Coming Soon

Flatliners

28 September 2017 Drama-Sci-Fi starring Kiefer Sutherland. (M)

In FLATLINERS, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience.... more

Battle of the Sexes

28 September 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Elisabeth Shue. (PG)

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time.... more

Lipstick Under My Burkha

29 September 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Aahana Kumra. (MA15+)

Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion. In small-town India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young...... more

Blade Runner (1982)

Retro - One-off screening

29 September 2017 Sci-Fi-Thriller starring Harrison Ford. (M)

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.... more

2017 AFL Grand Final

30 September 2017 Sport (Not yet rated)

The 2017 AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and Adelaide Crows is being broadcast live to selected cinemas!... more

John le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley

Special Event - Two Screenings Only

30 September 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The...... more

Final Portrait

5 October 2017 Biography-Comedy starring Armie Hammer. (M)

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.... more

The Mountain Between Us

5 October 2017 Drama-Romance starring Idris Elba. (Not yet rated)

When their flight is delayed due to weather conditions, a woman engaged to be married and a busy surgeon take a charter flight to get home. When their plane crashes in a snowy wilderness, the two must work together to survive.... more

Blade Runner 2049

5 October 2017 Crime-Mystery starring Harrison Ford. (Not yet rated)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Office K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick...... more

What if it Works?

12 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Luke Ford. (Not yet rated)

Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder). As new neighbours in...... more

The Only Living Boy in New York

12 October 2017 Drama starring Kate Beckinsale. (M)

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father's mistress.... more

Blue

12 October 2017 Documentary (PG)

BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution.... more

Spice World

Special Event - 20th Anniversary

13 October 2017 Comedy-Music starring Melanie Brown. (PG)

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING "... tirelessly generous in its energy" – Sight and Sound "... as timely but evanescent as the Cool Britannia culture it celebrates" – Variety World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their...... more

The Snowman

19 October 2017 Horror-Thriller starring Michael Fassbender. (Not yet rated)

When an elite crime squad's lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must...... more

Jungle

19 October 2017 Action-Adventure starring Daniel Radcliffe. (M)

Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg. In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker...... more

Home Again

19 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Reese Witherspoon. (M)

Reese Witherspoon stars in Home Again, a romantic comedy about a single mum whose new life in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she takes in three unlikely house guests, struggles to re-invent her career, and finds herself entangled in a new relationship.... more

Carmen on the Lake

Theatre on Screen - Two Sessions Only  Theatre/Opera

21 October 2017 Opera (Not yet rated)

Coming soon to cinemas, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. Bizet’s classic tale of passion, obsession and destiny is sure to captivate your heart with its beautiful...... more

The Son of Bigfoot

21 October 2017 Animation-Comedy starring Cal Brunker. (Not yet rated)

When Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, he finds out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo.... more

Wings (1927)

22 October 2017 Drama-Romance starring Clara Bow. (PG)

Special 90th Anniversary Reissue Wings was the first film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and the only film from the silent film era to do so. It tells the story of how two young men, one rich, one middle class, and both in love...... more

Thor: Ragnarok

26 October 2017 Action-Fantasy starring Sam Neill. (Not yet rated)

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. ... more

Suburbicon

26 October 2017 Crime-Mystery starring Matt Damon. (MA15+)

Suburbicon, a sedate family town, is rattled awake when a brutal break-in results in death. The once quaint and harmonious place is transformed into a setting where the savage side of humanity rears its ugly head.... more

Brigsby Bear

26 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Kyle Mooney. (M)

Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerising power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you. But what if it actually...... more

My Little Pony

2 November 2017 Animation-Fantasy starring Tara Strong. (Not yet rated)

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 -- Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity -- embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a...... more

Loving Vincent

2 November 2017 Animation-Biography starring Saoirse Ronan. (Not yet rated)

Mystery surrounds the death of famed painter Vincent van Gogh in 1890 France. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by...... more

