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A fantastic old-school espionage thriller that recalls the likes of Casablanca, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard set the screen aflame in Robert Zemeckis’ film about loyalty and doubt in the midst of war. In 1942, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) enco... more


From multi-award-winning director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Incendies, Prisoners) comes a grippingly intelligent science fiction drama based on a short story by Ted Chiang. Insular linguistics professor Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) watches with the world ... more

Birds, The

Co-presented by The Ian Potter Museum of Art as part of their exhibition 'Sister Corita’s Summer of Love'. Film will be followed by a Q&A panel discussing Sister Corita's friendship with Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, THE BIRDS: A w... more

Cinema Fiasco: Kingdom Of The Spiders

It just isn’t safe to live in Small Town America. If you’re not being invaded by aliens from outer space you can bet your boots something else is on its way and in this movie it’s hordes of toxic tarantulas. When cows start dropping dead heroic veteri... more

Coming War On China, The

Meet The Filmmaker: Join JOHN PILGER live in-cinema for a Q&A screening of his latest documentary on Friday February 10, 6.30pm. Nova exclusive! From journalist provocateur John Pilger comes a compelling political documentary that highlights the growing li... more


What happens when you walk away from being the embodiment of your profession? Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm as an astonishing prodigy, gifted with both power and poise, and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principle ... more

Edge Of Seventeen, The

From producer James L. Brooks (Broadcast News, As Good As It Gets) and debut writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig comes a modern coming of age comedy that brims with wit and truth. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some) star as... more


Paul Verhoeven, the legendary filmmaker behind such cinema classics as Basic Instinct, Robocop and Black Book, returns with an edgy revenge thriller starring Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) as Michele Leblanc, a successful if ruthless business woman wi... more

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

From the imagination of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and David Yates, director of four of the boy wizard feature films, comes a magical new adventure starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katharine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller ... more

Fencer, The

An audience favourite at the recent Scandinavian Film Festival, Klaus Härö’s elegantly crafted, multi award-winning drama is set in post-war, Soviet-occupied Estonia, and movingly depicts the true story of fencing master Endel Neils, who risked his life... more

Founder, The

The true story of the slick salesman who was behind what became the most successful American business in history, see Michael Keaton make a concerted play for that somehow elusive Best Actor Oscar in the deliciously entertaining drama THE FOUNDER. Ray Kroc... more

Gimme Danger

Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, t... more

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson is back in the director’s seat for HACKSAW RIDGE, the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, during the Battle of Okinawa saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Portrayed by Andrew Garfield, Doss was the only American soldier in... more

Handmaiden, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The new film from Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker), THE HANDMAIDEN has been adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, transposed from its Victorian setting into 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation. Sook-hee (Kim Ta... more

Hell Or Highwater

From the writer of Sicario, HELL OR HIGH WATER is a gripping action-thriller about family, crime and justice starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges. After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) decide to rob the bran... more

I, Daniel Blake

Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, director Ken Loach's moving drama explores the experiences of individuals and families facing uncertainty as they navigate the bureaucracy of social services. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worke... more


The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was a moment that defined a generation. That this handsome, charismatic leader with a beautiful wife and two young children could have his life ended so brutally, defied comprehension. With JACKIE, di... more

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang... more

Jasper Jones

MEET THE FILMMAKER Q&A SCREENING: Wed Feb 22, 6.15pm - Director Rachel Perkins and novelist Craig Silvey will be live in-cinema following an advance screening of JASPER JONES, along with some special guests. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s best-selling Aust... more

La La Land

A huge hit with audiences and critics, Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's La La Land is an exhilarating music-filled romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In modern day Los Angeles, two ambitious artists who fall in love – one a dedicated musicia... more

Live By Night

It's the Roaring 20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ag... more

Manchester By The Sea

AUSTRALIA DAY ADVANCE SCREENING: Thursday January 26th - 12.30pm. After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in ... more

Miss Sloane

John Madden directs a timely poilitical thriller set within the 'swamp' of political lobbyists, elected representatives and the interests they each serve. Jessica Chastain, in her Golden Globe-nominated role, stars as Elizabeth Sloane; a ruthless Washington... more

