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20 000 DAYS ON EARTH   

Innovative mix of fiction and documentary essay with Nick Cave as both subject and co-conspirator, portraying the Australian musician\'s artistic process and combining it with a narrative of his 20,000th day on Earth. The feature debut from British visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who took home the World Cinema (Documentary) award for directing at Sundance 2014.

"Nick Cave has long been one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in the music and film world. 20,000 Days on Earth enhances his mystique... The film weaves two parallel narrative threads. The first is a cinematic portrait of Cave\'s 20,000th day, created through a series of staged, but not scripted, scenes and encounters. The second looks in depth at his creativity - from writing through recording and rehearsal to performance... Ultimately, 20,000 Days reaches beyond Cave to ask all of us how many days we\'ve been alive and what use we\'ve made of that time." (Sundance Film Festival

Starring: Nick CaveKylie MinogueRay Winstone Directed by Iain ForsythJane Pollard (feature debuts) Written by Nick CaveIain ForsythJane Pollard

Festivals & Awards World Cinema (Documentary) Director and Editing Award at Sundance Film Festival 2014

Documentary, Drama | 1hr 38mins | M | Offensive language and nudity | Country of Origin: UK | Official Site


 

In a New Zealand coastal town, a community lives peacefully. In the lee of their treasured mountain, 
Te Maunga
, the residents move at a leisurely pace. 

Local postman NED passes the hours inventing musical sub-genres. Resident cop TIPENE spends more time fishing than crime-fighting. The hardest decision for DAVE is whether to make pottery or go surfing while his ever-patient wifeMAREEKA enjoys the serenity of their surrounds.

But this idyllic life comes to an abrupt end when Ned delivers a fateful letter that could change their lives forever.

It announces the arrival of multi-national mining corporation,Golia Minerals, who are questing for gold. 
The tightly-woven community is torn between those who welcome the promise of prosperity and those who oppose the mining of their sacred mountain.

Whether through passive action or brazen defiance of the law, one thing\'s for sure – unless they can come together 
as a unified front, they\'ll loose what\'s most precious to 
them – their community and the land it dwells on.

The Z-Nail Gang seamlessly weaves heart-warming characters into a community, environmental themes into a comedy, and erupts a dormant Maunga into the home of a real-life action adventure like no other. Some things really are worth more than gold.

Starring: Erroll ShandTanya HoroVanessa RareMalachi WhitePaul Ballard,Coben Storer-GotoJim McLarty Directed by Anton Steel (feature debut) Written by Anton Steel

 

Comedy, Drama, True Story | 1hr 24mins | M | Violence, offensive language and drug use | Country of Origin: New Zealand 


VENUS IN FUR 

Filmmaking legend Roman Polanski adapts David Ives’ two-person stage drama about an actress who engages in a power struggle with a director as she attempts to convince him that she’s perfect for the role in his upcoming production. FeaturesThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric in the lead roles. Nominated for the Palme d\'Or at Cannes 2013.

Starring: Emmanuelle SeignerMathieu Amalric

Directed by Roman Polanski (\'The Pianist\', \'Carnage\', \'Rosemary\'s Baby\', \'Chinatown\')

Written by Roman Polanski (based on the stageplay by David Ives)

Drama, World Cinema | 1hr 46mins | R16 | Offensive language and sexual themes | Country of Origin: France, Poland | Language: French with English subtitles


Palo Alto   

The feature debut from writer-director Gia Coppola (the granddaughter of Francis Ford and niece of Sofia Coppola), based on the book of short stories written by James Franco. The complicated relationships, heightened emotions and romantic highs and lows of adolescence are explored in intertwining high school stories set in northern California.

 

"Emma Roberts plays April, a level-headed, intelligent, and spirited young woman who finds herself attracted to introspective artist Teddy (Jack Kilmer), whose buddy Fred\'s (Nat Wolff) destructive nihilism brings Teddy down with him. When her soccer coach (James Franco) comes onto her, April\'s world begins to spiral out of her control. One party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred\'s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos. With the vast majority of the film taking place outside of high school halls and classrooms, the characters are imbued with depth, as their carefully crafted lives are reflected in their dress, their bedrooms, and their actions." (Tribeca Film Festival) 

Starring: Emma RobertsJames FrancoOlivia CrocicchiaJack KilmerClaudia LevyVal KilmerAndrew LutheranNat Wolff

Directed by Gia Coppola (feature debut)

Written by Gia Coppola (based on the book \'Palo Alto: Stories\' by James Franco)

 

Drama | 1hr 40mins | R16 | Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material | Country of Origin: USA |


JUST A SIGH 

The always brilliant Emmanuelle Devos stars as Alix, a forty-three year old actress en route to Paris for an audition. With a broken mobile phone and a maxed-out credit card, Alix is momentarily loosened from the moorings that anchor her to modern life and to her boyfriend. A brief train conversation with an enigmatic stranger, Douglas (Irish star Gabriel Byrne), sets her on a path of spontaneous decisions with both the promise and the risk of new beginnings.

 

Just a Sigh shows two charismatic stars in top form as they pursue an attraction in glances and tentative gestures. Their flirtation unfolds in real-time against a backdrop of vibrant Paris locations on World Music Day.

Drama, Romance | 1hr 41mins | M | Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity | Country of Origin: France, Belgium, Ireland | Language: French and English with English subtitles


 

CALVARY 

Black comedy starring Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as a good-natured Irish Catholic priest trying to believe the best of his parishioners, but who is continually shocked by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. Dark thoughts begins to take over when his life is threatened during confession. Co-stars fellow Irish thespians Chris O\'Dowd, Dylan Moran and Kelly Reilly. From the director of The Guard, which also starred Gleeson.

Review: 5 stars on Flicks

Starring: Brendan GleesonChris O\'DowdKelly ReillyDylan MoranAidan GillenMarie-Josée CrozeDomhnall Gleeson Directed by John Michael McDonagh (\'The Guard\') Written by John Michael McDonagh

 

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 40mins | R13 | Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb | Country of Origin: Ireland, UK



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