We have the final three weeks of the Moonlight Cinema run coming up and theres some really great films to check out, Oscar Award Best Picture Winner THE KINGS SPEECH, GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST, BLUE VALENTINE, THE FIGHTER, BLACK SWAN, TRUE GRIT… Actually come to think about it, its a rather Sensational final three weeks! So if you haven’t experienced Moonlight Cinema before, I think its the time and just to add the Special Premiere of David Suzuki’s next film FORCE OF NATURE is also coming up on the 7th March.
Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema – LAST THREE WEEKS!
Season runs to 20 March 2011
David Suzuki premiere next Monday 7 March
Oscar winning The King’s Speech screens Friday 18 March
Preview of Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest CLOSING NIGHT Sunday 20 March
Synergy Parkland at Kings Park and Botanic Garden
On Oscar’s eve over 1500 people turned out to see The Kings Speech under the stars at Moonlight (next screening Friday 18 March). Moonlight screens latest release, contemporary, cult and classic movies on the lawns of the tranquil Synergy Parklands at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, running every night excluding Mondays.
The cinema is fully BYO, so gather a group of friends, book your tickets and relax with a picnic as the sun sets and the screen lights up. Gates open at 6.30pm, and screenings start at sundown (approx 8pm).
FINAL MONTH FILM PROGRAM (view trailers & book online at moonlight.com.au):
Thursday 3 March THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (MA15+)129 mins
In this follow-up to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO, the focus falls on the character of Lisbeth Salander. Accused of a triple murder, she is drawn into tangled web of intrigue that leads back to her murky past, while Mikael Blomkvist does everything in his power to prove that she is innocent. Directed by Daniel Alfredson and stars Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre and Peter Andersson.
- English Subtitles
Friday 4 March THE DILEMMA (M) 110 mins
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they’re unbeatable. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend.
Saturday 5 March THE DILEMMA (M) 110 mins
Sunday 6 March HOW DO YOU KNOW (M) 121 mins
From James L. Brooks, the Academy Award®-winning director of such memorable classics as BROADCAST NEWS, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and AS GOOD AS IT GETS, comes How Do You Know. How Do You Know focuses on a love triangle between George (Paul Rudd), a white collar exec and Matty (Owen Wilson), a professional baseball player who both find themselves smitten with Lisa (Reese Witherspoon).
Special Premiere Screening:
Monday 7 March FORCE OF NATURE (PG) 92 mins
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the only screening of legendary environmentalist David Suzuki’s new film at the Perth premiere screening of Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. This exclusive screening will be magical in the outdoor surrounds of Kings Park’s Synergy Parklands. By all measures, David Suzuki is extraordinary and you can’t help but wish that everyone cared about the planet as much as he does. But what drove him to become such a phenomenon? Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie is an engrossing documentary that guides us through his life and reveals the key events and people that shaped him into the living legend he has become.
Tuesday 8 March BLUE VALENTINE (MA 15+) 112 mins
Two of the most gifted young actors working in cinema today – Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – star in BLUE VALENTINE, a love story that follows the intense relationship between a couple who fall passionately in love in their early twenties, and then face challenges to their marriage six years later. Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams) are parents of a beloved young daughter, but their relationship has seen better days as they struggle with the demands and expectations of work and family life. At breaking point, but flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, the couple steals away to a hotel; they have one night to try and rekindle their passion, and save their marriage. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Wednesday 9 March THE SOCIAL NETWORK (M) 120 mins
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. From director David Fincher and screen writer Aaron Sorkin comes THE SOCIAL NETWORK, a film that proves you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake.
Thursday 10 March THE FIGHTER (MA 15+) 116 MINS
THE FIGHTER, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime. Directed by David O. Russell and stars Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams.
Friday 11 March HEREAFTER (M) 129 mins
From Acadamy Award winning director Clint Eastwood comes HEARAFTER, the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might – or must exist – hereafter. Also stars Bryce Dallas Howard.
Saturday 12 March THE NEXT THREE DAYS (M) 133 min
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only once possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves. Directed by Paul Haggis and starring Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks.
Sunday 13 March THE GREEN HORNET (M) 119 mins
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls. Directed by Michael Gondry.
Tuesday 15 March BURLESQUE (M) 119 mins
The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess (Cher), a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theatre alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge’s troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman’s quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theatre’s crew, she manages to fulfil her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali’s big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue. Directed by Steve Antin.
Wednesday 16 March BLACK SWAN (MA 15+) 111 mins
Directed by Darren Aranofsky (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE WRESTLER), BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Thursday 17 March SANCTUM (CTC) 108 mins
The action-thriller SANCTUM from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Sanctum employs 3-D pho(Hackers).
Friday 18 March THE KING’S SPEECH (M) 118 mins
The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar(R)-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser
Saturday 19 March TRUE GRIT (M) 110 mins
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. Directed by The Coen Brothers and stars Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.
- No Free List
Special Premiere Screening, Closing Night:
Sunday 20 March THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST(MA 15+) 147 mins
The third and final in the series which included THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. Directed by Daniel Alfredson and stars Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre and Peter Andersson.
- English Subtitles
On-site Catering and Facilities
BYO hamper and drinks. Snacks available to purchase on-site.
BYO picnic rug or hire a famous Moonlight Bean Bed on-site for just $6 plus a $10 refundable deposit.
2 December 2010 – 20 March 2011 screening nightly.
(excluding Mondays with the exception of Valentine’s Day)
Synergy Parkland at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, May Drive (easy entry off Saw Avenue).
Gates open 6.30pm, film starts at approximately 8.00pm.
Tickets are available online at moonlight.com.au or at the gate
GOLD GRASS luxury ticket $30
GOLD GRASS premium seating includes entry, a glass of wine and a bean bed in a premium viewing position.
ECO-TICKETS $3 off the standard ticket price upon presentation of a valid and current public transport ticket.
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