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30 May - 2 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Boy and the Heron

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki's (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo) latest film centres around a young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. 

31 May 2024 Cinema


Chris Smith's Documentary zbout the jump-suited robo-rock avatars of de-evolution Is as much fun as its subject. The film traces the band's music, its videos, its roots in the embers of the counterculture, its freak success, and its big message, which remains prophetic and often misunderstood.

2 Jun 2024 Cinema

We’re From Outer Space - Short Films from the Asian Diaspora feat. 1300 & more

Stories of Asian youth diaspora explored via a collection of short films, documentaries and music videos from around the world. This unique collection includes his new film, We're from Outer Space, featuring Australia’s first-ever K-Rap crew 1300, as they prepare for a sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House.

1 Jun 2024 Cinema

Portishead - Roseland NYC

In 1998, Portishead released a live concert album Roseland NYC Live performing with a 30-piece orchestra. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, join us for a rare screening of the concert film as part of our Vivid LIVE takeover.

1 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Virgin Suicides

Almost 25 years after its release, The Virgin Suicides is a coming of age cult classic about five adolescent sisters in 1970s American Suburbia. A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit.

2 Jun 2024 Cinema

Neptune Frost

Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing.

27 Jun 2024 Cinema


WINHANGANHA is a lyrical journey of archival footage and sound, poetry and original composition, told through the lens of acclaimed Wiradjuri artist, Jazz Money.

27 Jun 2024 Cinema

Birdeater + Director Introduction

A bride-to-be is invited to join her own fiancé’s bachelor party on a remote property in the Australian outback. Uncomfortable details about their relationship are exposed and the celebration soon becomes a feral nightmare.

29 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Fall Guy

Colt Seavers (Gosling) is fresh off an almost career-ending accident and now has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life (Blunt). What could possibly go right?

29 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Man from Hong Kong

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s The Man from Hong Kong finds Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) flown into Sydney to assist the local authorities in busting an international criminal racket.

29 Jun 2024 Cinema

Ten Canoes

A collaboration between Rolf de Heer and the Ramingining community of central Arnhem Land, Ten Canoes is a cautionary tale of forbidden love shot on the beautiful Arafura Swamp.

29 Jun 2024 Cinema

My Neighbor Totoro

Rightfully considered one of the greatest animations of all time, My Neighbor Totoro follows the story of two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, who discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures.

30 Jun 2024 Cinema


This quintessential Australian classic follows the story of a piglet Babe who narrowly escapes his fate as Christmas dinner. After befriending motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes), he discovers that he too can herd sheep.

30 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Empty Beach

After a routine investigation turns into a supposed drowning, private investigator Cliff Hardy (Brown) soon found himself running for his life in the seedy, violent underworld of Sydney’s playground, Bondi.


30 Jun 2024 Cinema

Two Hands

A beloved Sydney-set '90s crime classic, Two Hands is notable for its breakout performances from stars Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne.

30 Jun 2024 Cinema

The Last Days of Chez Nous + Director Q&A

Gillian Armstrong's (My Brilliant Career) acclaimed Australian drama explores love, trust and betrayal. Modern matriarch Beth (Harrow) is doing her best to raise daughter Annie (Otto) whilst enjoy the best of an easy-going marriage to Frenchman JP (Ganz).


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Eugene Choi, Rainbow Chan and Marcus Whale. Image: Dan Boud.
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In the Mood: A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong

Celebrating the landmark film’s 20th anniversary, 'In the Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong' is a fever dream live streamed performance featuring a theatrical set, ‘60s style costumes, and sax-drenched renditions of the film’s romantic soundtrack; alongside new music sung by Chinese-Australian artists Rainbow Chan and Marcus Whale with narration by Eugene Choi. 

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5 Sydney Opera House near misses (in the movies)

From killer sea creatures to crashing UFOs, the Sydney Opera House has been threatened in the most imaginative and unexpected ways. Here are just a few of our close calls.