In cinemas 25 June 2016
One of the world greatest conductors of all time, (BBC Music Magazine), Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berlin Philharmonic presenting Beethoven’s masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7.
The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer’s life not only creating works that are renowned and beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience.
The unique musical program uses the juxtaposition between the more classical, sunny and cheerful Symphony No. 4 and the powerful, almost ecstatic, Symphony No. 7 to create a not-to-be-missed event exploring a musical rollercoaster led by one of today’s most outstanding conductors.
Bringing everything full circle, audience will be treated to the documentary, Living with Beethoven, which features interviews from Rattle and members of the Philharmonic as they take an intimate look at Beethoven’s musical masterpieces and their approach to the composer’s genius.
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
In cinemas 23 April 2016!
At the end of the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci spent eighteen years in Milan – a period that would leave a lasting impression on the city.
In Spring 2015, Milan paid tribute to Leonardo by holding a large exhibition at the Palazzo Reale. Based on this stunning exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci – The Genius in Milan uses a combination of documentary interviews and mise-en-scènes to tell the story of the artist’s world and the treasures he left us, against the stunning backdrop of Leonardo’s Milan.
Drawing upon Leonardo’s legendary work as an artist, architect and scientist, audiences will be immersed in the story of Leonardo the man, in the context of what was a truly legendary period in the city’s history, and for the history of art.
Dendy Opera Quays
Palace Norton Street
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Mount Vic Flicks
Greater Union Newcastle
From 14 May, 2016
OLIVIER AWARD WINNER – BEST NEW PLAY!
‘The best new play of the year.’ – Daily Telegraph
‘Deliriously funny.’ – Sunday Times
Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.
In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?
Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.
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.
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).