Foxtel

Movie Guide

Sat 29th April

Morning

Dreamgirls

They're young, beautiful and just what car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr is looking for - all they have to do is trust him. In 1960s Detroit, a good night onstage can get you noticed, but it won't get your song on the radio. Here, a new kind of music is on the cusp of being born, a sound with roots buried deep in the soul of Detroit itself, where songs are about more than what is on the surface, and everyone is bound together by a shared dream.

Sat 29th April

Of Mice and Men

A contemporary remake of the beloved classic about a nomadic farm worker who looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend.

Sat 29th April

99 Homes

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his.

Sat 29th April

Saving Private Ryan

Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with Wold War II's historic D-Day invasion, and then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searched for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

Sat 29th April

Love and Friendship

Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, this film concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica. The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy and silly, but cheerful - and very rich - Sir James Martin.

Sat 29th April

The Silence of the Lambs

A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill is murdering women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer's actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she'll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life. As their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons, but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage - or strength - to stop it!

Sat 29th April

Noon

The Manchurian Candidate

A Gulf War veteran tries to unravel a nightmare conspiracy of corporate and political power. Psychological thriller follows a career soldier who grows suspicious about his experience in Desert Storm after the squad Sgt Raymond Shaw becomes a candidate for Vice President.

Sat 29th April

High-Rise

Laing is a surgeon who moves into a tower on the outskirts of London. The brutalist brainchild of architect Royal, it offers residents everything they need - except contact with the outside world. When the concrete monolith's electrical circuits malfunction, so does the moral compass of everyone inside. Decadence and depravity become the new norm. Fighting and fornication are rampant and warfare between lower and upper floors erupts, while murder barely raises an eyebrow. Amid the chaos, this film hammers home the stinging sociopolitical satire about the thin line between human advancement and de-evolution of the species.

Sat 29th April

The Revenant

Driven by the sheer will to survive, an explorer undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him.

Sat 29th April

Evening

There Will Be Blood

A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, this film is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview, who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out west where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, HW, to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centres around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday, Plainview and HW make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value - love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son, is imperilled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.

Sat 29th April

Crash

This compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersection of a multi-ethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, during the next 36 hours, they will all collide.

Sun 30th April

Morning

Valkyrie

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country, all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Sun 30th April

Broadway Danny Rose

A small-time New York talent agent's one promising act is an overweight, over-the-hill lounge singer. When the crooner has a spat with his outrageous, blonde mafia mistress, faithful Danny must venture to mob-infested New Jersey to patch it up.

Sun 30th April

The Soloist

In this stirring and inspiring drama based on a true story starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., a journalist discovers a former classical music prodigy who is now playing his violin on the streets of LA. As the reporter endeavours to help the homeless man realise his dreams of playing the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a unique friendship is formed that transforms both their lives.

Sun 30th April

Frost/Nixon

The electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever.

Sun 30th April

The Verdict

A down-and-out alcoholic attorney stumbles onto one last chance to redeem himself. When attorney Frank Calvin is given an open-and-shut medical malpractice case that no one thinks he can win, he courageously decides to refuse a settlement from the hospital. Instead he takes the case, and the entire legal system, to court.

Sun 30th April

The Queen

When news of the death of Princess Diana, undoubtedly the most famous woman in the world, breaks upon a shocked and disbelieving British public, HRH Queen Elizabeth II retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy. For Tony Blair, the popular and newly elected Prime Minister, the people's need for reassurance and support from their leaders is palpable. As the unprecedented outpouring of emotion grows even stronger, Blair must find a way to reconnect The Queen with the British public.

Sun 30th April

Noon

Good Night, And Good Luck

This film takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Sun 30th April

Chicago

Roxie Hart is a small-time chorus dancer who will kill for fame. After doing just that, she lands behind bars alongside vaudeville star Velma Kelly, who, with the help of hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn, has spun her crime into a media frenzy. When Flynn takes Roxie's case, he makes her the latest tabloid sensation, setting the stage for a singing, dancing catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.

Sun 30th April

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich, a struggling single mum who exposes a powerful utility company for dumping deadly toxic waste which is slowly poisoning the local residents. Employed as a filing clerk in her lawyer's firm, the former beauty queen stumbles across this landmark case that transforms her into a working class hero.

