Saturday, May 28, 2016

What's on in film this week 26th May 2016?


The Nice Guys ✪✪✪½ Opens May 26 Most Cinemas
It’s been awhile between noir films for director and screenwriter Shane Black. His last big film was 2013 Iron Man 3, which most fans agree was the weakest of the series. I quite liked it myself, but many complained that he’d lessened the character with all the soul searching and tears.
   Black is better known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (also starring Downey Jr), The Long Kiss Goodnight (Gena Davis), and The Lethal Weapon (Mel Gibson) series. He’s back in familiar territory with The Nice Guys, pairing grisly and jaded enforcer Jackson Healy (Russel Crowe) with wise guy Holland March (Ryan Gosling) as the mismatched pair. Throw in spunky daughter (Angourie Rice These Final Hours) who insists on tagging along, and you have a quite a fun piece of entertainment. Fabulous to see another West Australian actor doing so well and at such a young age with Angourie.
  This is a good, solid, quirky film, thanks to a good script and powerful charisma between the three lead actors. Great casting. One for the mature, smart audience.
Film Blurb
Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs this police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centering on a pair of detectives who stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a once-prominent female porn star. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling top-line this Warner Bros. release that reunites Lethal Weapon scribe Black with that film's producer, Joel Silver.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS ✪✪✪½ Opens May 26 Most Cinemas
   Johnny Depp, I don’t love your attitude to breaking Australian laws. I agree, too much was made of your wife Amber Heard bringing your dogs into Australia without declaring them while you worked on Pirates of the Caribbean #100, or whatever they are up to.  You should have received a fine and not been dragged into court. Silliness. However, your behavior recently was very disingenuous and name calling is very unbecoming, no matter who you are. Calling Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce names just seemed rather childish. I prefer his response to you after you mentioned his relationship in appearance to a tomato.
   Anyway that aside, I didn’t mind your latest film. Not having been a fan of the original Alice in Wonderland, I expected the worst, but its colourful, bright, and moves along at a nice little pace. A tad scary for the young ones, I think it will still entertain most. Sad to hear Alan Rickman’s voice as Absolem. He is sadly missed. Whoever will replace him? Wish we could go back in time and save him.
                                            
Film Blurb
In Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass," an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with "Alice in Wonderland.” "Alice Through the Looking Glass" reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter's father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock. Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father's footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends - and enemies - at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE ✪✪✪½ Opens May 26 Most cinemas &  Luna Cinemas)
   This is a delightful film, albeit, perhaps a little cliché. However, Sam Neill is always good value, and never so much as when he plays oddball, cantankerous characters, (I think he has the face and expressions for it). Julian Dennison as young Ricky, the wayward child who has so much spunk he’s too much for most of his foster families is such a great child actor.
  The Wilder People is brought to you by the same gang led by Taika Waititi who created What We Do in The Shadows and Boy. It has very New Zealand comedy, which is screwball to say the least.  I don’t think I loved it as much as many of my compatriot reviewers. A couple said it was one of the funniest films they’d seen in ages. It’s just a nice little comedy from the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Film Blurb
   Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE Opening night  
Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 6:00 pm for film start 6:30 pm (check Luna Cinemas site for exact details)
Location: Luna Leederville Details and Booking
To celebrate the release of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Luna Cinemas Leederville we will be hosting  a sweet as Opening Night party on Thursday 26 May. (6pm arrival, 6.30pm film start).

Pre-show entertainment includes musical entertainment by GC Peter Barr from RTRFM spinning chur wild tunes to get you in the mood to party and special treats for all your cuzzie bros!

This bun- fight will include pop-up bar, Varsity Burgers on-site serving up their delicious  'Notorious P>I>G>' sliders for all guests, Siena's  pizza, and a delicious healthy Wilderpeople survival snack  treat from our good mates NOOD. Our friends from Little Leaf Co are also setting up on site creating their take on the NZ-wilderness to complement our fancy-pants green carpet arrivals. Dress your skuxx-edst and we might even take a photo of your mug!
    We advise that you brush up on your New Zealand slang before you see the film. 


God Willing ✪✪✪✪ Opens June 2  Luna Cinemas
SNEAK PEAKS THIS WEEKEND FRIDAY 27TH MAY TO SUNDAY 29th MAY Luna SX & Cinema Paradiso
This Italian cinema at its best. What they do so well is mock themselves. This time writer-director Edoardo Falcone takes on Catholicism, pitting medical based atheism against the almighty belief. In the first half of the film, the laughs are thick and fast. In fact, I haven’t heard an audience laugh so much and so loud in a long time. Most of the comedy comes from the fabulous timing of Marco Giallini as the arrogant Tommaso, the surgeon appalled his son has decided to become a priest. The characters are rich, their lives based on a familiarity with which we can identify, and even the slapstick, although minor, is perfect. 
  The second half, although still amusing, settles in to deal with the issues of belief as Tomasso becomes obsessed with proving to his son that the charismatic priest, whom he believes has brain-washed his son, is indeed a fraud.
   My Italian mother-in-law laughed and thought it was a great film and gave it four stars. She, also, commented it had a perfect ending. With that I have no disagreement. It reminds me of the sweet French comedy The Bélier Family which screened late last year. Films with genuine comedy and heart. Hollywood please note, yes, you can be funny without the excessive drinking and toilet humour. Go see this. It is a delight.

Film Blurb
   The #1 smash-hit comedy success of the 2015 Lavazza Italian Film Festival (where it premiered as the Opening Night Gala), this wildly entertaining and multi award-winning debut feature from writer-director Edoardo Falcone is the story of an almighty battle of wills that pits a man with a God complex against the hip local priest.
   Tommaso (Marco Giallini) is an esteemed and defiantly self-confident cardiac surgeon, and an unabashed atheist. But the veneer of his perfect life is abruptly cracked when his only son Andrea (Enrico Oetiker) brings the family together for an important announcement; it’s not a heavily speculated-upon declaration relating to his sexuality, but rather – to his father’s great horror – his intention to abandon his medical studies to become a priest!
    Tommaso refuses to accept his son’s newfound vocation, and decides to ‘go undercover’ to expose the charismatic Father Don Pietro (Alessandro Gassman) whom he is convinced has brainwashed his son. Meanwhile the other members of the family – unfulfilled wife Carla (a wonderful Laura Morante) and listless daughter Bianca – are provoked by Andrea’s revelation in different ways, undertaking their own renaissance-of-sorts…
WINNER – AUDIENCE PRIZE – 2015 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – BEST NEW DIRECTOR – 2015 ITALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS
WINNER – BEST NEW DIRECTOR – 2015 ITALIAN NATIONAL SYNDICATE OF FILM JOURNALISTS

SPECIAL EVENTS
HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL
Date: Opens May 30 – June 1
Time:  Various Times
Location: Luna on SX, Fremantle Details and Booking

Mon 7.00 (They will have to kill us)18+
Tuesday 7.00 (Chasing Asylum + Q&A) MA15+                  
Wednesday 7.00   (Bad Kids) 18+

   Immerse yourself in award-winning films that showcase engaging human stories from around the world. Fresh from the international festival circuit, award-winning filmmakers and artists will introduce you to incredible people and fascinating places. Rich in drama, insight, hope and humour, HRAFF invites you to open your eyes to the world around you.
   The 2016 program consists of three film screenings, including They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile (18+), Sundance 2016 award-winning film The Bad Kids (18+) and highly-anticipated Australian documentary Chasing Asylum (MA15+)

CHASING ASYLUM ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ (Opens 2nd June)
Date: Tuesday 31st May as part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 7PM
Festival opens
Time: check website for times
Location: Luna SX Fremantle Details and Booking

   REVIEW NEXT WEEK IN DETAIL FOR THE OPENING. A MUST SEE FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS AND ANYONE WHO HAS EMPATHY.

