DIRECT FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM
IN CINEMAS ACROSS AUSTRALIA FROM AUGUST 2013
FIVE STARS “This majestic event will hopefully remind the world that Pompeii is not some tourist attraction to treat shabbily but the world’s most revelatory survival of the human past.” – The Guardian (UK)
FIVE STARS “Nothing I’ve seen or read before tells the story (of Pompeii) in the way the British Museum does.” – The Telegraph (UK)
FIVE STARS “This exhibition offers an overarching view of a complex society… we glimpse their sense of humour, or understand their hopes or desires, or…see what they chose to try to rescue as they tried to make their doomed escapes.” – The Times (UK)
POMPEII: CAPTURED LIVE IN HD offers an exclusive private view in high definition of the British Museum’s major exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii: Captured Live in HD will screen in cinemas nationally from late August, distributed by Sharmill Films in association with More2Screen.
The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. With more than 400 objects on display, many have never been seen outside of Italy.
Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show will guide cinema audiences around the exhibition in the company of renowned experts, accompanied by music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, as well as specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today.
Pompeii Captured Live will screen in Australian cinemas nationally from late August 2013, including a special version created specifically for school groups.
“One blockbuster you must not miss.” – Metro (UK)
PARTICIPATING AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – ALIVE ON STAGE! THE NEW GENERATION
IN CINEMAS ACROSS AUSTRALIA FROM 24 MAY
Featuring the holographic and filmed performance Liam Neeson as George Herbert, The Journalist
Starring: Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow, Kerry Ellis, Ricky Wilson, Will Stapleton
Find participating cinemas: www.thewaroftheworldscinema.com/cinemas-and-tickets
Coming to cinemas for the very first time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive On Stage! The New Generation will be screening in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound at cinemas across Australia in strictly limited sessions from 24 May.
Captured live on stage in front of a sell-out audience at London’s O2 Arena on 15th December 2012, Alive! is a unique musical extravaganza based on H.G. Wells’ dark Victorian tale of a Martian invasion of England.
Jeff Wayne’s newly re–imagined production with its award–winning score features the holographic and filmed performance of internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson as George Herbert, The Journalist. Liam interacts with a stellar cast of live performers including Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow, Wicked’s Kerry Ellis, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and Jett Black’s Will Stapleton.
The show features the hit singles The Eve of The War and Forever Autumn performed live and accompanied by 45 musicians on stage, conducted by Jeff Wayne. A multi–media experience, the production includes a host of special effects with CGI on a 100ft–wide ‘animation wall’, pyrotechnics, illusions and leaf drops. Filmed in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! The New Generation is ideal family entertainment brought to life on the big screen.
Running time: 138 mins (including 20 minute interval)
EXHIBITION: Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October
The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music. Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society.
The cinema event goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer’s life and, in doing so we show in detail many other of the artist’s great works. The program will suit the wide audience who adore Vermeer’s work and who want both to see it in detail and to learn more about this mysterious, fascinating man.
EXHIBITION: Munch 150
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July
This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Munch 150, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), is already being hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show”. Global interest is huge – not least as a result of one of his four paintings of The Scream having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.
The cinema event will be going behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as touring Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Norwegian and international guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic cinema event.
EXHIBITION: Manet: Portraying Life
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April
The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life will be captured for cinema screens worldwide. This is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. Cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy’s exhibition preparation — moments usually hidden from view — and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Host Tim Marlow along with expert guests examines the work of one of the all-time great artists.
EXHIBITION: GREAT ART ON SCREEN is a new series of cinema events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. EXHIBITION will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured live especially for the big screen.
The EXHIBITION series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in April. Second is a “once-in-a-lifetime” exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo in July. The third exhibition set for screenings in October takes place at the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. Each event screening, hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
EXHIBITION: GREAT ART ON SCREEN is brought to cinemas by the makers of Leonardo Live, PhilGrabskyFilms.com and Seventh Art Productions.
Manet – Portraying Life
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April
The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life will be captured for cinema screens worldwide. This is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career.
This year, all of Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Munch 150, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), is already being hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show”.
The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.
SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2012*
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM PARTICIPATING CINEMAS
Crossfire Hurricane, which takes its title from the opening lines of “Jumping Jack Flash”, provides a remarkable new perspective on The Rolling Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60s to rock royalty for almost five decades. The film combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive give the production a truly kinetic aura and no-holds-barred approach.
Coinciding with the The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary, this commemorative documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary success of the band, directed by Academy Award-nominated Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture). Crossfire Hurricane will have its world premiere at a gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival later this month.
