Doors open: 6.30pm
Movies begin: 7pm
Monday 19th June
(2016) MA 15+, 100 mins
Academy Awards 2017: Nominated Best Actress, Best Costume Design; Golden Globes 2017: Nominated Best Picture – Drama.
A searing portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s legacy.
Director: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
Monday 26th June *SPECIAL Q&A WITH DIRECTOR TREVOR GRAHAM *
(2016) M, 88 mins
AACTA 2016: Best Original Music Score in a Documentary; Australian Screen Sound Guild 2016: Best Achievement in Sound for a Documentary.
Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora follows his late father Georges’ journey. A contemporary art patron and restaurateur, Georges was also part of the French resistance during World War II. With his friend the mime Marcel Marceau, they saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise.
Director: Trevor Graham
Writer: Trevor Graham
Stars: Mirka Mora, Philippe Mora
Monday 17th July
(2016) M, 96 mins
César Awards 2017: Nominated Best First Film.
A witty, and ingeniously crafted comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences. A hairdresser meets a mysterious and lonely woman and becomes obsessed with learning all about her past. The biggest hit in the 27 year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Director: Julien Rappeneau
Writer: Julien Rappeneau
Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz
Monday 24th July
Academy Award for Best Picture 2017.
A poetic and graceful insight into the life of an African American boy with a soulful, gentle score adding to this feeling. The guns and drugs are there, but merely to set the scene, not to smother the otherwise extraordinary characters and story in the usual darkness and despair. At first glance, the film seems familiar, but look closer and you’ll discover a completely original experience, containing not a single weak performance, in one of the best films of the year.
Director: Nicholas Britel
Monday 31st July
A UNITED KINGDOM
For a movie about two people who loved each other so deeply, they risked losing everything to be together; their families, homes, even their countries. A United Kingdom is an inspiring film. Based on the true tory of the former king of Botswana and the British woman whose marriage in the late 1940s caused an international uproar.
Director: Amma Asante
Writers: Guy Hibbert (screenplay), Susan Williams (book)
Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
Monday 7th August
(2016) M, 127 mins
César Awards 2016: Winner Best Costume Design, Best Actress, Best Production Design, Best Sound.
Wealthy Marguerite Dumont loves to sing passionately for an avid crowd of friends and devotees. The only problem is she’s terrible! Marguerite is kept in the dark about her extreme lack of talent by her husband and butler. However, an unexpected rave review leads her to plan a public recital – so how can the charade possibly continue?
Directors: Xavier Giannoli
Writers: Marcia Roman & Xavier Giannoli
Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marion, Michel Fau
Monday 14th August
SOME LIKE IT HOT
Academy Award Orry-Kelly Costume (Local boy from Kiama).
Down on their luck jazz musicians Joe (Tony Curtis), and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) on the run from the Mob, flee Chicago with the all-girl band bound for Miami, posing as "Josephine", and "Daphne". Both men are taken with Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, (Marilyn Monroe) a vulnerable , boozy singer.
It's the legendary drag comedy, thats strictly hertothat bubbles from start to finish, with the best last line pun in cinema.
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Monday 21st August
THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
(2014) MA, 126 mins
Winner: Best Supporting Actress- Cesar Awards France/ Best actress & Best screenplay - Intl Cinephile Society Awards.
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
Screenwriter and Director: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chole Grace Moretz
Monday 27th August
(2016) M, 103 mins
Melbourne Intl Film Festival; Nominated Most Popular Feature Film
Director Lee Tamahori reunites with Once Were Warriors star Temuera Morrison.Based on the novel ‘Bulibasha’ by Witi Ihimaera, author of The Whale Rider, this is a tale of family rivaly and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Writers: John Collee (based on the novel ‘Bulibasha’ by Witi Ihimaera)
Cast: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty
Monday 3rd September
(2015) MA15+, 124 mins
Winner: European Film Awards, Best Film, 2015
From the director of A Grand Beauty-a retired orchestra conductor, his daughter and his film director best friend are on a holiday in the Alps, when he receives an invitation to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Director: Pauolo Sorrentino,
Writer: Katherine Thompson
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda