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Wednesday 18, May

Cape Fear

Cape Fear

M

Wednesday 18, May

Thursday 19, May

Flee

Flee

MMature themes and coarse language

Thursday 19, May

Friday 20, May

Delicious

Delicious

M

Friday 20, May

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

MMature themes, sex and drug use

Friday 20, May

Monday 23, May

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

G

Monday 23, May

Tuesday 24, May

The Kids Are Back

The Kids Are Back

MSex, coarse language and brief nudity

Tuesday 24, May

Queen Bees

Queen Bees

PGMild coarse language, drug use and sexual references

Tuesday 24, May

Wednesday 25, May

The Leopard

The Leopard

PG

Wednesday 25, May

Friday 27, May

River

River

E

Friday 27, May

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi

MA15+Strong themes and references to sexual violence

Friday 27, May

Monday 30, May

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

PG

Monday 30, May

Tuesday 31, May

Bergman Island

Bergman Island

MSex scenes, nudity and coarse language

Tuesday 31, May

Petite Maman

Petite Maman

PGMild themes

Tuesday 31, May

Wednesday 1, June

8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)

8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)

M

Wednesday 1, June

Thursday 2, June

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

PGMild themes and incidental coarse language

Thursday 2, June

Friday 3, June

Queen Bees

Queen Bees

PGMild coarse language, drug use and sexual references

Friday 3, June

The Kids Are Back

The Kids Are Back

MSex, coarse language and brief nudity

Friday 3, June

Saturday 4, June

The Wife He Neglected—LIVE SCORE: Chiara Costanza

The Wife He Neglected—LIVE SCORE: Chiara Costanza

NR

Saturday 4, June

Monday 6, June

The Sweet Smell of Success

The Sweet Smell of Success

PG

Monday 6, June

Tuesday 7, June

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

MNudity

Tuesday 7, June

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

MA15+Strong violence

Tuesday 7, June

Wednesday 8, June

Casino

Casino

R18+

Wednesday 8, June

Friday 10, June

Petite Maman

Petite Maman

PGMild themes

Friday 10, June

Bergman Island

Bergman Island

MSex scenes, nudity and coarse language

Friday 10, June

Tuesday 14, June

Everything Went Fine

Everything Went Fine

MA15+A scene of strong violence

Tuesday 14, June

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

MCoarse language

Tuesday 14, June

Wednesday 15, June

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

PG

Wednesday 15, June

Friday 17, June

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

MA15+Strong violence

Friday 17, June

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

MNudity

Friday 17, June

Monday 20, June

The Chess Players

The Chess Players

G

Monday 20, June

Tuesday 21, June

Hive

Hive

MMature themes

Tuesday 21, June

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era

PGOccasional mild coarse language

Tuesday 21, June

Wednesday 22, June

Kundun

Kundun

PG

Wednesday 22, June

Friday 24, June

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

MCoarse language

Friday 24, June

Everything Went Fine

Everything Went Fine

MA15+A scene of strong violence

Friday 24, June

Monday 27, June

Proof

Proof

M

Monday 27, June

Tuesday 28, June

How to Please a Woman

How to Please a Woman

MSexual references, sex scenes, nudity and coarse language

Tuesday 28, June

After Yang

After Yang

PGMild themes and coarse language

Tuesday 28, June

Wednesday 29, June

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

PGLow level coarse language

Wednesday 29, June

Friday 1, July

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era

PGOccasional mild coarse language

Friday 1, July

Hive

Hive

MMature themes

Friday 1, July

Monday 4, July

Romper Stomper

Romper Stomper

R18+

Monday 4, July

Tuesday 5, July

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

M

Tuesday 5, July

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

MMature themes and coarse language

Tuesday 5, July

Wednesday 6, July

The Piano

The Piano

M

Wednesday 6, July

Friday 8, July

After Yang

After Yang

PGMild themes and coarse language

Friday 8, July

How to Please a Woman

How to Please a Woman

MSexual references, sex scenes, nudity and coarse language

Friday 8, July

Tuesday 12, July

