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Screening - 1917 - Adelaide, Australia
When: Sun Jan 19, 2020 05:45pm to 08:00pm ACDT
1917 movie poster

The Visual Effects Society invite members and one guest to a screening of the World War I epic, 1917.

When: 5.45pm for a 6.00pm screening, Sunday, 19 January

Where: GU Film House, Adelaide

RSVP is essential by Friday 17 January.

Synopsis: During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

 


SYD - THE CAVE Screening
When: Tue Jan 07, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of National Geographic we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of feature documentary THE CAVE.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 7th January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

THE CAVE synopsis: From filmmaker Feras Fayyad, THE CAVE tells the story of a hidden secret underground hospital in Syria and the female-led team of civilians and medical professionals who risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population. Amidst the devastation of war, 30-year-old aspiring pediatrician Dr. Amani and her team work tirelessly to restore health and hope.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 102 minutes

This is a private screening – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - DOWNTON ABBEY Screening
When: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and the ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of DOWNTON ABBEY.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 7 January
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Universal Theatrette – Level 32, 580 George St, Sydney

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: DOWNTON ABBEY comes to the big screen, as the aristocratic Crawley family and their staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England threatens to turn the natural order of the estate upside down, unleashing secrets and scandals that leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Directed by Michael Engler. Written by Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 122 minutes


SYD - THE LIGHTHOUSE Screening
When: Mon Jan 06, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE LIGHTHOUSE.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Monday 6th January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: From director Robert Eggers comes the tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Trapped and isolated due to a seemingly never-ending storm, the two men engage in an escalating battle of wills, as tensions boil over and mysterious forces (which may or may not be real) loom all around them.

You can view the trailer here

For more information please visit: http://a24screenings.com/thelighthouse/

Duration: 109 minutes


SYD - THE REPORT Screening
When: Sun Jan 05, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE REPORT.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Sunday 5th January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: THE REPORT is a thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public.

THE REPORT is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and the film also stars Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

You can view the trailer here

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazonstudiosawards.com/film/the-report/

Duration: 119 minutes


SYD - MARRIAGE STORY Screening
When: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of MARRIAGE STORY:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Sunday 5th January
Time: 10am start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: MARRIAGE STORY is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 136 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/marriage-story/


VES Nomination Event
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 09:00am to 02:00pm PST

VES Awards Nomination Judging 2020

MEET, GREET, AND VOTE! A CALL FOR JUDGES!

(Check with specific sections for local times)

Now that the 18th Annual VES Awards season is underway, we once again invite VES members to participate in our Nomination Panels. The Nomination Event will be held worldwide on January 4, 2020.

Any active VES member who can travel to one of the cities listed below may participate.

This is your chance to determine who will ultimately walk up to the podium on January 29, 2020, to collect a coveted VES Award. A single vote may make the difference between being nominated… or not… and that vote could be yours!

Past participants know that this is the must-attend event of the awards season. Not only will you view some of the most amazing visual imagery of 2019, you’ll get to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage while participating in the single best networking opportunity of the year. It’s a chance to see old friends, meet the best and brightest in the visual effects field, and learn new techniques that you can apply to your own craft. All of that, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in choosing what will ultimately be the Nominations announced to the press for the 18th Annual VES Awards.

Judges who register to participate will receive information about specific times and locations from their local section representatives once their applications are received. If you are ready to make a difference, please submit your Panel Judge Application BELOW. Make sure you check the box indicating which of the Nomination Event locations you are applying for.

The Nomination Event is a full-day event held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 around the globe. Nominees will be announced on Monday, January 6, 2020. We look forward to receiving your Judge Application to make this year’s Nomination Event a success!

-The 18th Annual VES Awards Committee

Click here to sign up!

(VES Members must be logged in to access the sign-up form)


SYD - HONEY BOY Screening
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of HONEY BOY.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Saturday 4th January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: Directed by Alma Har’el and written by Shia LaBeouf, HONEY BOY traces the life of child actor Otis Lort as he rises from early sitcom success to a self-destructive Hollywood supernova. Based on LaBeouf’s own life, HONEY BOY weaves together two timelines as Otis (played by Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges) struggles to come to terms with his ex-rodeo clown father, played by LaBeouf in a role inspired by his own dad.

