Media Screening Sat 8 Feb at 10.45am for an 11.00am start at Luna Leederville.
In the narrative feature directional debut from Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach, LoveTruth) and from a screenplay penned by Shia LaBeouf comes Honey Boy, a film based on the actor's real-life experiences growing up in an industry that's apt to chew you up and spit you back out.
Otis is a fictionalised version of LaBeouf himself, a young actor growing up with a turbulent family life, making his way through mental health struggles and a subsequent landing into rehab. Noah Jupe (Wonder, A Quiet Place) plays young Otis, with Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Ben is Back) taking over in his adult years, and FKA Twigs also starring - and LaBeouf takes on a gruelling job as he plays his own father. He manages to tackle directing, starring and writing a story that isn't just his own, rather one that takes in the nature of art as therapy in an industry often free from the constraints of care.
By far, this is one of the year’s best films.
'LeBeouf is brilliant...It's superb in every respect.' - Wall Street Journal
Independent Spirit Award Nominations: Best Director, Alma Har’el; Best Supporting Male, Shia LaBeouf; Best Supporting Male, Noah Jupe.
Critics’ Choice Award Nominations: Best Young Actor/Actress, Noah Jupe
EMMA MEDIA PREVIEW SCREENING, Monday 10 February
Media screening Mon 10 February at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start at The Windsor
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth and Miranda Hart, EMMA is directed by American photographer and director Autumn de Wilde.
6:15pm for a 6:30pm start at The Windsor
Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by "crowd sourcing" the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honouring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.
The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo recruits A-listers Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan to lead this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them.
The life of a military wife can be thankless. Separated from loved ones, their suffering and sacrifice go unnoticed while they live with the dread of a fateful knock on the door. But Kate (Scott Thomas), finds freedom in song and persuades a ragtag group of women on the base to form the Military Wives Choir. Finding their voice together, the misfit choir put two fingers up to stuffy military tradition, anti-war protestors and their own personal differences. As friendships flourish, even the sceptical rebel and rocker Lisa (Horgan), is transformed by the choir’s friendship, humour and courage.
Inspired by a true-life global phenomenon, Military Wives portrays ordinary women in unbelievably testing circumstances, who find courage in the cathartic power of singing together. The luminous cast belts out pop hits and rock anthems, empowering everyone to overcome their fears together.
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