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2d: Inside Out

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis ... more


From director Asif Kapadia and the BAFTA-winning team behind the acclaimed documentary Senna comes the story of Amy Winehouse, five-time Grammy Award winner and arguably this millennium's greatest British female singer/songwriter. The documentary tells, in ... more

Awake: The Life Of Yogananda

Special advance screenings coinciding with International Yoga Day: Sunday June 21. Tickets on sale below. An enlightening documentary, AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1... more

Banksy Does New York

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online an... more

Clouds of Sils Maria

A stellar turn from both Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA is a beautiful and emotionally engaging drama set to the backdrop of the village of Sils Maria, Switzerland. At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Binoche) ... more

Dark Crystal, The

Another planet, another time. A thousand years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos came into being. The orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, discovers that he ... more

Death In Brunswick

The Australian Screen Editors and Australian Cinemtographers Society in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive and Cinema Nova present a special screening of the iconic Melbourne-made black comedy Death in Brunswick, followed by a cast/crew Q&... more

Dragon Ball Z : Resurrection F

A duel of destiny: a battle beyond gods begins! Following the fight with Beers the Destroyer, Goku and Vegeta are in training on Beers' world, under the guidance of his attendant, Whis. Meanwhile, with the earth at peace once again, Sorbet and Tagoma, two o... more

Ex Machina

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! From acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (screenwriter of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Never Let Me Go) comes EX MACHINA, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson – Frank) is a ... more

Far from the Madding Crowd

Directed by Oscar nominee Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt). Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, this critically acclaimed new adaptation of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who ... more


An environmental call to arms, FRACKMAN tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world's biggest gas exporter as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in the state o... more

Freedom Stories

Thursday/Friday sessions include a Q&A with director Steve Thomas, Producer Lisa Horler and panel. Freedom Stories looks at the achievements and struggles of former boat people. Now Australian citizens, these refugees arrived from the Middle East seeking ... more

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney and based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF is a provocative tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. Profiling eight for... more


One of Martin Scorsese’s most iconic films, GOODFELLAS reinvigorated the gangster picture with the rise-and-fall true story of a ‘wise guy’ named Henry Hill who advances through the mobster ranks before turning FBI informant. Starring Ray Liotta in t... more


Winner of the Palme d’Or in 1969, Lindsay Anderson’s classic film of revolutionary schoolboy rebellion returns to the big screen to be rediscovered anew. Featuring Malcolm McDowell in his breakout role that resulted in Stanley Kubrick casting the young... more

It Follows

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! David Robert Mitchell's critically acclaimed supernatural chiller IT FOLLOWS has been declared the scariest horror in a generation by critics and moviegoers alike. Stylish, creepy and dizzyingly intense, Mitchell's retro approach recalls t... more

Kill Me Three Times

Meet the Filmmaker Q&A event with KILL ME THREE TIMES cast and crew. From director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) comes a quirky assassination thriller. KILL ME THREE TIMES takes place in a sundrenched surfing town, where a charismatic hitman (Simon Pegg, Shaun o... more

Last Cab To Darwin

Preview screening followed by a Q&A with director Jeremy Sims and actor Michael Caton. Tuesday July 28 - 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. Starring Michael Caton and Jackie Weaver, and from Last Train to Freo director Jeremy Sims, LAST CAB TO DARWIN is an unu... more

Love and Mercy

We all know the music, but few know the true story of musical genius Brian Wilson and his struggles with brilliance and balance. LOVE & MERCY paints an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments from his youth and later life. The... more


The Spanish deep South, 1980. During the annual festivities, in a forgotten town on the Guadalquivir Marshes, two teenage girls disappear. Juan and Pedro, two homicide detectives from Madrid with deep divisions in their ideology, are sent to assist the loca... more

Mr. Holmes

In 1947, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen), long-retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son. But far from living out a peaceful retirement, he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers o... more

Nightingale, The

China’s official entry to the Oscars in 2014, THE NIGHTINGALE is a cross generational journey undertaken by a man and his granddaughter across the picturesque south-western province of Guangxi. Zhu Zhigen (Li Baotian) is a widower who lives alone in his... more

North by Northwest

A suspense film by Alfred Hitchcock produced at MGM. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across America by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop hi... more


Starring Vincent Cassel and premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ariel Kleiman's ambitious Australian production is a chilling depiction of a childhood lived under the auspices of an overwhelming and dangerous personality in cult-like condit... more

Reality Bites

In this study of Generation X manners, class valedictorian Lelaina (Winona Ryder at her pixie princess peak) camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy (Ethan Hawke) is her best friend; a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. V... more

Roger Waters' The Wall Live On Stage

From the creator of the classic Pink Floyd album comes the groundbreaking tour seen by over 4 million fans worldwide. Coming to cinemas worldwide for one night only, commencing at 8.00pm. Roger Waters' THE WALL is an event movie like no other. An immersi... more

Ruben Guthrie

Co-hosted with AFI (Australian Film Institute) | AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts), Cinema Nova is pleased to offer a preview and Q&A event screening with director/writer Brendan Cowell and star Patrick Brammall, Tuesday 14th July, 6.... more

