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Fabergé – A Life Of Its Own
2 & 6 September
Discover the extraordinary story behind the most prestigious name in luxury. A unique cinema event and exclusive unveiling of two rare pieces.

A Sacred Exchange
5 September

Five of Australia’s leading sacred music practitioners in a one off night of tradition, culture, spirit and collaboration. Playing as part of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

The Tree of Life
5 September

Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The Tree of Life screens as part of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

Silent Souls
5 September
Funeral practices among the Meryan ethnic group in Russia leave Peter Bradshaw in quasi-necrophile rapture.This award-winning Russian film screens as part of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

Confidance
5 September
A dance extravaganza presented by the Shiamak Dance Team. Featuring a fascinating mix of various dance styles, extravagant sets, colourful stomas, thematic choreography and trained dancers, this is not to be missed.

Cast Party
6 September
An innovative new cinema event featuring the biggest and best podcasts in the world including Radiolab, Reply All, Invisibilia, The Truth and With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus. Captured live in New York and screened at Riverside.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas
6 September
Special event – Don’t miss this live-stream event from Sydney Opera House, featuring two key talks.
Talk 1 – The Right to Die features Dr Helen Joyce and is chaired by AC Grayline. Join them as they discuss why the right to doctor-assisted dying supported by so many is legal for so few.
Talk 2 – The Twilight of Democracy features Tariq Ali and discusses what is the point of elections if the result is always the same. 

Ruben Guthrie
7 September
The hilarious and poignant new film starring Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Robyn Nevin and Jack Thompson screens at Riverside. Featuring a live Q&A with director Brendan Cowell.

Phillip Noyce: Backroads
9 September
Director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence) joins us for a live Q&A (via Skype). This special event will feature a screening of Noyce’s crime caper Backroads.

Kriv Stenders: Kill Me Three Times
16 September
Director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) joins us for a live Q&A. This special event will feature a screening of Stender’s crime caper Kill Me Three Times starring Simon Pegg.

The Tempest
17 to 27 September
Captured live on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, this production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment comes to Riverside’s Big Screen.

Don Quixote
18 to 19 September
Australia’s best youth ballet dancers, the Premier State Youth Ballet present this delightfully entertaining, classic production of a much-loved favourite.

Peter Grimes
20 September
Captured live from the London Coliseum, English National Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes comes to our Big Screen. Featuring an electrifying score and outstanding cast including Australian tenor Stuart Skelton in the lead role, don’t miss your opportunity to see the most significant British opera in over two centuries.

Cause Film Festival
24 September
A fun and entertaining night with awards and great films, sharing stories and warming hearts. Featuring a screening of The Telegram Man starring Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thorton. Plus an opportunity to attend a pre-networking event and after-party where you will be able to ask key questions about the messages in the films show. Pre-networking event and after-party only available to patrons who purchase VIP tickets.

Alice in Wonderland Jr.
26 September
This fast-paced stage adaptation features updated dialogue and new arrangements of classic Disney songs including I’m Late, The Un-birthday Song and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. Perfect school holiday entertainment for the whole family!

Laughing Ladies
26 September
An all female stand-up comedy revue featuring an awesome line-up. Raucous, wicked and witty, BonkerZ Comedy Club is one of the fastest growing comedy nights in Sydney.


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