BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
MCoarse language and sexual references
Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
A critical and audience favourite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where it was awarded the Best Director prize) and already touted as a major 2019 Oscar contender, Paweł Pawlikowski’s follow-up to the Academy Award-winning Ida is a ravishing, music-fuelled romance charting two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe.
In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride. Whilst touring the villages in search of talent he meets the beautiful Zula (Joanna Kulig, in a luminous star-making turn), a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love. When a performance in Berlin offers the pair an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. As the years march on, Wiktor and Zula – whether through political circumstance or personal impetuosity – struggle to find their moment in time…
Spanning 15 years across Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and Yugoslavia, and inspired by the lives of the director’s own parents, COLD WAR meticulously recreates the era with virtuosic black-and-white cinematography, and an extraordinary soundtrack that is used judiciously to signify the passage of time and shifting relationships. Warmly lyrical, impossibly romantic and visually stunning, COLD WAR is one of the films of the year.
Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
MA15+Strong sex scenes and violence
Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
6.15PM arrival for a 6.45PM film start
drinks & snacks available for purchase prior to film.
We would like to invite you to this FREE screening of RUBBER JELLYFISH hosted by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.
We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different? Rubber Jellyfish is a feature-length documentary that explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings. Mum-to-be Carly Wilson sets out on a personal journey to meet key players on all sides in the fight to ban balloons, and exposes the confronting truth behind our favourite party product. As she travels around Australia seeking to understand the science and various points of view, Carly discovers a range of issues, from the heartbreaking impact of balloons on sea turtles to the potentially deadly effect of helium on children. Her journey takes her from littered beaches to the capital, as she speaks to activists, businesses, and politicians to find out why the balloon problem is being ignored and if something can be done.
There will be a short discussion and questions after the film on the impact of balloons specifically on our oceans and marine life, as well as the broader issues of marine plastic pollution. The panel will include:
- Peter Whish-Wilson, Federal Senator for Tasmania
Pete is a passionate surfer who has developed a deep respect and admiration for our ocean and waterways. He has been a voice in the Federal Parliament in opposition to illegal fishing and whaling, the environmental damage from super-trawlers and salmon farms, and the impacts of plastics on marine life. Pete chaired a recent inquiry into the Waste & Recycling Industry in Australia and was a major contributor to an inquiry into the Threat of Marine Plastic Pollution in Australia.
- Dr Jennifer Lavers, Research Scientist, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
Jennifer is a marine eco-toxicologist with expertise in tropical and temperate seabird ecology and plastic pollution. Jennifer has visited some of the most remote places in the world. But, sadly no matter how far she travels she always finds evidence of a society's reliance on plastic, often in the bellies of dead seabirds. Jennifer has been collecting data and documenting the impact of plastic pollution on ocean-foraging birds for over a decade.
- Trish Haeusler, Plastic Free Launceston
Plastic Free Launceston is a voluntary, community-based working group of TamarNRM. It was established in Feb 2017 to generate a local response to the alarming impact of plastic pollution. With a key aim to increase the community’s understanding of plastic pollution and its environmental impact, the group actively engages with schools, community groups, businesses and all levels of Government. Plastic Free Launceston's message is positive, practical and persistent. By linking the science to everyday behavioural uses of plastics, and in particular unnecessary and single use plastics, Plastic Free Launceston anticipates that when broader bans on the use of plastics are imposed, the community will already have a level of understanding that supports such changes.
- Erin Harris, Sea Shepherd
Erin joined Sea Shepherd in 2014 as an onshore crew member and is actively involved in Sea Shepherd’s global marine debris campaign and education program. She has completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology and is currently undertaking a Masters of Environmental Management. She did two weeks volunteer work at the Costa Rican wildlife rescue centre, working with sloths and monkeys and visited turtle conservation programs in the area. Erin has a passion for marine wildlife and has given many school talks to children of all ages on sea turtles and the threats to their survival.
Sea Shepherd will be at the film screening selling merchandise from 6.15PM in the foyer.
Pete is also hosting a Clean-Up Australia Day event on Sunday 3 March at Royal Park. The clean-up starts at 10.30am and there will be a free BBQ at midday. Further details here: https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraisers/peterwhish-wilson/Royal-Park-Clean-Up---BBQ