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END CREDITS FILM CLUB

Screening Art House, Independent Features, Festivals and Documentaries in a variety of locations around Cairns City and regions. CLICK THE EVENT TITLE NAME OR IMAGE TO BUY TICKETS.

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Unseen Cinema - GOODBYE JULIA- (M) Sudan 120min

Sunday 3 March 2024
WINNER - Freedom Prize Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival. Two women forge an unusual friendship across devastating divides in an engrossing Sudanese drama. Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home. Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned and dark, Mona and Julia become friends. Mohamed Kordofani’s well-performed deep cut into Sudan’s recent history unfolds like a morality thriller. Telling the story of a fraught friendship between two very different women, Kordofani’s intelligent, compassionate scripting ensures that the political never overwhelms the personal. Yet it also illuminates just how well the fault lines that divide a nation can map onto the rifts within a human heart divided against itself. In Arabic English subtitles
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Unseen Cinema - EO- (MA) Poland 87min

Sunday 24 March 2024
Legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski created one of his freest and most visually inventive films yet with this story of a gray donkey named EO. After being removed from an itinerant circus, EO begins a trek across the countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness from a cast of characters including an Italian countess (Isabelle Huppert) and a Polish soccer team. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature, and featuring stunning cinematography by Michał Dymek coupled with Paweł Mykietyn’s resonant score, EO presents the follies and triumphs of humankind from the perspective of its four-legged protagonist on a quest for freedom. In Polish - English subtitles
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Director's Q&A Unseen Cinema - DAMAGE - (M) AU 81min

Sunday 14 April 2024
Join us for a revealing Q&A session with director Madeleine Blackwell, talking about her Australian drama, undiscovered connections, and how mere humanity can bond us all. Ali (Ali Al Jenabi) is not a citizen. He drives a taxi using another man’s license and relies on the GPS to negotiate his way around a city he doesn’t know. His passenger, Esther (Imelda Bourke) is an old woman who can’t remember where she is going. She is angry because she has been stripped of everything that is familiar to her and she doesn't recognise the world anymore. They travel through the night in search of a vague destination while surveillance cameras mark their journey, coldly redacting the human element, defining who belongs and who does not, who is safe and who is not. What they are left with is their damage – she can’t remember and he can't forget. "Stunning." Mat Kesting, Adelaide Film Festival Director In English.
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Unseen Cinema - COUP DE CHANCE - (PG) France 96min

Sunday 28 April 2024
COUP DE CHANCE - STROKE OF LUCK Directed by Woody Allen. Two young people's bond leads to marital infidelity and ultimately crime. Starring Lou de Laâge, Valérie Lemercier, Melvil Poupaud, and Niels Schneider ★★★★ 'a pleasingly devious domestic thriller…the one-time comedy genius has come up with one last, very good movie…matters handled expertly by Allen in a truly gripping final act.' Leigh Paatshe - Daily Telegraph ★★★★ – THE TIMES ‘…the movie is absorbing, thrilling, and cheekily satisfying‘ – VARIETY ’Woody Allen’s 50th movie is striking and looks superb…’ – DEADLINE ’A love letter to the city of Paris‘ – EUROPE In French - English subtitles.
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Unseen Cinema - AFIRE - (M) Germany 102min

Sunday 18 February 2024
WINNER - SILVER BEAR - 2023 Berlin Film Festival In Christian Petzold’s (Barbara, Phoenix) Berlin Film Festival winning drama, four people trapped in a holiday house on Germany’s Baltic coast unravel as wildfires loom nearby. Leon (Thomas Schubert) escapes to the idyllic seaside home to relax and finish his second novel, and his friend, Felix (Langston Uibel), joins him to complete his art portfolio. When they arrive they meet Nadja (Paula Beer), an effervescent woman whose sexual exploits with her lover, Devid (Enno Trebs), irritate as much as they peak Leon’s interest. The days are hot, and as the surrounding wildfires threaten their retreat, so does the crushing pressure of competition and creative doubt. As the group dynamic shifts, sexual tension and jealousy grow, and the fires draw closer to a shocking climax. In German (M) 102min
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Unseen Cinema - PARIS MEMORIES - (M) France 103min

Sunday 4 February 2024
REVOIR PARIS One Saturday evening in autumn, Mia is caught in a terrorist attack on a Parisian bistro. Three months later, still unable to pick her life back up and remembering only fragments of that night, Mia decides to investigate her memories to find a way back to happiness. Despite the tragedy, "Revoir Paris" is a hopeful film about the healing power of human connection and mutual comfort. "It’s the kind of movie that lingers in the mind long after the credits roll." Jourdain Searles - RogerEbert.com In French (M) 103min
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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Unseen Cinema - CARAVAGGIO'S SHADOW - (MA) Italy 118min

Sunday 21 January 2024
WINNER - 2023 NASTRO D'ARGENTO AWARDS Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel star in writer/director Michele Placido's eagerly-anticipated new historical drama depicting the struggles of the notorious Renaissance painter as he's investigated by the Vatican. Italy 1610. Michelangelo Merisi (Scarmarcio), better known as Caravaggio, ignores Catholic Church rulings that dictate how religious subjects are to be represented. Having been informed that he transfigures prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds into saints and Madonnas in his work, Pope Paul V orders the Vatican secret service to investigate, to decide whether to grant the clemency for which Caravaggio has petitioned since being sentenced to death for the murder of a rival in love. The investigator (Garrel) – known as The Shadow - begins the inquiry that will lead him to discover the conflicting vices and virtues of the artist whose life – or death – lies in his hands. In Italian (MA) 118min
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
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[SOLD OUT] Starry Night Cinema - BARBIE (PG) US 120mins

Saturday 2 December 2023
TICKETS TO THIS EVENT HAVE SOLD OUT, THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SALES AT THE GATE! We recommend arriving early to the Botanic Gardens to set-up. We will be asking you all to sit close to to those around you so as to allow space for everyone to enjoy the film. The gates will open at 5:30 PM. 🟩 Can you bring our own chairs? 👉 Yes, people with chairs are asked to sit further to the back and those with blankets can sit to the front. 🟩 Can you bring a picnic basket or esky? Yes, absolutely! [For safety reasons, please don’t bring glass containers]. 🟩 Where do you enter the Gardens? From Macdonnell Street - just of Collins Ave. It's the pathway between the Tanks and the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre. Nick's souvlaki food van will be onsite, serving meals and snacks.
CAIRNS BOTANIC GARDENS