Sun 30th April

Evening

Last Cab to Darwin

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the mining town of Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive through the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms. But along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to learn to share it.

Sun 30th April

Mao's Last Dancer

A peasant boy in China becomes a world-renowned ballet dancer before risking everything for love on a trip to the USA.

Sun 30th April

Brooklyn

Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Mon 1st May

Morning

Purple Rain

The semi-autobiography of rock star Prince. A brilliant musician struggles for success as a rival threatens him professionally and romantically in this acclaimed film with a classic Prince soundtrack.

Mon 1st May

The Good German

Who knows what American journalist Jake Geismer is expected to find in post-war Berlin? Peace, maybe. Or at least a story. But certainly not Lena, his beautiful, embittered one-time love. And not the trail of secrecy and deception that leads from Lena to the scheming young corporal who's her new lover and to a murder no one seems interested in solving. Except Jake.

Mon 1st May

JFK

Jim Garrison, a New Orleans District Attorney, just can't believe the Warren Commission's official conclusion on the death of President Kennedy is accurate. Determined to prove them wrong, Garrison stakes everything to find the truth. He encounters a high-level Pentagon official who confirms to him that there was a conspiracy, but Garrison's over-the-top antics interfere with his credibility, leaving him open for ridicule. However, as more and more proof comes to light of a possible conspiracy and cover-up, the more people take note. Garrison never quite achieves his goal of learning the truth, but his investigation gives the world many things to ponder.

Mon 1st May

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Mon 1st May

The Terminal

After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the US. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself.

Mon 1st May

Noon

Mao's Last Dancer

A peasant boy in China becomes a world-renowned ballet dancer before risking everything for love on a trip to the USA.

Mon 1st May

Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam war, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade US colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Mon 1st May

Sherpa

In 2013, a block of ice crashed onto the climbing route to Everest and news channels around the world reported of a brawl between European climbers and a mob of angry Sherpas. This story explores what really happened.

Mon 1st May

Evening

Seven Pounds

A strange IRS agent uses his database to locate a series of needy people and goes to elaborate lengths to improve their lives. During the process, he falls in love with a woman in need of a new heart. It's only after he's killed himself and everyone's benefited from his generosity that we learn who he really was and why he did what he did.

Mon 1st May

The Hurt Locker

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad in Iraq must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Mon 1st May

Goldstone

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier mining town of Goldstone on a missing person's enquiry. What seems like a simple 'light duties' investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local mayor, mining boss and Aboriginal Land Council.

Tue 2nd May

Morning

Bernard and Doris

A hypothetical, behind-the-scenes story of tobacco heiress Doris Duke and her Irish butler, Bernard. Doris was the world's richest woman, a society icon with a reputation for being difficult and demanding. Bernard was a closeted homosexual who, despite his subordinate status and troubled history with alcohol abuse, ended up the primary beneficiary of her estate. Theirs was a love story that nobody could have imagined - until now.

Tue 2nd May

Magnolia

An intriguing and entertaining study in characters going through varying levels of crisis and introspection. This psychological drama leads you in several different directions, weaving and intersecting various subplots and characters, from a self-proclaimed pied-piper, to a child forced to go on a TV game show and the pressures he faces from a ruthless father.

Tue 2nd May

Once

The Guy works part-time repairing vacuum cleaners and dreams of one day landing a big record deal. While busking on the street, he meets the Girl, a struggling single mother who can't afford the piano she dreams of. Finding a common bond through their passion for music, Guy and Girl are brought together over a few intense days. The visual soundtrack of a modern love story, this film will charm and captivate in the most unexpected way.

Tue 2nd May

Grand Canyon

Random acts of violence and kindness collide as immigration attorney Mack, stranded in a bad part of town and set upon by a gang of street thugs. Tow truck driver Simon, comes to the rescue and the two become good friends. Mack tries to repay Simon by setting him up on a blind date and helping his sister move to a better neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Mack's best friend is wounded in a robbery, Mack's wife Claire finds an abandoned baby and applies for adoption and Simon's nephew is thinking of joining a gang. As everybody's lives interweave, the class and race issues that would normally keep them apart fall away.