Nobody Has to Know

Nobody Has to Know

MCoarse language

Tuesday 12, July

Falling for Figaro

Falling for Figaro

MCoarse language

Tuesday 12, July

Friday 15, July

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

MMature themes and coarse language

Friday 15, July

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

M

Friday 15, July

Tuesday 19, July

It Snows in Benidorm

It Snows in Benidorm

MA15+Strong coarse language and brief nudity

Tuesday 19, July

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

GVery mild themes

Tuesday 19, July

Friday 22, July

Falling for Figaro

Falling for Figaro

MCoarse language

Friday 22, July

Nobody Has to Know

Nobody Has to Know

MCoarse language

Friday 22, July

This Is Spinal Tap: Harry Shearer + Tim Rogers Q&A

This Is Spinal Tap: Harry Shearer + Tim Rogers Q&A

M

Friday 22, July

Tuesday 26, July

Mau

Mau

M

Tuesday 26, July

Perfumes

Perfumes

MOccasional coarse language

Tuesday 26, July

Friday 29, July

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

GVery mild themes

Friday 29, July

It Snows in Benidorm

It Snows in Benidorm

MA15+Strong coarse language and brief nudity

Friday 29, July

Tuesday 2, August

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

MA15+Strong violence and crude sexual humour

Tuesday 2, August

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

MA15+Strong nudity and sex scenes

Tuesday 2, August

Friday 5, August

Perfumes

Perfumes

MOccasional coarse language

Friday 5, August

Mau

Mau

M

Friday 5, August

Tuesday 9, August

Sundown

Sundown

MA15+Strong sex scenes

Tuesday 9, August

Maigret

Maigret

MMature themes and violence

Tuesday 9, August

Friday 12, August

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

MA15+Strong nudity and sex scenes

Friday 12, August

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

MA15+Strong violence and crude sexual humour

Friday 12, August

Friday 19, August

Maigret

Maigret

MMature themes and violence

Friday 19, August

Sundown

Sundown

MA15+Strong sex scenes

Friday 19, August

CT Cinematheque
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8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)

8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)

M

It is impossible to distinguish Fellini from his fictional director in this tale of about the struggles of a creative and the problems artists face when expected to deliver something personal and profound with intense public scrutiny. Easily the definitive Fellini film.

Wednesday 1, June

After Yang

After Yang

PGMild themes and coarse language

A touching, clever, dreamlike sci-fi-tinged family drama. In the near future a family reckons with questions of love and loss after their AI helper breaks down.

Tuesday 28, June

Friday 8, July

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Bergman Island

Bergman Island

MSex scenes, nudity and coarse language

An American filmmaking couple escape to the Baltic isle where Ingmar Bergman lived and died, each working on respective screenplays. As their summer and their scripts advance, the line between reality and fiction blurs. In English, French and Swedish.

Tuesday 31, May

Friday 10, June

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Cape Fear

Cape Fear

M

A “one for them” in Scorsese’s “one for me, one for them” approach to studio filmmaking and originally developed by Steven Spielberg, who “swapped” it for “Schindler’s List”. Packed with Hitchcock allusions, and referenced in popular culture ever since, this film shows how, even in the confines of a studio picture, Scorsese will always be Scorsese.

Wednesday 18, May

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

GVery mild themes

The spectacular and surprisingly unorthodox biography of Carbon, the most misunderstood element on Earth. Narrated by South Australia's own Sarah Snook.

Tuesday 19, July

Friday 29, July

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Casino

Casino

R18+

Initially seen as a retread of ground explored in GOODFELLAS, CASINO has since been reassessed as the more accomplished and artistically mature work. Based on events and figures in 70s Las Vegas, CASINO remains an expert work by the primary chronicler of American violence and greed.

Wednesday 8, June

Delicious

Delicious

M

France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant. In French with English subtitles.

