Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, NT Live’s The Lehman Trilogy) brings a singular vision to his wartime epic. At the height of the Great War two British soldiers (George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission: they must cross enemy territory to deliver a message that will stop 1600 men from walking into a deadly trap laid by the retreating German army. Shot in a dramatic ‘single take’ by master cinematographer Roger Deakins and performed in real-time by an epic cast, Mendes has crafted a breathtaking cinematic experience and an immediate Oscar frontrunner.
Kitty Green writes and directs a searing drama inspired by recent revelations of what occurred within the workplace of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Jane (Julia Garner) has landed a prized role working in the New York offices of an indie movie studio as the personal assistant to the Chairman. Working long hours and reading endless scripts, Jane is also responsible for her boss’ travel, scheduling meetings and making sure only those in his showbusiness orbit are able to reach him directly. Watching as her colleagues joke about his personal behaviour and make excuses for his verbal abusive, Jane soon reaches breaking point and sets off to bring to light what goes on behind closed doors.
When a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned to profile iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), he sets out to discover the ‘real person’ behind the kindly television personality. Based on the true story of a meeting between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, director Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) crafts a poignant tribute to a TV star that became a neighbour and defacto parent to millions of American children. Many films will stir tears, laughter and consideration, but Heller’s drama will inspire you to be a better person.
The Dude abides! Mix yourself a white russian, put on your favourite tape recording of the local bowling alley and sit back to enjoy one of the most beloved films in the Coen Brothers' oeuvre. Jeff Bridges stars as The Dude, a laid-back stoner who shares a name with a merciless tycoon, only to become embroiled in a case of mistaken identity. Co-starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Goodman.
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.
A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it from director D.W. Young. THE BOOKSELLERS dives into the fascinating world of rare book dealers and collectors. Dreamers, intellectuals, eccentrics, these antiquarians play an essential role in preserving the history and future of the printed word. A loving celebration of book culture, the documentary offers a rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find; from Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester (the most expensive book ever sold) to essential early hip-hop documents. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese and going behind the covers with a range of rare book dealers, collectors and booksellers from such stores as The Strand, THE BOOKSELLERS is a special treat for anyone in love with the written word.
Amid the collapse of Weinstein Studios in 2017, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) was able to stay under the radar and complete his sumptuously produced drama without the interference of the now-disgraced producer. Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) who believes he and his partner, upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the future, they spark one of the greatest corporate feuds in American history.
Christian Bale returns as the Batman in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed, Oscar winning reinvention of the comic book adaptation. Screening at Cinema Nova as part of our Christopher Nolan selectrospective ahead of the release of the filmmaker's highly-anticipated Tenet. When the menace known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman (Bale) must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. Co-starring Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Eric Roberts.
Rising-star corporate lawyer Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is contacted by farmers who report a hazardous toxic waste dump near where he grew up, which they believe is poisoning their farmland. Taking the case on the side with the approval of his boss (Tim Robbins), the waste is found to be caused by the manufacture of Teflon in a factory owned by DuPont. Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven) and starring Anne Hathaway, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber and Bill Camp, DARK WATERS is the enthralling true-life drama of a man who put his career and safety in danger to take on one of the most powerful corporations in the United States.
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation from director Autumn de Wilde. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. With a fabulous ensemble cast including Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Rupert Graves and Gemma Whelan, this is a glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up.
Nova exclusive! Louie Schwartzberg gives us incredible, eye-popping time-lapse photography of dozens of weird and wonderful mushrooms you’ve never heard of, interspersed with renowned scientists and mycologists extolling the virtues and biochemistry of those life forms existing somewhere between plants and animals. FANTASTIC FUNGI highlights the beauty, intelligence and also the solutions the ‘mushroom kingdom’ offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club, which leave us in kind of a pickle when it comes to write a synopsis. But, what we will say is that David Fincher's iconic satire is a must-see film event starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter in an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's bestselling novel. A box office disappointment upon release, this incendiary film has been accused of many things over the past twenty one years. But it's a big boy now and is old enough to defend itself, so enjoy this rare opportunity to experience it on the cinema screen - you won't regret it.
