Current Films

Tickets are $15.00 across the board, not bad eh!

Cry Baby - FAR OUT! Film Night

Running time: 1hr 23mins

FAR OUT! Film Night Presents:
CRY-BABY (1990)

Tuesday 29th September
Doors open 6pm, film 7pm, $10 cash

A Film by John Waters Starring johnny Depp

Back when Johnny Depp was the coolest dude on the planet and at the peak of his seductive powers... John Water’s Cry-Baby is both an homage as well as a parody of the classic film musical, with every cliche there is surrounding the 1950’s rebellious teenager. Put your party hat on for this one! Very silly, very cool - sexy boys and girls and great music.


Starring:

Johnny Depp

Rikki Lake

Traci Lords

Iggy Pop

Patty Hearst... and more

School Life

Rating: M Offensive language & sexual references

Running time: 1 hr 51mins

STARTS 16 SEPT
School Life is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming look at the daily grind of High School.

Samia (played by the César Award-winning Zita Hanrot) is the new vice principal at an inner-city school in Paris. Despite the school's poor academic record and the majority of its enrolment coming from Paris’ infamous Saint-Denis social housing tower blocks, Samia sees potential in all of them - taking a shine to Yanis, a bright but disillusioned teen with dreams of becoming a filmmaker.

Packed with laughs as well as drama, School Life is an emotional journey through the ups and downs of the education system, with brilliant performances from an ensemble cast.

“The actors compete for punchlines and presence, infusing crazy energy into this social and humanist comedy filmed with rare elegance." – Première

“Liam Pierron plays a touching and troubled young kid, with such grace that he already seems to herald a promising on-screen career.” – A voir à lire

“Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir have succeeded in making a film where happiness and love spill everywhere.” – A voir à lire

Cut Throat City

Rating: Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material

Running time: 2hrs 12mins

STARTS 2 OCTOBER

Wu-Tang Clan's the RZA directs this heist thriller set in New Orleans starring Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name) and T.I. (Ant-Man).

When four childhood friends return to their now decimated New Orleans suburb after Hurricane Katrina, they turn to a gangster for employment and soon find themselves hired to pull off a daring casino heist.

Dead

Rating: M Violence, offensive language, drug use, nudity & sexual references

Running time: 1hr 30mins

COMING SOON
Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts thanks to a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana.
Marbles’ mum plans to sell the family farm, the only link to his happy memories with his dad. So when a ghost cop, Officer Jayson Tagg turns up while pursuing a serial killer and offering money in exchange for Marbles help, Marbles accepts. The unlikely duo of stoner medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hooded figure, and an unexpected shot at love.
It becomes clear the only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is to confront their deepest regrets and overcome their prejudices.

Show Me Shorts

Running time: 1hr 29mins

It's back again and this year we are bringing two special films with local connections! We have two screening nights, each with a different local film. Details below:

Sat 10 Oct, 7pm
This session features all the films from Show Me Shorts' The Sampler session, plus a special screening of local film Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro).
Note: Hāngī Pants screens only in the Sat 17 session.

Sat 17 Oct, 7pm
This session features all the films from Show Me Shorts' The Sampler session, plus a special screening of local film Hāngī Pants.
Note: Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro) screens only in the Sat 10 session.

The 2020 programme will include some of the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world, featuring a diverse collection of cultures and voices. They will take viewers on a hard and fast ride through their emotions.

Learn Something. Feel something. Be inspired.

Tickets will be available at The Dome Cinema from late September. For seat reservations email sally@domecinema.co.nz or text 027 590 2117.


The Girl on the Bridge

Rating: PG15 Deals with suicide, sexual abuse themes and self-harm reference

Running time: 1hr 31mins

SCREENING JUST TWICE!
Thursday 10th Sept for World Suicide Prevention Day
Wed 23rd Sept for Mental Health Awareness Week

In the increasing public discourse on mental health, Leanne Pooley’s inspiring and fearless documentary tracks an extraordinary young woman’s journey from suicide survivor to advocate for those struggling. The fact it leaves you hopeful and with tangible advice makes it vital viewing.

Almost a film-within-a-film, The Girl on the Bridge explores the emotional tightrope to be walked when tackling a taboo and emotional topic. It follows 21-year-old Jazz Thornton during the pivotal two-year period she was emerging out of her own struggles with suicide to become a powerful advocate for mental health. During this time, she was also embarking on a personal project, the award-winning 2019 web series Jessica’s Tree, which pays reflective tribute to the eponymous friend whose life she could not save.

New Zealanders are aware of our suicide statistics and with a similar kaupapa to Maui’s Hook (NZIFF18), director Pooley and Thornton demand that the silence be lifted. Jazz, who has lived experience of eight years of depression, understands first-hand the power people find in realising they are not alone.

Thanks to Jazz’s extraordinary vision, and her authentic and engaging manner, her story provides epiphanies for every viewer concerned about Aotearoa’s suicide statistics and the fate of our rangatahi. Tangibly carrying the weight of responsibility intrinsic in such sensitive subject matter, Pooley’s film opens a window, through Jazz, for us all to lean in to the challenge to be part of making the world better.

Papi Chulo

Rating: TBA

Running time: 1hr 38mins

STARTS 11 SEPT
Magic Mike's Matt Bomer is a lonely TV weatherman who starts an unusual friendship with a Latino migrant worker in this indie comedy drama.

"Following his very public breakdown during a live broadcast, Sean is forced to take leave from work. Scarred from the end of a long-term relationship, lonely and aimless, Sean decides to do some home repairs. Outside a hardware store, he hires Ernesto to carry out the work. Though they have no shared language and can barely communicate, Sean and Ernesto form an unusual friendship, and Sean is soon paying Ernesto to go boating, hiking and attend parties with him – causing much amusement for Ernesto’s wife. Gradually the source of Sean’s unusual behaviour becomes clear, making the profound bond between the two men all the more poignant, in this funny, empathetic film by John Butler." (Sydney Film Festival)

Romantic Road

Rating: PG, Coarse language & drug references

Running time: 1hr 21mins

Meet Rupert and Jan Grey, a free-spirited and eccentric upper-class English couple in their sixties, married for 35 years and on the verge of retirement.

At a time when most couples are preparing for a simple life, this intrepid pair ignore everyone’s advice and embark on a remarkable journey - to drive Rupert’s father’s 1936 Rolls Royce across India on their way to a photography festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over six months and some 5000 miles they fall into company with tea-wallah and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts, negotiate with border officials and make constant mechanical repairs.

Oliver McGarvey’s remarkable new documentary is at once a rare glimpse into a unique expedition, a study of a love story 35 years in the making and a reminder to never stop embracing the possibilities of life.


“Eccentric and adventurous.” - Docpoint Helsinki

“Redefines expedition film-making.” - Ray Mears, BBC

“A uniquely inspired expedition that redefines later life.
 Living proof you can live your dreams no matter how odd, wild or crazy they might be.” - Edmonton International Film Festival

“Philosophically evocative.” - Edmonton Journal

“Reminds us how important it is to have the support of a love one at all times.” - Sky Arte


Two of Us

Rating: M, Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 35mins

With their neighbours none the wiser, two retired women living in separate parts of a building complex have shared a deep love for decades. But when they're suddenly unable to move inbetween their apartments, it challenges their relationship.