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Lego Movie 2, The: The Second Part

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019

The much-loved sequel to the critically-acclaimed global box office phenomenon that started it all, The Lego Movie 2 reunites the ... more

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019

NO POLITICS, SPORT OR GEOGRAPHY - JUST CINEMA! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. ... more

Happy As Lazzaro

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jun 2019

Nova Exclusive! It’s summer at Inviolata, an isolated rural estate where an extended family of farmers toil under the rule ... more

High Life

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jun 2019

Nova exclusive! Legendary French director Claire Denis (Beau Travail) returns with her first English language film, starring Robert Pattinson. ... more

From Music Into Silence

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

"Let the beauty we love be what we do." - Rumi. For the last twenty three years, Peter Roberts has ... more

In Your Hands

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Nova exclusive! Mathieu (Jules Benchetrit) lives with his family in a housing project where peer pressure has led him into petty ... more

Tolkien

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Take a glimpse into the early days of the man who brought us tales of hobbits, elves and one particular ... more

Wild Rose

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) has just been released from jail and dreams of becoming a country singer so she can ... more

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

Mystify Michael Hutchence

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Jul 2019

Join us for a preview screening of MYSTIFY Michael Hutchence with a Q&A with director and writer Richard Lowenstein (Strikebound, ... more

Hail Satan?

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, HAIL SATAN? is ... more

I Am Mother

Opening Date: Saturday, 13 Jul 2019

A thriller-sci-fi starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, I AM MOTHER is directed by Aussie filmmaker Grant Sputore, and is ... 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

Camino Skies

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Camino Skies is a walking meditation on life, love and losas through the inspirational journey of six strangers from New ... 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

From the pen of Mindy Kaling comes LATE NIGHT, starring Emma Thompson as Katherine, a late-night talk show host starting ... 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

Balloon

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

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

Amazing Grace

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

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

Green Light

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

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

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

Exhibition on Screen: Degas

Opening Date: Saturday, 8 Jun 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum ... more

NT Live: All My Sons

Opening Date: Saturday, 15 Jun 2019

Filmed live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman ... more

RSC: Taming of the Shrew, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the ... 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 The Audience

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jul 2019

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in encore screenings of the original West End production ... 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

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Telluride, Venice, DOC NYC, Raindance A comedy genius, a hot new director, and a 17th century ... 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: Skidrow Marathon

Opening Date: Sunday, 21 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: 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 SINGLED [OUT] tells the story of five educated women in four corners of the world: Jules in ... 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

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

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

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

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

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

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

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