Friday 20, May

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era

PGOccasional mild coarse language

All your favourites return in this feature follow up to the last outing with Crawley family and staff. Utterly enjoyable, they must now travel to the South of France to uncover the mystery of a wealthy dowager's inherited estate.

Tuesday 21, June

Friday 1, July

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Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

MA15+Strong violence and crude sexual humour

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. A brilliant, bonkers, must-see.

Tuesday 2, August

Friday 12, August

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Everything Went Fine

Everything Went Fine

MA15+A scene of strong violence

When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father's bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honour such a request when it's your own father?

Tuesday 14, June

Friday 24, June

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Falling for Figaro

Falling for Figaro

MCoarse language

A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands under the tutelage of the “Mad Diva” Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley).

Tuesday 12, July

Friday 22, July

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Flee

Flee

MMature themes and coarse language

The extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Told largely through animation, this remarkable film was the 2021 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

Thursday 19, May

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi

MA15+Strong themes and references to sexual violence

The most anticipated Indian film of the year, this luxuriously sleazy-sentimental melodrama about the Mumbai underworld tells the true story of one woman’e evolution from innocent provincial girl who dreams of movie stardom, to unwilling prostitute, to unofficial union rep for the other women, to mafia queen and finally into a revered Mother India figure. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Friday 27, May

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

MNudity

Born in an age ensconced in the seductive decadence of Weimar Berlin, Helmut Newton built an extensive photographic career with a defining, controversial impact on fashion and art, and subjects including Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Marianne Faithfull, Catherine Deneuve, etc etc. In English, French and German

Tuesday 7, June

Friday 17, June

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Hive

Hive

MMature themes

Fahrije, a war widow, sets up a small business to provide for her children, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she must face a crucial decision. Electrifying festival hit. In Albanian with English subtitles.

Tuesday 21, June

Friday 1, July

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How to Please a Woman

How to Please a Woman

MSexual references, sex scenes, nudity and coarse language

Gina's all-male house-cleaning business is booming, pulling her out of a mid-life rut. But as demands on the business grow, she must learn to embrace a healthy dollop of sexuality. An uproarious comedy.

Tuesday 28, June

Friday 8, July

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It Snows in Benidorm

It Snows in Benidorm

MA15+Strong coarse language and brief nudity

Peter has worked all his life at a Manchester bank. When he is awarded an early retirement, he decides to visit his brother in Benidorm, only to discover that he's disappeared. Timothy Spall is excellent in this meditative thriller. In Spanish and English.

Tuesday 19, July

Friday 29, July

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Kundun

Kundun

PG

A spiritual companion piece to THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, KUNDUN is the extraordinary story of a young child separated from its parents and deemed the reincarnation of a spiritual leader. This beautiful and meditative film has since been buried by Disney making this is a rare opportunity to see this film.

Wednesday 22, June

Maigret

Maigret

MMature themes and violence

Gerard Depardieu plays a downbeat interpretation of the famous Inspector Maigret in Patrice Leconte’s classically styled 1950s murder mystery. A young girl is found dead, and only one man can identify her and her killer. In French with English subtitles.

Tuesday 9, August

Friday 19, August

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Mau

Mau

M

Beginning in graphic design, Bruce Mau's ambitious career has expanded to encapsulate everything from fonts, books and exhibitions to the rebranding of Guatemala and a redesigned Mecca.

Tuesday 26, July

Friday 5, August

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

MA15+Strong nudity and sex scenes

In this impressionistic and sensual adaptation of the novel by Graham Swift, a maid living in post-World War England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

Tuesday 2, August

Friday 12, August

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Nobody Has to Know

Nobody Has to Know

MCoarse language

Phil, a robust, middle-aged man suffers a stroke and loses his memory. Millie, his carer, tells him stories of their secret love affair before the accident: all lies. A hushed but warm-blooded love story with several unexpected twists.