A Bad Moms Christmas

2 November 2017 Comedy starring Christine Baranski. (Not yet rated)

Best friends Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) deal with more stress during the holidays when their respective mothers come to visit.... more

Three Summers

2 November 2017 Comedy-Romance starring Michael Caton. (Not yet rated)

Three Summers is an upcoming Australian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Ben Elton. The film was filmed and is set in Western Australia, at a fictional summer music festival called 'Westival'.... more

Murder on the Orient Express

9 November 2017 Mystery starring Michelle Pfeiffer. (Not yet rated)

A lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. ... more

Justice League

16 November 2017 Action-Fantasy starring Ben Affleck. (Not yet rated)

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.... more

Goodbye Christopher Robin

23 November 2017 Biography-Family starring Margot Robbie. (Not yet rated)

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with...... more

Tulip Fever

23 November 2017 Drama-Romance starring Alicia Vikander. (Not yet rated)

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, TULIP FEVER follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.... more

King Lear: Live From Shakespeare's Globe

Theatre on Screen - Two Sessions Only  Theatre/Opera

25 November 2017 Theatre starring Kevin McNally. (Not yet rated)

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.... more

Wonder

30 November 2017 Drama starring Julia Roberts. (Not yet rated)

A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn't skin deep.... more

The Man Who Invented Christmas

30 November 2017 Biography-Comedy starring Dan Stevens. (Not yet rated)

In October 1843, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) was suffering from the failure of his last three books. Rejected by his publishers, he set out to write and self-publish a book he hoped would keep his family afloat and revive his career. Directed by...... more

Molly's Game

30 November 2017 Biography-Crime starring Idris Elba. (Not yet rated)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game. ... more

Wonder Wheel

7 December 2017 Drama starring Kate Winslet. (Not yet rated)

WONDER WHEEL is a film that takes place at Coney Island about 1950 or so and it is a love story with plenty of passion, larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity and gangsters.... more

Ferdinand

14 December 2017 Adventure-Animation starring Adam Devine. (Not yet rated)

Ferdinand (John Cena) is a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight toreadors in the ring. When people see him, they immediately perceive him as a big, scary beast, which is why he's taken from his quaint village to become a fighting bull....... more

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

14 December 2017 Action-Sci-Fi starring Adam Driver. (Not yet rated)

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. ... more

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

25 December 2017 Drama-Family starring Topol. (G)

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.... more

Paddington 2

26 December 2017 Animation-Family starring Brendan Gleeson. (Not yet rated)

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. ... more

Call Me by Your Name

26 December 2017 Drama-Romance starring Armie Hammer. (Not yet rated)

Elio is a teenager in the early 1980s, and is intending to spend summer as he always has at his family's stunning villa in northern Italy: swimming, playing with his friends and soaking up the sun. But the latest research assistant to join his...... more

Finding Your Feet

26 December 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Joanna Lumley. (Not yet rated)

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.... more

Downsizing

26 December 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Matt Damon. (Not yet rated)

In this social satire by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. ... more

Breathe

26 December 2017 Biography-Drama starring Andrew Garfield. (Not yet rated)

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is...... more

Coco

26 December 2017 Adventure-Animation starring Benjamin Bratt. (Not yet rated)

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel...... more

The Greatest Showman

26 December 2017 Drama-Musical starring Rebecca Ferguson. (Not yet rated)

The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. ... more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

1 January 2018 Comedy-Crime starring Frances McDormand. (Not yet rated)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances...... more

Pitch Perfect 3

1 January 2018 Comedy-Music starring Anna Kendrick. (Not yet rated)

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.... more

Show Dogs

11 January 2018 Comedy starring Stanley Tucci. (Not yet rated)

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.... more

The Post

18 January 2018 Biography-Drama starring Alison Brie. (Not yet rated)

In 1971, Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham fought against the United States government to publish the Pentagon Papers.... more

Mary Magdalene

18 January 2018 Biography-History starring Rooney Mara. (Not yet rated)

MARY MAGDALENE, is conceived to be an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living....... more

