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Tropic Cinema’s Cinematheque Series specializes in historically important, experimental, avant-garde, and Art House films. It is part of the Tropic Cinema’s commitment to support independent cinema and the filmmakers who create it. We seek to bring you the best, smartest and most creative independent films every week.



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June 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers - Hunky Dory follows Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time, after his ex-girlfriend disappears.

June 20, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Exhibition onScreen To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.

May 29, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Monday Classic Series. It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem - there seems to be a security leak. The Germans always seem to be forewarned about escapes and in the most recent attempt the two men, Manfredi and Johnson, walked straight into a trap and were killed.

June 27, 2017 - 6:30 am

Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo.

June 15, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Jimi Hendrix combines live footage of Hendrix in concert with interviews with Hendrix's friends and contemporaries.

July 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm

A National Screening Series Event - A Tribute to Jonathan Demme Stop Making Sense, In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

May 31, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Cinematheque Series - At once a chronicle of a remarkable sixty-year partnership and a tribute to the unsung talents behind a staggering number of cinema classics, this loving film introduces the world to storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson.

June 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Movie Series: Summer of Love - Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer.

June 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Classic Movie Series: Summer of Love - Paul Groves (Peter Fonda), a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally (Susan Strasberg) has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John (Bruce Dern), a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD.

August 3, 2017 - 8:30 pm

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

June 10, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.

June 17, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

June 24, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

July 1, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Storks have moved on from delivering babies to delivering packages. When an order for a baby appears by mistake, the best delivery stork must scramble to correct the error by delivering the baby.

July 8, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

July 15, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

July 22, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Scientist Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

July 29, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

August 5, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

August 12, 2017 - 10:30 am

Saturday Kids Club - The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.



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