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September 2020

Top Dog Film Festival 2020

September 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people.  The Top Dog Film Festival, touring Australia from August to November. After the sell-out success of the Top Dog Film Festival in 2019 the cunningly canine filled program of heart-warming and inspiring dog films is back for a 2020 tour. Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2020 Top Dog Film Festival. From the Australian adventure duo…

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They Shall Not Grow Old

September 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | New Zealand, UK | 2019 Directed by Peter Jackson Rated MA15+ "This is as close as we can get to a full immersion into one of the most horrifying and ultimately pointless wars in modern history." Chicago Reader Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been…

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Come to Daddy

September 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Canada, Ireland, New Zealand | 2019 Directed by Ant Timpson Starring  Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson Rated MA15+ "Darkly funny and enjoyably unpredictable. And sometimes plain old weird." Thrillist Norval Greenwood, a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn't seen in 30 years. He quickly discovers that not only is dad a disapproving jerk, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now,…

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October 2020

Take Home Pay

October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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New Zealand, Samoa | 2019 Directed by Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa Starring Tofiga Fepulea'i, Vito Vito, Ronnie Taulafo "Move over Tainui Kid, Sione's Bolo and Ricky Baker - there's a new Kiwi cinematic comedy king." Stuff.co.nz Two brothers, Alama and Popo arrive for the first time in New Zealand as seasonal workers, making plenty of money to take back home to their family in Samoa. But things take a turn for the worst when Popo steals Alama's money. Determined not to return home empty handed, Alama puts…

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

October 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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France | 2019 Directed by Céline Sciamma Starring Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami "Masterful... The best film of 2019." The AU Review WINNER Best Screenplay and Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2019 Marianne is a young painter in 18th-Century France, commissioned to do a wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Marianne disguises herself as her companion to get closer to her subject – observing by day and secretly painting at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they…

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Alice Can Dance 2020: On Film

October 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by GUTS Dance // Central Australia  A day in the life... While the world has turned upside down this year, 230 amazing young dancers from across Central Australia have come together with GUTS’ wonderful team of collaborators and forged on to bring you this year’s Alice Can Dance, on film! A love letter and celebration of life in the desert, this year’s project illuminates through dance and on screen some of the places and spaces our young people occupy, admire…

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

October 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | UK | 2010 Directed by Banksy Featuring Banksy, Mr Brainwash, Shepard Fairey Narrated by Rhys Ifans "acidly funny." New York Magazine This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn…

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November 2020

On Body and Soul

November 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Hungary | 2017 Directed by Ildikó Enyedi Starring Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki WINNER: Golden Bear, 67th Berlin International Film Festival "One of the most curious yet appealing romances you're likely to see." The Australian Endre and Maria, both workers at an abattoir, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first, they are puzzled and incredulous, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their…

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You Were Never Really Here

November 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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USA | 2017 Directed by Lynne Ramsay Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov WINNER: Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2017 "In the end, there's no question that what you're watching is a masterfully-made movie." Entertainment Weekly Two of the greatest cinema artists of our time, director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and actor Joaquin Phoenix unite in this masterpiece about a missing teenage girl, a brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission, and the corrupt power and vengeance unleashed,…

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Bait

November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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UK | 2018 | Rated MA15+(Warning: Strong coarse language) Directed by Mark Jenkin Starring Edward Rowe, Giles King, Chloe Endean  NOMINEE: BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year, 2020 "One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year." The Times (UK) Starring Edward Rowe as struggling fisherman, Martin, Bait deals with the tensions that arise between locals and tourists in a Cornish fishing village against a back drop of second homes, short-term lets and gentrification. Martin Ward is a fisherman in a picturesque Cornish village. He…

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The Wild Goose Lake

November 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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China, France | Mandarin with English Subtitles | 2019 | Rated MA15+ (Warning: Strong violence, sex and sexual violence) Directed by Yi'nan Diao Starring Ge Hu, Gwei Lun-Mei, Fan Liao  Official Selection, Festival de Cannes Competition "It's an exercise in pure cinema, an abstract painting of a crime story." Toronto Star A gang leader on the run seeking redemption… A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom… Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake. They set a deadly…

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It’s A Wonderful Life

November 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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USA | 1946 | Rated PG (Warning: Mild themes) Directed by Frank Capra Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers "The most well-loved of all Christmas movies." Chicago Tribune After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. "Funny, compelling and moving - 5 stars"…

