Friday, 04 December 2020
Revealing for the first time in incredible detail an exciting and revolutionary chapter in Australian history - the Women’s Liberation Movement (1965 -1975) - Catherine Dwyer's BRAZEN HUSSIES is a reminder not only of how far we've come but also how far we have yet to go in achieving equality for all. Interweaving freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively personal accounts from activists all around Australia, BRAZEN HUSSIES shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change. Full of the raw energy and determination that fueled feminism for more than 50 years, Dwyer's film is an entertaining look back at Australia's history.
Thursday, 26 November 2020
The new film from Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. Starring Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, this is one of the year's most anticipated releases.
Thursday, 08 October 2020
Nova exclusive! The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it? One woman thinks she has the answer. Australian CEO and ‘dreamer' Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them "into the sort of leaders they want to be." Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But on board, as the women's deeply personal stories of workplace gender biases and more are revealed, Dattner's own leadership style and philosophy is severely tested. Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership unearths the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women's advancement in science and beyond.
Thursday, 04 February 2021
Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Leslie Manville star in a gripping drama directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone), based on the novel by Larry Watson. Margaret and George Blackledge (Lane, Costner) are still grappling with the accidental death of their son when their daughter in-law and mother to their grandson, Lorna (Kayli Carter), decides to remarry. When Lorna and her new husband suddenly disappear without warning, Margaret and George set-off to find their grandson. Descending into the remote midwest, the couple soon discover that Lorna is now living with the Weboy clan - a family that has a strong hold upon the local townsfolk, led by matriarch Blanche Weboy (Manville). Co-starring Booboo Stewart, Jeffery Donovan and Australian actor Adam Stafford.
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Met Premiere. Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
Saturday, 10 October 2020
New production! One of America’s favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves and Frederick Ballentine.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Ten years in the making, shot on the final night of the smash hit sell out exhibition, this immersive private tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI’s Louvre masterpieces is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close. Never before have so many Leonardo da Vinci artworks been in the same place at the same time, and never has your access to their secrets and wonders been closer. This major retrospective devoted to his entire career as a painter shows how Leonardo’s investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this guided journey offer a brand new understanding of Leonardo’s unparalleled artistic practice. “An excellent, deeply considered exhibition, one at pains to make Leonardo’s life and art read clearly” – The New York Times “Revelatory” ★★★★ – The Times
Thursday, 12 November 2020
James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, but his peace is short-lived when an old friend from the CIA asks for help. A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist soon turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond to the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Daniel Craig is reunited with Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as “M”. Oscar winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Golden Globe nominee Ana de Armas (Knives Out) join the all-star cast of this concluding chapter in the Daniel Craig-led 007 series. Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, True Detective) directs, screenplay by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contageon) and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Skyfall). GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE - contact us for more details.
Saturday, 14 November 2020
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed live for cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
Friday, 04 December 2020
For over 50 years country music legend Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean trail-blazed their way across Australia performing, writing and collecting songs of the bush and its people. They created a musical legacy that to this day continues to entertain and inspire, a catalogue of plain speaking yet profoundly insightful music documenting the rural Australian experience. Theirs is perhaps one of the greatest partnerships in Australian music history. SLIM & I is director Kriv Stenders' feature documentary, telling the incredible story of a musical partnership and of the woman who lived beside, rather than behind, the legend: Australia’s own "Queen of Country Music", Joy McKean.
Friday, 04 December 2020
A cinematic event 30 years in the making! It’s been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut as The Three Tenors at the ancient baths of Caracalla on the eve of the 1990 Football World Cup Final. Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity celebrates the emotional highlights of that first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles. With brand new interviews and never-before-seen backstage footage, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into the rivalries and friendships of the legendary opera stars from 1990 through to Pavarotti's passing in 2007. English subtitles.