Towner Cinema

Nomadland

Sat 24 Jul, 11.00 am | Sun 25 Jul, 4.00 pm

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

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Sound of Metal

Sat 24 Jul, 2.00 pm | Sun 25 Jul, 1.00 pm | Thu 29 Jul, 1.00 pm | ...

Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, traveling gig to gig playing their loud, frenzied music. Suddenly Ruben, a passionate drummer, loses his hearing and his world is upended, causing him to struggle with depression and be tempted by past addictions.

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Minari

Sat 31 Jul, 1.00 pm | Sun 01 Aug, 1.00 pm | Thu 05 Aug, 1.00 pm | ...

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.

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Judas and the Black Messiah

Sat 31 Jul, 4.00 pm | Sun 01 Aug, 4.00 pm | Sun 08 Aug, 1.00 pm | ...

FBI informant William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback).

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Mandabi

Sat 07 Aug, 1.00 pm | Thu 12 Aug, 3.30 pm

The first feature ever made in an African language, Mandabi fulfilled director Ousmane Sembène’s dream “to restore Africa’s stories to Africans.” This stunning new 4K restoration brings it to the rest of the world.

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Supernova

Sat 14 Aug, 1.00 pm | Sun 15 Aug, 1.00 pm | Thu 19 Aug, 1.00 pm | ...

After twenty years together, Sam and Tusker’s blissful life was shattered following Tusker’s diagnosis with early onset dementia. Intent on spending as much precious time together as they can, the pair travel across England in their old campervan, visiting loved ones and returning to special places from their past. But as Sam and Tusker’s trip progresses and they are forced to confront the grave reality of their situation, rifts begin to emerge as they look at what the future may have in store.

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First Cow

Sat 14 Aug, 4.00 pm | Sun 15 Aug, 4.00 pm | Sat 21 Aug, 1.00 pm | ...

A subtle and touching tale of brotherhood from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women, Meek’s Cutoff). Otis ‘Cookie’ Figowitz (John Magaro), a cook, and King-Lu (Orion Lee), a Chinese worker, meet by chance in Oregon Country in the 1820s and soon become friends. Like others around them, they hope to make their fortunes on the American frontier and start a business selling cakes made with milk from the first cow that has recently arrived at their trading post. The only snag is that the cow belongs to a wealthy Englishman (Toby Jones) and they must tread carefully.

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Another Round

Sat 28 Aug, 1.00 pm | Sun 29 Aug, 1.00 pm | Thu 02 Sep, 1.00 pm | ...

There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity. Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.

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The Father

Sat 28 Aug, 4.00 pm | Sun 29 Aug, 4.00 pm | Sat 04 Sep, 1.00 pm | ...

Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to?

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