Sharmill Films

Exhibition on Screen: Girl with a Pearl Earring

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

and other treasures from the Mauritshuis Museum, Netherlands

Produced by Phil Grabsky

In cinemas from 28 February, 2015

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After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. The beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

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Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: REMBRANDT

from the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Produced by Phil Grabsky

In cinemas from 20 December, 2014

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Meet the man behind the masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition

★★★★★
“This brilliant, brave blockbuster reveals the true Rembrandt.” Guardian

★★★★★
“If you have any feeling for Rembrandt, for painting or for art of any sort, you must see this show Telegraph

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the biggest in many years. Given exclusive & privileged access by both galleries, the film documents this extraordinary show and interweaves Rembrandt’s life story with the behind the scenes preparations at both institutions. For many, this is the greatest artist that ever lived – this film will take a close look at the man behind such acclaim.

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National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

OF MICE AND MEN

The hit Broadway production, captured live by National Theatre Live

by John Steinbeck
Starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

Nominated for 2 Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd

“A moving masterpiece”
Time Magazine

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.  This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country StrongGossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer).  The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

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Force Majeure in cinemas October 16

FORCE MAJEURE

A film by Ruben Östlund

IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 16

WINNER – JURY PRIZE, UN CERTAIN REGARD
Festival de Cannes 2014

OFFICIAL SELECTION – SWEDEN, FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
87th Academy Awards

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An impulsive decision in a moment of crisis – an avalanche – drives a wedge between a husband and wife, in this gripping moral drama and pitch black comedy from provocative director Ruben Östlund (Play), that has become a word-of-mouth sensation at film festivals from Cannes to Fantastic Fest.

Critics have described Force Majeure as “A hilarious takedown of masculinity,” (Time Out New York), “A sardonic, serious, funny, precision-controlled psycho-comedy-drama inspired by the selfishness of our survival instincts,” (Screen) and “By no means a traditional disaster movie” (Variety).

Acclaimed filmmaker Ruben Östlund is being touted as the first Swedish director who is not Ingmar Bergman to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards next year.

Force Majeure opens in select cinemas on October 16.

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VICTORIA
Cinema Nova
Village Rivoli
Palace Brighton Bay

NEW SOUTH WALES
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown
Cremorne Orpheum

ACT
Palace Electric
Dendy Canberra

QUEENSLAND
Dendy Portside
Palace Centro

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Palace Nova Eastend

TASMANIA
State Cinema

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Sharmill Films acquires Xavier Dolan’s acclaimed new film MOMMY for Australasian theatrical distribution in 2015

Sharmill Films is very proud to announce its acquisition of Xavier Dolan’s highly acclaimed new feature film MOMMY for Australasian theatrical distribution in the first quarter of 2015.

A competition title at the Cannes Film Festival, Mommy was awarded the Jury Prize, sharing the honour with French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language. Mommy has since been announced as the official entry from Canada for the 87th Academy Awards to be held next year.

Mommy centres on an explosive 15 year old boy with ADHD and his widowed single mother. But when Kyla, a new neighbour, enters their lives, things begin to change. The film stars Anne Dorval (who portrayed Dolan’s character’s mother in his 2010 feature I Killed My Mother), Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément.

The theatrical deal was brokered by Anick Poirier of Les Films Séville and Natalie Miller of Sharmill Films.

In Search of Chopin – participating cinemas from August 21

IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN

Participating cinemas and session times across Australia from August 21, 2014

Click here for more information about the film

VICTORIA
Cinema Nova, Carlton
11.40am, 1.50pm, 4pm, 6.25pm, 8.35pm DAILY
Palace Cinema Como

Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick

Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave

NEW SOUTH WALES
Cremorne Orpheum
1pm Sun, 1pm Mon
Dendy Opera Quays
10am Thur
Dendy Newtown

Palace Chauvel, Paddington
Roxy Nowra
Paradiso Ettalong
Palace Byron Bay

Narooma Kinema
w/c August 28
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Mount Vic Flicks
w/c September 11