Oscar winner Eva Orner's (Taxi To The Dark Side) explosive documentary exposes the impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how political leaders have chosen detention ahead of compassion and governments deprive asylum seekers of their human rights.
   Featuring never before seen footage shot inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, CHASING ASYLUM looks at the impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.
   Exploring the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to detain families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, CHASING ASYLUM promises to be a flashpoint for discussion in this federal election year.
   Join us for a special Q&A screening event with Oscar winner Eva Orner  who will be  Luna Leederville on Sunday 2 June to present and talk about her explosive documentary feature following the 5.15pm session. Eva will also be on hand to sign her book provided by Northsidebooks courtesy of Harper Collins

CHASING ASYLUM: DIRECTOR Q & A   (opens 2nd June)
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Date: SUNDAY 5 Junen but also screening May 31 May at Luna SX as part of the Human Rights Festival
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Luna Leederville Details and Booking

   Oscar winner Eva Orner's (Taxi To The Dark Side) explosive documentary exposes the impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how political leaders have chosen detention ahead of compassion and governments deprive asylum seekers of their human rights.
   Featuring never before seen footage shot inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, CHASING ASYLUM looks at the impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.
   Exploring the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to detain families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, CHASING ASYLUM promises to be a flashpoint for discussion in this federal election year.
   Join us for a special Q&A screening event with Oscar winner Eva Orner  who will be  Luna Leederville on Sunday 2 June to present and talk about her explosive documentary feature following the 5.15pm session. Eva will also be on hand to sign her book provided by Northsidebooks courtesy of Harper Collins

In The House (classics)
Date: February 12 – May 27
Time: Friday 7pm
Location: Event Cinema Innaloo Details and Booking
Tickets: Non Cine Buzz member tickets $12 Member Tickets: $10*
HOSTED BY SHANNON HARVEY from THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Friday 27th May - Star Trek: Wrath of Khan (PG)

Some of cinemas most celebrated films are set to return to our screens in the 2016 season of ‘In The House’!
Join the conversation on the dedicated In The House Facebook page and tell us what YOU want to see back up on the big screen here.

BE HERE NOW: The Andy Whitfield Story  
Date: Saturday May 30
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Event Cinemas Innaloo Details and Booking

This is a Tugg event. THIS FILM HAS 90 tickets LEFT and is going ahead. Brought to screen by Leap Frog Films in support of Lymphoma Australia
An inspiring love story between television superstar, Andy Whitfield, of “Spartacus” (McLeod’s Daughters, Packed to the Rafters) fame and his charismatic wife, Vashti, who together take on the most heroic role he’s ever had to play. With matching 'Be Here Now' tattoos on their forearms, they go on a quest to heal Andy from a cancer diagnosis – by embracing life, rather than fear. They openly allowed filmmaker, Lilibet Foster, to follow their dramatic and intimate roller coaster, in the hopes that by sharing their journey, they may help inspire others with challenges and dreams. And, it’s their determination, courage, healthy dose of humor and love, that shows us that the journey is more important than the destination.

EXHIBITION: PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN   
Date:   Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29
Time: 1:00pm  (check Luna Cinemas site for exact details)
Location: Cinema Paradiso Northbridge Details and Booking

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse offers fresh insights from international gardening experts and art critics in order to bring the history of the garden’s relationship with art to life. Interviews with renowned
modern artists Lachlan Goudie and Tania Kovats will also reveal how the relationship between the artist and the natural world continues to flourish in the 21st century. Join us for a magical journey through the world’s most beautiful artist gardens and the enduring masterpieces they inspired.

SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM Royal Shakespeare Company ... ENCORE!  
Date:   Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29
Time: 1:00pm  (check Luna Cinemas site for exact details)
Location: Windsor Cinema Nedlands Details and Booking
    Celebrating Shakespeare’s legacy in all the arts to mark the 400th anniversary of the world’s greatest playwright  with an embarrassment of riches that includes His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales treading the boards for us!

   Hosted by David Tennant (Dr Who), this star-studded show from the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy. Captured live from Stratford-Upon-Avon on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has assembled an astonishing once-in-a-lifetime cast, including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, Rufus Wainwright, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Rory Kinnear, Joseph Fiennes, the cast of Horrible Histories, The Royal Ballet, English National Opera (ENO), Birmingham Royal Ballet, and many more, to perform in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest playwright and storyteller.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

What's at the movies on the 19th May 2016?

Another Marvel superhero film. This one rather pedestrian I feel, even though there was a lot of flying around and arm waving with electric power flying out everywhere. I started writing the review and then it turned into a bit of a comedy farce the more I thought about the film, so you might enjoy a laugh out of it. I thought the podcast with Jenny Seaton this week was quite funny, too. She's been away on a lovely European jaunt, so we had a good laugh. I missed doing the show with her.

