Filmmaker and Event Screenings

Meet the people behind new films showing at Cinema Nova. Get an early look at some of the most anticipated titles of the year at our advance screenings. Join us for special events that celebrate films in a whole new way. If you love movies, we'll be seeing you soon at Nova.

Screening in 3D: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS. A unique cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING will be the first ever opportunity anyone will have to hear Skeleton Tree, the ... more

Based on the award winning graphic novel written by Alan Moore (Watchman, V For Vendetta) and illustrated by Brian Bolland, the animated feature BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE will be presented on the cinema screen for limited sessions with additional material unique to the theatrical release. Voiced by Kevin Conroy as ... more

British broadcaster Louis Theroux has made a name for himself tackling society’s most taboo and controversial subjects, so it’s no surprise that in his first feature film he has now turned his curious eye on the infamous Church of Scientology. Denied cooperation and access by the church, Theroux instead employs the ... more

See the legendary MISS SAIGON, in cinemas for a limited season. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This acclaimed new production was described as “the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring ... more

Jocelyn Moorhouse's 1991 Australian cinema classic returns to the big screen to celebrate the film's restoration by the National Film & Sound Archive on its 25th anniversary. In the roles that would help launch their international careers, Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe star as blind photographer Martin and the young ... more

FilmInk presents writer & director MICHAEL ROWE discussing his drama EARLY WINTER, following a special event screening on Tuesday October 4, 6.30pm. Hosted by film curator Richard Sowada. David, a man in his forties, lives a predictable life with his wife Maya and their two children. To please his ... more

The dynamic duo of Batman and Robin are back in action to take down fiendish foes in this brand new animated adventure that sees the return of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar, stars of the original cult 1960s Batman television series, to voice the iconic characters of Batman, ... more

Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming release which we feel our audience is really going to enjoy. We can't tell you anything about it, as we want you to experience this English-language feature film free of expectations. Not even our ... more

Lost since its premiere on the BBC fifty years ago, DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS has been meticulously animated and will feature all six episodes on the cinema screen, plus exclusive bonus presentations including interviews with members of the original cast. So gather your friends and join your ... more

From award-winning director Mat Whitecross, OASIS: SUPERSONIC tells the remarkable story of iconic band Oasis – in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage, OASIS: SUPERSONIC charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just ... more

Presenting a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York. The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero ... more

After the success of our first mystery movie, which thrilled the audience with some surprise sci-fi in the form of Arrival, we're back to give you some mysterious cheer just in time for the holidays! Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming ... more

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based ... more

Hounds of Love

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Jun 2017

Meet the Filmmaker: Join the star of HOUNDS OF LOVE, Stephen Curry, for a Q&A with the Herald Sun's James Wigney following an advance screening of this bold new Australian film on Tuesday 23 May at 6.45pm. Tickets available below! An audacious debut from Australian director Ben Young that completely reinvents ... more

Co-presented by The Ian Potter Museum of Art as part of their exhibition 'Sister Corita’s Summer of Love'. Film will be followed by a Q&A panel discussing Sister Corita's friendship with Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, THE BIRDS: A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California ... more

Lady Macbeth

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

PRIVILEGE MEMBER ADVANCE SCREENING. Thursday June 15 – 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. The feature film debut from acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH is a Gothic tale of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in 19th century England, whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and ... more

Jun 15th, 2017

Take a punt on Nova and join us for an advance screening of a film we really think you’re going to enjoy – but you won’t know what the film is until you’re in the cinema and the opening credits roll! With previous Mystery Movie screenings that featured Arrival and Edge ... more

ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT SCREENING! If you loved The Raid, Ong Bak, Enter The Dragon and similarly insane martial arts flicks, get ready for HEADSHOT. Screening for one night only on the cinema screen, Iko Uwais (The Raid) stars as an amnesiac struggling to adjust to life without a past. ... more


Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

The secrets of the past threaten to unravel two lives in UNA, adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird. Rooney Mara stars as Una, a young woman desperately attempting to reclaim and redeem her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn), a crime for which ... more

Jun 11th, 2017

Featuring exclusive cinema-only content, Doctor Who returns to the cinema screen for a new adventure starring Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas and Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who: The Pilot, sees Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl ... more

Hotel Coolgardie

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Meet The Filmmaker Event - Tuesday June 6 - 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Australian Director Pete Gleeson and Producer Melissa Hayward come to Nova to talk about their acclaimed new documentary and worldwide festival hit - a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling, surprisingly moving portrait of small town ... more

Fall in love again with the film of the year! With LION continuing its incredibly successful run, Nova presents a special extended edition of the film followed by a Q&A with Oscar nominated Aussie director Garth Davis. This new edition of LION will feature 8 minutes of previously unseen bonus material, ... more

Cinema Nova joins with Matchbox Pictures and ABC TV to present a special preview screening and Q&A event for SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Elliot Perlman. Star Hugo Weaving will be joined by director Glendyn Ivin and executive producers Amanda Higgs & Tony Ayres ... more

Space Between, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at an illustrious Melbourne restaurant, he declines using his father as the excuse. When ... more

Jul 20th, 2017

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Opening Date: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone ... more

Sep 13th, 2017

John le Carre - An Evening with George Smiley

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and ... more

Sep 30th, 2017


Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Cinema Nova and The Lort Smith Animal Hospital are excited to present an advance screening of the film with a special introduction ahead of the film on Sunday June 4, 11.15am. Tickets on sale meow! Hundreds of thousands of cats have freely roamed the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of ... more

Jun 4th, 2017

Battleship Potemkin & Man with a Movie Camera

Opening Date: Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

Call of the Avant-Garde Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermission. Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, a ... more

Jul 23rd, 2017

Family Law Series 2 Premiere, The

Opening Date: Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Join author/screenwriter BENJAMIN LAW and guests when they appear live at Cinema Nova to discuss THE FAMILY LAW, following the big-screen premiere of the first two episodes of the anticipated new season. Returning to SBS on June 15, the new series of Australian comic drama THE FAMILY LAW finds that Jenny ... more

Jun 13th, 2017