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Special screening – FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
ARTS MARGARET RIVER FUNDRAISER
Movie and afternoon tea

Documentary, US 2018, 75 min
English and Dutch with English subtitles

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

 

REVIEWS:
***** “Five Seasons” reveals gardens you’d look forward to getting lost in, gardens that brilliantly use the interplay of form and color to do wonderful things to your soul.” – Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)
***** “A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively.” – Landscape Architecture Magazine

 

TICKETS: $22
A delicious afternoon tea will be served after movie screening (included in ticket price).

Book online (up to 1h before screening) or buy tickets from the cinema’s box office before screening.
Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf –

 

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Friday Cinema ~ SHAZAM! [M]

SHAZAM!

Fantasy, Science Fiction ‧ 2h12min
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM. – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Cast: Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel

REVIEWS
**** An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre’s real power: joyous wish fulfillment.
**** “”Shazam!” is the funniest, sweetest and most innocent movie in the DC Extended Universe – a sign that it is at last ready to compete with Marvel.”

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Sunday Cinema ~ MISSING LINK [PG]

MISSING LINK

Animation, Adventure, Comedy ‧ 1h 35m
This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry

REVIEWS:
**** “Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought.”

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Friday Cinema – AVENGERS: ENDGAME [M]

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Fantasy, Science Fiction ‧ 3h 2m

 
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

Stars: Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt

 

TICKETS:
Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Friday Cinema – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY [M]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Biography, Drama, Music ‧ 2h 9m

golden starsGolden Globe Winner: Best Motion Picture: Drama & Best Performance by an Actor: Rami Malek
Academy Awards Winner: Best Actor

 
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

REVIEWS:
**** “Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.” – Richard Brody / New Yorker

 

TICKETS:
Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Sunday Cinema ~ WONDER PARK [PG]

WONDER PARK

Animation, Adventure, Comedy ‧ 1h25min
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Cast: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Saturday Cinema ~ CAPTAIN MARVEL [M]

CAPTAIN MARVEL

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi ‧ 2h03min
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Packed with action, humor, and visual thrills, Captain Marvel introduces the MCU’s latest hero with an origin story that makes effective use of the franchise’s signature formula.

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

REVIEWS
**** “Captain Marvel does manage to beautifully capture the essence of the ’90s and a woman coming into her own as the superhero she was always destined to be.” – Kay-B Giddens (Nerds of Prey)

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN MAY

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Sunday Cinema ~ SHAZAM! [M]

SHAZAM!

Action / Adventure / Comedy ‧ 2h12min
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM. – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Cast: Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel

REVIEWS
**** An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre’s real power: joyous wish fulfillment.
**** “”Shazam!” is the funniest, sweetest and most innocent movie in the DC Extended Universe – a sign that it is at last ready to compete with Marvel.”

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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2019 MRRWF Special screening – BOOK WEEK

Book Week (M)

Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 38m

Filmed in the Blue Mountains, Book Week is a shaggy dark comedy about a disgraced novelist turned English teacher trying to find redemption.

For generations, dressing up for Book Week has been an Aussie school tradition. But for high-school English teacher Nicholas Cutler (Alan Dukes), it’s the week from hell. Once a literary ‘enfant’ terrible, and now simply a terrible man, he’s now struggling to instil a love of reading in teenagers who’d rather toy with their phones and dress up as movie superheroes. Trying to roll with these bad new times, Nicholas has penned a trashy zombie story. He’s tantalisingly close to a literary comeback – but it’ll be at the expense of his students, colleagues and long-suffering family. Will this be the week Mr Cutler finally has people’s backs, not paperbacks?

Writer/director Heath Davis based this film on his own experiences as a teacher. Shot in Katoomba and featuring Western Sydney locals as extras, Book Week offers a wry new comedy with a genial fondness for community – the kind you don’t always find in books.
Director: Heath Davis
Writer: Heath Davis
Stars: Toby Schmitz, Maya Stange, Jolene Anderson

 

TICKETS:
Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

Book online (up to 1h before screening) or buy tickets from the cinema’s box office before screening.

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Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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Friday Cinema ~ WONDER PARK [PG]

WONDER PARK

Animation,  Adventure, Comedy ‧ 1h50min
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Cast: Stars: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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