Through the eyes of two young children, the titular Fanny and Alexander (Pernilla Allwin; Bertil Guve), we are brought into the sweeping magical world of the Ekdahls, a theatre family.
We begin at an opulent Christmas celebration, but tragedy soon strikes with the death of their father. Fanny and Alexander’s lives are upheaved. The sensual opulence of their childhood soon turns into religious austerity when their trusting mother remarries a strict clergyman, making for a dictatorial stepfather. Fanny and Alexander is a coming-of-age story filled with existential inquiry, and is thought to be the most autobiographical of Bergman’s oeuvre. Hailed as an epic masterpiece, Fanny and Alexander was for many years thought to be Bergman’s swan song.
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.
Oscar nominee for Best Documentary
Director Wim Wenders' seminal documentary introduces Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club musicians to a wider audience thanks to guitarist Ry Cooder. The legendary ageing singers and musicians are brought together for a series of recording sessions while reminiscing in decaying Havana bars. Includes appearances by legendary performers Ry & Joaquim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and many other renowned Cuban Musicians.
Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara & set against the glamourous backdrop of 1950s New York, Carol is an achingly beautiful depiction of love against the odds.
From the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley and acclaimed director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, Mildred Pierce) comes a powerful drama about a married woman who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with a younger department store worker.
The opening film for the Singapore International Film Festival 2018 - Ho Wi Ding’s latest, grittiest opus is a timebending, genre twisting hocus pocus cleverly told through a non-linear structure - We see a man whose mundane life becomes plagued with the most extraordinary events in 3 fantastical nights spanning 3 time periods.
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.
This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.
His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.
Loving Vincent tells that story.
Loving Vincent is also the world's first fully painted feature film. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand painted by over 100 international artists. Bringing the paintings of Van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story.
NC16Some drug use
Jean is a washed-up actor who hasn’t scored a serious role in years. Driven by desperation, he takes on a job aiding homicide investigations by playing corpses. While his over-acting frustrates the detectives on scene, Jean doesn’t realise he’s part of a complex and dangerous crime - and it’s up to the thespian to save the day.
A wuxia masterpiece by Zhang Yimou. Set during China’s three Kingdom’s era. The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The King, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called “Lord of the World”, will be the character around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.
Armand and Leila are a couple and would like to go to New York to do a practical at the United Nations. But everything is put on hold when Leila's brother Mahmoud comes back from Yemen – complete with beard and prayer beads. He condemns his sister's Western lifestyle and forbids her to have contact with her boyfriend. Armand goes on the offensive. In reality a left-wing radical activist, he gets hold of a niqab and pretends to be Leila's female Islam tutor. The trick works - a little too well, for Mahmoud falls head over heels for his sister's pious Muslim tutor. Some Like It Veiled is an extremely funny, politically incorrect anarcho-comedy.
R21SEXUAL SCENES, NUDITY, AND COARSE LANGUAGE
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie
Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. A surreal comedy about rising up and selling out.
Date: Saturday 15 December 2018
Tickets: Presales are $30 (until 14 Dec 2359hrs), $40 (at the door)
Venue: The Blue Room
It's gonna be a wild Saturday evening with THE RUMJACKS (Sydney) - a rugged Celtik folk punk act.
As a grand last stop of their Asian tour, this will be one hell of a pogo party. Also opening the show are seminal punk act OPPOSITION PARTY, the infamous skankers of CESSPIT as well as post-crust and rollers ANNIHILITIA and VETERANS, a hardcore band made up of school teachers (?!)
This ruckus is put together in tandem by mischief appropriators PROHIBITED PROJECTS!
*This event does NOT qualify for Projector Fan Club Membership Discount and Projector Gift Vouchers
R21Some Homosexual Content
20th Century Fox and The Projector present an Exclusive Sneak Preview of The Favourite
Saturday 22 Dec, 8.00pm
The good folks at Twentieth Century Fox - knowing our inherent wigness for 18th century colonial comedies - are honouring us with this exclusive sneak of Yorgos Lanthimos' knee-slapping, britches brew of a period comedy THE FAVOURITE.
Early 18th century Europe. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are trending. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a charming but ambitious new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, the unsuspecting Sarah is taken in and places Abigail under her wing- but unbeknownst to her, all Abigail sees is a chance to return to her aristocratic roots; a chance to step into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion and fulfill her ambitions - and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee Kailash Satyarthi devoted his entire being to speeding up the eradication of child labour exploitation. Offering an insight into the many perilous sting operations as well as saddening and maddening cycle of abuse, THE PRICE OF FREE is a resounding reminder of how one man’s dream can pave the future of thousands.
**For every ticket sold for The Travelling Cat Chronicles, The Projector will donate $1.00 to Cat Welfare Society**
Not your average catsploitation film.
Adapted from the international bestselling novel by Hiro Arikawa, director Koichiro Miki's creatively-segmented storytelling across characters, brilliant cinematography and firm grip on your heartstrings sets THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES firmly apart from its other kitschy feline film peers - illustrating an unspeakably moving tale revolving around the final journeys undertaken by a cat and his young owner.
Rating - BT (Bring Tissues)
Combining state-of-the-art technology and Academy award-winning director Peter Jackson’s trademark painstaking methods of restoring and colouring archival war footage,THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD takes an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen.
Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.
M18Sexual scenes and some coarse language
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption: “Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows" also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya and Brian Tyree Henry.