Tue 2nd May

The Mermaid

This action-filled phenomenon is about a greedy real estate tycoon, Xuan, who is threatening the home of the last surviving mermaids. Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Tue 2nd May

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

Tue 2nd May

Noon

Game Change

A searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice, Game Change pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the McCain team, the critical decisions made behind closed doors and how the choice was made to bring Palin on the ticket.

Tue 2nd May

The Magnificent Seven

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Tue 2nd May

North Country

With Oscar nominated performances by Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and inspired by true accounts, it tells the story of Josey Aimes, a single mother who returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage and in need of a good job. With two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighbourhoods with a common thread.

Tue 2nd May

Evening

The Adderall Diaries

A writer's fascination with a bizarre murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled childhood, while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

Tue 2nd May

High-Rise

Laing is a surgeon who moves into a tower on the outskirts of London. The brutalist brainchild of architect Royal, it offers residents everything they need - except contact with the outside world. When the concrete monolith's electrical circuits malfunction, so does the moral compass of everyone inside. Decadence and depravity become the new norm. Fighting and fornication are rampant and warfare between lower and upper floors erupts, while murder barely raises an eyebrow. Amid the chaos, this film hammers home the stinging sociopolitical satire about the thin line between human advancement and de-evolution of the species.

Tue 2nd May

Two Hands

A classic Aussie crime tale about a young man coming of age in a tough world of crooks and villains. When young, struggling go-getter Jimmy is offered the shot of a lifetime working for local crime boss Pando, he grabs it with both hands. But not everything goes to plan and when his special delivery goes missing, a package of $10,000, he finds himself in a whole lot of trouble with the boss and in desperate need of help. Against the odds and with time running out to repay the loss, it will take every trick in Jimmy's book to save him and his girlfriend, Alex, from the nefarious ways of Pando and his gang.

Wed 3rd May

Morning

The Notorious Bettie Page

In an incandescent performance, Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthral fans to this day.

Wed 3rd May

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World

A dying motorist reveals to the occupants of four other cars where $350,000 is buried and that starts a mad scramble across mountains and deserts to reach the treasure first.

Wed 3rd May

Infinitely Polar Bear

While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam Stuart is more likely to be found mushroom-hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on one of his many half- completed projects. His family's wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife Maggie and their two young daughters, Amelia and Faith, are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck. Broke, stressed, and overwhelmed, Maggie applies to business school and is accepted to Columbia University's MBA program. Seeing this as her chance to build a better life for their daughters, Maggie asks Cam to become the primary caregiver for the girls while she completes her degree in New York. After all, routine is what the doctor ordered and the girls miss their dad. Cam agrees, hoping to rebuild his family. But the two spirited girls are not interested in making things easy for him. With Maggie away in New York, Cam quickly realises that he's in over his head. Over the course of the next 18 months, as Maggie rushes to complete her degree, he learns, through trial and a lot of error, how to take care of his precocious daughters as well as himself. After years of struggling to find his place in the world, Cam may finally have found where he fits in. Based on a true story, this film is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

Wed 3rd May

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive 11-year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls The Worst Day, he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.

Wed 3rd May

Game Change

A searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice, Game Change pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the McCain team, the critical decisions made behind closed doors and how the choice was made to bring Palin on the ticket.

Wed 3rd May

99 Homes

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his.

Wed 3rd May

Pulp Fiction

Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marcellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an ageing boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Wed 3rd May

Noon

Ghosts of Mississippi

Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor for James Woods; Alec Baldwin stars as an assistant DA seeking justice for the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Wed 3rd May

The Legend of Bagger Vance

A golfer traumatised by war gets his swing back with a guru-like black caddy.

Wed 3rd May

Evening

Maggie's Plan

In this witty romantic comedy, Maggie is a vibrant New Yorker, who without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding, an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, she falls in love for the first time. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette, an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's eccentric best friends, married couple Tony and Felicia, Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.

Wed 3rd May

Queen of the Desert

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attache for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Wed 3rd May

The World's Fastest Indian

Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.