Monsieur Mayonnaise

IN CONVERSATION screening: Thursday February 23, 6.45pm. Gallerist William Mora joins Heide Museum of Modern Art curator Kendrah Morgan to discuss his amazing family story, after a screening of Monsieur Mayonnaise. Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora is prod... more


"A flat-out masterpiece" - Rolling Stone. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough nei... more

Music Of Strangers: Yoyo Ma And The Silk Road Ense

Nova Exclusive! Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the world’s most popular classical musicians, and here in this documentary by Morgan Neville, the Academy Award-winning director of Twenty Feet From Stardom, viewers can see Ma put together and travel around the ... more

Newsies: The Broadway Show

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York ... more

Nocturnal Animals

For those who have been eagerly awaiting director and fashion designer Tom Ford’s follow-up to the acclaimed A Single Man, succour is here in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, an artful, slow-boiling drama of what happens when the past wields a poisoned pen. Susan Morr... more

Operation Avalanche

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! It is the height of the Cold War when the CIA comes to suspect there is a Russian mole working inside of NASA. Assigning two young agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) to go undercover and hunt down the leak, the men pose as documentary f... more


Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an original science fiction thriller from director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). The Starship Avalon is transporting thousands of hibernating people to the distant planet of Homestead Colony when a malfuncti... more


Go on a ride with Jim Jarmusch in PATERSON, the director’s latest gentle meditation on art, relationships, poetry, and how life is lived in the small details. Paterson (Adam Driver) lives in the town of Paterson, New Jersey with his wife Laura (Golshift... more

Perfect Strangers

The multi award-winning new comedy of manners from Paolo Genovese is a fiendishly clever take on decorum in the age of modern technology, and poses the question: how well do we really know those close to us? The titular perfect strangers are actually seven... more

Queen of Katwe

A breath of jubilant fresh air in the genre of the sporting underdog, QUEEN OF KATWE, from director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), charts the rise of Phiona Mutesi, an unlikely chess prodigy from the Katwe slum in Uganda. Ten year old Phiona (newcomer Madin... more

Red Dog - True Blue

When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller) is shipped off to his grandfather's (Bryan Brown) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship ... more

Room, The

MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Extra summer screenings: Friday Dec 16, Saturday Jan 7, Friday Jan 20, Saturday Feb 4. (First Saturday of the month after that). Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room is like no other fi... more

Rosalie Blum

Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences. Thirty-something Vincent Machot (Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser. Li... more


A culmination of thirty years work by Martin Scorsese, SILENCE is the master director’s passion project, adapted from Shusaku Endo’s epic novel about Portuguese missionaries in 16th century Japan. Jesuit priests Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) ... more

United Kingdom, A

The love affair that shook an empire, A UNITED KINGDOM is the extraordinary true story of Seretse Khama, a Prince of Bechuanaland (now modern day Botswana), who caused an international scandal when in 1947 he fell in love with and married office worker Ruth... more

Winter At Westbeth

Meet The Filmmaker Q&A screening: Tuesday Feb 7, 6.45pm - Director Rohan Spong and producers Lizette Atkins and Adam Farrington-Williams will discuss their Australian documentary following a screening. Filmed across one extraordinary year in New York City... more

Your Name (english Subtitles)

The No. 1 Japanese box office smash hit that is now on the way to becoming one of the top ten highest grossing films of all time in Japan, YOUR NAME is a magical anime adventure about a mysterious connection between two students from opposite ends of Japan.... more

Artist’s Garden, The: American Impressionism

“An artist’s interest in gardening is to produce pictures without brushes.” Anna Lea Merritt Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: Ameri... more

Botticelli Inferno

A journey to the underworld through the 9 circles of Hell, to reveal the secrets of a work of art which continues to intrigue the world. Shot in exclusive European locations such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Vatican Library, London, Berlin and the... more


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 knowledg... more

I, Claude Monet

“My head is bursting- I want to paint it all.” Claude Monet In this striking film from award-winning director Phil Grabsky, we take a new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writing... more

