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For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious orphaned who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. Pete's description of Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from her Dad's tales.
**TAMIL version** Karthi performs three roles and appears as a King (Raj Nayak), a normal youth (Kaashmora) as well as a man with tonsured head in this movie. He will be romancing Nayanthara for the first time in his career. This multi-genre film has a mix of action and comedy, promises to offer some some surprise elements in the screenplay as well.
**In The House Screening** It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.
Hillsong: Let Hope RisePG
Chronicles the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong United. The music of Hillsong is so popular it is estimated that on any given Sunday, more than 50 million churchgoers around the world are singing their songs.
Keeping Up with the JonesesM
An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbours – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
The Girl on the TrainMA15+
Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train is an electrifying thriller directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and starring Emily Blunt. Devastated by her recent divorce, Rachel (Blunt) spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
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When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.
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A hair-raising comedy filled with unbelievable adventure & incredible music! Known for their crazy, colourful, & magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, & her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
André Rieu: Christmas With AndréCTC
André Rieu: Christmas with André (135 mins) features a never-before-seen 90-minute filmed Christmas concert packed with festive favourites including O Holy Night, Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas and more - plus André invites the audience to his hometown for an intimate tour of Maastricht’s magical Christmas highlights, and participates in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins during which he answers questions submitted by cinema audiences.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenM
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Ouija: Origin of EvilM
In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
JIFF - AbuleleCTC
Ancient legends warn children about the Abulele—enormous, furry and sometimes dangerous monsters who are invisible to everyone except children in need of a friend. Adam, a young boy grieving from the loss of his brother, discovers an Abulele and comes to understand that it is not really a monster after all. A heartfelt celebration of the power of love and friendship, and a resounding hit at the Israeli box office, Abulele shows the lengths Adam will go to save his friendly giant.
JIFF - DenialCTC
In the 1990s, an impassioned and articulate American Professor, Deborah Lipstadt, publishes a book, Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. Soon after, a prominent 'denier' referenced in Lipstadt's work, David Irving, sues her for defamation. A thrilling drama based on true events, Denial explores the daring approach of silence used in the trial, employed strategically to avoid any possibility of emotional bias, and ultimately, to clear Lipstadt's name.
JIFF - Eyeless in GazaCTC
When reporting from a war zone, truth is often the first casualty. Delving into media bias and skewed reportage, Eyeless in Gaza offers an in-depth investigation of the international media’s coverage of the 2014 Gaza war. Featuring interviews with Palestinian civilians and journalists, Hamas leaders, UN officials, military analysts and Israeli spokespeople, this documentary boldly questions the veracity of the global media.
JIFF - The InterrogationCTC
1946, Poland. Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest serving commander of Auschwitz concentration camp, is awaiting trial in a Polish prison. Albert Piotrowski, a young Jewish prosecutor, is appointed to interrogate Hoss and elicit the perfect confession from him. The encounter between the two men unveils the banality of the evil and the frightening, predictable routine that unfolded in the camps. This unsettling drama is based on Höss’s memoir, written in prison prior wrote to his execution.
JIFF - Fanny's JourneyCTC
It’s 1943, and France is under German occupation. Thirteen-year-old Fanny and her sisters are sent by their parents to the OSE, a foster home for Jewish children. With the arrival of the Nazis imminent, members of the OSE desperately organise the relocation of the children to Switzerland. Travelling through Nazi-ridden France and headed towards the precarious safety of the Swiss border, the small group learns about independence and discovers solidarity in the midst of tumultuous circumstance.
JIFF - The Last LaughCTC
The world's leading comedians can't agree on how to joke about the Holocaust, or if it's even ethical to try. The Last Laugh puts the fascinating debate to comedy legends, actual survivors and other critical thinkers, where a most intriguing conversation emerges and new light is shed on the Soup Nazi, Hogan's Heroes and the entire premise of The Producers. Star-studded and provocative, The Last Laugh dares to ask uncomfortable questions with unexpected and hilarious results.