ACT
Dendy Canberra
1pm Thurs
Palace Electric, Canberra

QUEENSLAND
Dendy Portside, Brisbane
10am Thurs
Palace Centro, Brisbane

Regal Twin Graceville
4:40pm Thurs, 12:15pm Fri, 12:15pm Sat, 12:15pm Sun, 4:40pm Mon, 4:40pm Tues, 4:40pm Wed

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Palace Nova Eastend, Adelaide

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Luna Paradiso, Northbridge

TASMANIA
State Cinema, Hobart
1pm Thurs, 1pm Fri, 1:30pm Sat, 1:15pm Sun, 3;45pm Mon, 1pm Tue, 1pm Wed

David Bowie Is

DAVID BOWIE IS

A documentary tour of the ground-breaking exhibition

In cinemas from 14 November 2014

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A documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history and is now on a global tour that has already travelled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to international acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4 2015.

The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker , and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.

The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

David Bowie Is the exhibition will  will appear in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image  for strictly limited season from July 2015.  Buy tickets here

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PARTICIPATING CINEMAS – 14 NOVEMBER 2014

VIC ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image (7 November), Cinema Nova, Palace Dendy Brighton, Star Cinema Bendigo

NSW Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel, Riverside Theatres Parramatta (from 22 November), Palace Byron Bay, Greater Union Newcastle

ACT Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric

QLD Palace Centro, Dendy Portside, Noosa 5 Cinemas

SA Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

WA Luna Leederville, Luna on SX

TAS MONA Museum of Old & New Art

Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath.

Directed by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites the Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Doctor Who: Deep Breath will be screened in participating cinemas around Australia from 24 August, 2014.

www.doctorwho.tv/watch/cinema


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TICKETS ON SALE NOW – MORE CINEMAS ADDED FREQUENTLY:

ACT: Palace Electric, Limelight Cinemas

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Ritz Cinemas Randwick, Belgrave Cinema Armidale, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie, Majestic Cinemas Singleton, Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads, Palace Byron Bay, Mount Vic Flicks, Forum Cinemas Tamworth, Forum Cinemas Wagga Wagga, Odeon 5 Cinemas Orange, Scotty’s Cinema Centre Raymond Terrace, Fays Twin Cinema Taree

QLD: Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Southbank 5 Cinemas, Limelight Cinemas Ipswich

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker, Wallis Cinemas Noarlunga, Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly, Wallis Cinemas Mitcham, Cinema Augusta

TAS: CMAX Devonport, State Cinema

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn, Palace Westgarth, Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Cameo Cinema Belgrave, The Rex Cinema Daylesford, Sun Theatre Bairnsdale, Rosebud Cinemas, Warragul Cinemas, Deakin Cinema Complex Mildura, Regent Cinema Ballarat, Wangaratta Cinema, Showbiz Cinemas Swan Hill

WA: Luna Cinemas Leederville, Luna on SX, Grand Warwick, Grand Bunbury, Grand Currambine

NT: Katherine Cinema 3

Hermitage Revealed

Hermitage Revealed

Art. Treasure. History. Revolution.
The story of Russia’s legendary museum.

Directed by BAFTA Award-winning film and television director Margy Kinmouth

Only in cinemas for a strictly limited time from September 6

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The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed – a cinematic event that is a must-see for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia.

Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye. The production brings together the oldest, the rarest, the most precious and the most closely guarded of Russia’s greatest treasures; items bought with great wealth or acquired by other means, items hoarded and saved from violent revolutionaries, items thought lost and later re-found – all works and their unique stories presented with an intimacy and immediacy that no museum or gallery experience can match.

From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artefacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless. Hermitage Revealed puts you right there amongst it all – exploring the art and revealing the human stories behind this great institution.


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PARTICIPATING CINEMAS FROM 6 SEPTEMBER:

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Sorrento Athenaeum

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel, Palace Norton St, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Palace Byron Bay

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric

QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

WA: Luna Cinema Paradiso

TAS: MONA – Museum of Old & New Art