Towner Film

The Old Man and the Gun

Thu 24 Jan | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

The Old Man and the Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him spite of his chosen profession.

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The Marvellous Mabel Normand

Sat 26 Jan | 2.00pm

Mabel Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood. The first lady of silent comedy, she directed her own films, ran her own production company and worked with the best – including Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and a young Oliver Hardy. But make no mistake: Mabel was always the star.

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Shoplifters

Sat 26 Jan | 4.30pm

Japanese master Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) won the top prize at Cannes this year with this tale of a misfit family struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, profoundly reflecting on modern life and the nature of family, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.

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A Fantastic Woman

Sun 27 Jan | 4.30pm

Featuring a stellar lead performance from Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman follows Marina, a transwoman dealing with grief, transphobia and cold, humiliating officialdom. A vision of defiant resistance, Marina’s trials are kick-started by the death of her lover, Orlando.

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Sun 27 Jan | 2.00pm

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is famous for the millions of red crabs who travel from the jungle towards the ocean, a migration triggered by the full moon. The island also houses a high-security detention facility, in which those seeking asylum in Australia are detained indefinitely.

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The Marvellous Mabel Normand

Thu 31 Jan | 4.30pm

Mabel Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood. The first lady of silent comedy, she directed her own films, ran her own production company and worked with the best – including Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and a young Oliver Hardy. But make no mistake: Mabel was always the star.

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Shoplifters

Thu 31 Jan | 7.00pm

Japanese master Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) won the top prize at Cannes this year with this tale of a misfit family struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, profoundly reflecting on modern life and the nature of family, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.

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Orphée

Sat 2 Feb | 2.00pm

Poet, playwright, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and Orphée, his finest film; re-released here in an exquisite new photochemical and 2K digital restoration. A magical retelling of the Orpheus myth, it turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in post-war Paris.

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The Favourite

Sat 2 Feb | 4.30pm

It's early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

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The Favourite

Sun 3 Feb | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

It's early 18th century and England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

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