Cinema of Solitude Festival

Academy Cinemas' next classic film festival is here to see you through the chilly months of June and July!

Cinema of Solitude is a classic retrospective of some of the most memorable alienated, heartbroken and lonely souls on celluloid. 

See the full rundown below. 

Opening Night - Solaris 

The famous Soviet Sci-fi about a psychologist sent to a distant space station to help a crew struggling with insanity. 

Solaris (1972)

166 mins | Rated PG

Solaris (1972)

166 mins | Rated PG

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Friday June 18
A film starring Bette Davis as a spinster who decides to go on a cruise in order to find some companionship. 

Now, Voyager (1942)

117 mins | Rated PG

Now, Voyager (1942)

117 mins | Rated PG

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Sunday June 20
Mia Farrow stars as a lonely movie-buff who falls deeply in love with a character... who feels the same way about her? 

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

82 mins | Rated PG

Tuesday June 22
A penniless sex worker meets a strange girl who claims to be her daughter- has she uncovered a web of deception, or madness? 

Secret Ceremony (1968)

105 mins | Rated M

Thursday June 24
Wong Kar-wai's famous film about loneliness in a big city and two separate tales of lovesick policemen. 

Chungking Express (1994)

102 mins | Rated M

Saturday June 26

Centrepiece - Double Bill: Cat People & Curse of the Cat People

Two famous cult horrors together in a double-bill about a race of people who can transform into big cats. 

Cat People Double Bill

143 mins | Rated M

Sunday June 27
A night in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

La Notte (1961)

122 mins | Rated PG

La Notte (1961)

122 mins | Rated PG

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Tuesday June 29
Robert DeNiro stars as a mentally unwell taxi driver trying to make sense of a city of decadence and sleaze. 
An upper-class widow falls into a forbidden love affair with her young landscaper. 

All that Heaven Allows (1955)

89 mins | Rated G

Sunday July 04
In a post-apocalyptic future, a man is tasked with protecting the last of the Earth's flora... or destroying it? 

Silent Running (1972)

89 mins | Rated PG

Tuesday July 06

Closing Night - Paris, Texas

An aimless drifter reappears in the desert, on a mission to reconnect with his family and his young son. 

Paris, Texas (1984)

147 mins | Rated R13

Paris, Texas (1984)

147 mins | Rated R13

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Friday July 09