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January 2021

Australia Daze

January 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by National Film and Screen Archive of Australia and Friends of Araluen Australia | 1989 Directed by Pat Fiske "A most glorious kaleidoscope of this country in all its multicultural and varying societies that looks at what it means to be an Australian on this one day of the year. It’s heart-warming and insightful and bloody fabulous." Margaret Pomeranz 26 January 1988, the Bicentenary of European settlement in Australia. Twenty-nine camera crews captured the nation’s response, contrasting the official…

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HIGH GROUND – Premier

January 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us for the Premier of the much anticipated release of Australian Film HIGH GROUND! Get all the insights of the film with a Q&A session we've snapped up from the Directors and Actors! Now for the film... Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory,…

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February 2021

Nomad: In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

February 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | UK | 2019 Directed by Werner Herzog Featuring Werner Herzog, Bruce Chatwin "Herzog shoots these sites with the will and skill of a spell caster. No filmmaker uses drone camerawork so lyrically; his flying eye dips and swoops with a piercing curiosity." The New York Times Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s…

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The Comeback Trail

February 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | USA | 2020 Directed by George Gallo Starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones "Director George Gallo elicits an energetic performance from De Niro who breezily brandishes the extroverted chutzpah you'd expect from a low-flying Hollywood hustler." Jim Schembri In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grindhouse film producer, Max Barber (Robert DeNiro), decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing…

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Girls Night Out – Long Story Short

February 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Welcome to our next GNO screening the all new film Long Story Short This is a dress up theme, so don't forget to dress to your best wedding attire! We have made a few changes in order to reduce our waste, recycle more & offer our customers a better product. So the GNO package is now an OPTIONAL add on to your ticket and gets you... *A choice of Cider, Beer or Large soft drink *Entry in the draw for…

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Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2021
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This Valentine's Day we are proud to present you lovely couples and singles a variety of new ROMCOMS and actions! If you were a fan of 'Thank God You're Here' you'll know comedy legend Josh Lawson. Writer and Director of Long Story Short, this is sure to be a funny one. Maybe you don't want to laugh or cry, maybe a bit of action and warfare is your style! Shadow in the Cloud or our Aussie grown film Occupation: Rainfall…

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The Mystery of Henri Pick

February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | France | French with English subtitles | 2019 Directed by Rémi Bezançon Starring Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz "It's a polished package - the charms of rural Brittany are displayed particularly effectively - and the plot is satisfyingly paced." Screen International Based on David Foenkinos’s 2016 book of the same name, The Mystery of Henri Pick revolves around the film’s enigmatic title character who, two years after his death, has his name sprawled across the covers of a celebrated novel, The Last…

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Days of the Bagnold Summer

February 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | UK | 2019 Directed by Simon Bird Starring Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon "Laugh-out-loud funny with a big heart... terrific." MK3D Sue, works in a library. Daniel, eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. Over the course of one…

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March 2021

Laurel Canyon

March 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | USA | 2020 Directed by Alison Ellwood Featuring Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Eagles, The Mamas and The Papas "For those who grew up on that music and for those who made it, the planets were realigning, and Laurel Canyon is a bracing reminder of how that looked and felt and why it mattered." The Hollywood Reporter Laurel Canyon is a feature-length documentary that pulls back the curtain on the mythical world of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, providing an…

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Spread Your Wings

March 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Adventure | France, Norway | French, English and Norwegian with English Subtitles | 2019 Directed by Nicolas Vanier Starring Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez  "Inspired by a true story, Spread Your Wings, which mixes fiction and documentary, is also an initiation tale. Forced out of his bubble, the teenager reconnects to the outside world, becomes aware of the beauty and fragility of nature." La Croix Christian is a visionary scientist who studies migrating geese. For his teenage son Thomas, the idea of spending…

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Ocean Film Festival 2021

March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels The Ocean Film Festival World Tour will inspire you to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans by sharing the best films from around the globe. Each year the Ocean Film Festival World Tour screens over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent filmmakers both international and Australian. The Ocean Film Festival World Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean-related…

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October 2021

The Magnitude of All Things

October 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary Directed by Jennifer Abbott “It was grief. I knew it well. And this time it was for the changing world around me.” When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these…

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November 2021

Kajillionaire

November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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COMEDY/DRAMA | 2020 | USA Written and directed by Miranda July Con artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a kind stranger, Melanie (Gina Rodriguez), into joining their next scheme, completely shaking up Old Dolio’s routine. Her unlikely connection with Melanie begins to challenge Old Dolio’s odd and stoic reality—and she…

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