Darkest Hour

18 January 2018 Biography-Drama starring Lily James. (Not yet rated)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.... more

The Current War

18 January 2018 Biography-Drama starring Katherine Waterston. (Not yet rated)

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.... more

The Shape of Water

25 January 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Sally Hawkins. (Not yet rated)

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed...... more

The Wife

1 February 2018 Comedy-Drama starring Christian Slater. (Not yet rated)

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman … and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman – many of us already do and don’t even realise it. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife.... more

Kangaroo

8 February 2018 Documentary (Not yet rated)

This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent...... more

Lean on Pete

8 February 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Travis Fimmel. (Not yet rated)

The film follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find.... more

I, Tonya

8 February 2018 Biography-Drama starring Margot Robbie. (Not yet rated)

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.... more

Fifty Shades Freed

8 February 2018 Drama starring Dakota Johnson. (Not yet rated)

The third installment of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy.... more

Winchester

22 February 2018 Biography-Horror starring Helen Mirren. (Not yet rated)

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.... more

The Leisure Seeker

8 March 2018 Adventure-Drama starring Helen Mirren. (Not yet rated)

Two elders manage to escape from the nursing home where they are admitted to live a last adventure in their caravan.... more

Peter Rabbit

22 March 2018 Animation-Drama starring Elizabeth Debick. (Not yet rated)

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. ... more

A Wrinkle in Time

22 March 2018 Adventure-Family starring Reese Witherspoon. (Not yet rated)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.... more

Isle of Dogs

29 March 2018 Adventure-Animation starring Scarlett Johansson. (Not yet rated)

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog.... more

Ready Player One

29 March 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Tye Sheridan. (Not yet rated)

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg. ... more

Early Man

29 March 2018 Animation-Family starring Eddie Redmayne. (Not yet rated)

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.... more

Magic Camp

5 April 2018 Comedy-Family starring Gillian Jacobs. (Not yet rated)

Follows Andy, who, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns as a counselor to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career.... more

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

12 April 2018 Action-Sci-Fi starring James McAvoy. (Not yet rated)

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.... more

Avengers: Infinity War

25 April 2018 Action-Adventure starring Karen Gillan. (Not yet rated)

Third film in the AVENGERS series.... more

Woody Retrospective

Sweet and Lowdown

1 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Sean Penn. (Not yet rated)

In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.... more

Small Time Crooks

8 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Woody Allen. (Not yet rated)

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.... more

Deconstructing Harry

14 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Woody Allen. (Not yet rated)

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.... more

JIFF 2017

Big Sonia

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Documentary (Not yet rated)

“An unforgettable woman refuses to forget in this thoughtful exploration of history’s fallout.” - The Hollywood Reporter Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with bold lipstick and a penchant for animal prints. A feisty...... more

Never Be Boring: Billy Wilder

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, Double Indemnity... Billy Wilder was one of the great entertainers of the Classical Hollywood era and one of its most celebrated writers and directors. One of a slew of directors who fled from...... more

Let Me Go

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Lucy Boynton. (Not yet rated)

Based on a true story, Let Me Go explores the lingering impact of dark family secrets on future generations. Abandoned by her mother when she was four years old, Helga is now a grown woman with her own family. When she receives a letter from...... more

Curious George

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Adventure-Animation starring Will Ferrell. (G)

The naughty little monkey from Margret Rey and H.A. Rey’s beloved children’s stories makes the leap to the big screen in this animated adaptation. Ted (voice of Will Ferrell) is an explorer with a large yellow hat who is good friends with...... more

In Between

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Mouna Hawa. (Not yet rated)

“Sparkling, taboo-breaking… an end to stereotyped Palestinian women.” - The Hollywood Reporter Layla, Salma and Nur share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Layla, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene.... more

Across the Waters

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-History (Not yet rated)

