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Handsome Devil
Opens May 25 2017

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! An odd couple friendship develops between an artistic soul and a teen rugby sensation in HANDSOME DEVIL, director John Butler’s tender coming of age tale set in an ... more

Opens May 25 2017

A glorious mix of history and imagination, NERUDA is the new film from multi award-winning director Pablo Larraín (No, Jackie), a lavishly mounted and grandly entertaining depiction... more

Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New
Opens May 25 2017

Richard Gere has won plaudits all round for his hilarious and tragic performance as a New York fixer who may be a mensch, or just a complete schlemiel, in Joseph Cedar’s wheeling a... more

Sense Of An Ending, The
Opens May 25 2017

From Ritesh Batra, the director of The Lunchbox, comes a drama of regret and the ambiguities of memory starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. Tony Webster (Broadbent) is div... more

Opens May 25 2017

Adapted from the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, Woody Harrelson stars as a chattering misanthrope who discovers he may have something worth living for after all in the oddball WILSO... more

20th Century Women
Opens June 1 2017

Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (Beginners) directs a richly funny and heartfelt celebration of the complexities of women, family and time with the story of a determined single mother... more

Hounds Of Love
Opens June 1 2017

Meet the Filmmaker: Join the star of HOUNDS OF LOVE, Stephen Curry, for a Q&A with the Herald Sun's James Wigney following an advance screening of this bold new Australian film on Tu... more

Room, The
Opens June 3 2017

MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have i... more

Opens June 6 2017

No politics, sport or geography - just cinema! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drin... more

Opens June 8 2017

Brian Cox takes on the role of the most famous of British statesmen. CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the D-Day landings in Ju... more

Opens June 8 2017

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu is back with the highly anticipated film that earned the Romanian master the Best Director award at the 2016 Cannes Fil... more

Opens June 8 2017

Based on the classic story by Daphne Du Maurier, who gave cinema the likes of The Birds and Rebecca, MY COUSIN RACHEL is a gothic mystery of romantic love and potential murder. Youn... more

Family Law Series 2 Premiere, The
Opens June 13 2017

Join author/screenwriter BENJAMIN LAW and guests when they appear live at Cinema Nova to discuss THE FAMILY LAW, following the big-screen premiere of the first two episodes of the an... more

Hotel Coolgardie
Opens June 15 2017

Meet The Filmmaker Event - Tuesday June 6 - 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Australian Director Pete Gleeson and Producer Melissa Hayward come to Nova to talk about ... more

Opens June 15 2017

Cinema Nova and The Lort Smith Animal Hospital are excited to present an advance screening of the film with a special introduction ahead of the film on Sunday June 4, 11.15am. Ticket... more

Opens June 15 2017

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary in 2014, returns with a gripping, up-to-the-minute expose on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Cha... more

Whitney: Can I Be Me
Opens June 15 2017

Hers was the golden voice with unmatchable range; Whitney Houston was one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director... more

Quiet Passion, A
Opens June 22 2017

Join us for a very special matinee advance-screening of A QUIET PASSION on Friday June 16 at 10.30am with freshly-baked cookies, tea and coffee, plus a poetic discussion with Austral... more

Opens June 22 2017

The secrets of the past threaten to unravel two lives in UNA, adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird. Rooney Mara stars as Una, a young woman desperately attempting to recla... more

First Girl I Loved
Opens June 29 2017

High-school misfit Anne falls in love with Sasha, the beautiful star of the softball team. When Anne tells her best friend Clifton about her new crush, his jealousy threatens more th... more

Lady Macbeth
Opens June 29 2017

PRIVILEGE MEMBER ADVANCE SCREENING. Thursday June 15 – 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. The feature film debut from acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH is a Got... more

Chicken People
Opens July 6 2017

Chicken may just be food to some people, but raising the perfect show chicken is an all-consuming passion for others. CHICKEN PEOPLE follows the trials and tribulations, hopes and fe... more

Ghost Story, A
Opens July 13 2017

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his... more

Paris Can Wait
Opens July 20 2017

Eleanor Coppola directs Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard in a charming road movie through the beauty of the French countryside as a mature aged woman reckons with the change... more

The Space Between
Opens July 20 2017

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a... more

Battleship Potemkin & Man With A Movie Camera
Opens July 23 2017

Call of the Avant-Garde Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Mus... more

Opens July 27 2017

From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space, our oceans dominating from afar. But the seas are under threat. The ecological destruction that has occurr... more

Monster Calls, A
Opens July 27 2017

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), A MONSTER CALLS adapts Patrick Ness’ beloved award-winning novel about a young boy learning to deal with the... more

Big Sick, The
Opens August 3 2017

 Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the cr... more

Trip To Spain, The
Opens August 3 2017

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon re-team with director Michael Winterbottom for another roadtrip filled with fine food and wine, incredible scenery and wall-to-wall celebrity impersonatio... more

Wind River
Opens August 10 2017

Acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan makes his directorial debut with the final film in his trilogy of screenplays on the American frontier, including Sicario and Hell or High Wate... more

Lost City Of Z
Opens August 24 2017

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. more

Ali's Wedding
Opens August 31 2017

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly ... more

Opens August 31 2017

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. more

Opens September 7 2017

A documentary exploring artist Albert Namatjira family's plight in obtaining copyright over their grandfather's paintings. more

Wings (1927)
Opens October 19 2017

ICONIC: Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. more

(3d) Raphael: The Lord Of The Arts
Opens May 27 2017

Raphael – The Lord of the Arts is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world - Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of ar... more

NT Live: Twelfth Night
Opens June 3 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastia... more

Rsc: Julius Caesar
Opens June 10 2017

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and ... more

Met Opera Idomeneo
Opens June 17 2017

Conductor: James Levine Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine S... more

Rff: Staging Post, The
Opens June 18 2017

THE STAGING POST follows Muzafar and Khadim, two Afghan Hazara refugees who were stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats'. Facing many years in limbo, they built a comm... more

Rff: Land Between, The
Opens June 20 2017

THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is ... more

Rff: In Procedure
Opens June 21 2017

This documentary is about Syrian father Hassan, who fled to the Netherlands, to save his family. Through audio messages he keeps in touch with his wife Fadia and his children, who ar... more

Rff: Life Is Waiting
Opens June 22 2017

Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. Four... more

Rff: Constance On The Edge
Opens June 23 2017

Filmed over 10 years, CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. more

Nt Live: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Opens June 24 2017

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s ... more

Rsc: Antony & Cleopatra
Opens July 1 2017

Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of decadent seduction with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt, where his military brilliance deserts ... more

Stage Russia: Cherry Orchard, The
Opens July 8 2017

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russia... more

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin
Opens July 15 2017

Conductor: Robin Ticciati Production: Deborah Warner Set Designer: Tom Pye Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian Will... more

Michelangelo: Love And Death
Opens July 22 2017

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers ... more

Nt Live: Obsession
Opens July 29 2017

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A Vi... more

Met Opera Rosenkavalier, Der
Opens August 5 2017

Conductor: James Levine Production: Robert Carsen Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet Cast: R... more

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina
Opens August 12 2017

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally publis... more

Nt Live: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Opens August 19 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of... more

Nt Live: Angels In America Part 1
Opens September 9 2017

Angels In America Part One: Millenium Approaches. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life a... more

Nt Live: Angels In America Part 2
Opens September 16 2017

Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, ... more

Rsc: Titus Andronicus
Opens September 23 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, c... more

John Le Carre - An Evening With George Smiley
Opens September 30 2017

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved c... more