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First Girl I Loved

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

A gorgeous first love romance from director Karem Sanga, FIRST GIRL I LOVED stars Dylan Gelula as Anne, a high schooler who is thrown into internal chaos when she falls in love with the most popular girl in school, Sasha. Anne is her school yearbook’s photographer, and her camera seems to ... more

Lady Macbeth

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

The feature film debut from acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH is a Gothic tale of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in 19th century England, whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate. Teenage bride Katherine (breakout talent Florence Pugh) ... more

Monsieur Chocolat

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

This lively and unmissable French box-office hit details the fascinating rise-and-fall story of the first popular Afro-Cuban artist of the French stage. Lavishly set in stunning Belle Époque Paris, it is beautifully realised through the energised performances of the charismatic Omar Sy (The Intouchables, 2011) and real-life circus-performer (and grandson ... more

Villainess, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

Action Boys and Confession of Murder director, Jeong Byeong-gil delivers the a spectacular Korean action movie that took Cannes by storm; THE VILLAINESS. Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin), who was raised as a killer, has her revenge on unidentified men who murdered her husband. However, a false move sees her brought to ... more

Chicken People

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jul 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 fears of those who breed poultry for competition on the high stakes chicken show circuit. In a world where a bent feather ... more

It Comes at Night

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults presents the psychological horror thriller IT COMES AT NIGHT, centred on a teenage boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors, external and otherwise, in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm. Secure within a ... more

Baby Driver

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

Advance screening - Friday 7 July, 7pm. Tickets available below! Edgar Wright, director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, returns with a full-throttle caper that is equal parts car chase thriller, tender love story, and toe-tapping, singalong musical. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a talented getaway driver working for a ... more

Beguiled, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

Advance screening - Wednesday July 5th - 6.45pm. Be the first to see this highly-anticipated film and Cannes' sensation. Tickets on sale below. Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win Cannes’ top directing prize with this vengeful melodrama of an all-female boarding school in the American South during the Civil ... more

Paris Can Wait

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Join us for our Monthly Matinee advance screening of Paris Can Wait, with croissant and jam, coffee/tea plus a discussion on all things French - travel, culture, lifestyle and food - with Alliance Française de Melbourne. All at regular ticket prices. Wednesday July 12 - 10.30am. Tickets on sale ... more

Space Between, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join director Ruth Borgobello, producer Davide Giusto, and cinematographer Katie Milwright for an Opening Night Q&A - Thu 20 July at 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now! Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to ... more

Battleship Potemkin & Man with a Movie Camera

Opening Date: Sunday, 23 Jul 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 Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermission. Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, a ... more

Ghost Story, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jul 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 bereft wife. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his mourning wife (Rooney Mara), only ... more

Monster Calls, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jul 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 hardest truth in life. Twelve year old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) doesn’t want to accept the fact that his mother (Felicity Jones) is battling ... more

Big Sick, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon put their own real-life relationship on screen in this charming romantic comedy about an American-Pakistani stand-up comic coming to terms with family expectations. Kumail (Nanjiani playing a version of himself) is striving to find success in comedy while also constantly negotiating with his ... more

Trip to Spain, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

GALA SCREENING - Tuesday July 18 - 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below. Take a trip to Spain at Nova and be the first to see the highly-anticipated third installment! Ticket includes a glass of Spanish red wine, live music in cinema with the Spanish sounds of Duo Agog, and a ... more

Inconvenient Sequel, An

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army ... more

Wind River

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 Aug 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 Water. Jeremy Renner is Cory Lambert, a local game tracker who stumbles upon the body of a murdered teenage girl, frozen in the ... more

Logan Lucky

Opening Date: Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. ... more

All for One

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

An unconventional Australian-backed team become the toast of international competition cycling thanks to a unique attitude toward one of the most gruelling of sports ... more

Killing Ground

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

When young urbanites Ian (Ian Meadows) and Sam (Harriet Dyer) decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other ... more

Lost City of Z

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 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

Maudie

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 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

Ali's Wedding

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Meet Ali, the charming son of a Muslim cleric who despite the best of intentions, just can’t seem to make the right life choices. Ali dreams big – he wants to be with the girl he loves, but he’s been promised to another girl at his father’s mosque. He wants to ... more

Lovers, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. ... more

Namatjira

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

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

Brigsby Bear

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

A young man goes on a quest to discover what happened to his favourite childhood television show in the hilarious and completely unclassifiable comedy BRIGSBY BEAR. James (Kyle Mooney) was brought up by his over-protective parents in a remote, off-the-grid home for the first 25 years of his life. When ... more

Patti Cake$

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey. ... more

Blue

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 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 occurred in the oceans over the last century is unprecedented and warns of an impending mass extinction. Tackling themes ... more

Wings (1927)

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Oct 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

Tulip Fever

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. ... more

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 4 Jul 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, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the ... more

St Kilda Film Festival - Best of the Best

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

The St Kilda Film Festival heads northside for one night only!

Hosted by Shaun Miller, the event features an in-conversation with Andrew Kavanagh - St Kilda Film Festival's Best Short Film winner (WELCOME HOME ALLEN).

Program 1, Award Winners: Brown Paper Bag After All Adele Welcome Home Allen Homebodies Program 2, Director’s Choice: The Mother Situation The ... more

Stage Russia: Cherry Orchard, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 8 Jul 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 Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the ... more

Comedie Francaise: Romeo et Juliette

Opening Date: Saturday, 15 Jul 2017

Rarely staged in France, William Shakespeare’s classic makes its return to la Comédie-Française for the first time in about 50 years. Ruf’s take on the play remains as close as possible to Shakespeare’s original masterpiece, in a “Southern Italy where the sun hits town squares and heats up people’s minds. ... more

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

Opening Date: Saturday, 15 Jul 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 William Galloway Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin) Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as ... more

Michelangelo: Love and Death

Opening Date: Saturday, 22 Jul 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 a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the ... more

NT Live: Obsession

Opening Date: Saturday, 29 Jul 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 View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, ... more

Met Opera: Rosenkavalier, Der

Opening Date: Saturday, 5 Aug 2017

Conductor: James Levine Production: Robert Carsen Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elīna Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs) The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s ... more

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina

Opening Date: Saturday, 12 Aug 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 published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, ... more

NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Opening Date: Saturday, 19 Aug 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 the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of ... more

Comedie Francaise: Le Misanthrope

Opening Date: Saturday, 2 Sep 2017

Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help. ... more

NT Live: Angels in America, Pt. 1: Millenium Appro

Opening Date: Saturday, 9 Sep 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 and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough ... more

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Opening Date: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone ... more

NT Live: Angels in America, Pt. 2: Perestroika

Opening Date: Saturday, 16 Sep 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, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, ... more

RSC: Titus Andronicus

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Sep 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, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us ... more

John le Carre - An Evening with George Smiley

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 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 character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and ... more

Comedie Francaise: Cyrano de Bergerac

Opening Date: Saturday, 7 Oct 2017

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves… After Roméo and Juliet and The Misanthrope, France’s historical theatre stage la Comédie-Française will end its new cinema season with beloved classic Cyrano de Bergerac, ... 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