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Mary, Queen of Scots (MA15+) australian premiere SOLD OUT
Jan
8
6:15 PM18:15

Mary, Queen of Scots (MA15+) australian premiere SOLD OUT

DRAMA | HISTORY | ROMANCE

DIRECTOR: Josie Rourke

STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Guy Pearce

An exceptional performance from two amazing female stars, in Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie. The film explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, (Ronan) Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, who defies pressure to remarry and returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).

“An epic look at the intimate frustrations of two massively powerful young women who spend most of their energy navigating between who they are and what they represent.” INDIEWIRE

“You probably know how this story ends, but Rourke makes the getting-there suspenseful even so.” TIME

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Storm Boy (PG) sydney premiere
Jan
10
6:15 PM18:15

Storm Boy (PG) sydney premiere

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DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Shawn Seet

STARRING: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Trevor Jamieson, Finn Little, Morgana Davies, Erik Thomson

A beautiful and contemporary re-telling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale.

‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.

Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

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A Simple Favour (M)
Jan
11
6:15 PM18:15

A Simple Favour (M)

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MYSTERY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Paul Feig

STARRING: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, Linda Cardellini, Rupert Friend

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

“As bright and bracing as an ice-cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.” LA TIMES

“Sly and sweet with an acid finish, "A Simple Favor" is a female-friendship comedy with neo-noir ambitions.” NEW YORK TIMES

“Thanks to the stylish direction by Paul Feig, a whip-smart screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (adapting Darcey Bells’ novel) and performances that pop from the screen, A Simple Favor is a sharp-edged delight.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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Normandy Nude (M) French Language
Jan
12
6:15 PM18:15

Normandy Nude (M) French Language

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FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

COMEDY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Philippe Le Guay

STARRING: François-Xavier Demaison, François Cluzet, Arthur Dupont, Toby Jones

The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (the irrepressible François Cluzet, beloved from Intouchables and The Country Doctor) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media.

Things seem hopeless… until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. Balbuzard sees a rare opportunity, and sets about convincing the townsfolk – the farmers, the butcher, the pharmacist, some 200 in all – to participate. But, there’s a catch…

“Authentic and endearing.” LE POINT (FRANCE)

“Euphoric!” MARIANNE (France)

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The Children Act (M)
Jan
13
6:15 PM18:15

The Children Act (M)

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DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre

STARRING: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

“Urbane, understated, handsomely realized and impeccably interpreted by a cast of superb actors.” WASHINGTON POST

“The Children Act leaves you not only wanting more, but ready to binge it.” DETROIT NEWS

“It's always rewarding to watch Thompson bring her lucid wit and deep emotional reserves to bear on a meaty role.” LA TIMES

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Green Book (M) preview screening
Jan
14
6:15 PM18:15

Green Book (M) preview screening

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DRAMA | HISTORY | COMEDY

DIRECTOR: Peter Farrelly

STARRING: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark P.J. Byrne

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

“In a world that seems to get uglier every day, this movie's gentle heart and mere humanity feel like a salve.” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Witty and warm as cashmere, Green Book is a two-hander in which both stars soar with humour and heart.” OBSERVER

“Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I've had at the movies this year.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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First Man (M) SOLD OUT
Jan
15
6:15 PM18:15

First Man (M) SOLD OUT

BIOGRAPHY | HISTORY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle

STARRING: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

“Unmissable and unforgettable.” ROLLING STONE

“Damien Chazelle directed Whiplash and La La Land, but this is his most mature meditation about men and emotions.” NPR

“After seeing First Man, it’s doubtful you’ll think about space flight, or Armstrong’s historic walk, in quite the same way. You’ll know more deeply how it happened, what it meant and what it was, and why its mystery — more than ever — still lingers.” VARIETY

 

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A Star is Born (M) SOLD OUT
Jan
16
6:15 PM18:15

A Star is Born (M) SOLD OUT

ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Bradley Cooper

STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

“Cooper has managed to do the impossible. He's put together an instant movie classic that will have audiences falling in love with his brand new creation.” TORONTO SUN

“Like its finest antecedents, it wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema.”  NEW YORK TIMES

“Most thrilling are the stage sequences. Cooper often films Ally’s thousands of screaming fans from her point of view — putting us in her lucky shoes for a minute...It’s that feeling of exhilaration that makes A Star Is Born the best film of the year so far.” NEW YORK POST

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The Front Runner (M) preview screening
Jan
17
6:15 PM18:15

