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the-promise125Drama/History/Romance
Saturday 12 August, 7pm

The Promise (M)

Empires fall, love survives. Set in 1914, during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle involving Michael, a brilliant medical student (Oscar Isaac), and the beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor Ana (Charlotte Le Bon). Their attraction explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend (Christian Bale), an American photojournalist who’s dedicated to exposing the truth.
As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred as they join forces to get themselves and their people to safety. Inspired by the true events, and set against the background of the Armenian genocide, The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).

 

DUNKIRK125Action and Adventure/Drama
Saturday 19 August, 7pm

Dunkirk (M)

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight Trilogy) directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk before German forces can take hold. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.
Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with long time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.

 

neruda125Crime/Drama/History
Sunday 20 August, 7pm

Neruda (MA 15+)

A glorious mix of history and imagination, Neruda is the enthralling new film from award-winning director Pablo Larraín, a lavishly mounted and grandly entertaining depiction of the manhunt for exiled Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda.
It’s 1948, and the Cold War has reached Chile. Following the President’s outlawing of communism, Neruda (Luis Gnecco,) and his artist wife Delia (Mercedes Morán) are forced into hiding. Beloved by the populace, they slip underground and are pursued by incompetent, vainglorious police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal), hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the country’s most infamous fugitive.
Whilst life on the run holds little charm for the cultured and hedonistic Neruda, he uses the opportunity to reinvent his work and life, leaving clues for his pursuer designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse even more dangerous and thrilling. Thwarting Peluchonneau at every turn, it’s almost as if the detective is the man Neruda would have written to chase himself…
Blending visual grandeur and literary wit, Neruda is a beguiling reinvention of the ‘standard’ cinematic biography. Gripping, funny and ingeniously conceived, this is undoubtedly Larraín’s finest achievement

 

agog-125Foreign Film Festival
Friday 1 September, 7pm
Saturday 2 September, all day

Agog! A Feast of Foreign Films

Agog! A Feast of Foreign Films, returns to the James Theatre Dungog on 1 and 2 September 2017.
Starting at 7pm on Friday 1 September with hit French film Monsieur Chocolat, about the life and career of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, Agog continues with four films on Saturday 2 September, commencing at 11am.
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 August 15 – 10% discount on bookings
All five films regular price – $70
Single films – $15
Supper behind the Screen $30
(A small booking fee is also charged at the time of purchase.)

The full program is:
7pm, Friday 1 September – Monsieur Chocolat (M), France
11am, Saturday 2 September – Perfect Strangers (M), Italy
1.30pm, Saturday 2 September – Chicken People (PG), US
3.30pm, Saturday 2 September – A Man Called Ove (M), Sweden
6.00pm, Saturday 2 September – Supper behind the Screen
7.30pm, Saturday 2 September – The Trip to Spain (M), UK

For full program information ckick here.

 

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JAMES CALENDAR

August

  • 12 Sat 7pm
    Drama/History/Romance
    'The Promise' (M)
  • 19 Sat 7pm
    Action and Adventure/Drama
    'Dunkirk' (M)
  • 20 Sun 7pm
    Crime/Drama/History
    ‘Neruda' (MA 15+)

September

  • 1 Fri 7pm
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    ‘Monsieur Chocolat' (M)
  • 2 Sat 11am
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    ‘Perfect Strangers' (M)
  • 2 Sat 1.30pm
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    ‘Chicken People' (PG)
  • 2 Sat 3.30pm
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    ‘A Man Called Ove' (M)
  • 2 Sat 6pm
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    Agog Supper behind the Screen
  • 2 Sat 7.30pm
    AGOG Foreign Film Festival
    ‘The Trip to Spain' (M)
Entertaining Dungog, a history of the James Theatre, available now.