Towner Film

RBG

Thu 17 Jan | 7.00pm

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Disobedience

Thu 17 Jan | 4.30pm

An engrossing drama about a woman (Rachel Weisz) returning home to the Orthodox Jewish community of North London that previously shunned her. There, her friend and former lover Esti (Rachel McAdams) is now the wife of an admired young rabbi; and as their passionate feelings for each other start to resurface, so do the suspicions of their conservative community.

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Wild Strawberries

Sat 19 Jan | 2.00pm

The film follows Professor Isak Borg as he journeys by car in the company of his daughter-in-law Marianne (Ingrid Thulin) to collect an award from his former university. The trip occasions a series of reminiscences and reveries, as the ageing Borg revisits the scenes of his youth and reflects on an unhappy marriage.

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The Old Man and the Gun

Sat 19 Jan | 2.00pm

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 Old Man and the Gun

Sun 20 Jan | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

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 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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