Sam Klemke's Time Machine

Meet the Filmmaker Q&A event with director Matthew Bate and Sam Klemke. From director Matthew Bate (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure), SAM KLEMKE'S TIME MACHINE follows two unique self-portraits as they travel in parallel - one hurtling through th... more


From the directors behind French smash hit The Intouchables, the magnetic Omar Sy returns in SAMBA, a nuanced story of love in a world where borders cannot contain the human spirit. Sy plays Samba Cissé, a migrant from Senegal who works washing dishes in ... more

St Kilda Film Festival

The St Kilda Film Festival heads northisde for one night only. Come and enjoy the festival’s favourite picks, followed by a Q&A with festival director Paul Harris and filmmakers. Screening includes two programs with an interval in-between. PROGRAM 1: A... more


An Academy Award-nominated drama from Estonia, TANGERINES is a unique look at a forgotten conflict in the shadow of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Set in 1992, during the growing skirmish between the newly independent Georgia and Abkhazian separatist... more

Testament of Youth

A passionate biographical drama, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH brings to life the celebrated memoirs of Vera Brittain, a daring British writer who documented the harsh experiences of being a woman during World War I. Amidst the dark realities of the war, Vera (Alicia ... more

That Sugar Film

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar, Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informat... more

The Salt of the Earth

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, THE SALT OF THE EARTH focuses on Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent his life traveling the world capturing images of workers and migra... more

Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago

500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Debilitating mental grief and physical injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. You are guaranteed to experien... more

When Marnie Was There

ORIGINAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES. The newest film from Studio Ghibli, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a moving story of female friendship. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days a... more

When Marnie Was There (dubbed)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REVOICED VERSION. The newest film from Studio Ghibli, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a moving story of female friendship. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among ... more

While We're Young

The latest from Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale), WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose lives and careers are upturned when a pair of young, charming hipsters enter their lives. Josh (Stiller) ... more

Wild Tales

One of the most buzzed about films at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Argentinean director Damián Szifrón’s third feature WILD TALES is a blackly comic anthology film, with six short films looped together under an arcing themed banner of vengeance. A p... more

Woman in Gold

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in WOMAN IN GOLD, the incredible true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mi... more

Gb 2001 A Space Odyssey

"Made entirely in British film studios, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is still the most visionary and challenging science fiction movie ever produced. The mysteries of outer space and the origins of life are explored with consummate skill in another film th... more

Gb A Man For All Seasons

“Veteran American director Fred Zinnemann’s flawless adaptation of Robert Bolt’s play about Sir Thomas More’s moral courage in standing up to Henry VIII won five Oscars in 1966 including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Bolt), Best Actor (... more

Gb A Room With A View

"One of the best of the films made by the team of James Ivory (director), Ismail Merchant (producer) and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (writer), this sophisticated and witty adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel showcases memorable performances from Maggie Smith, Danie... more

Gb Black Narcissus

"This Michael Powell - Emeric Pressburger adaptation of a novel by Rumer Godden is set in India but was filmed almost entirely on eleborate and beautiful sets constructed in a British film studio. The story of a convent located high in the Himalayas where f... more

Gb Brassed Off

"In this beguiling combination of laughter and tears, Yorkshire miners threatened with the closure of their pit find solace in their brass band. Ewan McGregor and Tara Fitzgerald are notable but it's Pete Postlethwaite as the resourceful and determined band... more

Gb Brief Encounter

"David Lean's masterly depiction of a tentative romance between two married middle-class Brits was scripted by Noel Coward and based on his play Still Life. As the lovers, Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson give unforgettable performances." - David Stratton more

Gb Don't Look Now

"Much expanded from a short story by Daphne DuMaurier, Nicolas Roeg's extraordinary film is partly about a bereaved couple (Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie) coming to terms with loss and partly a tense and suspenseful thriller. The back streets of Venice ... more

Gb Gosford Park

"Near the end of his career the great American director Robert Altman made this deliciously old fashioned British film based on an original screenplay by Julian Fellowes. The setting is a stately home, and the characters, above and below stairs, are played ... more

Gb Great Expectations

"Made immediately after Brief Encounter, this was the first of two magnificent Dickens adaptations made by David Lean (the second was Oliver Twist). Dickens' complex story with its many characters has been skilfully adapted for the screen with a stellar cas... more

Gb I Know Where I'm Going

"Another Powell-Pressburger classic in which the delectable Wendy Hillier plays a resourceful and ambitious young woman who travels to the Scottish Highlands in order to marry a wealthy man but who finds her plans mysteriously, almost mystically, derailed. ... more

Gb Kind Hearts And Coronets

"One of the finest of the distinguished Ealing comedies, Robert Hamer's dry and extremely witty film is a depiction of the activities of a suave murderer, impeccably played by Dennis Price, who sets out to eliminate all the members of an aristocratic family... more

