Current Films

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

The Harder They Come

Running time: 1hr 43mins

FAR OUT! Film Night

One Night Only: Tuesday 28 JAN

Bar Opens at 6:00, film stars at 7:00

THE first Jamaican film ever made and the vehicle that brought reggae music and Jamaican culture to the world. The film tells the semi-autographical story of a country boy (played by reggae legend Jimmy Cliff) coming to the big city to find his fortune in the music industry yet ends up having to hustle outside of the law.

The ultimate anti-hero film, as well as one of the greatest music films of all time. Shot on location in the streets of Kingston Jamaica through a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and feeling. A must see!!

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Rating: M, Violence & Offensive Language

Running time: 1hr 36mins

STARTS 9 JAN

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.

Roxane

Rating: PG, Coarse language & sexual references

Running time: 1hr 25mins

STARTS 9 JAN
From the producers of The Intouchables and C'est La Vie!, Roxane is a hilarious and touching reflection of the agriculture industry.

Raymond, a chicken farmer in Brittany, finds himself threatened with bankruptcy when the big supermarkets decide to cut out the local farms from their trade. Inspired by his favourite play Cyrano de Bergerac, Raymond hatches a plan to save his farm and business through the art of theatre. Launching online videos with the help of his neighbour and his loyal chicken Roxane as the star, Raymond finds his once hidden passion for theatre exposed in a bid to save his farm.

★★★★★
"...A BREATH OF FRESH AIR."
- Daily Movies

Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing

Rating: E

Running time: 1hr 21mins

STARTS 16 JAN
Shirley Horrocks’ richly illustrated portrait of the life and career of one of New Zealand’s most important photographers delivers a comprehensive biopic of Peter Peryer.

What begins as a gentle, engaging look at the artist’s life becomes a photography masterclass in style, technique and his broad career subjects of nature, people and place. Always looking for the next shot, Peryer is a photographer who dedicated his life to seeing.

Anyone unfamiliar with his work will become a ready convert through the course of the film. It is an essential homage to the great photographer’s life-long dedication to seeing and creating works of art out of the everyday. - Rebecca McMillan

Frida: Viva La Vida

Rating: E

Running time: TBA

STARTS 30 Jan
Documentary on Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, looking at the woman - fiercely independent and tormented by love - and artist - free from the leashes of her physical bounds. Presented by Asia Argento.

Showcases Kahlo's masterpieces in some of the Mexico's most extraordinary museums, and takes a deep dive into her art of opposites and dualism - pain and pleasure, darkness and light, moon and sun, life in death and death in life.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Rating: M, Offensive language & content that may disturb.

Running time: 1hr 35mins

Colin Burstead (Neil Maskell) has hired a heritage mansion for a New Year's Eve party for his extended family and various hangers-on, with his own wife Val (Sura Dohnke), teenage daughter Fran (Nicole Netlleingham) and infant son Jamie in tow. Colin's mother Sandy (Doon Mackichan) - the family's matriarch - dramatically injures her ankle before she has even crossed the manor house's threshold. Her indebted husband Gordon (Bill Paterson) is desperately trying to secure a life-saving loan that Colin simply will not grant him. Uncle Bertie (Charles Dance) is secretly ill, and knows this might be his last time seeing the clan all together. Meanwhile, self-deceiving Sham (Asim Chaudhry), the son of Sandy's best friends Maya (Sudha Bhuchar) and Nikhil (Vincent Ebrahim), has gatecrashed the party in the hope of winning back his ex-girlfriend Lainey (Sinead Matthews), who is doing the catering.

All these little tensions and dramas are overshadowed by the return of Colin's black sheep brother David (Sam Riley) to the family fold after an absence of five years, along with his German girlfriend Hannah (Alexandra Maria Lara). Invited by Colin's sister Gini (Hayley Squires) against the advice of her husband Warren (Mark Monero), as a surprise for Sandy, David immediately finds himself less than welcome, and not just to his ex-wife Paula (Sarah Baxendale) - but over the course of the evening, his presence will shift the family's power dynamics.

★★★★★ - Culture whisper
“Breathlessly funny with fast and seething insults, uniquely crafted to every character.”

★★★★ – Empire
“biting, bitter, irreverent and funny.”

★★★★ - Scotsman
“A nightmarish vision of familial disharmony...”

- The Guardian
“Every minute of this film has something of interest, every frame is well composed.”

Beats

Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language & drug use

Running time: 1hr 41mins

STARTS Thurs 6 Feb

1994, a small town in central Scotland.

Best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions – Johnno’s family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future. But this summer is going to be different for them, and for the country.

The explosion of the free party scene and the largest counter-cultural youth movement in recent history is happening across the UK. In pursuit of adventure and escape, the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave. Stealing cash from Spanner’s older brother, under the hazy stewardship of pirate radio DJ D-Man, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and a full-on collision with the forces of law and order.

A universal coming of age story, set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to, BEATS is a story for our time – of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.

The Biggest Little Farm

Rating: E

Running time: 1hr 32mins

STARTS 5 DECEMBER
Hit documentary that follows filmmaker John Chester, his wife and their dog as they chase their dream to set up a sustainable farm - with zero experience.

"It all started with rescue dog, Todd. He just didn’t like living downtown, so cameraman John and caterer Molly decided to up sticks and move to a rundown homestead an hour outside the city. Their aim was to farm in harmony with nature – but the snails, coyotes and bugs etc., had other ideas. Restoring the soil, fighting off infestations, nursing pregnant pigs, coping with fire and drought – it’s all in a day’s work for the determined couple. By year eight, the natural world is rebounding – barn owls, bobcats, gopher snakes and more – and Apricot Lane Farm is alive with infinite possibilities." (Sydney Film Festival)

Mrs Lowry and Son

Rating: PG, Nudity

Running time: 1hr 31mins

STARTS 19 DEC

Artist L.S. Lowry (two-time BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall) pursues his artistic ambitions to the chagrin of his domineering mother (Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave) in this British drama based on the stage play of the same name.

"Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth (Redgrave) actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her." (British Film Council)