Sharmill Films

Esports in Cinemas: All Work All Play plus captured live gaming event

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ESPORTS IN CINEMAS

ALL WORK ALL PLAY: THE PURSUIT OF ESPORTS GLORY

Captured Live Cinema event, Two Nights Only July 22 & 23

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www.esportsincinema.com

Experience the past, present, and future of eSports like never before.

There’s something happening in the world of video games. Thousands are flocking to arenas to watch tournaments unfold. Tens of millions are watching online. Not since the advent of television has a new entertainment medium so taken the world by storm.

From director Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY) comes ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory, a new behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the ascent of eSports, showcasing the best pro gamers in the world as they fight for the Intel Extreme Masters championship.

On July 22 and 23 the film will screen Australia-wide as part of a captured live special event, followed by a Q&A with the director and a captured live eSports showdown.  Top professional Starcraft II players and influencers of the gaming scene will battle it out in a 2v2 “Archon Mode” game of Starcraft II. All the excitement will be brought to you by a star-studded talent line-up including Kevin “Rotterdam” van der Kooi, James “Kaelaris” Carrol, and Joshua “Clutch” Gray*.

Witness the next evolution of human competition. This is eSports.

*Talent subject to change

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National Theatre Live The Beaux’ Stratagem

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM

By George Farquhar

Starring Samuel Barnett, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Susannah Fielding

Directed by Simon Godwin

Screening from October 10, 2015

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★★★★
‘Fresh and assured. This Restoration comedy has japes aplenty.
Winning performances from Susannah Fielding and Geoffrey Streatfeild.’
Evening Standard

★★★★
‘Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun.’
Time Out

★★★★
‘An English comedy that moves from Restoration mode into a new age, and Simon Godwin and his cast work it beautifully. Samuel Barnett is perfectly cast as Aimwell.’
Financial Times

★★★★
‘Exhilarating. Simon Godwin’s production maintains a perfect balance between serious comment and exuberant fun.’
Guardian


Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell (Samuel Barnett, The History Boys) and Mr Archer (Geoffrey Streatfeild), two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda (Pippa Bennett-Warner) and Mrs Sullen (Susannah Fielding) they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

National Theatre Live: The Audience (encore)

THE AUDIENCE

A new play by Peter Morgan

Starring Helen Mirren
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Screening from July 18, 2015

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‘Helen Mirren is smashing. Her Majesty will see you now.’
New York Times

Winner of two Tony Awards® including Best Actress, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has won two 2015 Tony Award® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and was nominated for Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.

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Met Opera Winter Encores 2015

THE MET: CAPTURED LIVE IN HD

THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS

Winter Encores August – October 2015

Highlights from the recent record-breaking seasons of the Met Opera: Captured Live in HD

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Giuseppe Verdi’s

La Traviata

Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Screening from August 1


Franz Lehár’s

The Merry Widow

By huge popular demand – the record-breaking hit of the 2014-2015 season!
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).

Screening from September 12

Giuseppe Verdi’s

Aida

Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. A cast of powerful voices and a grand production bring the story to life on the Met stage (and on the big screen).

Screening from October 3

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC
Cinema Nova – Carlton
Sun Theatre – Yarraville
Rosebud Cinemas

NSW
Dendy Opera Quays – Sydney
Dendy Newtown
Cremorne Orpheum
Chauvel Cinemas – Paddington
Event Cinemas Bondi Junction
Event Cinemas Castle Hill
Greater Union Newcastle
Scotty’s Cinema Centre – Raymond Terrace
Empire Cinemas – Bowral
Avoca Beach Theatre
Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie
Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads

ACT
Dendy Canberra

QLD
Dendy Portside – Hamilton
Palace Centro – Fortitude Valley
BCC Pacific Fair – Gold Coast
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Event Cinemas Toowoomba Strand

SA
Palace Nova Eastend – Adelaide

WA
Luna Cinemas – Leederville
Luna on SX – Fremantle

TAS
MONA Museum of Old & New Art – Hobart

Exhibition on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING

with exclusive access to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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Screening from 18 April, 2015

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a surprising new film about one of the world’s favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

Vincent Van Gogh was a prolific letter-writer – and the film has worked its way through the entire collection to choose the most revealing and moving moments, with actor Jamie de Courcey (Downton Abbey) as Van Gogh bringing to life these illuminating letters to his family and friends, making the film accessible to all ages.

The film also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Van Gogh Museum as it engages in this complete re-hang. Among the key interviewees are Vincent Willem Van Gogh (great grandson of Theo van Gogh), Dominique-Charles Janssens (President of the Institute Van Gogh), Axel Rüger (Director, Van Gogh Museum) and Van Gogh Museum Senior Researchers Teio Meedendorp and Louis van Tilborgh.

Produced by Phil Grabsky, directed by Australian documentary filmmaker David Bickerstaff.


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INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DAVID BICKERSTAFF


National Theatre Live: Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch

HAMLET

(Sonia Friedman Productions)

By William Shakespeare

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Directed by Lyndsey Turner

Screening from November 7, 2015

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Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will screen this eagerly awaited production captured live in Australian cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

National Theatre Live: Everyman

EVERYMAN

A new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

Directed by Rufus Norris

Screening from August 8, 2015

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BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

MAN AND SUPERMAN

By Bernard Shaw

Starring Ralph Fiennes

Directed by Simon Godwin

Screening from June 27, 2015

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Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The English Patient, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

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National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem

THE HARD PROBLEM

A new play by Tom Stoppard

Starring Olivia Vinall, Damian Molony

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Screening from May 23, 2015

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★★★★★
“100 minutes of brilliant brainache.”
Daily Mail

★★★★
“Stimulating. Absorbing. A rich, ideas-packed work.”
Guardian

★★★★
“Intellectually charged. Pulses with interesting ideas. Elegantly interpreted by Nicholas Hytner.”
Evening Standard

★★★★
“Offers endless stimulation and represents…a search for absolute values and a belief in the possibility of selfless virtue.”
Guardian

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

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National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

A Young Vic Production

By Arthur Miller

Starring Mark Strong, Nicola Walker

Directed by Ivo van Hove

Screening from May 9, 2015

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★★★★★
“One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen”
The Telegraph

★★★★★
“Not to be missed. Outstanding”
The Times

★★★★★
“Magnetic, Electrifying, Astonishingly Bold”
Evening Standard

★★★★★
“A forceful production of visual brilliance”
Guardian

★★★★★
“Mark Strong is astonishingly good”
Time Out London

★★★★★
“Grips like a thriller”
The Mail on Sunday

★★★★★
“Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable”
The Independent

★★★★★
“The tension never flatlines”
Sunday Times

★★★★
“Strong is outstanding as Carbone…and he is matched by an excellent cast”
Observer

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

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.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, captured live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

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