Kookaburra Cinema opened for the 2015/16 season on Friday the 20th November. The season ends on Sunday the 20th April, weather permitting.

Movies confirmed to date are shown below; Click on the poster for trailers, ratings, and more information about the selected title.


The Martian [PG] Poster

The Martian [PG] (US)

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Rated: PG
Stars:
Matt Damon
Jessica Chastain
Kristen Wiig
Screening in February
Sat 6th, Sun 7th

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Astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars after being presumed dead following a fierce storm on the red planet, and left behind by his crew. Relying only on his ingenuity and with meagre supplies he must endeavor to subsist and find a way to signal Earth that he is still alive. As the story unfolds, both a team of scientists and his crewmates work to bring him home.

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Alex And Eve [M] Poster

Alex And Eve [M] (Aust)

Directed by: Peter Andrikidis
Rated: M
Stars:
Richard Brancatisano
Andrea Demetriades
Zoe Carides
Ryan O'Kane
Tony Nikolakopoulos
Screening in February
Fri 12th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th

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Stars Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Demetriades as star crossed lovers whose parents forbid them to marry. Alex is a handsome school teacher in his mid thirties and his parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. Alex falls hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Eve, a lawyer, whose parents are Lebanese Muslim. Like oil and water, the two should never mix, only how can they stop themselves falling in love?

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Learning To Drive [M] Poster

Learning To Drive [M] (US)

Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Rated: M
Stars:
Patricia Clarkson
Ben Kingsley
Jake Weber
Grace Gummer
Screening in February
Fri 19th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st

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As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

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Phoenix [M] Poster

Phoenix [M] (Germany)

Directed by: Christian Petzold
Rated: M
Stars:
Nina Hoss
Ronald Zehrfeld
Screening in February
Fri 26th, Sat 27th, Sun 28th

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June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly returns to her hometown, Berlin. She’s accompanied by Lene, a Jewish Agency employee and Nelly’s friend from pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores Lene’s warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny – the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognizes nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn’t believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family’s inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife.

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Youth [MA15+] Poster

Youth [MA15+] (US)

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Rated: MA15+
Stars:
Michael Caine
Harvey Keitel
Rachel Weisz
Screening in March
Fri 4th, Sat 5th

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Fred (Michael Caine) and Mick (Harvey Keitel), two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Micks enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.

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Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock n Roll Poster

Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock n Roll (Australia)

Directed by: Jenny Crabb/ Susie Conte
Rated: Not Rated
Stars:
Screening in March
Sun 6th only

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Discover the untold story of this eccentric Bush theatre carved by hand into the hills above Perth, and the man who bound his life (and his family’s) to keeping the dream alive. Throughout the 1970s, the now all-but-forgotten Parkerville Amphitheatre hosted a dazzling array of arts and cultural events. By the mid- 1980s a rollercoaster of debt, scandal and council woes had all but ended John Joseph Jones’ dream, and for the next decade the amphitheatre was slowly reclaimed by the bush. This is a bizarre and enchanting snapshot of Perth’s arts scene in the 60s and 70s – the story of a remarkable man, his remarkable vision, and a social and cultural legacy that has not yet been fully acknowledged. Back again by popular demand.

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Carol [M] Poster

Carol [M] (UK/US)

Directed by: Todd Haynes
Rated: M
Stars:
Cate Blanchett
Rooney Mara
Sara Poulson
Screening in March
Fri 11th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th

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Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novella The Price of Salt about the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her 20s working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free. Winner Best Actor - Rooney Mara - Cannes Film Festival 2015

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Man Up [M] Poster

Man Up [M] (UK)

Directed by: Ben Palmer
Rated: M
Stars:
Simon Pegg
Lake Bell
Rory Kinnear
Screening in March
Fri 18th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th

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Nancy (Lake Bell), is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she's exhausted by the circus. So when Jack (Simon Pegg) blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just goes with it. It's going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally Man Up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self... but will Jack also Man Up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie [G] Poster

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie [G] (US)

Directed by: Steve Martino
Rated: G
Stars:
Screening in March
Fri 25th

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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

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The Belier Family [M] Poster

The Belier Family [M] (France)

Directed by: Eric Lartigau
Rated: M
Stars:
Karin Viard
François Damiens
Éric Elmosnino
Louane Emera
Roxanne Duran
Screening in March
Sat 26th, Sun 27th

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WINNER – 2015 LUMIERE AWARDS – Best Actress (Viard), Best Female Newcomer (Emera) WINNER – 2015 CÉSAR AWARDS – Best Female Newcomer (Emera) NOMINEE – 2015 CÉSAR AWARDS – Best Film, Best Actress (Viard), Best Actor (Damiens), Best Supporting Actor (Elmosnino), Best Female Newcomer (Emera), Best Original Screenplay NOMINEE – 2015 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS – Best European Comedy A captivating new star is born in THE BÉLIER FAMILY, Eric Lartigau’s fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm. Though her salt-of-the-earth father (François Damiens) has decided to run for mayor – spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother (indelibly portrayed by Karin Viard) – Paula’s attentions are very much elsewhere. She’s witnessed the handsome new boy at school sign up for the choir, and impulsively joined too. It’s not long before her music teacher (Éric Elmosnino) discovers her considerable talent, however his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of Paula’s independence… Building to a heart-soaring and emotional finale, THE BÉLIER FAMILY is a feel-great triumph. Emera, making her screen debut after being discovered on the French edition of The Voice, is a genuine revelation – she lends both sincerity and joy to this deeply moving film that has been a word-of-mouth phenomenon across Europe, achieving over 10 million admissions to date and becoming France’s most popular film of 2015.

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The Lady in the Van [PG] Poster

The Lady in the Van [PG] (UK)

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Rated: PG
Stars:
Maggie Smith
Alex Jennings
Jim Broadbent
Frances de la Tour
Screening in April
Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd

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Dame Maggie Smith, a two-time Oscar® winner, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in TriStar’s The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. The tale is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this touching, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen.

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Joy [M] Poster

Joy [M] (US)

Directed by: David O. Russell
Rated: M
Stars:
Jennifer Lawrence
Robert De Niro
Bradley Cooper
Screening in April
Fri 8th

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Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker, David O. Russell, JOY is the emotionally compelling and often comedic journey of a woman who triumphed over personal and financial challenges by inventing the “Miracle Mop,” which she sold on QVC and went on to become a hugely successful entrepreneur.

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45 Years [M] Poster

45 Years [M] (UK)

Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Rated: M
Stars:
Charlotte Rampling
Tom Courtenay
Screening in April
Sat 9th, Sun 10th

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Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary. One week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff, containing news that the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. Kate continues to prepare for the party, but she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff’s preoccupation with the letter and the startling revelations about his former life. As their anniversary gets closer, and they delve further into the past, their future is left in question. Anchored by sensational performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, 45 YEARS is an intimate, moving and beautiful portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken. Winning Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival, 45 YEARS is British filmmaking at its very best.

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Brooklyn [M] Poster

Brooklyn [M] (UK/Canada/Ireland)

Directed by: John Crowley
Rated: M
Stars:
Saoirse Ronan
Emory Cohen
Domhnall Gleeson
Screening in April
Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th

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The film follows Eilis (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in love with Tony (Cohen) an Italian-American who opens her eyes her new surroundings. But a family tragedy leads Eilis back to Ireland, where her American sophistication catches the eye of the charming Jim (Gleeson).

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Children: $10

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