What’s On Cinema


Riverside presents a diverse range of cinema events – feature films, docos, shorts, independent films, Australian and world films, the best of world stages captured live and screened at Riverside with opera, drama and Shakespeare, interviews and special events. Let’s just say we don’t really program what other cinemas program.

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Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019

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  • Colette

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    01 Feb - 09 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Keira Knightley stars as the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut (falsely credited to her husband) becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality, and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age.
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  • Cold War (Zimna wojna)

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    02 Feb - 08 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    A critics and audience favourite at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and a major 2019 Oscar contender, Pawel Pawlikowski's follow up to the Academy Award winning Ida is a ravishing, music-fuelled romance charting two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe.
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  • Antony and Cleopatra: Performance On Screen

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    02 Feb - 05 Dec 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Captured live on stage in London, Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
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  • Marnie

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    10 Feb - 14 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.
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  • The King and I (1956)

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    11 Feb - 13 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Rodgers and Hammerstein's regal classic tells the true story of Anna (Deborah Kerr), an English widow who travels to Siam in 1862 to serve as the governess to the King's (Yul Brynner) children. Che soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, but after "getting to know" each other, Anna and the Kind develop an extraordinary friendship that surprises both of them.
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  • Storm Boy

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    15 Feb - 23 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    A beautiful and contemporary re-telling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale.
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  • Last Train Home (Gui tu lie che)

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    16 Feb 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, this award-winning documentary's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower.
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  • Pick of the Litter

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    16 Feb - 23 Feb 2019
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    Five adorable pups endure the rigorous training to become Guide Dogs for the blind, but who will emerge as top dog? With an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, big-hearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.
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  • Green Book

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    22 Feb - 02 Mar 2019
    Raffertys Theatre
    Inspired by the true story of working-class Italian-American Tony Lip and world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley, who hires Tony to be his driver on a concert tour of the Deep South in 1962. Despite their differences, the pair forge an unexpected friendship in a journey packed with humour and heart.
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