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THE COMING WAR ON CHINA

This new documentary by award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger comes straight after the election of President Trump, and is one of John Pilger’s most timely and urgent investigations. As Trump threatens China with a trade war and worse, this film is both a warning and an inspiring story of people’s resistance.

Jasper Jones

A rare opportunity to hear award winning film and television producer Vincent Sheehan (Laid, The Rover) talk about the making of one of Australia’s auspicious novels into a stunning film.

Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.

The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

EVER THE LAND

A people. A place. Their building. The sublime bond between people and their land is explored through the landmark design and construction of a unique “Living Building” by one of New Zealand’s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe, after 150 years of longstanding grievances with the government over extreme colonization tactics and scorched earth policies. Tradition, environmentalism, indigenous pride and tremendous foresight are tied together with the new building the binding character in this enthralling documentary.

Tickets: Adult $12; Concession $10; Child $8.

DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER

How far can a successful fart get you? A modern day fairy tale of a mad scientist who accidentally invents the world’s most powerful fart powder, when two kids try to help Dr. Proctor introduce his new invention to everyone, they unexpectedly encounter an evil nemesis and his sons who will stoop to anything to get their hands on the powder!

Tickets: Adult $12; Concession $10; Child $8.

The Threepenny Opera

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

The Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

King Lear

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

Frankenstein

FRANKENSTEIN

A new play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Directed by Danny Boyle

National Theatre Live’s 2011 production of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

War Horse – National Theatre Live Screening

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to The Byron Theatre.

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Motorkite Dreaming

The ultimate Aussie adventure story. Four amateur adventurers take two microlights – otherwise known as ‘motorbikes with wings’ – and fly them 4,000km across the largest island on earth.

This is the tale of Aidan, Daryl and their fiancées’ dream to pull off a daring feat that few have attempted before. Flying from south to north across 4 deserts, the intrepid couples navigate tough flying conditions, crocodile-infested swamps, and their own personalities.

A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand. This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

9th Arakwal NAIDOC Film Screening

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ are thrilled to present two inspiring aboriginal short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2016, local short ‘Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble’ & ‘Under Skin In Blood’; plus the acclaimed feature ‘SPEAR’ directed by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s artistic director & choreographer Stephen Page. This outstanding film is produced by John Harvey and stars Hunter Page-Lochard & Aaron Pedersen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with ‘SPEAR’ producer John Harvey & Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd.

Freedom Stories Film Fundraiser

Freedom Stories is an exploration by filmmaker Steve Thomas of the achievements and struggles of former ‘boat people’.
Now Australian citizens, they arrived seeking asylum from the Middle-­‐East around 2001 – a watershed year in Australian politics sparked by the Tampa affair and Prime Minister John Howard’s declaration: “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come”.

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