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Opening Night Film

Opening Night Film
Drama / Comedy
Diana (Zosia Mamet, “Girls”), is an ambitious, aspiring writer who finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment only to discover that her new downstairs neighbour is her ex-boyfriend.

Contemporary Selection

Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
Based on the true story of the friendship between lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) and psychiatric patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) and their 1987 landmark San Francisco case for patients’ rights.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
Popular American folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth portray musicians getting to know each other on a cross-country road trip in the days after 9/11.
Contemporary Selection
Drama / Fantasy
Based on the acclaimed eponymous graphic novel I Kill Giants tells the story of a defiant teenage girl who struggles through school and family life by escaping into a fantasy world where she fights evil giants.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
An ailing photographer (Ed Harris) and his estranged son (Jason Sudeikis) embark on a road-trip across America to reach the last photo lab able to process Kodachrome film before it closes for good.
Contemporary Selection
Drama
Ellen Page and Kate Mara star as lovers against the backdrop of a death penalty case. The two are on opposite sides of the debate: Lucy’s (Page) father is on death row, while Mercy (Mara) is a victims’ rights advocate.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
A voyeuristic artist finds her own privacy invaded in Camille Thoman's haunting Lynchian thriller, starring Mireille Enos (“The Killing”) and the late Sam Shepard.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
In this new drama from Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister), an ex-con (Jay Duplass) struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high-school teacher (Edie Falco).

Postcards From LA

Postcards From LA
Drama / Mystery
In one of his most iconic roles, Jack Nicholson stars as Jake Gittes, a dogged private investigator in ‘30s Los Angeles whose latest case brings him into contact with the elusive Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway).
Postcards From LA
Drama
Both lyrical and starkly neorealist, Charles Burnett’s portrait of a struggling African-American family in L.A.’s Watts neighbourhood influenced generations of filmmakers and is widely regarded as an American masterpiece.