JIFF - Monsieur MayonnaiseCTC
Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora is producing a graphic novel about his late father Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries. Less known, however, is Georges' astonishing past, and how together with Marcel Marceau he saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving mayonnaise. Monsieur Mayonnaise is a colourful, tasty and uniquely personal take on 20th-century history, art, food and family.
JIFF - Treasures the Lost Jews of Kastoria GreeceCTC
A coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty, Kastoria was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians. Illuminating the stories of those forced from their homes, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute to, and reminder of, the displaced communities afflicted by the Holocaust. Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with survivors, Treasures stitches together a compelling portrait of what was once a dynamic Jewish community.
JIFF - The Tenth ManCTC
After many years away, Ariel’s father summons him to his childhood home in El Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires. Unfolding over seven days of colourful Purim festivities, the narrative follows Ariel’s attempts to reconnect with his father. Wrestling with notions of identity, home and the intricacies of the father-son relationship, The Tenth Man is at once a valentine to the El Once district, Burman’s own Jewish upbringing and his desire to use cinema as a means of self-exploration.
PFF - Being Bruno BananiCTC
Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan Luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Through his name he also acted as the first 'living brand' using a completely new and disputed way to get around the strict IOC's Olympic advertising regulations.
RFF - IcebreakerCTC
**Russian Film Festival** Icebreaker is based on real events that took place in 1985. A huge iceberg stands in the way of icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov”. Avoiding collision, the ship nonetheless falls into an ice trap & is forced to drift near the coast of Antarctica. The crew spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of ice trap. Saturday 29 October 9:15pm ICEBREAKER includes Q&A with lead actor. Icebreaker also screens Saturday 5 November at 9.00pm as per original program.
JFF - Chihayafuru Part 1UNCL G
**Japanese Film Festival** Chihaya, Taichi and Arata are childhood friends, bound by their passion for competitive karuta (a traditional Japanese card game using poetry and lightning-fast reactions).Separated by circumstance, they are now teenagers on different paths – but energetic Chihaya believes the karuta national championship will reunite their friendship. But when classical poetry is not exactly cool, can Chihaya find enough students to start a karuta team?
JFF - Chihayafuru Part 2UNCL G
**Japanese Film Festival** Spoiler alert! After an incredible win at the Tokyo karuta tournament, Chihaya’s team qualifies for the national championship. Her happiness is short-lived as she learns thatArata has quit karuta. She channels her energy into training and team-bonding but the competition is steep – especially against opponent Shinobu Wakamiya, the Queen of karuta. Thrown off balance, will Chihaya regain confidence in time to lead her team?
RFF - Flight CrewUNCL 15+
**Russian Film Festival** A remake of the 1979 Russian blockbuster disaster movie, Flight Crew was the number one film at the 2016 Russian Box Office and sits inside the top six for all-time money-earners. During a flight to Asia the crew on board a passenger jet receives a message about an earthquake and makes the call to go to the epicenter of the disaster and evacuate the stranded people before the volcano erupts.
JFF - Night's TightropeUNCL 15+
**Japanese Film Festival** Budding writer Yuki has always looked out for her friend, Atsuko, ever since a kendo accident left the latter traumatised and bullied at school. But when the manuscript for Yuki’s first novel is plagiarised, she becomes withdrawn and fixated on mortality. Unbeknownst to her, Atsuko starts volunteering at a nursing home hoping that witnessing death will stop her from taking her own life.
JFF - The Long ExcuseUNCL 15+
**Japanese Film Festival** Celebrity author Sachio Kinugasa loses his wife in a bus accident, while he was in bed with a younger woman. Forced to play the role of a grieving widower in front of media, he’s more shocked by his emotional disconnect to her death. When he meets a bereaved family whose mother died in the same accident, Sachio impulsively offers to care for the children while their father works long hours.
Hell or High WaterMA15+
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham).
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Hyung-wook, an infamous assassin known for his perfection, he slips on soap at a public sauna and passes out. Jae-sung, a not famous unknown actor who’s hit rock bottom, witnesses the accident and switches his locker key with Hyung-wook’s. Jae-sung opens the locker to find the key to a fancy car which leads him to a luxurious condo along with the full wealth and secrets of a successful hit man.
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