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Fanny Lye Deliver'd

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

Nova Exclusive! Shropshire, 1657. Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake - The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) lives a quiet Puritan life ... more

Shiva Baby

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

Ever been trapped at a claustrophobic family event? A particular sort of unpleasantness in itself, for sure, but then add ... more

Some Kind of Heaven

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

Nova exclusive! From producer Darren Aronofsky (Mother!) and The New York Times comes an utterly beguiling documentary by Lance Oppenheim, ... more

Toll, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

A darkly-comic thriller in the vein of The Guard (2011) and Fargo (1996), THE TOLL follows Brendan (Michael Smiley), a ... more

Lygon Street: Si Parla Italiano

Opening Date: Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021

AUSTRALIAN MADE: EVENT SCREENING! Pre-film filmmaker Q&A with co-director Angelo Pricolo & Shannon Swan. Re-visit the longest running documentary at ... more

Spirited Away (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Aug 2021

20th Anniversary Screening. Tickets includes a limited edition 'No Face' collector's pin. Spirited Away had its original Japanese release 20 ... more

Spirited Away (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Aug 2021

20th Anniversary Screening. Tickets includes a limited edition 'No Face' collector's pin. Spirited Away had its original Japanese release 20 ... more

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Aug 2021

Our screens first saw Charlie, his golden ticket and Gene Wilder’s eccentric Willy Wonka in 1971, when the film based ... more

Malcolm

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Aug 2021

35th Anniversary Screening: Q&A with filmmakers Nadia Tass and David Parker. 4K restoration screening. Colin Friels stars as the titular ani-hero ... more

Night House, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Aug 2021

Rebecca Hall (The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) stars in David Bruckner’s psych-thriller THE NIGHT HOUSE. A director known for specialising ... more

Big Night

Opening Date: Sunday, 22 Aug 2021

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's Winter Edition presents a delicious screening of BIG NIGHT: Sunday 22 August, 1.15pm. Tickets on ... more

Bastardy

Opening Date: Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

Australian Made Event Q&A. Tuesday August 24, 6.45pm. Namila Benson (ABC TV's Art Works, ABC Radio National, author) hosts a Q&A ... more

Control

Opening Date: Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021

MUSIC IN MOVIES: Great music stories on screen, with special guests in conversation with Jane Gazzo. Join host Jane Gazzo ... more

Annette

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Aug 2021

ADVANCE SCREENING Drink on entry! Tuesday August 24 – 6.30pm - Tickets on sale below. Get in early to see one of ... more

Chopper

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Aug 2021

20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: Wednesday 25 August, 6.50pm See the 20th anniversary screening, featuring 'bonus footage' featurette before the film! Tickets on ... more

Stillwater

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Aug 2021

Matt Damon gives one of the finest performances of his career in a dramatic thriller directed by Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, ... more

Lifeforce

Opening Date: Friday, 27 Aug 2021

Director: Tobe Hooper. Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilde May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Patrick Stewart Astronauts investigating an alien craft in the ... more

Munch: Love Phantoms + Lady Vampires

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Aug 2021

There is no painter in the world both more famous and less known than Edvard Munch. The debt contemporary culture has ... more

Raphael: The Young Prodigy

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Aug 2021

RAPHAEL: THE YOUNG PRODIGY tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women ... more

Bowraville Murders, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Sep 2021

For the past few years, director Allan Clarke and his film crew have followed the emotional journey of the families ... more

Nowhere Special

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Sep 2021

James Norton (Little Women, Belle) stars in this family drama of one terminally ill man trying to do the unthinkable: ... more

Summer of Soul

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Sep 2021

MUSIC IN MOVIES - opening night event Thursday September 2 - 6.30pm. On sale below. Special guest - soul music enthusiast, ... more

Palazzo di Cozzo

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

Aging patriarch, Franco Cozzo, holds court over an iconic furniture empire. A pioneer of Australian TV advertising, Franco’s tri-lingual catchphrase ... more

Pig

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

ADVANCE SCREENING Thursday September 9 – 6.30pm. On sale below. $13.00 for Privilege Members See one of Nic Cage’s best performances in ... more

Oasis Knebworth 1996

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

One of the greatest bands of a generation come to the big screen! Executive produced by Liam and Noel Gallagher this ... more

Zola

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

It took about 5 minutes for the movie rights to be snapped up after Aziah “Zola” King’s Twitter thread went ... more

I Am Eleven

Opening Date: Sunday, 26 Sep 2021

10 year anniversary screening plus Q+A with filmmaker Genevieve Bailey: Sunday September 26, 3.45pm. Do you remember when you were ... more

Nitram

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

The talk of Cannes - the first Australian film to screen in competition in 30 years, earning rave reviews and ... more

