Operation Mincemeat (M)
2 Hour 08 minutes
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily, but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.
Screening 12 May - 25 May 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
How to Please a Woman
How to Please a Woman (M)
1 Hour 47 minutes
Gina is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated in a passionless marriage. She has always lived life on the sidelines – that is, until she is met with a groundbreaking business opportunity of converting a team of well-built moving guys into well-built housecleaners. Initially the response from her ocean-swimming community is immediate, and her all-male cleaning staff an instant hit. Finally, she is the boss she has always wanted to be.
But, as her business booms, her clientele demands something more – sex, or better yet, pleasure. Faced with something far more than she imagined, Gina and her team, including her foodie manager Steve, launch an enterprise that is all about getting intimacy right between people. For the first time, the women experience desire on their own terms. As Gina faces the highs and lows, the joys and struggles of maintaining such a unique business, she learns to stand up for herself, to look out for her own happiness and pleasure, and to take control of her life. HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN is a precarious, often hilarious and revealing journey into the vulnerable world of what women really want and how hard it can be to get it right.
Screening 19 May - 1 Jun 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
Glenbrook Players - Cloudstreet
Glenbrook Players - Cloudstreet (CTC)
3 Hour 45 minutes
LIVE PLAY ON STAGE.
Cloudstreet tells an epic story about the lives of two Australian families over two decades from 1943 to 1964. They come together in “Cloudstreet”, the rambling, decaying old house in Perth, after each family’s circumstances suffer a body blow that forces them to change course. These two families are an unlikely match as housemates, polar opposite in their attitude towards life and responsibility. The Lamb family is headed by the hard-working, religious, salt-of-the-earth, parents Lester and Oriel, who have found strength in their faith and in their responsibility to family above all else; while the Pickle family’s cohesion is a loose alliance, compromised by hard-drinking and smoking, the sexual exploits of Dolly Pickle, and husband Sam’s gambling and unquenchable belief in the Shifty Shadow of fate.
The struggle of both families to come to terms with personal losses, past and present, and the character flaws that have shaped their worlds, is a dominant theme in the play, as is the deeply significant and tender relationship between Quick Lamb and his damaged brother Fish. A second, often powerfully emotional strand in the narrative, concerns the developing relationships and coming of age stories of the Lamb and Pickle children.
Cloudstreet is fundamentally about belonging– relationship to land and family, and the places deeply engrained in the psyche of all peoples. These concepts are made accessible through The Old Uncle and the spirits of the young indigenous girls who inhabit the piano room. The house itself becomes a character that surrounds its people, past and present– as does the theme of water and the rivers that run through the lives of these complex characters.
Cloudstreet Ticket and Light Meal Deal
Light meals are available during performances (need to be booked 5 days in advance)
Ticket and Light Dinner every night: $44
Ticket and Sandwich Box every matinee: $35
- Thai beef and rice noodle salad
- Vietnamese chicken salad (GF)
- Roasted pumpkin & tomato couscous with feta and cashew
Matinee Sandwich Box:
- Gourmet finger sandwiches
(please advise if vegetarian)
For further information see: http://glenbrookplayers.com.au/current-production/
Screening 20 May - 28 May 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)
2 Hour 05 minutes
Follow-up to the 2019 feature film 'Downton Abbey' in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of England.
Screening 26 May - 1 Jun 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
Unheard Stories Film Festival
Unheard Stories Film Festival (M)
1 Hour 40 minutes
This unique film festival comes to Glenbrook Cinema. The Festival spotlights Deaf and hard-of-hearing storytellers to explore and celebrate the diversity of lived experience.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Hear Me Out
(run time 9 minutes)
View Trailer: https://youtu.be/DcwdryndnUk
This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait. The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson. Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.
In English with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Marcus Van Altena
SCREENWRITER Marcus Van Altena
(run time 14 minutes)
View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/538578161
Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am). Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.
LANGUAGE In Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Samuel Martin
SCREENWRITER Danni Wright, Samuel Martin
(run time 16 minutes)
View trailer: https://youtu.be/xxx3erQqBEE
Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss. This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.
LANGUAGE In English and Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Lisa Westhaven
We Hear You
(run time 40 minutes)
View trailer: https://youtu.be/XQ-FT0Zi0gA
We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss. Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LANGUAGE In English with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Carolina Cordero
SCREENWRITER Shari Eberts
Screening 26 May at Glenbrook Cinema »
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (M)
2 Hour 06 minutes
In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.
Screening 29 May - 1 Jun 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
A Stitch In Time
A Stitch In Time (M)
1 Hour 38 minutes
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.
One of the best Australian movies of the year.
A STITCH IN TIME is a heart-warming story about former dressmaker Liebe (Maggie Blinco: The Nightingale, Crocodile Dundee), who reinvents herself after befriending young Chinese fashion designer Hamish (Hoa Xuande: Top of The Lake, Hungry Ghosts).
When Liebe’s partner Duncan (founding frontman of Little River Band Glenn Shorrock) loses his job singing at the local pub, Liebe throws herself into helping Duncan realise his dream to record an album. Inspired by Hamish, Liebe decides to make clothes again to support Duncan financially, but quickly reignites a long-forgotten passion for her craft.
With Duncan intent on shutting down her dreams, Liebe packs her bags and moves in with her best friend, Christine (television and theatre favourite Belinda Giblin), and her unsuspecting husband, Justin (John Gregg: Bodyline, To End All Wars), to reclaim her life and discover where she belongs.
From the executive producer of Ladies in Black and writer/director Sasha Hadden, and expertly shot by cinematographer Don McAlpine ACS ASC (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!) A STITCH IN TIME is an ode to the power of community and friendships that come from the most unexpected places. Liebe’s touching story will remind audiences of all ages that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
Screening 29 May at Glenbrook Cinema »
Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick (M)
2 Hour 17 minutes
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Screening 2 Jun - 19 Jun 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »
Mothering Sunday (MA)
1 Hour 50 minutes
On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O’Connor), the boy from the manor house nearby who is Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.
Screening 2 Jun - 15 Jun 2022 at Glenbrook Cinema »