I'm deep in edits for my next thriller The Troubles Keeper, which is off to my editor on June 1, so I'll keep this short.  Wishing you a great week of film, books, and family.




X-Men: Apocalypse 3D ✪✪ Opens May 19 most cinemas
   The last X-Men, Days of Future Past was two years ago. I can only remember one scene from that film and that was where the really fast guy ran around a kitchen in slow motion to turn all the bullets around and save everyone.  So, I will admit, I was lost through most of this. 
   Plus you have the problem, where this is set in the past of the original series and is filling us in on the backstory, and this backstory has a backstory. Then throw in Wolverine in a couple of minutes’ cameo, and I’m wondering where this fits because Hugh Jackman is showing his age. But if this is set in the past, then shouldn’t he look more like he did in the original X-Men which began all this in 2000, nine films ago? But he looks oldish in his scenes, and I’m feeling like I’m getting old because I’m confused.
   What I will say is these actors have mastered the art of holding out their arms and waving them around a lot while electrical things flash around them. It must get tiring, like an episode of Survivor where they have to hold plates and not drop them to not be eliminated. They certainly earn every cent of their paychecks for being able to do that, take after take, and not laugh or drop electricity balls.
   Then some of them do a lot of touching to the temples while they’re getting inside the minds of other people, which doesn’t seem to end well because the X-men mutants holding their arms out have to come save them. Then the bad guy’s mutant X-Men people hurl the outstretched arm ones away, and then the face-touching psychic ones have to come back and save them. Then there is a lot of people who are blue and can, admittedly do cool things. One of them is Jennifer Lawrence (and I’ve given an extra star because of her because I just love her).
   In the end, I can’t quite work out what the bad guy with the blue-green face was really after. Apparently, he wanted to destroy the whole world and create an apocalypse, but I don’t think he’d thought it all through because without the planet his pyramid that he wanted to live in would collapse. So you see, it really is a very confusing film and franchise, I think.
    For those diehard fans, though, do stay until the very, very, very end of the credits (I’m sure 10,000 people worked on this film. Seemed to be a lot of compositors, whatever they do). Wait five seconds after the credits end, and a bonus scene will come up, which like most of these marvel credit scenes tells you hardly anything. Of course, you’ve got the problem that two years later in the next film you can’t remember the relevancy of the scene, let alone the plot. I think I’m getting dizzy, but I really do like the fast guy. I hope he gets his own film franchise.

Film Blurb
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

THE MEDDLER ✪✪✪½  Opens May 19 Luna Cinemas
When you are as superb an actress as Susan Sarandon you can do most things, but she certainly can play a meddling mother like no other. This is a gorgeous film. It’s just wonderful to watch an actor doing what they do so well. Our own Rose Byrne, who seems to be in every second film I watch (recently, Bad Neighbours 2), is also very good as the self-absorbed daughter who doesn’t want her mother around so much. Seriously, she wouldn’t want to be born into an ethnic family. It goes without saying, your mother or mother-in-law will be very involved.   I highly recommend this one for a girl’s night out and particularly a mother/daughter treat. Shame it wasn’t around for Mother’s Day.

Film Blurb
   Susan Sarandon delivers one of her most richly satisfying performances in this insightful and winning comedy-drama about an incessantly doting mother who, after her husband passes away, follows her daughter (Rose Byrne) to Los Angeles and makes an unexpected connection with a local cop (J.K. Simmons).
   Marnie Minervini is a recent widow and eternal optimist who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter. Armed with an iPhone and a full bank account, Marnie sets out to make friends, find her purpose, and possibly open up to someone new.

SPECIAL EVENTS
DAVID STRATTON'S 2ND GREAT BRITAIN RETRO FILM FESTIVAL



Date: Opens MAY 12 – MAY 25
Time:  Various Times
Location: Windsor Cinema, Nedlands Details and Booking

    DAVID STRATTON'S 2ND GREAT BRITAIN RETRO FILM FESTIVAL MAY 12 to 25 at WINDSOR
featuring 14 films looking better than ever in HD Digital including retrospective of DAVID LEAN’s
BLITHE SPIRIT (1945), A PASSAGE TO INDIA (1984), HOBSON'S CHOICE, OUR MAN IN HAVANNA, THE LADY KILLERS, THE LAVENDER HILL MOB, WHISKEY GALORE, THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, ODD MAN OUT, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COLONEL BLIMP, DR.STRANGELOVE (1963), HER MAJESTY MRS BROWN (1997), TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, and CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981).


