Towner Film

The Women

Sun 21 Oct | 4.30pm

The romantic entanglements and inner-lives of women are centre-stage, while gossip and rumour are the stock in trade in George Cukor’s classic, The Women. Famously featuring an all-female cast of stars, the film tells the story of Mary Haines who can’t believe her husband is having an affair.

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Apostasy

Sun 21 Oct | 2.00pm

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

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Wall-E

Thu 25 Oct | 4.30pm

WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class), is the last robot left on Earth after humans have abandoned the planet. Clearing the planet one piece of rubbish at a time, he’s become lonely during his 700 years alone. After spotting EVE, a beautiful probe robot sent to Earth on a scanning mission WALL-E embarks on his greatest mission and sets out to follow EVE across the galaxy.

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Apostasy

Thu 25 Oct | 7.00pm

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

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Ernest and Celestine

Sat 27 Oct | 10.30am

A charming animation which tells the story of the most unlikely of friendships: between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse, named Celestine. When dentist-in-training Celestine is out at night on a tooth hunting trip, she bumps into Ernest, far from home and more than a little out of sorts. After convincing him not to eat her, they forge a friendship disapproved of by the authorities of both bear and mouse society.

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The Little Stranger

Sat 27 Oct | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

Strange occurrences disturb the inhabitants of Hundreds Hall, a country estate crumbling into disrepair, in The Little Stranger, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sarah Walters and directed Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is called out by the Ayres family. Faraday falls in love with the house and the family, but their maladies are beyond his power to cure: they are haunted by a dying way of life, as well as something far more ominous.

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The Shining

Sat 27 Oct | 7.00pm

Join us to prepare for Halloween with a film that surely needs no introduction: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson in one of his most memorable roles) takes on the winter caretaker role at the Overlook Hotel in Colorado in the hopes of curing his writers’ block; along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), they hole up for the long winter months with no one else for company. Things begin to escalate when Danny begins to be plagued by increasingly disturbing psychic premonitions and Jack’s behaviour turns violent as he is driven mad by the hotel’s secrets. Generally considered to be one of the best horror films of all times, this is one not to be missed on the big screen.

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The Little Stranger

Thu 1 Nov | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Strange occurrences disturb the inhabitants of Hundreds Hall, a country estate crumbling into disrepair, in The Little Stranger, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sarah Walters and directed Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is called out by the Ayres family. Faraday falls in love with the house and the family, but their maladies are beyond his power to cure: they are haunted by a dying way of life, as well as something far more ominous.

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Room For A Man + short film and Q&A

Fri 2 Nov | 7.00pm

Room For A Man Director: Anthony Chidiac | Lebanon/USA | 2017 | 77 minutes In Arabic, French, and Spanish with English subtitles A young Lebanese filmmaker sets about reconstructing his identity by renovating his bedroom. But as the Syrian construction workers come and go in the freshly embattled household, new questions, old arguments, and unexpected passions get stirred.

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American Animals

Sat 3 Nov | 2.00pm

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

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