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Never Look Away

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

2 Oscar nominations - Best Foreign Language Film & Best Cinematography A young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) has escaped East ... more

Toy Story 4

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

Pixar's most popular film series returns with an all new, critically-acclaimed adventure for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Rex ... more

Under the Silver Lake

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

Nova exclusive! From director David Robert Mitchell comes the film that follows It Follows – his sophomore effort UNDER THE ... more

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

John Wick – super-assassin, highly trained fighter and all round broody guy – returns in the third installment of the ... more

Yesterday

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

ADVANCE SCREENING - Wednesday June 26 - 6.30pm Tickets on sale below From Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and Richard ... more

Asterix: Secret of the Magic Potion

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Jul 2019

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the beloved comic book series that featured Asterix, his friend Obelix, and a whole array ... more

Third Wife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Jul 2019

Writer and director Ash Mayfair creates a stark look into the history of Vietnamese arranged marriages and female expectation in ... more

Unexpected Love, An

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Jul 2019

Two of Latin cinemas biggest stars lead in Juan Vera’s romcom AN UNEXPECTED LOVE, a sweetly humorous vessel for Ricardo ... more

Room, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 6 Jul 2019

MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other ... more

Booksmart

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

The audacious directorial debut of Olivia Wilde and a hit with audiences and critics at the SXSW Film Festival, BOOKSMART ... more

Cure, The - Anniversary 1978-2018 Live

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in ... more

Hail Satan?

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Nova exclusive! Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, HAIL ... more

Apollo 11

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jul 2019

Half a century in the making and a massive achievement in film restoration, APOLLO 11 centres on one of the ... more

White Crow, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jul 2019

The story of the world’s greatest male ballet dancer, Nureyev, is explored in a new passion project by Ralph Fiennes. ... more

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Vietnam war epic returns to the cinema screen, revisited by the director to create the 'Final ... more

Defend, Conserve, Protect

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Sea Shepherd have saved over 3600 whales during the past eight years – and now they’re tackling the whaling industry ... more

Late Night

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

ADVANCE SCREENING - Wednesday July 24 - 7.00pm Tickets on sale below From the pen of Mindy Kaling comes LATE NIGHT, starring ... more

Maradona

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

MARADONA zooms in on the eponymous footballer from Argentina – by popular opinion perhaps the greatest footballer of all time. ... more

Camino Skies

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

Meet The Filmmaker Screening and Q&A Sunday August 4 - 4.00pm In a debut feature doco from Aussie/NZ filmmaking team Noel Smyth ... more

Ophelia

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

Vengeance, madness, a kingdom lost... From supporting character in Hamlet to helming her own tale, OPHELIA sees Shakespeare’s eponymous character ... more

Danger Close

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Aug 2019

One of the most savage fights and decisive victories in Australian military history, the Battle of Long Tan, is explored ... more

Palm Beach

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Aug 2019

Set in Sydney's iconic Northern Beaches, Palm Beach is a heart-warming story about a group of old friends who reunite ... more

Australian Dream, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

Adam Goodes is centre stage in THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM, a feature documentary that encompasses the AFL great and his career ... more

Blinded by the Light

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

A heart-warming coming-of-age story of a teenager being helped through his formative years with the help of Bruce Springsteen, BLINDED ... more

Amazing Grace

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

Aretha Franklin may have ascended, but the Queen of Soul is far from forgotten – and new music documentary AMAZING ... more

Nightingale, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

The director of 2014’s The Babadook, Jennifer Kent, returns with an equally as frightening tale – but this time it’s ... more

Farewell, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

In a poignant film about a dying matriarch that starts with a lie and winds up with an emotional look ... more

Green Light

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

Nova exclusive! In Australia, two men are working to provide the last vestige of relief – and in some cases, ... more

Margaret Atwood Live

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed in a global cinematic event. The momentous ... more

Report, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

Adam Driver is Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, in ... more

Goldfinch, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller is adapted for the screen by John Crowley (Brooklyn) in an epic tale of ... more

Portal, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

How can we really change the world, and is the answer in ourselves? THE PORTAL, from director-producer team Jacqui Fifer ... more

Balloon

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Oct 2019

A thrilling tale of escape, the Stasi, and the division of Germany, BALLOON finds two families trying to enact a ... more

MDFF: Docs After Dark Program 1 / Davi's Way

Opening Date: Friday, 19 Jul 2019

DAVI’S WAY Director: Tom Donahue Runtime: 1 hour 26 mins Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: American Documentary Film Festival In DAVI’S WAY, legendary ... more

MDFF: F*ck You All: The Uwe Boll Story

Opening Date: Friday, 19 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Whistler International Film Festival Featuring a screen introduction with Uwe Boll! Behind the lens with the most ... more

MDFF: Ghost of Peter Sellers, The

Opening Date: Friday, 19 Jul 2019

Australian Premiere! Previous Festivals: Telluride, Venice, DOC NYC, Raindance A comedy genius, a hot new director, and a 17th century pirate ... more

MDFF: Cielo

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Melbourne Previous Festivals: Bryon Bay Film Festival, RIDM, Full Frame DOXA, New York Film Festival A cinematic reverie on ... more

MDFF: Docs After Dark Program 2 / Shadowman

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

SHADOWMAN Director: Oren Jacoby Runtime: 1 hour 23 mins Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere, Previous Festivals: Slamdance, Sydney Underground Film Festival In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton ... more

MDFF: Saving Warru / Homefront

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

DOUBLE FEATURE! SAVING WARRU Director: Daniel Clarke/Amy Pysden Runtime: 1 hour 2 mins Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Featuring 20 min Q&A Warru, or black-footed rock ... more

MDFF: Sharkwater Extinction

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

Filmmaker Rob Stewart travels across oceans to expose the illegal and violent underworld of shark finning. ... more

