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Lost City of Z

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Director James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers) scales ambitious heights in his adaptation of the true story of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who vanished while searching for a mysterious city in the depths of the Amazon in the 1920s. Charlie Hunnam stars as Fawcett, who becomes convinced that there is ... more

Ali's Wedding

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Meet star and writer Osamah Sami, who discusses his delightful and touching new film. Friday September 1, 6.30pm, tickets available below. Meet Ali (Osamah Sami), the charming son of a Muslim cleric who despite the best of intentions, just can’t seem to make the right life choices. Ali ... more

Gifted

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

From director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) comes a witty and unexpected drama of intelligent people making all the wrong decisions. Chris Evans stars as Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary (McKenna Grace). After years of home-schooling, Frank enrols Mary at the local primary ... more

Dinner, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

A fancy dinner. Two brothers. And one dark, disturbing secret. The latest film from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) adapts the literary smash hit by author Herman Koch about a family with a steadily crumbling veneer of functionality. When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites ... more

Lovers, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

Nova Exclusive! 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. A witty and relatable comedy-drama from writer/director Azazel Jacobs, ... more

Namatjira Project

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

The legendary Archie Roach will be performing live in cinema before an advance screening of the NAMATJIRA PROJECT! Tuesday 5 September, 6.45pm. Book now! From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace – this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice. Albert Namatjira ... more

Tommy's Honour

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

Set up a tee for the true story of how modern golf began with TOMMY’S HONOUR. Starring Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond and Sam Neill, TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the powerfully moving story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father and ... more

Monsieur Mayonnaise

Opening Date: Sunday, 10 Sep 2017

Monsieur Mayonnaise - Fundraiser for Deborah Cass Prize Monsieur Mayonnaise presents an artist’s epic adventure into his family’s secret past. Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father Georges' clandestine role in the French Résistance in World War Two and his mother Mirka’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Philippe, ... more

Patti Cake$

Opening Date: Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

Australian actor Danielle Macdonald explodes onto the world stage with a performance you won’t forget any time soon in the deliriously wonderful PATTI CAKE$. Macdonald stars as Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper who believes herself to be a once in a lifetime hip hop star ... more

Beatriz at Dinner

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

The Nova Film Club launches with an advance screening: Tuesday, 19 September 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 now! Nova Exclusive! Salma Hayek is the ... more

Mountain

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any ... more

Dancer, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

French singer/actress SoKo and Lily-Rose Depp lead a star-studded cast in Stéphanie Di Giusto’s biopic inspired by the true story of two rival pioneers of modern dance and theatrical performance in late 19th-century Paris. Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller (Soko), born in the American Midwest, to become the toast ... more

Go-Betweens, The: Right Here

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

From acclaimed director Kriv Stenders, THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE is a feature length documentary about the people who created the seminal rock band the Go-Betweens. It is a heartfelt story of discovery, exploring the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships that formed one of the most loved and influential bands in ... more

Heal the Living

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

An interweaving of three stories connected to each other via an accident. ... more

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Opening Date: Friday, 29 Sep 2017

Returning due to popular demand! Remastered by the British Film Institute and presented in its full Cinemascope glory, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is a must for every fan of this seminal classic. Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic ... more

Final Portrait

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. ... more

Song to Song

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

Terrence Malick directs a star cast in a swooning romantic drama of two intersecting love triangles set within the American live music scene. Set against the Austin music scene in Texas, the film swirls around two entangled couples. BV (Ryan Gosling) is a struggling songwriter in a relationship with a similarly ... 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

Good Time

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival. Celebrated filmmakers Josh and Ben Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine ... more

Only Living Boy in New York, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbour as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in the sharp and witty coming-of-age story THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK, directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, Gifted). Thomas Webb (Callum ... more

Tom of Finland

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

From filmmaker Dome Karukoski, TOM OF FINLAND is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Tuoko (Pekka Strang) finds no peace at home as he has ... 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

Brigsby Bear

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 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

Midwife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

The new film from César-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Séraphine), THE MIDWIFE marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinema’s most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a ... more

Ornithologist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track. ... 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

Detroit

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. ... more

Killing of a Sacred Deer, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

From the Oscar-nominated director of The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, comes a pitch-black comedy of impossible decisions and the dangers of procrastination. Gifted surgeon Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) and his wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) live a privileged life in the suburbs with their two loving children Kim and Bob. When Steven is ... more

Tulip Fever

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 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

Disaster Artist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Based on Greg Sestero's memoir on the making of Tommy Wiseau's so-called "worst film of all time", The Room, James Franco's THE DISASTER ARTIST is among the most highly-anticipated films of 2017. Dave Franco stars as Greg, a handsome actor hoping to make it big in Los Angeles. Paired with another ... 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

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

Ghibli: Arriety (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

This is a story of a family of “little” people. ARRIETTY is a visually stunning animated film created by world-renowned Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, PONYO) and based on the much-loved children’s book The Borrowers by Mary Norton. In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty ... more

Ghibli: Arriety (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

This is a story of a family of “little” people. ARRIETTY is a visually stunning animated film created by world-renowned Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, PONYO) and based on the much-loved children’s book The Borrowers by Mary Norton. In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty ... more

Ghibli: Cat Returns, The (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she’s ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat’s ... more

