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The Magnificent SevenM
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers & hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
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.
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The Secret Life of PetsG
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favourite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
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.
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.
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?
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 - 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.
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 and is forced to drift near the coast of Antarctica. The crew of “Gromov” spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of ice trap. The ominous silence and freezing temperatures create an eerie atmosphere that plunges audiences right into the middle of a lethal situation.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richie McCaw: Chasing GreatPG
Richie McCaw is perhaps the best rugby player the world has ever seen and his career is almost over. But it won't be a muted end. Instead it will be a risk all attempt to win the 2015 Rugby World Cup. This could be another step up a very high podium or a fall from grace. Using observational documentary, reportage, a remarkable family video archive and drama 'Chasing Great' is the story of McCaw's dream.
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.
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