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Storm Boy [PG] Poster

Storm Boy [PG] (Aust)

Directed by: Shawn Seet
Rated: PG
Stars:
Finn Little
Geoffrey Rush
Jai Courtney
Trevor Jamieson
Morgana Davies
Screening in February
Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd

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A beautiful and contemporary re-telling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

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Holmes and Watson [M] Poster

Holmes and Watson [M] (US)

Directed by: Etan Cohen
Rated: M
Stars:
Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
Hugh Laurie
Rebecca Hall
Ralph Fiennes
Screening in February
Sun 24th

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite for a hilarious take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [PG] Poster

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [PG] (US)

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman
Rated: PG
Stars:
Shameik Moore
Hailee Steinfeld
Mahershala Ali
Jake Johnson
Liev Schreiber
Screening in March
Fri 1st

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a ground-breaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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Bohemian Rhapsody [M] Poster

Bohemian Rhapsody [M] (UK)

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer
Rated: M
Stars:
Rami Malek
Lucy Boynton
Aiden Gillen
Allen Leech
Tom Hollander
Joseph Mazzello
Ben Hardy
Gwilym Lee
Mike Myers
Screening in March
Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd

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The film traces the meteoric rise of Queen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Encore presentation for those who missed out at the last screening or just want to see it again.

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Barbara [PG] Poster

Barbara [PG] (France)

Directed by: Mathieu Amalric
Rated: PG
Stars:
Jeanne Balibar
Mathieu Amalric
Screening in March
Mon 4th

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An actress, Brigitte, is playing Barbara in a film that soon begins shooting. Brigitte works on her character, her voice, the songs and scores, the imitation of her gestures, her knitting, the lines to learn. Things move along. The character grows inside her, invades her, even... Yves, the director, is also working - via encounters, archival footage, the music. He seems inhabited and inspired by her... But by whom? The actress or Barbara? Note: Monique Andrée Serf (June 9, 1930 – November 24, 1997), whose stage name was Barbara, was a French singer-songwriter and actress. She earned a huge following in the French-speaking world for her melancholic lyrics and melodies. Her song "L'Aigle noir" sold 1 million copies in twelve hours.

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The Mule [M] Poster

The Mule [M] (US)

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Rated: M
Stars:
Clint Eastwood
Bradley Cooper
Taissa Farmiga
Michael Peña
Andy Garcia
Screening in March
Fri 8th, Sat 9th

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Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

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Orchestra Class (aka La Mélodie) [M] Poster

Orchestra Class (aka La Mélodie) [M] (France)

Directed by: Rachid Hami
Rated: M
Stars:
Kad Merad
Samir Guesmi
Alfred Renely
Screening in March
Sun 10th

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Simon is a distinguished, but disillusioned violinist. He has recently gone through a divorce and found a job teaching orchestra in a working-class neighborhood of Paris. Arnold is a shy and chubby student who is fascinated with the violin and discovers that he has real talent for it. With Arnold's raw talent and the joyous energy of his class, Simon gradually rediscovers the joys of music. Together, they will overcome many obstacles and succeed to enroll the class in an end-of-the-year concert at the prestigious Paris Philharmonic.

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Cold War [M] Poster

Cold War [M] (Poland)

Directed by: Paweł Pawlikowski
Rated: M
Stars:
Joanna Kulig
Tomasz Kot
Borys Szyc
Agata Kulesza
Cédric Kahn
Jeanne Balibar
Screening in March
Fri 15th

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Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance. The story follows a musical director who discovers a young singer, exploring their subsequent love story over the years.

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Green Book [M] Poster

Green Book [M] (US)

Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Rated: M
Stars:
Mahershala Ali
Viggo Mortensen
Screening in March
Sat 16th, Sun 17th

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Set in 1962, Green Book tells the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) who is hired to chauffer an African-American piano prodigy (MahershalaAli) on a concert tour through the Deep South. A film about friendship and overcoming racial prejudice, Green Book is a touching drama in the vein of films like The Help and Hidden Figures.

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In Like Flynn [MA15+] Poster

In Like Flynn [MA15+] (Aust)

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Thomas Cocquerel
David Wenham
William Moseley
Isabel Lucas
Corey Large
Clive Standen
Callan Mulvey
Screening in March
Fri 22nd

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In 1930, before Errol Flynn became one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, a young Errol (Thomas Cocquerel) , braving cannibals and crocodiles, searched the jungles of Papua New Guinea for his Eldorado.