Met Opera Idomeneo

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 Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Op... more

Met Opera L'amour De Loin

Libretto: Amin Maalouf Conductor: Susanna Mälkki Production: Robert Lepage Set Designer: Michael Curry Costume Designer: Michael Curry Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams Lightscape Image Designer: Lionel Arnould Cast: Susanna Phillips (Clémence), Tamara M... more

Met Opera La Traviata

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Production: Willy Decker Set and Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede Choreographer: Athol Farmer Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio... more

Met Opera Nabucco

Conductor: James Levine Production: Elijah Moshinsky Set Designer: John Napier Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison Cast: Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Jamie Barton (Fenena), Russell Thomas (Ismaele), Plácido Domingo... more

Met Opera Romeo Et Juliette

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Bartlett Sher Set Designer: Michael Yeargan Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton Choreographer: Chase Brock Cast: Diana Damrau (Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (Roméo), Elliot Mador... more

Met Opera Rosenkavalier, Der

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), El?na Garan?a (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie)... more

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

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), E... more

Met Opera: Rusalka

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder Production: Mary Zimmerman Set Designer: Daniel Ostling Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens Choreographer: Austin McCormick Cast: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess),... more

Michelangelo: Love And Death

“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 considere... more

Nt Live: Angels In America Part 1

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 ... more

Nt Live: Angels In America Part 2

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) pla... more

Nt Live: Hedda Gabler

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, o... more

Nt Live: No Man's Land

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner... more

Nt Live: Saint Joan

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and na... more

Ted2017: The Future You $1million Prize Event

You’ve seen TED Talks, the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Now in 2017 you’ll have the opportunity to join the worldwide TED conversation when TED Cinema Experience brings TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future... more

Ted2017: The Future You Highlights Exclusive

You’ve seen TED Talks, the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Now in 2017 you’ll have the opportunity to join the worldwide TED conversation when TED Cinema Experience brings TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future... more

Ted2017: The Future You Opening Event

You’ve seen TED Talks, the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Now in 2017 you’ll have the opportunity to join the worldwide TED conversation when TED Cinema Experience brings TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future... more

Tff: Age Of Consequences, The

An investigation on the impacts of climate change through the lens of national security and global stability. From the directors of Requiem for the American Dream, The Age of Consequences looks beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unres... more

Tff: Bentley Effect, The

A powerful story about the courage and heroism of a community defending their land. When the Northern Rivers community found their home being threatened by gasfield industrialisation, a critical mass of citizens from all walks of life responded to the call.... more

Tff: C Word, The

From Executive Producer Morgan Freeman, The C Word follows the powerful stories of celebrated French neuroscientist and cancer revolutionary Dr. David Servan-Schreiber and the film's director Meghan O'Hara (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine and Sicko) ... more

Tff: Chocolate Case, The

This film follows the incredible journey of three intrepid Dutch journalists, who after uncovering child slavery in the cocoa production chain, try to persuade large corporations to end the use of child labour. Rebuffed by the industry, and after several fa... more

Tff: Esteem

Esteem is an intimate and profound documentary exploring the fundamental reason behind the environmental crisis; that our wounding of the earth is a mirror of humanity's psychological and emotional wounds and how we can heal this with vulnerability, compass... more

Tff: Freightened

An audacious and fascinating investigation into the mechanics and perils of freight shipping and the phenomenal impact global trade has on our climate and our oceans. The newest film from veteran director Denis Delestrac, reveals an audacious and gripping i... more

Tff: Future Of Work And Death, The

World experts in Futurology, Anthropology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life; work and death. With commentary from author Will Self, futurist Techno-Philosopher Gray Scott, and bi... more

Tff: H.o.p.e What You Eat Matters

A startling and moving documentary uncovering the effects of our typical Western diet, high in animal-based foods. It contrasts the limited interests of the pharmaceutical and agricultural industry with the interests of living beings on this planet. Featuri... more

Tff: How To Let Go Of The World And Love All Thing

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Travelling to 12... more

Tff: In Pursuit Of Silence

A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the ... more

Tff: New Economy, A

Can cooperation save the world? A documentary about people building a new way of making a living. Following the journeys of a Brewing Co-op, a Romanian laser physicist, and a social enterprise street farm, among others, the film shows how by rewarding huma... more

