Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked snack bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, arthouse to kids, new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May
Behind The Beautiful Forevers (Exempt)
National Theatre Live: Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood. Tickets $25 (Concession $23). Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Meera Syal Directed by Rufus Norris Play by David Hare.
A ground-breaking film experience about love and marriage, told in two parts. The story follows Eleanor and Conor who are young, in love, and eager to start building their life together, when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that they hold close to their hearts. As they struggle to cope, they discover within themselves and each other strength and a capacity for forgiveness that may keep their love - and dreams - alive. Watch the trailer here
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain. Director: Ned Benson.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (MA15+)
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, a stunningly crafted black-and-white world riddled with random events and flawed people that takes its visual cues from Sin City and the early films of Jim Jarmusch. Sheila Vand stars as The Girl, a sassy loner who roams the streets on a skateboard she stole from a kid. The unsuspecting object of her affections is Arash, a handsome James Dean-type who is dealing with his own family issues. In the off-kilter world they inhabit, a touching and unconventional relationship develops. Watch the trailer here
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour.
Kolia lives in a coastal village near the Barents Sea in northern Russia, running an auto-repair shop from the garage of his childhood home, shared with young wife Lilya and his teenage son from a previous marriage. But Vadim Sergeyich, the imperious town Mayor, has slapped a compulsory acquisition order on Kolia's prime land, earmarking the site for a development of undetermined but dubious funding. To Sergeyich's great surprise, Kolia enlists the help of ex-army friend Dmitri, now a hotshot lawyer from Moscow. Dmitri has uncovered some highly incriminating evidence that he believes will force the Mayor to back down, even if he has secrets of his own. Soon tempers and passions are inflamed, events spiral out of control, and lives are placed at stake. Watch the trailer here
Alexey Serbryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov. Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev.
A Little Chaos (M)
The world's greatest landscape architect - Le Notre, designer of the Versailles gardens - is unfulfilled in love. Madame Sabine de Bara is pioneering and fiercely independent - her visionary ideas for design seem anarchic to King Louis' formal court. It takes a little chaos for nature to blossom and love to heal and ignite. Watch the trailer here
Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts. Director: Alan Rickman.
Met Opera: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard's Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. Tickets $28 (Concession $23).
Anna Netrebko, Nadja Michael, Piotr Beczala, Mikhail Petrenko. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Production: Mariusz Treliński.