You can view the trailer here

For more information, please visit: https://www.amazonstudiosawards.com/film/honey-boy/

Duration: 93 minutes


SYD - THE TWO POPES Screening
When: Sat Jan 04, 2020 03:00pm to 05:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE TWO POPES:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Saturday 4th January
Time: 3pm start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: From director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes a story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 125 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/two-popes/


MEL - JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL Screening
When: Fri Jan 03, 2020 07:45pm to 09:45pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and 3 guests are invited to a Screening of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures’ JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL.

Screening Details
Friday, Jan 03 at 7:45 PM
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.

Please RSVP using the form below by 5pm, Wednesday Jan 01.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


SYD - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Fri Jan 03, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Friday 3rd January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 126 minutes

For more information, please visit: https://focusfeaturesawards2019.com/dark-waters/consider

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 5 March 2020.


SYD - THE KING Screening
When: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:00am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of THE KING.

Screening Details
When: Friday 3rd January 2020
Time: 10am start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has spent years rejecting royal life and living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and forced to embrace the life he’s tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closet friend and mentor, Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).

Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Edgerton, THE KING co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 133 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/king/


SYD - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Thu Jan 02, 2020 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL

Screening Details
When: Thursday 2nd January
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

For more information, please visit: https://lionsgateawards.com/bombshell/info

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.


SYD - THE IRISHMAN Screening
When: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE IRISHMAN:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 31st December
Time: 10am start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, a saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 210 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/irishman/


MEL - CATS Screening
When: Mon Dec 30, 2019 06:10pm to 08:10pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and 3 guests are invited to a Screening of Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ CATS.

Screening Details
Monday, Dec 30 at 6:10 PM
Village Cinemas Crown Casino
50/8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.

Please RSVP using the form below by Saturday, Dec 28, 5pm.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


SYD - THE FAREWELL Screening
When: Mon Dec 30, 2019 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE FAREWELL.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Monday 30th December
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: In writer-director Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL, Billi (Awkwafina) returns to her extended family in China and finds that, although everyone knows their beloved matriarch Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen) has been given just weeks to live, they have decided it best not to tell Nai Nai herself. Instead they gather under the guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered in new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations, she finds that there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. Based on an actual lie.

You can view the trailer here

For more information please visit: http://a24screenings.com/thefarewell/

THE FAREWELL is eligible for your consideration in all categories, except International Film.

Duration: 100 minutes


SYD - MARRIAGE STORY Screening
When: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of MARRIAGE STORY:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Monday 30th December
Time: 10am start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: MARRIAGE STORY is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 136 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/marriage-story/


SYD - LES MISÉRABLES Screening
When: Sun Dec 29, 2019 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of LES MISÉRABLES.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Sunday 29th December
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

You can view the trailer here

For more information, please visit https://www.amazonstudiosawards.com/film/les-miserables/

Duration: 102 minutes


SYD - THE IRISHMAN Screening
When: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of THE IRISHMAN:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Sunday 29th December
Time: 10am start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, a saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 210 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/irishman/


SYD - UNCUT GEMS Screening
When: Sat Dec 28, 2019 05:00pm to 07:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of UNCUT GEMS.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Saturday 28th December
Time: 5pm start
Location: The QT Screening Room (The QT Hotel Sydney), 49 Market Street, Sydney

Synopsis: From filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

You can view the trailer here

For more information please visit: http://a24screenings.com/uncutgems/

Duration: 135 minutes


SYD - MARRIAGE STORY Screening
When: Sat Dec 28, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a screening of MARRIAGE STORY:

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Screening Details
When: Saturday 28th December
Time: 3pm start
Location: Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick, Sydney (Cinema 6)

Synopsis: MARRIAGE STORY is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 136 minutes

For more information please visit: https://netflixawards.com/marriage-story/


MEL - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Screening
When: Fri Dec 20, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and a guest are Invited to a Screening of Disney and LucasFilm’s STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Screening Details
Friday, Dec 20 at 6:30 PM
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.

Please RSVP using the form below.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


ADL Event: South Australian Film & TV Guilds Christmas Catch Up
When: Thu Dec 19, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm ACDT

It’s time to celebrate all the great things we do here in South Australia…together. 

