NOW SHOW­ING

From gigo­los and vir­gins to surf­ing clas­sics, a dash of opera and gen­der bend­ing, there’s plenty of orig­i­nal theatre – capped off with a Star Wars binge

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

FAD­ING GIGOLO (M) Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Palace By­ron Bay, Mur­willum­bah

John Tur­turro writes, di­rects and stars in this com­edy as a man who de­cides to be­come a pro­fes­sional Don Juan to help Mur­ray (Woody Allen), a cash­strapped New York City book store owner. Also star­ring Sofia Ver­gara, Vanessa Par­adis, Liev Schreiber and Sharon Stone.

YOUNG & BEAU­TI­FUL (R18+)

Palace Bris­bane

This com­ing-of-age tale by renowned French di­rec­tor Fran­cois Ozon is set over four sea­sons and four songs, as it chron­i­cles the sex­ual awak­en­ing and jour­ney of 17year-old Is­abelle (Ma­rine Vacth), who takes up life as a call girl af­ter los­ing her vir­gin­ity.

LA BO­HEME

Kingscliff

A screen­ing of the New York Met­ro­pol­i­tan opera La Bo­heme, star­ring Anita Har­tig and Vit­to­rio Grigolo. Gi­a­como Puc­cini’s mov­ing story of young love is the most per­formed opera in Met his­tory. Con­duc­tor: Ste­fano Ran­zani, pro­duc­tion: Franco Zef­firelli. Shows Satur­day, Sun­day and Wed­nes­day.

52 TUES­DAYS (MA)

Dendy Bris­bane

Filmed each Tues­day over the course of a year, this fo­cuses on 16-year-old Bil­lie (Tilda Cob­ham-Her­vey), who learns her mum (Del Her­bert-Jane) has adopted the name James and de­cided to be­come a man. The movie is di­rected by Aus­tralian doc­u­men­tary maker Sophie Hyde in her fea­ture film de­but.

SPIRIT OF AKASHA

Coolan­gatta

A na­tional trib­ute to cult clas­sic surf film Morn­ing of the Earth star­ring surf­ing champs Stephanie Gil­more, Beau Young, Mick Fan­ning, Kelly Slater and Tom Cur­ren. Pro­duced by noted Aus­tralian film­maker Andrew Kid­man,

Spirit of Akasha is driven by nar­ra­tive and mu­sic. Shot in Aus­tralia, Hawaii, In­done­sia and Thai­land. Shows Sun­day Mon­day and Tues­day.

STAR WARS MAY THE 4TH MOVIE MARATHON

Robina

All six of the epic space saga films will screen to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Star Wars Day. Movies 1-3 show Satur­day from 12.30pm and 4-6 Sun­day from 12.30pm. May the 4th be with you.

Surf­ing film Spirit of Akasha

Fad­ing Gigolo

stars Woody Allen and Vanessa Par­adis

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