The remarkable true story set in the summer of 2014. World War II veteran, Bernard Jordan, stages a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world. Bernie seemed to embody the defiant "can-do" spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. Bernie’s Big Adventure only spanned a mere 48 hours, but it also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (played by Glenda Jackson, who passed shortly after production concluded) – the story celebrates their love with a touching sincerity.
Jonathan Glazer’s (Under the Skin) breath-stopping Cannes award-winner and five time Academy Award nominee, is a hypnotic and strikingly original film that dismantles human darkness in the face of evil. The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. BAFTA winner for Best Non-English Film and nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best International Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director.
Oscar Animated Shorts is a special release of the 2024 Oscar nominated short films in Animation that will be showing on the big screen for one time only at Mount Vic Flicks. See them all before the Academy Awards on March 11 (AEDT)!
Oscar Live Action Shorts is a special release of the 2024 Oscar nominated short films in Live Action that will be showing on the big screen for one time only at Mount Vic Flicks. See them all before the Academy Awards on March 11 (AEDT)!
A powerful debut for Molly Manning Walker, How to Have Sex authentically captures female adolescence and friendship with sobering effervescence. Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday - drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, How to Have Sex is a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship.
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding. When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.
“I’d love to see you in the moonlight with your head thrown back and your body on fire.” Get swept away by the stunning 4K restoration of one of the most erotic sapphic romances to ever grace our screens. Long considered a pivotal addition to the LGBTIQ+ canon.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mariusz Treliński’s new staging, which sets the grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife in a contemporary world and makes extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The staging not only marks the company’s first new production of the work in nearly 30 years but also the first time that Live in HD audiences can experience Verdi’s gripping tragedy.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this eclectic collection of some of the best short films from this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival!
Jules’ entire life falls apart after he’s the victim of a violent gay bashing whilst in drag. Months later, a vulnerable Jules spots his attacker at a gay sauna. When it becomes clear the deeply-closeted Preston doesn’t recognise him out of drag, Jules makes a split-second decision to pursue him, setting in motion a tense game of cat and mouse. As he dives deeper into Preston’s world of power plays, drug dealing and performative masculinity, how far is Jules willing to go to get revenge?
This quirky documentary follows octogenarian Isla, whose straight-shooting and funny personality (and love for horse driving carriages) makes her a local hero. Isla lives with her girlfriend on a farm in regional South Australia – though she still calls herself a widow, having raised four children with a man. Taking care of a family in economically tough times, and having come out later in life, Isla is resilient and rebellious in this heartwarming and humorous portrait of an older woman living an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.
Reel Rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand in March 2024 with four fantastic new films featuring Josh Wharton, Vince Anderson, Angie Scarth-Johnson, Hazel Findlay, Sachi Amma, Danyil Boldyrev, Matt Groom, Ksenia Zakharova, plus Chris Sharma, Matty Hong, Steve House, Tommy Caldwell, and more!
From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.
Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
Where and how women choose to birth matters. Born At Home takes viewers on a journey to understand what it takes to have a positive and transformative birth experience. Featuring insights from women's personal birth stories, midwives, medical professionals and researchers, the film explores the importance of an undisturbed hormonal flow, the benefits of continuity of carer, why the birthing environment matters and ultimately how homebirth may just be the key to reclaiming this amazing rite of passage.
A celebration of the most iconic - and much missed - homegrown star of the 21st century, Back to Black tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, Back to Black honours Amy's artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.
See the film that inspired James Cameron and his smash hit, Titanic! A Night to Remember remains the clearest, most honourable cinematic depiction of the Titanic disaster. Directed by Roy Ward Baker, the film is based on Walter Lord’s book of the same name and follows the events of the disaster in a chronological and detailed manner. The film’s attention to historical accuracy and the use of real footage of the ship, makes it the definitive recreation of the night. Popular cocktails from the Edwardian period will be available on the night and dressing up will be met with delight and a free choc top!
Based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare, Gounod’s sumptuous operatic adaptation traces the universally known tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families. A pair of artists at the peak of their vocal powers, soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim headline in the title roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores.
Golda is a ticking-clock thriller sharing the intensely dramatic events, high-stake responsibilities, and controversial decisions that Meir – also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel’ – faced during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Her actions, in impossible circumstances, would ultimately decide the fate of millions of lives.
Puccini’s bittersweet love story, which follows an elegant woman from high society and an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess, stars soprano Angel Blue as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero. The rarely performed opera returns to the Met for the first time in more than a decade in Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of 1920s French Riviera.
From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.
The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas. The Met’s beloved production by Academy Award–winning film director Anthony Minghella returns, using traditional Bunraku puppetry and Japanese theatrical techniques to beautifully tell the story, which is set in the port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century.
Narrated by Jonny Moseley, All Time dives deep into elements that Warren himself first identified as the stuff of which snowy dreams are made. From the birth of ski towns like Sun Valley and Aspen to icons and innovators like the original hotdoggers, the film brings the best of seven decades along with humour and inspiration from today - featuring Maine’s finest athlete, Donny Pelletier, and the next generation of skiers and riders at Woodward Park City.
2024 marks the tenth year of the RunNation Film Festival. The festival is an original, inspiring event attended by running celebrities, thousands of runners and non-runners around Australia, New Zealand and many parts of the world. We receive film submissions from Australia and across the globe and curate them into an incredible two-hour screening. It is not just about running; It is about celebrating the human spirit, using running as a storytelling medium.
The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is a travelling roadshow of the best fly fishing films in the world. Through a submission process, films are selected to bring some of the best content to the big screen in your hometown. The F3T is more than just the film, our shows aim to create community, inspire, encourage and support conservation efforts worldwide. Each evening is complete with a live emcee, raffle and door prizes from our premium sponsors, local fly shops and more.
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is back for its 8th season bringing you a selection of new short films that celebrate the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. Every year, our unique films are carefully chosen to show awesome women achieving their personally adventurous goals. Being adventurous doesn't always mean being the fastest, going the highest, or doing the most extreme things. Adventure for most of us is stepping outside our comfort zone and climbing our own Everest. The films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports around the world.
Climbing Film Tour 2024 is a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience, showcasing the most captivating Australian vertical adventures on the global stage. More details coming soon!
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