This week's programme commences on Thursday August 22 and runs until Wednesday August 28. The Trak CineCentre will be closed on Monday August 26.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed - 12:45pm and 8:30pm
As the fortieth anniversary of the original release of Apocalypse Now approached, Coppola considered which version should be presented to acknowledge this milestone. The original release was shortened, in places somewhat abruptly, to meet the expectations of appropriate length for a film at the time; Redux was released to expand upon the missing or abbreviated scenes, adding substantial runtime. Instead, Coppola elected to revisit the film, resulting in a third cut - longer than the original, shorter than Redux, and the one that he is most happy with and considers to be his Final Cut.
For the uninitiated - Apocalypse Now follows Captain Benjamin Willard, who is assigned a mission “that does not exist—nor will it ever exist”: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whom is believed to have gone insane, and terminate him - with extreme predjudice.
Includes introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Classified: MA15+ - Strong war themes, violence and coarse language
Running Time: 182 Minutes
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed - 10:30am, 4:15pm, 6:00pm and 8:45pm
On the afternoon of August 18, 1966, Major Harry Smith and his company of 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers, in an engagement that was to become one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history.
Director: Kriv Stenders
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber
Classified: MA15+ - Strong war themes and violence
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed - 1:00pm, 3:15pm and 6:30pm
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German Prisoner of War, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy.
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Classified: M - Mature themes and sex scenes
Running Time: 119 Minutes
German - English Subtitles
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed - 10:30am and 8:15pm
A young art student, Kurt, has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his experiences under the Nazis and the GDR regime.
Director: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
Starring: Tom Shilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer
Classified: M - Mature themes, sex, nudity and violence
Running Time: 189 Minutes
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed - 10:30am, 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Classified: M - Coarse language and nudity
Running Time: 127 Minutes
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