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Sydney Special Events

Opening Night


Join us for the premiere of the mesmerising biopic Colette, which stars Keira Knightley as French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut – falsely credited to her husband – becomes the toast of Paris. The film will be followed by drinks, British fare and live music.

Palace Norton Street
Tuesday 23 October
Film and afterparty

Palace Movie Club Members $40
General Admission $45

Special Guest Nicola Daley

Special Guest Nicola Daley

Director of Photography

We are delighted to welcome Nicola as our festival guest to this year’s Festival. Originally from Derbyshire, England, Nicola received her MA in Cinematography at AFTRS in Sydney. She worked on the short film The Saviour, which was nominated in 2006 for an Academy Award and she has also shot a documentary about the famous shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Nicola will be in Sydney to introduce her fourth feature film, Pin Cushion at the following Festival session:

Palace Norton Street
Thursday 25, October
Introduction by Nicola Day for Pin Cushion

Tickets at general admission prices.

Closing Night

Stan & Ollie

From BAFTA-winning writer Jeff Pope (Philomena) and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie is the truly funny and touching story of one of Hollywood’s greatest double acts: Laurel & Hardy. Join us on Closing Night for a glass of wine on arrival and your chance to win a pair of best in class Bowers & Wilkins PX wireless noise cancelling headphones thanks to Bowers & Wilkins, Britain’s leading high-performance speaker brand.

Palace Verona
Wednesday 14 November
6.45pm Reception
7.00pm Film screening

Palace Movie Club Members $23
General Admission $27