Highlights this weekend:  The Lady Killers
Friday May 13 1:20pm  & Sunday May 22 1.15pm  Windsor Cinema

One of Ealing Studios' greatest black comedies, THE LADYKILLERS sees an over-imaginative landlady driven batty by a gang of criminals led by her dodgy lodger Alec Guinness.

In this wonderfully macabre black comedy…a sister picture to KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. This, the last of the great Ealing Studios comedies, won the BAFTA best screenplay. Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker and Herbert Lom are all in top form. See it on the big screen to appreciate director Alexander Mackendrick’s wonderful gothic approach.

BE HERE NOW: The Andy Whitfield Story  
Date: Saturday May 30
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Event Cinemas Innaloo Details and Booking
This is a Tugg event. This means that it won’t go ahead unless enough people buy tickets. This film needs 34 tickets sold to go ahead. Brought to screen by Leap Frog Films in support of Lymphoma Australia
An inspiring love story between television superstar, Andy Whitfield, of “Spartacus” (McLeod’s Daughters, Packed to the Rafters) fame and his charismatic wife, Vashti, who together take on the most heroic role he’s ever had to play. With matching 'Be Here Now' tattoos on their forearms, they go on a quest to heal Andy from a cancer diagnosis – by embracing life, rather than fear. They openly allowed filmmaker, Lilibet Foster, to follow their dramatic and intimate roller coaster, in the hopes that by sharing their journey, they may help inspire others with challenges and dreams. And, it’s their determination, courage, and a healthy dose of humor and love, that shows us that the journey is more important than the destination.

HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE Opening night  
Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 6:00 pm for film start 6:30 pm (check Luna Cinemas site for exact details)
Location: Luna Leederville Details and Booking

To celebrate the release of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Luna Cinemas Leederville we will be hosting  a sweet as Opening Night party on Thursday 26 May. (6pm arrival, 6.30pm film start).

Pre-show entertainment includes musical entertainment by GC Peter Barr from RTRFM spinning chur wild tunes to get you in the mood to party and special treats for all your cuzzie bros!

This bun- fight will include pop-up bar, Varsity Burgers on-site serving up their delicious  'Notorious P>I>G>' sliders for all guests, Siena's  pizza, and a delicious healthy Wilderpeople survival snack  treat from our good mates NOOD. Our friends from Little Leaf Co are also setting up on site creating their take on the NZ-wilderness to complement our fancy-pants green carpet arrivals. Dress your skuxx-edst and we might even take a photo of your mug!

    We advise that you brush up on your New Zealand slang before you see the film 

HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE  review  ✪✪✪½ Opens May 26  Luna Cinemas)
   This is a delightful film, albeit, perhaps a little cliché. However, Sam Neill is always good value, and never so much as when he plays oddball, cantankerous characters, (I think he has the face and expressions for it) as he does here. Julian Dennison as young Ricky, the wayward child who has so much spunk, he’s too much for most of his foster families is such a great child actor.
  The Wilder People is brought to you by the same gang who created   blah blah and blah blah. It has very New Zealand comedy, which is screwball, to say the least.  I don’t think I loved it as much as many of my compatriot reviewers. A couple said it was one of the funniest films they’d seen in ages. It’s just a nice little comedy from the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Film Blurb
   Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

OPÉRA DE PARIS/PARIS OPERA BALLET IOLANTA/THE NUTCRACKER   
Date:   Friday, May 20 & Sunday May 22
Time: 10:30 am (check Luna Cinemas site for exact details)
Location: Cinema Paradiso Northbridge Details and Booking

 (Sung in Russian with English subtitles) Duration approx. 3h30 including interval

Captured live from the stage of Paris’ historic Palais Garnier, Iolanta/The Nutcracker screens as part of the 2016 Palace Opera & Ballet Cinema Season, which also features opera and ballet performances from London’s Royal Opera House and for the first time this year, Milan’s famous La Scala.  New Production!  Directed for the stage by Dmitri Tcherniakov, Iolanta/The Nutcracker is an exceptional program that combines all the talents of the Paris Opera and offers an opera and a ballet in a single presentation.