This gorgeous-looking period drama is a refreshingly humorous and quietly masterful film from Terence Davies. An homage to poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius was recognized only after her death.
PGMild sexual references and coarse language
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric wants to make his father proud, but he doesn’t get the marks for medical school. So, what will Ali do to live up to the impossible expectations? Fake it, with hilarious results.
R18+for high impact sexualised nudity
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
**Special guest Jack Thomspon will be presenting the film!**
One of the best dramas to emerge from Australia in the 1980s, Breaker Morant won numerous awards and was nominated for several others. Director Bruce Beresford's mantle is also filled with awards for other impressive films, including Tender Mercies (1983) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). The setting of this true story is South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902). Many Aussie soldiers volunteered to help the British defeat the Boers and "Breaker" Harry Morant (Edward Woodward) was among this group. He had left Britain for Australia in the late 19th century and because he was adept at taming wild horses he was given the nickname of "Breaker." Once in South Africa he became a leader of the other soldiers in his non-regular army unit, and it did not take him long to catch on to the fact that the Boers (Dutch colonialists and their descendants in South Africa) were not fighting according to traditional rules. He and his fellow soldiers were ordered to execute anyone taken as a prisoner -- and they did. When news of this sanctioned violation of the rules of war got out, the British army had to find some scapegoats, and quick. "Breaker" Morant and two other Aussies, Lt. Peter Handcock (Bryon Brown) and Lt. George Witton (Lewis Fitzgerald) were court martialed as an example to others. And then their trial begins.
What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest and inspiring portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.
The feature film based on the incredibly successful two-time Emmy nominated Australian TV series of the same name, DANCE ACADEMY commences eighteen months after the end of Season 3. In the film, the characters are all older and living different lives to their life in the Academy. Tara Webster (played by Xenia Goodwin) is destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation until a devastating injury prevents her career progressing. In her quest to defy the odds, and make her comeback, Tara redefines the meaning of her dreams.
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
During the 60’s and early 70’s as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head – creating a sound like no other.
Cambodian musicians crafted this sound from the various rock music styles sweeping, America, England and France, adding the unique melodies and hypnotic rhythms of their traditional music. The beautiful singing of their renowned female vocalists became the final touch that made this mix so enticing.
A ticket for both films - Ali's Wedding and The Innocents
A ticket for both films - Dance Academy and Sense of an Ending
A ticket for both films - Handsome Devil and Frantz
A ticket for both films - I Am Not Your Negro and Get Out
A ticket for both films - Kubo and the Two Strings and Monsieur Chocolat
A ticket for both films - Kubo and the Two Strings and Viceroy's House
A ticket for both films - My Life as a Zucchini and Ali's Wedding
A ticket for both films - My Life as a Zuccini and Kedi
A ticket for both films - Sense of an Ending and Hounds of Love
A ticket for both films - Viceroy's House and Handsome Devil
A ticket for both films - Whiteley - A Quiet Passion
A ticket for both films - Your Name and Dance Academy
In October 2012, Ella Havelka became the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history. It was an announcement that made news headlines nationwide. A descendant of the Wiradjuri people, we follow Ella's inspirational journey from the regional town of Dubbo and onto the world stage of The Australian Ballet. Featuring intimate interviews, dynamic dance sequences, and a stunning array of archival material, this moving documentary follows Ella as she explores her cultural identity and gives us a rare glimpse into life as an elite ballet dancer within the largest company in the southern hemisphere.
PGMild themes and violence
In a small German town after World War I, young German woman Anna (Venice award-winning Paula Beer) mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France. One day, young Frenchman Adrien, a young Frenchman (Pierre Niney) also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions.
MA15+Strong themes and violence
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the- parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).
MCoarse language and violence
Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.
"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!
MA15+Strong themes and violence
A cold-blooded predatory couple while cruising the streets in search of their next victim, will stumble upon a 17-year-old high school girl, who will be sedated, abducted and chained in the strangers' guest room.
PGMild themes and coarse language
From the director of `Boy` and `What We Do In the Shadows`, Taika Waititi’s new film is a hilarious and heartfelt adventure based on Barry Crump`s novel, ‘Wild Pork & Watercress`. Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy foster uncle (Sam Neill). A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to work together to survive.
Envisioning the book he never finished, James Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material enable a journey into black history from the Civil Rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter.
JALANAN (“Streetside”) tells the captivating story of Boni, Ho and Titi - three gifted, charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta - and through them a wider, mostly-unknown story of contemporary Indonesia. JALANAN intimately portrays the young musicians’ lives and quirky sub-culture, while also painting a striking portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city that is raw, humorous and brutally honest.
JALANAN berkisah tentang Jakarta dan potret Indonesia melalui mata 3 pengamen muda yang humoris dan gigih menjalani hidup; Titi, Boni, dan Ho. Film ini mengikuti ketiganya secara intim dan mengangkat keseharian mereka yang terpinggirkan dari hiruk-pikuk Ibukota, tanpa rekayasa.
