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As the only nationwide film festival in Australia with a film program especially dedicated to an audience of film lovers 60 and up, the Apia Young at Heart is back for its 13th edition. Proudly presented by Palace Cinemas, 16 handpicked titles will be screened across eleven venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.

This year’s festival will showcase a fine selection of heart-warming dramas, hilarious and inspiring documentaries as well as revered Hollywood classics. We thank Apia, our principal partner, for their support.

We wish you a fabulous festival!

  • Sydney 2 April - 11 April
  • Canberra 2 April - 11 April
  • Adelaide 2 April - 11 April
  • Melbourne 17 April - 25 April
  • Brisbane 17 April - 25 April


Screening at

Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Verona, Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas

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Featured Films

Opening Event

Set in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides to open her small town’s first bookshop, starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy.

A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, this romantic comedy centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major life changes.

Australian Premiere

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of Mary Jo Kopechne.

The definitive portrait of one of our greatest musicians, Gurrumul is a beautiful celebration of his life and career.

Australian Premiere

Richard Linklater’s (Boyhood) touching and funny drama follows three ex-Navy buddies as they reunite for a last, deeply personal mission.
NSW Senior Festival Official Recommendation of the festival.

Australian Premiere

Led by a thunderous lead performance by Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner helms this eye-opening study of the controversial political career of Lyndon B. Johnson.

In the early 1960's, a young couple on their honeymoon struggle to physically connect in this sensitive adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed short novel.

Australian Premiere

Author Max Zorn (Stellan Skarsgård) is on a book tour in New York when he meets up again with the woman he could never forget.

A group of elderly women who live in a tiny Italian mountain village decide to go to the sea for the first time.

An ensemble Danish comedy following a group of couples on their annual swinger's weekend trip, when a new arrival shakes things up.

Paulina García (Gloria) plays an uprooted woman who finds a newfound freedom with help from a friendly stranger in this delicate and charming Argentinean drama.

Australian Premiere

A vibrant documentary on the life of American visionary artist Anado McLauchlin, who built an art gallery and sculpture garden on the outskirts of a Mexican village.

The most popular French film of 2017 worldwide, this bona fide crowd-pleaser stars Omar Sy (The Intouchables).

Leading Ladies

Judy Garland in her last great musical role finds stardom while her husband fades from studio favour in this lush Hollywood classic.

Leading Ladies

Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s rich, impeccably written, gunshot sharp comedy about an aging actress (Bette Davis) and the go-getter who seeks to supplant her.

Leading Ladies

A headstrong young teacher (Maggie Smith) in a private school in 1930’s Edinburgh influences her impressionable young charges with her over-romanticized world view.

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