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On The Basis Of Sex [M] Poster

On The Basis Of Sex [M] (US)

Directed by: Mimi Leder
Rated: M
Stars:
Felicity Jones
Armie Hammer
Justin Theroux
Kathy Bates
Sam Waterston
Jack Reynor
Screening in March
Sat 23rd, Sun 24th

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The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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Vox Lux [MA15+] Poster

Vox Lux [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Brady Corbet
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Natalie Portman
Jude Law
Raffey Cassidy
Stacy Martin
Jennifer Ehle
Screening in March
Fri 29th

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Teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor "Ellie" Montgomery (Stacy Martin) survive a school shooting in 1999, and are catapulted into stardom after writing and performing a song about their experience. The film traces Celeste's career as she draws the attention of a passionate manager (Jude Law) and rises to worldwide fame. In 2017, the now-31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own (Cassidy) and is preparing for a massive concert while dealing with the media fallout of a terrorist attack using her own iconography.

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Sorry To Bother You [MA15+] Poster

Sorry To Bother You [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Boots Riley
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Lakeith Stanfield
Tessa Thompson
Jermaine Fowler
Omari Hardwick
Terry Crews
Danny Glover
Steven Yeun
Armie Hammer
Screening in March
Sat 30th

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In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

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Free Solo [M] Poster

Free Solo [M] (US)

Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Rated: M
Stars:
Alex Honnold
Screening in March
Sun 31st

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From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of “MERU,” comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 1,000m El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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King Of Thieves [M] Poster

King Of Thieves [M] (UK)

Directed by: James Marsh
Rated: M
Stars:
Michael Caine
Tom Courtenay
Michael Gambon
Charlie Cox
Jim Broadbent
Paul Whitehouse
Ray Winstone
Screening in April
Fri 5th

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A true crime film, based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015, about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewellery district. What starts off as a nostalgic last hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed.

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Stan And Ollie [PG] Poster

Stan And Ollie [PG] (UK/US)

Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Rated: PG
Stars:
Steve Coogan
John C. Reilly
Danny Huston
Screening in April
Sat 6th, Sun 7th

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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in this hilarious and touching portrait of Laurel and Hardy as they set out on their now-legendary 1953 tour of Britain. From acclaimed screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena), Stan and Ollie celebrates a unique friendship and legendary working partnership. Inspired casting brings in the comic genius of Coogan and Reilly, the perfect choice to pay homage to the original kings of comedy.

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If Beale Street Could Talk [MA15+] Poster

If Beale Street Could Talk [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Stephan James
Kiki Layne
Dave Franco
Screening in April
Fri 12th

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Set in early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Tish races against the clock to prove his innocence while pregnant with their first child.

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Swimming With Men [M] Poster

Swimming With Men [M] (UK)

Directed by: Oliver Parker
Rated: M
Stars:
Rob Brydon
Jane Horrocks
Rupert Graves
Charlotte Riley
Jim Carter
Adeel Akhtar
Daniel Mays
Thomas Turgoose
Nathaniel Parker
Screening in April
Sat 13th, Sun 14th

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Rob Brydon stars alongside a talented British cast in this comedy that tips its (swimming) cap at beloved British comedies such as The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. Inspired by the Dylan Williams 2010 documentary, Men Who Swim, SWIMMING WITH MEN tells the story of a man (Brydon) who is suffering a mid-life crisis and eventually finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Together they make a bid to compete at the unofficial Male Sync-Swimming World Championships, and no doubt a shot at personal redemption along the way.

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A Dog's Way Home [PG] Poster

A Dog's Way Home [PG] (US)

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Rated: PG
Stars:
Bryce Dallas Howard
Ashley Judd
Jonah Hauer-King
Alexandra Shipp
Wes Studi
Edward James Olmos
Screening in April
Fri 19th

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A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

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Sometimes Always Never [PG] Poster

Sometimes Always Never [PG] (UK)

Directed by: Carl Hunter
Rated: PG
Stars:
Bill Nighy
Sam Riley
Jenny Agutter
Tim McInnerny
Alice Lowe
Screening in April
Sat 20th, Sun 21st

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Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.

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At Eternity’s Gate [PG] Poster

At Eternity’s Gate [PG] (UK, US, France,Switzerland, Ireland)

Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Rated: PG
Stars:
Willem Dafoe
Oscar Isaac
Rupert Friend
Mathieu Amalric
Emmanuelle Seigner
Mads Mikkelsen
Screening in April
Mon 22nd

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A journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite scepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

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Eighth Grade [M] Poster

Eighth Grade [M] (US)

Directed by: Bo Burnham
Rated: M
Stars:
Elsie Fisher
Josh Hamilton
Screening in April
Fri 26th

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Thirteen-year-old Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes aspirational YouTube videos for a mostly non-existent audience of teenagers dealing with loneliness, anxiety, invisibility and outright rejection – but is unable to apply her wisdom to her own life and real situations. In the final week of a disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be.

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The Happy Prince [MA15+] Poster

The Happy Prince [MA15+] (Germany, Belgium, Italy, UK)

Directed by: Rupert Everett
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Rupert Everett
Colin Firth
Colin Morgan
Emily Watson
Edwin Thomas
Tom Wilkinson
Screening in April
Sat 27th, Sun 28th

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The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, The Happy Prince. Alongside Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Colin Morgan, Everett gives a career-best performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

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