IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris\' advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life\'s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. I feel lucky to be working. If you\'re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.
Documentary | 1hr 23mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: USA
3 screenings only !!
From the Musee D’orsay Paris, Musee du Luxembourg, National Gallery London and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
They are the world’s most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major new exhibition focussing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, the outspoken champion of Impressionism. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhaps the most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists. Durand-Ruel’s brave decision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 introduced enlightened, wealthy Americans to modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled great American galleries with Impressionist masterworks but also kept impressionism alive at a time when it faced complete failure. This energetic and revealing film will tell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves.
“Fascinating theories and titbits abound, and the way these canvases reflect light renders them newly immersive on the big screen. An enriching experience.” The Guardian
Hailed as a remarkable, groundbreaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award-winning team, with a script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken). With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road’s real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
‘A bold, inspired and entirely unique piece of British cinema, London Road is absolutely unmissable.’ The List
\'An engaging, thought-provoking and darkly funny watch’ Empire
Hit Sundance indie film shot almost entirely on an iPhone 5S, following a working girl fresh out of a month-long term in prison. Hearing news that her pimp boyfriend cheated on her, she teams up with her best friend to search for the truth – and possibly vengeance.
"[ This ] rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. Exhibiting fierce chemistry with his actors to fashion a dazzlingly distinctive film filled with humor and heart, Baker’s talent is on full display. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the real streets of L.A., Tangerine defies expectation—a veritable cinematic jolt." (Sundance Film Festival)Hide
Comedy, Drama | 1hr 28mins | R16 | Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material | Country of Origin: USA |
·4 starsSunday Star Times “Tangerine is fresh, funny, and entertaining as heck – exactly what independent cinema should be”. Full review HERE
· 4 stars NZ Herald “It exudes a terrific, urgent energy that elevates it far beyond its grubby milieu into a handsome and touching portrait of human beings struggling to stay afloat. Highly recommended.” Full review HERE
·“A transgender Christmas romantic comedy on crack (literally at some points), it’s a full-on film that’s not for everyone. But if you want to see cutting-edge cinema Tangerine is definitely worth a taste.” Full review HERE
·An interesting and unexpectedly fulfilling film I would definitely recommend. Full review HERE
This is the extraordinary Hollywood story of Orry-Kelly, the designer whose costumes created some of the most magical moments in cinema history. Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinema\'s greatest leading ladies, but in his home country of Australia his achievements remained unknown. Now acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong celebrates the life of this extraordinary icon. During the boom years of Hollywood Orry-Kelly was costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures. He designed for the stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn and many more of the immortals. His films included Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, An American in Paris and Now, Voyager. Orry was also a legend behind the scenes. Talented, daring, brash, bold, the toast of Hollywood yet the thorn in the side of many a studio head. Winner of three Academy Awards, this is the remarkable true story of Orry-Kelly.