Crossfire Hurricane will screen in select cinemas nationally on Sunday 28 October with encore screenings at some cinemas. Tickets are on sale now from participating select Event Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, Village Cinemas, Dendy Cinemas and independent cinemas nationally including Cinema Nova, Carlton.
*Encore screenings at select cinemas. Check cinema websites for details.
BBC Last Night of the Proms 2012
Join us for the year’s biggest musical party with two very special guests. Since taking the UK by storm as 2004’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, Scottish-born Nicola Benedetti has enhanced her reputation as one of Britain’s most innovative and creative young violinists. We also welcome Joseph Calleja, the Maltese tenor who sings with the grace and elegance of the voices of a bygone era.
A brace of Czechs acknowledges the sterling work of the BBC Symphony Orchesta’s outgoing chief Jiří Bělohlávek, while contributions from 2012’s anniversary composers include Delius’s valedictory settings of Walt Whitman.
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ACT – Dendy Canberra
Towards a New Life (6 mins)
Songs of Farewell (18 mins)
Un ballo in maschera – ‘Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perderti’ (5 mins)
Werther – ‘Pourquoi me réveiller?’ (3 mins)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (25 mins)
Tosca – ‘E lucevan le stelle’ (3 mins)
Turandot – ‘Nessun dorma’ (3 mins)
Olympic Fanfare and Theme (5 mins)
Overture ‘Carnival’ (9 mins)
The Gadfly – Romance (6 mins)
The Toast of New Orleans – ‘Be my love’ (3 mins)
Granada (3 mins)
Carousel – ‘You’ll never walk alone’ (4 mins)
Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (20 mins)
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’) (8 mins)
Parry, orch. Elgar
Jerusalem (4 mins)
The UK National Anthem (2 mins)
Star Trek: The Next Generation
25th Anniversary Event
Coming to Australian cinemas for
One Night Only!
NCM Fathom and CBS TV are coming together with Sharmill Films to present a special one night event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event
In Select Cinemas Nationally
Thursday 26 July
One Night Only!
This July, “boldly go where no one has gone before” and don’t miss the only opportunity to see two of the most popular Next Generation episodes, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and “Datalore” which have undergone a $10 million restoration with enhanced special effects, on the big screen.
This special event will precede the Blu-ray release of “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season” on sale 1 August from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
This special ‘alternate content’ event will include exclusive looks at the massive restoration of season one, never-before-seen interviews with the original cast members and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists who created the original FX elements and photography during the making of the show. Audiences will also be privy to an unseen sneak-peak of “Measure of a Man.”
Set in the 24th century, The Next Generation was created by Gene Roddenberry over 20 years after the original Star Trek series. The Next Generation became the longest running series of the Star Trek franchise, consisting of 178 episodes over 7 seasons.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event is the first opportunity to see this transcendent digital presentation like no one before, in cinemas, on Thursday 26 July. Check your local cinema listings for details.
Don’t miss seeing the futuristic world created in the past.
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NSW: Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Dendy Newtown, Chauvel Cinemas, Ritz Cinema Randwick, Dendy Byron Bay, Belgrave Cinemas Armidale, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Cinemax Cinema Kingscliff, Narooma Theatre, Arcadia Twin Ulladulla,
ACT: Dendy Canberra
TAS: State Cinema Hobart
All image credits: CBS Home Entertainment
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Academy Award® Winner
A New Cinema Event
To screen in select cinemas in Australia on August 25 & 26
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“Just when you think Plummer can’t top his late career work… along comes his tour-de-force as the legendary actor in ‘Barrymore’” – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
The acclaimed stage production BARRYMORE starring Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer, directed & adapted by Érik Canuel, will be shown at select cinemas in Australia on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August. BARRYMORE is based on the play by William Luce. The production also features John Plumpis in the role of “Frank, the Prompter”.
In 1997, Luce’s play BARRYMORE premiered on Broadway in a celebrated production starring Mr. Plummer, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role. Fifteen years later, Plummer has recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras on the stage at the Elgin Theater in Toronto.
BARRYMORE, set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood’s most well known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the production finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life.
Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), BARRYMORE stars Christopher Plummer in the tour de force performance of his career.
NSW: Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Dendy Opera Quays, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Chauvel Cinema, Dendy Newtown, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Belgrave Cinemas Armidale, Dendy Byron Bay, Greater Union Newcastle, Cinemax Kingscliff, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Narooma Theatre, Arcadia Twin Ulladulla, Forum Cinemas Tamworth, Forum Cinemas Wagga Wagga, Odeon Cinemas Orange