COMING SOON


DAFFODILS 
Drama, Musical, Romance | 93mins | Rating: M Offensive language | New Zealand

 A love story unlike anything you've heard before 

New Zealand musical romance inspired by a true story and adapted from a stage show, featuring reworkings of classic Kiwi songs from the likes of Crowded House, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Darcy Clay and the Mint Chicks. Starring Rose McIver, George Mason and Kimbra, and from the award-winning director of Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses.

Leaving her dying father’s bedside, singer Maisie (Kimbra) rushes to perform at an indie music gig in town. But as she sings the opening song, it’s hard for her to ignore the heartfelt story she’s just been told – the story of how her dad met and fell in love with her mother, and how it all devastatingly fell apart. As the night goes on, we see the love story of Eric (Mason) and Rose (McIver) through Maisie's eyes. From the time they meet in Hamilton in 1966 to their separation in the 1980s, we follow the bittersweet nuances of a couple’s life, expressed with contemporary re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand hit songs 

Sunday 5 May 7 pm  ** Boutique Night **
Saturday 11 May 7 pm
Wednesday 15 May 1 pm

 


WHERE HANDS TOUCH  ** MOTHER'S DAY **
Drama, Romance, War, Historical | 122 mins | Rating: M Violence, sex scenes & nudity | UK

 Award-winning filmmaker Amma Asante (Belle) directs Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) in this story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

"Rudesheim, the Rhineland, 1944. Lenya (Stenberg) has come of age during the chaos of war. Her mother (Abbie Cornish) has done her best to protect Lenya, but the racist credo of National Socialism has rendered her a pariah for the colour of her skin. Yet youthful ardour can bloom in the most unlikely places: Lenya is in love with Lutz (George MacKay), a young Nazi. Lutz toes the party line when it comes to antisemitism yet remains drawn to Lenya despite Nazi revulsion at the thought of a Black German. When that revulsion escalates to direct threat to her survival, Lenya and Lutz must face the seemingly inevitable outcome of their impossibly fraught romance." (Toronto International Film Festival. 

Sunday 12 May 7 pm
Friday 17 May 7 pm
Wednesday 22 May 1 pm


SHAZAM
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Blockbuster | 2 hrs 12 mins  | Rating: M Violence | USA

Just say the word!

Captain Marvel* - the boy given abilities to become an adult superhero in times of need - enters the DC Cinematic Universe. Young Billy Batson finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam - the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Zachary Levi stars.

*yes, both DC and Marvel comics have a character named Captain Marvel, but only Marvel Studios has the rights to the name.

Saturday 4 May  7 pm
Friday 10 May 7 pm
Sunday 19 May 7 pm


THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART
Action, Adventure, Animated, Blockbuster | 1 hr 47 mins | Rating: PG Violence USA, Australia, Denmark, Canada

Trolls director Mike Mitchell helms this sequel to the smash-hit original, with Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum among the stellar cast.

LEGO DUPLO® invaders come from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Pratt), Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. 

Saturday 4 May 1 pm


THE HEART DANCES **ART HOUSE **
Documentary, Festival & Independent | 1 hr 39 mins | Rating: PG | New Zealand

Director Rebecca Tansley (Crossing Rachmaninoff) examines the Royal New Zealand Ballet adaptation of Jane Campion classic The Piano.

"Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček and his twin brother and designer, Otto are stars in the European dance world, creators of vital, innovative contemporary ballets. Rebecca Tansley follows them from Prague to Aotearoa as they take up an invitation from the Royal New Zealand Ballet to expand their adaptation, made in Germany in 2015, of Jane Campion’s film. Tansley’s documentary feasts on the sheer beauty of the Bubeníčeks’ work – the music, the theatricality, the costumes, the suite of achingly expressive pas de deux at the heart of the piece." (New Zealand International Film Festival) 

Wednesday 22 May 7 pm
Wednesday 29 May 1 pm


THE CHILLS: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF MARTIN PHILIPPS
Documentry, Music, Festival & Independence | 1 hr 35 mins | TBA New Zealand

Documentarians Julia Parnell (New Zealand) and Robb Curry (UK) tell the cautionary story of musician Martin Phillipps and his legendary band, The Chills.

"Martin Phillipps came tantalisingly close to conquering the international musical world with his band The Chills, but instead fell into decades of debt and addiction in his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand. At 54, he’s been given a dire medical prognosis, forcing him to face his demons and realise his musical ambitions before it’s too late. This intimate portrait follows the eccentric Martin as he reconciles a lifetime’s worth of curious collections, looks back on a catalogue of heavenly pop hits and relives his place in the iconic Flying Nun and Dunedin sound. With a startling sense of humour even in the blackest moments, we bare witness to one man’s universal battle with the fear of failure and the jarring reality of his own mortality." (SXSW Film Festival) 

Saturday 18 May  7 pm
Friday 24 May 7 pm
Wednesday 29 7 pm

 

MISSING LINK
Adventure, Animated, Comedy | 1 hr 34 mins | Rating PG: Violence

One adventure links us all

Animated adventure comedy from Laika Studios (ParaNorman, Coraline). Tired of solitude in the Pacific Northwest, the 8-foot-tall, 630lb fur-covered creature known as Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) strikes a deal with explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) - if Lionel can use Link to prove to the world he exists, in return he will help the Link find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Also features Zoe Saldana as Adelina Fortnight, an adventurer who has the map to Shangri-La. 

Saturday 18 May 1 pm


POMS
Comedy | 1 hr 49 mins | Rate TBA

Its never to late to chase a dream

Diane Keaton moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman in this uplifting comedy.

Friday 31 May 7 pm


Supporting Tech Week 2019 in New Zealand we will be screening the following movies.

INSIDE OUT 
Animated, Kids & Family | 1 hr 22mins | Rating: G | USA 

From Disney/Pixar and the director of Up, a film set inside a little girl's head where five emotions - Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness - try to guide her through life.

Eleven-year-old Riley is your typical boisterous kid, but the anthropomorphic emotions that keep things ticking in the control room of her mind have their work cut out for them when her family uproots itself and moves cross-country to San Francisco. Things take an even more complex turn when Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) find themselves stranded far across the vast terrain of Riley's mind and have to return before her imbalanced emotions make an irreversible impact. 

SATURDAY 25 MAY 1 PM

THE MATRIX 1999

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction | 2 hrs 16 mins | Rating: M contains medium level violence USA, Australia 

The Wachowski brothers' modern sci-fi classic. Computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) unplugs from the virtual reality of the so called real world to battle and overthrow mankind’s mechanical overlords. 

 SATURDAY  25 May 7 PM


AVENGERS: END GAME
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Blockbuster | 3 hrs 1  min | Rating: M Violence USA

The fourth Avengers movie, and direct sequel to 2018's Infinity War. This will be the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Infinity War, Civil War, Captain America: Winter Soldier) 

Sunday 26 May 7 pm