Current Films

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

Nobody Has to Know

Rating: M, Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 30mins

An engrossing drama about one man’s amnesia and the love story that rewrites his past.

We rely on our memories to tell us the story of who we are. If those memories vanish, whose stories will take their place? Phil (Lanners), a middle-aged Belgian farmhand working on a remote Scottish island suffers amnesia following a stroke.

Phil’s boss’s daughter, Millie (Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley) helps him acclimate back to his life and rekindle their romance.

There’s just one hitch: did that romance ever exist in the first place?

Escape From Mogadishu

Rating: R13 Violence & content that may disturb

Running time: 2hrs 1min

In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a diplomatic skirmish between North and South Korea breaks out on the African continent over the latter's campaign to join the United Nations.

In 1991, three years after the opening of a South Korean embassy, Somalia's capital Mogadishu is engulfed in civil war, leaving the South Korean diplomats trapped. The North Korean embassy, meanwhile, faces the same situation.

The diplomats of these two nations, who in the outside world are sworn enemies, become targets for the hails of bullets fired by both Somali government forces and the rebels in the chaos of civil war. Risking their lives, they embark on a joint escape.

"Propulsive and intelligently written" - Variety

"Propelled by a naturally cinematic true story, the thriller blends action with humor and heart to crowd-pleasing effect." - Deadline

“With stellar performances from everyone involved, it's easy to become wholly engaged by a blockbuster like Escape from Mogadishu." - Film Inquiry

After Yang

Rating: PG, Coarse language

Running time: 1hr 41mins

When his young daughter's beloved companion (an android named Yang) malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers that life has been passing by in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.

The Big Bike Film Night

Rating: Exempt

Running time: 2 hrs +

SCREENING FOR JUST 2 NIGHTS - MAY Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th 7pm
TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR BOTH NIGHTS
The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.
Showcasing over 2 hours of content that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!
This year’s treasure chest of films includes one rider’s colourful adventure through dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons; a small Hawkes Bay school’s ambitious plan to create a sustainable way to increase students hauora (a Māori philosophy of health and well-being); three friends mission to the centre of South America on a treacherous 2500-kilometre bike and raft trip; a camp designed for female athletes to ride together and progress together; a group of young rowdies expressing their individuality through uni-cycling; a bicycle that is transformed into a work of art; a trail builders' creative expression coming to life before your very eyes; a fixie rider's obsession with speed, AND one man’s journey from India to Germany on a tandem bike, who on his way picks up strangers to inform them about modern day slavery; ALL in the mix!!
Previous attendees’ comments over the years’:-
“These are fantastic films from around the world, and always worth watching. A great night out.”
"Go! You will be entertained and inspired!!”
“What a night, it was full of endless inspirational bicyclists, builders and bonkers people!! If you’ve forgotten what fun looks like.. go watch these films!!”

NATIONAL COMPETITION
Along with these films to make you fizz.... you could win BIG!
Purchase a ticket to any New Zealand screening and many, many thanks to our Presenting Partner Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand you’ll go in the draw to win one of four epic Great Ride holidays, including the Grand Prize, which includes return flights for two to Queenstown, biking the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, and more! Entrants also get the chance to win holidays on Taupō’s Great Lake Trails, the Timber Trail and Mountains to Sea Ngā Ara Tūhono cycle trail.
Ground Effect Cycle Clothing, Shockcraft Suspension, and the Craters Classic prizes are also up to win through our National Competition.

THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT is exempt from classification, but the films are suitable for the entire family and would obtain PG ratings. ** If you are a parent bringing younger bike riders along, our finale film deals with human trafficking and modern day slavery so it could be an opportune time to bring this issue up with them, and how to respond.

