Towner Cinema

Les Misérables

Sat 14 Nov, 11.00 am | Sat 14 Nov, 3.00 pm | Sun 15 Nov, 11.00 am | ...

Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly's Oscar-nominated Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police. 

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Sun 15 Nov, 11.00 am | Thu 19 Nov, 11.00 am

In the sticky heat of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh), a small-town beauty who feels her best years are behind her, arrives at the modest apartment of her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and her explosive husband Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando). Presented here in a stunning new 4K restoration from the BFI.

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The Roads Not Taken

Sat 21 Nov, 11.00 am | Sat 21 Nov, 3.00 pm | Sun 22 Nov, 11.00 am | ...

The Roads Not Taken follows 24 hours in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem), a man who came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was young and now lives alone in New York. He is supported by a visiting caregiver and — on this day — by his loving daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning). As their day together progresses, a series of routine activities turn into tragicomic catastrophes. Leo’s erratic behaviour, faraway expression and apparently incoherent speech suggest that he has fallen deep into mental illness, possibly a form of dementia.

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Sun 22 Nov, 3.00 pm | Thu 26 Nov, 11.00 am

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is a feature-length documentary offering a candid look into the world of 97-year-old British chef and cookbook author Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s authority on Mexican cuisine. 

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Cinema Paradiso

Sat 28 Nov, 11.00 am | Sun 29 Nov, 11.00 am | Thu 03 Dec, 3.00 pm

Director Guiseppe Tornatore's bittersweet, Oscar-winning film focuses on the effect that cinema had on the inhabitants of a small Sicilian village during WWII. After receiving news of the death of his old friend Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), a famous movie director returns to his home village after spending 30 years away. In flashback, he recalls his fatherless childhood, his fascination with the films he saw at the local cinema and his adventures with Alfredo, the cinema's projectionist.

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I Am Greta

Sat 28 Nov, 3.00 pm | Sun 29 Nov, 3.00 pm | Thu 03 Dec, 3.00 pm

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman.

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