Thu 4th May

Morning

Capturing Mary

This follow-up companion piece to Joe's Palace reintroduces the spooky London mansion where young caretaker Joe still works. Joe entertains a visitor, an elderly woman whose life was forever changed by her past experiences at the old house. As Joe takes Mary through the rooms of the mansion, Mary takes Joe through her story. Flashbacks unfold to the 1950s and 1960s, detailing young Mary's ambiguous relationship with Greville, a polished and self-assured stranger she meets at a party. Is the mysterious Greville, who exhibits a strange power over the rich and powerful, trying to seduce young Mary, or are his aims something more sinister?

Thu 4th May

The Pianist

This is the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who was the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II. This powerful, triumphant film follows Szpilman's heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer. A truly unforgettable epic, testifying to both the power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit, this film is a miraculous tale of survival.

Thu 4th May

Anomalisa

A man who is bored with his repetitive existence meets a stranger on a business trip and begins to change his negative views on life.

Thu 4th May

Stand By Me

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends - sensitive Gordie, tough guy Chris, flamboyant Teddy, and scaredy-cat Vern - are in search of a missing teenagers body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns in to an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had.

Thu 4th May

Anna Karenina

The timeless story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has borne a son, and her social standing in St Petersburg could scarcely be higher. She journeys to Moscow after a letter from her philandering brother asking for Anna to come and help save his marriage to Dolly. En route, Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot - and will not - be ignored.

Thu 4th May

Mr. Holmes

A different twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an ageing Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon his housekeeper's boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love before it's too late.

Thu 4th May

Noon

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Thu 4th May

Last Cab to Darwin

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the mining town of Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive through the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms. But along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to learn to share it.

Thu 4th May

The Impossible

A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami. Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, This is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Thu 4th May

Evening

Looking For Grace

When rebellious 16-year-old Grace takes off, her exasperated mum and dad enlist the help of a close to retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheatbelt to try to find her.

Thu 4th May

Friday Night Lights

A besieged high-school football coach working with a losing team in a Texan town where winning is everything. Telling the true story of the 1988 Permian Panthers, the most successful team in state history, whose players all but buckle under the pressure of their needy fans, the unique power of this film lies in asking as many questions of a sports-mad culture as it answers.

Thu 4th May

Going Clear: Scientology...

This film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology - whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities - shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. One of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary highlights the Church's origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond.

Fri 5th May

Morning

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories. The film chronicles Grandin's early beginnings as a child diagnosed with autism; her turbulent growth and development during her school years and the enduring support she received from her mother, her aunt and her science teacher. Against all odds, Temple eventually transitioned into a highly-functional, esteemed inventor in the cattle industry, which she revolutionised with her scientific research and designs.

Fri 5th May

Chaplin

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

Fri 5th May

Cut Snake

Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, this film tells the story of Sparra Farrell, a very private man in his 20s who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula. But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic Pommie tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind.

Fri 5th May

Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine

A candid biography of the late innovator Steve Jobs which unravels the mystery of the Apple legend and explains the endurance of his values within the technology industry.

Fri 5th May

The Soloist

In this stirring and inspiring drama based on a true story starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., a journalist discovers a former classical music prodigy who is now playing his violin on the streets of LA. As the reporter endeavours to help the homeless man realise his dreams of playing the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a unique friendship is formed that transforms both their lives.

Fri 5th May

The Hurricane

A triumphant true story of an innocent man's 20-year fight for justice. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested for the murders of three people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison, Carter decided to channel his frustration and despair by writing his own story from his cell.

Fri 5th May

Noon

American Beauty

The story of a man on the brink of a mid-life crisis who suddenly becomes obsessed with one of his teenage daughters' friends.

Fri 5th May

Mona Lisa Smile

A funny, inspiring and uplifting film about an art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much to learn about romance.

Fri 5th May

The Truman Show

Truman Burbank is unaware that he is the star of a 24-hour-a-day television program. Every moment of his life is captured by one of a thousand cameras and fed live, via satellite, to a global audience of millions. All the people in Truman's life, including his wife, his mother, and his best friend, are actors, and his entire world is a gigantic domed sound stage. Finally, at age 30, Truman, who has never left his idyllic community of Seahaven, begins to suspect that something is fishy. But the show's producer, Cristof, will do anything to prevent Truman from leaving Seahaven and discovering the truth.