The Punk Singer

Rating: Doco

Running time: 1hr 21mins

FAR OUT! presents:

THE PUNK SINGER
a film about Kathleen Hanna

TUESDAY 31 MAY

1hr 21 min

$10 CASH at the door
doors at 5:30 show at 6:30
Booking Recomended


Meet legend Kathleen Hanna: leading light of the 1990’s feminist riot grrrl movement, DIY zine maker and singer of the band Bikini Kill (and later on Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin) and still a creative, musical and political force to be reckoned with. Boasting ample archive footage including electrifying performances and insightfully intimate interviews, the film covers Hanna's battles against sexism, press misrepresentation, and (in its later stages) Lyme disease, all of which she confronts head on as obstacles to be overcome in order to get her voice heard.

Her spirit and fury can only be matched by her humour and her charm.


A Hero

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 2hrs 7mins

Grand Prix winner at Cannes 2021 from renowned filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), following a man in prison because of unpaid debt. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw the complaint.

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Rating: M nudity

Running time: 1hr 33mins

One of the great masters of photography, the German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton made a name for himself exploring the female form.

Through candid interviews with Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour, Claudia Schiffer, Marianne Faithfull, and Newton's Australian wife June, this documentary captures his legacy and seeks to answer questions.

The film features Newton's own home movies, archival footage (including a pointed exchange with Susan Sontag) and, of course, scores of iconic Newton photographs. The result: a wildly entertaining portrait of a controversial genius.

"A fascinating film." - The Guardian

"An engaging and surprisingly playful documentary about the man who was arguably the most transgressive photographer to emerge from the 1960s and '70s..." - Variety

Haute Couture

Rating: M, Offensive language

Running time: 1hr 41mins

STARTS 2 JUNE
Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 year old woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade. She sees in her the opportunity to pass on her skills, the craft of dressmaking, her only wealth. In the frenetic world of Haute Couture, Esther will give Jade la beauté du geste, a way to reach beyond herself.

“Like dresses made of brilliant rare fabrics, Haute Couture is a beautiful film" – Cineserie.

Sundown

Rating: TBC

Running time: 1hr 23mins

STARTS 9 JUNE
Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist) lead this slow-burn suspense drama from the writer-director of New Order, nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and Best Film at the London Film Festival. Co-stars Samuel Bottomley (Get Duked!) and Albertine Kotting McMillan (A Very British Scandal).

Neil (Roth) and Alice Bennett (Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Bottomley, McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore.

Lanuna: A Yak in the Classroom

Rating: PG Course language

Running time: 1hr 50mins

STARTS 16 JUNE
A disillusioned school teacher is transferred to the most remote classroom in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan glaciers. In a classroom with no electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains.

Diana's Wedding

Rating: R13 Offensive language and sexual references

Running time: 1hr 30mins

STARTS 17 JUNE
It’s July 29, 1981. In the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Lady Diana Spencer marries Prince Charles. The same day, another celebration takes place in the canteen of a Norwegian small-town factory. It’s the newly-weds LIV and TERJE’S wedding party. In the pram lies their new-born daughter, DIANA, who, like her famous namesake, will be facing a lot of chaos in the years to come thanks to her parents.

The wedding, and following years, are less glamorous than the royal counterpart, but indisputably much more fun. Through the eyes of Diana, we witness the rollercoaster of her parent’s marriage. To her, they are the worst parents in the world. Miles away from doing a decent job, constantly fighting yet still in love by the time Diana is preparing for her own marriage 30 years later.

★★★★ "A film humming with vitality and performances so gloriously uninhibited" - The Sydney Morning Herald

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Rating: Exempt - doco

Running time: 1hr 30mins

PREVIEW SCREENING 24 JUNE
SEASON STARTS 7 JULY
Portrait on Sir Hekenukumai Busby, an honoured icon who went above and beyond to help reclaim the lost art of traditional Māori voyaging.

"For Māori, the canoe underpins our culture. We once built waka/canoes from giant trees and sailed the vast Pacific by the stars. These arts were lost to us for 600 years. Then the stars re-aligned and three men from far flung islands revived our place as the greatest navigators on the planet, a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyages on the world map." (Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival)