Showing this month
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)
Starts Sept 4
The Z-Nail Gang
Comedic eco-drama independently made in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty, based on the true David vs Goliath story of a leisurely coastal town community who took a stand against a global corporation looking to mine their sacred mountain for gold.
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, leaving his ever-patient wife Mareeka to enjoy the serenity of their surroundings. But someone else has an eye on this paradise and the serenity is shattered when Ned delivers a letter that will change their lives forever.
It announces the arrival of multi-national mining corporation, Golia Minerals, who are questing for gold. This once tightlywoven 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 stand to lose not only their land but something far more precious – their community.
Rising From The Ashes
Forest Whitaker narrates this sports documentary about the little-known Rwanda professional cycling team, a group of who survived genocide to become high-order athletes under the guidance of cycling legend Jock Boyer.
Comedy biopic on Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer) - the Irish record store instrumental in developing Belfast's '70s punk-rock scene. Starting with a record store called Good Vibrations and then the label of the same name, Hooley first fostered an alternative music community in his city and then helped bands such as The Undertones and The Outcasts make their mark. Dylan Moran, Jodie Whittaker (TV's Broadchurch) and Liam Cunningham (TV's Game of Thrones) co-star.
"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, who opens a record shop calling it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city's nascent underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, to bring his city back to life." (SXSW Festival)
Aunty and the Star People
"Unassuming heroism may be the only kind that makes any sense to Christchurch filmmaker Gerard Smyth (When a City Falls). 80-year-old writer Watson could hardly be more self-deprecating in responding to his attention, but by the end of his account of her surprising life you might wonder why there’s not been a film about her already. The book-loving daughter of Northland dairy farmers, she’s best known in New Zealand for Stand in the Rain, a novel published in 1965, and for her decade-long involvement with another literary scion of the land, Barry Crump. What is less well known is that 30 years ago she sold her Wellington house and used the proceeds to buy the land for a children’s home in Tamil Nadu in southern India.
"We follow along on one of her frequent visits. She guides us around the rapidly changing world of her ‘Star People’, named for the white stars painted on their faces. The value of her work is there for all to see, not least in the hospitality of successful former beneficiaries, and the shining eyes of the children enjoying shelter and educational opportunities." (NZ International Film Festival)
Venus In Fur
Fresh from the confronting Carnage, controversial director Roman Polanski now serves up another delicious provocation with the risqué Venus in Fur. A taut adaptation of David Ives’ Tony Award winning play, Polanski’s film is a head-spinning plunge into a world of sex and power, where the line between acting and reality is dangerously blurred.
Thomas Novachek (Mathieu Amalric) is struggling to cast the lead in his theatrical production of the notorious Sacher-Masoch novella of the title. As if on cue, the abrasive and brash Vanda (Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seigner) appears at the auditions. With the play already memorised and an unnerving way of completely inhabiting the dominatrix role, Vanda casts an intoxicating spell on Thomas that spirals into a power play beyond the stage.
Both Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner deliver cheeky and daring performances as Polanski expertly weaves their web of transgressive intrigue. A wicked psychological study, Venus in Fur is a riveting, entertaining and expertly made film that is sure to have audience members talking after the credits roll.
A little pinch of happiness can change your life.
Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) leads this romance, where a mistaken delivery in Mumbai connects a young housewife to an older man. As they exchange notes to find the correct address, a relationship is triggered, built on the fantasy of their letters.
Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system transports thousands of meals every day from kitchens to offices. A Harvard University study found that just one in a million lunchboxes is ever delivered to the wrong address. This is the story of that one lunchbox. Ila, a neglected housewife, attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a special lunch for her husband. When it is accidentally delivered to Saajan, a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, they exchange notes to each other to get to the bottom of the mistaken delivery. Their notes gradually evolve into a series of intimate little confessions.
PULP FRIDAY in the Dome Bar
Come on in to the best little bar in Gizzy.
Every Friday night from 8 'till late from August 22nd.
Be bathed in the seductive light, while listening to a selection of live music on the intimate stage in the bar.
Where else would you want to be!
The Dome Cinema is located in the Poverty Bay Club building on the corner of Childers Rd & Customhouse St in Gisborne
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