From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Enjoy this outer space adventure on the big screen at TPH!
"an amazing films..with a gripping narrative and a euphoric ending." 4.5 stars, David Stratton
"This doesn't just feel like a movie. It gives you the sensation that you've been transported right into the middle of history." - Rolling Stone
Synopsis: Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
‘MYSTIFY Michael Hutchence’ is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned frontman of INXS, Michael Hutchence.
"Mystify is a terrific documentary and as complete a portrait of this talented singer as you could wish. " 4 Stars David Stratton.
Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim.
But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity; a longing that shaped his life and music and gave birth to a desire to go far beyond the constraints of pop.
A violent event strikes Michael and changes his life dramatically, fracturing his sense of self and robbing him of his connection to life. Made vulnerable, he is unable to navigate the complex challenges he faces, and has little defence against the onslaught of the tabloid press that descend on his world. Amidst the darkness, Michael’s newborn daughter, Tiger, becomes his one bright light.
Here at TPH, we were honoured to be part of the various test screenings for the Ghost Pictures crew and we were lucky enough to see the film evolve from super rough cut stage to the amazing document it is now. Richard Lowenstein and his team have finally done justice to Michael's story.
CTCStrong violence and coarse language
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time.. in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
To celebrate TPH getting this stellar film on its release date - we are having a party! Join us on Saturday, August 17th before both our evening sessions as we got back to 1969 with the help of one of our favourite DJs - Emma Peel (PBS' Switched On)
Winner of the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – the first ever for a Korean film – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho, the director of The Host and Snowpiercer. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers. See it now at TPH!
"Bong Joon-ho’s bizarre black comedy about a rich Korean family and a poor one in a modern-day Downton Abbey situation gets its tendrils in you" - ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Synopsis: Ki-taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.
Weaving doesn’t mince words when he calls Proof a “landmark.” With its bold conception and droll wit, the film captured a new mood, showing that Australian film could be small-scale, contemporary, urban, sophisticated and smart.
Winner of 12 international awards, including Best Picture at the 1991 AFI Awards and screening as part of the CCP x TPH Photography on Film Festival.
"If there is a kind of movie I like better than any other, it is this kind, the close observation of particular lives, perhaps because it exploits so completely the cinema's potential for voyeurism. There are not good or bad people here, simply characters driven by their needs and insecurities into a situation where something has to give. What could be more interesting?" ★★★★ Roger Ebert
Synopsis: Martin (Hugo Weaving) is a blind man with trust issues stemming from childhood. Not believing people's descriptions of the world around him, Martin takes to the camera to document the world around him.
Incredibly rare and stunning behind-the-scenes photography of the most celebrated musicians of the '60s and '70s. Screening as part of the CCP x TPH Photography on Film Festival.
“Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall” is, before anything else, a celebration of Marshall’s indelible images of the rock gods and goddesses who changed the world." - Variety
Synopsis: Photographer Jim Marshall captures the heights of the Rock and Roll music era, from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, to the civil rights movements and some of the most iconic moments of the 60's.
SUSPIRIA is a masterpiece which transcends cinema, extending into pure art. Argento’s expressionist hyper-assault on our senses is legendary with his groundbreaking excessive style staging jaw-dropping mind-frying on-screen violent gore, which is Argento’s own inimitable trademark, SUSPIRIA is situated between art-house aesthetics and splatter gore-fest! Screening as part of the 'WINTER IS DARK' FILM + GIN FESTIVAL presented by TPH X FOUR PILLARS GIN!
Pre-show live music from Tangerine Green!
“Suspiria is really quite funny, during those isolated interludes when nobody is bleeding.” - New York Times
Synopsis: The film stars Jessica Harper as an American student who uncovers a deadly coven of witches at her prestigious German Dance Academy. With its highly distinctive cinematography and an unnerving pounding score by Goblin, SUSPIRIA is an epic nightmare – as influential as it is terrifying – which it will stay with the viewer for ever.
THE CURE'S AMAZING LIVE CONCERT FILM AT TPH!
Screening as part of the 'WINTER IS DARK' FILM + GIN FESTIVAL presented by TPH X FOUR PILLARS GIN! The screening on August 11 will be preceded by a DJ set form Steve Wide (RRR's Far & Wide)
The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park 2018 to deliver a set of songs celebrating four decades of music making. The ensuing film “Anniversary 1978-2018”, directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1 audio mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett complements and completes this fabulously immersive cinematic experience. From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boys Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m in Love, Robert Smith and his extraordinary band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time.
The Fog was John Carpenter’s follow-up to his breakthrough hit Halloween and while this underrated gem is often overshadowed by its predecessor, it is definitely worth your time. If you haven't seen it, now's your chance. Screening as part of the 'WINTER IS DARK' FILM + GIN FESTIVAL presented by TPH X FOUR PILLARS GIN!
Pre-show live music from Tangerine Green!
"Sizzling with shock and suggestion." - Empire
Synopsis: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.
One of the greatest documentaries of all time about one of the greatest photographers of all time. Screening as part of the CCP x TPH Photography on Film Festival.
"The Salt Of the Earth rejects despair with a turnabout so fundamental as to be startling, but with evidence of rebirth too eloquent to ignore" - Wall Street Journal
Synopsis: For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
PGMild themes and animated violence
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Catch it now at TPH!
Synopsis: Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.
MA15+Strong themes and sex scenes
Following a strong film festival run and critical acclaim, we're very excited to be screening THE THIRD WIFE at TPH.
"Debut director Ash Mayfair delivers a gorgeously intimate, evocative, and melancholy story of female subjugation in 19th-century Vietnam." - Vareity
Synopsis: 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.
GSome scenes may scare very young children
TOY STORY 4 HITS THE BIG SCREEN AT TPH!
"The winning mix of characters from the original films and a great ensemble of new characters, maintain the blend of heartfelt sentiment and humour" - Thomas Caldwell, Film Critic
Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to cinemas on June 20, 2019.
MCoarse language and a sex scene
A must-see 'star-is-born' story featuring the immensely talented Jessie Buckley. Experience this phenomenal musical journey on the incredible sound system at the Thornbury Picture House!
"The movie, written by Nicole Taylor and directed by Tom Harper, is a superb showcase for Jessie Buckley." - NY Times
Synopsis: Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma, and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. Wild Rose is a comedy-drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality, three chords and the truth.
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.