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Watch the trailer for The Lost Leonardo – in cinemas from December 2!

From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brush strokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power.   //   As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity; is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci? Unravelling the hidden agendas of the richest men and most powerful ...

Watch the Trailer for Julia, the Delectable New Julia Child Documentary!

Julia tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women.   //   Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold ...

Watch the trailer for Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now.   //   SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-befor...

The Sparks Brothers Movie Review

Along the way, they have helped to invent numerous musical styles that other bands have used to find great financial success while the Mael brothers, Ron and Russell have experienced no real sustained financial or popularity benefit. Their change styles at will approach have made them outsiders but influential to other members of the musical community with both the press and their peers taking a closer look.   //   With their sustained creative efforts over the years (25 ...

Watch the trailer for The Sparks Brothers, a film by Edgar Wright!

Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Russell & Ron Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band's favorite band. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

Watch the trailer for Oscar-shortlisted documentary film Gunda!

As with Oscar nominated documentary, My Octopus Teacher, GUNDA truly is a must see for animal lovers and documentary film fans alike. GUNDA offers up a radically recalibrated moral universe where encounters with a mother sow, two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, remind us of the inherent value of life. The beguiling and game-changing, black and white documentary film, has swiftly garnered positive reviews from top international critics and acclaimed filmmakers ...

White Riot Movie Review

The lines were drawn between the Callaghan government and their passive support of the anti-immigrant National Front and the opposition to this status quo by the more forward-thinking youth of the time. This situation found its champions in Red Saunders, Jo Wreford, Pete Bruno, and others. They conceived a one-off concert called Rock Against Racism as a reaction to the racist rhetoric put forth by Eric Clapton, yes that Eric Clapton.   //   That concert helped start a ...

Watch the trailer for Collective – screening exclusively at Dendy Coorparoo from April 8!

The story starts in 2015 with a fire at the Bucharest nightclub Colectiv. The tragedy killed 27 people on site and injured over 100 more. Romania's Health Minister promised the burn victims would get the highest-quality treatment, but, in subsequent months, dozens more perished. What was going wrong inside the hospitals? Gazeta Sporturilor's investigative team, led by Catalin Tolontan, digs into this with old-fashioned gusto, conducting stakeouts, analyzing data, and working sources like ...

Watch the trailer for The Painter and the Thief – screening exclusively at Dendy Coorparoo from March 25!

In April of 2015, her two most valuable, large-format paintings are stolen - with care - in broad daylight from the windowfronts of Galleri Nobel in Oslo's city center. Desperate for answers about the theft of her paintings, Barbora is presented with an unusual opportunity to reach out to one of the men involved in the heist - Norwegian career criminal, Karl-'Bertil' Nordland.   //   Filmmaker Benjamin Ree begins to document the story after Barbora unbelievably ...

Watch the trailer for White Riot – in Aussie cinemas March 18!

The National Front, a far right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds all publish the letter. Flooded with responses, Red discovers many share his views. Teaming up with like-minded creatives Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Syd Shelton ...