MMature themes, coarse language and sexual references
This evocative 90s-set drama, with an effortlessly cool soundtrack to match, stars Best Actor Academy Award Nominee Paul Mescal as divorced dad Calum who takes his 11-year-old daughter Sophie (newcomer Francesca Corio) on a holiday to a budget Turkish resort. “Calum is caring, weird in the way that everyone’s dad is a bit weird, and a goofball who genuinely enjoys spending time with his kid. But there’s a clear sadness to him that Mescal allows to flicker through his face to remind us that no matter how hard Calum is trying, there’s a dark side to him that will soon rear its head… Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells… weaves together memories, home video and dreams in a singular way. It turns out that an older Sophie is remembering these important – and, it is implied, last – moments with her dad… Wells makes the interplay between these recollections and her piecing together her father’s emotional reality incredibly vivid. Aftersun flows like a fondly remembered memory that’s been replayed endlessly, as if trying to find an important detail that might explain what happened. The easy pace of her direction brings out the best in her central performers, and the chemistry between Mescal and Corio plays out effortlessly. The light moments between them are warm and the darker ones linger heavily.” — Anna Bogutskaya, Time Out
Quimet Solé’s family has grown peaches in Alcarràs, Catalonia, ever since they were gifted land by the rich Pinyol family for saving their lives during the Spanish Civil War. But there was no documentation, only the shake of hands and a promise from one man to another. Now the young Pinyol heir wants to evict the Solés and bulldoze their trees to make way for a lucrative solar farm. Told against the backdrop of independent farmers being squeezed out by corporate interests and government failures, this affecting and compassionate study of an endangered way of life is faultlessly performed by a non-professional cast of local community members. Spanish with English subtitles Winner - Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival 2022
An intimate portrait of artist, actor and proud Warlpiri woman, Audrey Napanangka. Filmed over ten years, Audrey charts her challenges living within traditional ways and the modern world as she and her Sicillian partner Santo work to keep the children they’ve been bringing up together. Prolific Australian producer Penelope McDonald returns to the director’s chair after 33 years to bring us this true collaboration between filmmaker and subject, allowing us to witness the richness and complexity of Australian First Nations peoples lives today. Filmed in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Audrey’s Warlpiri homelands.
MMature themes and coarse language
Five years after winning the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, Academy award nominated filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda returns with BROKER, starring Cannes Best actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite). The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can’t have children of their own. After an infant’s mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own.
The Darwin International Film Festival returns with 11 days of screenings and events in September 2023.
PGSexual references, mild themes and coarse language
The film details the inspiring exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as "Eddie the Eagle," the most famous ski jumper in British history. The film's portrayal of Edwards' never-say-die approach to the sport, celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges. Taron Egerton, who made his feature film starring debut in Kingsman: The Secret Service, portrays Eddie the Eagle, and Hugh Jackman plays a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics.
MMature themes and coarse language
From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Starring alongside Hanks and Butler, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (“Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “Rake”) plays Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh (“Moulin Rouge!” “Breath,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) portrays Elvis’s father, Vernon, and DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Stray Dolls”) plays Priscilla. Luke Bracey (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Point Break”) plays Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett (“Hail, Caesar!”) plays Dixie Locke, David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Lion,” “300”) plays Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “The High Note”) plays B.B. King, Xavier Samuel (“Adore,” “Love & Friendship,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) plays Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”) plays Jimmie Rodgers Snow. Also in the cast, Dacre Montgomery (“Stranger Things,” “The Broken Heart Gallery”) plays TV director Steve Binder, alongside Australian actors Leon Ford (“Gallipoli,” “The Pacific”) as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany (“The Great Gatsby,” “Hunters”) as Marion Keisker, Gareth Davies (“Peter Rabbit,” “Hunters”) as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Camp”) as Billy Smith, Josh McConville (“Fantasy Island”) as Sam Phillips, and Adam Dunn (“Home and Away”) as Bill Black. To play additional iconic musical artists in the film, Luhrmann cast singer/songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Austin, Texas native Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and artist Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. Oscar nominee Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) directed from a screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner. The film’s producers are Luhrmann, Oscar winner Catherine Martin (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”), Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick executive produced. The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Mandy Walker (“Mulan,” “Australia”), Oscar-winning production designer and costume designer Catherine Martin (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”), production designer Karen Murphy (“A Star Is Born”), editors Matt Villa (“The Great Gatsby,” “Australia”) and Jonathan Redmond (“The Great Gatsby”), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Thomas Wood (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), music supervisor Anton Monsted (“Australia,” “Moulin Rouge!”) and composer Elliott Wheeler (“The Get Down”).
