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

The Front Runner (M) preview screening

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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