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Ingrid Goes West

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Be careful who you follow. Aubrey Plaza takes the lead in this gleefully dark comedy that tears into the collective obsession with presenting perfect lives on social media. Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) is spiralling the drain of despair after the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks. The ... more

Suburbicon

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

The new film from George Clooney, SUBURBICON stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in a biting satire co-written by the Coen Brothers. Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns -- the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959 ... more

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Opening Date: Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

National Screening Day: Sunday 29 October, 11.00am. Tickets on sale now! *Share of proceeds go to Australian Geographic Society and Screens without Borders. Australian Geographic’s 2016 Adventurer of the Year, Michael Smith, discovered the delights and perils of true adventure in a solo circumnavigation in his tiny amphibious flying boat, Southern ... more

Bad Genius

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

ADVANCE SCREENING - TICKETS ONLY $10 Wednesday November 1 – 6.45pm - on sale below An edge-of-your seat heist-thriller inspired by true events, BAD GENIUS is a story about a brilliant teen prodigy, her friends, and their mission to cheat in order to turn exam papers into millions Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying), a genius ... more

Ornithologist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

Winner of the Best Director award at the Locarno Film Festival, João Pedro Rodrigues’ THE ORNITHOLOGIST is a visually-arresting and powerful journey into the Portuguese wilderness and beyond. An amateur birdwatcher, Fernando (Paul Hamy), is on an expedition in northern Portugal when he loses control of his kayak in the ... more

School Life

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

An observational documentary that follows the year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland, SCHOOL LIFE explores a truly unique learning environment. Headfort School, housed in an 18th century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and ... more

Room, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 4 Nov 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 it all - a beautiful fiancée, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotion in the works. But Lisa, (Juliette ... more

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

Please note, there will be no CineTrivia in November due to the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday. 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, drinks, food, ... more

Brad's Status

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Nova Exclusive! Ben Stiller stars as a man in the midst of a middle-life quandary of success, failure, and overblown dreams in director Mike White’s biting comedy. Brad Sloan has a life that many would envy – a meaningful job, a loving family living in suburban Sacramento – but he has ... more

Detroit

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Advance Screening - Friday November 3 at 6.30pm Tickets only $11.50 and on sale below In the summer of 1967, Detroit’s African American population was at the mercy of a corrupt and racist white police force; discrimination impacted every aspect of their lives. The community was at breaking point, and a police ... more

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Nova Exclusive! In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN tells the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940's and the controversy the comic generated. While Marston's ... more

Borg vs McEnroe

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

One of the great rivalries of tennis is brought to the screen by Swedish director Janus Metz, zeroing in on the classic 1980 Wimbledon final between the unflappable, icy Björn Borg and enfant terrible John McEnroe. Two of the greats of modern tennis, Borg and McEnroe were polar opposites in ... more

Killing of a Sacred Deer, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

The Nova Film Club hosts an advance screening of THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER: Wednesday 8 November at 6.30pm. Film passes, drink specials and conversations to follow in the Bar after the film - all included in the ticket price! Come and meet some new Novaphiles. Book ... more

Lucky

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

The swansong of cinema great Harry Dean Stanton, LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, ... more

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Opening Date: Friday, 17 Nov 2017

NOVA ICONIC! Encounter Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi classic as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a film that helped shape modern cinema as we know it. Fully restored and presented in high definition digital. Featuring a special 7-minute introduction to play before the film, including a brand-new interview with Steven ... more

Louis Theroux: Heroin Town

Opening Date: Friday, 17 Nov 2017

For the first time in cinemas, comes an exclusive premiere event. Featuring a world exclusive pre-recorded interview with the man himself, Louis Theroux. Louis Theroux: Heroin Town is an in-depth look at a community caught in the vice-like grip of heroin addiction. America's love affair with prescription painkillers has led ... more

Dogs in Space

Opening Date: Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

UPDATE: Richard Lowenstein is no longer able to attend this screening, we hope to add another special guest to introduce the screening. Tickets include admission to the Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art! On sale now. DOGS IN SPACE is an iconic 1986 ... more

Butterfly Tree, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

Melissa George returns to Australian film to star in Priscilla Cameron’s visually stunning magic realist tale about a burlesque dancer turned florist who brightens the lives of a despondent father and son. Thirteen year old Fin (Ed Oxenbould) is mourning the death of his mother when he meets Evelyn, ... more

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

MONTHLY MATINEE - Join us for an advance screening with scones, jam and cream, tea/coffee, and a discussion on the Winnie-the-Pooh phenomenon and other famous children's books. Hosted by Jan Epstein with guest Angela Crocombe, a children’s book specialist and Manager of Readings Kids. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16th – 10.30AM ... more

Teacher, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Jan Hřebejk, THE TEACHER is a wildly entertaining black comedy inspired by the true story of a Communist-era school teacher who manipulated her pupils and their families for unprecedented personal gain. The early 1980s, Czechoslovakia. At the start of a new term at a suburban high school, a ... more

Tulip Fever

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

The western world was once throw into an absolute frenzy over one particular flower, and it’s against this background that a passionate, sensual affair unfolds in the erotic period drama TULIP FEVER. The 17th-century tulip mania is raging, and in Amsterdam painter Jan van Loos (Dane DeHaan) has been commissioned to ... more

