Moonlight Cinema’s December and January film program has just been announced and it’s jam-packed with over 20 different advance screenings – and that’s just the first two months. The outdoor cinema will be making an appearance in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth this summer.
Moonlight Cinema will be officially launched across the country with an exclusive advance screening of zany comedy Dumb and Dumber To on December 18. It’s been a whole twenty years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels brought their lovable imbeciles, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, to the big screen.
Fans of Bill Murray can catch him in upcoming indie drama St Vincent, more than a week before it hits cinemas. We caught this film at TIFF and can recommend it for those looking for a feel-good film with heart. Other titles to catch at Moonlight before the rest of Australia include Disney’s latest, Big Hero 6 about a boy and his plus-size, inflatable robot (we’ve seen this and we’re in love with the robot!); the superhero film with an art-house edge, Birdman starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone; and WWII drama filmed in Sydney and directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken.
Also joining the program will be Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. This film has been getting awards buzz following its première in the US and is a film we’re really looking forward to seeing. The Imitation Game, Foxcatcher, and Nightcrawler are three other big-name titles that you should consider booking a patch of grass for.
Bring Australia Day in early with some Australian cinema. The Water Diviner will be showing at Moonlight Cinema on Australia Day Eve, January 25. It tells the moving tale of an Australian man, played by Russell Crowe, who travels to Turkey after the Battle at Gallipoli to try to locate his three missing sons. The Water Diviner is also showing as an advance screening at Moonlight on December 19.
For more information on the programme and to book tickets, head to the official website.
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