The Front Runner (M) preview screening

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DRAMA | HISTORY

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman

STARRING: Hugh Jackman, J.K. Simmons, Vera Farmiga, Molly Ephraim, Jennifer Landon

Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

“Brilliantly directed by Jason Reitman, from an intelligent, carefully researched and fast moving screenplay, this enthralling film is a mirror to the shifting relationship between the media and politics, and the events that changed the last 30 years in American history.” OBSERVER

“Jackman excels as a deeply flawed hero in this drama about a bygone political era.” NEWSDAY

“A tip-top piece of entertainment starring Hugh Jackman as Hart and Vera Farmiga as his wife, Lee, that is as significant as it is enjoyable.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

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The Old Man & The Gun (M)
Jan
18
6:15 PM18:15

The Old Man & The Gun (M)

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DRAMA

DIRECTOR: David Lowrey

STARRING: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Elisabeth Moss, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

“I love what savvy director David Lowery does with the camera, panning here and there, picking up stray sights and happenings. Top-rate stuff.” GLOBE AND MAIL

“People don’t forget a performer like Redford, whose movie-star charisma idles low and sexy like a Harley Davidson motor even when he’s not doing anything, and that means a movie like David Lowery’s The Old Man & the Gun — a dapper, low-key riff on the bank-robber genre — can play things soft, counting on Redford’s charm to fuel the show.” VARIETY

“[Redford] delivers a glorious, sly performance in a gloriously sly movie that masks its idiosyncrasy in brisk and breezy storytelling.” NEW YORKER

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Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT
Jan
19
6:15 PM18:15

Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT

BIOGRAPHY | DRAMA | MUSIC

DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer

STARRING: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

“Frankly, if you are not cheering along with the crowd as Mercury belts out an ultra-satisfying rendition of "We are the Champions," then a doctor should check your pulse. Somewhere, an outrageous artist knows that his Queen movie rules.” US WEEKLY

“If you’re immune to Malek, there’s no hope for you. The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Cold War (M)
Jan
20
6:15 PM18:15

Cold War (M)

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POLISH, GERMAN AND FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

DRAMA | HISTORY

DIRECTOR: Pawel Pawlikowski

STARRING: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

“One of the most colourful things you'll ever see in black and white.” TIME OUT

“It's visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is an elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope.” The Guardian

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Welcome to Marwen (CTC) preview screening
Jan
21
6:15 PM18:15

Welcome to Marwen (CTC) preview screening

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DRAMA | ROMANCE

DIRECTOR: Robert Zemeckis

STARRING: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

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The Mule (CTC) preview screening
Jan
22
6:15 PM18:15

The Mule (CTC) preview screening

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DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood

STARRING: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy García

Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

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Green Book (M) preview screening
Jan
23
6:15 PM18:15

Green Book (M) preview screening

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DRAMA | HISTORY | COMEDY

DIRECTOR: Peter Farrelly

STARRING: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini Stepanek, Don Stark, P.J. Byrne

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

“In a world that seems to get uglier every day, this movie's gentle heart and mere humanity feel like a salve.” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Witty and warm as cashmere, Green Book is a two-hander in which both stars soar with humour and heart.” OBSERVER

“Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I've had at the movies this year.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (M)
Jan
24
6:15 PM18:15

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (M)

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DRAMA | COMEDY | BIOGRAPHY

DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller

STARRING: Melissa Mccarthy, Richard E. Grant

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a breakthrough for McCarthy and a highlight of the movie year. SAN FRANCISO CHRONICLE

“By the movie's too-quick end, all you want is to hang out with these two just a little bit longer..” SEATTLE TIMES

“It's been a while since I've enjoyed spending so much time with someone so unpleasant.” BOSTON GLOBE

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Crazy Rich Asians (M)
Jan
25
6:15 PM18:15

Crazy Rich Asians (M)

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COMEDY | ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Jon M. Chu

STARRING: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina

Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

“It’s a reinvented romantic comedy, sassy and fun, that doesn’t necessarily rely on obvious tropes and is worth the wait.” TIME OUT

“The result is hugely enjoyable, and hooray for Hollywood for making it happen.” WALL STREET JOURNAL

“It's simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.” TIME MAGAZINE

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A Star is Born (M)
Jan
27
6:15 PM18:15

A Star is Born (M)

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ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Bradley Cooper

STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

“Cooper has managed to do the impossible. He's put together an instant movie classic that will have audiences falling in love with his brand new creation.” TORONTO SUN

“Like its finest antecedents, it wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema.”  NEW YORK TIMES

“Most thrilling are the stage sequences. Cooper often films Ally’s thousands of screaming fans from her point of view — putting us in her lucky shoes for a minute...It’s that feeling of exhilaration that makes A Star Is Born the best film of the year so far.” NEW YORK POST

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Ladies in Black (PG)
Jan
29
6:15 PM18:15

Ladies in Black (PG)

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ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Bruce Beresford

STARRING: Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Susie Porter, Noni Hazlehurst, Vincent Perez, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobsen

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.

