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All-the-Money-in-the-World125Drama/Crime/Thriller
Saturday 10 February, 7.30 pm

All the Money in the World (M)

J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.

Directed by Ridley Scott, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in Rome, 1973, and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

 

I-Tonya-poster125Drama/Sport/Bio
Saturday 17 February, 7.30 pm

I, Tonya (MA15+)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked–and chequered–glory.

 

breathe-poster125Drama/Romance
Sunday 18 February, 7 pm

Breathe (M)

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.
When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together – raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Their heart-warming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

 

Swinging-Safari125Comedy
Saturday 24 February, 7.30 pm

Swinging Safari (M)

SWINGING SAFARI is a colourful satire of a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood, in the height of a 1970s summer. The Comedy captures the innocence of an era of careless parenting, constant sunburn and suggestive adult behaviour.

From director, Stephan Elliott, who brought you The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, with an all-star Australian cast including Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce, SWINGING SAFARI is a celebration of the Australian summer combined with a healthy dose of nostalgia and laugh out loud comedy.
1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

 

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JAMES CALENDAR

February

  • 10 Sat 7.30 pm
    Drama/Crime/Thriller
    ‘All the Money in the World’ (MA 15+)
  • 17 Sat 7.30 pm
    Drama/Sport/Bio
    ‘I, Tonya’ (MA 15+)
  • 18 Sun 7 pm
    Drama/Romance
    ‘Breathe’ (M)
  • 24 Sat 7.30pm
    Drama/Comedy
    ‘Swinging Safari’ (M)
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