Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

LAND


From acclaimed actress Robin Wright comes her directorial debut LAND, the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. Edee (Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter (Demián Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.

★★★★ "There are corners of this quiet little film - less a plot-driven narrative than a two-person character study - that feel powerfully true, in ways that surprise."
- Washington Post

DATES/TIMES
Friday 18 June at 7pm
Saturday 19 June at 6pm 
Sunday 20 June at 6pm

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

BOTTICELLI, FLORENCE & MEDICI

In this special cinema event, relive Florence and all its astonishing art and culture through Botticelli's life, his collaborations, his challenges and successes under the wing of the Medici family.

DATES/TIMES
Saturday 19 June at 8:15pm
Sunday 27 June at 5pm

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Cowra Civic Centre presents
JAMESTOWN COLLECTIVE

INFUSION 

NO MOVEMENT, NO SOUND

Rhythms are how we keep stories and tradition alive and working with multiple traditions of rhythm we can find connections together.
 
Infusion, No Movement, No Sound is a rhythmic assault to the senses, a collaboration of world music and dance drawing on ancient rhythms and contemporary and traditional West African dance.

DATES/TIMES
Sunday 20 June at 4pm

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

THE MAN IN THE HAT

★★★★ "It's quirky and touching, and if you want to travel but don't want to travel, then off-the-beaten-track France will do your heart good." - RTÉ

The Man In The Hat journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. On his escape he hears stories of love and loss, listens to tunes from Carmen to Canteloube, and encounters mysterious strangers. The Man In The Hat is a contemporary odyssey of music, storytelling and silent comedy traversing the wonderful landscapes of France.

DATES/TIMES
Sunday 27 June at 3pm
Thursday 1 July at 10am
Friday 2 July at 7pm
Saturday 3 July at 5pm

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

A magical spin on a classic tale. Paul Capsis stars as one of folklore’s greatest villain’s in this deliciously wicked spin on a dark and devilish tale from Windmill Theatre Company. Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a life of total luxury. But money can’t buy you everything. Two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.

Captured live on stage and screened at Cowra Civic Centre, this visually spectacular, energetic musical will delight the whole family!

DATES/TIMES
Tuesday 29 June at 10am
Wednesday 30 June at 10am

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

COUSINS

Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separate, yet bound together forever. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass and land surveyors begin to encroach, their promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.

DATES/TIMES
Thursday 1 July at 12:15pm 
Saturday 3 July at 7pm 
Sunday 4 July at 3pm

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THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY

Jazz superstar Billie Holiday reaches the height of her fame in the 1940s. However, her incredible success brings dangerous attention from the FBI. Billie soon finds herself targeted by a sprawling undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Hemmed in by personal and bureaucratic persecution, Billie struggles to salvage her life as the net closes in around her.

DATES/TIMES
Saturday 3 July at 2:30pm 
Sunday 4 July at 6pm

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema in association with Cowra Shire Council

MY NAME IS GULPILIL

A special event for NAIDOC Week 2021

I’m an actor, I’m a dancer, I’m a singer and also, a painter… This film is about me. This is my story of my story.

Integral to the telling of so many legendary screen stories, Gulpilil, now nearing the end of his life, generously shares his own story with us in My Name is Gulpilil. The actor, dancer, singer and painter takes us boldly on the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life. Includes a special Q&A package that is only being shown in cinemas.

DATES/TIMES
Wednesday 7 July at 7pm 
Sunday 11 July at 1pm

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Cowra Civic Centre Cinema

DREAM HORSE

Experience the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community.

DATES/TIMES
Friday 9 July at 6pm 
Sunday 11 July at 3:30pm
Wednesday 14 at 10am

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Cowra Civic Centre presents
FOUR SEASONS SERIES

WINTER WARMERS WITH CHUTNEY

Join us for a musical celebration of the winter harvest with contemporary klezmer band, Chutney. Feast on a sumptuous and freshly prepared platter of locally grown and seasonal produce, sip a glass of locally made wine and tap your feet (maybe even dance!) to live music. Chutney puts a modern twist on klezmer music. Blending influences from their Eastern European and Middle Eastern heritage, they play a high-energy mix of original tunes and traditional melodies.

DATES/TIMES
Saturday 10 July at 7pm

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Cowra Civic Centre presents

COMPASSION

Compassion is a symphony of songs that unites the soulful power of Lior's voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Nigel Westlake's orchestral style. Performed by an octet comprising some of Australia’s best ensemble musicians, this unique collaboration celebrates the liberating power of compassion that can bring people together across the divides of race and fear. Poetic, beautiful and rewarding.

DATES/TIMES
Thursday 15 July at 7pm

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NT LIVE: FOLLIES

★★★★ ‘Jaw-droppingly great’ Independent

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre in London and screened at Cowra Civic Centre.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

DATES/TIMES
Saturday 17 July at 7pm
Wednesday 21 July at 10am
Sunday 25 July at 2pm

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