“Lovely to look at from afar, but boasting extra detail when seen from a closer vantage.” CONCRETE PLAYGROUND

“It's hardly surprising that Beresford's return to top form has come along in the shape of a movie made in Australia, based on an Australian novel, using top Australian actors and a few well-chosen ring-ins.” AFR

“From the eye-popping colours of the period's fabulous floral dresses to the snapped suspenders and silk petticoats beneath, this is a film above all for women who love fashion.” LIMELIGHT

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King of Thieves (M)
Jan
31
6:15 PM18:15

King of Thieves (M)

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CRIME | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: James Marsh

STARRING: Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay

A famous thief in his younger years, widower Brian Reader, 77 years of age, pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in their 60s and 70s except for one, employ their old-school thieving skills to plan the heist over the Easter holiday weekend. Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms, and proceed to drill a hole into the wall of the safe. Two days later, they manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the misfit gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other. Meanwhile, the crime has become public knowledge, and a frenzy of speculations begin. As details about the crime come to light, both the British public and the media are captivated, and the investigation is followed with bated breath around the world until the criminals are eventually captured.

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On the Basis of Sex (CTC) preview screening
Feb
2
6:15 PM18:15

On the Basis of Sex (CTC) preview screening

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DRAMA | BIOGRAPHY | HISTORY

DIRECTOR: Mimi Leder

STARRING: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

“It’s Jones who really shines. She effortlessly embodies Ruth Bader Ginsburg with such aplomb that when she locks her steely eyes with the camera, you can feel it in your bones that this woman is about to change the world.” THE WRAP

“A movie that floats on an atmosphere of admiration, but also one that solidly appreciates what it is like to be a pioneer for social change.” ROGEREBERT.COM

“On the Basis of Sex turns Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Felicity Jones)'s life into an electrifying courtroom drama, including all the prep.” NERD REPORT

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Vice (CTC)
Feb
3
6:15 PM18:15

Vice (CTC)

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HISTORY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Adam McKay

STARRING: Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry

VICE explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT
Feb
4
6:15 PM18:15

Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT

ST.GEORGE BANK CUSTOMER SCREENING

BIOGRAPHY | DRAMA | MUSIC

DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer

STARRING: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

“Frankly, if you are not cheering along with the crowd as Mercury belts out an ultra-satisfying rendition of "We are the Champions," then a doctor should check your pulse. Somewhere, an outrageous artist knows that his Queen movie rules.” US WEEKLY

“If you’re immune to Malek, there’s no hope for you. The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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On the Basis of Sex (CTC) preview screening
Feb
5
6:15 PM18:15

On the Basis of Sex (CTC) preview screening

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DRAMA | BIOGRAPHY | HISTORY

DIRECTOR: Mimi Leder

STARRING: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

“It’s Jones who really shines. She effortlessly embodies Ruth Bader Ginsburg with such aplomb that when she locks her steely eyes with the camera, you can feel it in your bones that this woman is about to change the world.” THE WRAP

“A movie that floats on an atmosphere of admiration, but also one that solidly appreciates what it is like to be a pioneer for social change.” ROGEREBERT.COM

“On the Basis of Sex turns Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Felicity Jones)'s life into an electrifying courtroom drama, including all the prep.” NERD REPORT

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Cold Pursuit (CTC) preview screening
Feb
6
6:15 PM18:15

Cold Pursuit (CTC) preview screening

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ACTION | DRAMA |THRILLER

DIRECTOR: Hans Petter Moland

STARRING: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him "Citizen of the Year." But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance.

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Colette (M)
Feb
7
6:15 PM18:15

Colette (M)

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HISTORY | ROMANCE

DIRECTOR: Wash Westmoreland

STARRING: Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Keira Knightley, Eleanor Thomlinson

Colette tells the fascinating story of the woman behind the scandalous Claudine novels (and later Gigi) that dazzled French society in the first half of the 20th Century. The film depicts her rise from country girl to darling of the Parisian demi-monde with her husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars. A critic and author in his own right, he mentors and later betrays her, as her stories gain them fame and notoriety. A compelling insight into this passionate young woman’s journey to create independence, Colette is from the producers of Carol and Still Alice.

