The Grand Cinema

Show Times

Monday 21, May

RBG

RBG

PGfor some thematic elements and language.

Tully

Tully

Rfor language and some sexuality/nudity.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

PGFor thematic material including images of suffering.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

PG-13For thematic elements and some violent images.

Tuesday 22, May

Summer in the Forest

Summer in the Forest

NR

RBG

RBG

PGfor some thematic elements and language.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

PGFor thematic material including images of suffering.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

PG-13For thematic elements and some violent images.

Tully

Tully

Rfor language and some sexuality/nudity.

Wednesday 23, May

RBG

RBG

PGfor some thematic elements and language.

Tully

Tully

Rfor language and some sexuality/nudity.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

PGFor thematic material including images of suffering.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

PG-13For thematic elements and some violent images.

Thursday 24, May

RBG

RBG

PGfor some thematic elements and language.

Tully

Tully

Rfor language and some sexuality/nudity.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

PG-13For thematic elements and some violent images.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

PGFor thematic material including images of suffering.

Crazywise

Crazywise

NR

Saturday 26, May

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Manos Returns

Manos Returns

NR

Tuesday 29, May

White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

NR

Saturday 2, June

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG-13

Saturday 9, June

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

PG

Monday 18, June

Strangers on the Earth

Strangers on the Earth

NR

Tuesday 19, June

Strangers on the Earth

Strangers on the Earth

NR

Wednesday 20, June

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

G

Thursday 21, June

Wednesday 18, July

Thursday 19, July

Thursday 16, August

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

NRExempt

Crazywise

Crazywise

NR

Thursday 24, May

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

PG-13For thematic elements and some violent images.

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

Monday 21, May

Tuesday 22, May

Wednesday 23, May

Thursday 24, May

Show Future Dates
Itzhak

Itzhak

NR

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

Manos Returns

Manos Returns

NR

MANOS Returns is the follow up film to the cult favorite Manos: The Hands of Fate, created by Jackey Neyman Jones who portrayed Debbie from the original film.

Saturday 26, May

Munch

Munch

NR

From the Munch Museum & National Museum, Oslo

In 2013, all of Norway celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. This has been hailed a "once-in-a-lifetime show". Global interest was huge - not least as a result of one of his four The Scream (pictured) paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived. Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.

Once again, the event film will be going behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together -- as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow.

Thursday 21, June

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

PG

From Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" is considered by many to be his masterwork — and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph.

This film will be shown in it's original version, subtitled in English.

Saturday 9, June

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

PGFor thematic material including images of suffering.

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A rare co-production with the Vatican, the pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions from death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the family.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG-13

While protecting his village from a rampaging boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a deadly curse. To find the cure that will save his life, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest Spirit’s realm where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolves. It’s not long before Ashitaka is caught in the middle of a battle between iron-ore prospecting humans and the forest dwellers. He must summon the spirit-powers and all his courage to stop man and nature from destroying each other.

This film will be shown in it's original version, subtitled in English.

Saturday 2, June

RBG

RBG

PGfor some thematic elements and language.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

Renoir: Revered and Reviled

NRExempt

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

Thursday 16, August

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning masterpiece "Spirited Away" was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Chichiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

This film will be shown in it's original version, subtitled in English.

Saturday 26, May

Strangers on the Earth

Strangers on the Earth

NR

Perhaps Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience​.

Summer in the Forest

Summer in the Forest

NR

Like countless others, Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled 'idiots', locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release - the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born. Now in his 80s, still at L'Arche and revered by some as a living saint, Jean has discovered something that most of us have forgotten - what it is to be human, to be foolish, and to be happy. SUMMER IN THE FOREST invite us to abandon the rat race and forge new friendships. Amid the ancient trees, Philippe, Patrick, Jean and the others welcome us into their lives. If there are rules to break, they will be broken. And if there is a truth to be told, they will tell it. Michel reveals his war-torn past, Andre is desperate for a date, and young David will prove himself a hero in the fight against the forces of evil.

Tuesday 22, May

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

G

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Wednesday 20, June

Tully

Tully

Rfor language and some sexuality/nudity.

The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

Vermeer

Vermeer

NR

Johannes Vermeer is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail. Filmed in London’s National Gallery, New York’s Met and other galleries in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film delves into a breath-taking collection of Vermeer’s finest pieces and delivers a detailed biography of the artist, his life and times. An exposition of period musical pursuits is blended with the art of Vermeer and his contemporaries. Live music from the Academy of Ancient Music serves as a beautiful soundtrack to the wonderful sight of Vermeer’s paintings.

Tim Marlow, world-renowned art historian and broadcaster, guides us through the artwork and delivers a first-rate biography of Vermeer. He invites comments from leading fine art authorities and from Tracy Chevalier, whose best-selling novel, inspired by Vermeer, was made into the block buster movie, Girl with a Pearl Earring.

The National Gallery’s exhibition has now closed and many pieces are too fragile ever to travel again but all this can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Thursday 19, July

White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

NR

For millennia, the Haida People have lived on the remote islands of Haida Gwaii. In the wake of the forced assimilation brought about by the Indian Residential Schools, the Haida Nation continues to face great challenges in retaining their cultural and economic sovereignty. From the perspective of a young Haida poet (Towustasin Stocker), White Ravens bears witness to the transgenerational trauma of colonization as survivors, their children, and grandchildren struggle with the effects of substance abuse, suicide, and interfamily trauma.

Tuesday 29, May

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

NR

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.