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Alliance Française French Film Festival
Sydney 1 - 24 March, Melbourne 2 - 24 March
This cherished cultural event, which is proudly celebrating its 27th season, will delight, stimulate and indulge those seeking the ultimate in French cinema.
Highlights of the 2016 programme, which will be showcased across nine evocatively named sections, include director Jacques Audiard's 2015 Palme d'Or winning masterpiece Dheepan, as well as A Perfect Man, Love at First Child, Marguerite, Mon Roi, First Growth, La Belle Saison, Taj Mahal, Un Plus Une and Valley of Love.
In addition to the fabulous contemporary films to be unveiled, the 27th Festival will also present five of France's most popular television shows, screening the first two episodes of each as one session per title. This selection will include the epic political series, Baron Noir, the WW2 drama, Un Village Francais, the espionage thriller, The Bureau and the hit comedy, Call My Agent!
(use the link below for dates in other cities)
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
31 March - 11 April
Moonlight Cinema $10 tickets during March
Brisbane: New Farm Park at Brisbane Powerhouse, Dec 16 -- March 6
Melbourne: Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens, Dec 3 -- March 27
Perth: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Dec 5 -- March 27
Sydney: Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, Dec 3 -- March 27
Moonlight Cinema today announces the return of $10 tickets throughout March; all you need to do is sign up to Moonlight's Cine Buzz membership on the Cine Buzz website to book
Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure
Newcastle 25th March -- 27th March Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Brisbane 1st April -- 3rd April Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Melbourne 8th April -- 10th April Hisense Arena
Sydney 15th April -- 17th April Allphones Arena
Perth 22st April -- 24th April Perth Arena
The first show of its kind to combine exceptional ice skating, aerial arts, puppetry and film, Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure will be the coolest event since the mammoths came back. Sid, Manni, Diego and of course Scrat will be appearing as life-sized 3.6-metre-tall figures in an awe-inspiring journey with a new story based on the first three films from one of the top-grossing international animated film franchises of all time.
The show is co-directed by the brilliant mind behind the Cirque du Soleil productions, Ka and Dralion, Guy Caron, with story, music and lyrics created by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson (Cirque du Soleil, Holiday on Ice and APM Music).
For more information: www.IceAgeLive.com
Ride Along 2
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year's most popular comedy duo.
Grimsby aka The Brothers Grimsby
A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Triple 9 (2016)
A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
The Boy and the Beast (2015)
A coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo's Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm ("Shibutenmachi"). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono realm. With no family to call his own in the human world, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu. Japanese language from March 3rd, and English dub from March 5th
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
A woman who comes to in an underground cellar after a car accident. She fears she has been abducted by survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape.
A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.
for release 13 th
Repeat is a story about repeating patterns in human behavior due to our beliefs. We pick up beliefs from our child hood, but some also say that we have these beliefs due to Past Life experiences.
for release 15 th
for release 16 th
The Superstring Opus of Angelus Mortis
Johnathan Cohen's ordinary life and beliefs are challenged one day when he visits his dying father in a nursing home and meets a mysterious man who will turn his world upside down by helping him discover what is truly important in life, and with just one touch of his finger he will open up a new world of possibilities.
The Daughter (2015)
The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before. Based on Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck.
Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) is a middle-aged man who spends his days making and selling dorayaki. This is a sandwich of small pancakes filled with red bean paste (jam), served hot or cold. He has a small shop on a Japanese city street under the cherry trees. When 76 year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) applies for a job assisting him, Sentaro refuses, but he gives her a dorayaki to take with her.
for release 17 th
In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who's trying to make it big goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit...
for release 17 th
The Witch (2015)
the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest -- within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately -- animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. (limited release)
London Has Fallen (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan by journalist Kim Barker.
Kung Fu Panda 3 (3D) (2015)
When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters,Po must do the impossible -- learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises.
for release 24 th
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Based on the biography by Robert Kanigel, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY tells the amazing true story of self taught mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Dev Patel stars alongside Jeremy Irons in a film that explores the brilliance of a man destined for a greater calling. Ramanujan's (Patel) life was turned upside down when British professor G.H. Hardy (Irons) discovered his talents and plucked him from obscurity in his homeland of India. The pair would go on to become unlikely friends and make up one of history's most bewildering and productive collaborations, working on the most complex problems known to humankind.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Tthe long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award(R) nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
Our Last Tango (Un tango más) (2015)
María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the best-known couple in the history of tango and have shaped the dance like no other. They danced together passionately, loved and hated each other for almost 50 years, until one day they separated. And that left a huge gap in the tango scene - Now, almost at the end of their lives, they talk about their story for the first time. (IMDb)
A Bigger Splash (2015)
An idyllic retreat by famous rock star Marianne (Tilda Swinton) and filmmaker Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) is disrupted by a friend from the past (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson).
Eye in the Sky (2016)
The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air.
Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood (Exhibition on Screen) (2015)
Francisco Goya is Spain's most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London.
Due for release 31 th
Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring series, Rings.
A documentary capturing the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view. In a horrifying twist of fate, cameras witness the worst tragedy in the history of Everest when a 14 million ton block of ice crashes down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. While the rest of the world mourns, the Sherpas unite in overwhelming grief to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.
A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Based on the true events of the investigation that lead to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials. 1958 and the new democracy of (West) Germany. The war is 15 years behind them, and the German people are moving on. For young people such as prosceutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) and Marlene Wondrak (Friederike Becht) World War II is a distant memory.
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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
Some DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Releases This Month
A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. Featuring Monty Python alunmi.
The Librarians Season 2 (2016)
A group of young people use portals to recover ancient powerful artifacts.