On behalf of the ASE (Australian Screen Editors) and VES (Visual Effects Society) please join us for a casual end of year Christmas catch up. Post past, grab a drink and share a conversation with a diverse range of industry colleagues. Entry is free with drinks and food available for purchase.

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.


ADL - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 15 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

Please note: this will be a security screening. Please allow time for cloaking of mobile phones.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD Screening
When: Sat Dec 14, 2019 02:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 14th December
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognise anymore.

The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 161 minutes

For more information here


Sydney VES Holiday Mixer
When: Thu Dec 12, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm PST

Come join your friends from the VES for our Annual Sydney Holiday Mixer

Venue: The Clock Hotel, 470 Crown St, Surry Hills

Date: Thursday 12th December

Time: 6pm onwards

RSVP  via VES Website (after login)


MEL - ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Screening
When: Tue Dec 10, 2019 06:30pm to 09:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 10th December
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN… HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognise anymore.

The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 161 minutes

For more information here


SYD - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

N.b. this will be a security screening. Please arrive early to allow for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

For more information, please visit: here
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

These are private screenings with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


ADL - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Sun Dec 08, 2019 09:45am to 12:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 8th December
Time: 9.45am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpicutres.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

N.b. This will be a security screening. Please allow time for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - LITTLE WOMEN Screening
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 03:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Sony Pictures, we’re delighted to invite you to an advance industry screening of Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 7 December
Time: 3.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable).

N.b. this will be a security screening. Please arrive early to allow for cloaking of mobile devices.

Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

For more information, please visit: here
Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2020.

These are private screenings with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sat Dec 07, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 7 December
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


MEL - THE MATRIX – 20TH ANNIVERSARY Screening
When: Thu Dec 05, 2019 07:30pm to 09:30pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and a guest are invited to a 20th Anniversary Screening in 35mm print of THE MATRIX.

Screening Details
Thursday, Dec 5 at 7:30 PM
(Please arrive by 7pm for a 7:30pm start)
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Please RSVP via the form below.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


MEL - KNIVES OUT Screening
When: Tue Dec 03, 2019 07:45pm to 09:45pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and a guest are invited to a screening of Lionsgate’s KNIVES OUT.

Screening Details
Sunday, Dec 3 at 7:45 PM
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Please RSVP using the form below.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


MEL - FROZEN 2 Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 05:30pm to 07:30pm AEDT

VES Australia Members in Melbourne and 3 guests are invited to a Screening of Walt Disney Pictures’ FROZEN 2.

Screening Details
Sunday, Dec 1 at 5:30 PM
Village Cinemas Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Please RSVP using the form below.
Signups are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


ADL - WAVES Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - WAVES Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - DARK WATERS Screening
When: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Focus Features and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of DARK WATERS.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 1 December
Time: 10.30am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Produced by and starring Mark Ruffalo, DARK WATERS is inspired by a true story. Attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his livelihood – to expose the truth.

DARK WATERS is directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The drama also stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.

You can view the trailer: here
Duration: 126 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on 20 February 2020.


ADL - UNCUT GEMS Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of UNCUT GEMS.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Please note: this will be a security screening.

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 03:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 3.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or District West Car Park on Pearl River Road. A 50% discount voucher can be obtained.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Please note: this will be a security screening.

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - WAVES Screening
When: Sat Nov 30, 2019 02:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of WAVES.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 30th November
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, WAVES traces the journey of a suburban African-American family— led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and with an ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges and Taylor Russell, WAVES is a story about finding compassion even in the darkest of times.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - LES MISÉRABLES Screening
When: Thu Nov 28, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios and ANZ distributor Rialto Distribution we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Les Misérables.

Screening Details
When: Thursday 28th November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 102 minutes

Rialto Distribution will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


MEL - THE LIGHTHOUSE Screening
When: Tue Nov 26, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of THE LIGHTHOUSE.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 26th November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Hoyts District Docklands (cinema 6), 440 Docklands Drive, Melbourne
(located next to the entrance to The Melbourne Observation Wheel)

Parking: The District East Car Park on Waterfront Way, or The District West Car Park on Pearl River Road.
A 50% discount voucher can be obtained at HOYTS for all cinema guests upon presentation of the parking ticket.