Few filmmakers appear to have as much fun as Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), who offers up a stylish and witty British comedy showcasing a rip-roaring cast. Matthew McConaughey is underworld mogul Mickey Pearson: working at the top of his game but ready to cash out and go legit. Entertaining buyers from across the criminal landscape, he soon attracts the sort of attention that could see his plans go horribly awry. Hugh Grant (in career-best form), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Colin Farrell (looking fine in a tartan tracksuit), Charlie Hunnam (The Lost City Of Z), Jeremy Strong (Succession) and Eddie Marsan join in on the action-packed caper.
Ben Lawrence (Ghosthunter) directs Hugo Weaving in the drama of two men forming an unlikely bond. War photographer Daniel (Weaving) returns home, immediately preparing to embark on his next assignment. Haunted by the horrors he’s seen over the past years, Daniel is also looking to the future – an upcoming retrospective of his photography work. When South Sudanese refugee Sebastian (newcomer Andrew Luri) discovers Daniel’s photos of a massacre at his Sudanese village will feature, a friendship develops between the two men. Compassionately treating two troubled men from two very different worlds, Lawrence’s film is a moving tale of morality, war and, ultimately, hope. Please note the planned Q&A screening has been postponed, tickets will be refunded. Please stay tuned for a new Q&A event date.
25th Anniversary season! From Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider) comes epic 1995 crime drama HEAT, featuring the first on-screen pairing of big-screen legends Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. Neil McCauley (DeNiro) is a modern-day ghost. Despite being the mastermind behind a series of successful bank heists, he is unknown to police. Lt. Vincent Hanna (Pacino) is the officer who first noctices the enigmatic McCauley, setting off a cat-and-mouse game between hunter and prey as an elite crew of criminals plan a daring daylight robbery in downtown Los Angeles. Renown for the film's ambitious high-stakes final act, Mann's HEAT is regarded as a high-point in grounded studio-quality 1990s thrillers. Featuring an all-star cast including Val Kilmer, Mykelti Williamson, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner, Tom Noonan and Ashley Judd.
In the narrative feature directional debut from Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) and from a screenplay penned by Shia LaBeouf comes HONEY BOY, a film based on the actor’s real life experiences growing up in an industry that’s apt to chew you up and spit you back out. Otis is a fictionalised version of LaBeouf himself, a young actor growing up with a turbulent family life, making his way through mental health struggles and a subsequent landing into rehab. Noah Jupe (Wonder, A Quiet Place) plays young Otis, with Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Ben Is Back) taking over in his young adult years, and FKA Twigs also starring – and LaBeouf takes on a gruelling job as he plays his own father. He manages to tackle directing, starring and writing a story that isn’t just his own, rather one that takes in the nature of art as therapy in an industry often free from the constraints of care.
The most awarded film out of 2019’s Sundance Film Festival reveals a hidden world in the remote mountains of North Macedonia where ancient beekeeping traditions have been passed down across generations. Hatidze, the last female wild bee-hunter in Europe, understands the natural balance that must occur between nature and mankind. When a family of nomadic farmers invade her land and threaten her livelihood, the tension between sustainability and exploitation is exposed in Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s exquisitely photographed documentary. Turkish, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian language with English subtitles.
Bong Joon Ho's breakout feature returns to the cinema screen as part of Cinema Nova's celebration of the filmmaker's recent Academy Award triumph with Parasite. Seoul, South Korea: When a military program disposes of toxic waste in a careless way, a creature begins to terrorize the city. A family of misfits caught in the centre of the carnage attempt to make their escape, only to realise that they might be the only thing that stands between the creature and further carnage. Korean language, English subtitles.
Director Peter Strickland (The Duke Of Burgundy) returns with a surreal, captivating horror film that weaves a heady spell of high fashion, bloodshed – and evil curses. Sheila (Marianna Jean-Baptiste) is a lonely divorcée who walks into a mysterious department store in London, in search of a new dress for a date. “Helped” by witchy saleswoman Miss Luckmoore, played by Fatma Mohamed, Sheila encounters the perfect dress: blood-red, flattering, and, unfortunately, imbued with a malevolent curse which threatens everyone who comes across it. Also starring Julian Barrett, Steve Oram and Gwendoline Christie, Strickland's film blends nightmare with fashion, seduction with dark comedy, and is a “warped vision of haunted couture”. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, IN FABRIC is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet. Subscribe to Prototype, Australia's own digital utopia that commissions films from the boldest voices from the film and art worlds, at www.youaretheprototype.art
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is failing in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education, lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
From director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) comes a thrilling and original new vision of the classic Universal monster mythology. Elisabeth Moss stars as Cecilia, a woman whose abusive ex partner Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) has not only taken his own life but also left her his fortune. Following a series of mysterious coincidences that occur around her, Cecilia begins to suspect that Adrian may be behind them and may have faked his death. Made in Australia and hit around the globe, The Invisible Man is a thrilling new approach to the horror genre.
