PGfor mild themes of drug addiction and coarse language
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July at 2pm
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Richard Wilkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.
This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.
For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’
Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy's novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction.
Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles.
Running time 2 hours 45 mins inc. interval
The featured film showcased in this year 13th Edition fo the Australian Surf Movie Festival is entitled THE BIG WAVE PROJECT.
It is a production that is everything Tim Bonython lives for when it comes to documenting surfing.
Big wave surfing has evolved so much over the last 10 years and his relationship with this genre of the sport has grown more than any other.
The production of THE BIG WAVE PROJECT has taken Tim around the planet to interview the world’s most renowned big wave surfers to document the biggest & craziest waves. It’s a narrative film that will scare as much as it will exhilarate the viewer.
“The Danger Level increases as we attempt to climb a mountain of water where the peak keeps getting higher”
Alex Gray, Big Wave Surfer.
This progression collides with the best swell season in 30-years as the World's best paddle and tow into some of the greatest waves ever documented including what has been titled "the biggest wave ever attempted” featuring Aaron Golds infamous massive
paddle-in wave at Jaws, Hawaii.
THE BIG WAVE PROJECT also travels across Australia, Tahiti and finally to Europe's new frontier of Nazare, in Portugual.
THE BIG WAVE PROJECT incorporated the best surfers from around the world.
Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healy, Ryan Hipwood, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Billy Kemper, with insights from Peter Mel,
Big Wave icon Greg Noll, the legendary late Brock Little, just to name a few.
Directed by AACTA Winning cinematographer and multi-award winner surf film producer Tim Bonython.
Friday 25th August at 7.30pm
A double bill night of Jazz greats
Billie Holiday and Bill Evans.
Following a sell out performance last year with Matt Baker, Tiana Young returns to our stage as special guest for this night to remember with the Rodric White Quintet.
Billie Holiday, legendary performer, Jazz musician & singer-songwriter, is one of the most influential singers. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered new genres of singing.
With her strong vocal delivery & incredible improvisations, Billie’s golden voice and imaginative music captures hearts. We’ll be swooned by her songs God Bless The Child, Don’t Explain, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, No Detour Ahead.
Jazz pianist and composer BILL EVANS
continues to influence music & Jazz, with much of his music considered ‘standards.’ Known for his highly nuanced touch, the clarity of the content and his chord voicing system, he recorded over 50 albums with 31 Grammy nominations.
His inescapable influence on the very sound of jazz piano has touched virtually everybody of prominence in the field, and he remains a monumental model for jazz piano. Of his many works, tonight we will hear Come Rain or Come Shine, All Of You, Dolphin Dance, Someday My Prince, Time Remembered…
BLUE is the story our generation need to hear.
The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Our Ocean has been the guardian of life on Earth.
June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill.
Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality – fearful, obsessive and hurting.
Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli.
Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.
Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as an architect of carnage.
Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchill’s attempts to stop the invasion. King George VI must intervene. Only the support of Churchill’s brilliant, yet exasperated wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse.
The untold story of Britain’s most celebrated leader, uncovering the true nature of Churchill’s herculean war-time status and his vital relationship with “Clemmie” – his backbone and total confidant…the love that inspired him to greatness.
Wednesday 13th September at 8pm
‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.
Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows.
Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Sydney, Australia. 1974. A group of outsiders band together with a mission. In world of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown, they form the high energy rock’n’roll band RADIO BIRDMAN, forever determined to keep compromise from their art.
Switched off, shut down and booted out of venue after venue they stay determined to do things their own way, and they slowly accumulate a cult-like following of youth, a ‘New Race’ of disaffected youth who rally around the band.
Descent into the Maelstrom is the true story of Radio Birdman, from their original formation to the present. Like the band itself, it’s an independent production, made from outside the industry. It shows what the band meant to the fans, and how they changed Australia, by inspiring a golden age of indie music from Cold Chisel to Midnight Oil.