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From director Robert Eggers comes the tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Trapped and isolated due to a seemingly never-ending storm, the two men engage in an escalating battle of wills, as tensions boil over and mysterious forces (which may or may not be real) loom all around them.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 109 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - INVISIBLE LIFE Screening
When: Tue Nov 26, 2019 06:00pm to 08:00pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of INVISIBLE LIFE.

Screening Details
When: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 6pm start
Location: Palace Central Cinemas (Cinema 11), Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of being finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 139 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


Adelaide Event: Hotel Mumbai screening & Q&A with DoP Nick Mathews ACS
When: Mon Nov 25, 2019 06:00pm to 09:00pm ACDT

The 2019 Milton Ingerson Award for the Best Entry winner, Nick Mathews ACS, will briefly be back in Adelaide and is willing to have a screening and Q&A about this fabulous film for our members.

So come and hear about the complexities of shooting this film, shot both here in Adelaide and in India. The set to location matches are fantastic.

Synopsis: Terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as members of Lashkar-e-Taiba storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city. Amid the gunfire and mayhem, a brave chef and kitchen worker decide to risk their own lives to try and protect the frightened guests. As the militants continue their assault on the hotel, a desperate couple must do whatever they can to protect their newborn baby.

If you would like to sign up for this event, please log in.


MEL - UNCUT GEMS Screening
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 02:30pm to 04:30pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of UNCUT GEMS.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 24th November
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: Palace Kino, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne (Cinema 6)

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 135 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE TWO POPES Screening
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of THE TWO POPES.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 24th November
Time: 10.30am sharp
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes a story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 125 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - THE LIGHTHOUSE Screening
When: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of THE LIGHTHOUSE.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 24 November
Time: 10am start
Location: Palace Central Cinemas (Cinema 2), Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From director Robert Eggers comes the tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Trapped and isolated due to a seemingly never-ending storm, the two men engage in an escalating battle of wills, as tensions boil over and mysterious forces (which may or may not be real) loom all around them.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 109 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE FAREWELL Screening
When: Sat Nov 23, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Roadshow Films we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of THE FAREWELL.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 23rd November
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: In writer-director Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL, Billi (Awkwafina) returns to her extended family in China and finds that, although everyone knows their beloved matriarch Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen) has been given just weeks to live, they have decided it best not to tell Nai Nai herself. Instead they gather under the guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered in new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations, she finds that there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. Based on an actual lie.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 100 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - UNCUT GEMS Screening
When: Sat Nov 23, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of UNCUT GEMS.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 23rd November
Time: 3pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 135 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE LIGHTHOUSE Screening
When: Fri Nov 22, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Universal Pictures we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of THE LIGHTHOUSE.

Screening Details
When: Friday 22nd November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: From director Robert Eggers comes the tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Trapped and isolated due to a seemingly never-ending storm, the two men engage in an escalating battle of wills, as tensions boil over and mysterious forces (which may or may not be real) loom all around them.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 109 minutes

Universal Pictures will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE CAVE and LOST AND FOUND Screening
When: Thu Nov 21, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of National Geographic we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a special industry screening of the short documentary LOST AND FOUND, followed by the feature documentary THE CAVE.

Screening Details
When: Thursday 21st November

Time: 6.30pm LOST AND FOUND commences (22 mins)
followed by a 30 minute intermission where refreshments will be served
7.20pm: THE CAVE commences (102 minutes)

Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

LOST AND FOUND synopsis: Separating thousands of families from loved ones along the way, a campaign of ethnic cleansing and violence perpetrated by the Myanmar military has driven more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes. LOST AND FOUND, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, is the story of Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 22 minutes

THE CAVE synopsis: From filmmaker Feras Fayyad, THE CAVE tells the story of a hidden secret underground hospital in Syria and the female-led team of civilians and medical professionals who risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population. Amidst the devastation of war, 30-year-old aspiring pediatrician Dr. Amani and her team work tirelessly to restore health and hope.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 102 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - KLAUS Screening
When: Mon Nov 18, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of KLAUS.

Screening Details
When: Monday 18th November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Palace Central Cinemas (Cinema 11), Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.

