Sharmill Films

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.




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

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.






PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VICTORIA
Cinema Nova – Carlton

Palace Como

Palace Brighton Bay

Village Rivoli

Village Southland

Village Geelong

Sorrento Cinema
Cameo Cinemas


NEW SOUTH WALES

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
Village Launceston


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

A Beethoven Journey

Coming to cinemas in 2016!



Filmed over the course of four years award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life.  Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also peel back the many myths of Beethoven’s life from prodigious talent in Vienna, to greatest composer alive by the time he wrote the fifth concerto.  Perhaps above all it is the fresh new biography of Beethoven that is most revealing.



Leonardo da Vinci – The Genius in Milan

In cinemas 23 April 2016!

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At the end of the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci spent eighteen years in Milan – a period that would leave a lasting impression on the city.

In Spring 2015, Milan paid tribute to Leonardo by holding a large exhibition at the Palazzo Reale. Based on this stunning exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci – The Genius in Milan uses a combination of documentary interviews and mise-en-scènes to tell the story of the artist’s world and the treasures he left us, against the stunning backdrop of Leonardo’s Milan.

Drawing upon Leonardo’s legendary work as an artist, architect and scientist, audiences will be immersed in the story of Leonardo the man, in the context of what was a truly legendary period in the city’s history, and for the history of art.


PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC
Cinema Nova
Palace Como
Village Rivoli
Village Southland
Village Geelong
Palace Brighton Bay
Sorrento Cinemas

NSW
Cremorne Orpheum
Dendy Opera Quays
Palace Verona
Dendy Newtown
Palace Norton Street
Riverside Theatre
Ritz Cinema
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Mount Vic Flicks
Village Albury
Cinemax Cinemas
Greater Union Newcastle

ACT
Dendy Canberra
Palace Electric

QLD
Dendy Portside
Palace Centro
New Farm Cinema
Hawthorne Cineplex Deluxe
Regal Twin Graceville
Noosa 5 Cinemas

SA
Palace Nova Eastend
Wallis Mitcham

TAS
Village Launceston
State Cinema Hobart

WA
Luna Paradiso



Kanye West: The Global Premiere of WAVES

Kanye West – The Global Premiere of WAVES

In cinemas 12 February 2016 at 8am – exclusive cinema event!


The world premiere of Kanye West’s new album WAVES in its entirety, live via satellite from Madison Square Garden, in select cinemas 12 February 2016 at 8am.

TICKETS SELLING FAST – EXTRA SESSIONS ADDED!

VIC
Hoyts Melbourne Central
Village Jam Factory

NSW
Hoyts Broadway
Event Parramatta
Event George Street
Event Miranda

SA
Event Marion

National Theatre Live: Hangmen

From 14 May, 2016

OLIVIER AWARD WINNER – BEST NEW PLAY!

★★★★★
‘The best new play of the year.’ – Daily Telegraph

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‘Deliriously funny.’ – Sunday Times

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.