screening calendar

Wide Angle Tasmania is delighted to present the following screenings.  Please click through for more information about each screening and to reserve your seat.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Wide Angle Screen Centre @ 6 Washington Street

    Beautiful Kate (Silver Screen)

    Beautiful Kate

    A writer returns to his remote family home to say goodbye to his dying father. Being home awakens memories of his beautiful twin sister Kate and their older brother Cliff and with them long-buried secrets from the family's past.

    Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Against All Odds) makes her feature directorial debut with this unique and provocative drama. A loose adaptation of the 1982 novel by Newton Thornburg (Cutter's Way), it transposes the events to an Australian farm. Ben Mendelsohn stars as Ned Kendall, a fortyish author who takes his young, slightly uncouth girlfriend, Toni (Maeve Dermody) along to visit his dying father, Bruce (Bryan Brown) a failed politician and farmer now cared for by daughter Sally (Rachel Griffiths) on the clan's Aussie property.

    The relationship between Ned and Bruce remains supremely dysfunctional, with the focal point of their conflict springing from the teenage death of Ned's twin sister Kate (Sophie Lowe) and the suicide of his older brother Cliff (Josh McFarlane). The film explores circumstances that led to the family's tragic losses and the delicate steps that father and son take toward reconciliation before the patriarch dies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRtgAYbR20

    Director: Rachel Ward
    Producers: Brian Brown and Leah Churchill-Brown
    Music: Tex Perkins
    Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Sophie Lowe and Maeve Dermody

    Based on the novel by Newton Thornburg.

    Rating: MA15+
    Runtime: 101 min
    Year: 2009

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRtgAYbR20

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

     

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    Wide Angle Screen Centre @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    The Mermaid Princess (iGEN Cinema)

    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved fairy tale, The Mermaid Princess tells the story of a kind-hearted mermaid who saves a ship captain’s daughter from the stormy ocean. Despite the lure of a new friend, the mermaid has broken the Sea God’s warning, intervening in the affairs of mortal humans.

    When the ship captain calls for her help again, she must choose between following the ocean’s strict rules and answering the call to rescue her new friends from a band of pirates amidst the perils of a dangerous island giant. Only her heart can guide her as she takes to the high seas in the name of friendship and spirited adventure.

    Directed by Adam Qiu

    Stars Betty GoldsteinRiley JacksonJohn Malone

    Rated G

    Date 2016

    Run time: 77min

    Watch the trailer

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for pre-schoolers and their carers designed to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.  The lights will be dim and little ones can sit where they like, move around or play with a toy while the films plays. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free.  Please BYO cushion, toys and snacks.  Some refreshments will be available at the venue.

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Wide Angle Screen Centre @ 6 Washington Street, South Hobart

    Under the Cover of Cloud (Wide Angle Cinema)

    A recently-fired columnist visits his family in Hobart, inspired to embark on a writing project about Cricket. The film operates as a unique documentary portrait of middle Tasmania, rare in its loving commitment to a warm and convivial present.

    Fired from his job writing for a weekend magazine, Ted Wilson decides to take a break from Melbourne and visit his family in Hobart. He realises his loss could be an opportunity, a chance to pursue something more meaningful. He happens on an idea: "I want to write something beautiful about cricket. A piece of literary non-fiction. It will in some sense be about Tasmanian batsmen and it will be from the heart." Sensing that a brush with greatness may focus his reflections, Ted embarks half-heartedly on a quixotic search for legendary Australian cricketer and exalted Tasmanian, David Boon. Yet when the search stalls, Ted finds himself immersed in a present-time of infinite riches, reconnecting with his widowed mother and adult siblings now with young children of their own. 

    Denuded of narrative fanfare the film begins to operate as a unique documentary portrait of middle Tasmania, rare in its loving commitment to a warm and convivial present.

    Written and Directed by Ted Wilson

    88min

    Released 2018

    Watch the trailer

    Wide Angle Cinema is a curated programme of important Australian films screening every month at the Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart.  With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents a feature length programme for free to audiences. 

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    Death in Brunswick (Silver Screen)

    A riotous rollercoaster of murder and mayhem set in multicultural inner Melbourne. This 1990 black comedy-thriller stars Sam Neill as Carl, a fortyish no-hoper whose takes a job as a cook in a seedy nightclub to escape his cantankerous mother. A flirtation with Greek-Australian barmaid Sophie (Zoe Carides) lands Carl on the wrong side of a vicious bouncer. If that wasn’t enough when Carl is attacked by his drug-dealing Turkish kitchenhand, Carl accidentally sparks a deepening gangland feud. Best mate Dave (John Clarke) is soon employed as Carl's protector - and gravedigger - as a band of cutthroats block Carl's path to his sweetheart.

    Director: John Ruane

    Writers: Boyd Oxlade and John Ruane

    Stars: Sam Neill, Zoe Carides and John Clarke

    Release: 1991

    Runtime: 100min

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JXrJ-y5tA

     

    SilverScreen is a free monthly screening programme of iconic and important Australian films. The films screen monthly in the comfortable theatre at Wide Angle, with plenty of opportunity for refreshments. This programme is possible through support from the Hobart City Council.

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    Wide Angle Screen Centre

    Happy Feet (iGEN Cinema)

    If you’re an Emperor Penguin like little Mumble and you can’t sing the ‘heartsong’ to attract a mate - you’ve got a real problem! But Mumble can tap-dance, a skill which is not recognised in his colony. With an unbeatable sound track bursting with soul and funk, this animation by the director behind Mad Max features the voices of Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Hugh Jackman and won an Oscar. 

    Join Mumble as he sets out on an adventure across Antarctica to find a way to prove that the heartsong in his feet is unique and wonderful!

    Directed by George Miller

    Stars: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Magda Szubanski

    Rated G

    Date 2006

    Run time: 108min

    Watch the trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIBsnOyJB7Y

    iGEN Cinema is a specially curated programme of films for pre-schoolers and their carers designed to introduce little ones to the big screen in a kid-friendly space.  The lights will be dim and little ones can sit where they like, move around or play with a toy while the films plays. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents each screening for free.  Please BYO cushion, toys and snacks.  Some refreshments will be available at the venue.

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