DESTROYER is a 2018 crime drama directed by Karyn Kusama from a screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It follows an undercover LAPD officer who must take out members of a gang years after her cover was blown. It stars Nicole Kidman who, at the 76th Golden Globe awards, was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama.

In Australia to support her husband Keith Urban for his drought relief charity concert, Nicole Kidman also enjoyed  the Australian Tennis Open and found time to attend the Red Carpet  for this movie  at the St George Open Air Cinema.

It is award season and it would  appear  that Nicole Kidman  has forsaken the icy blasts of the US for the warmth of an Australian summer and time with her family.

If her husband is not on the Red Carpet her plus one, lately, has been her niece Lucia Hawley. Nicole Kidman’s Instagram followers had the unique experience of the actress televising herself as to when she would arrive at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

There was a large crowd waiting to greet her  and she was very relaxed meeting and greeting with the enthusiastic throng.

To overcome the disadvantages of inclement weather and occasional  energy sapping humidity the Open Air Cinema runs first time movies often ahead of their official release date.

However when the weather is just right there is no more lovely place in the world to watch a film.

All pics by Ben Apfelbaum