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A Most Violent Year

Privilege Club advance screening Wednesday February 18 - 6.30pm. Book tickets below. PRIVILEGE MEMBERS ONLY. Membership card must be presented at screening. Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain impresses once more as the wife of a troubled New York busin... more

Advanced Style

A documentary showcasing the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose style and spirit define them, Advanced Style is an uplifting, funny and ultimately inspiring film about aging on your own terms. Based on the popular blog of the same name by New York phot... more

American Sniper

Advance screenings January 16 - 18! Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is widely believed to hold the highest number of confirmed kills by any U.S. military sniper. Based on the bestselling memoir of the same name, Cooper delivers a stellar performance as a man a... more


In a spectacular comeback, Michael Keaton’s own career informs his portrayal of an actor who once played an iconic superhero, now mounting a vanity project on Broadway. In a remarkable change of pace for writer/directed Alejandro G Innaritu (Babel, 21 Gra... more


Richard Linklater’s enthralling and moving drama of a boy’s progress from childhood to young manhood is truly unprecedented: it was shot over 12 years, capturing its star and his fellow cast as they themselves grew and changed. Starring Ethan Hawke and ... more

Finding Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a mystery even to those who knew her. A secretive nanny in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, her life was one that never attracted attention. Until amatuer historian John Maloof accidentally uncovered thousands of negatives at a storage locke... more

Folies Bergere

An exceptional cast tells a familiar but endlessly charming tale in the poignant new romance form writer/director Marc Fitoussi. Settled into the routine of a long term marriage, 50-somethings Brigitte (played by the fantastic Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier ... more

Force Majeure

Swedish language, English subtitles. When an avalanche comes rumbling toward Tomas and his family in the middle of a skiing holiday, he follows his first instincts and runs – leaving his wife and two children behind. The avalanche turns out to be a false... more

Gone Girl

From master filmmaker David Fincher (Seven, The Social Network) and the writer for the bestselling novel, Gillian Flynn, comes a stinging satire of relationships, the modern media and the presumption of innocence. When Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) discovers tha... more


In director Christopher Nolan’s vision of the future, the Earth is no longer a reliable source of food as crops continue to die out due to environmental catastrophe. One-time pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) discovers a plan by NASA to search for a new ... more

Into the Woods

A proverbial who’s who of Hollywood, INTO THE WOODS is a showcase of some of some of the best talent currently gracing our screens. Meryl Streep heads up a cast including Emily Blunt, NT Live’s James Corder, rising star Anna Kendrick and more. Oppresse... more

Life Itself

Directed by the acclaimed Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and produced by Martin Scorcese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball), LIFE ITSELF is an inspiring tribute to arguably the finest film critic in recent memory. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, ... more

Mr. Turner

Best Actor winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Timothy Spall stars in a tour de force performance garnering critical acclaim. The great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, both celebra... more

My Old Lady

Starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, My Old Lady is a warm and witty tale set in the City of Lights. Hard-up New Yorker Mathias (Kline) travels to Paris to sell a grand old apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. But ... more

Night Crawler

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom; a driven young man desperate for work. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou... more


Based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond. After an earthquake destroys his home in the rainforests of Peru, young bear Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw - Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited, Skyfall) makes his way to London in search o... more

Paper Planes

With an all-star Aussie cast including Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington, David Wenham, and Deborah Mailman, and talented Director Robert Connolly at its helm, Paper Planes is a heart-warming and funny family tale. Dylan (Oxenbould) lives in the outback of Wes... more


With an award-winning, all-star ensemble cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine, PRIDE is an uplifting British comedy drama inspired by a remarkable true story. Pride tells the incredible true story of a W... more

Reel Anime - The Last: Naruto The Movie

Limited edition poster with ticket purchase (while stocks last), distributed at the cinema entrance on the day of the screening. Japanese with English subtitles Fifteen years since it all began, the conclusion to NARUTO is here! The moon is approaching da... more

St. Vincent

Bill Murray stars as Vincent, the cantankerous neighbour to outcast schoolboy Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) and his single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy). Working long hours, Maggie is forced to take the very broke Vincent up on his offer to watch her son aft... more

Still Alice

Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Winner of Best Actress at t... more

The Babadook

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at her house she is forced to battle with her son’s ... more

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch continues his meteoric trajectory in this period piece from director Morten Tyldum. Co-starring Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance, this war-era drama thriller is an early Oscar’s contender, scoring the People’s Choice a... more

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with a highly anticipated adaptation of Andrew Anastasios' novel, written for the screen by Anastasios and Andrew Knight. Joshua Connor (Crowe) is a farmer in rural Victoria. Following the disappearance of his thre... more

Two Days, One Night

The Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, are amongst that select group of filmmakers who have won the Palme d'Or twice: for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). They return Two Days, One Night. Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Kn... more

What We Do in the Shadows

From Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) comes this hilarious mockumentary set in a share-house occupied entirely by vampires in the New Zealand city of 'Vellington'. The housemates - polite and sensitive Viago (Waititi), rebellious ... more


Following it's breathtaking debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Damien Chazelle's drama has exploded into the 2014 Awards Season conversation. Andrew (Miles Teller - Rabbit Hole, The Spectacular Now), a promising 19-year-old drummer at an elite Manhattan m... more


Plagued by the destructive consequences of her choices in the wake of the loss of her mother (Laura Dern), Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) goes for a walk. A long one. Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail - a 1000 mile cross- country journey braved by some of ... more