"Will touch even the most cynical viewers." — Atlanta Jewish Times In a gripping story of survival and rescue, a Jewish musician and his family make a frantic escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark. Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz...... more

1945

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-History (Not yet rated)

“One of the most stunningly beautiful movies you’ll see all year.” - Miami Herald “...gripping period drama offers a fresh, intelligent cinematic approach.” — Variety “...a powerful and beautifully made film.” — Indiewire Two men in black...... more

Antenna

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Gila Almagor. (Not yet rated)

“An engaging family drama sprinkled with humour” - Cineuropa Joshua, an 80 year old Holocaust survivor, discovers one morning that a cellphone antenna has been installed on the roof of his house without his permission. He is furious and voices...... more

Moon in the 12th House

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Gefen Barkai. (Not yet rated)

“Powerful and moving... combining past and present with ease.” – Le Blog du Cinema Sisters Mira and Lenny, separated at youth in traumatic circumstances, are young women when they finally meet again. The older and wilder Mira, who works in a...... more

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Curious George is an international icon, with generations of children growing up with stories of his adventures and hijinks. The friendly and inquisitive monkey was created by Hans and Margret Rey; German Jews with their own incredible stories. A...... more

Vitch

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

In this personal documentary, a daughter uncovers the controversial choices that her father made in order to survive the Holocaust. A Jewish caricaturist and mime from Poland, Eddie Vitch spent the years before the war living and working in...... more

Mr & Mrs Adelman

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Doria Tillier. (Not yet rated)

“45 Years, French-style... filled with energy and wit.” - The Hollywood Reporter When famous author Victor Adelman dies, a journalist contacts his wife, Sarah, hoping to get a scoop on the great writer’s life. His rock when times were tough,...... more

Subte: Polska

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Héctor Bidonde. (Not yet rated)

As a young man, Tadeusz left behind his sweetheart and his entire family to fight for the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. After the war was lost, the rise of fascism made it unsafe for a Jewish communist to return to Europe, and Tadeusz...... more

More Alive Than Dead

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Was he a revolutionary genius who changed our thought and sought to release humanity from shackles of oppression, religion and hypocrisy? Or was he a greedy and devious charlatan who swindled theories from others? Was he the generator of the...... more

The Children of Chance

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-History starring Philippe Torreton. (Not yet rated)

In this tender coming-of-age drama based on a true story, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France. In a lucky misfortune, young Maurice Gutman narrowly escapes a...... more

The Last Suit

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Miguel Ángel Sola. (Not yet rated)

Abraham Bursztein, an octogenarian Jewish tailor, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Escaping a family intent on confining him to a nursing home, Abraham leaves Buenos Aires in search of the man who, over 70 years ago, saved him from certain death.... more

Heaven in Auschwitz

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

In this captivating and moving documentary, Czech Holocaust survivors recount the seemingly impossible: pleasant memories of Auschwitz. German Jew and unsung hero, Alfred ‘Freddy’ Hirsch, dedicated himself to lessening the impact of Nazi terror on children's lives.... more

The Dybbuk

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Avrom Morewski. (Not yet rated)

" The most ambitious Yiddish movie of its day.” - The Village Voice Unfolding in Eastern Europe at the end of the 19th century, The Dybbuk revolves around a pair of ill-fated lovers: Khonnon, a penniless but devout student of Jewish mysticism,...... more

Keep the Change

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Romance starring Jessica Walter. (Not yet rated)

“An ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.” - Variety Winner of Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Keep the Change follows David, an upper-class charmer who leads a very comfortable life...... more

The Second Time Around

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-Romance starring Linda Thorson. (Not yet rated)

Katherine Mitchell wasn't looking for love a second time, not at her age, and certainly not with cranky Isaac Shapiro. Despite the nosey bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music.... more

The Wedding Plan

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy starring Noa Koler. (Not yet rated)