Tuesday 12, July

Friday 22, July

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Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

MCoarse language

When John, a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation.

Tuesday 14, June

Friday 24, June

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Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

MMature themes and coarse language

During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outsmart German troops. Stiff upper lips abound in this astonishingly, stranger-than-fiction tale of great British espionage.

Tuesday 5, July

Friday 15, July

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Perfumes

Perfumes

MOccasional coarse language

Anne Walberg is a fragrance celebrity, selling her incredible nose for scent to companies of all kind. Naturally, she's a diva. As she begins to alienate those around her, one dares stand up: her driver Guillaume. In French with English subtitles

Tuesday 26, July

Friday 5, August

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Petite Maman

Petite Maman

PGMild themes

Nelly is helping her parents clear out a childhood home, having just lost her maternal grandmother. Without a word and unable to cope, her mother leaves. Then just as suddenly, in the woods behind the house, she finds a girl her own age. In French with English subtitles.

Tuesday 31, May

Friday 10, June

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Proof

Proof

M

Q&A with director Jocelyn Moorhouse! // This tale of a pathologically distrustful blind photographer who’s life is disrupted when he makes a new friend won just about every AFI award upon its release and with good reason. Australian cinema in the 90s couldn’t have had a better start than this understated classic.

Monday 27, June

Queen Bees

Queen Bees

PGMild coarse language, drug use and sexual references

After reluctantly agreeing to temporarily move in to a senior's home, a woman encounters a clique of mean-spirited women and an amorous widower. The cast of veteran film and sitcom performers are clearly having fun with material that could be described as “Mean Golden Girls”.

Tuesday 24, May

Friday 3, June

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River

River

E

From the makers of “Sherpa” and a sequel of sorts to “Mountain”. A cinematic and musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers. Featuring music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Ed Greenwood. Not so much a documentary as an experience.

Friday 27, May

Romper Stomper

Romper Stomper

R18+

Q&A with director Geoffrey Wright! /// Geoffrey Wright’s muscular debut sees former Neighbours star Russell Crowe, fresh off his role in Proof, in the electric performance that got him Hollywood’s attention. Divisive on its release, in the thirty years since its release, the film has only come to feels more relevant.

Monday 4, July

Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

PGLow level coarse language

Baz Luhrmann’s exuberant debut pretty much defined Australian cinema in the 90s. Based on his 1988 stage play (in turn based on a 1984 NIDA project), STRICTLY BALLROOM started Luhrmann’s “Red Curtain Trilogy” and returned John Paul Young’s “Love is in the Air” to the top of the charts.

Wednesday 29, June

Sundown

Sundown

MA15+Strong sex scenes

A wealthy family is vacationing in Mexico, when the patriarch receives a call that they must return home: a relative has died. However, their tight-knit order disrupted, he lies about losing his passport and attempts to stay behind. A simmering thriller, in Spanish and English.

Tuesday 9, August

Friday 19, August

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The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

PG

This French New Wave coming of age drama film, and directorial debut by François Truffaut not only defines much of that movement but also the very nature of childhood as represented on screen. Loved by filmmakers, Kurosawa called it "one of the most beautiful films that I have ever seen”.

Wednesday 15, June

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

PG

New York has always been Scorsese’s great muse, and here we see an underrepresented piece of New York history (he would again explore forgotten periods in GANGS OF NEW YORK). While such a romantic piece may seem out of place in his body of work, all of Scorsese’s themes are still here.

Monday 30, May

The Chess Players

The Chess Players

G

"This film deals with a moment of incredible change in Indian history and is told from a comical view that is a hallmark of Ray’s work. Watching it again, I realize this is what it must really feel like to live through a moment of historic change. It feels this big and tragic at the same time.” - Martin Scorsese

Monday 20, June

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

MA15+Strong violence

1893, the Australian Outback. Molly Johnson, heavily pregnant and alone with her children on a farm far from town, knows her place only too well. Not that you could tell. She'll do everything to protect her children. Everything.