Fri 5th May

Evening

Love and Friendship

Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, this film concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica. The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy and silly, but cheerful - and very rich - Sir James Martin.

Fri 5th May

Amelie

Amelie Poulain lives in Paris, and in a world of her own. Introverted, but with a very extroverted imagination, Amelie is obsessed with the small pleasures of life and believes she can twist the fate of others by affecting the slightest changes in their environment. So she sets out to give the lonely and unloved a new lease of life, taking some time to enjoy skimming stones and planning to win the heart of Nino.

Fri 5th May

The Magnificent Seven

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Sat 6th May

Morning

A Dog Year

Based on novelist Jon Katz's book about his own struggles and how he worked through them with the help of an adopted dog. Katz is a blocked writer who agrees to adopt an abused dog even though he already has two placid Labradors. With an inbuilt urge to go chasing moving objects, Devon is an instant handful and just as crazy as Jon. Perhaps the solution lies in a no-nonsense trainer who dispenses life lessons to both Katz and his dog.

Sat 6th May

Vanilla Sky

Young, hansom, and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames can have anything his heart desires. Still, Davids charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover suddenly sends Davids world out of control.

Sat 6th May

The Mermaid

This action-filled phenomenon is about a greedy real estate tycoon, Xuan, who is threatening the home of the last surviving mermaids. Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Sat 6th May

The Lovely Bones

A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family and her killer from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. At the heart of the story is the endearingly honest and brave Susie Salmon who observes her family as they come to grips with overwhelming loss. As the family grapples with grief and growing frustration over the police's failure to solve the crime, Susie tries to guide her father towards uncovering the identity of her killer.

Sat 6th May

North Country

With Oscar nominated performances by Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and inspired by true accounts, it tells the story of Josey Aimes, a single mother who returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage and in need of a good job. With two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighbourhoods with a common thread.

Sat 6th May

Inglourious Basterds

As war rages in Europe, a Nazi-scalping squad of American soldiers, known to their enemy as 'The Basterds', is on a daring mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich.

Sat 6th May

Noon

Amelie

Amelie Poulain lives in Paris, and in a world of her own. Introverted, but with a very extroverted imagination, Amelie is obsessed with the small pleasures of life and believes she can twist the fate of others by affecting the slightest changes in their environment. So she sets out to give the lonely and unloved a new lease of life, taking some time to enjoy skimming stones and planning to win the heart of Nino.

Sat 6th May

A Single Man

Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, this is the story of George Falconer, a 52-year-old British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim.

Sat 6th May

The Dressmaker

Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother, Molly, and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town, and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Sat 6th May

Evening

Good Night, And Good Luck

This film takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Sat 6th May

The Man Who Knew Infinity

An inspiration film that explores the brilliance of a mathematician that many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe - possibly existence itself.

Sat 6th May

Lorenzo's Oil

This powerful and unforgettable drama is based on a true story. For Augusto and Michaela Odone, the news that their five-year-old son, Lorenzo, has a rare terminal disease is sobering; to learn there is no known cure is devastating. Despite the prognosis, the Odone's embark on an extraordinary mission of love, consulting and sometimes colliding with the world's top doctors and scientists in the quest to save their son.

Sun 7th May

Morning

My Sister's Keeper

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukaemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive.

Sun 7th May

The Hustler

With his boyish grin and laid-back good looks, Fast Eddie Felson has fleeced his share of pool-hall gamblers. Now the brash pool shark is after the king of the cue stick: Minnesota Fats. But after losing to Fats in a gruelling, 36-hour match, Eddie hits the skids. Only the intervention of a ruthless gambler, who stakes his claim to Eddie's soul, can teach this hustler the cruel art of winning.

Sun 7th May

Grand Canyon

Random acts of violence and kindness collide as immigration attorney Mack, stranded in a bad part of town and set upon by a gang of street thugs. Tow truck driver Simon, comes to the rescue and the two become good friends. Mack tries to repay Simon by setting him up on a blind date and helping his sister move to a better neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Mack's best friend is wounded in a robbery, Mack's wife Claire finds an abandoned baby and applies for adoption and Simon's nephew is thinking of joining a gang. As everybody's lives interweave, the class and race issues that would normally keep them apart fall away.

