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Battle of the Sexes

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

ADVANCE SCREENING - tickets only $11.50 Friday September 22nd – 7.00pm. On sale below. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, two tennis champions who in 1973 participated in a 'woman vs man' match that would transfix the globe and play an integral role in the ... more

Heal the Living

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

Nova Exclusive! Twenty four hours following two families faced with a life-changing decision in the aftermath of an unthinkable tragedy, HEAL THE LIVING is director Katell Quillévéré’s superbly eloquent drama. In the port city of Le Havre, a young surfer called Simon is involved in a serious car accident. His parents ... more

Final Portrait

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

“That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.” - Alberto Giacometti In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey ... more

Song to Song

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

Terrence Malick directs a star cast in a swooning romantic drama of two intersecting love triangles set within the American live music scene. Set against the Austin music scene in Texas, the film swirls around two entangled couples. BV (Ryan Gosling) is a struggling songwriter in a relationship with a similarly ... more

Room, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 7 Oct 2017

MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all - a beautiful fiancée, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotion in the works. But Lisa, (Juliette ... more

Beautiful Fantastic, This

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

A must-watch for all green thumbs, THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC spins the tale of a reclusive, oddball young woman whose world expands when she transforms her garden with the help of a crotchety neighbour. Bella (Jessica Findlay Brown) lives a compulsive existence where everything in her life and home has a ... more

Good Time

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival. Celebrated filmmakers Josh and Ben Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine ... more

Tom of Finland

Opening Date: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! From filmmaker Dome Karukoski, TOM OF FINLAND is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Tuoko (Pekka Strang) finds no peace at home as ... more

Butterfly Tree, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin's mother. ... more

Wings (1927)

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

Nova Iconic! The first winner of the Best Film Academy Award, WINGS is a triumph of silent filmmaking, an exciting and thrilling wartime drama of two WWI flying aces and the girl who follows them to the battlefields of France. David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) and Jack Powell (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) ... more

Innuendo

Opening Date: Friday, 20 Oct 2017

A mysterious young woman travels to the opposite side of the world to try and escape her past in writer/director Saara Lamberg’s menacing thriller. Tuuli grew up in Finland within an oppressively religious family, and in the shadow of her angelic twin sister Suvi. Desperate to shed her history Tuuli travels ... more

Brigsby Bear

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

The Nova Film Club hosts an advance screening of BRIGSBY BEAR: Tuesday, 17 October at 6.45pm. Film passes, drink specials and conversations to follow in the Bar after the film - all included in the ticket price! Come and meet some new Novaphiles. Book now! A young man goes ... more

Midwife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

The new film from César-winning writer/director Martin Provost (Séraphine), THE MIDWIFE marks the remarkable pairing of two of French cinema’s most beloved stars, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot. Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a ... more

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Opening Date: Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

National Screening Day: Sunday 29 October, 11.00am. Tickets on sale now! *Share of proceeds go to Australian Geographic Society and Screens without Borders. Australian Geographic’s 2016 Adventurer of the Year, Michael Smith, discovered the delights and perils of true adventure in a solo circumnavigation in his tiny amphibious flying boat, Southern ... more

Loving Vincent

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

The world’s first fully painted feature film, LOVING VINCENT brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every frame of the film, totalling around 65,000, is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from around the world to the Loving Vincent studios ... more

Ornithologist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

Winner of the Best Director award at the Locarno Film Festival, João Pedro Rodrigues’ THE ORNITHOLOGIST is a visually-arresting and powerful journey into the Portuguese wilderness and beyond. An amateur birdwatcher, Fernando (Paul Hamy), is on an expedition in northern Portugal when he loses control of his kayak in the ... more

School Life

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

An observational documentary that follows the year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland, SCHOOL LIFE explores a truly unique learning environment. Headfort School, housed in an 18th century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and ... more

Brad's Status

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Nova Exclusive! Ben Stiller stars as a man in the midst of a middle-life quandary of success, failure, and overblown dreams in director Mike White’s biting comedy. Brad Sloan has a life that many would envy – a meaningful job, a loving family living in suburban Sacramento – but he has ... more

Detroit

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Advance Screening - Friday November 3 at 6.30pm Tickets only $11.50 and on sale below In the summer of 1967, Detroit’s African American population was at the mercy of a corrupt and racist white police force; discrimination impacted every aspect of their lives. The community was at breaking point, and a police ... more

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

The true story of William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character "Wonder Woman", and the controversy the comic generated in its earlier years. ... more

Killing of a Sacred Deer, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

The Nova Film Club hosts an advance screening of THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER: Wednesday 8 November at 6.30pm. Film passes, drink specials and conversations to follow in the Bar after the film - all included in the ticket price! Come and meet some new Novaphiles. Book ... more

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Opening Date: Friday, 17 Nov 2017

NOVA ICONIC! Encounter Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi classic as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a film that helped shape modern cinema as we know it. Fully restored and presented in high definition digital. Featuring a special 7-minute introduction to play before the film, including a brand-new interview with Steven ... more

Dogs in Space

Opening Date: Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

Special event screening featuring an introduction by Richard Lowenstein. Tickets include admission to the Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art! On sale now. DOGS IN SPACE is an iconic 1986 Australian film set in Melbourne's "Little Band" music scene in 1978. It was ... more

Teacher, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Jan Hřebejk, THE TEACHER is a wildly entertaining black comedy inspired by the true story of a Communist-era school teacher who manipulated her pupils and their families for unprecedented personal gain. The early 1980s, Czechoslovakia. At the start of a new term at a suburban high school, a ... more

Tulip Fever

Opening Date: Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

The western world was once throw into an absolute frenzy over one particular flower, and it’s against this background that a passionate, sensual affair unfolds in the erotic period drama TULIP FEVER. The 17th-century tulip mania is raging, and in Amsterdam painter Jan van Loos (Dane DeHaan) has been commissioned to ... more

Disaster Artist, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Based on Greg Sestero's memoir on the making of Tommy Wiseau's so-called "worst film of all time", The Room, James Franco's THE DISASTER ARTIST is among the most highly-anticipated films of 2017. Dave Franco stars as Greg, a handsome actor hoping to make it big in Los Angeles. Paired with another ... more

Man Who Invented Christmas, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

The journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other classic characters from "A Christmas Carol." The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjured up a timeless tale. ... more

Neon Spectrum, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Join the cast and crew for an in-cinema discussion following a one-off screening of THE NEON SPECTRUM! 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 Pies) returns with ... more

In This Corner of the World

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live. ... 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

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

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

Florida Project, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. ... more

Call Me by Your Name

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017

Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love) returns with his most dazzling film yet, a searing first love romance set in the hazy heat of a northern Italian summer in the 1980s. Elio (breakout newcomer Timothée Chalamet) is enjoying the summer at his family’s Italian estate when a new research ... more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Opening Date: Monday, 1 Jan 2018

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon , an immature mother's boy with ... more

Darkest Hour, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

During the early days of WWII, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds ... more

Shape of Water, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret ... more

Sweet Country

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jan 2018

A period western set on the Northern Territory frontier where justice itself is put on trial. ... more

Wife, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Feb 2018

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he'll be receiving a prestigious award. ... 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. ... 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

On Chesil Beach

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

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

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 3 Oct 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

Comedie Francaise: Cyrano de Bergerac

Opening Date: Saturday, 7 Oct 2017

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves… After Roméo and Juliet and The Misanthrope, France’s historical theatre stage la Comédie-Française will end its new cinema season with beloved classic Cyrano de Bergerac, ... more

NT Live: Yerma

Opening Date: Saturday, 14 Oct 2017

WINNER - Best Revival - 2017 Olivier Awards! WINNER - Best Actress (Billie Piper) - 2017 Olivier Awards! The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain, Doctor Who) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s ... more

Met Opera: Norma

Opening Date: Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and ... more

NT Live: Salome

Opening Date: Saturday, 4 Nov 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call ... more

Met Opera: Zauberflöte, Die

Opening Date: Saturday, 11 Nov 2017

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian ... more

Art on Screen: The British Museum presents Hokusai

Opening Date: Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

This fascinating cinema event, British Museum presents: Hokusai, is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, ... more

RSC: Coriolanus

Opening Date: Saturday, 18 Nov 2017

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles ... 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

Love Actually

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Dec 2017

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. ... 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

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

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

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

Westwind: Djalu's Legacy

Opening Date: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017

Yolngu warrior, shaman and father Djalu Gurruwiwi, with some help from global pop star Gotye, must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his culture. ... more

Muppets Most Wanted

Opening Date: Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

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