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 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee (Life Of Pi, Brokeback Mountain) directs an all-star cast in an adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel. Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) returns a hero after an act of bravery was caught on camera during a tour of duty. A ... more

American Honey

The new extraordinary film vision from award-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights), AMERICAN HONEY is a sprawling, kinetic, and unclassifiable journey into the highest fantasies and desperate realities of the American experience. S... more

Arrival

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

Cafe Society

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance "Café Society" follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Th... more

Captain Fantastic

Deep in the majestic wilds of the Pacific Northwest, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Leslie are raising their children off the grid, isolated from society but with a vigorous homeschool education that includes survivalist skills, philosophy, multipl... more

Cinema Fiasco: Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Earth is under attack yet again when intergalactic bozos invade a small town and cocoon the inhabitants in fairy floss for food. This glorious hit-and-miss comedy plays like one of Frankie and Annette’s beach party movies (nothing wrong with that) and fea... 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

Dancer

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

Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio

Presenting a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York. The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two ex... more

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered is intimately registered in his formidable body of work. Frank revolu... more

Ella

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! A heart-warming and fierce story of dance and cultural awakening, ELLA chronicles the life thus far of Ella Havelka, the first Indigenous dancer invited to become part of the Australian Ballet. Ella, a proud Wiradjuri woman, charts her jour... more

Elle

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

Family Fang, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Annie (Nicole Kidman) and Baxter Fang (Jason Bateman) didn’t have an ordinary upbringing. The offspring of a pair of eccentric and controversial performance artists (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett), Annie and Baxter were forced to... 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

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

Hunt For the Wilderpeople

From the director of Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, Taika Waititi, comes a cross-country comedy adventure based on Barry Crump's popular book. Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a very bad boy with a rap sheet almost as long as the list of foster homes he... 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

Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar returns with his most critically acclaimed film of recent times, a heart-rending account of a mother’s love and the wounds that familial rupture can leave unhealed for decades. Inspired by Alice Munro’s short story collection ‘Runawa... more

La La Land

ADVANCE SCREENINGS Friday 16 December - Sunday 18 December, book your tickets below. 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 mod... more

Light Between Oceans, The

Based on the extraordinary best-selling novel from Australian author, M.L Stedman and from acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance, (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines), THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a beautiful yet heart-breaking story of love and sacrific... more

Like Crazy

Premiering in Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival,Paolo Virzì’s Like Crazy is a tale of friendship, as touching and compassionate as it is free-wheeling and kinetic. It has been met with universal acclaim for the extraordinary performances... more

Lion

New Years Day advance screening! Make sure your first film for 2017 is not only exceptional, but also Australian. Book now. A prestige Australian production with major awards season promise, LION is an emotionally charged true story about a man attempting... more

Little Men

Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however,... more

Mahana

1960s, East Coast of New Zealand. Two Maori sheep-shearing families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, are longstanding enemies and commercial rivals. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana, the youngest son is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana (Temuer... more

Moonlight

Join us for the MOONLIGHT Premiere on Sunday January 8, 6pm, with a piccolo of sparkling wine on arrival. This special event will be the first chance to see the winner of four Gotham Awards (Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Audience Award and Special Jury Awa... more

Morgan

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! For all those who loved Ex Machina comes another tale about humans creating life they do not fully understand and may become a threat to us all in sci-fi thriller MORGAN. Lee Weathers (Kate Mara), a corporate risk-management consultant, arr... more

Mystery Movie 2

After the success of our first mystery movie, which thrilled the audience with some surprise sci-fi in the form of Arrival, we're back to give you some mysterious cheer just in time for the holidays! Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advanc... 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

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

Meet The Filmmaker (and his dog) advance screening: Sunday Dec 11, 4pm. Join producer Nelson Woss for an advance screening of RED DOG: TRUE BLUE, to be "introduced" by the titular star of the film, Red Dog aka: Blue! When eleven year old Mick (Levi Miller... more

Romeo + Juliet

NOVA ICONIC! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 landmark adaptation of William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the roles that would make them stars. more

Room, The

SCREENS FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, LATE. MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all- a beautiful fiancée, L... 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

Sully

From master filmmaker Clint Eastwood comes the riveting true story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the commercial pilot who was responsible for what came to be known as the Miracle On The Hudson. Told from the point of view of the passengers,... more

Up For Love

Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin stars in this romantic French laugh-out-loud comedy that is all about the long and short of falling in love. When successful lawyer Diane (Virginie Efira) gets a call from the man who has found her lost mobile phone, she ... more

Your Name (english Revoiced)

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

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

Cinetrivia

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

Curious World Of Hieronymus Bosch, The

Based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition which brought together practically all his major paintings and drawings from around the world to his home town of Den Bosch, Netherlands; a powerful exhibition that saw almost half a million visitors m... 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 Don Giovanni

Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Michael Grandage Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram Lighting Designer: Paule Constable Choreographer: Ben Wright Cast: Hibla Gerzmava (Donna Anna), Malin Byström (Donna Elvira), Serena Malfi (Zerlina), Paul App... 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: 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