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MONSTER (M)

Runtime: 127mins

Event Cinemas Cairns Central 1/21 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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WINNER - Cannes 2023 - Best Script.

In a nod to multiple viewpoint story telling a la RASHAMON director Kore-eda Hirokazu (NOBODY KNOWS, SHOPLIFTERS) uses an intriguing story structure to pull the audience into its odd little hypnotic tale, deliberately revealing the truth slowly piece by piece as it shifts among its various perspectives, making the film one of the wonderful hidden gems of last year.

"If you want a masterclass in how to listen to, and accentuate, the heartbeat of a drama, here you go." - Sunday Times

When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.

In Japanese with English subtitles. (M)

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS: MILADY (M)

Runtime: 114mins

Event Cinemas Cairns Central 1/21 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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From the Louvre to Buckingham Palace, to the gutters of Paris to the siege of LaRochelle... in a kingdom divided by religious wars and under threat of British invasion, a handful of men and women will battle and tie their fate to that of France.

The Three Musketeers: - Milady proves there's still swashbuckling fun to be had in modern adaptations of the Dumas classic.

Unmissable entertainment from start to finish, delivering thrilling action, humour and powerful emotion. Eva Green’s show-stopping central performance, going toe to toe with everyone in her exquisite costumes speaking French, Spanish, German, English, and Italian with ease while she dances around foolish and venal men.

For those who missed Part 1 at the French Film Festival - fear not you'll be updated.

The ever resourceful D'Artagnan now an official 4th Musketeer must rescue the beautiful Constance from the clutches of Cardinal Richleau.

"All for one and one for all."

In French with English subtitles. (M)

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TOTEM (M)

Runtime: 95min

Event Cinemas Cairns Central 1/21 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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MEXICO'S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION FOR THE 2024 OSCARS: BEST INTERNATIONAL AWARD

WINNER: ECUMENICAL PRIZE, BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2023

WINNER: SPECIAL JURY MENTION, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023

WINNER: BEST FILM, NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS NYC

In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts and other relatives. 

As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, Sol begins to understand the gravity of the celebration this year and watches as her family does the same. This poignant and emotionally expansive film from Lila Aviles (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic, ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

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FLICKERFEST: BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORTS (M)

Runtime: 114 mins

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Flickerfest returns with this one-off chance to see the Best of Australian Shorts, a programme officially selected for Flickerfest National Tour in Cairns, before these films continue their journey around the world.

This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Australian Academy® Qualifying competition programmes in Bondi 2024.

Celebrating its 33rd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award and BAFTA qualifying short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and the world, selected from 3,400 entries; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

BYO Chairs, pillows, blankets and picnic on the grass. Please no glass.

The gates will open at 5:30 PM.

Classification: (M) Children under 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

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FLICKERFEST: SHORT LAUGHS COMEDY (M)

Runtime: 120 mins

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Flickerfest returns with this annual one-off chance to see the Short Laughs Comedy programme officially selected for Flickerfest National Tour in Cairns, before these films continue their journey around the world.

Chortle your way through a clever off-kilter selection of funny shorts from across the world.

This programme is a specially curated selection of highlights from Flickerfest’s Comedy programmes in Bondi 2024.

Celebrating its 33rd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award and BAFTA qualifying short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and the world, selected from 3,400 entries; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

BYO Chairs, pillows, blankets and picnic on the grass. Please no glass.
We recommend arriving early to the Botanic Gardens to set-up. 

The gates will open at 5:30 PM.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ THE WIZARD OF OZ – 85th Celebration (G)

Runtime: 101mins

Cairns Botanic Gardens 78-96 Collins Ave, Edge Hill, QLD, Australia
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Wear your red shoes, click your heels, count to three.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. 

They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. 

The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.


BYO Chairs, pillows, blankets and picnic on the grass. Please no glass.
We recommend arriving early to the Botanic Gardens to set-up. 

The gates will open at 5:30pm.

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STOP MAKING SENSE (G)

Runtime: 106mins

Cairns Botanic Gardens 78-96 Collins Ave, Edge Hill, QLD, Australia
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A Jonathan Demme masterpiece capturing Talking Heads at the peak of its powers in 1984.

Stop Making Sense is all killer, no filler.

This re-mastered 40th anniversary release widely regarded as the greatest concert movie ever made, an irresistibly uplifting chronicle of a Talking Heads show from 1983 has lost none of its famed ability to move you as it gets you moving.

Originally filmed over four nights, the results are a terrific piece of filmmaking that finds all the right ways to show a performance that begins as minimalist as possible and expands into something truly joyous, as well as weird, funky, and very fun.

It’s difficult to watch Stop Making Sense and not have a great, engrossing time, a fact that’s as true now as it was in 1984. With the benefit of hindsight, it may even be more so.

BYO Chairs, pillows, blankets and picnic on the grass. Please no glass.
We recommend arriving early to the Botanic Gardens to set-up. 

The gates will open at 5:30pm.

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