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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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