movies

 PLAYING THIS WEEK:


the dark horse  

3 SCREENINGS ONLY ! Friday 09th Jan 6.00 , Saturday 10th Jan 8.30 and Sunday 11th of Jan at 3.30.

Cliff Curtis (Whale RiderSunshine) leads this true Kiwi story as Genesis Potini, the speed-chess prodigy from New Zealand. Battling severe bipolar disorder, Genesis finds purpose in coaching a local chess club. Co-stars James Rolleston (Boy).

After being released from a mental institution, Genesis moves in with his distant gang-affiliated brother and teenage nephew (Rolleston). With no desire to stay in the gang house all day, Genesis joins the local Gisborne chess club where he hopes to somehow coach its youthful and diverse members to a national championship.

Festivals & Awards Best film, best actor and best supporting actor at NZ Film and TV Awards 2014, Best screenplay and best suporting actor at NZ screen awards.

Drama, True Story | 2hr 04mins | M | Drug use, offensive language and violence | Country of Origin: New Zealand | 


LOVE IS STRANGE 

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina lead this New York-based drama as a newlywed gay couple who get back from their honeymoon only to suffer unemployment due to the marriage. Co-stars Marisa Tomei.

 

After 39 years together, Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, Ben gets fired from his long-time job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. Only days after they have gathered to celebrate the nuptials, this tight-knit community of family and friends now has to come together again to help figure out how to help their two friends. 

Starring: Alfred MolinaJohn LithgowMarisa TomeiCheyenne Jackson,Charlie TahanChristian Coulson Directed by Ira Sachs (\'Keep the Lights On\', \'Married Life\', \'Forty Shades of Blue\') Written by Ira SachsMauricio Zacharias

Drama, Romance | 1hr 35mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: USA, France | 

NZ Herald review here


 

folies bergeres 

French comedy starring Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) as the wife of a prize cattle breeder in regional France. Bored of a life of routine, Brigitte sets off for Paris under the guise of a doctor\'s appointment. There, she meets a charming Danish gent (Michael Nyqvist, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and allows herself to be flattered by his attentions...

Starring: Isabelle HuppertJean-Pierre DarroussinMichael NyqvistPio MarmaïAudrey DanaAnaïs Demoustier Directed by Marc Fitoussi (\'Pauline détective\', \'Copacabana\') Written by Marc Fitoussi

Comedy, Romance, World Cinema | 1hr 38mins | M | Drug use and offensive language | Country of Origin: France | Language: French with English subtitles |

Dominion Post review here


pride 

Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners\' strike in Margaret Thatcher\'s Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community. Stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.

 

At the Gay Pride March in London \'84, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. Though the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners - setting off in a mini bus to the a village in deepest Wales, to make their donation in person. So begins this true story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising partnership. 

Starring: Bill NighyDominic WestAndrew ScottImelda StauntonGeorge MacKayJoseph Gilgun

Directed by Matthew Warchus (\'Simpatico\')

Written by Stephen Beresford

Festivals & Awards Queer Palm winner at Cannes Film Festival 2014

Comedy, Drama, True Story | 2hr 00mins | M | Offensive language, sexual references and drug use | Country of Origin: UK | 


NIGHTCRAWLER 

The city shines brightest at night.

Jake Gyllenhaal leads this Los Angeles-set drama as a devilishly persistent creep who, struggling for employment, barges into the underground world of freelance crime journalism. Co-stars Rene Russo. The directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne LegacyReal Steel).

 

After a chance late night encounter introduces Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) to the freelance footage game, he begins competing with other enterprising journos to capture crime on video. Forging a mutually beneficial relationship with a news producer (Russo), Bloom starts building a business, giving her first dibs on his footage. With this sociopath is roaming late night Los Angeles in a grubby, cut-throat industry, what could possibly go wrong?

Starring: Jake GyllenhaalBill PaxtonRene RussoAnn CusackRiz Ahmed,James Huang Directed by Dan Gilroy (feature debut) Written by Dan Gilroy

 

Drama | 1hr 57mins | R16 | Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb | Country of Origin: USA

4.5 review from Kate Rodgers, here

4.5 review from James Croot, here


  

A little capuchin monkey is flung from captivity to the Amazon wilderness in this live-action adventure. Stuck in a strange and hostile environment filled with predators, our tiny hero looks to brave the odds and adapt to his new surroundings. This scripted docu-drama was shot in the Amazon using its real inhabitants.

"To prepare for Amazonia, director Thierry Ragobert (The White Planet) and his team spent two years doing scientific research, working closely with biologists and animal experts to ensure the accuracy and faithfulness of every sequence. Ragobert\'s breathtaking footage, featuring a cast of forest animals such as jaguars, crocodiles, kinkajous, boas, and forty capuchin monkeys — plus thousands of plant species and millions of insects serving as background extras — renders this beautiful and incredibly dangerous rainforest absolutely spellbinding." (Toronto International Film Festival) 

Directed by Thierry Ragobert (\'The White Planet\')

Festivals & Awards Ambiente WWF Award winner at Venice Film Festival 2013

Adventure, Family, Kids  | 1hr 23mins | G | Country of Origin: France, Brazil | Language: Portuguese with English subtitles | 


WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLYDAY 

British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC seriesOutnumbered. Doug (David Tennant), Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad\'s (Billy Connolly) birthday, whilst trying to keep their impending divorce a secret.

Starring: Rosamund PikeDavid TennantBilly ConnollyCelia ImrieBen Miller,Emilia Jones Directed by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin (feature debuts) Written by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 35mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: UK


 



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