Current Films

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

World at Arms Length

Rating: E

Running time: 1hr 37mins

STARTS JUNE 6
We are introduced to an unusual pilgrim, Sven. While most of the pilgrims who take on Camino de Santiago are able-bodied and devoid of any noticeable disabilities, Sven lacks both sight and hearing. He has been dreaming about the journey for a lifetime, and it gets to a point where he simply has to go for it. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those around him for support, and the unerring nature of human kindness shows itself when he is afforded the company of handy assistants.

Where Hands Touch

Rating: M Violence, sex scenes & nudity

Running time: 2hrs 2mins

Award-winning filmmaker Amma Asante (Belle) directs this story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

"Rudesheim, the Rhineland, 1944. Lenya (Stenberg) has come of age during the chaos of war. Her mother (Abbie Cornish) has done her best to protect Lenya, but the racist credo of National Socialism has rendered her a pariah for the colour of her skin. Yet youthful ardour can bloom in the most unlikely places: Lenya is in love with Lutz (George MacKay), a young Nazi. Lutz toes the party line when it comes to antisemitism yet remains drawn to Lenya despite Nazi revulsion at the thought of a Black German. When that revulsion escalates to direct threat to her survival, Lenya and Lutz must face the seemingly inevitable outcome of their impossibly fraught romance."

One Last Deal

Rating: M Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 35mins

STARTS MAY 30
An elderly art dealer has one last shot at pulling in some proper pension money in this drama from veteran Finnish director, Klaus Härö.

"An aging art dealer — left behind by the corporatisation of his industry and estranged from his family — hopes an undervalued icon will turn his fortunes around ... Few of Härö’s creations are as divided as Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen), a work-obsessed dealer left behind by an industry favouring larger corporate conglomerates. Getting the icon will require a lot of research and a little help, which he unexpectedly receives from his grandson, Otto. As Olavi schools the kid in how to navigate a cutthroat industry and research things you just can’t find via Google, he reconnects with his daughter, Lea, and rediscovers the family he’s missed. The big question, however, is whether he’ll sacrifice everything for that one last score." (Toronto International Film Festival)

The Ideal Palace

Rating: PG nudity

Running time: 1hr 45mins

STARTS 20 JUNE

"A beautiful, romantic work that looks like master paintings." Daily-Movies.

Based on the incredible true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), comes the remarkable tale of a simple postman who spent 33 years crafting the magnificent ‘Ideal Palace’. Everyday Cheval travels along the river Drôme from village to village, quiet and alone he enjoys the solitude of his rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder he can only imagine through postcards.

After his wife, Philomena (Laetitia Casta) gives birth to their daughter Alice, Cheval decides to build Alice a palace fit for a princess. With only his bare hands, his love for his daughter and the dedication of his wife, he starts carefully collecting stones and begins building the historically classified monument, The Ideal Palace.

European Outdoor Film Tour

Rating: E

Running time: 2 hrs

STARTS 20 JUNE

ADVENTURE IS WAITING:

E.O.F.T. is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year and coming to Christchurch for the first time.

E.O.F.T. is the most renowned outdoor adventure film event across Europe and is spreading globally. We brought the tour to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time last year, and are back with more this year. E.O.F.T. is seen by more than 250,000 people annually, across 15 countries in 300 locations. Now we are here.

E.O.F.T. is a premium film tour experience. Unlike other tours, every film is handpicked and especially edited and produced for the tour by a team of expert filmmakers. We then show the films at the same time as they premiere in Europe which means you get them before they appear online or in other festivals.

No casting. No actors. No makeup. This is real.

NOTE: TICKETS ARE DOOR SALES

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back

FAR OUT! Film Night
Tuesday 25th June- 7pm

Come early to ensure a seat. Doors open at 6pm.

A document of Bob Dylan’s pivotal 1965 tour of England and his transformation from a polite voice of the marginal folk scene into an incendiary figure in the cultural mainstream. Shot in stunning 16mm black & white film, the camera follows him from airport to hall, from train to taxi, from conversation to concert... a very young and confident (if not arrogant) Bob Dylan has the wind of the world in his sails in this historic film

Little Woods

Rating: M Offensive language, low level violence & threatening behaviour

Running time: 1hr 45mins

STARTS 27 JUNE
Nia DaCosta's debut feature, nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, follows two down-and-out estranged sisters trying to make ends meet.

"Ollie (Tessa Thompson, Creed) is just getting by in economically depressed Little Woods, a fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind her, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (Lily James, Baby Driver), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex (James Badge Dale, The Departed) ... As both bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score." (Tribeca Film Festival)

Girl

Rating: R16 Sex scenes, sexual themes, nudity, self-harm & content that may disturb

Running time: 1hr 45mins

STARTS 4 JULY
Lara, a 15-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina moves cities with her family to attend a prestigious dance school. The physical and emotional strains of perfecting the art are coupled with the fact that Lara is burdened by being born a boy. Girl is an unnerving look at the adolescent frustrations Lara faces.

This is Lukas Dhont's feature debut and was nominated for the Queen Palm at Cannes.