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Juliet, Naked [M] Poster

Juliet, Naked [M] (US/UK)

Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Rated: M
Stars:
Rose Byrne
Ethan Hawke
Chris O'Dowd
Screening in November
Fri 16th

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Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life's second chances.

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The Merger [M] Poster

The Merger [M] (Aust)

Directed by: Mark Grentell
Rated: M
Stars:
Damien Callinan
John Howard
Kate Mulvany
Faysall Bazzi
Screening in November
Sat 17th, Sun 18th

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In the tradition of The Castle, Last Cab to Darwin and Ali’s Wedding, The Merger is the hilarious and heart felt story of a struggling town: the drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce and the footy team looks like it will have to fold. Living a hermit like existence on the town’s fringe, former football star Troy Carrington (Damian Callinan) is coaxed into coaching after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil who is struggling with the recent loss of his father. Teaming up with Neil’s mum Angie (Kate Mulvany) who is running a nearby refugee support centre, they conspire to recruit refugees to ensure the team survives and take the community on a journey of change.

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A Star Is Born [M] Poster

A Star Is Born [M] (US)

Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Rated: M
Stars:
Bradley Cooper
Lady Gaga
Sam Elliott
Screening in November
Fri 23rd

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Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Jirga [M] Poster

Jirga [M] (Aust)

Directed by: Benjamin Gilmour
Rated: M
Stars:
Sam Smith
Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad
Amir Shah Talash
Screening in November
Sat 24th, Sun 25th

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JIRGA is a story of redemption and reconciliation for an Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan to apologise to the family of a civilian he accidentally killed. Doggedly, he sets off on a perilous journey over a terrain where both the Taliban and ISIS are active. Mike is determined to make amends and so puts his life in the hands of the Jirga – the village justice system. It was inspired partly by the returned service people director Benjamin Gilmour has met through his work as a paramedic and the long-lasting scars of their service. His research then revealed the number of rebuilding rebuilding projects run by former soldiers who return to the countries where they served to find a sense of reconciliation while rebuilding communities. Australia’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®

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First Man [M] Poster

First Man [M] (US)

Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Rated: M
Stars:
Ryan Gosling
Claire Foy
Jason Clarke
Kyle Chandler
Corey Stoll
Ciaran Hinds
Christopher Abbott
Patrick Fugit
Lukas Hass
Screening in November
Fri 30th Nov, Sat 1st Dec

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The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

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Bad Times At The El Royale [MA15+] Poster

Bad Times At The El Royale [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Drew Goddard
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Jeff Bridges
Cynthia Erivo
Dakota Johnson
Jon Hamm
Cailee Spaeny
Lewis Pullman
Nick Offerman
Chris Hemsworth
Screening in December
Sun 2nd

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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

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An Interview With God[NR] Poster

An Interview With God[NR] (US)

Directed by: Perry Lang
Rated: NR
Stars:
Brenton Thwaites
David Strathairn
Yael Grobglas
Screening in December
Fri 7th

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An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime - with someone who claims to be God.

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Wajib [M] Poster

Wajib [M] (Palestine)

Directed by: Annemarie Jacir
Rated: M
Stars:
Mohammad Bakri
Saleh Bakri
Maria Zriek
Screening in December
Sat 8th, Sun 9th

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Writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s multi-award winning comic drama explores the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, and stars real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri. The title of Wajib translates as ‘duty’, and it’s duty that brings architect Shadi from Rome back to Nazareth, where his sister Amal is to be married. Local tradition dictates that Shadi and his divorced dad, Abu Shadi, must drive around town delivering wedding invitations. Friction is in the air even before the duo clamber into Abu Shadi’s beloved and beaten-up old Volvo. Shadi thinks the exercise is outdated and meaningless. For his father, it’s about maintaining important community rituals. Bakri and son Saleh are terrific and earthily funny as the bickering duo who meet colourful characters on their cross-city travels. A Palestinian born in Bethlehem, raised in Saudi Arabia and educated in New York, Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea, 2008; When I Saw You, 2012) brings a worldly, wise and witty eye to this hugely entertaining and illuminating slice of Palestinian life.

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween [PG] Poster

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween [PG] (US)

Directed by: Ari Sandel
Rated: PG
Stars:
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Madison Iseman
Jeremy Ray Taylor
Caleel Harris
Chris Parnell
Ken Jeong
Screening in December
Fri 14th

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Halloween comes to life in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.

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Bohemian Rhapsody [CTC] Poster

Bohemian Rhapsody [CTC] (UK)

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer
Rated: CTC
Stars:
Rami Malek
Lucy Boynton
Aiden Gillen
Allen Leech
Tom Hollander
Joseph Mazzello
Ben Hardy
Gwilym Lee
Mike Myers
Screening in December
Sat 15th, Sun 16th

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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Book Week [CTC] Poster

Book Week [CTC] (Aust)

Directed by: Heath Davis
Rated: CTC
Stars:
Alan Dukes
Airlie Dodds
Susan Prior
Rhys Muldoon
Rose Riley
Tiriel Mora
Pippa Grandison
Nicholas Hope
Jolene Anderson
Screening in December
Fri 21st, Sat 22nd

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When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous novelist – Nicholas Cutler - thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally, spirals into seven days of hell personally. A pregnant girlfriend, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother in law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life.

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Wildlife [M] Poster

Wildlife [M] (US)

Directed by: Paul Dano
Rated: M
Stars:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Carey Mulligan
Ed Oxenbould
Zoe Margaret Colletti
Bill Camp
Screening in December
Sun 23rd

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14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [M] Poster

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [M] (US/UK)

Directed by: David Yates
Rated: M
Stars:
Eddie Redmayne
Johnny Depp
Jude Law
Ezra Miller
Zoë Kravitz
Claudia Kim
Katherine Waterson
Screening in December
Wed 26th, Thu 27th, Fri 28th, Sat 29th, Sun 30th

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The second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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The Children Act [M] Poster

The Children Act [M] (US)

Directed by: Richard Eyre
Rated: M
Stars:
Emma Thompson
Stanley Tucci
Fionn Whitehead
Ben Chaplin
Rosie Cavaliero
Screening in December
Mon 31st, Fri 4th Jan, Sat 5th Jan , Sun 6th Jan

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Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

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