Sharmill Films

Slack Bay

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini mix it up for laughs in the latest Cannes entry from Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker continuing to trade his former heavyweight formalism for the absurdity and slapstick he revelled in with the great Li’l Quinquin.

Breezily mining the class divide for bizarro comedy, Dumont sets his new film on the Channel Coast in the Summer of 1910, where Luchini’s barmy patriarch and his wife (Bruni Tedeschi) vacation with her flamboyant sister (Binoche) and the latter’s wild, cross-dressing daughter (mononymic newcomer Raph). With a cast of local farmers on the seaside below, Slack Bay delights with its Chaplinesque humour, witty dialogue, gender-bending identity crises and a dash of old-fashioned cannibalism thrown in for good measure.



National Theatre Live: War Horse

Returning to cinemas from 24 September 2016!

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

Returning to cinemas from 13 August 2016!

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Originally broadcast from London’s West End in 2015, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Returning to cinemas from 9 July 2016!

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.


The Beethoven Project

In cinemas 25 June 2016

One of the world greatest conductors of all time, (BBC Music Magazine), Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic presenting Beethoven’s masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7.

The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer’s life not only creating works that are renowned and beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience.

The unique musical program uses the juxtaposition between the more classical, sunny and cheerful Symphony No. 4 and the powerful, almost ecstatic, Symphony No. 7 to create a not-to-be-missed event exploring a musical rollercoaster led by one of today’s most outstanding conductors.

Bringing everything full circle, audience will be treated to the documentary, Living with Beethoven, which features interviews from Rattle and members of the Philharmonic as they take an intimate look at Beethoven’s musical masterpieces and their approach to the composer’s genius.



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Cinema Nova
Village Rivoli
Palace Brighton Bay

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State Cinema Hobart

NSW
Cremorne Orpheum
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown
Palace Chauvel

ACT
Dendy Canberra
Palace Electric

QLD
Dendy Portside
Palace Centro
Palace Barracks

SA
Palace Nova

WA
Luna Palace Cinema Paradiso

Cosi fan tutte

In cinemas 15 October 2016

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée’s fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso.


La Bohème

In cinemas 17 September 2016

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of hundreds, a glorious onstage snow scene, and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Bohème also stars Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the passionate poet Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as the flirtatious Musetta, and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

Tosca

In cinemas 27 August 2016

Puccini’s enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca’s lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.

SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

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Hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, this star-studded show from the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.

Captured live from Stratford-Upon-Avon on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has assembled an astonishing once-in-a-lifetime cast, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, Rufus Wainwright, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Rory Kinnear, Joseph Fiennes, the cast of Horrible Histories, The Royal BalletEnglish National Opera (ENO), Birmingham Royal Ballet, and many more, to perform in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest playwright and storyteller.

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC will feature numerous theatrical performances, as well as Shakespeare-inspired works spanning the musical genres, including hip-hop, blues, musical theatre, jazz, opera and classical music. This unique gala event will immerse you in the excitement, the drama, the laughter, the tears, the constant reinvention and the utter timelessness of the works of William Shakespeare.




PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC
Cinema Nova
Village Rivoli
Palace Como
Village Southland
Palace Brighton Bay
Village Karingal
Regent Ballarat
Reading Cinemas Waurn Ponds
Mornington Cinemas
Horsham Centre Cinemas


NSW

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown
Palace Chauvel
Palace Norton Street
Event Macquarie
Riverside Parramatta
Ritz Cinema
Event Cinemas Cronulla
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Gala Cinemas Warrawong
Manning Entertainment Centre Taree
Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie
Majestic Cinemas Sawtell
Cinemax Cinemas
Byron Theatre
Reading Cinemas Dubbo
Village Albury
Odeon Cinema Orange
Forum 6 Cinemas Wagga Wagga
Forum 6 Cinemas Tamworth
Belgrave Cinema
Inlet Cinema
Reading Charlestown
The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah

ACT
Dendy Canberra
Palace Electric

QLD
Dendy Portside
Palace Centro
Event Cinemas Indooroopilly
New Farm Cinemas
Regal Twin Graceville
Hawthorne Deluxe
Gold Coast Arts Centre
Reading Cinemas Harbour Town
BCC Maroochydore
BCC North Lakes

SA
Palace Nova Eastend
Film House Glenelg
Wallis Mitcham

WA
Luna Palace Windsor Cinema
Event Cinemas Innaloo
Reading Cinemas Mandurah
Fenwick Cinemas


TAS
State Cinema Hobart
CMAX Devonport
Village Launceston


St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D

In cinemas 18 June 2016

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Experience unveiled treasures in the year of the Extraordinary Jubilee.

The creators of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery take you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome and their treasures: St Peter’s, St John in the Lateran, St Mary Major and St Paul Outside the Walls. Four majestic buildings – each with a precious papal altar, each a treasure trove of timeless works of art and a destination for millions of travelers and pilgrims over the centuries – play the leading role in this cinematic tour de force, while state of the art technology captures amazing images from completely new and exclusive points of view.

Join world renown experts who will discuss the basilicas; their evolution over the centuries, their most famous works of art, the lives and stories of the Popes and artists – from Giotto to Bramante, from Michelangelo to Francesco Borromini, from Bernini to Domenico Fontana, from Arnolfo di Cambio to Jacopo Torriti – the events that made these places immortal, and the profound spirituality emanating from them.




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VICTORIA
Cinema Nova – Carlton

Palace Como

Palace Brighton Bay

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Village Geelong

Sorrento Cinema
Cameo Cinemas


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Hayden Orpheum – Cremorne
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown
Palace Verona
Palace Norton Street
Riverside Theatres – Parramatta
Village Albury
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Mount Vic Flicks
Greater Union Newcastle
Reading Cinemas Rhodes


QUEENSLAND

Palace Centro
Dendy Portside
New Farm Cinema
Hawthorne Cineplex Deluxe
Regal Twin Graceville
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Gold Coast Arts Centre
Reading Cinemas Harbour Town


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Palace Electric
Dendy Canberra


TASMANIA

State Cinema Hobart 2D
State Cinema Hobart 3D
Village Launceston
CMAX Devonport


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Palace Nova Eastend
Wallis Mitcham


QUEENSLAND

Palace Centro
Dendy Portside
New Farm Cinema
Hawthorne Cineplex Deluxe
Regal Twin Graceville
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Gold Coast Arts Centre
Reading Cinemas Harbour Town


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Luna Paradiso
Reading Cinemas Mandurah