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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A tale of love, loneliness and family ties, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, a stunningly crafted black-and-white world riddled with random events and flawed people that takes its visual cues from Sin City and th... more

A Most Violent Year

Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain impresses once more as the wife of a troubled New York businessman in the midst of the city’s most violent year of crime. Oscar Isaac portrays her husband, a fuel supplier wrestling with his moral compass amid the cor... more

American Sniper

Winner! Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. 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 ... more


Winner! 4 Academy Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. 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 pro... more


Winner! Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette. 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 fe... more


Winner! Academy Award for Best Documentary. A real-time of-the-moment thriller giving audiences an exclusive front-row seat to the moment Edward Snowden changed history with his revelations of widespread government surveillance around the world. In June ... more

Eastern Boys

The heralded Orizzonti winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, EASTERN BOYS is the astonishing second feature from Robin Campillo, editor and co-writer of Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or winner The Class, and more recently creator of the internatio... 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 amateur historian John Maloof accidentally uncovered thousands of negatives at a storage locke... more

Fox Catcher

Based on the real life relationship between billionaire John du Pont and Olympic athlete brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, Moneyball director Bennett Miller's psychological drama features stunning performances by Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffallo... more

Into the Woods

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


Special event screening - Join us for a screening of the Melbourne made classic comedy MALCOLM, followed by a Q&A with Director Nadia Tass and screenwriter David Parker. Hosted by Adam Elliott. Colin Friels stars as Malcolm, a thirty-year man whose mechan... more


NOVA PRIVILEGE CLUB PREVIEW SCREENING - Tuesday 24 March, 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. Privilege members only, ticketholders must present their member card at the door. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Xavier Dolan’s (Tom At The Fa... 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

National Gallery

By renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley), NATIONAL GALLERY takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century... 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


Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) makes his directorial debut with Rosewater, a drama based on a memoir by the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) returns to his home country in order to report on the 2009 presid... more

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

John Madden’s all-star sub-continental comedy finds the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel enjoying their second-age with rewarding new jobs, multiple romances on the go and a wedding in the planning. Sunny (Dev Patel) is set to expand his succes... more


Winner! Academy Award for Best Song with Common & John Legend's "Glory." Leading to major breakthroughs for the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, the Martin Luther King-led marches from Selma to Montgomery hoped to stop the obstruction of vote registra... 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

Winner! Academy Award for Best Actress - Julianne Moore. 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 fam... more

That Sugar Film

FINAL TICKETS available for Q&A event screenings on Sunday 1 March almost sold out, book now! One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar is compellingly documented in ths colourful and comic documentary. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique e... more

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Winner! 4 Academy Awards - Best Costume, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Make Up and Hairstyling. Returning to Cinema Nova for an encore season, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL tells of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous Europe... more

The Imitation Game

Winner! Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. 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 ... more

The Theory of Everything

Winner! Academy Award for Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne. Stephen Hawking is one of the most spectacular minds of our generation, a pioneer whose curiosity about the universe’s many mysteries led him to some ground-breaking scientific discoveries. Based on ... 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


Winner! 3 Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor for J. K. Simmons, Best Sound Mixing and Best Editing. Following it's breathtaking debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Damien Chazelle's drama has exploded into the 2014 Awards Season conversation. Andrew (... 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

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


Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a movie trivia event! Every second Tuesday. 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

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


Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Anna visits her aunt Wanda, a judge and former prosecutor associated with the stalinis... 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 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: 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 A View From The Bridge

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s electrifying production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. The gr... more

Nt Live Behind The Beautiful Forevers

A new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo. Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo s... 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 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

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

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 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 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 Inside Out: The People's Art Project

Inside Out tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular ‘INSIDE OUT’. Travel the globe with French artist, and TED prize winner, JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important cause... 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 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