Descent into the Maelstrom features interviews with all surviving members of the band and doesn’t shy away from the internal conflict which sometimes fuelled the band’s performances. It’s already been called the greatest Australian music documentary ever made and is crammed full of Radio Birdman music and rare archival footage and photos, some not seen for over 40 years!
CAST INCLUDES: Deniz Tek, Warwick Gilbert, Rob Younger, Chris Masuak, Pip Hoyle, Ron Keeley, Jules Normington, Alley Brereton, Johnny Kannis, Julienne Mostyn Gilbert, Mark Sisto, Anthony O’Grady
Friday 21st July at 7:30pm
Adults: $25.50 | Child: $16.50 | Group of 15+: $21.50
Showcasing 90 minutes of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent film makers around the globe.
Our aim at the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By celebrating the female adventurous spirit we hope to make women in the outdoors more visible.
The Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is one of the oldest and most popular of all spiritual pilgrimages, undertaken by over 200,000 people every year. Many of these pilgrims undergo a Rebirth Renovatio on the path from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, which is often considered metaphorical for the journey from cradle to grave. It is against this backdrop that the conceptual documentary “Looking for Infinity: El Camino” was born.
Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have aspired to comprehend the experience of being alive. The yearning for this understanding has manifested itself in many forms throughout the millennia, one of them being the pilgrimage.
Long distance trekking affords people the freedom to escape the framework of their everyday lives and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. With the ever intensifying relationship between humanity and technology, we are deprived of the sense of connection that we need to be healthy and happy. In an age characterised by illnesses of the mind, there is a need for new frameworks, better able to provide sanctuary for the human soul.
The film offers an intimate and fascinating insight into the pilgrim’s journey, seeking to probe some of the timeless questions confronting humanity. The journey starts with the first step on a path of over five hundred miles; walking, sleeping, eating; life once again becomes simplified to its essential nature.
Sunday 16th July at 1pm
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The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.
To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).
This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.
MOccasional coarse language
A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier.
Friday 27th October at 8pm
Adult: $40 | Conc: $35 | Student: $15
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Produced by Michael Lawrence (Bra Boys, Fighting Fear, You and Me, Missing) PROXIMITY , which has its World Premiere in NY on 4th May, stars a spectacular lineup of 8 of the world’s most iconic surfers, including 11 time world champion Kelly Slater, current #1 John John Florence, 6 Time Women’s Champ Stephanie Gilmore, radical activist Dave Rastovich, big wave icon Shane Dorian, breakthrough performer Albee Layer and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson. Captured using 4K and VR cameras from land, sea and air, PROXIMITY is a visually stunning epic that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers as they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations.For over 25 years, Taylor Steele, surfing’s most prolific and respected film director, who began his career filming the young Kelly Slater, has been immortalising surf culture and PROXIMITY, his first surf film in four years, is poised to be his crowning achievement.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Saturday 24th & Monday 26th June at 11:30am
Adults: $25 Concessions: $23
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, captured live from The Old Vic theatre in London.
David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Sancha and the Blue Gypsies are a take on traditional folk, blue grass, jazz and gospel tunes.
With a lifetime of performance
experience between them, this joyous
collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed our way. This will be a night of musical joy!
The lineup features Sancha Prowse for Vocals & Mandolin, Marcus Holden - Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals, Garry Steel on Accordion & Stan Valacos on Double Bass and Guitar.
‘Sancha and the Blue Gypsies bring the best of the gypsy music world, unforgettable toe-tapping tunes, with the best of the folk world, sing-a-long, heart-felt classics,
together in one incredible show.’
‘The quality of their musicianship & their
intimate relationship with the audience makes this show something you won’t forget.’
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set designer, David Borovsky, is, of course, on the stage.
A century later, this production brings The Cherry Orchard full circle, with its wandering band of characters never at peace, but finally back home.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles.
Running time 3 hours inc. interval
MMature themes and violence
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
After the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillip's youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and has the suspicion it's from God asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's accident and encounters what will change his life forever.
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.