CAFE SOCIETY (96 minutes) M
Woody Allen's 2016 comedy-drama is in his usual vein of bittersweet nostalgia, with Jesse Eisenberg as a working-class go-getter who finds his way to Depression-era Hollywood and Kristen Stewart as the woman who wins his heart. The oddly piercing finale offers one of Allen's franker statements about what life amounts to – or doesn't. Astor, Sun, Feb 11, 7pm. Double feature with Wonder Wheel.
THE BEACHES OF AGNES (110 minutes) Unrated 15+
Made by the French New Wave legend Agnes Varda when she was pushing 80, this free-ranging 2008 essay film finds her looking back over her life and work, the two being impossible to separate. Along the way she checks in with many friends, famous and less so – and above all, pays tribute to her late husband and fellow filmmaker Jacques Demy. ACMI, Sat, Feb 10, 6.10pm.
HAPPY FEET (108 minutes) G
George Miller of Mad Max and Babe fame ranks as one of our more original filmmakers despite his willingness to borrow from all over the map – and while his 2006 computer-animated fantasy about a tap-dancing penguin (Elijah Wood Jr) is set in Antarctica with an international voice cast, its mutant quality couldn't be more Australian. Digitally projected. South Wharf Pop Up Cinema (39 Dukes Walk), Sun, Feb 11, 5pm.
DADDY'S HOME (96 minutes) PG
No American comic has done more to make masculinity look ridiculous than Will Ferrell, and he's near the top of his game in Sean Anders' 2015 burlesque, where he and Mark Wahlberg star as rival father figures who both have a lot of growing up to do. There's nothing highbrow here, but the silliness is pretty winning. Presented by Barefoot Cinema. Rippon Lea Estate (Elsternwick), Sun, Feb 11, 8.40pm (gates open 6pm).
TRUE ROMANCE (120 minutes) R
Quentin Tarantino's youthful swagger is all over his script for this violent but high-spirited spin on the lovers-on-the-run genre, directed by Tony Scott in 1993 with Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette in the leads. The once-in-a-lifetime supporting cast includes Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Val Kilmer as the ghost of Elvis. Digitally projected. Sun Theatre, Sat, Feb 10, 9pm, and Astor, Sat, Feb 10, part of all-night Tarantino marathon starting at 6pm.
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