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Red Sparrow

1 March 2018 Thriller starring Charlotte Rampling. (MA15+)

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. ... more

Bombshell: Hedy Lamarr Story

1 March 2018 Biography-Documentary starring Nino Amareno. (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

Félicité

1 March 2018 Drama-Foreign starring Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu. (Not yet rated)

Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric...... more

Going for Gold

8 March 2018 Drama-Family starring Kelli Berglund. (G)

Seventeen-year-old Emma Wilson (Kelli Berglund) moves from the USA to Australia with her Air Force officer father. At her new high school, she befriends Hannah Thompson (Emily Morris) and together they join forces to form a competitive cheerleading squad.... more

The Mercy

8 March 2018 Biography-Drama starring Rachel Weisz. (M)

Based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. The story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his...... more

Monster Family

8 March 2018 starring Emily Watson. (PG)

Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.... more

Human Flow

15 March 2018 Documentary (M)

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai...... more

Tomb Raider

15 March 2018 Action-Adventure starring Alicia Vikander. (Not yet rated)

When the fiercely independent Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) finds herself on the island where her adventurer father disappeared, she must push herself beyond her limits.... more

Pacific Rim: Uprising

22 March 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Scott Eastwood. (Not yet rated)

In March 2018, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast of PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, the follow-up to 2013's cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, inspiring a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth.... more

The Divine Order

22 March 2018 Drama starring Marie Leuenberger. (M)

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When...... 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

Earth: One Amazing Day

24 March 2018 Documentary-Family starring Robert Redford (Narrator). (Not yet rated)

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the long awaited sequel – Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from...... more

Fauda: Season 2 Eps 7-9

25 March 2018 Drama starring Lior Raz. (Not yet rated)

JIFF presents a screening of episodes 7-9 of Fauda season 2. This screening will be one of the first times anyone can see these episodes in Australia, before they release on Netflix sometime in 2018. "Fauda" (Arabic for 'Chaos') depicts the two-sided story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.... more

Love, Simon

29 March 2018 Coming-of-age -Drama starring Nick Robinson. (Not yet rated)

Simon is a 16-year-old, not-openly gay student, so when one of his emails falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk and he is forced to step out of his comfort zone before he is outed.... 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

A Wrinkle in Time

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

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.... more

Mary Magdalene

29 March 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

Blockers

29 March 2018 Comedy starring Ike Barinholtz. (Not yet rated)

When three parents stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide...... more

1945

29 March 2018 Drama-History starring Péter Rudolf. (M)

“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

Scaffolding

5 April 2018 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

Walking Out

5 April 2018 Thriller-Western starring Matt Bomer. (Not yet rated)

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything. ... more

Edie

5 April 2018 Drama starring Sheila Hancock. (Not yet rated)

To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland. ... 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

Show Dogs

5 April 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 Party

12 April 2018 Comedy-Drama starring Patricia Clarkson. (MA15+)

THE PARTY - a comedy wrapped around a tragedy – unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied.... more

Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen

12 April 2018 Music (Not yet rated)

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue,...... more

Isle of Dogs

12 April 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

Last Flag Flying

12 April 2018 Comedy-Drama starring Bryan Cranston. (Not yet rated)

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type...... more

The Song Keepers

12 April 2018 Documentary (Not yet rated)

Central Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the uplifting story of women from the world’s oldest culture preserving some of the world’s oldest sacred songs, connecting Germany to Indigenous history in the process.... more

The New Mutants

12 April 2018 Action-Fantasy starring Anya Taylor-Joy. (Not yet rated)

Based on the comic book 'New Mutants,' a spinoff of 'X-Men.' ... more

Fauda: Season 2 Eps 10-12

15 April 2018 Drama starring Lior Raz. (Not yet rated)

JIFF presents a screening of episodes 10-12 of Fauda season 2. This screening will be one of the first times anyone can see these episodes in Australia, before they release on Netflix sometime in 2018. "Fauda" (Arabic for 'Chaos') depicts the...... more

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

19 April 2018 Drama-History starring Lily James. (Not yet rated)

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.... more

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Third film in the AVENGERS series.... more

Unsane

25 April 2018 Horror-Thriller starring Claire Foy. (Not yet rated)

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?... more

A Quiet Place

3 May 2018 Drama-Horror starring Emily Blunt. (Not yet rated)

A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.... more

The Leisure Seeker

3 May 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

Chappaquiddick

10 May 2018 Biography-Drama starring Kate Mara. (Not yet rated)

Directed by John Curran, this suspenseful historical drama examines the infamous 1969 incident when Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) accidentally drove off a bridge, resulting in the death of campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara).... more

Life of the Party

10 May 2018 Comedy starring Melissa McCarthy. (Not yet rated)

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Brother's Nest

10 May 2018 Drama-Family (Not yet rated)

On a cold morning in the middle of country Victoria, two brothers arrive at the family home intent on murdering their step-father Roger. Terry and Jeff’s motive is simple, killing their step-dad will render their dying Mother’s plan to change her will in his favour, redundant.... more

RSC Live: Macbeth

12 May 2018 Theatre starring Christopher Eccleston. (Not yet rated)

“SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...” Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s...... more

The Cakemaker

17 May 2018 Drama starring Sarah Adler. (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

Deadpool 2

17 May 2018 Action starring Morena Baccarin. (Not yet rated)

The sequel to 2016's hit superhero movie. ... more

Solo: A Star Wars Story

24 May 2018 Action-Adventure starring Alden Ehrenreich. (Not yet rated)

Following the adventures of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and his faithful companion Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) as they travel through a galaxy far, far away.... more

Entebbe

31 May 2018 Crime-Drama starring Rosamund Pike. (Not yet rated)

ENTEBBE is based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and...... more

Ocean's 8

7 June 2018 Action-Crime starring Sandra Bullock. (Not yet rated)

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.... more

The Bookshop

7 June 2018 Drama starring Emily Mortimer. (Not yet rated)

Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.... more

The Incredibles 2

14 June 2018 Action-Animation starring Samuel L. Jackson. (Not yet rated)

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. ... more

Disobedience

14 June 2018 Drama-Romance starring Rachel McAdams. (Not yet rated)

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after the death of her rabbi father and stirs up controversy when she shows an interest in an old childhood friend.... more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

21 June 2018 Action-Fantasy starring BD Wong. (Not yet rated)

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.... more

Lean on Pete

28 June 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

Belle and Sebastien: Friends for Life

28 June 2018 Adventure-Family starring Félix Bossuet. (PG)

The Belle & Sebastian adventure began in 2013 when a six-year-old and his dog sought to foil a Nazi attempt to capture French resistance fighters. As the name suggests, such an incredible friendship between boy and beast continues in this third...... more

McKellen: Playing the Part

1 July 2018 Biography-Documentary starring Ian McKellen. (Not yet rated)

British actor Ian McKellen, best known as Gandalf in the “The Lord of the Rings” movies and Magneto in the “X-Men” franchise, is the subject of B Good’s second feature film (and first feature documentary) “McKellen: Playing the Part.” The...... more

On Chesil Beach

12 July 2018 Drama starring Saoirse Ronan. (Not yet rated)

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon. ... more

The Last Suit

19 July 2018 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

André Rieu 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love

28 July 2018 Music (Not yet rated)

Known to millions as 'The King of Waltz', André Rieu is one of the world's most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.... more

The Wife

2 August 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

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

11 August 2018 Theatre starring Karen Fishwick. (Not yet rated)

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents....... more

Keep the Change

16 August 2018 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

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

6 October 2018 Theatre starring David Troughton. (Not yet rated)

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance...... more

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

1 November 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

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