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2024 Summer Movies

Napoleon
Wednesday January 3rd. 7:30 pm

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Genre:                  Action / Adventure / Biography

Running Time:     2 hrs 38 mins

Rating:                    MA15+ (strong sex scene / violence / blood & gore)

Trailer:                     'Napoleon'

Saltburn
Friday January 5th. 7:30 pm
Wednesday January 17th. 7:30 pm

Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family's sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

Genre:                  Comedy / Drama / Thriller

Running Time:     2 hrs 7 mins

Rating:                    MA15+ (strong coarse language)

Trailer:                     'Saltburn'

The Creator
Sunday January 7th. 7:30 pm

As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI.  The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind.  As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child.

Genre:                  Action / Adventure / Drama

Running Time:     2 hrs 13 mins

Rating:                    M (science fiction themes / violence /  coarse language)

Trailer:                     'The Creator'

Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads
Wednesday January 10th. 7:30 pm

Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983.  The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Genre:                  Documentary / Music

Running Time:     1 hr 18 mins

Rating:                    G (content has very mild impact)

Trailer:                     'Stop Making Sense'

The Royal Hotel
Friday January 12th. 7:30 pm

Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia.  After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called 'The Royal Hotel' in a remote Outback mining town.  Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

Genre:                  Thriller

Running Time:     1 hr 31 mins

Rating:                    MA15+ (strong coarse language)

Trailer:                     'The Royal Hotel'

Past Lives
Sunday January 14th. 7:30 pm

Past Lives follows the relationship between two childhood friends over the course of 24 years, as they contemplate the nature of their relationship as they grow apart, living different lives.  Nora’s love interests embodies diverging paths.  Hae Sung represents aspects of Korea and traditional masculinity that contrast heavily with Arthur, a Jewish New Yorker who is a bit more emotional and open.  By choosing one over the other, Nora’s making a choice about her life and accepting its course and journey. 

Genre:                  Drama / Romance

Running Time:     1 hr 55 mins

Rating:                    M (coarse language)

Trailer:                     'Past Lives'

Mutiny in Heaven
Friday January 19th. 7:30 pm

Formed in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1970s The Birthday Party were one of the most influential acts of their time.  From humble beginnings they grew to command a level of respect around the world which remains undiminished to this day.  Fuelled by the incendiary relationship between vocalist Nick Cave and guitarist Rowland S. Howard, they were frequently described as the most dangerous band in the world.  Told in the group’s own words, Muting in Heaven brings The Birthday Party’s story to the screen for the first time in a twisted tale of ascent, realisation and implosion whilst dealing with issues of addiction, fame and the unique relationship between creative vision and self-destruction.  Directed by Ian White.

Genre:                  Documentary

Running Time:     1 hr 38 mins

Rating:                    MA15+ (strong drug use)

Trailer:                     'Mutiny in Heaven'

2023 screenings

December movie 

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TAYLOR SWIFT,
the eras tour


Friday December 29th.  & 
Saturday December 30th.
*Screening at 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view of the history-making tour, Taylor Swift, the eras tour.

Trailer:  'Taylor Swift, the eras tour'

SURFAID      -      Fundraiser - 

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Calypte
December 1st. 7:30 pm

‘Calypte – a sailing and surfing journey’ is a story of taking risks and embarking on new challenges.  It’s about learning to become a sailor and being shaped by the sea. The sort of experiences that can only be gained by throwing yourself in the deep end and having a crack.

Trailer:  'Calytpe'

Previous screenings

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The Miracle Club
November 17th. 7:30 pm

There's just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes.

Trailer:  'The Miracle Club'

Port Fairy Rail Trail      -      Community Fundraiser - 

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A Haunting in Venice

November 3rd.   7:30 pm

This terrifying mystery set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve.  Celebrated, but now retired  sleuth, Hercule Poirot, reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.  When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

Trailer:   'Haunting in Venice'

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Oppenheimer

October 20th.   7:30 pm

The story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Trailer:  'Oppenheimer'

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Barbie
Wed, September 20th. 2:00pm

   
Fri, September 22nd. 7:30pm

 

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.  Unless you have a full-on existential crisis.  Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.  Or you're a Ken.   She's everything.  He's just Ken.

Genre:     Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy

Running Time:     1 hr 54 mins

Rating:     PG (mild crude humour / innuendo / coarse language / slapstick violence)

Trailer:  'Barbie'

'Decision To Leave' - June 16th.

