Current Films

Tickets are $14.00 across the board, not bad eh!

Vermillion

Rating: TBA

Running time: 1 hr 33 mins

STARTS 15 NOV
Celebrity composer Darcy (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) sees colours when she plays musical notes - synaesthesia. When she notices her vision is disrupted by the colour vermilion, she knows she needs help. While planning the wedding of her daughter Zoe (Emily Campbell), surrounded by her loving friends Sarah (Theresa Healey) and Sila (Goretti Chadwick), she secretly makes her own plans.

VERMILION, an intimate, character-driven drama written and directed by Dorthe Scheffmann and starring Jennifer Ward-Lealand, is a stunningly beautiful meditation on life, death and the strength of family and friends in a summer of crisis. Effortlessly multi-cultural and set in the lush domesticity of middle-class suburbia, VERMILION celebrates love and generosity in a richly female-centred household.

Yellow is Forbidden

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 37 mins

STARTS 8 NOV

New Zealand documentarian Pietra Brettkelly (A Flickering Truth) chronicles designer Guo Pei's attempt to break into the exclusive and mostly European club of elite fashion designers.

Kusama: Infinity

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 20 mins

STARTS NOV 22
Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated documentary on celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, aka the ‘Princess of Polka Dots’.

"Frustrated by Japan’s conservative culture, Kusama moved to New York in 1958. Once there, she gained notoriety with her avant-garde sculptures, installations and performances – but little success. She was stymied by sexism and racism, and other artists adopted her ideas but failed to acknowledge her contribution. Disheartened, she returned to Tokyo in 1970, and voluntarily retired to a mental institution. Nonetheless, she continued to create, habitually visiting her nearby studio to work. Today, Kusama’s polka dot creations draw huge crowds at exhibitions around the world, from America to Australia." (Sydney Film Festival)

American Animals

Rating: R13 Violence, drug use & offensive language

Running time: 1 hr 56 mins

STARTS 25 OCT

Evan Peters (X-Men: Apocalypse) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer's Barry Keoghan star in this true story heist thriller, told in part by the actual men who committed the crime. Nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. From the director of 2012's The Imposter.

Four university students (Peters, Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them starts to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

She Shears

Rating: Doco

Running time: 2018

New Zealand documentary on five women with a passion for sheep shearing - two of whom are legends, three of whom are stars on the rise.

"When a Kiwi girl sets her heart on becoming a shearer there’s not a lot that’s going to stop her, as the five women profiled in this lively doco happily testify. Central Otago’s Pagan Karauria admits it was tough getting a gig at the start, but with her champion dad staunchly behind her, she’s made the shearing shed the focus of her career, not just as a competitive shearer, but as an ace wool sorter and mentor to other young women. Catherine Mullooly, from the King Country, packs her skills for some enterprising OE. With whānau solidly backing them, each of these women strive, more than anything, to better themselves.

"For legends, Jills Angus Burney and Emily Welch, personal bests have been world records. Encouraged to quit in her 50s by her orthopaedist, Angus Burney found a second career as a High Court barrister and solicitor, but you can’t keep her away from the Golden Shears, the world’s top shearing competition.

"There’s no special category for women in this sport. For Ruawai’s Hazel Wood, busting to escape the world of dairy conversion, the competition represents a first foot on the ladder. Pagan’s student Anne Maree makes good on her promise to look good and have fun on the competition floor. Pagan herself claims she’s bent on placing ‘first or second’, though her true determination lies in beating the terrible internal injuries suffered in a road accident." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

Women's Adventure Film Tour

Rating: Doco

The WOMEN'S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR is HERE!!!
TWO SCREENINGS ONLY - Sunday 25th 6.30pm, Friday 30th 6pm

This year’s tour includes 12 short films. It is particularly unique as for the first time in any adventure film tour of Australia and New Zealand half of the films feature local Aussies and Kiwis.

Join us to witness first hand the grit and determination of local Blue Mountains Rock Climber, Monique Forestier. Take on the mountains with the youngest Australian to summit Mt Everest, Alyssa Azar. Journey across Greenland on a bicycle with record-breaking expedition cyclist, Kate M Leeming. Experience snowboarding in Iran through the eyes of international snowboard competitor Michaela Davis-Meehan. And get a glimpse into life as a competitive adventurer with world champion trials rider Janine Jungfels, and Australian and New Zealand Olympic skiers Anna Segal and Janina Kuzma.

Plus enjoy international stories including official selections from the renowned Mountainfilm festival, winner of the audience award at the Baltimore International Black Film Festival and the Winner of the Best Film award at the UK’s BMC Women In Adventure film competition.

This film festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. Join us for a series of inspiring short films with a focus on adventure, the environment and heart-warming stories.

The Women's Adventure Film Tour is presented in partnership with She Went Wild - a hub for all things adventure. Through content and events, She Went Wild aim's to inspire and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.

Pick of the Litter

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 21 mins

STARTS 29 NOV

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil — five determined puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind.

It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take them from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialised trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion.
At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. But not just any dog makes it all the way to graduation, and only the best of the best will make the cut — who has what it takes to be the pick of the litter?

In Zone

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1 hr 55 mins

Bringing you a short season of In Zone:
Thurs 6 Dec, 6pm, and Wed 12 Dec, 6.30pm

Documentary following Terrance Wallace, a visiting American businessman who establishes a home for minority teens in New Zealand's most sought after school zone.

Terrance Wallace has already enabled over a hundred teens in New Zealand to create educational and personal success, and the film follows his journey over the past few years both in NZ and in the USA as he makes his dream, the 'In Zone' programme, a reality.