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Anomalisa

Oscar-winning writer and director Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synechdoche New York) returns with an intimate drama unlike anything the filmmaker has attempted before. Collaborating with stop-motion animator ... more

Belier Family, The

In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except sixteen-year-old Paula (newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensible interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm. Though her salt-of-the-earth f... more

Big Short, The

In 2005, eccentric money manager Dr Michael Burry (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans and makes a startling discovery: the market is loaded with delinquent home loans that are certain to default. When his warnings of financial disaster ar... more

Bigger Splash, A

Meet The Filmmaker: LUCA GUADAGNINO. Exclusive Melbourne Q&A screening Tue March 1, 6.40pm. Screening plus live Q&A. From the director of I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino, comes a picturesque journey to an idyllic Eden where temptation comes in many forms. Rock ... more

Boy And The Beast - English Revoiced

(English revoiced version) Acclaimed anime adventure THE BOY AND THE BEAST is the latest film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children). On the run and hiding from his extended family and the police after the death of his mother, lonely nine... more

Bridge Of Spies, The

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the raising of the Berlin Wall, BRIDGE OF SPIES tells the true story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the centre of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the ... more

Brooklyn

Adapted by best-selling author Nick Hornby and directed by John Crowley, BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, New York where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a fut... more

Carol

Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the fa... more

Danish Girl, The

The heart of THE DANISH GIRL is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili was born Einar Wegener and, married to fellow painter Gerda, they set up a shared studio in Copenhagen. But Einar has another identi... more

Dressmaker, The

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, Jocelyn Moorhouse returns to direct a bittersweet comedy set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet), after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns to th... more

Hateful Eight, The

From master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino comes a witty and violent chamber-piece quite unlike anything the director has done before. Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passenge... more

Joy

David O. Russell (American Hustle, Three Kings, Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) directs the wild story of a family across four generations. JOY is centered on the girl who becomes the woman, Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), who founds a business dynas... more

Lady In The Van, The

Alan Bennett is the talented playwright behind the likes of The History Boys and The Madness of King George. He also once allowed a homeless elderly woman who was living in a van park in his driveway. She was meant to be there for three weeks. She stayed f... more

Lobster, The

Winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, the English-language debut from idiosyncratic Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps) sees the filmmaker taking his obsession with insular, artificially constructed communities and turning it into a wonder... more

Looking For Grace

The long-awaited new film from Sue Brooks, acclaimed and multi award-winning director of Japanese Story and Road To Nhill, LOOKING FOR GRACE is an intimate, funny and profoundly moving story about the complexities of family life. When rebellious 16-year-ol... more

Mad Max: Fury Road

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to... more

Martian, The

2D VERSION: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies,... more

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

EXCLUSIVE! A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th ... more

Phoenix

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer,... more

Revenant, The

From Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) comes an adventurous epic of survival set on the American frontier in the wild 1820s. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bea... more

Room

PAGE TO PICTURE SPECIAL EVENT - Film screening and panel discussion on both Emma Donoghue’s novel and the film adaptation of ROOM, Sunday 31 January 3pm. Featuring Jo Case, Melanie Joosten, Amy Vuleta and hosted by Alicia Sometimes. Jo Case is Program... more

Spear

SPECIAL EVENT - Meet The Filmmaker - Screening and Q&A with Director Stephen Page on Sunday 13 March, 4pm. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! A groundbreaking work from Bangarra Dance Theatre's Stephen Page telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance. ... more

Spectre

Oscar winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (Road To Perdition, American Beauty) returns to the director's chair for the riveting James Bond adventure SPECTRE. Immediately following on from the events of Skyfall, MI6 agent Bond (Daniel Craig) is facing retirement a... more

Spotlight

Directed by Tom McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent), and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigation team, wh... more

Steve Jobs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, STEVE JOBS takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre. The passion and ingenuity... more

Suffragette

Sarah Gavron's thrilling drama tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement; women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the gen... more

Ted2016 Opening Night Captured Live

For the first time ever in cinemas, the general public will have the opportunity to experience the “opening night” of TED’s legendary annual conference, alongside its equally legendary VIP audience. The event will take place on February 15th in Vancou... more

The Daughter

Meet The Filmmakers: director SIMON STONE, producer JAN CHAPMAN, stars EWEN LESLIE and ODESSA YOUNG. Advance screening plus live Q&A Sunday Feb 21, 4pm. Hosted by the Director of The Malthouse Theatre Matthew Lutton. Acclaimed actor and stage director Simo... more

Truth

On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason to feel proud of a broadcast journalism job well done. By the end of the day, Mapes, CBS News and the venerable CBS News anchor Dan Rath... more

Youth

From the Oscar winning director of The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, YOUTH finds two old friends on vacation at the foot of the Alps. Fred (Michael Caine), a composer and conductor, and Mick (Harvey Keitel), a film director, watch the confused lives of th... more

Bolshoi Ballet Don Quixote

Music: Leon Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa (after Miguel de Cervantes) Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky) Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on ... more

Bolshoi Ballet Giselle

Music: Adolphe Adam Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet The young peasant girl, Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, h... more

Bolshoi Ballet Lady Of The Camellias, The

Music: Frédéric Chopin Choreography: John Neumeier Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Des... more

Bolshoi Ballet Taming Of The Shrew, The

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Lucentio. However her father will not let anyone marry her ... 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

Goya: Visions Of Flesh And Blood

From the National Gallery, London Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator ... more

Importance Of Being Earnest, The

Don’t miss Olivier Award winner and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, which will be captured LIVE for cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre. A superb ... more

Kbtc Romeo And Juliet

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. 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 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), Roberto Alagna (Des Grie... 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 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