“Don't just absorb it. Let it absorb you, like absinthe.” OBSERVER

“A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.” ROLLING STONE

“A witty, spirited portrait of the great French writer and libertine during the early Belle Époque years of her career.” LA TIMES

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Non-Fiction (CTC) preview screening
Feb
9
6:15 PM18:15

Non-Fiction (CTC) preview screening

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FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

COMEDY | ROMANCE

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas

STARRING: Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi

Country: France

Language: French

Non-Fiction (French: Doubles vies) is a 2018 French comedy film directed by Olivier Assayas. It was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. A literary editor Alain refuses to publish Léonard's novel for the first time. Alain's company hires young woman Laure to adapt to the digital age. Alain sleeps with Laure. Alain's wife Selena is an actress. She has been having an affair with Léonard for years. Léonard's wife Valérie is a left-wing political consultant. She does not have much interest in her husband's circumstances.

“A new treasure from one of France's most vital filmmakers.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A sexy, fun film filled with a lot of zingers.” ROGER.EBERT.COM

 “It's the churning dialogue - funny, seductive, always carving out fresh tributaries - that propels you forward.” LA TIMES

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Everybody Knows (CTC) preview screening
Feb
10
6:15 PM18:15

Everybody Knows (CTC) preview screening

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SPANISH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Ashgar Farhadi

STARRING: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Imma Cuesta

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.

“This dream team of actors is the best part of Everybody Knows.” CINEMANIA (Spain)

“Cruz may have the showier role, but the men - Bardem and Darín both - wind up baring their souls in astonishing ways.” VARIETY

“The mystery becomes popcorn-chompingly compelling, each new piece of information adding shading and dimension to the true shape of the family. Nobody is above suspicion or below empathy.” NEW YORKER

 

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Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT
Feb
12
6:15 PM18:15

Bohemian Rhapsody (M) SOLD OUT

BIOGRAPHY | DRAMA | MUSIC

DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer

STARRING: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

“Frankly, if you are not cheering along with the crowd as Mercury belts out an ultra-satisfying rendition of "We are the Champions," then a doctor should check your pulse. Somewhere, an outrageous artist knows that his Queen movie rules.” US WEEKLY

“If you’re immune to Malek, there’s no hope for you. The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Mary Queen of Scots (MA15+) SOLD OUT
Feb
13
6:15 PM18:15

Mary Queen of Scots (MA15+) SOLD OUT

DRAMA | HISTORY | ROMANCE

DIRECTOR: Josie Rourke

STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Guy Pearce

An exceptional performance from two amazing female stars, in Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie. The film explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, (Ronan) Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, who defies pressure to remarry and returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).

“An epic look at the intimate frustrations of two massively powerful young women who spend most of their energy navigating between who they are and what they represent.” INDIEWIRE

“You probably know how this story ends, but Rourke makes the getting-there suspenseful even so.” TIME

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A Simple Favour (M)
Feb
14
6:15 PM18:15

A Simple Favour (M)

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MYSTERY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Paul Feig

STARRING: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

“As bright and bracing as an ice-cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.” LA TIMES

“Sly and sweet with an acid finish, "A Simple Favor" is a female-friendship comedy with neo-noir ambitions.” NEW YORK TIMES

“Thanks to the stylish direction by Paul Feig, a whip-smart screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (adapting Darcey Bells’ novel) and performances that pop from the screen, A Simple Favor is a sharp-edged delight.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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The Favourite (MA15+)
Feb
15
6:15 PM18:15

The Favourite (MA15+)

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COMEDY | HISTORY | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos

STARRING: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

“It's a period piece with a wink. It's also funny as hell and a true big-screen treat.” CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“A wicked delight.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“It's a perfectly cut diamond of a movie - a finely executed, coldly entertaining entry in the genre of savage misanthropic baroque costume drama.” VARIETY

 

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A Star is Born (M)
Feb
16
6:15 PM18:15

A Star is Born (M)

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ST.GEORGE BANK CUSTOMER SCREENING

ROMANCE | DRAMA

DIRECTOR: Bradley Cooper

STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

“Cooper has managed to do the impossible. He's put together an instant movie classic that will have audiences falling in love with his brand new creation.” TORONTO SUN

“Like its finest antecedents, it wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema.”  NEW YORK TIMES

“Most thrilling are the stage sequences. Cooper often films Ally’s thousands of screaming fans from her point of view — putting us in her lucky shoes for a minute...It’s that feeling of exhilaration that makes A Star Is Born the best film of the year so far.” NEW YORK POST

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