Sun 7th May

Chaplin

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

Sun 7th May

Apollo 13

Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time - and the odds - to bring them home.

Sun 7th May

The Man Who Knew Infinity

An inspiration film that explores the brilliance of a mathematician that many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe - possibly existence itself.

Sun 7th May

Noon

Saving Private Ryan

Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with Wold War II's historic D-Day invasion, and then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searched for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

Sun 7th May

By the Sea

An emotionally frustrated couple visit a hotel in the South of France where they become obsessed with the young newlyweds next door.

Sun 7th May

Evening

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich, a struggling single mum who exposes a powerful utility company for dumping deadly toxic waste which is slowly poisoning the local residents. Employed as a filing clerk in her lawyer's firm, the former beauty queen stumbles across this landmark case that transforms her into a working class hero.

Sun 7th May

Candy

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle, and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Sun 7th May

Trouble with the Curve

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus, who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat, refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgement, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgement, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardising her own career to save his.

Mon 8th May

Morning

Juno

Juno MacGuff is a cool, confident teenager who takes a nine-month detour into adulthood when she's faced with an unplanned pregnancy - and sets out to find the perfect parents for her baby. With the help of her charmingly unassuming boyfriend, supportive dad and no-nonsense stepmum, Juno sets her sights on an affluent couple longing to adopt their first child.

Mon 8th May

Staying Alive

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting towards his biggest challenge ever - making it as a dancer on Broadway.

Mon 8th May

The Adderall Diaries

A writer's fascination with a bizarre murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled childhood, while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

Mon 8th May

Broadway Danny Rose

A small-time New York talent agent's one promising act is an overweight, over-the-hill lounge singer. When the crooner has a spat with his outrageous, blonde mafia mistress, faithful Danny must venture to mob-infested New Jersey to patch it up.

Mon 8th May

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World

A dying motorist reveals to the occupants of four other cars where $350,000 is buried and that starts a mad scramble across mountains and deserts to reach the treasure first.

Mon 8th May

Mystic River

Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them. Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter is coldly murdered. Dave is a suspect. And Sean scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands.

Mon 8th May

Candy

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle, and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Mon 8th May

Noon

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pyjamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Mon 8th May

The Great Escape

In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

Mon 8th May

Gangs of New York

America's history was forged on the streets in a crucible of crime, in politics and dirty dealing. It's 1846 and the Irish hordes are invading New York. Desperate natives band together to take control of the notorious Five Points in a gang war that leaves blood in the snow, one man dead and his son set on vengeance.

Mon 8th May

Evening

No Country for Old Men

When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. As an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town.

Mon 8th May

Donnie Darko (Director's Cut)

A disturbed teenager goes off his medication, embarks on a crime spree and becomes convinced that the world will end in 28 days.

Tue 9th May

Morning

JFK

Jim Garrison, a New Orleans District Attorney, just can't believe the Warren Commission's official conclusion on the death of President Kennedy is accurate. Determined to prove them wrong, Garrison stakes everything to find the truth. He encounters a high-level Pentagon official who confirms to him that there was a conspiracy, but Garrison's over-the-top antics interfere with his credibility, leaving him open for ridicule. However, as more and more proof comes to light of a possible conspiracy and cover-up, the more people take note. Garrison never quite achieves his goal of learning the truth, but his investigation gives the world many things to ponder.

Tue 9th May

Testament of Youth

A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Tue 9th May

The English Patient

This award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel is a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana, a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient" thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories.

Tue 9th May

Once

The Guy works part-time repairing vacuum cleaners and dreams of one day landing a big record deal. While busking on the street, he meets the Girl, a struggling single mother who can't afford the piano she dreams of. Finding a common bond through their passion for music, Guy and Girl are brought together over a few intense days. The visual soundtrack of a modern love story, this film will charm and captivate in the most unexpected way.

