Chauvel Tuesdays – Cult Cinema
Chauvel Tuesdays brings you the best in cult cinema, every second Tuesday at 7:00pm from June 26. Contained within curated seasons, Chauvel Tuesdays kicks off with a season of crime.
Tickets are a steal at only $10.00 for standard admission, and $8.00 for our Palace Movie Club members.
Dates, Locations & Tickets
Sicario (2015) (MA15+)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) (MA15+)
Drive (2011) (MA15+)
Thief (1981) (R18+)
Miller's Crossing (1990) (M)
Scarface (1983) (R18+)
To celebrate the release of Sicario – Day of the Soldado, we’re going back to where it all began with Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario (2015) on June 26 – a dark and violent poem that’s as intelligent as it is thrilling.
Then we jump back 20 years with William Friedkin’s brutal cult classic To Live & Die in L.A (1985) on July 10. It is perhaps the ultimate ’80s crime action-thriller, with its coke fiends, over-the-top style, and one of the greatest car chases in cinematic history.
Sticking to the 1980’s L.A. vibes, and thrilling car chases, we have Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) on July 24. A fully realized vision of arthouse action that you will want to return to again and again with its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery.
It’s not often you can say a director’s feature film debut is a masterpiece, but that can certainly be said of Michael Mann’s, Thief (1981). A philosophical thriller filled with modernist cool, Thief ranks alongside the very best caper flicks and plays on August 7.
On August 21, the Coen Brothers’ Miller’s Crossing (1990) takes us back to the depression-era with this gangster tale. A story of dark morality, filled with dialogue so sharp it could cut glass, Miller’s Crossing manages to be both brimming with style and filled with substance.
Keeping to the gangster theme and to end Chauvel Tuesdays’ crime season on a ‘high’, on September 4 we bring you the 35th Anniversary of a film that all wannabe gangsters compare themselves to, Scarface (1983). Director Brian De Palma and star Al Pacino take it to the limit in this stylized, ultra-violent and eminently quotable gangster epic that walks a thin white line between moral drama and celebratory excess.