Sunday, 20 November, 7 pm
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (M)
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film shows how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, showcaseing The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Saturday 26 November, 7.30 pm
The Robert Langdon Series by master storyteller Dan Brown continues with this thriller directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, based on the 2013 novel of the same name. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has happened in the past few days. Suddenly, he finds himself the target of a manhunt. With the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) and his knowledge of symbology, he must foil a deadly global genocide scheme. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman (Ben Foster) from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half of the world’s population.
He follows clues in Dante’s Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and is taken to Florence and Venice, where he must race across a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science, all while solving the most intricate riddle he’s ever come across.
Saturday 3 December, 7.30
Doctor Strange (M)
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions.
When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Saturday 17 December, 2 pm and 7.30 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (M)
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling (in her screenwriting debut), Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is a prequel of the Harry Potter film series, and the ninth film instalment in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. We return to Harry Potter’s world long before he was born, to witness the adventures of Newt Scamander, the future author of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. 70 years before Newt’s book became required reading at Hogwarts, he travels to a land that even wizards find bizarre: America. Things quickly go wrong when the magical creatures he’s brought with him escape, forcing him to race across New York in the hope of recovering them. Take another journey to J.K. Rowling’s magical world for ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. We won’t be on the Hogwarts Express, though – it’s time for a new adventure.
Sunday 18 December, 7 pm
Hacksaw Ridge (MA 15+)
Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s latest directorial offering is being hailed as a masterpiece. It had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation. Hacksaw Ridge is an Australian-American World War II film written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on the book by Booton Herndon. It tells the true story of US Army medic Desmond T. Doss. Doss was a Christian conscientious objector who refused to bear arms, yet was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under enemy fire during the Battle of Okinawa. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Corr, and Rachel Griffiths, and was filmed in locations around New South Wales.
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