Tue 9th May

The Power of One

In this stirring tale based on Bryce Courteney's novel, directed by John G. Avildsen (Rocky), Stephen Dorff stars as P.K., an English boy living in Africa before and during World War II, who, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope in a time of war. After a childhood of being bullied, being the only English boy in a school of Afrikaners, P.K. hears about the myth of, The Rainmaker, an African legend that tells of a man who will unite all the tribes. After he begins a career as a boxer, the rumours of, The Rainmaker, circulates to the point that his boxing matches are highly attended and he quickly becomes a crowd favourite. Soon, P.K. takes up the struggle for civil rights in Africa, fighting to build a better future for his troubled, adopted homeland. The support cast includes Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, John Gielgud and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Tue 9th May

Noon

Into the Storm

Winston Churchill for five years played perhaps the single most important role in thwarting the Nazis during WWII, with his intrepid leadership and rhetoric inspiring millions of Britons and other members of the free world to fight Hitler's Germany to the bitter end.

Tue 9th May

Mr. Holmes

A different twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an ageing Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon his housekeeper's boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love before it's too late.

Tue 9th May

The World's Fastest Indian

Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.

Tue 9th May

Evening

The Pursuit of Happyness

The moving true story of Chris Gardner, a San Franciscan salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his five-year-old son, Christopher. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an unpaid internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.

Tue 9th May

The Revenant

Driven by the sheer will to survive, an explorer undertakes a 200-mile odyssey through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him.

Tue 9th May

Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam war, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade US colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Wed 10th May

Morning

The Impossible

A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami. Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, This is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Wed 10th May

Delicatessen

Nominated for Best Foreign Film award at the BAFTAS, this cult classic is set in a distant, apocalyptic future; conventional society has reached a state of collapse. Grain is now used as currency and meat has become a rare commodity. Meanwhile an unemployed clown finds work as a maintenance man in a squalid apartment block situated above a butchers shop. Having fallen in love with the owner's daughter he soon discovers the sinister truth behind the ominous landlord's unsavoury intentions. Between blossoming romance and disappearing tenants his only hope for survival could be the members of a subterranean militia of vegetarian freedom fighters. Or is it too late already?

Wed 10th May

Birth

This touching drama of eternal love sees a Manhattan widow, Anna, who comes across a persuasive 10-year-old boy, convincing her he is the reincarnation of her late husband, who died 10 years earlier. Anna's initial scepticism is brushed off as the child has such uncanny and intimate knowledge of the former couple's life. She cannot erase him from her mind and finds she needs to be with him regularly, which leads Joseph, the man she plans to marry, to intense jealousy and puts a strain on their marriage plans.

Wed 10th May

Capturing Mary

This follow-up companion piece to Joe's Palace reintroduces the spooky London mansion where young caretaker Joe still works. Joe entertains a visitor, an elderly woman whose life was forever changed by her past experiences at the old house. As Joe takes Mary through the rooms of the mansion, Mary takes Joe through her story. Flashbacks unfold to the 1950s and 1960s, detailing young Mary's ambiguous relationship with Greville, a polished and self-assured stranger she meets at a party. Is the mysterious Greville, who exhibits a strange power over the rich and powerful, trying to seduce young Mary, or are his aims something more sinister?

Wed 10th May

Into the Storm

Winston Churchill for five years played perhaps the single most important role in thwarting the Nazis during WWII, with his intrepid leadership and rhetoric inspiring millions of Britons and other members of the free world to fight Hitler's Germany to the bitter end.

Wed 10th May

Gravity

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Wed 10th May

Noon

Mona Lisa Smile

A funny, inspiring and uplifting film about an art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much to learn about romance.

Wed 10th May

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to 'outsource' their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Wed 10th May

The Terminal

After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the US. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself.

Wed 10th May

Evening

Going Clear: Scientology...

This film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology - whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities - shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. One of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary highlights the Church's origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond.

Wed 10th May

Mao's Last Dancer

A peasant boy in China becomes a world-renowned ballet dancer before risking everything for love on a trip to the USA.

Wed 10th May

Purple Rain

The semi-autobiography of rock star Prince. A brilliant musician struggles for success as a rival threatens him professionally and romantically in this acclaimed film with a classic Prince soundtrack.