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed?  When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man's wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.

Genre:     Crime / Drama / Mystery

Running Time:     2 hrs 19 mins

Rating:     M (mature themes / coarse language / violence / a sex scene)

Trailer:  'Decision To Leave'

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- Moyne Shire Council - 
Free Film Screenings

As part of National Reconciliation Week - the Moyne Shire Council in partnership with Wata Waetnanda will host two free film screenings that share the stories of first nations people.  Screenings will be at Port Fairy's Reardon Theatre .

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'The Crossing'
Sunday May 28th.  1:00 - 3:00 pm

"The Crossing" is based on the life of Peek Wurrung Elder, Uncle Rob Lowe.  The film focuses on several important moments in the early life of Uncle Rob Lowe and is set on both the Framlingham Reserve and in the Warrnambool of the 1950s and 1960s.

Bookings essential

Click -  ('The Crossing' free ticket)
 

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'BackTrack Boys'
Wednesday May 31st.  5:30 - 7:30 pm

'Backtrack Boys' is an inspiring and life-affirming documentary about alternative programs to juvenile detention. The film documents the journey of the kids in BackTrack, and how this alternative program helps them to navigate their relationships, deal with personal trauma, take responsibility, gain practical job skills so they can eventually create a sustainable future for themselves.

Bookings essential

Click -  ('BackTrack Boys' free ticket)

 

Light refreshments will be served and those attending will receive an native seedling to take home and plant.

'Living' - May 19th.

Set in 1950s London.  Mr. Williams has been a bureaucrat in the Public Works office for decades. He  spends his days shuffling papers with such empty, joyless consistency that his office nickname is “Mr. Zombie,” and goes home at night to make polite non-conversation with a son and daughter-in-law who tolerate him more than love him.

Genre:     Drama

Running Time:     1 hr 42 mins

Rating:     PG (mild themes / sexualised imagery / infrequence coarse language)

Trailer:  'Living'

'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'

Wednesday May 17th.
7:00 pm

Moyne Shire Council will be hosting a free screening of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen, of the Desert’ at Reardon Theatre for to mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia).  It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community and to acknowledge the challenges that they still face. ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is an Australian cult classic film that follows the journey of two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel across the Australian Outback in a pink bus named Priscilla, to perform a drag show in Alice Springs.  Along the way, they encounter various challenges and obstacles, but ultimately discover the power of friendship, self-love, and acceptance.

 

Moyne Shire Council be collecting for Minus 18, an Australian youth-led organisation that supports and advocates for LGBTQIA+ young people.  You'll be able to donate on the evening by bringing cash or donating online through the Minus 18 website.  Your donation will help support their vital work in creating safe spaces, providing resources and support, and advocating for the rights of LGBTQIA+ young people.  So come along, enjoy the film, and show your support for this fantastic organisation.

Genre:     Comedy / Music

Running Time:     1 hr 44 mins

Rating:     M (medium coarse language / sexual references)

Trailer:  'The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

'Tár' - April 28th.

Having achieved an enviable career few could even dream of, renowned conductor/composer Lydia Tár, the first female principal music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, is at the top of her game.  As a conductor, Lydia not only orchestrates, she manipulates.  As a trailblazer, the passionate virtuoso leads the way in the male-dominated classical music industry.  Moreover, Lydia prepares for the release of her memoir while juggling work and family.  She is also willing to take up one of her most significant challenges: a live recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5.  However, forces that even the imperious maestro can't control slowly chip away at Lydia's elaborate facade, revealing the genius's dirty secrets and the insidious, corrosive nature of power.  What if life knocks Lydia off her pedestal?

Genre:     Drama / Music

Running Time:     2 hrs 38 mins

Rating:     M (Mature themes / Coarse language / Brief nudity)

Trailer:  'Tár'

'Aftersun' - April 14th.

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum.  As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.  Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't, in Charlotte Wells' superb and searingly emotional debut film.

Genre:   Drama

Running Time:  1 hr 42 mins

Rating:   M  (Mature themes / Coarse Language / sexual references)

Trailer:   'Aftersun'

'Emily'    -     March 31st.

Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.

Genre:     Biography / Drama / Romance

Running Time:     2 hrs 10 mins

Rating:     M (Sex scenes)

Trailer:     'Emily'

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