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.

Waru

Rating: M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes, and content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 26mins

STARTS OCT 19
Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community.

Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as
a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy
(Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked
and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in
time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8.

Another Mother's Son

Rating: M Violence & content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 43 mins

STARTS OCT 19
Ronan Keating co-stars in this British war drama based on a true story from the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

A Jersey woman named Louisa Gould (Jenny Seagrove) takes in an escaped young Russian war prisoner (Julian Kostov), hiding him from the German forces. Keating co-stars as her brother Harold Le Druillenec.

Mountain

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 10 mins

A cinematic and musical collaboration between Sherpa filmmaker Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, exploring humankind's fascination with high places.

"Fellow collaborators to this unique project are British writer Robert Macfarlane (author of the award-winning Mountains of the Mind) and leading high altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk (Sherpa, Meru). Richard Tognetti's recorded score is stunning; soaring as the camera climbs vertiginous slopes or swoops across rocky peaks. With all this earthly beauty, it's hard to believe that only three centuries ago, the idea of conquering a peak was considered crazy. Mountains were once solely places of peril, not beauty. The absorbing narration traces our modern day fascination – our irresistible and sometimes fatal attraction to the dizzying heights." (Sydney Film Festival)

I Am Not Your Negro

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 35 mins

STARTS OCT 26
Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X, using only the writer's original words. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

No Ordinary Sheila

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 37 mins

STARTS OCT 26
If you haven’t already heard of Sheila Natusch, prepare to be inspired. The life story of this nonagenarian natural historian, illustrator and writer is a beautiful, truly Antipodean journey, made with love by her cousin and long-time Kiwi filmmaker, Hugh Macdonald (This is New Zealand).

Viewers will love this radiant, defiant and unconventional life story which ranges from the southern wilds to the rugged Wellington coastline, where Sheila still lived until very recently, without car, TV, lipstick or alcohol, planning to “get the last bit of fun out of life that there is.

The Changeover

Rating: M Supernatural themes & content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 32 mins

STARTS SEPT 28
Erana James stars alongside Timothy Spall and Kiwis Melanie Lynskey and Lucy Lawless in this adaptation of Margaret Mahy's namesake novel.

Set in post-earthquake Christchurch, The Changeover tells the story of troubled teenage Laura Chant (James) who must 'change over' and become a witch in order to save her little brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) from an evil ancient spirit (Spall).

Lady MacBeth

Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language & sex scenes

Running time: 1 hr 29 mins

STARTS OCT 5
Period drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominee William Oldroyd.

"Lady Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a young misfit in the stifling social atmosphere of Victorian England. Locked in a marriage of convenience to a much older man, marooned on an estate amidst the northern heaths of County Durham, Katherine strains against the social mores of the time. Lectured at by the local priest, tormented by a father-in-law who expects her to provide an heir, she paces her constrictive world like a wild animal looking for escape. She soon finds an outlet for her passions in Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), a young groom who is one of her husband's many servants. Those passions could be their undoing." (Toronto International Film Festival)

A Date for Mad Mary

Rating: M Offensive language

Running time: 1 hr 22 mins

STARTS SEPT 21
Comedy-drama sees "Mad" Mary McArdle return to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

Where There is Life

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 20 mins

STARTS NOV 2
A poignant documentary filmed over the four years following a New Zealand wife and mother's diagnosis of motor neuron disease.

"The task of caring for his terminally ill wife Margaret falls squarely on the broad shoulders of Stephen Lee. He would not have it any other way. ... We watch as the focus of the small family shifts from raising a young daughter to providing palliative care to the wife and mother. It’s a bitter, losing battle in which Margaret fiercely asserts the identity her failing body denies her, while her caregivers increasingly endure the injustice of being perceived by their patient as the disease’s enablers. Stephen also has to earn a living and take care of Imogen, aged ten at the time of diagnosis. Observing the child’s self-preserving separation from the relentless tragedy unfolding at the other end of the house, Isaac’s film is often startling in its candour. Where There Is Life also measures the sustenance Margaret receives from her ardent Christian faith. Stephen characterises his devotion as nothing more than the fulfilment of his marriage vows. It is a view this film honours with total respect."

Kedi

Rating: 1 hr 19 mins

Running time: G

STARTS NOV 16
For millennia, cats have roamed the city of Istanbul. Granted freedom and respect, they wander in and out of people's lives, an essential part of this rich and proud city. Claiming no owners, they live between two worlds. They bring joy and purpose to those they choose to adopt, acting as mirrors to the people of Istanbul and allowing them to reflect on their lives in unique and touching ways. Observing the lives of seven very different cats, and the people who know them, Kedi is an examination of one of our oldest animal companions, and the ways they enrich our lives.

A Mindful Choice

Rating: G

Running time: 1 hr 13mins

TWO SCREENINGS ONLY!
NOV 16 & 19, 6pm

A New Zealand documentary on mindfulness and mediatation. The film - produced by two Ishaya monks from Greymouth - raises the possibility that humanity could live in peace. For this, a shift in consciousness is required; a shift that starts with each of us choosing for our own inner peace and happiness.

Hampstead

Rating: PG Coarse language & sexual references

Running time: 1 hr 42 mins

Love can grow where you least expect it.

From the Oscar-nominated writer of In the Bedroom comes this romance tale about a widow (Diane Keaton) who is introduced to a man (Brendan Gleeson) living largely in nature. When developers want to destroy his home because of the land he lives on, she helps him fight to maintain his unique way of life.