Shimmerlands, the two-month long summer festival at the University of Melbourne, has just dropped its film program for January and February.

Lauren Valmadre is the woman behind the movie selection: she’s the program director of the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival and has also worked for the Melbourne International Film Festival.

“One of the best things you can do in the Melbourne summer time has to be seeing your favourite films in an outdoor cinema,” Valmadre says.

Some of those favourites are screening at Shimmerlands, including The Big Lebowski and The Bodyguard. The line-up also includes big summer releases such as Andrea Arnold's indie American Honey, Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, and old-school charmer La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The cinema will also host the Australian premiere of The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America. There are more music films too, including the latest Nick Cave music documentary, One More Time With Feeling, Oasis: Supersonic and Miss Sharon Jones, paying tribute to the soul legend who passed away earlier this month.

Single session tickets cost $22 and $18 for concession.

Shimmerlands runs from January 4 through to February 26. For the full line-up and to purchase tickets, visit shimmerlands.com.