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FILM – Chauvel Cinema: Session times 24-30 December 2009

December 24, 2009toDecember 30, 2009

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  • SESSION TIMES

Exclusive to Chauvel!
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (MA15+)
Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of 60s Paris and the easy money it presents. Don’t miss one of the most talked-about French cinema events in years – the two-part story of one the most controversial and debated criminal figures in Europe in recent memory. This is Scarface, en français.
Thurs 12:50, 6:30pm
Fri CLOSED
Sat – Wed  11:15am, 4:45pm, 7:00pm

In Search of Beethoven (G)
Phil Grabsky, the filmmaker behind In Search of Mozart, comes this documentary exploring the life and music of Beethoven.
Thurs 11:00am, 3:45pm
Sat – Wed 11.00am, 6:30pm

Once Upon A Time in the West (M)
EXCLUSIVE SYDNEY SEASON COMING SOON TO CHAUVEL – BRAND NEW 35MM TECHNISCOPE PRINT! WITH DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND!
Opens January 14th!

A Serious Man (M)
Hot on the heels of No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading, The Coen Brothers have switched gears again to deliver this pitch-perfect comic drama that takes them back to their roots in Minnesota – a place they haven’t shot in since 1996′s Fargo. With A SERIOUS MAN, the Coens’ imaginatively explore questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behaviour, dental phenomena, academia, mortality, and Judaism – and intersections thereof…
Sat – Wed 1.45pm, 9:15pm

Away We Go (M15+)
A delicate comedy with heartfelt and darkly funny take on the challenges of making a modern family, directed by Sam Mendes
Sat – Wed 4:00pm

The Informant (M)
Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistle-blower in US history.
Rising star at agricultural-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly turns whistle-blower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion.
Sat – Wed  1:30pm, 9:10pm

FINAL SCREENINGS!
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (PG)
Thurs 6:30pm
Strength of Water (M)
Thurs 11:15am, 3:10pm
The Brothers Bloom (M)
Thurs 1:00pm

Cinematheque 
The new Cinematheque program has been unveiled, returning on January 4th with FANTASIA (M)
Monday the 4th of January 6:30pm
Dir: Samuel Armstrong
Disney’s venture into marrying high and popular culture remains a milestone for animated film.
For program and tix info at chauvelcinema.net.au

Monday 21st December
THE AMERICAN FRIEND (GERMANY/1977/colour/126mins/ 16mm/NFVLS / M) Dir: Wim Wenders
The moving trains and changing landscapes and the new world of the American gangster invade the Germany of the dying artisan Ganz. Wenders said that he equates American film directors with gangsters and here cast directors Hopper, Nick Ray and Sam Fuller.
Mon 6.30pm
Tix info at chauvelcinema.net.au

The NY Metropolitan Opera 09/10
Direct from New York!
Back in 2010! Returning January 9th with Offenbach’s THE TALES OF HOFFMAN
Tickets. $27 general, $24 senior/conc/palace member
Avail in person, at MCA Tix on Ph: 1300 306 776 or online.
Full details at chauvelcinema.net.au/met

Remembering Charles Chauvel  (1897-1959)
An exclusive season celebrating the work of pioneering Queensland filmmaker (and our cinemas namesake !.)

Saturday 19th:
3:00 PM RATS OF TOBRUK(18+)
and 6:30 PM FORTY THOUSAND HORSEMAN(G)

Sunday 20th:
3.00PM SONS OF MATTHEW (G)
and 6.30 PM JEDDA (G)

Tix available at regular session prices !

IT’S ON!
FRIDAY NIGHT BATTLES
Final Fight.
8.30pm
ON SALE NOW!
THIS FRIDAY 181h of December
AKIRA (M) at 8.30pm vs PERFECT BLUE (M) AT 10.40pm

COMING SOON TO CHAUVEL !
CREMASTER CYCLE
Fri (15 Jan) – 8.30pm CREMASTER 1 plus 9.10pm CREMASTER 2 (R18+)
Fri (22 Jan) – 8.30pm CREMASTER 3 (R18+)
Fri (29 Jan) – 8.30pm CREMASTER 4 plus 9.15pm CREMASTER 5 (R18+)
Fri (5 Feb) – 8.30pm DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 (MA15+) Tickets: $17/13:50 concession can be purchased from the Chauvel box office.

Chauvel Cinema
Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

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