Australian Film Focus at Classic Cinemas

AUSTRALIAN FILM FOCUS AT CLASSIC CINEMAS

Classic Cinemas loves showcasing the films of talented Australian filmmakers. Classic's unique Australian film focus aims to support our highly creative screen industry and offer broader exposure for emerging filmmakers to promote their films in the competitive film market place.

We’re both thrilled and honoured to be screening these films – each one is well worth catching on the silver screen.  

Book now and support Aussie film at your favourite independent cinema!

Lion

  • Cast
  • Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman
  • Director
  • Garth Davis
  • Synopsis
  • NOMINATED FOR 6 ACADEMY AWARDS incl. Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Original Score.

    A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
  • Classification
  • PG, 129 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mild themes
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Running Time
  • 129 minutes

The Family

  • Director
  • Rosie Jones
  • Synopsis
  • "A damning, absorbing portrait of one of the most insideous groups in Australian history." —Screen Daily

    An incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia's most notorious cults, and the scars its victims still bear today.

    Anne Hamilton-Byrne was beautiful, charismatic, delusional and damaged. She was also incredibly dangerous. Convinced she was a living god, Hamilton-Byrne headed an apocalyptic sect dubbed The Family, which was prominent in Melbourne through the 60s and 70s. With her husband Bill, she acquired numerous children – some through adoption scams, some born to cult members – and raised them as her own. Isolated from the outside world, the children were dressed in matching outfits, had identically dyed blonde hair, and were allegedly beaten, starved and injected with LSD. Taught that Hamilton-Byrne was both their mother and the messiah, the children were eventually rescued during a police raid in the mid 80s, but their trauma had only just begun.

    Melbourne director Rosie Jones has spent years digging into disturbing mysteries of The Family. With survivors and cult members telling their stories on camera, alongside the Australian and international police who worked the case, this confronting local documentary exposes not just what happened within the still-operating sect but also within the conservative Melbourne community that allowed The Family to flourish.
  • Classification
  • M, 98 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 98 minutes

Jasper Jones

  • Cast
  • Levi Miller, Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette
  • Director
  • Rachel Perkins
  • Synopsis
  • Based on the best-selling novel, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1965, Charlie faces the local racists, the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.
  • Classification
  • M, 105 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 105 minutes

Hounds of Love

  • Cast
  • Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry
  • Director
  • Ben Young
  • Synopsis
  • Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 108 mins
  • Genre
  • Crime
  • Running Time
  • 108 minutes

 

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