All posts tagged: cinema

Winter Date Night at the Coburg Drive-Ins

Popcorn, cuddles under the blanket and a movie on the big screen! There’s nothing more romantic than a good old-fashioned date night at the drive-ins. This July, Coburg Drive-Ins are bringing  Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates & 2D Ghostbusters to the big screen for Winter Date Night! Tuck in to some of Melbourne’s finest food trucks (including Real Burgers, Senor BBQ, Street Crepes, White Guy Cooks Thai, Roadrunner Fried Chicken, Mr Burger, Greet Street Food, Mamma Van, Street Crepes) before getting cosy for your movie night! When: July 13 – July 14 Where: Coburg Drive-Ins Visit the website here. Want to find out more about what’s happening in Melbourne? Sign up to the We Know Melbourne mailing list here to stay in the loop.

Interview with Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director

If you ask any Melbourne cinephile what their favourite months of the year are, it will no doubt be the months of July & August. The reason? The Melbourne International Film Festival, of course. Held over two and a half weeks and attracting over 200 000 visitors each year,  MIFF showcases the best of the best cinema from Australia and around the world. We took a moment to chat to Artistic Director, Michelle Carey ahead of the festival to find out more about what goes into making the festival so unique and pulling together such a giant program for it. Can you tell us a little more about  how you became MIFF Artistic Director and what your favourite part of being the artistic director is? It wasn’t a very straightforward path,  I have experience in my 20’s in music, working in radio on bands and events and that kind of thing, and then on a trip to Europe in  my late 20’s discovered film was my passion and so I just started volunteering. I worked …

Bastille Day Giveaway

Michael Mason (Richard Madden, ‘GAME OF THRONES’) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet.  Sean Briar (Idris Elba, ‘LUTHER’, PROMETHEUS), the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to use his expert pickpocketing skills to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24hr thrill ride ensues, the unlikely duo discovers they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy. View the trailer here. As an exclusive for our We Know Melbourne readers, we have 5 double passes to giveaway. Visit our Facebook page for details. 


ACMI  are celebrating the Godfather of all directors, Martin Scorsese at the upcoming Scorsese exhibition this May. From Taxi Driver and Goodfellas to The Age of Innocence and The Wolf of Wall Street, there is no doubt in any film buff’s mind that Martin Scorsese is one of the world’s most influential directors. “Whether it’s wolves, bulls, butchers or taxi drivers, Scorsese’s complicated anti-heroes navigate mean streets of their own morality, torn between rebellion and acceptance, sin and redemption. While his characters spiral out of control, Scorsese captures every frame with masterly control.” The exhibition will feature over 600 objects (including costumes, hand annotated film scripts, film stills plus more) and a selection of footage of his work in  film, documentary and is curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, Berlin. When: 26 May – 18 September Where: ACMI, Federation Square Visit the website here.  

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash – Giveaway

A Bigger Splash is about to make waves in Melbourne cinemas this March and we have five double passes to give away! (Enter below) From the same director of the Academy Award® nominated I Am Love, A Bigger Splash is a stylish provocative thriller filmed on location in the gorgeous Mediterranean island of Pantelleria. The story follows rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) who is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner, Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun. As an exclusive for We Know Melbourne readers we have 10 double passes (valued at $40) to give away to this sensuous thriller. To enter, tell us where is A Bigger Splash set? This competition is now closed.  Terms & Conditions here  

Moonlight Cinemas Opening Night

Moonlight Cinemas is a quintessential summer event on the Melbourne cultural calendar. Based in the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, the cinemas three month program screens a whole bunch of films every evening over summer, except for Mondays. The We Know Melbourne team were invited along to the opening night last Thursday to watch an advance screening of Suffragette. Slightly worried about the cooler weather in the lead up, Thursday evening presented itself as a perfect balmy evening. Red carpet arrivals kicked off the evening where each person could get their own paparazzi snap as they entered, before being ushered to the VIP section where we had sparkling wine, popcorn and bean bags to enjoy during the film. The Moonlight Cinema Candy Bar offers up a range of hot food (including the delicious fried chicken sliders that we ate) and snacks, as well as of course, alcohol and other beverages. The perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. When: 3 December – 27 March Where: Moonlight Cinemas, Royal Botanic Gardens Visit the website here.  We Know Melbourne …