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Neon Spectrum, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join the cast and crew for an in-cinema discussion following a screening of THE NEON SPECTRUM! Hosted by Stephen A Russell. Tuesday 28 November, 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now! Indie Melbourne filmmaker Lee Galea (winner - Best Film at the 2013 Melbourne Queer Film Festival for Monster ... more

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017

No politics, sport or geography - just cinema! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the ... more

In This Corner of the World

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

A stunning hand-drawn animation that focuses on a young woman’s experiences in the lead up to the Second World War in Japan, Sunao Katabuchi’s IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD is a touching story that examines what it means to have dreams in the face of war. Suzu, a teenage ... more

Sea Sorrow

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Sea Sorrow marks Vanessa Redgrave’s debut as a film director and is a very personal, dynamic meditation on the current global refugee crisis through the eyes and voices of campaigners and children mixing past and present, documentary and drama in its reflection on the importance of human rights. The piece was ... more

Secret Scripture, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Based on Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel, the latest film from director Jim Sheridan draws us into a woman's mysterious story, long hidden by time and trauma. Starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, and Eric Bana, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a powerful story of love, loss, and belated redemption. Roseanne McNulty ... more

Wonder Wheel

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

ADVANCE SCREENING with Thread Den Wednesday December 6th – 6.30pm Includes piccolo. Tickets on sale below. Enjoy a piccolo of sparkling, a 1950s vintage hair and beauty demonstration in cinema from Thread Den, and be the first to see the new film from Woody Allen! Dress up in your favourite 50s gear ... more

Cinema Fiasco: Invasion of the Bee Girls

Opening Date: Friday, 8 Dec 2017

A spate of mysterious deaths in a small California community is investigated by an FBI agent who discovers the victims, all male, have been exhausted to death during sex. The culprit behind these shenanigans is a queen bee in human form who transforms frumpy housewives into glamorous bee girls and ... more

Celebration of John Clarke, A

Opening Date: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017

Presented by Cinema Nova and Readings. Tuesday December 12 – 6.15pm. A celebratory event, looking at the life and work of the legendary satirist/actor/writer/comedian and Nova favourite John Clarke, who sadly passed away this year. Clarke’s daughter Lorin, an ABC radio regular, author, script editor and theatre-maker, will chat ... more

Slack Bay

Opening Date: Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini mix it up for laughs in the latest Cannes entry from Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker continuing to trade his former heavyweight formalism for the absurdity and slapstick he revelled in with the great Li’l Quinquin. Breezily mining the class divide for bizarro comedy, ... more

Florida Project, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, the latest film from Sean Baker (Tangerine) is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and ... more

Paddington 2

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Everyone’s favourite bear from darkest Peru returns for another madcap and kind-hearted caper through London. Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington (winsomely voiced by Ben Wishaw) is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in ... more

Love Actually

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Dec 2017

Join us for a Christmas Eve screening of Richard Curtis' beloved Yuletide romance which follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan ... more

Breathe

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

The directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis, BREATHE is a sweeping romantic drama starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, based on the true story of a woman who wouldn’t allow her husband to give up on his extraordinary life. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ... more

Call Me by Your Name

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER at 7.15pm Nova Plus hosts an 80s party event and advance screening! Celebrate the release of Luca Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed tale of first love set in the beautiful northern Italian countryside at the height of summer, in the early 1980s. Dress up in your favourite 80s apparel, ... more

Doctor Who Christmas Special: Twice Upon a Time!

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

This Christmas, the Doctor comes face to face with ... the Doctor! The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who, “Twice Upon a Time,” is coming to cinemas featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Filch in the Harry ... more

Downsizing

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. ... more

Just to Be Sure

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

The breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, where it premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight to multiple standing ovations, writer/director Carine Tardieu’s charming romantic comedy JUST TO BE SURE is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found. When 45-year-old widower Erwan (François Damiens) ... more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Opening Date: Monday, 1 Jan 2018

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell star in the new film from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, a black as pitch comedy about a mother demanding justice from an ill-equipped and hostile rural police force. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred ... more

Darkest Hour

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces ... more

Cinema Fiasco: New Year's Evil

Opening Date: Friday, 12 Jan 2018

Diane Sullivan is a new wave punk singer and the host of a televised New Year’s Eve rock concert. During the broadcast, she starts receiving phone calls from a serial killer whose evil plan is to kill someone every time the clock strikes midnight in each American time zone. Guess ... more

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Revoiced)