MA15+Strong coarse language
From Academy Award®-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, Empire of Light is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times. Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community. Written and directed by Sam Mendes, Empire of Light stars Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones and Colin Firth. The film is produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Productions, in partnership with Searchlight Pictures.
Celebrating 32 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from over 3,200 entries. Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2023, with selected highlights touring Australia. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from Australia and around the world. Flickerfest has gone to great lengths to curate it’s 2023 National Tour to bring you the best of Australian & Best of Short Laughs!
Celebrating 32 years, Flickerfest is Australia’s only Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from over 3,200 entries. Flickerfest screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2023, with selected highlights touring Australia. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short filmmaking from Australia and around the world. Flickerfest has gone to great lengths to curate it’s 2022 National Tour to bring you the best of Australian & Best of Short Laughs!
Using nanotechnology and global tracking from the International Space Station, we follow migratory shorebirds, the world’s greatest endurance athletes as they travel the ancient flyways of our planet, and meet the scientists, international lawyers and citizen scientists collaborating to save them.
MIntense scenes of violence, science fiction themes and coarse language
In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. James Gunn writes and directs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova. Kevin Feige is the producer and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Simon Hatt and Sara Smith serve as executive producers.
Launch Darwin have are bringing this classic anime to Deckchair Cinema and it's free for 12 to 25 year olds! From director Hayao Miyazaki, "Howl’s Moving Castle", is an Academy Award®-nominated acclaimed fantasy based on the novel of the same name. Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain, conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Dubbed in English on November 26 and subtitled on November 27, this special two-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.
PGMild themes and coarse language
This a Fundraiser for Waratah Hockey Club! No free tickets for this screening. 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.
The screening on 5 July is a Fundraiser for Aboriginal Investment Group/The Remote Laundries Project! The screening on 19 July is a Fundraiser for Larrakia Nation. No free tickets for these screenings. Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this fifth instalment of the iconic franchise. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”). Directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”), the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981, is once again composing the score
MA15+Strong drug use
Join us on the opening night, Monday 26th June, for a special Q&A with our special guest director Ivan Sen Travis, a jaded detective, arrives in the remote outback town of Limbo to investigate the cold case murder of local Indigenous girl Charlotte Hayes 20 years ago. As truths about the murder begin to unfold, the detective gains a new insight into the unsolved case from the victim’s fractured family, the surviving witnesses and the reclusive brother of the chief suspect. A poignant, intimate journey into the complexities of loss and the impact of the justice system on Aboriginal families in Australia.
Presented by the Darwin International Film Festival and Our Generation in association with Darwin Festival. Celebrate the launch of the Darwin International Film Festival program with the NT Premiere of a powerful new documentary followed by a Q&A with Reverend Gondarra and Director Sinem Saban Filmed over 5 years in Northeast Arnhem Land and as a result of a 12 year friendship, Luku Ngarra - The Law of the Land is a confronting and intimate journey into the world of the Yolngu First Nations of Australia. At its centre is a remarkable man, Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, who has been a tireless beacon for freedom and justice for Indigenous Australians for the last 40+ years, as well as a highly respected clan leader, traditional lawman, spiritual leader and civil rights activist. The film will deeply challenge audiences' understanding of the Yolngu world, the crisis currently facing remote Indigenous communities today, and offer a better way forward that upholds the dignity, respect and sovereignty of the oldest living culture in the world. It offers viewers a fascinating exploration of their customary law and how it has kept Yolngu people in balance with the environment and with each other for tens of thousands of years. Following true to Dr Gondarra's well known straight talk, he and many other Yolngu present how their law has been completely at odds with the dominant mainstream paradigm which has in effect created chaos to their lives. and the environment. By opening big questions that require a humanitarian response, audiences will be compelled to question their own world and the views and structures that come with it. The film is a timely vehicle of wisdom from one of Australia's most respected Indigenous Elders, that addresses the challenges of our times with soul and compassion. Its' director, Sinem Saban has been closely interwoven with the Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land for more than 20 years, and directed the award-winning and groundbreaking documentary on Indigenous rights - Our Generation (2010).
