Sharmill Films

‘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

The Measure of a Man

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?

From the acclaimed director of Mademoiselle Chambon, and featuring an extraordinary lead performance by Vincent Lindon, who was awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Release date TBC.

Louder Than Bombs

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death brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years.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.

Our Last Tango

Directed by German Kral

The feature documentary, executive produced by Wim Wenders (Pina, Buena Vista Social Club), tells the story of María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, the two most famous dancers in tango’s history, using an innovative combination of interviews, documentary footage and complex dance choreography.

Release date TBC.

Highly Strung

Highly Strung: A story of passion…of obsession…and possession.

A journey into a rarefied world of elusive tones evoked by horsehair on catgut, of investors lured to spend millions on unique instruments. The deadly sins of lust, jealousy and greed jostle with the purity of philanthropy and sonic perfection. A duel of tension and harmony in a Quartet of youthful virtuosi expanding their skills on a clutch of rare Guadagninis. An exploration of the mystery and the lost, delicate art of constructing these robust masterpieces Exquisite imagery will illuminate a complex history of enduring instruments and their temporary custodians.

And then there’s the music!

Highly Strung will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the Adelaide Film Festival – tickets and further information available here!

Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine and Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts). Release date TBC.


The Importance of Being Earnest

Captured live and coming soon to Australian cinemas!

From 6 February 2016
See participating cinemas



Don’t miss Olivier Award winner and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest which will be captured LIVE for cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre.  A superb satire on Victorian manners and one of the funniest plays in the English language, the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy will make you laugh out loud!

‘Laugh-out-loud funny… all-out joy’ – Dominic Maxwell, The Times

‘A magnificent, stage-filling performance… majestically funny’ – Michael Billington, The Guardian



Cinema Nova Carlton
Palace Brighton Bay
Palace Como
Sun Theatre
Sorrento Cinemas
Regent Cinema Ballarat
Village Rivoli
Village Southland

Cremorne Orpheum
Dendy Opera Quays
Dendy Newtown
Palace Chauvel
Palace Norton Street
Riverside Parramatta
Ritz Cinema
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Narooma Kinema
Inlet Cinemas
Manning Entertainment Centre
Cinemax Cinema
Majestic Sawtell

Dendy Canberra

Palace Centro
Dendy Portside
Gold Coast Arts Centre
Noosa Breath of Fresh Air
Majestic Nambour

Palace Nova Eastend
Mitcham Cinemas
Country Arts SA, Mount Gambier

Luna Paradiso
Luna Windsor

CMAX Devonport
MONA – Museum of Old & New Art

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.


Cast Party

Announcing an innovative new cinema event


On July 28th, hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene on stage for the inaugural CAST PARTY, a festive rousing variety show celebrating the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. Like, the Lollapalooza of podcasts. This event will held at the NYU’s Skirball Center, send live via satellite to hundreds of movie theatres across North America, and will be captured live for cinema screenings in Australia from 22 August 2015.

Once a niche medium, podcasts have exploded in popularity, with iTunes® podcast subscribers surging from 25 million to 75 million in just two years.  In Cast Party, shows across genres and networks will join to celebrate podcasting’s emergence as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans.  The producers envision Cast Party to become an annual summer event for cinemas across the U.S. and Canada.

Featured podcast RADIOLAB is one of the top-rated podcasts in Australia (currently #6 on the Australian iTunes podcast chart)

ABC Radio National has broadcast episodes of Radiolab in recent years so it is well-known to Australian audiences.

There is strong audience cross-over with these podcasts with Serial (currently #2) and This American Life (currently #3).

Featured Podcasts include:

Radiolab – the megahit show from New York’s public radio WNYC and NPR (National Public Radio), about science and more presented by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.  Over 1 million downloads per episode

Reply All – a show about the Internet, from Gimlet media presented by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. Has quickly amassed a large and loyal audience since debuting in late 2014.  350,000 downloads per episode

Invisibilia – NPR show about the hidden forces in our lives, NPR’s newest mega-hit podcast presented by Lulu Miller. 4 million downloads per episode

The Truth – bold and often hilarious contemporary radio drama from PRX (Public Radio Exchange). 100,000 downloads per episode

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus – improv comedy podcast created by Orange Is The New Black and Jurassic World star Lauren Lapkus. High profile comedian guest. Produced by Earwolf.  100,000 downloads per episode (estimated)

Plus music by horn quartet THE WESTERLIES, dance by COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, surprise guests, original videos, and more.

Cast Party is proud to showcase some of the most entertaining podcasts ever to flow through your earbuds, from some of the most innovative producers of audio storytelling: WNYC, NPR, Gimlet Media, Earwolf and Radiotopia.


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 plus captured live gaming event




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