Double feature: The War of the Roses + Intolerable Cruelty

Actors George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones pictured standing side by side from the waist up leaning against a wall.
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17 February
4:00pm + 7:00pm
Arc Cinema
$16/$12 (double feature: $25/$20)

Add charcuterie board and beverage* +$45pp 

All’s fair in love and war in these two devilish divorce comedies.  

 

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The War of the Roses

Sat 17 Feb | 4pm | Arc Cinema

In The War of the Roses, director Danny DeVito also stars as divorce attorney Gavin D’Amato, narrating the cautionary tale of Oliver (Michael Douglas) and Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner).

With their perfect, all-American life on the line, these two will spite each other to the bitter end to retain their assets. The question is: by the time they’re done with each other, will any of their treasured possessions be left in one piece? 

‘A compellingly watchable, suspenseful, and often funny treatment of a grim subject… that also becomes an indirect commentary on yuppie materialism’ – Chicago Reader 

 

Intolerable Cruelty

Sat 17 Feb | 7pm | Arc Cinema

Meanwhile, in Intolerable Cruelty, the legal quagmire of ending a marriage gets especially complicated when soon-to-be divorcee Marilyn (Catherine Zeta-Jones) meets divorce lawyer Miles (George Clooney).

Hearts face off against heads in this battle of the wills (and prenups!). Will these two divorce professionals stay on task, or could actual romance get in the way? 

‘Tight as a drum, glamorous and exquisitely funny’ – Empire 

*Pre-order a charcuterie board and beverage for $45pp with your cinema tickets to enjoy in the NFSA Courtyard between screenings. Gluten-free (+$5), vegan and vegetarian options available. 

 

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