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.

Check out the program below or join our enews and receive regular updates about upcoming cinema events.

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Cinema Sheet From October 2018

Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019

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  • Stealing a Nation

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    30 Nov 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger's extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled to make way for an American military base.
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  • Harvest of Shame

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    01 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    A landmark film in American television journalism by the renowned American correspondent Ed Murrow in which he reveals the plight of migrant farm labourers as proof that slavery was never abolished.
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  • The King and I:
    From the London Palladium

    Subtitles
    01 Dec - 02 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to Riverside's big screen in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.
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  • The Outsiders: 3 Interviews

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    01 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    In The Outsiders, a series of film portraits of distinguished rebels, John Pilger interviews the great war correspondent Martha Gellhorn who exposed rather than reported what she called 'official drivel'; Jessica Mitford, the aristocrat from a tumultuous family whose book, 'The American Way of Death', took America by storm; and Wilfred Burchett, whose perilous journey to Hiroshima in the aftermath of the atomic bombing produced the 'scoop of the century'.
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  • Kon Tiki

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    02 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    A classic documentary about the epic adventure of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl who set out to 'prove' the historical truth of a journey 1500 years earlier.
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  • Utopia

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    02 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    John Pilger's epic portrayal of Indigenous Australia investigates the 'historical amnesia' of our colonial past and a rapacious present that seldom speaks its name.
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  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    05 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    Domestic. Shop girl. Waitress. Cook. Those were the jobs for women in 1930s America. When the US entered World War II an unprecedented demand for female workers was created; and opportunities. Or so it seemed.
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  • The War Game

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    06 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    The War Game, made for the BBC in 1965 and banned from television for 23 years, is a remarkable docudrama based on official calculations of the effects of a nuclear attack on Britain at the height of the Cold War.
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  • Half Life: A Parable for the Nuclear Age

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    06 Dec 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    The human consequences of the United States exploding a hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.
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