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.
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 Ballet, English 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.
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
Dendy Opera Quays
Palace Norton Street
Event Cinemas Cronulla
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Gala Cinemas Warrawong
Manning Entertainment Centre Taree
Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie
Majestic Cinemas Sawtell
Reading Cinemas Dubbo
Odeon Cinema Orange
Forum 6 Cinemas Wagga Wagga
Forum 6 Cinemas Tamworth
The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah
Event Cinemas Indooroopilly
New Farm Cinemas
Regal Twin Graceville
Gold Coast Arts Centre
Reading Cinemas Harbour Town
BCC North Lakes
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 Joachim Trier
An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher) three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects) and withdrawn younger brother Conrad (Devin Druid, TV’s Louie) 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.
The English-language debut from celebrated Oslo, August 31st director Joachim Trier, Louder Than Bombs mesmerised audiences at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival with its sublime imagery and moving portraits of a family navigating grief, growing up, and each other.
‘Intoxicating’ – The AV Club
‘A family drama of extraordinary beauty… the film lives and breathes with a lovely intimacy” Wall Street Journal
‘Superbly, subtly acted. Beautifully textured’ New York Post
‘Beautiful and intimate… like a great novel’ IndieWire
‘Richly detailed, sensitively played and cleverly mounted’ Screen International
‘A delicate, complex film that lingers, unpacking itself in your mind.’ RogerEbert.com
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