PGMild themes and a drug reference
Marcel, a one inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother Connie, the only residents of their community after being left behind in a mysterious exodus. When an unexpected brush with fame opens the door to reuniting with his loved ones, Marcel sets out on a sweeping, emotional journey to reclaim what he thought was lost and discover the family he never knew he had.
MA15+Strong coarse language
Journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (Tickled, Dark Tourist) becomes fascinated by the late-night antics of a rogue wheel clamper in New Zealand. When Jillian Bashford, the owner of the shop this wheel clamper patrols, denies knowing him, Farrier becomes even more intrigued by the mysterious figure. The clamper is Michael Organ, and once he has a name, Farrier starts to learn more about Organ, finding he's actually a convicted thief who once claimed to be royalty. At this point, Farrier finds Organ has set his sights on him, too — with him and the antique store owner, Bashford, filing legal papers against him. As Farrier attempts to decipher what is going on with Organ and Bashford, he meets other victims who Michael moved in on in the past. Farrier then attends court with Organ and loses. Afterward, he sits down with this strange figure to talk about what the hell is going on, surprised when Bashford turns up too, seemingly happy and jovial. At this point, Organ pushes further into filmmaker Farrier's life, revealing that he has a key to Farrier's house. Instead of pulling away, Farrier becomes more curious, spending more and more time with Organ. Organ tells Farrier that other mystery men are responsible for all the problems he encountered — like stealing a yacht — and all the problems Farrier's encountered too: like having his key stolen. Organ insists he is the good guy, a friend, not foe. As Farrier continues to meet more of Michael's victims, realising that not only is Organ a master manipulator, but he also inserts himself psychologically into people's minds; and that he is inserting himself into Farriers. MISTER ORGAN is a thrilling and tension filled three-year long investigation — unearthing a trail of multiple court cases, inflated claims of royal bloodlines, ruined lives, and at least one stolen boat.
MSexualised imagery and occasional coarse language
From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of Cobain: Montage of Heck, and featuring never-before-seen concert footage, MOONAGE DAYDREAM is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie but also serves as a guide to living a fulfilling and meaningful life in the 21st Century. MOONAGE DAYDREAM is not a documentary. It is a genre-defying cinematic experience based on one of the most iconic and global rock stars of all time, destined to be one of the defining cultural moments of the year The film has the full support of Bowie’s estate and features many of his greatest tracks, as well as previously unseen concert footage.
**For Tickets please go to https://oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au/tickets/ ** Quench your thirst for all things ocean related at the 2022 Ocean Film Festival World Tour. This sublime collection of short ocean themed films will take you sailing the Atlantic, exploring the depths of the ocean, up close with weedy sea dragons and sea lions and surfing the monster waves of Nazaré in Spain. With over 50 screenings scheduled around Australia in March 2022 Australian audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the world’s oceans without getting their feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival Australia makes a splash in cinemas across the country. Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a 3 hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. This unique collection of short films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. The 2022 Ocean Film Festival World Tour will provide a welcome relief and aquatic inspiration for every kind of ocean lover. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks' daughter.
PGMild themes, animated violence and coarse language, some scenes may scare young children
For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet. Academy Award® nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek). In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows). Together, our trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldilocks (Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, “Big” Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney, Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, The Big Bad Wolf (Wagner Moura, Narcos).
MA15+Strong blood and gore, violence and coarse language
Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help. In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency. Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman. The film co-stars Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus). Renfield is produced by Skybound Entertainment partners Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Invincible), co-presidents Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers) and by Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War) will executive produce.
MMature themes, violence and coarse language
Julia -a young misfit who is passionate about riding- meets a crew of dirt riders who fly along at full speed and perform stunts. She sets about infiltrating their male-dominated world, but an accident jeopardises her ability to fit in.