No Time to Die

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, but his peace is short-lived when ... more

French Dispatch, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

The new film from Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue ... more

Loveland

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Aussie screen icon Hugo Weaving stars alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Jillian Nguyen (The True History Of The Kelly ... more

River

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Nov 2021

Straight from MIFF comes RIVER, directed by Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and narrated by Willem Dafoe - a film that explores ... more

Petite Maman

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

Director Céline Sciamma returns after her hit Portrait Of A Lady On Fire with her next feature: PETITE MAMAN. An ... more

Worst Person In The World, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 25 Dec 2021

Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been making films about Oslo since 2006, and now finishes his trilogy with THE WORST ... more

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Aug 2021

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine ... more

Met Opera: Rigoletto

Opening Date: Saturday, 21 Aug 2021

Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a ... more

MDFF: Finding Creativity/The Healing

Opening Date: Wednesday, 8 Sep 2021

Finding Creativity By Roger Ungers To be creative can be incredibly rewarding, yet the process of creativity can be arduous and fraught. Finding ... more

MDFF: Batoor/Do Nothing and Do It Well

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Sep 2021

BATOOR: Afghani photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor won a Walkley Award for the images he captured on his own refugee boat ... more

MDFF: The Six/Darling

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Sep 2021

THE SIX Executive produced by James Cameron. When RMS Titanic sank on a cold night in 1912, barely 700 people escaped ... more

MDFF: Hannibal Hopkins and Sir Anthony/Improbable

Opening Date: Friday, 10 Sep 2021

HANNIBAL HOPKINS + SIR ANTHONY What destined this young boy from Wales to become the incarnation of absolute evil when he ... more

JULIAN ASSANGE: THE PRICE OF TRUTH The decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States is unlikely to be ... more

MDFF: Alien on Stage

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2021

A unique crew of Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group decide to ditch doing another pantomime and try something ... more

MDFF: Black Summer/Inferno Without Borders

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2021

BLACK SUMMER A documentary about the 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia. Delving into the lives of the locals impacted and the affect ... more

MDFF: Castro's Spies

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2021

Castro’s Spies tells the thrilling story of an elite group of Cuban intelligence agents sent undercover to the US in ... more

MDFF: Short Session 1

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2021

Street Kids By Simon Mundine Rakib and Jahangir are homeless orphans fending for themselves on the streets of Dhaka. We join ... more

MDFF: Short Session 2

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Sep 2021

Yes And By Aly Zhang Cristina ‘Rhyme’ Spizzica and Jeremy ‘Zone’ Hughes are ‘Rhymezone’, an improvised rap musical comedy duo, where ... more

MDFF: Cry of the Forests/Noongar

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

NOONGAR Through art, language, music, dance and ancient story telling, Noongar Culture in the Southwest of Western Australia is set to ... more

MDFF: Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Growing up gay in the southern parts of the United States is hard enough, but to be an openly gay ... more

MDFF: Misha and the Wolves

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Misha and the Wolves is the dramatic tale of a woman whose holocaust memoir took the world by storm, but ... more

MDFF: Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador was prosperous, alive with fisherman and poets. Now it is ... more

MDFF: Short Session 3

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Searching for a Friend By Guillym Davenport When the memory of a lost friend is brought into focus for the filmmaker, ... more

MDFF: Short Session 4

Opening Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Ngatanwarr An Open Door By Mitchell Withers Ngatawanwaar translates to welcome in Peek Whurrong. Set in South West Victoria, the film ... more

MDFF: Short Session 5

Opening Date: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

Holy Duty By Sarah Marcuson If there is one topic most people are afraid to confront, it is that of death. ... more

MDFF: Short Session 6

Opening Date: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

Angel By Charlotte White This intimate, in-depth look at India Angel’s songwriting process and celebrated debut single ‘Move On.’ reveals the emotional ... more

MDFF: Beyond the Burning/Mental as Everything/Want

Opening Date: Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

Mental As Everything By Damon Smith Damon Smith has estimated that he has spent around 50 thousand hours of his life, ... more

MDFF: The Rumba Kings

Opening Date: Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

Celebrates the epic quest of The Democratic Republic of The Congo, an African nation that fought colonial oppression, found freedom, ... more

MDFF: Deep Fake Therapy/Float

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

FLOATING This feature documentary tells uplifting stories of ordinary people easing their pain and performing at their highest level through Floatation-REST ... more

MDFF: Short Session 7

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

Until Further Notice By Tiffany Hsiung Five months into lockdown. “Zoom” has become a verb, as millions continue to socially distance and ... more

MDFF: Meeting the Beatles in India

Opening Date: Friday, 17 Sep 2021

Filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with the Beatles at ... more

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