A documentary of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.
PGMild themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children
Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
MMature themes, violence and coarse language
Omar Sy stars in the French-Language film, MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla - a former Cuban-born slave, who became a performer in France during the Belle Epoque era.
Padilla was born in Cuba in 1868 and was sold into slavery at the age of 9, to a Portuguese merchant. After escaping slavery, he traveled to Paris and launched a career in the circus, captivating the French with his talents as a singer and dancer, and as a clown, working under the stage name 'Chocolat'.
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. A delightful and poignant claymation based on the French novel by Gilles Paris.
French with English subtitles
Preceded by the short film - The Amber Amulet (23mins)
From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace, Namatjira Project is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice. The screening of the documentary is just one component of the DAAF Film Gala evening on Saturday 19 August, which will also include a panel discussion after the film. The panel will include special guests.
Before the film DAAFF will include a masterclass watercolour workshop with special guests, and a music performance.
MViolence and coarse langauge
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.
No freebies to this one sorry, it's a Sunday Fundraiser! All ticket profits go to Darwin Malayalee Forum!
A 2017 Malayalam movie starring Mammootty.
A businessman who is trying hard to be a good father to his daughter has a run-in with malevolent policeman.
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
No freebies sorry - this one is a Sunday Fundraiser and all tix profits go to the Environmental Defenders Office!
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Mfor mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language
A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
MMature themes, sex scene and coarse language
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
No freebies to this one sorry - it's a Sunday Fundraiser! All ticket proceeds go to Kadalak Film - an organisation currently working with young women and men in Timor Leste in filmmaking in need of funds to buy film equipment.
TIME TO DRAW THE LINE highlights the views of a diverse cross section of Australians on the vexed issue of maritime boundaries between Australia and its newest and smallest neighbour, Timor Leste.
Australia has negotiated permanent maritime boundaries with 5 different nations but it has yet to negotiate the last 1.8 percent - the boundary with Timor Leste. At issue is an area in the Timor Sea, rich in oil reserves. East Timor wants the boundary to be drawn at the median line, half way between the two countries. It sounds simple and fair - so why won't Australia agree?
The film combines contemporary anecdotes with an emotional search of Australia’s and Australians’ near century long connection to Timor Leste which reveals a chequered relationship of friendship and courage, mistrust and betrayal.
In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
No freebies to this one sorry - it's a Sunday Fundraiser! All ticket proceeds go to TRACKS Dance!
The classic musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.
Mfor mature themes and occasional coarse language
Brett Whiteley is an Australian cultural icon. Nearly a quarter century after his death, there has never been anyone like Whiteley in the history of Australian art. His brief dazzling life was as erratic, combustible and preposterous as it was tragic.
WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley. Through archive, drama and visual effects, this raw and intimate film shows Whiteley’s driving passion to express himself through his art.
The film records Whiteley’s life and artistic process and gives us an insight into Australia’s cultural and artistic history. It underlines the importance of nurturing and supporting all young artists who reflect upon and enrich Australian culture.
Whiteley established a productive and credible artistic vortex around which much of our 70s and 80s sense of self-worth as an aggressively creative nation emerged.
His hedonistic adventures veered well beyond simply being a painter as he earnestly attempted to create a legacy for himself by amalgamating his sometimes exceptional work with his often less than exceptional life.
In his personal life, he adored his wife Wendy but would also have affairs. Many of his most successful paintings were odes to Wendy and were in no small part successful due to her uninhibited expressiveness before Brett’s devouring gaze.
When tackling the life of Brett Whiteley, it’s almost impossible not to categorize his public persona into some very distinct types: The pure artist who knew his art history backwards but would cry when one of his own favourite paintings was sold to a stranger; the volatile egotist who could be destroyed by the smallest criticism but who was fearless in painting-large the most intimate of his inadequacies; and the showman entrepreneur who would put on full-tilt glitz and tinsel openings even as he complained about his work not being taken seriously. Whiteley was full of such incongruities and contradictions.
Despite the tabloid headlines, Whiteley’s life as an artist was defined by a vigorous work ethic, an exhaustive commitment to study of the work of others, and a willingness to take risks in his own work.
In the end and despite his inglorious demise, Whiteley was able to manifest an outstanding body of work that elevated him beyond his notoriety into the international echelons of preeminent modern artists.
MMature themes and action violence
No freebies to this Sunday Fundraiser sorry - all tix proceeds to Darwin Pony Club!
“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”). Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Connie Nielsen (Fox’s “The Following,” “Gladiator”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead,” FX’s “Better Things”), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming “Ashes in the Snow”), Eugene Brave Rock (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”) and Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”).
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.An Amazonian princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes.
When Mitsuha makes a wish to leave small town life for Tokyo, she begins to dream she is a boy living in the city. Simultaneously a city boy starts dreaming he is a girl from a rural town.
Japanese with English subtitles