Documentary: Graceful Girls
7 December at 7pm
Join us for this award-winning documentary about the athletic, sequined and uniquely Australian dance sport of calisthenics. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director Olivia Peniston-Bird (via Skype).
Live Performance: austraLYSIS – Sound Meets Text
8 December at 6pm
A unique performance by international ensemble austraLYSIS, this show emphasises the links between text and sound through the presentation of their recent works. austraLYSIS appears as part of the Australian Music and Psychology Society Conference and is hosted by MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University.
Classic Movies and Musicals: The Little Colonel
10 December at 10am (Tea and biscuits), 10:30am (Screening)
Shirley Temple stars as the rambunctious “Little Colonel” and demonstrates her acting range, as well as her loveable charm and song-and-dance showmanship in this powerful post-Civil War story. Screening as part of the Weekday Screen Matinee Series, tickets include tea and biscuits at 10am, followed by the screening at 10:30am.
Live Performance: Clean As A Whistle
12 December 5pm
After sell-out shows earlier in the year, BonkerZ Comedy Club’s G-rated stand-up comedy and magic show returns with a new line up for Christmas. Join funny people Alison Flanigan, Mr Ukelele “Ade Norman, the children for Cardistry and illusionist “Jack Daniels.”
Live Theatre on Screen: Coriolanus
12 to 13 December 1pm
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulations and revenge, the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) returns to Riverside’s Big Screen by popular demand.
Live Performance: Festive Favourites
12 December at 7pm and 13 December at 2pm
Following a sell-out 2014 show, Festive Favourites returns to Riverside with two fabulous concerts. Featuring an incredible 30-piece band, some amazing singers from Packemin Productions and a guest appearance from the man in red, this is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family.
Live Opera on Screen: La Scala: La Traviata
20 December at 1pm
Cutting-edge director and designer Dimitri Tcherniakov’s production of Verdi’s sublime ode to love and sacrifice. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Captured live on stage and screened at Riverside.
Special Screening: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
2 to 3 January at 4pm
This 90 minute special episode starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson, will screen along with 15 minutes of cinema exclusive content featuring cast and crew interviews.
Screening: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence
16 January at 4:30pm
Novelty salesmen (Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom) observe as their fellow humans drift through lives of desperation and loneliness.
Screening: He Named Me Malala
16 January at 2pm
An intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her fight for education for all girls worldwide.
Live Performance: Last Dance at Dum Dum
21 and 22 January at 7:30pm, 23 and 24 January at 2:30pm
Nautanki Theatre returns to Riverside with this serious comedy about the dying breed of Anglo-Indians living in Calcutta.
Live Theatre on Screen: The Winter’s Tale
30 January and 6 February at 1pm, 8 February at 10am
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption starring Judi Dench. Captured live on stage at the Garrick Theatre, London and screening at Riverside. Weekday Screen Matinee Series screening also available on 8 February.
Screening: Kalaupapa Heaven
31 January at 11am
Screening as part of World Leprosy Day, Paul Cox’s (Force of Destiny) award-winning documentary is a film about survival and the celebration of life in the face of adversity.
Live Opera on Screen: Opera de Paris: La Damnation de Faust
31 January at 1pm
Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel master the new staging of Berlioz’ ‘légende dramatique.’ Sung in French, with English subtitles. Captured live on stage in Paris and screened at Riverside.