Tuesday 7, June

Friday 17, June

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

MMature themes, sex and drug use

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. A story almost as astonishing as Jessica Chastain’s utter commitment to the role. Oscar nominated: Best Actress, Best Hair & Make-up.

Friday 20, May

The Kids Are Back

The Kids Are Back

MSex, coarse language and brief nudity

Catherine and Yann, happily married for many years, planned on spending the year traveling abroad. Instead, their 27-year-old daughter and her boyfriend lose their apartment and move in, derailing any plans for the big trip. In French with English subtitles.

Tuesday 24, May

Friday 3, June

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The Leopard

The Leopard

PG

The very definition of a sweeping epic, THE LEOPARD was a hit in Europe but underperformed in the US - perhaps as a result of changes made by Fox that lead to protracted legal disputes. Since being restored, the film has cemented its place in the pantheon of the greatest films ever made.

Wednesday 25, May

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

G

Powell and Pressburger’s adaptation of the satirical comic strip by David Low is widely considered the greatest British movie ever made. But it is as the story of a man of tradition’s lifetime of unrequited love that its influence on The Age of Innocence is most clear.

Monday 23, May

The Piano

The Piano

M

Q&A with producer Jan Chapman! /// This haunting exploration of love, sex and isolation was a hit with audiences and critics alike upon release. Winning three of the eight Oscars it was nominated for, THE PIANO also won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, making Jane Campion the first female director to ever receive this award.

Wednesday 6, July

The Sweet Smell of Success

The Sweet Smell of Success

PG

With both Curtis and Lancaster playing against type, this film was widely rejected by audiences upon release but, with the passing of time, it has achieved classic status. A noir tale of corruption and the unhealthy relationship between the media and power, this film feels as relevant as ever today.

Monday 6, June

The Wife He Neglected—LIVE SCORE: Chiara Costanza

The Wife He Neglected—LIVE SCORE: Chiara Costanza

NR

EXCLUSIVE FILM CONCERT EVENT // THE WIFE HE NEGLECTED with LIVE SCORE by CHIARA COSTANZA // NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION // A businessman marries Maria, the daughter of the rich professor, not for love but for personal gain. He betrays and humiliates her but she hides his despicable character from both her father and society at large and takes comfort in the company of a ship’s lieutenant. They fall in love but agree to interrupt their impossible relationship. Pregnant with her lover’s child, Maria decides to follow her heart and join him at sea but a series of dramatic events awaits them. // Chiara Costanza is a Melbourne-based music composer, producer and DJ born and raised in Torino, Italy. Classically trained in piano and later exposed to electronic music after moving to Melbourne in 2004, Chiara has since moved into a well-respected position in the Australian electronic music scene, where she performs under the moniker Chiara Kickdrum. // This event is possible thanks to the financial and cultural contribution of the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, Official Government body for the promotion of Italian language and culture in Australia.

Saturday 4, June

This Is Spinal Tap: Harry Shearer + Tim Rogers Q&A

This Is Spinal Tap: Harry Shearer + Tim Rogers Q&A

M

The cult classic mock-umentary film starring Harry Shearer as front man Derek Smalls // Followed by a Q&A with Harry Shearer and Tim Rogers! // In 1982, the legendary English heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour, accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. // The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop.

Friday 22, July

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

PGMild themes and incidental coarse language

A heartfelt cinematic reinvention of Archie Roach and the late Ruby Hunter's award-winning 2004 concert, KURA TUNGAR: SONGS FROM THE RIVER— celebrating their love, their history, stories of resilience and family. From the banks of the Murray, an awe-inspiring ode to country and culture.

Thursday 2, June

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

M

From the director of Academy Award winning DRIVE MY CAR, a misunderstanding told in three movements, between three female characters navigating a surprising encounters, failed seductions, and unexpected love triangles. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Tuesday 5, July

Friday 15, July

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