Special events and screenings

At inner west cinemas


April 21  Movie Club previews: Get Out

There’s lots of buzz about for this American indie-thriller, about a young black man’s strange visit to his white girlfriend’s parents house. It’s both savagely funny and unexpectedly violent, combining a trenchant social critique with some thoroughly entertaining horror-comedy. Girls fans in particular will be relieved to find Allison Williams (Marnie) can play someone other than a self absorbed narcissist. Both Palace Norton Street  and Dendy Newtown are running previews two weeks before this highly-anticipated US hit’s opening.

Palace Norton Street, Fri Apr 21 8.45pm, and Dendy Cinemas Newtown at 9pm

April 23  Special price preview: Free Fire

Ben Wheatley has made a couple of bat-shit crazy movies before (High Rise, Sightseers), and he’s done it again.  Set in the late 70s  Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, one of the maddest (and longest) shoot-outs ever on screen ensues.  IndieWire called Free Fire, Massively entertaining… one giant, unapologetic dose of bloody absurdity, and the talented cast is clearly having a blast with the mayhem.”  MA15+  Details here

Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Sun 23 Apr at 9pm. General admission $12, Club members $10

April 26  Win free tickets to a special preview: NT Live: Amadeus

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. We have 5 double passes to give away to this special preview at Dendy Newtown, details here

Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Wed 26 Apr at 6pm

April 26  Viceroy’s House Q&A with director Gurinder Chadha

Viceroy’s House tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India. Its a film both epic and intimate – with an “upstairs/downstairs” focus on both the leading political figures (mainly Lord Mountbatten and his wife) and their staff, many of whose lives would be torn apart by the partition of their homeland. Gurinder Chadha, who also directed the charming worldwide breakout hit, Bend It Like Beckham, will present the movie at a Q&A event screenings at Palace Norton St. Bookings and info

Palace Norton Street, Wed 26 Apr at 6.30pm

April 29  Spanish Film Festival: Sara Baras, All Her Voices presented by Miguel Maestre

Sara Baras is a living legend in Spain, a diminutive dancer with an unparalleled skill and passion for flamenco. This doco takes us inside the preparations for her most recent creative work “Voces”; a tribute to the history of flamenco and the great artists who have preceded and inspired her. Celebrity chef and Festival ambassador Miguel Maestre  (above) will introduce the film. Arrive at 5.15pm for a glass of Freixenet cava, Stella Artois and Zoe’s flamingo show, screening and intro at 6pm. More info and bookings

Palace Norton Street, Sat 29 Apr from 5.15pm. Admission $28, Movie Club $24

May 4  $7 Golden Club Screenings: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Jessica Chastain is always a fascinating actress to watch, and here she stars in this real-life story of courage and defiance. When Poland is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who run the Warsaw Zoo are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the couple covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. M Details here

Palace Norton Street, Thurs May 4 at 10.40am

Compiled by: Russell Edwards