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JULY MOVIE SELECTION TIME
Tell us what movies you want to attend in July

It’s easy – Review the movies and select the ones you want to see. The more people who want to see a movie the more likely we will show it.


Tuesdays in June – 11, 18, 25 • 6–7pm

EXPERIMENTAL MOVEMENT

free form dance ‧ intergenerational ‧ mental wellness

Shake out that dance party in your head. Join us each week when the lights go out and the beats take over at our unique experimental uninhibited dance party in the dark. Unleash your inner Dancing Queen at James Theatre for just one hour 6-7 PM on Tuesdays ($5).

Presented by Paterson Allyn Williams Science and Ideas Hub – Tuesday nights during school term.

Saturday 15 June, 4pm + 7pm

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA (MA15+)

Action/Adventure ‧ 2h 28m

Anya Taylor-Joy leads this ensemble cast in the origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in Fury Road.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets available at the door: Adult $15 Children $10 Family $40 (2A + 2C)

Saturday 22 June, 3pm

IF (PG)

Family/Comedy ‧ 1h 48m

If you missed the first screening this is your chance to catch a great family film!

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets available at the door: Adult $15 Children $10 Family $40 (2A + 2C)
** If you attended the first screening please let the ticket booth person know so you can claim your Special Kiosk Treat of popcorn or bag of lollies. Tickets from the first screening can be redeemed at this or any other Friends’ movie screening.

Saturday 29 June, 4pm + 7pm

MAD ABOUT THE BOY: THE NOEL COWARD STORY (PG)

Documentary ‧ 1h 31m

An exploration of Coward’s expansive career which features credits across the stage and screen, including Brief Encounter, Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives.

Sir Noël Coward grew up in poverty and left school when he was only nine years old and yet by the age of 30, he was the highest paid writer in the world, and a star on the Broadway stage.

And if that wasn’t enough, he was also a spy during the Second World War! Against all odds, Sir Noël Coward became the most successful multi-talented artist of the Twentieth Century. He defined an era and led an extraordinary life. This is his inspirational story told in his own words and music, and unique home movies.

The film features Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Maggie Smith, Harold Pinter, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Sir Michael Caine and Lucille Ball. It is narrated by Alan Cumming, with Rupert Everett as the voice of Sir Noël Coward.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets available at the door: Adult $15 Children $10 Family $40 (2A + 2C)

Sunday 14 July, Bastille Day
2pm Canapés + 3pm movie

THE TASTE OF THINGS (PG)
(La Passion de Dodin Bouffant)

French with English subtitles
Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 16m

A Simmering, sensual film by renowned French-Vietnamese Director Tran Anh Hung who won The Best Director at 76th Cannes Film Festival.

Set in 1880’s France, Juliette Binoche plays the role as Cook for her employer, the Gourmand chef, played by Benoit Magimel.

The film shows an effortless intimacy and respect in their working relationship in the kitchen and dining experience. The film draws the parallel between the sensual experiences of food and those of the flesh. The story unfolds to reveal an unconventional, mature and tender relationship.

This film was chosen as the French entry for the Best International Feature Film for the 96th Academy Awards.

This film is brought to you by Dungog-Clarence Town CWA

Tickets available at the door: Adult $25 includes canapés and movie.
OR Advance bookings are available through Trybooking – click here.

Sunday 21 July, 2–4pm

PALESTINE UNDER SIEGE (MA15+)

Documentary ‧ 1h film plus Q+A

Shot in Palestine in the West Bank and in Jerusalem in June and July 2023, this recently completed documentary features Australians, Dr Peter Slezak UNSW Honorary Associate Professor of Philosophy and his two companions, Rand Darwish, Australian Palestinian student and former Greens Senator, Lee Rhiannon.

The filmmakers  spent time talking to Palestinians and Jews in Lebanon and Palestine on the themes of the 1948 Nakba, settler colonialism and the apartheid nature of the Israeli state.

The film is 60 minutes in length, and will be followed by Q and A.

This film is brought to you by Lyne For Yes

FREE event. Donations at the door, appreciated.
All money raised will be donated to Dare To Struggle Films project. Thereby, creating a space of the Palestinian voice to be heard.


COMING SOON – SAVE THE DATE!

AGOG a feast of foreign films

Fri 30/Sat 31 August

Friday 30 August – Opening night
LA CHIMERA
Italy/Switzerland/France (M) Adventure/Romance 2h 13min

Saturday 31 August – Morning
FALLEN LEAVES
Finland (M) (2023) Romance/Comedy 1h 21m

Saturday after lunch
SUBTRACTION
Iran (M) Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 47m

Saturday afternoon
THE MONK AND THE GUN
Bhutan (PG) Drama ‧ 1h 47m

Saturday evening – closing film
THE PRESIDENT’S WIFE
France 2023 (M) ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 1h 32m


HIRE THE ICONIC JAMES THEATRE

The James Theatre is available for hire for film, music or dramatic events or for weddings, parties, dances, educational uses or meetings. The auditorium of the James Theatre is large and can be divided up for more intimate performances or to provide a separate refreshment area.

For enquiries and inspections of the Theatre, please use the form on the Contact Us page

June

  • FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA (MA15+)
    Action/Adventure ‧ 2h 28m
    15 Sat, 4pm
  • FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA (MA15+)
    Action/Adventure ‧ 2h 28m
    15 Sat, 7pm
  • EXPERIMENTAL MOVEMENT
    Dance/Movement ‧ 1hr
    18 Tue, 6pm
  • IF (PG)
    Family/Comedy ‧ 1h 48m
    22 Sat, 3pm
  • EXPERIMENTAL MOVEMENT
    Dance/Movement ‧ 1hr
    25 Tue, 6pm
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY: THE NOEL COWARD STORY (PG)
    Documentary ‧ 1h 31m
    29 Sat, 4pm
  • MAD ABOUT THE BOY: THE NOEL COWARD STORY (PG)
    Documentary ‧ 1h 31m
    29 Sat, 7pm

July

  • THE TASTE OF THINGS (PG)
    Romance/Drama ‧ 2h 16m
    14 Sun, 2pm
  • PALESTINE UNDER SIEGE (MA15+)
    Documentary ‧ 1h film plus Q+A
    21 Sun, 2pm