Sherlock – The Abominable Bride
In cinemas 2 January 2016
“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”
We’ve been here before - but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?
Welcome to ‘Sherlock’ in 1895!
Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…
Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…
Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about…the Abominable Bride!
Sherlock, starring Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Emmy Award Winner Martin Freeman as John Watson, is a global phenomenon. The show has been sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, seven Emmys and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association in the US.
Sherlock – The Abominable Bride will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in a one-off episode set in Victorian London in 1895. The episode has been co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and will also see series regulars Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington join the cast. It is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Line of Duty).
VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Como, Palace Kino, Regent Ballarat, Classic Elsternwick, Cameo Belgrave, Lido Cinema, Sun Bairnsdale Cinema, United Craigieburn, Star Cinema Bendigo, Sun Theatre Yarraville
NSW: Hayden Orpheum, Ritz Cinema, Palace Norton Street, Palace Chauvel, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Majestic Sawtell, Riverside Parramatta, Narooma Kinema, Roseville Cinemas, Limelight Tuggeranong, United Warriewood, United Narellan, Mount Vic Flicks, Great Lakes Cinema
ACT: Palace Electric
Directed by Kahlil Joseph
In select cinemas 1 October 2015
Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Reflektor.
The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.
The Reflektor Tapes blends never before seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.
Sharmill Films will release The Reflektor Tapes at select theatres nationally on 1 October 2015 for a strictly limited theatrical season.
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
In cinemas 30 June 2016
The iconic actor Vincent Lindon returns with The Measure of a Man, a moving social drama that scooped the Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2015.
Lindon plays Thierry, a middle-aged man, long out of work and short on prospects. His is a precarious existence, surviving with his beloved wife and son on meagre state benefits while subject to the corroding humiliation of pointless job interviews and skills training. When Thierry finally does land a job as a Head of Security he is thrust into a world of stark moral choices in which he discovers that his job not only pays, it costs.
Acclaimed director Stéphane Brizé (Mademoiselle Chambon) coaxes assured performances from an ensemble cast of non-professional actors who complement the veteran Lindon’s stunning role. Combining touching moments of unforced comedy with gripping tension, The Measure of a Man is an enthralling exploration of one man’s struggle for dignity in the fraught world of the economically marginalised.
Directed by Joachim Trier
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st), starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert and Jesse Eisenberg.
Release date TBC.
In cinemas 19 May 2016
Highly Strung: A story of passion…of obsession…and possession.
Join director Scott Hicks (‘Shine’, ‘Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts’) on a journey delving into the rarified world of fine instruments and the musicians, dealers, museums and philanthropists who seek them out.
‘Highly Strung’ explores the complex, stirring connections between elusive tones evoked by horsehair on strings, high-rolling investors tempted to spend millions on unique instruments, and a quartet of virtuosi caught up in a duel of tension and harmony.
Focussing on members of the Australian String Quartet and the unique world of rare Guadagnini instruments, ‘Highly Strung’ takes us from Adelaide to London, Paris, Venice and New York to meet the fascinating characters that bring these instruments to life.
And then there’s the music!
Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine and Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts).
Opening in Australian cinemas from 24 September 2015.
“London Road was a mighty success on stage. Now it is a unique triumph on the movie screen.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Touching, haunting, thoughtful and blazingly original. A deeply inventive, bold, life-affirming musical.’
Dave Calhoun, Time Out.
‘A bold, inspired and entirely unique piece of British cinema, London Road is absolutely unmissable.’
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).
London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
London Road features an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Hal Fowler, Kate Fleetwood, Linzi Hateley, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey and Tom Hardy.
FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN
This captivating new event tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé. Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.
The event features the extraordinary unveiling of two historic new pieces – the first new Fabergé egg in almost 100 years, and a lost treasure, recently discovered in America’s Midwest by a scrap metal dealer – and presents them exclusively to international cinema audiences, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.
Experience the wonder of seeing Fabergé’s exquisite objects in stunning detail on the big screen for the first time.
ESPORTS IN CINEMAS
ALL WORK ALL PLAY: THE PURSUIT OF ESPORTS GLORY
Captured Live Cinema event, Two Nights Only July 22 & 23
Tickets on sale now from select multiplex cinemas
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
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Screening from January 31, 2015
(Replaces John Adam’s The Death of Klinghoffer)
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.
CONDUCTOR: Michele Mariotti
PRODUCTION: Bartlett Sher
CAST: Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Christopher Maltman
Approximate running time: (Check closer to screening date)