“Or, My Big Weird Jewish Wedding.” – TimeOut “Unique, idiosyncratic and spiritual.” - LA Times “A brightly colored, often zany crowdpleaser… an open-hearted, humane film.” - NPR Exhausted by single life at 32, spirited bride-to-be Michal...... more

Russian Jews: Part Three - After 1948

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Created and narrated by Russian journalist, Leonid Parfenov, the Russian Jews trilogy presents an immersive and illuminating investigation of perceptions of Jews in Russia throughout the twentieth century, and an examination of their role in the history of the country and the world.... more

The Testament

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-Mystery starring Ori Pfeffer. (Not yet rated)

Yoel, a senior Holocaust researcher, has dedicated his life to diligently studying the Nazi's methodologies across Austria and Hungary. Over the course of his research he discovers classified documents which hint to the fact that his mother is living under an assumed identity.... more

The Boy Downstairs

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-Romance starring Zosia Mamet. (Not yet rated)

“An earnest examination of love, heartache and the tumultuous time of 20-something not-quite-there adulthood.” - The Playlist From first-time writer-director Sophie Brooks, this original romantic comedy is the coming-of-age tale of a young...... more

Band Aid

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Zoe Lister-Jones. (Not yet rated)

“An honest, intelligent, and hilarious perspective on modern relationships” - Sundance Institute Anna and Ben are a pair of 30-something Jewish artists who fight constantly. It doesn’t help that they’ve each come to a standstill in their...... more

The Pulitzer at 100

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Celebrating 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar-winning director, Kirk Simon, examines the rich legacy of the prestigious award, and the personal history of its founder, the great Jewish publisher, Joseph Pulitzer. Exploring the vital importance...... more

The History of Love

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Gemma Arterton. (Not yet rated)

“Accomplished and affecting.” - ScreenDaily Based on American author Nicole Krauss’ bestseller, The History of Love is a sprawling saga of undaunted ardour and merciless twists of fate. Spanning decades and continents, the film’s central...... more

An Israeli Love Story

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-History starring Avraham Aviv Alush. (Not yet rated)

"Evokes the nostalgia and values of pre-state Israel." - The Pioneer Based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary, multi-award winning director Dan Wolman tells a passionate story of love and independence. Set in pre-state...... more

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Documentary (Not yet rated)

“Offers a rare intimate look at what went on inside Ben-Gurion’s heart and mind.” - Variety A six-hour interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history's greatest leaders, emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it has lain unrecognised for decades.... more

Indoors

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Yuval Segal. (Not yet rated)

“A movie about an Israeliness that dreams, aspires, insists, confronts, struggles and comes to the point of defeat, and it is Green’s best, most complex, complete and touching work to date. This is a version of Israeliness we have yet to see on the...... more

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary-Music (Not yet rated)

"Juicy stuff here… If you love the music Berns made, you’ll love this movie; if you don’t, I feel for you.” - The New York Times Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important...... more

The Last Goldfish

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

“Watching The Last Goldfish, we can’t help but be reminded of the repercussions of displacement and just what’s involved in putting the pieces back together again.” - RealTime As a child growing up in Trinidad, Su didn't realise she was white....... more

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Animation-Documentary starring Jonathan Safran Foer. (Not yet rated)

In his stories, celebrated Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems like a modern fairytale. In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life.... more

Scarred Hearts

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Drama starring Serban Pavlu. (Not yet rated)

“Alternately funny, raunchy and sad.” - Indiewire In 1937, Emanuel is diagnosed with bone tuberculosis and is confined to Carmen Sylva, a marine sanatorium near the Black Sea. After the head doctor gleefully removes a pus-filled abscess while...... more

The Bloom of Yesterday

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Adèle Haenel. (Not yet rated)

“Audacious… an offbeat romantic comedy.” - Variety Toto is an esteemed Holocaust scholar. He is also the grandson of a Nazi war criminal. While organising a conference, Toto takes on an intern who’s the granddaughter of a Holocaust victim. After...... more

People That Are Not Me

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama-Romance starring Yonatan Bar-Or. (Not yet rated)

