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Boyhood

Boyhood

166 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 4 September!

Genre: Drama
Cast: Ellar ColtranePatricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. 
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD -- a fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period from 2002-2013 -- takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.

The film tracks 6 year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over life’s most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder. But the results are unpredictable, as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply personal experience of the incidents that shape us as we grow up and the ever-changing nature of our lives.

As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston – just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world. Thus begins life’s non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

 


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Rated M

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: OTELLO

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: OTELLO

168 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 7 September!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Johan Botha, Renée Fleming and Falk Struckmann.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. As the title hero, Johan Botha, delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago.

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SUN 7 SEPTEMBER, 11.20am  

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $28
CONCESSION / MEMBER $24
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

Words and Pictures

Words and Pictures

111 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 11 September!

*Limited Season

Genre: Drama/Comedy/Romance    
Cast:  Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison and Amy Brenneman
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Words or Pictures? Which side are you on? Choose your weapon: the pen or the brush.

The setting is an elite, New England prep school where Jack (Clive Owen), having shown great promise as an author and poet, is now an English teacher who lives and breathes his love of language.  His secret (not the only one!) is that he can’t actually write anymore - he’s lost his mojo.

Enter Dina (Juliette Binoche), the new Art teacher; an acclaimed and passionate artist who is fighting the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis. Her physical abilities are increasingly impaired and the disease is literally taking the brush out of her hand.

Dina’s reputation has preceded her, known at her last school as ‘The Icicle’, she can be a little frosty, to say the least. But when the two meet, a spark ignites in Jack and he is relentless in his attempt to melt her façade.  At every opportunity, he tries to engage her in his perpetual word game.

When Jack learns that Dina has told the students that words are ‘traps’ and ‘lies’, that art is the only bearer of truth, he is quick to the defense. The gauntlet for a school-wide competition of words versus pictures is thrown down, and students and faculty take sides.


Rated M

ANDRÉ RIEU’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY 2014 MAASTRICHT CONCERT

ANDRÉ RIEU’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY 2014 MAASTRICHT CONCERT

183 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 13 September!

Genre: Filmed Concert
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Following the very successful satellite screenings of André Rieu's 10th Anniversary Maastricht Concert encore screenings have been announced due to popular demand.

Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht!  Be prepared for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year as the maestro puts on a magnificent spectacle during this very special anniversary edition of his much-loved concerts.

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.  Be swept away with the incredible atmosphere, which attracts audiences from every corner of the globe, who come together to share and experience beautiful music, song, laughter, dancing and a few tears!

The dramatic and alluring medieval square will be transformed into a romantic open-air concert, featuring André and his famous 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, along with many famous guest artists, soloists, light shows and spectacular fireworks.

André said: "My 10th Anniversary hometown concert is very dear to my heart and I wish everyone could be here to help us celebrate.  However, if you can't join us in Maastricht, I hope I can touch your heart by bringing this special evening to you, on the big screen in your local cinema."

TWO SHOWS ONLY

SAT 13 SEPTEMBER, 2.30pm  
TUE 16 SEPTEMBER, 10.15am

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $25
CONCESSION / MEMBER $20

Rated EXEMP

Still Life

Still Life

92 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 18 September!

*Limited Season

Genre: Comedy/Drama    
Cast:  Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury and Andrew Buchan
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an indelible performance from the extraordinary Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those in his community who have passed away alone. But in this age of ‘efficiency’, John’s meticulousness and care is no longer deemed necessary, and he is abruptly made redundant. John is left with one assignment: a search for the relatives of an elderly neighbour, Billy Stoke.

As he journeys beyond London to piece together Billy’s past, John uncovers a life of mischief, misadventure, love and regret, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (the radiant Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey) whom John manages to locate. These two insular people are naturally drawn to each other, and as friendship blossoms, John’s outlook opens imperceptibly to life’s possibilities…

Beautifully observed and profoundly affecting, STILL LIFE is a gem – a resonant and universal celebration of dignity, community values and human connection, and ultimately, all that life is worth living for.

 

Rated M

ADVANCE SCREENINGS: The Skeleton Twins

ADVANCE SCREENINGS: The Skeleton Twins

93 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 19 September!

ADVANCE SCREENINGS FRI 19/9, SAT 20/9 & SUN 21/9

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson. 
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. 

Rated M

The Little Death

The Little Death

97 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 25 September!

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Patrick Brammall, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Kim Gygnell and Lachy Hulme
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

A comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo, The Little Death is a laugh-out-loud funny, honest and ultimately moving look at the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples. Maeve has a dangerous sexual fantasy that Paul struggles to fulfill, Evie and Dan reignite their spark with role-play, Rowena discovers she finds pleasure in her husband Richard’s pain, while Phil finds a newfound love for his wife Maureen in her quieter moments, and Monica and Sam become caught up in a dirty and chaotic phone call.

Writer/Director Josh Lawson brings together an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent to explore the strange, hilarious and sometimes disastrous places our desire can take us in pursuit of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy; a moment the French call ‘la petite mort’ – the little death.

 

Rated CTC

The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

93 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 25 September!

*ADVANCE SCREENINGS FRI 19/9, SAT 20/9 & SUN 21/9

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson. 
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. 

Rated M

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

MET OPERA WINTER ENCORES: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

193 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 28 September!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Johan Botha, Renée Fleming and Falk Struckmann.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare.

In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-wordly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Originally screened in 2011-2012 season.

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SUN 28 SEPTEMBER, 11.20am  

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $28
CONCESSION / MEMBER $24
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

145 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 2 October!

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. 
Official Websitevisit official website

Synopsis: 

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.
 
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

Rated CTC

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

160 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 5 October!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Liam Mower, Haydn Gwynne, Tim Healy, Joe Caffrey and Ann Emery.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful storyline, this astonishing theatrical experience will stay with you forever.

Now seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide, there’s never been a better time to see Billy Elliot the Musical.

STRICTLY ONE SHOW ONLY

SUN 5 OCTOBER, 11.45am

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $22
CONCESSION / MEMBER $18
CHILD $14

Rated EXEMP

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:  MEDEA

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MEDEA

150 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 5 October!

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre Performance
Cast: Helen McCrory, Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield.  
Official Website: visit official website

Synopsis: 

Terrible things breed in broken hearts.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.

It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

STRICTLY TWO SHOWS ONLY

SUN 5 OCTOBER, 3.00pm  
WED 8 OCTOBER, 10.15am

SPECIAL PRICES APPLY/ NO FREE TICKETS

ADULTS $25
CONCESSION / MEMBER $23
CHILD $15

Rated EXEMP

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

92 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 16 October!

Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. 

Synopsis: 

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).

Rated CTC

Pride

Pride

120 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 30 October!

Genre: Comedy/Drama/History
Cast: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton. 
Official Websitevisit official website

Synopsis: 

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
 
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership

 

Rated CTC

My Old Lady

My Old Lady

104 mins (View Trailer)

Starts 13 November!

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cast: Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas. 
Official Websitevisit official website

Synopsis: 

Down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady (Maggie Smith) living there with her protective daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas). With a tenant who won't budge things become further complicated when he discovers his apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale.
 

 

Rated CTC