Current Films

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

Vox Lux

Rating: R13 Rating - Violence, Offensive Language, Drug Use and Sexual Material

Running time: 1 hr 50 mins

STARTS 21 FEB
Celeste (Natalie Portman) is a pop star on the rise, whose career takes off against the backdrop of a national tragedy. Spanning 18 years, this music drama traces important cultural moments through her eyes. Jude Law and Jennifer Ehle co-star, while Sia and the legendary Scott Walker collaborate on the score. In competition at Venice Film Festival 2018.

Scotch: A Golden Dream

Rating: E

Running time: 1 hr 27 mins

STARTS 21 FEB
Documentary exploring the origin of scotch whisky, how it's made, those who make it, and how the industry thrives today. Directed by Andrew... Peat (how appropriate).

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival

Sat 23rd Feb
6.30pm Emocean + Short films
8.30pm Rail Road + Short films

$16 for one session, $25 for both.

EMOCEAN:
This three-year project evolved from surf flick into a cinematic exploration of our complex relationships with the ocean through the eyes of well known characters such as conservationist Sacha Guggenheimer, Pipe legend Jamie O’Brien, big wave pioneer Jeff Clark, iconic surf filmmaker Paul Witzig, and Pipe photographer Brent Bielmann, as well as others like Dave Kalama, Jamie Mitchell and the MacAulays brus. A love letter to the ocean.

RAIL ROAD: (a link to the trailer is in the review section)
We journey with Nic Von Rupp through Europe by train to relive the old surf trip ethos when surfers took to Kombis, trains and camper vans to trawl this coast to find surfing nirvana. A deviation from packaged surf travel, we meander off the beaten track, and find big, heaving barrels. We discover the northern fringes from Scandinavia to Scotland and more. Good things come to those who have time.



Capharnaum

Rating: M

Running time: 2 hrs 3 mis

STARTS 7 FEB

CAPHARNAÜM is a socially charged story of the will to survive and childhood ingenuity, charged with emotion interlaced with warmth and humour.

After being jailed for committing a violent crime, Zain, a mistreated 12-year-old boy, sues his parents for giving him life. Zain is part of a large family that lives hand to mouth in a crammed, crumbling apartment. The kids work instead of attend school as their parents cannot afford it. When his 11-year-old sister is sold into marriage out of desperation, Zain flees his troubled family in the hope of finding a better life. An illegal Ethiopian worker, Rahil, takes pity on Zain while he is wandering the streets begging. She takes him to her shanty house where she lives with her baby, Yonas, and lovingly cares for Zain in a way his parents never did. Zain is suddenly left as Yonas’ sole caretaker when Rahil disappears, and is forced to resort to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

Director Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?) cast non-professional actors from backgrounds similar to their characters, resulting in authentic and extraordinary performances that you will not forget.

Border

Rating: R16 Sex scenes, nudity, violence, sexual abuse themes & content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 48 mins

STARTS 15 FEB
Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.

Two-Lane Blacktop

ONE NIGHT ONLY - Tuesday 26 Feb, 7pm, $10

Playing as our debut film for the monthly FAR OUT film nights - last Tuesday of the month for something classic, cult, or just plain cool.

Two-Lane Blacktop - A quixotic cross country road race between dapper sociopath playboy Warren Oates driving a showroom GTO and ultra-laconic protogrunge hippie gearheads James Taylor and Dennis Wilson behind the wheel of their primer grey souped-up '55 Chevy.

The Guilty

Rating: M Offensive language & content that may disturb

Running time: 1 hr 25 mins

STARTS 28 FEB

Jakob Cedergren (Submarino) anchors this Danish thriller about an emergency services phone operator that won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance.

"A sympathetic ear and willingness to help is what you expect when you dial 000. That’s not what happens when Asger Holm (Cedergren) answers. “It’s your own fault, isn’t it?” he tells one caller. But this demoted cop with a bad attitude springs attentively to life after receiving a call from Iben, a distressed mother who claims she’s been kidnapped by her violent ex-husband. Gustav Möller’s mightily impressive first feature delivers breath-quickening suspense without ever leaving the claustrophobic confines of Asger’s office."

The Price of Everything

Rating: Exempt

Running time: 1 hr 45 min

STARTS 8 MARCH
Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated documentary examining the dynamics at play in pricing blue chip art pieces.

"Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million — but what forces are driving the white-hot art market? Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? What currency adequately measures art’s value? The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions and explore what society loses and gains when art becomes a rich person’s commodity." (Sundance Film Festival)