MDFF: Short Session 1

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

I WANT YOU TO KNOW Director: Gabriel Morrison Runtime: 7 mins 31 seconds Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere When a seven-year-old girl accompanies her mother ... more

MDFF: Taste - WebSeries / Funke

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

FUNKE Director: Gab Taraboulsy Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes Premiere Status: Australian Premiere When prodigious chef Evan Funke inexplicably walked away from his ... more

MDFF: Dark Money

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

Director: Kimberly Reed Premiere Status: Australian premiere Previous Festivals: Sundance, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Oscar Long List DARK MONEY, a political ... more

MDFF: Short Session 2

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

THE HOLIDAY INN-SIDE Director: Charby Ibrahim Runtime: 19 mins 58 seconds Sixteen-year-old ‘Anonymous’ has been in and out of juvenile detention ... more

MDFF: Silent Forests

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival SILENT FORESTS is an intimate, character-driven portrait ... more

MDFF: Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Doc NYC This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American ... more

MDFF: Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: CPH:DOX Featuring a screen introduction with director, Alex Winter! Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights ... more

MDFF: Dog's Best Friend

Opening Date: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Previous Festivals: New Zealand International Film Festival, Sydney Indie Film Festival Featuring 20 min Q&A with ... more

MDFF: Pariah Dog

Opening Date: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Big Sky Film Festival A poetic documentary focusing on several eccentric street dog caretakers in Kolkata, ... more

MDFF: Melbourne Stories Program 1

Opening Date: Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

Featuring Q&A with directors! STRANGE TENANTS: SKA'D FOR LIFE Director: Fiona Cochrane Runtime:55 mins Premiere: World Premiere Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, ... more

MDFF: Singled Out

Opening Date: Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Q&A discussion following film! SINGLED [OUT] tells the story of five educated women in four corners of the ... more

MDFF: Defending a Monster

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Directors: Marc Menet and Scott Prestin Premiere Status: Australian Premiere “Sam, could you do me a favour?” Thus, begins a story ... more

MDFF: Last Stop, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

THE LAST STOP Director: Todd Nilssen Premiere Status: Australian Premiere The Elan School was the last stop. Set deep in the ... more

DESOLATION CENTRE Director: Stuart Swezey Runtime: 93 minutes Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Previous Festivals: Slamdance, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Doxa, ... more

MDFF: Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road

Opening Date: Friday, 26 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Featuring an extended introduction with the filmmaker! The story of guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel, whose journey takes ... more

MDFF: Waiting: The Van Duren Story

Opening Date: Friday, 26 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Previous Festivals: Gold Coast Film Festival Born out of the ashes of Big Star, arguably the greatest cult ... more

MDFF: Accidental Climber / Chasing the Jet St

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

DOUBLE FEATURE! Accidental Climber and Chasing the Jet Stream ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER Director: Steven Orbitt Runtime: 1 hour 7 mins Premiere Status: Australian ... more

MDFF: Docs After Dark Program 4 - Ballad of a Righ

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT Director: Herbert Golder Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: American Documentary Film ... more

MDFF: Dosed

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian premiere Previous Festivals: San Francisco International Documentary Film Festival Featuring 20 min Q&A After years of prescription medications failed ... more

MDFF: J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the SubGe

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: SXSW, Dallas International Film Festival The Church of the SubGenius has been called "the most ... more

MDFF: Looby

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: World Premiere LOOBY is the story of what happens when an artist chooses to speak out. For Australian ... more

MDFF: Skidrow Marathon

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

SKIDROW MARATHON Featuring a Q&A with director! Premiere Status: Australian Premiere. Previous Festivals: Traverse City Film Festival A criminal court judge ... more

MDFF: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

ANTHROPOCENE THE HUMAN EPOCH Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky Runtime: 1 hour 27 mins Premiere ... more

MDFF: Art of Incarceration

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: World Premiere Featuring 20 min Q&A with director! Seen through the eyes of the prisoners, THE ART OF INCARCERATION explores ... more

MDFF: Melbourne Stories Program 2

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Featuring a Q&A with directors! KARTIKA: 9 WAYS OF SEEING Director: Chris Basile Runtime: 55 Minutes Premiere Status: Australian Premiere A portrait of ... more

MDFF: Right to Harm

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Big Sky Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Through the riveting stories of ... more

MDFF: Unravelling Athena

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Manchester International Film Festival UNRAVELLING ATHENA is a feature documentary that chronicles the journey ... more

Met Opera: Die Walküre

Opening Date: Saturday, 29 Jun 2019

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, Die Walküre is an unmissable epic story of monsters, gods, and ... more

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Opening Date: Saturday, 6 Jul 2019

The convention-shattering production that replaced the female corps with the brunt physical power of a male cohort instead returns in ... more

Prado Museum, The - A Collection of Wonders

Opening Date: Saturday, 13 Jul 2019

If only museums could talk! This stunning new event film would like to do just that: let the Prado speak ... more

NT Live: Audience, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

SPECIAL OFFER - School aged kids come free – ‘to meet The Queen’, opening weekend! In celebration of NT Live’s ... more

Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, shy and insecure Blanche remains as a novice nun even as her family ... more

Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Aug 2019

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 ... more

NT Live: Small Island

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Aug 2019

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in ... more

RSC: Measure for Measure

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Aug 2019

"To whom should I complain?" When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her ... more

NT Live: Lehman Trilogy, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 31 Aug 2019

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. ... more

Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Sep 2019

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an ... more

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Nov 2019

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is ... more

KBTC: Winter's Tale, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 7 Dec 2019

★★★★ The Guardian Recorded live at London's Garrick Theatre in 2015, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in ... more

Le Guerre Des Boutons

Opening Date: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

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