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An Elephant Sitting Still

Saturday October 5 - 1:30pm
Strictly Limited Engagement
Bookings Now Available - All Tickets $15

Chinese - English Subtitles

The Trak CineCentre is honoured to present a strictly limited engagement of the first and last film of Chinese novelist-turned-director, Hu Bo, who committed suicide shortly after the film's completion at age 29. Making its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in 2018, the film has since received critical acclaim around the world.

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world.

Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves.

Among them is schoolboy Bu, on the run after pushing Shuai down the stairs, who was bullying him. Bu's classmate, Ling, has run away from her mother and fallen for the charms of her teacher. Shuai's older brother, Cheng, feels responsible for the suicide of a friend. And finally, along with many other characters whose fates are inextricably bound together, there's Mr Wang, a sprightly pensioner whose son wants to offload him onto a home.

In virtuoso visual compositions, the film tells the story of one single, suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, when the train to Manzhouli is set to depart.

Director: Bo Hu
Starring: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang

Classified: Unclassified - 18+ Only
Running Time: 234 Minutes

IMDb | Trailer

Now Showing

This week's programme commences on Thursday September 12 and runs until Wednesday September 18. The Trak CineCentre will be closed on Monday September 16.

Downton Abbey

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Fri 13/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Sat 14/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Sun 15/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Director: Michael Engler
Starring: Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery

Classified: PG - Mild themes
Running Time: 122 Minutes

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Amazing Grace

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm
Fri 13/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm
Sat 14/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm
Sun 15/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tues 17/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm
Wed 18/9 - 10:30am, 6:30pm

In 1972, following a string of hits and Grammy awards, Aretha Franklin booked a Baptist church in Los Angeles for a two night recording session. The result was Amazing Grace, her most successful album, and the top selling gospel recording of all time.

Warner Brothers Records hired Sydney Pollack to shoot the process, seeking a combination of a concert film and a making-of. At the time, the resultant footage was unusable, with crew neglecting to slate the shots, necessary for synchronisation.

Following Pollack's death in 2008, Alan Elliot used modern editing tools to synchronise the footage, and the film was set to screen at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. A last minute injunction by Franklin prevented this from happening, with her reasons remaining a mystery.

In 2018, the film was released for a one-week run to qualify for the Academy Awards. And now, in August 2019, it receives it's Australian release. Critics are calling it one of the finest music documentaries ever made.

Directors: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott

Classified: G - General
Running Time: 88 Minutes

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Palm Beach

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm
Fri 13/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm
Sat 14/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm
Sun 15/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 12:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm

Set in the idyllic northern beaches of Sydney, Palm Beach is a heartwarming story which sees a group of lifelong friends with a lifetime of history reunite for one very special occasion. However, not all is smooth sailing as tensions begin to mount and deep secrets arise, posing questions about the rich history this group once shared.

Director: Alan Lindsay
Starring: Angus McLaren, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, John Cleese, Megan Smart

Classified: M - Coarse language
Running Time: 101 Minutes

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The Naked Wanderer

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm
Fri 13/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm
Sat 14/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm
Sun 15/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 10:30am, 8:45pm

Devastated when girlfriend Jasmine turns down his proposal to marry, Jake walks all-but-naked up Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast for charity. He is driven by media scoundrel Brian King's 200k incentive to complete the walk and an ulterior motive to prove his worth to Jasmine. The walk makes Jake a celebrity, which appeals to Jasmine, but it's too late. Jake has fallen for the mesmerising backpacker Valeria. A spiteful Jasmine flies in and declares she will marry Jake after all. Jake turns Jasmine down but then Valeria vanishes.

Director: Alan Lindsay
Starring: Angus McLaren, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, John Cleese, Megan Smart

Classified: M - Coarse language
Running Time: 101 Minutes

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Danger Close - The Battle of Long Tan

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 8:15pm
Fri 13/9 - 8:15pm
Sat 14/9 - 8:15pm
Sun 15/9 - 8:15pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 8:15pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 8:15pm

On the afternoon of August 18, 1966, Major Harry Smith and his company of 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers, in an engagement that was to become one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history.

Director: Kriv Stenders
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Daniel Webber

Classified: MA15+ - Strong war themes and violence
Running Time: 118 Minutes

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The Keeper

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Fri 13/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat 14/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Sun 15/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 2:15pm, 6:30pm

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German Prisoner of War, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy.

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw

Classified: M - Mature themes and sex scenes
Running Time: 119 Minutes

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Never Look Away

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 12:30pm
Fri 13/9 - 12:30pm
Sat 14/9 - 12:30pm
Sun 15/9 - 12:30pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 12:30pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 12:30pm

German - English Subtitles

A young art student, Kurt, has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his experiences under the Nazis and the GDR regime.

Director: Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck
Starring: Tom Shilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer

Classified: M - Mature themes, sex, nudity and violence
Running Time: 189 Minutes

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The White Crow

Show Times:
Thurs 12/9 - 4:00pm
Fri 13/9 - 4:00pm
Sat 14/9 - 4:00pm
Sun 15/9 - 4:00pm
Mon 16/9 - Closed
Tuesday 17/9 - 4:00pm
Wednesday 18/9 - 4:00pm

Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos

Classified: M - Coarse language and nudity
Running Time: 127 Minutes

IMDb | Trailer

Coming Soon

Ride Like A Girl

Starts September 26

Strange But True

Starts October 17


Starts October 24


Starts October 31

Doctor Sleep

Starts November 7

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Coming Soon

The Farewell

Coming Soon

The Nightingale

Coming Soon