Sharmill Films

Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148


Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 presents a front row seat to the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold out To Be Loved Tour which concluded in 2015 and was seen globally by over two million fans.  Filmed for the big screen with superb 5.1 surround sound, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 showcases thrilling live performances of many of the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Feelin’ Good.  The performance is intercut with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of Team Bublé bringing this moveable feast from arena to arena for two years. This must-see event includes a special 15 minute introduction with Michael Bublé EXCLUSIVE to cinemas – don’t miss it!

PRODUCTION
Directed by Brett Sullivan
Executive Producers: Dion Singer, Bruce Allen
Music Producer: Bob Rock
Produced by: Dione Orrom, Naomi Stevens, Clayton Jacobsen
Concert Director of Photography: Brett Turnbull
Editors: Marko Keser, David Tregoning

NT Live: The Threepenny Opera

In cinemas from 12 November 2016

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

In cinemas from 8 October 2016

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

Slack Bay

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.



SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

Click for participating cinemas!


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


Sherlock – The Abominable Bride

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride

In cinemas 2 January 2016

Choose your cinema!


“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).


TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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

QLD: Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Majestic Nambour, Limelight Ipswich, New Farm Cinemas, Balmoral, United Eldorado, Regal Twin Graceville, Gold Coast Arts Centre

SA: Regal Theatre Kensington, Trak Cinemas Toorak Gardens, Mitcham 7 Cinemas, Mount Barker, Palace Nova Eastend

WA: Luna Leederville, Luna on SX, Warwick 9 Grand Cinemas, United Rockingham, Cygnet Grand Cinemas

TAS: State Cinema, CMAX Devonport

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‘The Reflektor Tapes’ – Arcade Fire documentary

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.


Participating cinemas

VIC – Cinema Nova, Carlton
NSW – Ritz Cinema, Sydney
SA – Palace Nova, Adelaide
WA – Luna Leederville, Perth


Louder Than Bombs

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

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Brighton Bay, Waverley Cinema
NSW: Dendy Opera Quays, Palace Chauvel, Mount Vic Flicks, Empire Cinemas
TAS: State Cinema Hobart
QLD: Regal Twin Graceville, Gold Coast Arts Centre
SA: Palace Nova
WA: Luna Paradiso




Highly Strung

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).

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PARTICIPATING CINEMAS

VIC
Cinema Nova

NSW
Palace Chauvel
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown

QLD
Palace Centro
Regal Twin Graceville

SA
Palace Nova Eastend

ACT
Palace Electric

TAS
MONA – Museum of Old & New Art

WA
Luna Paradiso

London Road

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.’
The List

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.

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