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JIMMY BARNES: WORKING CLASS BOY
Release Date: 23/08/2018
Jimmy Barnes occupies a unique place in Australian hearts and minds. But long before “Khe Sanh” and “Working Class Man”, and long before ‘Barnesy’, there was the boy – James Dixon Swan. Now his big story is brought to the big screen. Leading production house, CJZ and acclaimed director, Mark Joffe (Jack Irish, House Of Hancock, The Man Who Sued God) have crafted an unflinching, powerful and transcendent documentary – Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy. As the man himself explains near the start of the film, I was born James Dixon Swan. This is the story of how I became Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy joins Jimmy as he retraces his earliest steps through the hard streets of Glasgow. It walks with him as he revisits childhood ghosts in South Australia, reflecting on the domestic violence, poverty and alcoholism that would fuel his life. The film sets this raw, and sometimes darkly funny story against a backdrop of archival footage and interviews with family and friends. Jimmy’s honesty and inimitable sense of humour create an emotional and compelling film of a damaged childhood, a broken family, a search for love and, finally, a genuine redemption. The documentary also features some captivating musical moments. Elegantly filmed, Jimmy performs both solo and with Cold Chisel. He duets with his children, Mahalia Barnes and David Campbell, plus his brother- in-law, Diesel. An unforgettable new collaboration with Richard Tognetti’s Australian Chamber Orchestra is another highlight. This landmark feature documentary is based on Jimmy’s acclaimed memoir, Working Class Boy. His self-penned book won the 2017 ABIA Award as Australia’s ‘Biography of The Year’ and spent a staggering 16 weeks at #1. It has sold over 250,000 copies, making it one of the biggest autobiographies in our country’s history. Jimmy’s musical career is nothing short of remarkable: fifteen #1 albums in Australia – more than even the Beatles achieved; over 10,000 gigs across his lifetime; inducted into the ARIA Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame ... twice. But none of these achievements eclipse the power and bravery of Working Class Boy. In telling this bare and brilliant original story on film, he has shown that it’s never too late to make new beginnings. To understand the man, you must meet the boy.
Starring: Jimmy Barnes
Rating: M
Running Time: 104 mins
SLENDER MAN
Release Date: 23/08/2018
Slender Man tells the story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.
Starring: Joey King, Javier Botet
Rating: M
Running Time: 93 mins
HAPPYTIME MURDERS
Release Date: 23/08/2018
No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph
Rating: ctc
Running Time: 0 mins
DISNEY CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL - The Lion King (1994) (weekends only)
Release Date: 25/08/2018
Cheerful, feisty lion cub Simba " Just Can't Wait to Be King," but with the loss of his dad, Mufasa, his adventures take a new path. Simba flees accusations, guilt and the Pride Land meeting new friends along the way who teach him a worry free philosophy. As Simba grows into adulthood, he discovers that his father's courage and wisdom are a part of him and reclaims his place as the King of the Pride Lands.
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Whoopi Golberg, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin
Rating: G
Running Time: 90 mins
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Release Date: 30/08/2018
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Starring: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding
Rating: M
Running Time: 120 mins
MILE 22
Release Date: 30/08/2018
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
Starring: Lauren Cohan, Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey
Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 94 mins
KIN
Release Date: 30/08/2018
Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
Starring: Carrie Coon, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz
Rating: M
Running Time: 102 mins
OPERA DE PARIS - DON PASQUALE
Release Date: 02/09/2018
ACT I In his apartments, Don Pasquale receives his friend, Doctor Malatesta, with a view to depriving his nephew and legitimate heir, Ernesto, of his inheritance. The latter has had the bad taste to fall in love with Norina, a penniless young widow, even though Don Pasquale has presented the young man with a more worthy match. The old miser has decided that he himself should be the one to get married. Malatesta informs him that he has the ideal fiancée: his own sister, Sofronia, whom he describes as a timid, naïve convent-raised girl. An impatient Don Pasquale implores the doctor to introduce him to her right away. When Ernesto arrives, the old fogey again tries to convince his nephew to marry the woman he has chosen for him. However, faced with Ernesto’s obstinacy, Don Pasquale disinherits him for good and informs him of his imminent marriage to Malatesta’s sister. Ernesto is all the more astounded since he has been led to believe he has the doctor’s complete support. Unable to guarantee her future, Ernesto decides to leave Norina. Norina receives Ernesto’s letter announcing the breakup and his departure. Doctor Malatesta rushes to reassure the young woman. He explains that his sole strategy is to fool Don Pasquale: he intends to have him married before a fake notary to a seemingly sweet and amiable woman who, as soon as the vows are uttered, will turn into a veritable harpy. In so doing, he hopes to drive the poor man over the edge and persuade him to allow his nephew to marry whoever he chooses. A delighted Norina accepts to play the role of Malatesta’s sister. ACT II Left alone, Ernesto wallows in despair: disavowed by his uncle and betrayed by his friend, he has been obliged to renounce the woman he loves. For his part, Don Pasquale prepares for the arrival of his future bride. She enters, under a veil, on Malatesta’s arm. The old man is instantly won over by her shy naivety and smitten by her charms when she finally removes the veil for him. He demands that they be married right away. Malatesta immediately summons his cousin, who, disguised as a notary, draws up the contract. Ernesto arrives to bid farewell to his uncle and discovers his beloved arm-in-arm with Don Pasquale. In an aside, Malatesta explains to the young man he must play along for his own good. As soon as the marriage is concluded, the young bride turns into a shrew. Harsh and domineering, she cajoles and insults Don Pasquale to the delight of an amazed Ernesto. The old man, dumbfounded by this change of situation, almost has a stroke when the young woman orders the servants to completely rearrange the furniture in the house. ACT III Don Pasquale’s house is in utter turmoil and the bills are piling up: jewellery, hats, flowers, gowns... A distraught Don Pasquale even receives a slap when he tries to stop his young wife from going out to have some fun. His humiliation is complete when he finds a note arranging a secret tryst between the young woman and another suitor. Don Pasquale asks Malatesta to help rid him of his shrew of a wife. Malatesta suggests to Don Pasquale that they resolve the situation by way of a ruse. He compels the young wife to share her house with Norina, the future bride of Ernesto. The young woman replies that she would sooner leave than share her home with another woman. Don Pasquale is now eager to accept his nephew’s marriage to Norina, seeing it as a means to be rid of his own wife. Soon thereafter, Malatesta finally reveals the subterfuge to Don Pasquale: Sofronia and Norina are one and the same person. Initially annoyed and upset at having been taken advantage of, Don Pasquale is ultimately relieved to be rid of his termagant wife. He forgives them all and agrees to the union of the young couple.
Starring: Michele Pertusi, Florian Sempey, Lawrence Brownlee, Nadine Sierra
Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 140 mins