This Week At The Luna Outdoor (7-13 Jan)

This Week At The Luna Outdoor (7-13 Jan)
Perth-dwellers, Summer is here and a most excellent way to spend your evenings in January is by viewing some of the finest films in the world in the cool surrounds of the Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leederville. Screenings commence at 8:15 PM. Here are some of the movies on offer this week.


Michael Fassbender stars as Dutch football coach Thomas Rongen, as he attempts the nearly impossible task of leading the American Samoa team to their first ever win in this heartfelt, underdog story from Academy-Award winning director Taika Waititi(Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok)

In 2001, the American Samoa football team set a world record –  they lost a World Cup qualifying match 31-0 to Australia, the largest margin in FIFA history. Over 10 years later, things have only seemed to get worse for the team from there. Enter Thomas Rongen (Fassbender) a hotheaded coach whose temper problem is matched only by his drinking problem. Once considered a maverick, Rongen has reached a nadir in his career, having been relieved of his position coaching the American team for one too many outbursts, and fobbed off onto the American Samoan team.

Rongen has to battle culture clashes with the island’s residents and the team’s eccentric players as he tries to train the team ready for the 2014 World Cup. And by “ready,” Rongen hopes to score one single goal this time. An earnest, feel-good comedy, Next Goal Wins is about an outsider who becomes part of a community and learns life is about more than scoring goals on the pitch.


A curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them — a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) — and with the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph.) Beautifully bittersweet, The Holdovers marks a satisfying return to form for director Alexander Payne (SidewaysThe Descendants.)


With quiet observations and volatile emotions, the biopic Priscilla compellingly shows the doomed relationship of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. With Cailee Spaeny‘s performance in the title role leading the way, Priscilla sees Sofia Coppola taking a tender yet clear-eyed look at the often toxic blend created by mixing first love and fame. When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.

For further informations or to buy tickets –  go to the Luna Outdoor site or use the QR Code below.

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