Winter Sleep

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Winter Sleep is the new film from Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia). Inspired by several short stories by Anton Chekhov, Winter Sleep is set in Anatolia, in the stunning Cappadocia region w... more

Bolshoi Ballet Ivan The Terrible

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself s... more

Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by... more

Bolshoi Ballet The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and t... more

Cinema Fiasco: Piranha 2 Flying Killers

The renowned director of this opus (James Cameron!!!) called it “the finest flying piranha movie ever made” and I agree. Piranha pandemonium ensues as the ferocious fish chow down on holiday makers at a local beach resort. The attack scenes are very spe... more


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 obscure, to the ... more

Exhibition: Girl With A Pearl Earing

FROM THE MAURITSHUIS MUSEUM, NETHERLANDS. Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most enigmatic masterpieces. ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Yet the painting itself ... more

Exhibition: The Impressionists

Featuring work by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro and many more. This unique film secured unparalleled access to a major new exhibition focusing on the man credited with inventing Impressionism as we know it: 19th century Parisian art collector Paul... more

Exhibition: Vincent Van Gogh

FROM THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the e... more

Met Opera Cavalleria Rusticana And Pagliacci

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles o... more

Met Opera Die Meistersinger Von Numberg

Back at the Met for the first time in eight years. James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annet... more

Met Opera Iolants And Duke Bluebeards Castle

Intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). On the heels of her triumphant Met performance in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaik... more

Met Opera Les Contes D'hoffman

The Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. Magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three he... more

Met Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

(Replaces 'The Death Of Klinghoffer'). The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her c... more

Met Opera: La Donna Del Lago

Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Sc... more

Met Opera: The Merry Widow

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!). Stroman and her design t... more

Nt Live Man And Superman

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosoph... more

Nt Live Of Mice And Men

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of ... more

Nt Live The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors... more

NT Live: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s well known story of pirates, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, captured live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’... more

Rsc Love Labour's Lost

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, captured live from Stratford upon Avon. Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they ma... more

Rsc Love Labour's Won

Also known as Much Ado About Nothing Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, captured live from Stratford upon Avon. Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The worldweary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainte... more

The Old Vic: The Crucible

Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber. In a small tight-knit community in ... more

Tff A Will For The Woods

By Amy Browne. (2014) USA. Followed by Filmmaker Q&A. This award winning documentary by Australian Filmmaker Amy Browne shares the profoundly intimate story of Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang as he prepares for his own green burial. Whi... more

Tff Alive Inside

By Michael Rossato-Bennett. (2014) USA. Presented by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award. Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and unco... more

Tff Black Ice - The Story Of The Artic 30

Screening with Defendant 5. By Maarten van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal. (2014) The Netherlands. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Followed by panel discussion featuring Filmmaker Heidi Douglas (Defendant 5). When a Greenpeace ship set sail to protest the first oil drilling i... more

Tff Disruption

DISRUPTION - CAN 20 MILLION WOMEN UPEND A CONTINENT? By Pamela Yates. (2014) USA. AUSTRALIA PREMIERE Disruption explores the work of the organisation Fundación Capital, (Winners of the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship), who are pioneering st... more

Tff Fair Food

By Ewan McEoin. 2014 MIN AUSTRALIA Introduced by filmmaker. A collaboration between the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) and food publishers and facilitators The Field Institute, Fair Food is Australia’s first feature documentary about the far... more

Tff Human Face Of Big Data

By Sandy Smolan. (2014) USA. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Followed by Panel Discussion. Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of information. In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fuelling an ... more

Tff Immortalists

By David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg. (2014) USA. VICTORIAN PREMIERE Immortalists explores the fascinating world of the eccentric scientists who are on the cusp of making eternal life a reality. Bill Andrews, (lab biologist) and Aubrey de Grey, (genius theor... more

Tff Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story

By Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer. (2014) Canada. AUSTRALIA PREMIERE. PRESENTED BY OXFAM Followed by Panel Discussion. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way back to their own fri... more

Tff Love Thy Nature

By Sylvie Rokab. (2014) USA. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Introduced by natura author Claire Dunn (My year without Matches). Narrated by Liam Neeson, ‘Love Thy Nature’ takes viewers on an awe-inspiring cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relat... more

Tff Merchants Of Doubt

By Robert Kenner. (2014) USA. VICTORIAN PREMIERE. Presented by Climate Council. Followed by panel discussion. Based on the Naomi Oreskes groundbreaking book of the same name, this powerful documentary by Robert Kenner [Food Inc] investigates the shadowy w... more

Tff Microtopia

By Jesper Wachtmeister. (2013) Sweden. AUSTRALIA PREMIERE. PRESENTED BY GREEN MAGAZINE Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing their own limits and finding ingenious and innovative forms of habitation. Modern n... more

Tff Seeds Of Time

By Sandy McLeod. (2014) USA. AUSTRALIA PREMIERE A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioti... more

Tff Surviving Earth

By Peter Charles Downey. 2014 AUSTRALIA. PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY INSTITUTE Followed by panel discussion with filmmaker and guests. An all-encompassing exploration of society's current environmental and economic challenges and how we can... more

Tff The Yes Men Are Revolting

By Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno. (2014) USA. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Followed by an in-person Q&A with the film’s Director Laura Nix from the USA. The hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the hit 2003 documentary follows activist-pranksters Andy B... more