In this delightfully droll and whimsical globetrotter comedy-drama from director Elia Suleiman (Divine Intervention), a man leaves Palestine in search of a new life - to Paris, to New York - only to find that his quest for a new home is shadowed by his old one. Finding reminders of Palestine everywhere he goes, his journey - and the film - meander along in surreal, absurdist style. Having competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and selected as the Palestinian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, Suleiman’s film becomes a wry study of what home is and where home lies. Various foreign languages, English subtitles
Oscar winner - Best Adapted Screenplay Nova-favourite writer/director Taika Waititi (Boy, Hunt For The Wilderpeople) brings his signature style of humour to his Toronto Film Festival Audience Award winner, set in Nazi Germany. Roman Griffin Davis plays Jojo; a fanatical boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his beloved mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided by his imaginary friend Adolf (Taika Waititi), Jojo is forced to confront his blind nationalism. A self-described ‘f**k you' to Hitler, JOJO RABBIT is fresh, funny, unexpected and bold – making it the perfect film for modern times. Co-starring Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Thomasin McKenzie.
From director Jim Henson, screenwriter Terry Jones, designer Brian Froud and musician David Bowie comes and unforgettable fantasy adventure of a young woman (Jennifer Connelly) who unexpectedly has a wish granted. Featuring incredible puppetry, you;re invited to enter the land of the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie), who kidnaps the baby brother of Sarah (Connelly). Following them to a vivid fantasyland, Sarah has only thirteen hours to solve an enormous labyrinth and find her brother.
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch comes a psychological thriller shot in striking black & white Academy ratio. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star as two ‘wickies’ assigned to a remote island outpost to tend to its lighthouse. As the weather, wildlife and seclusion take its toll, the men struggle to retain their sanity as they question one another’s origins, motives and judgement. Full of arresting imagery and featuring two towering performances, Eggers ratchets up the tension to a cataclysmic and unforgettable finale.
Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age tale of four young sisters determined to live life on their own terms has been put to film many times over the years, though none are quite like director Greta Gerwig’s (Lady Bird) acclaimed adaptation. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) shines as the inimitable Jo March alongside a stellar cast including Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Shot on location in Massachusetts – where Alcott grew up in real life – Gerwig’s film captures the authenticity and warmth of Alcott’s original story in a new vision that gives it bold modern flair. LITTLE WOMEN is available for private and advance group bookings from December 12! Please email our Groups Co-ordinator for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandro Landes' (Porfirio) third feature is a survivalist saga and hypnotic journey into the wilderness of Latin America. A group of child soldiers for a guerrilla organisation deep in the remote mountains are guarding an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, navigating survival, humanity and sexuality. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award and Colombia’s official entry into the Academy Awards, and with a powerful score by Mica Levi (Under The Skin), MONOS is singular in its vision, and a fever-dream of a war film. Spanish language, English subtitles.
Returning to Cinema Nova a decade since its premiere season, Bong Joon Ho's MOTHER (Madeo) is a gripping crime-thriller of a woman who will do anything to protect her hapless son. When Mother's foolish son Yoon Do-Joon is accused of the horrific murder of a young girl, she doubts her simple-minded boy is capable of the crime. Setting off to prove his innocence regardless of the cost, the police department can't anticipate the lengths a mother will go to for her child. Korean language, English subtitles
Private detective Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) is dealing with a lot: he’s unlucky in love, his friend Frank Minna (Bruce Willis) has just been killed, and he has undiagnosed Tourette’s Syndrome. Faced with an uncertain future, Lionel seeks to get to the bottom of who murdered Frank by using an uncanny ability to remember specific details as well as a determination to avenge the death of his old army buddy. Discovering a vast conspiracy that extends to every corner of New York City, Lionel meets an independent and tenacious young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who may just be the key to solving the entire mystery. Adapted from Jonathan Lethem’s novel, Norton returns to the director’s chair for an intriguing 1950s-set film noir infused with a seductive jazz score. Featuring an incredible cast including Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones and Michael Kenneth Williams, Norton’s epic crime drama evokes cinema-classic Chinatown and returns us to a time when the promise of the future was greater than the individuals who might stand in its way.
