20,000 DAYS ON EARTH [MA15+]
– SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 6PM & FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER, 7PM
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity featuring the musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. The film fuses drama and reality by weaving the journey of a fictional day in the life of the rock star, with an intimate portrayal of his artistic process. It is the debut directorial feature film by innovative visual artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and is set to an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Simply astounding, razor sharp, dynamic… This innovative study of Nick Cave playfully disguises itself as fiction while more than fulfilling the requirements of a biographical documentary.
-Rob Nelson, VARIETY
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT [PG]
– SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 6PM
Set in the 1920s on the opulent and idyllic Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is an enchanting romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone.
The film follows cynical and arrogant Englishman Stanley (Firth), a master illusionist who is invited to the Catledge Family mansion to unmask a possible swindle involving an alluring young clairvoyant named Sophie (Stone). At first, Stanley is confident he can expose Sophie as a fraud in no time. But as he witnesses her accomplish numerous supernatural feats, Stanley begins to question his whole rational worldview – if Sophie’s powers are real, anything could be possible. Charming, funny and featuring terrific performances, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT delves into the very heart of our belief in something more, with a twist you won’t see coming. [PG]
Adults $12, Arts Hub Members $10, Youth $7
Book online or from the box office half an hour before the screening.