Nt Live As You Like It

William Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cou... more

Nt Live Hangmen

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny... more

Nt Live Jane Eyre

The acclaimed re-imagining of Bronte’s masterpiece was first staged by the Bristol Old Vic. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance. Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Bront... more

Nt Live Les Liasions Dangereuses

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Direct... more

Painting The Modern Garden: Monet To Matisse

From the Royal Academy of Arts, London & the Cleveland Museum of Art Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw... more

Renoir: Reviled And Revered

From the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia He is one of the most fiercely debated artists and yet one of the most influential. Picasso collected more Renoirs than any other artist. Matisse revered him. Monet too. He was an artist that was instrumental in cre... more

Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple Of Wonders

An incredible journey through of one of the most important temples of performing arts in the world: the Teatro all Scala, the great opera house of Milan. A tour through centuries, where past and present intersect, from memories, archival footage and recordi... more

Winter's Tale, The Kbtc

KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY presents William Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, as reimagined by co-directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh in a new production following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester ... more

Tff 10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?

In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. According to experts, this, coupled with climate and soil challenges, will lead to serious food shortages. 10 Billion follows filmmaker, best-selling author and self-proclaimed 'foo... more

Tff Anthropocene

CLOSING NIGHT - Q&A panel discussion to follow screening featuring Alex Kelly (Impact Producer, This Changes Everything) and Dr Angus Hervey (Political Economist, Future Crunch). ANTHROPOCENE is a deeply fascinating guided tour from the big bang to the... more

Tff Breath Of Life

Q&A panel discussion following the screening with John Wiseman, Kate Auty, Mark Boulet and Katerina Gaita. A mirror to our collective psychological contradictions and inadequacies and and a road map to transcendence and transformation. This stunning doc... more

Tff Capital C: The Crowdfunding Revolution

In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way never been done before. CAPITAL C: THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary dedicated to crowdfunding, focusing the hopes ... more

Tff Catching The Sun

OPENING NIGHT Q&A event - Screening followed by a Q & A with the Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya. Solar energy, green jobs - the unstoppable future, where everyone wins CATCHING THE SUN is a celebration of the green energy revolution that is exploding across ... more

Tff Code: Debugging The Gender Gap

Q&A panel discussion following the screening with: Ren Butler (BlueChilli) Atlanta Daniels (Code for Australia) Blake Mizzi (League of Geeks) Ahmed Salama ( Co Founder That Startup Show) Jess Glenn (Hold My Calls) CODE - DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP exam... more

Tff Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World

Winner of Best Canadian Feature at HotDocs 2015. This hopeful story of the pristine Haida Gwaii archipelago shows how the world-view of this ancient society is co-mingling with that of progressive newcomers – to create a sustainable world that may survive... more

Tff Hip Hop-eration

HIP HOP-ERATION follows a troupe of courageous, yet cheeky, senior citizens on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. The dance crew use hip hop dance as a vehicle to, not only form stronger connections with young... more

Tff Ice And Sky

Q&A panel discussion to folllow screening. A beautiful journey back to the historic moment where we first found evidence of a human footprint in climate change. ICE AND SKY follows the story of Antarctic explorer and scientist Claude Lorius, whose resea... more

Tff Overburden

Screening followed by panel discussion with Greg Foyster, Tom Doig and the Coal Diggers. OVERBURDEN is the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother as they take on the most dangerous coal company in America. Th... more

Tff Plant This Movie

Q&A panel discussion to follow screening. PLANT THIS MOVIE, narrated by Daryl Hannah explores the zeitgeist of urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, Cuba, to communities of urban farmers in cities as diverse as Shanghai, Cal... more

Tff Polyfaces

Q&A with the filmmaker following 2.30pm session. EXTRA Q&A session added by popular demand, 10.30am. Winner of the Minister for Agriculture award at the Life Sciences Film Festival, POLYFACES follows the Salatin’s, a 4th generation farming family, who ... more

Tff Poverty, Inc.

Will the challenges of global poverty be solved through charity and donations, or is empowerment and social enterprise the answer? Poverty, Inc. unearths the uncomfortable challenges of uneducated giving and suggests a new way of thinking to overcome global... more

Tff Requiem For The American Dream

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select ... more

Tff Return Of The River

RETURN OF THE RIVER follows an inspirational group of strong-minded environmentalists as they attempt the unimaginable: to change the public opinions of a nation to bring down a dam. In a David and Goliath battle of environment vs industry, Return of the Ri... more

Tff Strange And Familiar

On Fogo Island, a Maritime community that has been facing devastation since the collapse of cod fishing, native architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobbs have come up with a radical solution: a stunningly original hotel, which is intended t... more

Tff The Infinite Happiness

Copenhagen’s “8 House,” an ultramodern loop of apartments created by architect Bjarke Ingels, reinvents the concept of “home.” Its 500 residents can traverse all nine floors by bike while their kids attend kindergarten on the ground floor. This ex... more

Tff The Price We Pay

THE PRICE WE PAY is about the history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Crusading journalists, tax justice campai... more

Tff The Rainforests Are Under Threat

A new multi-award winning documentary underscoring the threats facing the rainforest in Peru and the people who are fighting to protect it. The main culprits: gold miners, uncontrolled deforestation, poaching, and their impacts on wildlife which threaten th... more

Tff Two Raging Grannies

An epic adventure of two hard-nosed seniors on their hilarious quest to challenge the foundational assumptions of the global economy. TWO RAGING GRANNIES follows two gutsy, old ladies on their mobility scooters on a quest to seek answers to the burning qu... more

Oscars - Big Screen Live Telecast

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