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Coming Soon

Films to look forward to at Phoenix

Boyhood / 15
Fri 25 Jul - Thu 7 Aug - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane
USA 2014, 2hrs 46mins
Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the center is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, are taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon / 15
Fri 1 - Thu 7 Aug - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. Mike Myers
Cast: Shep Gordon, Michael Douglas
USA 2013, 1hr 25mins

“I tried to split them up thinking he was attacking her and the woman punches me in the mouth, turns out it was Janis Joplin”. Mike Myers’ hugely entertaining biopic is about a celebrity manager few have heard of; but everyone will know his clients including Alice Cooper, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Douglas. A man who fell by mistake into showbiz and has lasted longer than most, Supermensch features interviews with his roster of stars (Douglas in particular shares some wonderfully catty anecdotes) and the fascinating man himself.

Mood Indigo [L'écume des jours] / 12A
Fri 15 - Thu 21 Aug - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. Michel Gondry
Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou
France/Belgium 2013, 1hr 34mins, subtitled

From the endlessly inventive mind of Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) comes a surreal adaptation of Boris Vian's cult novel. Colin (Duris), a fabulously wealthy bachelor, falls in love with the enigmatic Chloé (Tautou). But the lovers' idyllic new life (and Paris itself) begins to crumble when Chloé becomes sick from a lily growing in her lungs, and the only cure is to surround her constantly with fresh flowers. Whimsical and heartbreaking, Gondry's love story is a visual feast.

The Rover / 15
Fri 15 - Thu 28 Aug - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. David Michôd
Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson
Australia/USA 2014, 1hr 43mins

Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom is a brutal crime drama set 10 years after a global economic collapse has reduced the Australian Outback to a dystopian wilderness, where strangers are viewed with suspicion and kindness equals weakness. After Eric's (Pearce) precious car is stolen by a gang, he takes off in pursuit only to find Rey (Pattinson), the injured and naïve little brother of one of the thieves, who has been left behind. Bound by a shared desire to settle scores with the escaped gang members, the two men set off on a desperate vengeance-fuelled chase. With superb performances from the two leads, The Rover is Australian cinema at its most raw.

Lilting / 15
Fri 22 Aug - Thu 4 Sep - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. Hong Khaou
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Pei-pei Cheng
UK2014, 1hr 26mins

Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Bright Star) plays Richard – a young Londoner crippled with grief over the death of his boyfriend Kai. Kai’s only relative in the UK is his mother Junn (Pei-pei Cheng, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) who is unable to speak English and ensconced in a drab retirement home. Hoping that the two can find some solace in memories of a man they both loved, Richard hires his friend as a translator, but Junn was unaware or refuses to acknowledge Kai and Richard’s relationship. A film for anyone who has ever loved, and perhaps lost, Hong Kahu’s debut feature is tremendously moving and made with intelligence and care. Moments of comic relief come from Peter Bowles as Alan - an elderly Romeo making bumbling attempts to seduce Junn.

Two Days, One Night [Deux jours, une nuit] / 15
Fri 29 Aug - Thu 11 Sep - SHOWTIMES & TICKETS

Dir. Jean-Pierre & LucDardenne
Cast: Marion Cotillard
Belgium/Italy/France 2014, 1hr 35mins, subtitled

The Dardenne brothers return after 2011’s The Kid with a Bike with this brilliant drama about Belgian working class life. Mother of two Sandra (Cotillard, Rust and Bone, La Vie en Rose) loses her factory job due to a vote made by her co-workers; forced to choose between keeping her or their annual €1000 bonuses . Demanding a re-vote, Sandra is left with one weekend to convince each worker to choose solidarity over personal gains and keep her career. Sandra’s plight, and her fellow workers’ various anguished reactions to her plea make for riveting viewing. Cotillard is electric in the lead role and the film thoroughly deserves the awards it has picked up on the festival circuit.

*Please note date changes may occur, please see Now Showing and brochure for final confirmed listings