There is no more beloved filmmaker than the late Frank Capra, but many people have only started taking him seriously a half century after he made his greatest films, the classics we know by heart today.
Winner of an Academy Award and directed by Australia's own George Miller. Happy Feet takes us to Antarctica where we meet a young emperor penguin having a hard time attracting a mate. While his friends use their singing skills to attracts mates, his song sends potential sweethearts running in the opposite direction However, he has a gift like no other, he can dance in a way that would make Fred Astaire jealous.
A street kid caught vandalising an aquarium bonds with a mighty killer whale while cleaning up his graffiti. When he learns that the orca is worth more dead than alive, he risks everything to free it.
A pretentious artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate 27 years after his untimely death. Gould's inimitable music and writing reveal an insightful worldview that we are still unravelling. His use of complex recording technologies, including editing and manipulating recordings and overdubbing, was unprecedented. Though there have been many documentaries about Gould, most are distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves while missing the man and message behind the music. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, revealing the man beneath the icon.
Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr Knightly.
Matthew Bourne's long awaited reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.
Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.
A widower, his three young kids and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. Director: Melville Shavelson; Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose and more; Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer and more. -
The Marx brothers come to the rescue to save a small town sanitarium from a ruthless businessman by entering a horse race, betting everything on a horse that wants to jump instead of run.
In the genre of Japanese anime. A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. From Studio Ghibli. In English.
Ondine is a three-act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through until 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This 50th anniversary revival by The Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Yoshida as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon.
This animated adventure, from acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki, centres on five-year-old Sosuke and his friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human. When a powerful magic threatens to destroy the world, the two friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save the planet. In English. From Studio Ghibli.
Heiress Tracy Lord is engaged to one man, attracted to another and in love again with her ex-husband! (Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra)
Joseph Haydn (1723-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. His close friend Mozart, and his student Beethoven greatly revered him yet today in concert halls he is often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. By speaking to the greatest living exponents of Haydn's music, Phil Grabsky's film readdresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady, but neglects to tell the other until the trip home - with their leading ladies.
Starring Rudolf Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann this ballet is considered one of Australia's greatest artistic achievements - originally filmed in an Essendon airport hangar Melbourne in 1973, in 40 degree heat over 25 days.