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Saturday 8 June, 7 pm

Top End Wedding (M)

Join us for the wedding event of the year! From the makers of The Sapphires comes Top End Wedding, a heart-warming romantic comedy set against the splendour of the Northern Territory.
Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just 10 days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. But Lauren’s mother has gone missing, experiencing a midlife crisis. In order to find her, the couple goes on a fantastic road trip across northern Australia. Along the way they find fulfilment for their own personal journeys through the wild beauty of the landscapes and the unbeatable charm of the characters that they meet along the way. But will they finally recover Lauren’s mother and pursue their dream wedding?
Starring Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox and Miranda Tapsell, and directed by Wayne Blair.
Say ‘I do’ at the James on June 8.

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Saturday 15 June, 7 pm

The Hustle (M)

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson’s talent for physicality and Hathaway’s withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naïve tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).

Musical Fantasy Adventure
Saturday 22 June, 3 pm

Aladdin (PG)

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin stars Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; and Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice (The Lion King) and includes new music written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Promotional image ©2019 Disney

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AGOG

Agog! A Feast of Foreign Films, returns to the James Theatre Dungog on 5 and 6 July 2019.

Starting at 7pm on Friday 5 July with the highly acclaimed Cold War (M), Agog continues with four great new release European films on Saturday 18 August, commencing at 10.30am. Our famous Supper behind the Screen also returns, prior to the final film on Saturday night.

Tickets are now available to purchase online here, and get in fast for the early bird special. Ticket prices are:
Early bird until June 14 – 10% discount on bookings
All five films – $75
Four Saturday Films – $60
Single films – $16
Supper behind the Screen $40
(A small booking fee is also charged at the time of purchase.)
Early bird until 14 June – 10% discount on bookings

The full program is:
7.00 pm, Friday 5 July – Cold War (M) Poland
10.30 am, Saturday 6 July – The Realm (M), Spain
2.00 pm, Saturday 6 July – The Guilty (M), Denmark
4.00 pm, Saturday 6 July – Family Photo (M), France
6.00 pm, Saturday July – Supper behind the Screen
7.30 pm, Saturday 6 July – Woman at War (M), Iceland

Get more information on the films here

Comedy
Saturday 13 July, 3 pm

Men in Black: International (CTC)

The galaxy’s greatest threat comes from within. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.
Directed by F. Gary Gray

Animation/ Adventure
Thursday 18 July, 11 am

Toy Story 4 (PG)

Featuring the voices of Tony Hale and Tom Hanks as Forky and Woody, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ventures in to the James Theatre this July school holidays.
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realise that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
©2019 Disney

Animation/ Adventure
Saturday 20 July, 3 pm

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child. On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max’s favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets out on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.
Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce this sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. The cast includes Harrison Ford, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Garth Jennings, Jenny Slate, and Tiffany Haddish.

Drama/Music
Saturday 20 July, 7 pm

Rocketman (M)

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the spectacular journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational tale – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable saga of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

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JAMES CALENDAR

June

  • 8 Sat 7 pm
    Comedy/Romance
    Top End Wedding (M)
  • 15 Sat 7 pm
    Comedy
    The Hustle (M)
  • 22 Sat 3 pm
    Musical/Fantasy/Adventure
    Aladdin (PG)

July

  • 5 Fri 7 pm
    AGOG
    Drama/Music/Romance
    Cold War (M)
  • 6 Sat 10.30 am
    AGOG
    Drama/Thriller
    The Realm (M)
  • 6 Sat 2 pm
    AGOG
    Thriller
    The Guilty (M)
  • 6 Sat 4 pm
    AGOG
    Drama/Comedy
    Family Photo (M)
  • 6 Sat 7.30 pm
    AGOG
    Drama/Action/Thriller
    Woman at War (M)
  • 13 Sat 3 pm
    Comedy
    Men in Black: International (CTC)
  • 18 Thurs 11 am
    Animation/ Adventure
    Toy Story 4 (PG)
  • 20 Sat 3 pm
    Animation/ Adventure
    The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
  • 20 Sat 7 pm
    Drama/Music
    Rocketman (M)
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