad run of luck going back nearly ninety years. But the brothers have a plan: Bust out of jail the renowned bank robber Joe Bang (an unrecognisable Daniel Craig) and steal fourteen million dollars from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on their biggest race day of the year. You guessed it, this is NASCAR Ocean’s 11. With support from Hilary Swank, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Katherine Waterston and a whole lot of fast cars, LOGAN LUCKY is the V8 return Soderbergh fans have been waiting for.

Director James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers) scales ambitious heights in his adaptation of the true story of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who vanished while searching for a mysterious city in the depths of the Amazon in the 1920s. Charlie Hunnam stars as Fawcett, who becomes convinced that there is evidence of a lost civilisation in the Amazon that would entirely change the Western conception of South America. Ridiculed by his peers, Fawcett returns again and again to his beloved jungle along with his aide-de-camp Henry Costin (a scene-stealing Robert Pattinson) and later his own son Jack (Tom Holland), all striving to prove his theory. Gray’s tour-de-force of a film is like a lost classical Hollywood adventure epic that is ever aware of colonial sins, and is a must-see picture.

Nova Exclusive! Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) are a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both embroiled in serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them abruptly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance – together. Suddenly Mary and Michael are head over heels again, and find themselves in the bizarre situation of trying to end the affairs they started in order to get away from each other. A witty and relatable comedy-drama from writer/director Azazel Jacobs, and co-starring Aidan Gillen and Melora Walters, THE LOVERS is an eccentric, off-beat comedy about behaving badly and rediscovering love in unlikely circumstances.

After discovering that a luxurious dinner will have 13 guests, Wealthy American hostess Anne (Toni Collette) insists her loyal maid Maria (Pedro Almodovar muse Rossy de Palma) disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker (Michael Smiley). Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair. Written and directed by Amanda Sthers, Paris and the French countryside provide a decadent backdrop for a starry upstairs-downstairs comedy-drama.

Sally Hawkins stars as Maud Lewis, who became one of the most beloved of Canadian artists with her naive folk art paintings. Living in the harsh yet beautiful environs of Nova Scotia, Maud longs to live away from her over-protective family, who keep her from the world her due to her severe arthritis. Maud discovers an advertisement for a housekeeper placed by reclusive and reticent fisherman Everett (Ethan Hawke) and responds. With completely contrasting personalities, the odd pairing of Maud and Everett suddenly clicks, and given the freedom to finally express herself Maud begins to paint. And even more suddenly, she becomes famous for it. MAUDIE is a joyful story of a woman asserting herself and her talents, and the power of creativity to uplift souls and create happiness in environments where it was long barren.

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.

From the director of Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream, Darren Aronofsky, comes a nightmare vision of humanity that promises to be one of the year's most discussed and divisive films. Living an idyllic life in an idyllic home, a poet (Javier Bardem) and his muse (Jennifer Lawrence) are hoping to create their own personal paradise. When an unexpected guest (Ed Harris) arrives, their comfortable existence is increasingly eroded as more and more interlopers intrude upon their lives and events threaten to escalate to biblical proportions.

A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? Narrated by Willem Dafoe, MOUNTAIN shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.

The legendary Archie Roach will be performing live in cinema before an advance screening of the NAMATJIRA PROJECT! Tuesday 5 September, 6.45pm. Book now! From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace – this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice. Albert Namatjira was a man caught between cultures – paraded as a great Australian, whilst treated with contempt. He was the first Indigenous person to be made a citizen by the Australian Government. The founder of the Indigenous art movement in Australia, his artworks gave many Australians their first glimpses into the outback heart of the country. He was widely celebrated, exhibited globally, and introduced to Queen. In 1957 he was imprisoned for something he didn’t do, and in 1959 he died, a broken man. In 1983 the Government sold the copyright to his artworks to an art dealer. Today his family fight for survival, justice and to regain their grandfather’s copyright. This is one of Australia’s most potent stories – illuminating the relationship between Indigenous and non- Indigenous people today, in Australia and globally.

Angels In America Part One: Millenium Approaches. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part Two screens from September 16 and is a separately ticketed presentation.

Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part One will screen from September 9 and is a separately ticketed presentation.

Australian actor Danielle Macdonald explodes onto the world stage with a performance you won’t forget any time soon in the deliriously wonderful PATTI CAKE$. Macdonald stars as Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper who believes herself to be a once in a lifetime hip hop star on an unlikely quest for glory. Unlikely because she doesn’t look like any star you’ve ever seen, and is from a downtrodden town in New Jersey filled with gritty strip malls and broken lives. But don’t dare be a hater and tell Patti that she doesn’t have what it takes to succeed: she’s not listening. The engaging first feature from director Geremy Jasper – who pulled from his own upbringing in New Jersey for Patti’s story – PATTI CAKE$ provides an irresistible beat that the raw, exciting talent of Macdonald is more than capable of turning into a hit.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

The first 140 people to buy tickets in person at our box office to THE TRIP TO SPAIN from opening day on August 3 will receive a Spanish food goody-bag including a tin of Olasagasti anchovies and a 250ml bottle of Condado de Huelva vinegar from El Colmado. Stocks are limited and only apply to box office sales, so ¡vamos! Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon re-team with director Michael Winterbottom for another roadtrip filled with fine food and wine, incredible scenery and wall-to-wall celebrity impersonations. With the cacophony of a young family to contend with at home, comedian Rob Brydon is delighted to accept an offer to take another roadtrip with long-time sparring partner Steve Coogan. Travelling to Spain, the two friends eat and talk their way across the countryside, contending with dramas both personal and professional along the way. Bursting with hilarious conversations about Roger Moore's involvement with the Moorish invasion of Spain in the 8th century, Coogan's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated drama Philomena, the Rolling Stones performing Shakespeare and the philosophical implications of Michel Legrand's Windmills Of Your Mind, this is one trip you're sure to remember.

A spiritual sequel to Mrs. Brown, the film that catapulted Judi Dench to the world stage as Queen Victoria, Stephen Frears directs another story of an unlikely friendship between the monarch and one of her servants. In the year of the Golden Jubilee, Indian clerk Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) is chosen to be sent to London to present Queen Victoria with a gift. Victoria, burdened with grief and personal depression, finds much to cheer her in the person of the handsome and learned Abdul. Appointing him to her household as a special teacher of Indian languages and cultures, the queen suddenly gains a new lease on life. But her inner circle of advisors and family members are appalled at the presence of an outsider whose motives they cannot fathom as being anything but opportunistic. With a supporting cast including Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard and Olivia Williams, VICTORIA AND ABDUL is an opulent period drama about seeing the world through new eyes.

Acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan writes and directs the final film in his trilogy of screenplays on the American frontier, including Sicario and Hell or High Water. Jeremy Renner is Cory Lambert, a local game tracker who stumbles upon the body of a murdered teenage girl, frozen in the desolate wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Still trying to come to terms with the death of his own teenage daughter, Cory is forced, most brutally, to confront his own past. When rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is assigned to the case, she enlists Cory’s help to navigate the unfamiliar terrain and unforgiving conditions as the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. WIND RIVER is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature.