Current Films

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

Ailos Journey

Rating: E

Running time: 1hr 26mins

STARTS 14 NOVEMBER
A PERFECT FAMILY MOVIE
Narrated by Golden Globe winner, Donald Sutherland, this is the incredible story of Ailo, the little reindeer.

This uplifting tale follows the journey of baby Ailo as he navigates his first year of life in the snowy landscapes of a picturesque Lapland. Frail and vulnerable, Ailo must learn to walk, run, leap and hide to ensure he survives the long, treacherous journey with the herd.

Ailo's Journey is an inspirational story, in which a bleak wilderness is warmed by a mother's endless love as she watches over Ailo in his incredible adventures with other creatures of the Arctic.

"Halfway between the classic animal documentary and a Disney story with its colorful characters, Ailo's Journey is a family adventure that will delight young audiences."
- CitaZine

Armstrong

Rating: PG Violence

Running time: 1hr 40mins

STARTS 7 NOV
The mission you know. The man you don't.

Harrison Ford narrates this documentary on Neil Armstrong's life story, from his childhood in Ohio to his trip to the Moon—and beyond.

With the support of the Armstrong family, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that came with his extraordinary fame.

Maiden

Rating: M, Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 33mins

STARTS 24 OCT
Documentary on sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

"In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being dismissed and belittled as the only woman on the seafaring crews she’d participated in. Setting her sights on the upcoming Whitbread Round the World Race — a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle — Tracy assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and entered the competition. As they weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, this inspiring group of women had to rely on their own pure resilience—and each other—to prove the naysayers and skeptics wrong. What they hadn’t quite expected, however, was how their expedition would come to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line." (Sundance Film Festival)

Yuli

Rating: M, Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 51mins

Superstar ballet dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta shares and explores his life story, culminating at the peak of dance. Reenactments of his childhood sit alongside Acosta's life depicted in dance, with Acosta himself captured as onscreen choreographer and director, and even playing his own father.

Animals

Rating: R16, Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language109 minsUK, Australia, Ireland

Running time: 1hr 49mins

Fresh from sell out sessions at the NZFF
Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel) and Alia Shawkat (TV's Arrested Development) are drinking buddies at a crossroads in life in this dramedy based on Emma Jane Unsworth's novel.

"Would-be writer Laura (Grainger) and her free-spirited bestie Tyler (Shawkat) share a messy Dublin apartment and a hearty appetite for booze, Molly, and one-night stands. Yet when Laura falls for Jim (Fra Fee), a charming but straitlaced classical pianist, Tyler worries that the party may soon be over ... Animals explores the long hangover between adolescence and adulthood through a bittersweet tale of two friends growing up and growing apart." (Sundance Film Festival)

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

Rating: TBA

Running time: 1hr 31mins

STARTS 21 NOV

Helen Mirren presents ANNE FRANK: PARALLEL STORIES, marking the 90th birthday of Anne Frank. One secret diary. One imaginary friend. The moving testimony of five survivors.

In this very special cinema event, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren retraces Anne’s life through the pages of her remarkable and enlightening diary, and through the lives of five woman who, as teenage girls, were also deported to concentration camps but escaped the Holocaust.

Made in collaboration with Anne Frank Fonds (established by Anne’s father Otto Frank in 1963), ANNE FRANK: PARALLEL STORIES is a moving and timely ode to the strength of the human spirit in the face of great adversity – and the importance of keeping memory and history alive for future generations.

Hillary: Ocean to Sky

Rating: E

Running time: 1hr 46mins

STARTS 21 NOVEMBER

Going beyond his Mt. Everest moment, this documentary on Kiwi legend Sir Edmund Hillary explores the journey he considered his greatest—boating through India's River Ganges in its entirety.

This was the only Hillary expedition that was ever comprehensively filmed, occuring two years after the tragic death of his wife and youngest daughter in an air crash. For Sir Ed and his son Peter Hillary, it was also a healing journey. But it almost ended tragically with the near death and rescue of Sir Ed himself. The expedition is recounted by Peter Hillary as well as many of Sir Ed Hillary's best friends who were on the journey.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Running time: 1hr 55mins

Tuesday 26 November

FAR OUT! Film Night Presents:
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975)
1 hr 55 min

$10 Cash - Bar open at 6:00pm, film at 7:00 pm

In the early 1900's a girls boarding school class are treated to a picnic field trip at an unusual volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it several girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realises the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

"A film of haunting mystery and buried sexual hysteria... it employs two of the hallmarks of modern Australian films: beautiful cinematography and stories about the chasm between settlers from Europe and the mysteries of their ancient new home." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

95% On Rotten Tomatoes

Picnic at Hanging Rock was a commercial and critical success, and helped draw international attention to the then-emerging Australian New Wave of cinema. In 2018 The film was adapted to a television mini-series of the same name.