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Fantasy/Adventure
Saturday 26 October, 3 pm

Abominable (PG)

When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends Jin and Peng name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of both Burnish, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson), if they are to help Everest get home.

Drama/Bio
Saturday 26 October, 7.30 pm

Sunday 27 October, 3 pm

Ride Like a Girl (PG)

Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.
As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — the world’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle was raised by single father, Paddy. She left school at 15 to become a jockey and found her feet after early failures, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ended her dream. With the love of her dad and her brother, Michelle did not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.
Starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill, this is the directorial debut from actor Rachel Griffiths.

Comedy/Drama/Music
Saturday 16 November, 7.30 pm

Blinded by the Light (PG)

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama Blinded by the Light, set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.
Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll, Blinded by the Light is directed by Gurinder Chadha from a screenplay written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges.

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JAMES CALENDAR

October

  • 26 Sat 3 pm
    Fantasy, Adventure
    Abominable (PG)
  • 26 Sat 7.30 pm
    Drama/Bio
    Ride Like a Girl (PG)
  • 27 Sun 3 pm
    Drama/Bio
    Ride Like a Girl (PG)

November

  • 16 Sat 7.30 pm
    Comedy/Drama/Music
    Blinded by the Light (PG)
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