(MA15+) It’s Boston, 1978, and the real point of the film is a gunbattle that goes for about 90 minutes. The unconventional British crime drama Free Fire is directed by the talented and innovative Ben Wheatley. It nods to Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs by turning an abandoned warehouse into a very bad place to be. Free Fire offers up a lot to talk about in terms of filmmaking ideas and techniques, but whether it’s an enjoyable movie in its own right is open to debate.
The Zookeeper’s Wife Only Heaven Knows The revival musical Only Heaven Knows, set in the 1940s and 50s, follows Tim (Ben Hall), a playwright who leaves home for Kings Cross, the epicentre of Sydney’s gay community at the time. Tim finds love there, but the austerity of the Menzies era settles in after a brief period of postwar euphoria and freedom of expression. Only Heaven Knows paints a picture of the past while grappling with issues that are still prevalent in contemporary society. Directed by Shaun Rennie. Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. Tickets: $68. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online. Previews from May 26; until June 24. Duration: 2hr 10min, includes interval. intimate location, with only 26 tickets allocated per show. Ladies Powder Room, level two, Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney. Tickets: $15-$35. Bookings: (02) 8064 3600 or online. June 4 to July 22. Duration: 45min, no interval. is a gentle and often very funny meditation on the culture of football fandom, and on the broader connections between identity and place. Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Sydney. Final shows today, 2pm and 7pm. Tickets: $30-$43. Bookings: (02) 9361 3817 or online. Duration: 2hr, including interval. Black is the New White Much to the dismay of the parents of successful Aboriginal lawyer Charlotte (Shari Sebbens) and unemployed experimental classical composer Francis (James Bell), they are in love. Charlotte’s parents are surprised she is with someone that is white, while Francis’s parents are exceedingly conservative. In playwright Nakkiah Lui’s ( Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. Opens May 19, 8pm. Tickets: $37-$72. Bookings: (02) 9699 3444 or online. Until June 25. Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Final shows today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $45-$93. Bookings: (02) 9250 1999 or online.