Returning to the cinema screen almost twenty years after it became a musical favourite, Baz Luhrmann's MOULIN ROUGE is a stunning high-wire act of performance, production and music that rewrote the musical rulebook for the 21st century. The year is 1899, and Christian (Ewan McGregor) has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city. And nowhere is more alive than at the MOULIN ROUGE - a night club where the rich and poor alike come to be entertained. When Christian starts a love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine (Nicole Kidman), the couple must avoid the club's #1 patron, the Duke (Richard Roxburgh), who covets Satine for himself.
Winner of a historic four Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, and the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho (Snowpiercer). PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers and continues to take Cinema Nova audiences by storm. Ki-Taek (Song Kang-Ho, The Host) and his family are living meal-to-meal in the slums of South Korea. Making ends meet by folding pizza boxes, Ki-Taek's son Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-shik, Train To Busan) is offered the chance to tutor the young daughter of a wealthy family. Ingratiating himself into the home of Mr and Mrs Park, Ki-Woo quickly engineers the employment of his sister as a tutor for the family's young son. This sets off a chain of events that brings together the two families in an unexpected and sinister way. Earning critical acclaim from critics upon it's Cannes debut, PARASITE finds director Bon Joon-Ho "in total control of his craft" (Times UK). Prepare for "a nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image" (Vulture), and "a complex, thrilling and audacious social satire... an instant contender for film of the year" (One Room With A View). Korean language, English subtitles.
Charles Dickens’ iconic hero returns in Armando Iannucci’s (The Death of Stalin, In The Loop) wholly original new take on the classic novel. Raised by a loving mother in Victorian England, the fate of David Copperfield (Dev Patel) takes an unexpected turn when he is sent to London by his mean-hearted new stepfather. Prompting a series of (mis)adventures that bring him into the lives of some of the quirkiest characters ever imagined (portrayed by Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie and Peter Capaldi), David’s odyssey becomes a delectably witty and opulently crafted comedy that is sure to become one of 2020’s most beloved films.
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Many Patinkin, Peter Falk, Fred Savage and Andre The Giant, screenwriter William Goldman and director Rob Reiner spoof the fairytale to maximum effect in this beloved adventure for the whole family.
While on a forgettable first date, Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. When the situation escalates due to racial profiling, Slim kills the police officer in self-defense. Captured on video, the footage quickly goes viral and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of rebellion across the United States. Following in the footsteps of Bonnie & Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Melina Matsoukas’ QUEEN AND SLIM is a powerful love story that confronts the toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
Directed by newcomer Oliver McGarvey and produced by Sharon Stone, ROMANTIC ROAD is a documentary that tells a love story - set against the backdrop of the scenery of rural India - that takes the viewer on an unusual sort of journey. Rupert and Jan Grey, an English couple married for 35 years and on the brink of retirement, decide to take an alternate option to winding down their lives: hopping into Rupert’s father’s 1936 Rolls Royce and driving across India. On their way to a photography festival in Bangladesh, the couple encounter an adventure which takes them over six months and 8000 km, finding friends, conflict, and the occasional maharajah on the way. Proving that neither mechanical repairs nor age are any obstacles to a hell of an adventure, McGarvey’s documentary will have you longing for the roadtrip life.
Saturday August 1st screening of THE ROOM: limited to 20 persons until audience limiting restrictions are changed, check this page and our social media accounts for updates. At this time we ask that attendees keep their spoons in their pockets and avoid throwing anything in-cinema. Join us when we belatedly celebrate ten years of THE ROOM screening at Cinema Nova! Laugh, cry, scream – this will likely be the most outrageous cinema experience you will ever have! 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. Please note that it is a condition of entry to all sessions of THE ROOM that bags must be presented for inspection if requested.
