Current Films

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

All At Sea

Rating: M

Running time: 1hr 28mins

STARTS 19 MARCH
ALL AT SEA is a charming British comedy with a fantastic cast, starring Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession, Rory’s Way), Lauren Bacall (Murder on the Orient Express, The Big Sleep) and James Fox (Downton Abbey, Sherlock Holmes).

Brian Cox is an old rogue who breaks all the rules to fulfill a friend's dying wish to be buried at sea in this UK-Norwegian black comedy.

The Humorist

Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language

Running time: 1hr 40mins

STARTS 19 MARCH
The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB "patronage," and his own insecurities. Finally, the comedian snaps and - armed with the exotic American notion of "insult humor" - takes his revenge.

“Idov’s exceptionally clever dialogue is matched with a sharp understanding of structure, culminating in a terrific bathhouse scene with more than casual nods not just to “Julius Caesar” but to the whole fall of the Roman Empire.” - Jay Weissberg (Variety)

Photograph

Rating: M

Running time: 1hr 51mins

A Mumbai street photographer convinces a stranger to pose as his fiancée in this whimsical love story from BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Ritesh Bhatra.

"Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Manto, The Gangs of Wasseypur) plays a street photographer who plies his trade at the Gateway of India. An impending visit from his demanding grandmother means that Rafi must make good on his promise to settle down. He somehow convinces Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a stranger he photographed on the street, to pretend to be his fiancée so as to satisfy his grandmother. The extremely shy Miloni, a promising accounting student, is from a different social milieu to Rafi and is herself being pressured into marriage by her parents. The deception leads to many funny incidents, but also genuine tenderness between Rafi and Miloni. In this frenetic, sometimes harsh city, a quiet and unlikely romance slowly takes shape." (Sydney Film Festival)

Come to Daddy

Rating: R16, Violence, sexual references & offensive language

Running time: 1hr 33mins

STARTS 26 MARCH
Gory, gross-out black comedy following Norval (Elijah Wood) as he reunites with his estranged father after receiving a cryptic letter. Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley co-star in this directorial debut from producer Ant Timpson (The Greasy Strangler, The ABCs of Death).

"Norval’s (Elijah Wood) life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad’s secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he’s been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realises that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in a waking nightmare." (Tribeca Film Festival)

Mr Jones

Rating: M, Drug use, nudity & content that may disturb

Running time: 2hrs 21min

True story drama from Oscar-nominated director Agnieszka Holland about about the journalist who broke the news to the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early '30s. Nominated for the top prize at Berlin.

"In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones takes a train from Moscow to Kharkov in the Ukraine. He disembarks at a small station and sets off on foot on a journey through the country where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere there are dead people, and everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out to the general public. Stalin’s forced collectisisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news in the West, thereby putting his powerful rival, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, pro-Stalin journalist Walter Duranty, firmly in his place." (Berlin International Film Festival)

La Belle Epoque

Rating: M Sex scenes, drug use, violence and offensive language

Running time: 1hr 50mins

Opener for the 2019 Film Festival, La Belle Époque is that rarest of treats: a certified crowd-pleaser that cinephiles can shamelessly enjoy. Check out the 5 star review from stuff.co.nz.

A 21st century riff on second chances at first love, La Belle Époque takes a giant conceit – an agency can grant you the chance to play the lead role in any point in history, with full cast and costume on an authentic set – and focuses on a sad, aging cartoonist (Daniel Auteuil, in a late career peak) who’s feuding with his VR-obsessed wife (Fanny Ardant, equally terrific). Instead of drinking with Hemingway or fighting Nazis, he chooses to return to the happiest day of his life: 40 years prior, when a beautiful woman walked into a cafe...

The Assistant

Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual themes

Running time: 1hr 25mins

STARTS 2 APRIL
Julia Garner (TV's Ozark) is the assistant to a powerful corporate executive in this indie drama from award-winning filmmaker Kitty Green (Casting JonBenet).

Over the course of a single day, we follow Jane, a recently appointed junior assistant to an entertainment mogul as she performs her daily tasks while deflecting flak from all corners. As the pressure mounts and the abuses accumulate, she resolves to take a stand - only to realise the true depth of the system of which she is now part.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Rating: TBA

Running time: 1hr 39mins

STARTS 9 APRIL

At 13, Bethany Hamilton - already a champion surfer - survived a tiger shark attack but lost her arm. Her passion for the sport undiminished, she returned to the sport four weeks after the incident, and ultimately turned pro. This doc chronicles her inspiring story.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Rating: M, Violence & Offensive Language

Running time: 1hr 36mins

Zak (Gottsagen) is a Down syndrome person who runs away from his nursing home in North Carolina to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Along the way, he unexpectedly befriends Tyler (LaBeouf), also on the run, but for all the wrong reasons. Together, they wind through deltas, elude Zak's overprotective carer (Johnson), drink moonshine, catch fish, and search for a wrestling training camp run by Zak's idol, the Salt Water Redneck.