GThe content is very mild in impact
Lovingly restored in stunning 4K, ROMAN HOLIDAY features a legendary, Oscar®-winning performance from Audrey Hepburn (in her first starring role). Nominated for a total of 10 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, it’s the story of a modern-day princess who, rebelling against the royal obligations, explores Rome on her own. She soon meets an American newspaperman (Gregory Peck) who pretends ignorance of her true identity, in the hopes of obtaining an exclusive story. Naturally, his plan falters as they inevitably fall in love. Featuring Eddie Albert as a carefree cameraman pal, a classic Dalton Trumbo screenplay, expert direction from William Wyler, and featuring Edith Head’s Oscar®-winning costumes, it’s a timeless romantic comedy considered to be one of the greatest films from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
PGMild science fiction themes, animated violence and coarse language
Fundraiser for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
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MMature themes, coarse language and sexual references
In remote Pilbara country in Western Australia, troubled 16-year-old Indigenous girl, Murra, finds herself abandoned after an explosive incident with her addict mother. On the cusp of being lost in the child protection system, an unusual lifeline is thrown her way by her uncle Ian, the local cop, in the form of a unique photo safari. Before Murra knows it, she is careening down a dusty highway with a minibus full of at-risk teens and two charismatic team leaders. Will this be the lifeline Murra needs or the catalyst for her demise? An uplifting coming-of-age road movie about unconventional friendships, first crushes and finding who you are on the road less travelled.
MDrug references and coarse language
It’s not easy being in a rock ‘n’ roll band. The Angels exploded onto the local music scene with the searing guitars of the Brewster brothers and the incomparable showmanship of front-man Doc Neeson. Their chemistry saw them become one of the biggest bands in Australia and on the verge of international success. But their lust for fame fractured bonds and dreams, and when the leader of the band was asked to leave by his own brother, the hurt estranged them for years. This intimate and compelling documentary feature explores the tensions that tore a band apart and helped them produce such classic hits as Take a Long Line, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again and No Secrets.
MMature themes and coarse language
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar® nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich. The film is produced by three-time Oscar® nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger p.g.a. (West Side Story, The Post), Steven Spielberg p.g.a. and Tony Kushner p.g.a. The film is executive produced by Carla Raij (Maestro, co-producer West Side Story) and Josh McLaglen (Free Guy, Logan). The film stars Gabriel LaBelle (The Predator, American Gigolo series) as 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman; four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, My Week with Marilyn) as his artistic mother, Mitzi; Paul Dano (The Batman, There Will Be Blood) as his successful, scientific father, Burt; Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, An American Pickle) as Bennie Loewy, Burt’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman children, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People) as Mitzi’s Uncle Boris. The ensemble cast includes Oscar® nominee Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid, Inherent Vice) as Sammy’s paternal grandmother, Hadassah Fabelman; Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, 13 Hours) as Sammy’s sister Reggie; Robin Bartlett (Moonstruck, Lean on Me) as Sammy’s maternal grandmother Tina Schildkraut and Keeley Karsten (Hunters, Evil Lives Here) as Sammy’s sister Natalie.
Australasian Association of Philosophy and CDU presents 'Indigenous Australia, Philosophy, & Australian Rules'. Come down to enjoy this powerful documentary followed by a panel discussion. Film synopsis: Adam Goodes is a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final three years of his playing career he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. He publicly called out racism, was named Australian of the Year, was accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him. Using only archival footage aired at the time, the film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field.
THE GIANTS explores the intertwined fates of trees and humans in this cinematic portrait of environmental folk hero and gay icon Bob Brown who took green politics to the centre of power. From a seedling to forest elder THE GIANTS interweaves Bob’s story with the life cycle of the ancient trees he is fighting for. The hidden life of the forest is brought to life by cameras rigged high in the tree canopy, immersive point cloud animation generated from 3D tree scans, and thought-provoking insights by the likes of David Suzuki and Merlin Sheldrake. Drawing on Bob’s lifetime of activism, from the Franklin to the Tarkine, THE GIANTS ignites an urgent conversation about the right of the Forest to exist and challenges the audience to write the next chapter.
Brenda's first memories were of growing up in a loving white foster family, before she was suddenly taken away and returned to her Aboriginal family. Decades later, she feels disconnected from both halves of her life. But the traumas of her past do not lie quietly buried. So, she goes searching for the foster family with whom she had lost all contact. Along the way she uncovers long-buried secrets, government lies, and the possibility for deeper connections to family and culture. The Last Daughter is a documentary about Brenda's mission to unearth the truth about her past, and to reconcile the two sides of her family.
CTCMild fantasy themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children
The Little Mermaid, visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in cinemas May 25, 2023. The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca,” “Room”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula. The Little Mermaid is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”), and produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in 2 Concert,” “Grease Live!”), three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”), Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer. The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, who together won two Oscars for the music in the animated “The Little Mermaid,” and new lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The score is by Alan Menken, with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham (“Mary Poppins Returns,” “Into the Woods”).