Thu 11th May

Morning

Once Upon a Time in America

This gangland epic chronicles the lives, loves and crimes of four Jewish mobsters as seen through the eyes of the troupe's ringleader, Noodles. Beginning with their childhood in the 1920s, it follow the boys through the last years of Prohibition in the early 1930s, to the late 1960s, when Noodles returns to the Lower East Side to face his past, filled with brutality and violence.

Thu 11th May

Dreamgirls

They're young, beautiful and just what car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr is looking for - all they have to do is trust him. In 1960s Detroit, a good night onstage can get you noticed, but it won't get your song on the radio. Here, a new kind of music is on the cusp of being born, a sound with roots buried deep in the soul of Detroit itself, where songs are about more than what is on the surface, and everyone is bound together by a shared dream.

Thu 11th May

Infinitely Polar Bear

While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam Stuart is more likely to be found mushroom-hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on one of his many half- completed projects. His family's wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife Maggie and their two young daughters, Amelia and Faith, are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck. Broke, stressed, and overwhelmed, Maggie applies to business school and is accepted to Columbia University's MBA program. Seeing this as her chance to build a better life for their daughters, Maggie asks Cam to become the primary caregiver for the girls while she completes her degree in New York. After all, routine is what the doctor ordered and the girls miss their dad. Cam agrees, hoping to rebuild his family. But the two spirited girls are not interested in making things easy for him. With Maggie away in New York, Cam quickly realises that he's in over his head. Over the course of the next 18 months, as Maggie rushes to complete her degree, he learns, through trial and a lot of error, how to take care of his precocious daughters as well as himself. After years of struggling to find his place in the world, Cam may finally have found where he fits in. Based on a true story, this film is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

Thu 11th May

Magnolia

An intriguing and entertaining study in characters going through varying levels of crisis and introspection. This psychological drama leads you in several different directions, weaving and intersecting various subplots and characters, from a self-proclaimed pied-piper, to a child forced to go on a TV game show and the pressures he faces from a ruthless father.

Thu 11th May

Rabbit-Proof Fence

The controversial topic of the Stolen Generation is played out in this true story about three Aboriginal girls. Taken from their home and separated from their mothers, they are sent to a remote settlement 1500 miles away. In response, they attempt the impossible and embark on a daring escape and epic journey to find their way back home - across an unforgiving landscape that will test their very will to survive.

Thu 11th May

Noon

My Sister's Keeper

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukaemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive.

Thu 11th May

99 Homes

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his.

Thu 11th May

American Beauty

The story of a man on the brink of a mid-life crisis who suddenly becomes obsessed with one of his teenage daughters' friends.

Thu 11th May

Evening

The Descendants

This is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Thu 11th May

Pulp Fiction

Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marcellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an ageing boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Thu 11th May

The Queen

When news of the death of Princess Diana, undoubtedly the most famous woman in the world, breaks upon a shocked and disbelieving British public, HRH Queen Elizabeth II retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy. For Tony Blair, the popular and newly elected Prime Minister, the people's need for reassurance and support from their leaders is palpable. As the unprecedented outpouring of emotion grows even stronger, Blair must find a way to reconnect The Queen with the British public.

Fri 12th May

Morning

Two Hands

A classic Aussie crime tale about a young man coming of age in a tough world of crooks and villains. When young, struggling go-getter Jimmy is offered the shot of a lifetime working for local crime boss Pando, he grabs it with both hands. But not everything goes to plan and when his special delivery goes missing, a package of $10,000, he finds himself in a whole lot of trouble with the boss and in desperate need of help. Against the odds and with time running out to repay the loss, it will take every trick in Jimmy's book to save him and his girlfriend, Alex, from the nefarious ways of Pando and his gang.

Fri 12th May

Anna Karenina

The timeless story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has borne a son, and her social standing in St Petersburg could scarcely be higher. She journeys to Moscow after a letter from her philandering brother asking for Anna to come and help save his marriage to Dolly. En route, Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot - and will not - be ignored.

Fri 12th May

Postcards from the Edge

A actress struggles to rebuild her life after a stint in a drug rehabilitation clinic. This means moving back into her mother's home - an ageing movie star who epitomises 'old Hollywood'.

Fri 12th May

Looking For Grace

When rebellious 16-year-old Grace takes off, her exasperated mum and dad enlist the help of a close to retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheatbelt to try to find her.