Current Films

Tickets are $14.00 across the board, not bad eh!

Rory's Way (The Etruscan Smile)

Rating: M Offensive language & sexual references

Running time: 1hr 47mins

STARTS 18 JULY
Brian Cox is a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and to get medical treatment in the States in this drama. Moving in with his estranged son, he sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.

Ophelia

Rating: M Violence

Running time: 1hr 46mins

Daisy Ridley is the title character in this retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Co-stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude.

"Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen’s brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia, finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family for good. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie." (Sundance Film Festival)

Heavy Water

Rating: M Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 35mins

STARTS 25 JULY - LIMITED SEASON!
Documentary exploring the evolution of surfing, with big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu's North Shore, Fletcher and other surf and skateboard legends share insights into sport. Promises "a voyage through the eyes of the surfing community that delves deep into the mind-set of the board sports culture and its roots, culminating in a spectacular, never-before-performed stunt, which once again raises the bar of what is possible."

Lost and Found

Rating: M Offensive language & sexual references

Running time: 1hr 36mins

Everyone is looking for something or someone.

Irish portmanteau comedy weaving seven interconnecting stories set in and around a lost and found office of an Irish train station. All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found with characters that come in and out of each other's lives.

Girl

Rating: R16 Sex scenes, sexual themes, nudity, self-harm & content that may disturb

Running time: 1hr 45mins

Lara, a 15-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina moves cities with her family to attend a prestigious dance school. The physical and emotional strains of perfecting the art are coupled with the fact that Lara is burdened by being born a boy. Girl is an unnerving look at the adolescent frustrations Lara faces.

This is Lukas Dhont's feature debut and was nominated for the Queen Palm at Cannes.

Little Woods

Rating: M Offensive language, low level violence & threatening behaviour

Running time: 1hr 45mins

Nia DaCosta's debut feature, nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, follows two down-and-out estranged sisters trying to make ends meet.

"Ollie (Tessa Thompson, Creed) is just getting by in economically depressed Little Woods, a fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind her, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (Lily James, Baby Driver), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex (James Badge Dale, The Departed) ... As both bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score." (Tribeca Film Festival)

Mulholland Drive

FAR OUT FILM NIGHT
Tuesday 30 July, 7pm, $10 cash

Mulholland Drive (2001)

It tells the story of . . . well, there's no way to finish that sentence. . . .
David Lynch's dreamlike and mysterious classic MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a twisty neo-noir adventure with an unconventional structure. The film features a mesmerising performance from Naomi Watts as an aspirating actor in the dark fringes of Hollywood.

Widely considered Lynch's finest film, many critics who were previously unimpressed with the director's work have conceded that he finally hit his target with this masterpiec.

MULHOLLAND DRIVE was named the best film of the decade by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Cahiers du cinéma, IndieWire, Slant Magazine, Reverse Shot, The Village Voice and Time Out New York.

In the British Film Institute's 2012 Sight & Sound poll, MULHOLLAND DRIVE was ranked the 28th greatest film ever made. Having received 40 critics' votes, it is one of only two films from the 21st century to be included in the list. In a 2015 BBC poll, it was ranked 21st among all American films. The following year, MULHOLLAND DRIVE was named as the greatest film of the 21st century in a poll conducted by BBC Culture.


Support the Girls

Rating: M Offensive language, sexual references & nudity

Running time: 1hr 33mins

STARTS 1 AUGUST
The filmmaker behind art comedies Computer Chess and Results follows the tight-knit staff at a dodgy sports bar.

"Lisa (Regina Hall) is the general manager at Double Whammies, a dodgy sports bar where the waitresses must dress in revealing clothing, and deal with the leering clientele. Despite the circumstances, Lisa loves her staff and the customers and has an infectious optimism. She is also fiercely protective of her employees, helping them deal with absent babysitters, money problems and abusive boyfriends. The film takes in one particularly awful day that cruelly tests Lisa’s optimism."