Queen of the Desert

May 25, 16 Queen of the Desert

We have 5 double in-season passes for QUEEN OF THE DESERT

For your chance to win a double pass , answer the question below:

“What culture would you like to immerse yourself in?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #QueenOfTheDesert), Facebook, or below!

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JUNE 2

SYNOPSIS:

A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, Gertrude Bell, QUEEN OF THE DESERT chronicles her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century.

A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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The Smiths Video Night

May 24, 16 The Smiths Video Night

We have 2 double pass experiences for THE SMITHS VIDEO NIGHT, from 7pm, Wednesday 25 May, at the New Globe Theatre

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“What is your favourite Smiths/Morrissey song?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #SmithsVideoNight), Facebook, or below!

Only ONE experience – can’t be missed!

Kristian Fletcher Events celebrates Morrissey’s birthday with…

THE SMITHS VIDEO NIGHT

A compilation of The Smiths (and a couple of Morrissey) music videos, television appearances, interview extracts and concert footage on the big screen

Tickets $10 (18+ event)

With licensed bar

www.kristianfletcher.com

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

May 10, 16 Hunt for the Wilderpeople

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, 6:30pm, Monday 23 May, at Palace Barracks Cinemas

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“Where would you take off to if you were being tracked for a national manhunt?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Wilderpeople), Facebook, or below!

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS MAY 26
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on.
Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heart-felt adventure.

Thanks to Madman Films

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Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

May 09, 16 Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

We have 5 x double in-festival passes to any film* in ESSENTIAL INDEPENDENTS: AMERICAN CINEMA, NOW screening exclusively at Palace Centro Cinema

For your chance to win a double pass , answer the question below:

“Which film do you most want to see at the festival?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #EssentialIndies), Facebook, or below!

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS MAY 19 – JUNE 1

SYNOPSIS:

Palace Cinemas is proud to announce the launch of a new festival on Australia’s screen landscape with an annual event designed to showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the U.S – Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now, screening exclusively at Palace Centro Cinema from May 19 – June 1.

From Penelope Spheeris to Kelly Reichardt; from Woody Allen to Alex Ross Perry; from Martin Scorsese to Paul Thomas Anderson; from Sofia Coppola to Lynn Shelton, and from John Cassavetes to Richard Linklater, the American independent film community continues to flourish and produce people, ideas, and cinema with a profound impact on the craft internationally.

Highlights of the festival include Opening Night event screening of Time Out Of Mind, starring Richard Gere on May 19; our New York retrospective ‘Essential New York’, including a screening of Academy Award Winning Midnight Cowboy; our ‘Essential Originals’ chapter with 1st feature films from well-known filmmakers including Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides; and films featuring some of the biggest names in the industry today including James Franco in Yosemite, Natalie Portman in Jane Got A Gun, Sam Worthington in The Keeping Room and indie darling Sarah Silverman gives a career defining performance in I Smile Back.

*Not including Opening Night and Special Events

Thanks to Palace Cinemas

http://www.essentialindependents.com/

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

May 04, 16 The Man Who Knew Infinity

We have 5 double in-season passes for THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

For your chance to win a double pass , answer the question below:

“What question would you like the answer to?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #ManWhoKnewInfinity), Facebook, or below!

 

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS MAY 5

SYNOPSIS:

Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius travelled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with his mentor, the eccentric professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

Thanks to Icon Films

REVIEW:

Nerida

When one imagines the most exciting topics for movies, mathematics tends to fall pretty far down the list. Heck, most students only take maths classes because they have no choice, so why should anyone be interested in the story of a young Indian man who revolutionized the mathematics world at Trinity College in Cambridge in the early 20th century? The reason is that Srinivasa Ramanujan’s personal story is about more than numbers … it’s about faith and passion and overcoming life’s obstacles.

The story also has an intriguing by-product of demonstrating the difference between intelligence and genius. Trinity College at Cambridge was staffed by some of the smartest, best-educated professors on the planet when this self-taught odd young man appeared with ideas and notebooks filled with equations and concepts that most couldn’t even fathom, much less accept. Dev Patel plays Ramanujan, the spirited man from Madras India who accepted his remarkable talent as a gift from God. His initially difficult relationship with Trinity Professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons) was a clash of two men whose passion for math far eclipsed their comfort in the real world. Hardy was a bit of an outcast at the university, while Ramanujan struggled to provide for his new wife, and had little patience for those who doubted his work.

Writer/director Matt Brown doesn’t seem to believe that the relationship between these two gentlemen is strong enough to hold a mainstream audience, so he commits what comes across as an excessive amount of time to the long-distance battles of the wife and mother of this genius. On the math side, Mr. Brown doesn’t allow us to get lost in minutiae of math equations, but also misses the mark on just how groundbreaking and extraordinary Ramanujan’s work was. There is little doubt that the story of genius, when combined with the abrasive mentorship, racism, elitism and health challenges provides more than enough material to keep us glued to the screen. The rest is merely distracting.

Strong support work is provided by Toby Jones (as Littlewood), Stephen Fry, and Jeremy Northram (as Bertrand Russell), but it’s Patel and Irons who carry the weight here. It’s especially rewarding to see Irons as a co-lead again. There have been other popular math movies like A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting, and Proof, but it’s The Theory of Everything that seems to have the most in common with the story of Ramanujan and Hardy. So give it a shot … and remember to show your work!

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