seniors' cinema archive 2007

An ongoing program of quality films for discerning audiences.

Drawing on the best of Australian and international cinema, screenings feature well-crafted, character-driven stories, elegant period dramas, quirky comedies and fascinating documentaries.

Tickets for Seniors (55+) $5
All other tickets $10

orchestra seats

A bittersweet and engaging French comedy starring The Singer's Cecile de France.

mr bean's holiday

Rowan Atkinson is Mr Bean in a genial comedic romp co-starring Willem Dafoe.


Cherie Nowlan's whimsical comedy puts fun in family dysfunction.

romulus, my father

A profoundly moving family drama set in 1950's Australia.

the lives of others

This superbly cast debut feature recreates the Orwellian years of the German Democratic Republic.

la vie en rose

Olivier Dahan's superb screen rendering of the life of French singing icon Edith Piaf.

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Peter O'Toole is Maurice, a septuagenarian actor who takes a keen interest in the sentimental education of the grandniece of a friend.

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riding alone for thousands of miles

A Japanese fisherman seeks to restore his ailing son's faith.

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sketches of frank gehry

An intimate exploration into the creative processes of acclaimed architect Frank Gehry.

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the white masai

A Swiss woman travels to Kenya and falls in love with a Masai warrior.

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miss potter

From the director of Babe comes this superbly realised biopic of Peter Rabbit creator and author Beatrix Potter.

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A humorous and engaging look at The New York Times' crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and the competition he runs each year.

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dream girls

Impressario Curtis Taylor recognises the potential in a trio of young soul singers and hustles in every way he can to give them a shot at stardom.

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unfolding florence

Gillian Armstrong makes use of dramatic re-enactments and revealing interviews to assemble a portrait of the enigmatic Florence Broadhurst.

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u-carmen e-khayelitsha

Based on Bizet's famous opera, U-Carmen relocates the action to a modern South African township.

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the white countess

The last screen collaboration between director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant is a tender, elegant love story set in 1930s Shanghai.

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heading south

Charlotte Rampling brings a formidable authority to her role as an academic who chooses to spend her Summers vacationing in Haiti.

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Pedro Almodovar's Cannes-lauded paean to women, starring Penelope Cruz and Carmen Maura. Winner of 5 Goya (Spanish 'Oscar') Awards.

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the queen

This riveting speculative drama imagines how events may have played out behind the scenes in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana.

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a prairie home companion

Robert Altman teams up with real-life radio host Garrison Keillor in a rollicking homage to radio.

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Set in 1930s colonial India, Mehta's intensely humanist drama deals with the plight of Hindu widows forced to live as penitents.

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the wind that shakes the barley

Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, by acclaimed director Ken Loach.

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mrs palfrey at the claremont

British acting veteran Joan Plowright teams up with rising talent Rupert Friend in an affecting comedy drama.

the producers

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprise their Broadway roles in this zesty big screen adaptation - in effect a remake of the 1968 original.

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