“Singular and bold.” - Haaretz Joy is a young woman living in Tel Aviv who has a love-hate relationship with its casual sex scene. After failed attempts to get her ex back, Joy instead becomes infatuated with Nir, a chatty intellectual who says and does whatever he wants.... more

Russian Jews: Part One - Before the Revolution

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Created and narrated by Russian journalist, Leonid Parfenov, the Russian Jews trilogy presents an immersive and illuminating investigation of perceptions of Jews in Russia throughout the twentieth century, and an examination of their role in the history of the country and the world.... more

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Documentary (Not yet rated)

“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.” - The Hollywood Reporter Truth is stranger than fiction in the extraordinary story of Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood screen siren who invented 1940s wireless technology. Known for her striking...... more

Scaffolding

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Asher Lax. (Not yet rated)

“A small film with a big heart… a sharply drawn study of the father-son dynamic.” - Screen Daily 17-year-old Asher has always been an impulsive troublemaker. It’s hard for him to concentrate in class, and he lashes out in rage and violence; yet...... more

A Quiet Heart

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Ludi Boken. (Not yet rated)

“A crafted, thoughtful and quietly gripping snapshot of internal social conflicts rarely examined in Israeli cinema.” - Variety Ania Bukstein (Game of Thrones) stars as Naomi, a secular Israeli suffering a personal crisis that threatens to derail her career as a concert pianist.... more

Body and Soul: An American Bridge

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary-Music (Not yet rated)

“I’m all for you, body and soul” The Great American Songbook is replete with standards from Jewish composers, inducted into the jazz canon by black musicians. Perhaps none has been as enduring as the 1930s tune Body and Soul, composed by Jewish...... more

Bye Bye Germany

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Moritz Bleibtreu. (Not yet rated)

“...touches chords that are both poignant, funny and bitter.” - ScreenDaily Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get...... more

Murder in Polná

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Crime-Drama starring Jaroslav Plesl. (Not yet rated)

A riveting historical miniseries based on the Hilsner Affair, a highly contested criminal case in Czechoslovakia. After a young seamstress is found dead in a small village on Easter Sunday 1899, the absence of blood at the crime scene leads...... more

Exit: Music

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary-History (Not yet rated)

Before WW2, Germany was the centre of the musical world. Within five years of the war breaking out, thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and attempted to fashion its own cultural image. Exit:...... more

My Mother's Lost Children

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Sprawling across four continents, My Mother’s Lost Children is the story of Melbourne filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe’s extraordinary, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction family story. Growing up in the Yiddish-speaking East End of London, Ben-Moshe’s mother,...... more

The Green Park

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

“You spent fifty weeks a year trying to assimilate and two weeks a year going back to your roots.” For over 40 years, the Green Park Hotel beckoned waves of Jewish immigrants to its idyllic seaside location on England’s southern coast. A...... more

Muhi: Generally Temporary

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

“A unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” - Indiewire For the past seven years, Muhi, a young boy from Gaza, has been trapped in an Israeli hospital. Rushed there in his infancy with a life-threatening immune disorder, he and his...... more

Moritz Daniel Oppenheim: The First Jewish Painter

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, the so-called 'painter of the Rothschilds and the Rothschild of painters’, was the first Jewish painter of the modern era. Oppenheim came to represent the emancipation of German Jews in the nineteenth century, although his...... more

Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Hannelore Elsner. (Not yet rated)

Twenty-two years after the end of the WWII, the inhabitants of a small Austrian town are still impacted by dangerous reminders of Nazi Germany. When 9-year-old Johanna and her family are evacuated due to the danger of unexploded munitions, shameful family secrets are also unearthed.... more

Menashe

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Menashe Lustig . (Not yet rated)

“A touching father-son drama that finds universal emotion in an unlikely place.” – Indiewire “Brilliant new Yiddish mumblecore heartbreaker… an absolute must-see.” – Tablet Magazine “A quiet triumph… an engaging drama of intimate detail and considerable humanity.... more