Ghibli: From Up on Poppy Hill (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Ponyo, and Arrietty) comes From Up on Poppy Hill, the uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centres on Umi and Shun and the budding ... more

Ghibli: Grave of the Fireflies (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, Setsuko, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are ... more

Ghibli: Grave of the Fireflies (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, Setsuko, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are ... more

Ghibli: Isao Takahata & His Tale of Princess (Sub)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

A fascinating and insightful behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of Isao Takahata’s THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. With complete access to the film’s production, we are privileged to witness Takahata as he uncovers the process by which he came to take on the project, the recording of the character ... more

Ghibli: Kiki's Delivery Service (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon to learn their craft. That night comes for Kiki, who follows her dream and embarks on the experience of a lifetime. With her chatty black cat, Jiji, she flies off to find the ... more

Ghibli: Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, The (Sub)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

With near-unfettered access inside Studio Ghibli, award-winning director Mami Sunada follows the key personnel at Ghibli - Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive Isao Takahata - over the course of approximately one year as the studio rushes to complete their two highly anticipated new films, ... more

Ghibli: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Pazu, an engineer's apprentice finds a young girl, Sheeta floating down from the sky wearing a glowing pendant. Together they discover both are searching for the legendary floating castle Laputa and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Their quest won't be easy however. There ... more

Ghibli: My Neighbor Totoro (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, have moved with their father into a new home in the country, while their mother recovers from illness in a nearby hospital. To their surprise, they soon discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures and even stranger neighbours - forest ... more

Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family - from the hilarious to the touching - brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, ... more

Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family - from the hilarious to the touching - brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, ... more

Ghibli: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Sub)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard ... more

Ghibli: Ocean Waves (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Kochi is your average coastal town on the sleepy, idyllic island of Shikoku and young Taku is definitely your average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful student recently transferred from Tokyo. By the end of the ... more

Ghibli: Only Yesterday (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of ... more

Ghibli: Pom Poko (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

POM POKO is a tale of the clash between modern civilization and the natural world. The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by rapid urbanisation. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. Once they perfect the ... more

Ghibli: Pom Poko (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

POM POKO is a tale of the clash between modern civilization and the natural world. The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by rapid urbanisation. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. Once they perfect the ... more

Ghibli: Ponyo (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

In a small town by the sea lives five year old Sosuke, high on a cliff overlooking the Inland Sea. One morning while playing on the rocky beach below his house, he discovers a goldfish he names Ponyo, her head stuck in a jam jar. Sosuke rescues Ponyo and keeps ... more

Ghibli: Porco Rosso (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

When "Porco" - whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell - infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a comical rival pilot, to "get rid" of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete over the affections ... more

Ghibli: Porco Rosso (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

When "Porco" - whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell - infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a comical rival pilot, to "get rid" of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete over the affections ... more

Ghibli: Tales from Earthsea (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

In the land of Earthsea, crops are failing and livestock dying. Two dragons appear from the storm clouds and devour each other - an omen of impending disaster. The balance of the world is in peril of tearing apart. In his search for the cause of this encroaching catastrophe, the Archmage ... more

Ghibli: Tales from Earthsea (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

In the land of Earthsea, crops are failing and livestock dying. Two dragons appear from the storm clouds and devour each other - an omen of impending disaster. The balance of the world is in peril of tearing apart. In his search for the cause of this encroaching catastrophe, the Archmage ... more

Ghibli: When Marnie Was There (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Twelve-year-old Anna believes she sits outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong, and shuts herself off from everyone around her. Concerned for her health, Anna's foster mother decides to send her to rural Hokkaido to stay in a sleepy town by the sea. As she dreams her days ... more

Ghibli: When Marnie Was There (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Twelve-year-old Anna believes she sits outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong, and shuts herself off from everyone around her. Concerned for her health, Anna's foster mother decides to send her to rural Hokkaido to stay in a sleepy town by the sea. As she dreams her days ... more

Ghibli: Whisper of the Heart (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Shizuku Tsukishima is a bit of a book-worm, spending her last summer vacation in junior high school reading and translating popular foreign music into Japanese. With aspirations to one day become a writer, Shizuku can't help but notice that the name Seiji Amasawa appears on every one of the books ... more

Ghibli: Wind Rises, The (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Hayao Miyazaki brings together the aircraft engineer Jiro Horikoshi and the author Tatsuo Hori, men living in the times of THE WIND RISES, to create Jiro, a fictional character at the centre of a tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. Nominated ... 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

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 5 Sep 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

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

Met Opera: Nabucco

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy ... 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

NT Live: Yerma

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Oct 2017

WINNER - Best Revival - 2017 Olivier Awards! WINNER - Best Actress (Billie Piper) - 2017 Olivier Awards! The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain, Doctor Who) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s ... more

Met Opera: Norma

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and ... 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

Dogs in Space

Opening Date: Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

DOGS IN SPACE is an iconic 1986 Australian film set in Melbourne's "Little Band" music scene in 1978. It was directed by Richard Lowenstein (Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand) and starred Michael Hutchence as Sam, the drug-addled frontman of the fictitious band from ... 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 one-of screening of THE NEON SPECTRUM! 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 Pies) returns with ... 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

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

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