Release Date: December 26, 2018 Director: Adam McKay (The Big Short) Featuring: Christian Bale (The Big Short), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher) and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Oscar winning writer/director Adam McKay (The Big Short) brings his trademark wit to the true story of US Vice President Dick Cheney in VICE. George W. Bush (Rockwell) wins the 2000 election, but it’s Cheney (Bale) who quietly takes charge, wielding his newfound power as vice president to reshape the country and the world – with lasting consequences. Featuring magnificent performances from Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell, VICE is a smart, irreverent comedy-drama that will shock and entertain in equal measure.
Release Date: January 24, 2019 Director: Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary) Featuring: Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Linda Cardellini (Bloodline)
Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, GREEN BOOK is the uplifting true story of a friendship that defied the odds. Set in 1962, the film follows Italian-American Tony Lip (Mortensen), who is hired to chauffer African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South.
GREEN BOOK had its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the People’s Choice Award.
Release Date: February 7, 2019 Director: Mimi Leder (The Leftovers) Featuring: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Kathy Bates (Misery), Sam Waterston (Law & Order) and Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising)
Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer star in ON THE BASIS OF SEX, the inspiring true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a spirited, extraordinary woman who brought a case before the US Supreme Court in 1975 that would overturn more than a century of gender discrimination. See where her story began in this stirring drama, featuring an award-worthy performance by Felicity Jones.
Release Date: February 14, 2019 Director: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Featuring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James (Selma), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Regina King (The Leftovers), Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Following his Best Picture Academy Award® winner Moonlight, writer/director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, a love story set in 1970s Harlem, New York. After her fiancé is framed for a crime, a young woman struggles against a corrupt justice system to prove his innocence in this brilliantly crafted drama.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK had its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival where it was Runner-Up for the People’s Choice Award.
Release Date: February 21, 2019 Director: Jon S. Baird (Filth) Featuring: Steve Coogan (Philomena), John C. Reilly (Chicago), Danny Huston (American Horror Story), Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley) and Nina Arianda (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in this hilarious and touching portrait of Laurel & Hardy as they set out on their now legendary 1953 tour of Britain. From acclaimed screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena), STAN & OLLIE pays homage to the original kings of comedy, celebrating a unique friendship and brilliant working partnership.
STAN & OLLIE had its World Premiere as the Closing Night Gala at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival.
Release Date: 2019 Director: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) Featuring: Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires, Love Child), Gwilym Lee (Jamestown, Midsomer Murders), Kerry Fox (Brightstar), Ursula Yovich (The Code), Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires), Huw Higginson (Janet King) and Elaine Crombie (Top of the Lake: China Girl)
From the makers of The Sapphires, TOP END WEDDING is a celebration of love, family and belonging, set against the spectacular natural beauty of the Northern Territory. This heartwarming romantic comedy tells the story of successful Sydney lawyer Lauren (Tapsell) and her fiancé Ned (Lee). Engaged and in love, they have just ten days to pull off their dream Top End Wedding. First though, they need track down Lauren’s mother, who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory.
TOP END WEDDING will have its World Premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Release Date: 2019 Director: Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate) Featuring: Bryan Brown (Sweet Country), Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Greta Scacchi (War & Peace), Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper), Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park), Heather Mitchell (A Place to Call Home), Claire van der Boom (Hawaii Five-O), Aaron Jeffery (Wentworth), Matilda Brown (Let’s Talk About), Charlie Vickers and Frances Berry
PALM BEACH is a drama-comedy about a group of lifelong friends reuniting to celebrate a special birthday, with Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but slowly tensions mount and deep secrets emerge.
Release Date: 2019 Director: Tom Harper (War & Peace) Featuring: Jessie Buckley (Beast, War & Peace), Julie Walters (Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda)
A young woman from Glasgow, bursting with talent and charisma, dreams of escaping her ordinary life and making it big as a country music singer in Nashville. Jessie Buckley delivers a finely tuned performance of triumph and tragedy in WILD ROSE, a beautifully crafted, heartfelt film in the style of British classics like Little Voiceand Billy Elliott.
Release Date: 2019 Director: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) Featuring: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Jonathan Majors (Hostiles)
Starring John Goodman and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight),
society struggles to survive under the control of a powerful alien race in CAPTIVE STATE, a thrilling dystopian sci-fi from the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Release Date: 2019 Director: Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead) Featuring: Monica Bellucci (The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix Reloaded), Ben O’Toole (Detroit, 12 Strong), Caroline Ford (Once Upon A Time), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Epine Bob Savea (Fantail) and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings)
Finnegan (Bellucci), the world’s greatest demon-hunting Nekromancer turned bad, is the first to discover evil spirits inside the internet, taking the mythical battle between good and evil into the digital realm. Years later, down-on-his-luck sewerage-waste worker Howard North (O’Toole) and Nekromancer sisters Molly (Ford) and Torquel (Haubrich) must destroy the plague of online demons and defeat the evil Finnegan before she can devour the souls of a million human beings addicted to their phones.
A Million Little Pieces
Release Date: 2019 Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) Featuring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo), Odessa Young (The Daughter), Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)
Based on James Frey’s controversial 2003 bestseller, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES follows a young, drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent who submits to two months of agonising detox at a treatment center in Minnesota.
The White Crow
Release Date: 2019 Director: Ralph Fiennes Featuring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour)
Directed by Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman, Coriolanus), THE WHITE CROW centres on Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West in 1961. A moving, provocative portrait of talent, art and ambition, Fiennes delivers a spirited film featuring an incredible turn by actor and ballet dancer, Oleg Ivenko