Current Films

Tickets are $14.00 across the board, not bad aye! You don't need to book your tickets online folks there is generally plenty of space in our regular movie sessions. If it is a special event we will have online ticketing options available.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Rating: Doco

Running time: 2 hrs 15 mins

STARTS FEB 15 - Limited season!
The legendary 18-time Grammy Award-winner is profiled in this documentary tribute directed by Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck (Driving Miss Daisy).

"Clapton grew up with an inferiority complex. He struggled with the demands of the music business, tumultuous love affairs, drug addiction, and the tragic loss of his young son. The film traces how he coped with these challenges, for better and for worse, before establishing a family with his second wife, Melia McEnery. We come away with a deeper sense of what has inspired so much memorable music."

Loving Vincent

Rating: M Adult themes

Running time: 1 hr 35 mins

Hand-painted animated drama about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. The film uses a new oil painting for each shot, with movement added from one frame to the next by a painter’s brush. Around 100 artists have been involved in the film, and in the process have composed more than 56,000 paintings.

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival

Rating: Doco

Yes folks, we are glad to again be hosting the O'Neill Aotearoa Surf Film Festival again this year! Get your tickets early as it sold out last year.

Come to both sessions or just one!
$16 for one session / $25 for both

6.30pm Perilous Sea + Shorts
8.30pm Nervous Laughter + Shorts

Get your tickets at www.asff.co.nz.

Both trailers will be playing on our facebook page of go to the ASFF website

The Music of Silence

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hr 55 mins

Known for his interpretations of famous opera arias and the masterpiece “Time to Say Goodbye”, Andrea Bocelli’s autobiography THE MUSIC OF SILENCE tells his story through his alter ego, Amos Bardi.
Amos Bardi’s life was full of challenges from an early age. He was born in a small village near Tuscany with the gift of a beautiful voice but an illness which left him almost blind. Amos became separated from his family to learn braille at an institute, where he suffered an unfortunate accident causing him to completely lose his sight. Despite everything, Amos refused to give up. Music gave him passion and guided him. Eventually Amos’s incredible voice would win him adulation locally, and ultimately worldwide.
THE MUSIC OF SILENCE is the heartwarming true story about a man who discovers himself and others against the odds through the pursuit of beauty.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 55 mins

STARTS MARCH 8
A documentary which traces the life of the magnetic, world-conquering, Jamaican musician, model and party queen Grace Jones.

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out.

The Square

Rating: M Violence, sexual violence, offensive language & sex scenes

Running time: 2 hrs 22 mins

STARTS MARCH 8
Palme d'Or-winning satirical drama from Swedish helmer Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure). Stars Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss.

"Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis." (Cannes Film Festival)

The Hero

Rating: M Sex scenes, offensive language & drug use

Running time: 1 hr 37 mins

Sam Elliott is an ailing movie star who comes to terms with his past and mortality in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated comedy drama.

"Lee Hayden (Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy." (Sundance Film Festival)

Kobi

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 43 mins

STARTS MARCH 15
The work and life philosophy of the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, Kobi Bosshard, is explored in this Kiwi documentary.

"In a modest workshop in a beautiful Central Otago landscape, Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, approaching 80 ... continues to produce works of classic simplicity and elegance. Daughter Andrea Bosshard’s [The Great Handmaiden's Blush] lucid and loving film portrait of her father – and of her mother Patricia too – is one of the year’s loveliest films, a lyrical evocation of rich, unhurried life." (New Zealand International Film Festival)