The Rebel in the Rye

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Drama starring Kevin Spacey. (Not yet rated)

“A fascinating account of Salinger’s life, with a perfect sense of period and a faultless lead performance by Hoult.” – Filmink Starring Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Hoult, The Rebel in the Rye is an immersive chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, J.D. Salinger.... more

Russian Jews: Part Two - 1918-1948

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Created and narrated by Russian journalist, Leonid Parfenov, the Russian Jews trilogy presents an immersive and illuminating investigation of perceptions of Jews in Russia throughout the twentieth century, and an examination of their role in the history of the country and the world.... more

The Last Band in Lebanon

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy starring Ofer Hayoun. (Not yet rated)

A huge box-office hit in Israel, this laugh-out-loud army-buddy movie combines absurd comedy, romance and music to create a film as hot as the Negev. Shlomi, Assaf and Kobi are Israeli reserve soldiers, and members of a military rock band. After...... more

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Bollywood-Documentary (Not yet rated)

A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of the world’s largest film industry, Shalom Bollywood reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry.... more

A Jew for Example

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Bruno Ganz. (Not yet rated)

“This potent drama could hardly be more relevant or effective.” - Variety The writer Jacques Chessex was an eight-year-old boy in 1942 in the Swiss village of Payerne when he witnessed events, as detailed in his controversial novella, A Jew Must Die, that would change him forever.... more

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Biography-Documentary (Not yet rated)

“Never in my life have I come in contact with a being so noble, so strong and as selfless as he was” - Albert Einstein on Wilfrid Israel A wealthy Jewish businessman and owner of Berlin’s largest department store in the 1930s, Wilfrid Israel was...... more

The Women's Balcony

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Avraham Aviv Alush. (Not yet rated)

"The Women's Balcony has its cake and eats it too. It is funny and profound.” - RogerEbert.com When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, the congregation falls into crisis. The rabbi’s wife is severely injured, and Rabbi...... more

Past Life

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Nelly Tagar. (Not yet rated)

“Avi Nesher’s brilliant, haunting Past Life may be his best film yet – and that’s saying a lot.” - Jerusalem Post Two Israeli sisters unravel the shocking truth about their father’s murky wartime experiences in Past Life: a hybrid detective...... more

Love is Thicker Than Water

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Romance starring Ellie Kendrick. (Not yet rated)

“Matchless filmmaking and storytelling. Wonderful!” - Stephen Fry Sparks fly when Arthur, a poor Welsh student, meets Vida, a wealthy Jewish cellist. As the two rush headlong into a relationship, their bond is soon tested when the fates of their two vastly different families converge.... more

The Last Poker Game

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy-Drama starring Martin Landau. (Not yet rated)

“Refreshingly candid.” - Paste Magazine When Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau in his final performance) moves into a nursing home with his wife, Molly, whose health is deteriorating. There, he forms an improbable relationship with gambler and womaniser, Phil Nicoletti (Paul Sorvino).... more

The Cakemaker

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Drama starring Zohar Shtrauss. (Not yet rated)

“A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief” - Variety After the death of his lover, Oran, Thomas heads to Israel - the birthplace of the man he adored. Despite prejudice against...... more

Humor Me

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy starring Jemaine Clement. (Not yet rated)

"Raucously funny." - The Hollywood Reporter Nate (Flight of the Conchord’s Jemaine Clement), in crisis and suffering from writer's block, is forced to move into his father’s retirement community. His wisecracking father, Bob (Elliott Gould),...... more

The Gliksmans

Jewish International Film Festival

25 October 2017 Comedy starring Jon Jacobs. (Not yet rated)

WORLD PREMIERE Barry and Barbara Gliksman, a spritely octogenarian couple, go through their morning routine: a big breakfast, a handful of pills, some bickering, plus a frantic look for Barry’s wallet. Today, they’re on their way to the bank; a...... more

 

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