June 7, 2020
The Incredible True Story That Defined Our World.
Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken.
Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions. However, by â€œcrowd sourcingâ€ the work, that is, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was a convicted murderer and being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.
The film saw delays due to legal battles that saw Gibson and Icon Productions contend with Voltage Pictures. The latter denied director Farhad Safinia final cut privileges and additional days of shooting.
Director: Farhad Safinia (feature debut)
Writer: John Boorman, Todd Komarnicki, Farhad Safinia
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Brendan Patricks, Adam Fergus, Jennifer Ehle
2019Â | M Violence 125 mins | Ireland
Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Our volunteers open the theatre doors and box office 30 minutes before the start time of each session.
Door sales if available from 30 minutes before the start of each session. If you want to check if seats are available phone 825 0023, from 30 minutes before the start of each session.
Due to our small capacity we recommend that reserves are made using the web reservation system as shown below.
There are no allocated seats. Arrive early to get the seat that's right for you from our eclectic collection of couches, reception and other chairs.
There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. Most sessions are licensed with wine, cider and beer available.
Pay at the door by cash or EFTPOS.
The office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets or to pay for reserves.
We accept online reserve requests up to about 1 pm on the day of screeningâ€“ provided the session isnâ€™t already full.
Online reserves are available for payment from 30 minutes before the start of a session to 15 minutes before the start.
From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.
The Incredible True Story That Defined Our World. Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the start in 1857 of writing the Oxford English Dictionary. (M) 125 mins
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.