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

The magic of Studio Ghibli is continued in the outstanding first feature film from Studio Ponoc, a new animation house founded by former Ghibli staff, including director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There). Adapted from the novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, the film centres on Mary, a ... more

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Subtitled)

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

The magic of Studio Ghibli is continued in the outstanding first feature film from Studio Ponoc, a new animation house founded by former Ghibli staff, including director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty, When Marnie Was There). Adapted from the novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, the film centres on Mary, a ... more

Shape of Water, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

Guillermo del Toro weaves an extraordinary fairy tale of love, desire and monsters in the overwhelmingly gorgeous creature feature THE SHAPE OF WATER. Sally Hawkins stars as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaner in a secret high-security government laboratory in the midst of 1960s Cold War paranoia. ... more

Faces Places

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. French language, English subtitles ... more

Sweet Country

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) crafts a masterful western set in the Northern Territory in 1929, following the pursuit of an Indigenous man accused of murdering a white landowner that is inspired by true events. Sam (Hamilton Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for preacher Fred Smith (Sam Neill). ... more

Wound, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Feb 2018

Nova Exclusive! A man’s sense of identity is rocked as secrets are revealed during a sacred rite performed by the Xhosa people of South Africa in this dramatic look into an ancient culture battling against contemporary sensibilities. Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his ... more

Cinema Fiasco: Konga

Opening Date: Friday, 9 Feb 2018

The only thing that excites Cinema Fiasco’s hosts more than a man in a gorilla suit is Michael Gough at his scenery-chewing best and, in KONGA, you get the best of both worlds. Lost in the jungles of Africa (after a hilariously staged plane crash), a mad scientist discovers a ... more

Lady Bird

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Feb 2018

Greta Gerwig’s impressive directorial debut stars Saoirse Ronan as a seventeen year old desperate to get away from her Californian town and Catholic high school in order to be somebody – she’s just not quite sure what kind of somebody she wants to be yet. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson dreams of ... more

Fantastic Woman, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Feb 2018

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Spanish language, English subtitles ... more

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. ... more

Party, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London ... more

Square, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

From Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund comes the Palme d'Or winning satire The Square. A poignant reflection of our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain age - Ostlund's comedy stars Claes Bang as Christian, the respected ... more

Human Flow

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Mar 2018

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. ... more

Kangaroo

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Mar 2018

A film that reveals the unsettling truth about Australia's love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. ... more

Death of Stalin, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

March to hilarious victory behind the banner of our glorious leader in satire Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) as he applies his gift for backstage political chaos to Soviet Russia and the power vacuum created by the demise of dictator Joseph Stalin. The USSR is thrown into chaos ... more

Breath

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018

Based on Tim Winton's award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. ... more

Chappaquiddick

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. ... more

On Chesil Beach

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon. ... more

Wife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in a critically acclaimed drama about the implications of living in another's shadow. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he'll be receiving a prestigious award. ... more

NT Live: Peter Pan

Opening Date: Saturday, 2 Dec 2017

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell ... more

Met Opera: Exterminating Angel, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 9 Dec 2017

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ... more

Met Opera: Tosca

Opening Date: Saturday, 10 Feb 2018

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. ... more

NT Live: Follies

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Feb 2018

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to ... more

Met Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Mar 2018

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and ... more

RSC: Twelfth Night

Opening Date: Saturday, 10 Mar 2018

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Starring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson. ... more

NT Live: Young Marx

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Mar 2018

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team ... more

Everyone's a Critic (Melbourne Food and Wine Festi

Opening Date: Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018

A special event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Bringing together fine food lovers and aspiring food critics with Melbourne’s hottest chef Andreas Papadakis! At the Nova Bar and Kitchen, we think sharing fine food, wine and discussion (and movies, of course!) brings people together. Meet like-minded foodies, celebrate your ... more

Met Opera: Bohème, La

Opening Date: Saturday, 31 Mar 2018

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, ... more

NT Live: Julius Caesar

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. ... more

Met Opera: Semiramide

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Apr 2018

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king ... more

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Opening Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018

Sienna Miller stars in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by Aussie local Benedict Andrews, based on Tennessee Williams’ classic play. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the ... more

RSC: Macbeth

Opening Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusac. ... more

Met Opera: Così fan tutte

Opening Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss ... more

Met Opera: Luisa Miller

Opening Date: Saturday, 16 Jun 2018

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt ... more

Met Opera: Cendrillon

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she ... more

RSC: Romeo and Juliette

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Aug 2018

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for ... more

RSC: Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 6 Oct 2018

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies ... more

Wonderstruck

Opening Date: Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. ... more