Neville Umbrellaman is a verbose, velvet-voiced intellectual who hosts a late-night radio show from his parents’ garage. The alter ego of Rabindranath Chakraborty, Umbrellaman is deeply committed to the program, a labour of love and fantastical fancy that masks deeper, more tragic truths. Luckily, he’s got plenty of eccentric guests to help him out, from folk singer Kenneth Wong and Terry the neighbour to French baker Yvette and Chakraborty’s secret crush, Sabrina D’Angelo. But is anybody tuning in? This adaptation of Nitin Vengurlekar’s lauded stage show of the same name is a rare gem of independent local filmmaking. Starring Vengurlekar as Chakraborty/Umbrellaman – reprising the role he also played onstage – the film builds on the warped whimsy of award-winning director Platon Theodoris’s debut feature Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites. The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour is a hilarious, wonderfully weird delight.
PGMild fantasy themes
Following a tragic event, Peter, an anxious twelve-year-old, relocates with his family faraway to a stately old house – one that was once-grand, but is now cracking at the seams. Upon their arrival, Peter’s younger sister, Verity, beckons him to explore the area, where they discover a nearby antique store run by a peculiar shopkeeper… and inside, a mysterious artefact. That night, Peter is awakened by an unsettling sound. The cracks in the floor of his old bedroom begin to tear apart, causing he and Verity to plummet deep underground… where they find themselves stranded in a mysterious subterranean world known as The Below. Here, they are captured by a troupe of armoured pangolins and whisked off to an audience with their wise old leader, Elwyn. When Elwyn discovers that Peter is in possession of one of their missing artefacts, he declares Peter to be the prophesied ruler of The Below. Peter and Verity are instructed that they must locate the four remaining artefacts scattered throughout The Below, and use them to fix the Great Clock of the Citadel in order to restart time and vanquish an ancient evil that has enveloped their world. As Peter and Verity’s journey begins, they encounter fantastic creatures and distant lands beyond their wildest imaginations, but soon discover that not everything is at it seems…
MMature themes, suicide and coarse language
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY is the story of an unremarkable man who sets off on a remarkable journey. Harold lives a life without purpose until he learns an old friend is dying and vows that in walking across England to see her, his journey can keep her alive. Based on the 2012 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller of the same name, this heartfelt and original take on the coming-of-age narrative will resonate with audiences of all ages. Recently retired, Harold Fry is well into his 60s and content to fade quietly into the background of life. Harold’s life with his wife Maureen is uneventful and their marriage frozen, due to an unspeakable conflict relating to the absence of their son, until one day, Harold learns his old friend Queenie is dying. He sets off to the post office to send her a letter and decides to keep walking: all the way to her hospice, 450 miles away. A story of rediscovery and transformation, HAROLD FRY is an uplifting reminder that you’re never too old to take a chance, and that kindness is less rare than you think.
Tiger on the Rocks is a film that brings to life the story of a species whose story lives on across the Australian continent in rock art, footprints and fossils. It is a story told by First Nations artists, rangers and custodians, biologists and bone hunters. With creative use of landscapes, interviews, artworks, archives, and animation, Tiger on the Rocks takes the audience into the Thylacine’s world. Sheep-killing beast, or tragic victim of human-induced extinction? Ancient painting on a rock or vivid ancestor spirit? Is it really lost forever? Brought to you by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, this screening and following panel discussion brings together multiple perspectives and insights to throw light on the Tiger’s still-living power and discussion of its future. Watch the film then join Director, Cathryn Vasseleu, Producer, Pat Fiske, as well as wildlife ecologist Professor Euan Ritchie, Evolutionary biologist Professor Andrew Pask and traditional owner Lois Nadjamerrek as they unpack what it means to understand the past, present and future of the Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalus.
MViolence and coarse language
Fundraiser for Top End Calisthenics! After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
MCoarse language, sexual references and brief nudity
Food is the way to the heart in this entertaining and heart-warming story of love, food, friendship and second chances. When a sudden change forces Karin to re-evaluate her life, an old school friend Monika persuades her and their mutual friend Pia to join a cooking class led by renowned chef Henrik – and so begins the Tuesday Club. In the hot kitchen among exotic spices, amazing food, old and new friends, more than one of Karin's long-lost passions are reborn as she refuses to accept that life has an expiration date and realises it’s never too late to chase your dream.