Filmed at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, Aleksandr Sokurov’s spellbinding masterpiece RUSSIAN ARK is a multi-award winning film consisting of one unbroken camera shot. Opening to critical acclaim upon its 2003 Australian release, RUSSIAN ARK returns to the big screen in pristine, digitally remastered high definition. In the dreamlike journey, an unseen modern filmmaker (voiced by Sokurov) is joined by a somewhat scornful French diplomat, the Marquis de Custine (Sergey Dreiden). As Sokurov’s camera glides through 33 rooms of the Hermitage, moving in and out of cathedral-like galleries, opulent ballrooms and shadowy corridors and workrooms, three centuries of Russian history and European art are compressed into one single 96 minute shot. An extraordinary film, one that, like the museum itself, captures and shows three centuries of Russian culture and history in all its beauty, confusion, terror and majesty. Russian and other languages, English subtitles
From Aardman Animation, creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes a stunningly crafted stop-motion animated adventure for all ages. When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.
Before La La Land, before Ryan Murphy's Hollywood, before The Artist, there was and always will be SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Considered to be one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star as three Hollywood players; one a matinee idol, one an aspiring actress and one a studio mainstay who clowns behind the scenes. Hollywood, 1927: Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Offscreen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown, has to dodge Lina's romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden. With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided to turn Don and Lina's new film into a "talkie" and a musical at that. The only problem is Lina's voice, which mere words cannot describe. Together, Don, Cosmo and Kathy might just have a plan to save the picture from being put into turnaround.
When driving home from southern Tunisia, a family's car is hit by a stray bullet during an ambush by an armed group. Puncturing the liver of young Aziz, they urgently need medical attention. At a local hospital, the need for a transplant uncovers a secret that risks Aziz's life should a donor not be found in time. But this is only the beginning of the unexpected twists in a story so deftly crafted that it offers a probing look at Tunisian society's entrenched social and legal realities. Director Mehdi Barsaoui's A SON heralds the filmmaker as a bold new talent to watch. Arabic, French language, English subtitles. Advance screenings June 26-28.
Sporting legend Michael Jordan returns to the basketball court with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang (and BILL MURRAY!) to save the world in an animation/live-action mash-up that has returned to the pop culture zeitgeist with a bang! Swackhammer, sinister owner of the amusement park Moron Mountain is desperate get a new attraction. Seizing on the appeal of Bugs Bunny and his pals, he sends his underlings to kidnap them. Forced to trick his potential abductors into agreeing to a basketball game to determine whether he can score back his freedom, Bugs calls on the aid of Michael Jordan to help them have a chance at winning.
The boys are back. The boys are in Greece. You’re about to get hungry! When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - on their very own odyssey, ten years after their first trip together - have only 6 days. Hopping through islands a decade after they began their initial road trip, the pair slip into their usual companionship: celebrity impressions, silly voices, and constant bickering. THE TRIP TO GREECE is sure to satisfy viewers’ palettes as the duo lock horns over tragedy, comedy, myth and history.
The overwhelming Scandinavian success story of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Hlynur Pálmason confirms the considerable promise of his multi award-winning debut Winter Brothers with this spellbinding and darkly humorous new drama about a stoic grandfather whose emotional reserves are pushed to their limits. Former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) has struggled ever since he lost his wife to a tragic accident two years earlier. Busying himself with the task of renovating a homestead in the remote Icelandic wilderness, he finds solace in time spent with his spirited young granddaughter, Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). But when Ingimundur begins to suspect a local man may have had an affair with his late wife, his detective instincts kick in, fuelling behaviour that becomes increasingly unpredictable… Anchored by Sigurdsson’s towering lead performance, a visceral score from Edmund Finnis and utterly breathtaking cinematography by Maria von Hausswolff, Pálmason’s gripping and powerful tale of unconditional love is an unforgettable big-screen experience. Icelandic language, English subtitles. Advance screenings July 3-5.
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents' imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is posing as the woman next door. Brett and Drew Pierce write and direct this hit horror-thriller throwback that has taken American drive-ins by storm! Official Selection: Fantasia Film Festival 2019, London Frightfest 2019, Austin Film Festival 2019, Toronto After Dark Film Festival.