Movies

Deckchair Cinema screens films 7 nights a week from 20 April – 20 November 2016. The box office is open nightly from 6:00pm, with films starting promptly at the advertised time.

Deckchair Cinema is operated by the not-for-profit Darwin Film Society. The DFS programs an eclectic mix of films, putting out four seven-week programs per year. Check out the current program here.

Current Program

Banff Mountain Film Festival (CTC) 150m

2017, BANFF MFF, International

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It ...read more

Café Cinema (CTC) m


Join fellow film lovers for a post-film discussion at Café Cinema. Have a coffee on us while you share thoughts, ideas and reflections on the film’s themes and style with Darwin Film Society hosts ...read more

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Flickerfest 2017 at Deckchair Cinema (CTC) 90m

2017, Bronwyn Kidd, Australia and International

FLICKERFEST 2017 - Directors Welcome Welcome to the 26th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. As we stride forward into another fun-filled and jam packed festival, I am thrilled that ...read more

““It's such an eclectic programme, a collection of unique voices, quite an exceptional range of short films that are really independent and unique.””

Bronwyn Kidd - Festival Director

Jane Got A Gun (MA15+) 98m

2016, Gavin O'Connor, USA

With help from her alcoholic ex-lover (Joel Edgerton), Jane (Natalie Portman) is a pioneer woman fighting to defend her injured husband from a vicious outlaw (Ewan McGregor) and his gang of killers ...read more

“Not your grandfather’s Western.”

Variety

Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (M) 98m

2016, Werner Herzog, USA

On Sun 12 March, this film will be followed by Science@Sunset at Stone House Wine Bar! If you like the idea of learning more about the challenges and opportunities posed by the world wide web, read ...read more

“With interviewees ranging from Elon Musk to a gaming addict, Werner Herzog presents the web in all its wildness and utopian potential in this dizzying documentary.”

The Guardian

Moonlight (M) 111m

2016, Barry Jenkins, USA

Being gay is no picnic for Chiron who develops from shy small boy to hypermasculine tough guy as he comes to grips with his sexuality in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of ...read more

“Director Barry Jenkins has created a sublime, novelistic work of art by employing the specific in pursuit of the universal: Few will walk away from Moonlight untouched by its message.”

The Wall Street Journal

Queen of Katwe (PG) 124m

2016, Mira Nair, USA

Based on a true story, Queen of Katwe follows Phiona, a young Ugandan girl who discovers she has an amazing talent for chess. From the slums of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, Phiona becomes fascinated ...read more

“Director Mira Nair has a proven ability to find beauty in the most desperate of circumstances, and Queen Of Katwe is no different.”

The AV Club

The Age of Shadows (MA15+) 140m

2016, Jee-woon Kim, South Korea

The Age of Shadows is a smart spy thriller set in late 1920s Korea, during Japanese occupation. Lavish sets and a slick noir aesthetic compliment an intriguing plot beginning with Lee Jung-chool, ...read more

“A hectic, handsomely furnished piece of pop entertainment.”

IndieWIRE

The Neon Demon (R18+) 118m

2016, Nicolas Winding Refn, France | Denmark | USA

A surreal and stylish psychological horror film, set in the cutthroat environs of the LA modelling industry. Jesse, a 16-year-old aspiring model, leaves her small town home for the big city, and ...read more

“The Neon Demon throws off a chilly, pleasurable sheen. This is visual hard candy.”

Time Magazine