Tff: Our Power

Our Power is a Melbourne-made documentary about the Latrobe Valley community as they bear the brunt of the privatisation of Victoria's electricity in the 1990s and deal with the devastating Hazelwood mine fire of 2014. It is an emotional and intense roller-... more

Tff: Planting Seeds Of Mindfulness

PLANTING SEEDS OF MINDFULNESS is a beautifully animated narrative feature based on the book by world-renowned meditation practitioner Thich Nhat Hanh, entitled “Planting Seeds Practicing Mindfulness With Children” and featuring riveting music by Tina Tu... more

Tff: Plastic Ocean, A

A stunningly shot, deeply moving, story about the ubiquity of plastic in our oceans and the havoc it is wreaking on our ecosystems, wildlife and food-chains. By highlighting the severity of the issue and presenting solutions, A Plastic Ocean shows us the le... more

Tff: Power To Change: The Energy Rebellion

A cinematic snapshot of what an energy revolution can look like from one of the world's most inspiring countries. Germany is often celebrated as the 'poster child' for the energy revolution. Power to Change showcases the daily struggles of activists, entrep... more

Tff: Raw

Cancer survivor Janette and her partner Alan are an incredible demonstration of what is possible with the human body. This story follows the two raw food champions, in their 60's, on an adventure around Australia, as they break and set world records by runn... more

Tff: Reuse! Because You Can't Recycle The Planet

REUSE! Because You Can't Recycle The Planet follows 'Reuse Pro' Alex Eaves cross-country adventure to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. On his journey, he finds endless reuse solutions for our waste problem that are not only sustainable, but many of which are ... more

Tff: Riverblue

Narrated by Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows internationally celebrated river conservationist Mark Angelo on a round the world journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry. This ground-breaking documentary examines the destruction of our r... more

Tff: Signs Of Humanity + Shorts Program

Artist and professor Willie Baronet has purchased more than 1,000 homeless signs over the past 22 years, and he uses this collection to create installations to raise awareness about homelessness and build empathy and compassion for the homeless. In 2014, Wi... more

Tff: There Will Be Water

There Will Be Water is one man's visionary quest to 'Green the Desert' using cutting-edge technology. British Engineer and Zoologist Bill Watts has a big idea: turn salt water into an energy source and use large desert areas to produce energy, food and clea... more

Tff: University, The

A university with a mission: nurture students to create companies that will impact the lives of over a billion people. Featuring Stephen Hawking, Peter Diamandis, Buzz Aldrin, Shimon Peres, Ashton Kutcher, Will.i.Am, Michio Kaku and more, The University tel... more

Tff: Wastecooking - Make Food, Not Waste

David Groß, a fun-loving and gregarious food activist and cook, travels through five European countries in a van that runs on vegetable oil, creating beautiful dishes out of food that would otherwise go to waste. A delicious way to fix a broken food system... more

Tff: What It Takes To Be Extraordinary + Generatio

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE EXTRAORDINARY shares the story of one inspirational man - Nepal Orphans Home founder Michael Hess - who sel?essly dedicates his life to educating, empowering and caring for impoverished children throughout Nepal. 2016 | 52 min | CANADA... more

Tff: What Lies Below

Lawrence Gunther, a blind graduate from York University's master’s program in environmental studies and a highly regarded speaker, writer and radio host on the subject of fishing and Canada's aquatic ecosystems, travels across Canada to explore what local... more

Tff: White Waves

Surfers on a mission to fight pollution and save our oceans. Featuring Surfers Against Sewage and The Surfrider Foundation, White Waves follows the personal stories of positive action, solutions and hope from surfers fighting to keep waves clean and beaches... more

Oscars - Big Screen Live Telecast

Please note this is strictly a function for film industry and film media, by invitation only. 2017 Academy Awards - Big Screen Live Telecast and Luncheon. Monday February 27, 12.00pm arrivals. Awards ceremony commences 12.30pm. more