An animated holiday comedy directed by Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 97 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - MARRIAGE STORY Screening
When: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 17th November
Time: 10.30am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: MARRIAGE STORY is filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

You can view the two trailers here and here

Duration: 136 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - THE FAREWELL Screening
When: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm AEDT

On behalf of A24 and ANZ distributor Roadshow Films we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of THE FAREWELL.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 17th November
Time: 10am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: In writer-director Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL, Billi (Awkwafina) returns to her extended family in China and finds that, although everyone knows their beloved matriarch Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen) has been given just weeks to live, they have decided it best not to tell Nai Nai herself. Instead they gather under the guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered in new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations, she finds that there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. Based on an actual lie.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 100 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - HARRIET Screening
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 03:00pm to 05:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Focus Features we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of HARRIET.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 16th November
Time: 3pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Based on the true story of an American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the tale of Harriet Tubman’s (Cynthia Erivo) escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s most renowned Civil Rights Activists. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Directed by Kasi Lemons. Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons. Also starring Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe.

To view the trailer here

Duration: 125 minutes


SYD - BOMBSHELL Screening
When: Sat Nov 16, 2019 02:30pm to 05:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Lionsgate and ANZ distributor StudioCanal we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of BOMBSHELL.

Screening Details
When: Saturday 16th November
Time: 2.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News.

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Charlize Theron, p.g.a., Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Charles Randolph, p.g.a.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 108 minutes

StudioCanal will be releasing the film nationally on 16 Jan 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


Screening - Ford v Ferrari (Adelaide)
When: Fri Nov 15, 2019 06:15pm to 09:02pm ACDT

VES Members and a Guest are invited to Rising Sun Pictures’ Crew Screening of 20th Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI

Palace Nova Eastend, November 15, 6:15pm

Please RSVP below by Thursday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00AM


ADL - HONEY BOY Screening
When: Thu Nov 14, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios and ANZ distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of HONEY BOY.

Screening Details
When: Thursday 14 November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Directed by Alma Har’el and written by Shia LaBeouf, HONEY BOY traces the life of child actor Otis Lort as he rises from early sitcom success to a self-destructive Hollywood supernova. Based on LaBeouf’s own life, HONEY BOY weaves together two timelines as Otis (played by Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges) struggles to come to terms with his ex-rodeo clown father, played by LaBeouf in a role inspired by his own dad.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 93 minutes

Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing the film on 27 February 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - AMERICAN FACTORY Screening
When: Wed Nov 13, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm PST

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an industry screening of AMERICAN FACTORY.

Screening Details
When: Wednesday 13th November
Time: Film commences 6.30pm sharp
Location: Palace Central Cinemas (Cinema 11), Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: AMERICAN FACTORY takes a dive into post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

You can view the trailer here
Duration: 115 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


SYD - LES MISÉRABLES Screening
When: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios and ANZ distributor Rialto Distribution we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of Les Misérables.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 10th November
Time: 10.30am start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park

RSVP is essential here (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 102 minutes

Rialto Distribution will be releasing the film in 2020.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE IRISHMAN Screening
When: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:00am to 12:00pm ACDT

On behalf of Netflix we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to a special industry screening of THE IRISHMAN.

Screening Details
When: Sunday 10th November
Time: 9.45 for a 10am start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

RSVP is essential to celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, a saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 210 minutes

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


ADL - THE REPORT Screening
When: Thu Nov 07, 2019 06:30pm to 08:30pm ACDT

On behalf of Amazon Studios and ANZ distributor Transmission Films we’re delighted to invite you and your guest to an advance industry screening of THE REPORT.

Screening Details
When: Thursday 7 November
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Please note: This will be a security screening.

RSVP is essential to: celia@bluecatpictures.com.au (invitation is strictly non-transferable)

Synopsis: THE REPORT is a thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public.

THE REPORT is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and the film also stars Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

You can view the trailer here

Duration: 119 minutes

Transmission Films is releasing the film nationally on 14 November 2019.

This is a private screening with a full media embargo – strictly not for review of any kind or on any media platform, social or otherwise.


Screening - THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY (Sydney)
When: Wed Nov 06, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm AEDT

Party - Spring Mixer (Melbourne)
When: Fri Oct 11, 2019 06:30pm to 06:30pm AEDT

Screening - JOKER (Sydney)
When: Thu Oct 10, 2019 07:00pm to 09:00pm AEDT