Disaster Artist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

GREG SESTERO live at the Melbourne premiere of THE DISASTER ARTIST, Tuesday November 21 - 6.45pm. Join author and star of The Room, Greg Sestero, when he comes to Melbourne to present THE DISASTER ARTIST. Come dressed in your tuxedo or red dress, ticket includes a piccolo of sparkling wine ... more

Man Who Invented Christmas, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

The journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other classic characters from "A Christmas Carol." The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjured up a timeless tale. ... more

Neon Spectrum, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join the cast and crew for an in-cinema discussion following a screening of THE NEON SPECTRUM! Hosted by Stephen A Russell. Tuesday 28 November, 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now! Indie Melbourne filmmaker Lee Galea (winner - Best Film at the 2013 Melbourne Queer Film Festival for Monster ... more

Wonder

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. ... more

In This Corner of the World

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live. ... more

Secret Scripture, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Based on Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel, the latest film from director Jim Sheridan draws us into a woman's mysterious story, long hidden by time and trauma. Starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, and Eric Bana, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a powerful story of love, loss, and belated redemption. Roseanne McNulty ... more

Wonder Wheel

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. ... more

Cinema Fiasco: Invasion of the Bee Girls

Opening Date: Friday, 8 Dec 2017

A spate of mysterious deaths in a small California community is investigated by an FBI agent who discovers the victims, all male, have been exhausted to death during sex. The culprit behind these shenanigans is a queen bee in human form who transforms frumpy housewives into glamorous bee girls and ... more

Celebration of John Clarke, A

Opening Date: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017

Presented by Cinema Nova and Readings. Tuesday December 12 – 6.15pm. A celebratory event, looking at the life and work of the legendary satirist/actor/writer/comedian and Nova favourite John Clarke, who sadly passed away this year. Clarke’s daughter Lorin, an ABC radio regular, author, script editor and theatre-maker, will chat ... more

Slack Bay

Opening Date: Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini mix it up for laughs in the latest Cannes entry from Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker continuing to trade his former heavyweight formalism for the absurdity and slapstick he revelled in with the great Li’l Quinquin. Breezily mining the class divide for bizarro comedy, ... more

Wonderstruck

Opening Date: Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. ... more

Florida Project, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. ... more

Love Actually

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Dec 2017

Join us for a Christmas Eve screening of Richard Curtis' beloved Yuletide romance which follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan ... more

Breathe

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

The directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis, BREATHE is a sweeping romantic drama starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, based on the true story of a woman who wouldn’t allow her husband to give up on his extraordinary life. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ... more

Call Me by Your Name

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love) returns with his most dazzling film yet, a searing first love romance set in the hazy heat of a northern Italian summer in the 1980s. Elio (breakout newcomer Timothée Chalamet) is enjoying the summer at his family’s Italian estate when a new research ... more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Opening Date: Monday, 1 Jan 2018

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon , an immature mother's boy with ... more

Darkest Hour, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

During the early days of WWII, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds ... more

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

Based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers. This is Studio Ponoc's first feature film. ... more

Cinema Fiasco: New Year's Evil

Opening Date: Friday, 12 Jan 2018

Diane Sullivan is a new wave punk singer and the host of a televised New Year’s Eve rock concert. During the broadcast, she starts receiving phone calls from a serial killer whose evil plan is to kill someone every time the clock strikes midnight in each American time zone. Guess ... more

Shape of Water, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret ... more

Sweet Country

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial. ... more

Cinema Fiasco: Konga

Opening Date: Friday, 9 Feb 2018

The only thing that excites Cinema Fiasco’s hosts more than a man in a gorilla suit is Michael Gough at his scenery-chewing best and, in KONGA, you get the best of both worlds. Lost in the jungles of Africa (after a hilariously staged plane crash), a mad scientist discovers a ... more

Fantastic Woman, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Feb 2018

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. ... more

Square, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

From Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund comes the Palme d'Or winning satire The Square. A poignant reflection of our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain age - Ostlund's comedy stars Claes Bang as Christian, the respected ... more

On Chesil Beach

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon. ... more

Breath

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018

Based on Tim Winton's award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. ... more

Wife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in a critically acclaimed drama about the implications of living in another's shadow. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he'll be receiving a prestigious award. ... more

NT Live: Salome

Opening Date: Saturday, 4 Nov 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call ... more

Met Opera: Zauberflöte, Die

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Nov 2017

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian ... more

Art on Screen: The British Museum presents Hokusai

Opening Date: Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

This fascinating cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, ... more

RSC: Coriolanus

Opening Date: Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles ... more

NT Live: Peter Pan

Opening Date: Saturday, 2 Dec 2017

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell ... more

Met Opera: Exterminating Angel, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 9 Dec 2017

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ... more

Wound, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Feb 2018

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel. ... more

Met Opera: Tosca

Opening Date: Saturday, 10 Feb 2018

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. ... more

NT Live: Follies

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Feb 2018

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to ... more

Met Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Mar 2018

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and ... more

NT Live: Young Marx

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Mar 2018

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team ... more

Met Opera: Bohème, La

Opening Date: Saturday, 31 Mar 2018

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, ... more

NT Live: Julius Caesar

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. ... more

Met Opera: Semiramide

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Apr 2018

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king ... more

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Opening Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018

Sienna Miller stars in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by Aussie local Benedict Andrews, based on Tennessee Williams’ classic play. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the ... more

Met Opera: Così fan tutte

Opening Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss ... more

Met Opera: Luisa Miller

Opening Date: Saturday, 16 Jun 2018

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt ... more

Met Opera: Cendrillon

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she ... more