Gb Lawrence Of Arabia

"If ever a film demanded to be seen on the big screen it's David Lean's great epic about the extraordinary career of T. E. Lawrence and the shaping of the post-World War 1 Middle East. In his first major role, Peter O'Toole is a mesmerising Lawrence and the... more

Gb Peeping Tom

"The film that is generally believed to have ruined the career of the great director Michael Powell, this obsessive thriller about a serial killer (Karl Bohm) who works in a film studio and who was traumatised by the cruel treatment of his father (portrayed... more

Gb Sense And Sensibility

"This exceedingly handsome Jane Austen adaptation was scripted by actor Emma Thompson and was the first feature directed by Ang Lee outside his native Taiwan. The impeccable cast includes Thompson herself, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant." - David... more

Gb Slumdog Millionaire

A British film, directed by Danny Boyle, set in the slums of Mumbai where Jamal (Dev Patel) seeks to make a fortune on the Indian television version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Boyle vividly depicts the confronting side of urban India yet the end resu... more

Gb Tales Of Hoffman

"The apotheosis of the Powell-Pressburger collaboration, this sumptuous filmed version of Offenbach is a visually exhilarating combination of opera and ballet, not to mention exceptional production design. Moira Shearer and Robert Helpmann are among the tal... more

Gb The 39 Steps

"In the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock gained an international reputation for a series of amusing and beautifully crafted thrillers including this one, based on a book by John Buchan, with Robert Donat perfectly cast as Hannay who, like several of Hitchcock's prot... more

Gb The Red Shoes

"In this masterpiece from the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Moira Shearer plays a young ballerina torn between two controlling men, played by Anton Walbrook and Marius Goring. Australian Robert Helpmann makes a memorable on-screen contribut... more

Gb The Third Man

"Directed by Carol Reed on location in shattered, divided post-war Vienna, and scripted by Graeme Greene, this celebrated suspense film features Joseph Cotten as an American writer who comes to the city searching for his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles in a... 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

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 Elektra

(Strauss) NEW PRODUCTION - FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Production: Patrice Chéreau Stage Director: Vincent Huguet Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi Costume Designer: Caroline de Vivaise Lighting Designer: Dominique Bruguière Cast: Nina Ste... more

Met Opera Il Trovatore

(Verdi) Conductor: Marco Armiliato Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Charles Edwards Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton Choreographer: Leah Hausman Cast: Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena... more

Met Opera La Traviata

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS By Giuseppe Verdi. Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on t... more

Met Opera Les Pecheurs De Perles

(Bizet) NEW PRODUCTION, FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Penny Woolcock Set Designer: Dick Bird Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard Lighting Designer: Jen Schriever Projection Design: 59 Productions Movement Director: Andrew Dawson Cas... more

Met Opera Lulu

(Berg) NEW PRODUCTION / FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: James Levine Production: William Kentridge Co-Director: Luc De Wit Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen Costume Designer: Greta Goiris Lighting Designer: Urs Schöneba... more

Met Opera Madama Butterfly

(Puccini). Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon Production: Anthony Minghella Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa Set Designer: Michael Levine Costume Designer: Han Feng Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre Cast: Kristine Opolais... more

Met Opera Manon Lescaut

(Puccini) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Sir Richard Eyre Set Designer: Rob Howell Costume Designer: Fotini Dimou Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Choreographer: Sara Erde Cast: Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grie... more

Met Opera Otello

(Verdi) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Production: Bartlett Sher Set Designer: Es Devlin Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber Lighting Designer: Donald Holder Projection Designer: Luke Halls Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Sonya Yonchev... more

Met Opera Roberto Devereux

(Donizetti) MET PREMIERE/FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Maurizio Benini Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Sir David McVicar Costume Designer: Moritz Junge Lighting Designer: Paule Constable Choreographer: Leah Hausman Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Elis... more

Met Opera Tannhauser

(Wagner) FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: James Levine Production: Otto Schenk Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen Costume Designer: Patricia Zipprodt Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Choreographer: Norbert Vesak Cast: Johan Botha (Tannhäuser), Eva-Mar... more

Met Opera Turandot

(Puccini) Conductor: Paolo Carignani Production: Franco Zeffirelli Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli Costume Designers: Anna Anni, Dada Saligeri Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Choreographer: Chiang Ching Cast: Nina Stemme (Turandot), Anita Hartig (Liù), Ma... more

Met Opera: Aida

WINTER HIGHTLIGHTS By Giuseppe Verdi. “The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance” (New York Times).Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both ... more

Met Opera: The Merry Widow

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS By Franz Lehár. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklaho... more

Nt Live Everyman

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). ... more

Nt Live Hamlet

The fastest selling ticket in theatre history! Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) stars in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy: HAMLET. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman ... 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 George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a... more

Nt Live The Audience

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, and featuring an exclusive new Q&A with key members of the cast and creativ... more

Nt Live The Beaux Stratagem

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial ... more

NT Live: Coriolanus

National Theatre Live's 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning perfo... more

Rsc Henry V

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry g... more

Rsc Othello

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy hi... more

Rsc The Mercant Of Venice

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio... more