It’s impossible to measure how influential 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is. Taken from the dawn of man to the end of consciousness, through beautiful compositions, an unforgettable score, and pioneering special effects, we are witness to an all-encompassing vision that must be seen to be believed.
R18+High level violence
50th Anniversary Screening We follow that pack of ultra-violent, sadistic, perverse Droogs, and their especially-so leader Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell, in a career-defining performance): much like Anthony Burgess’ novel upon which it is based, this was a hugely controversial release, widely banned and even withdrawn from circulation at Kubrick’s behest after being cited in a string of copycat crimes. Groundbreaking spectacle you can’t take your eyes off. Join us in the foyer for a glass of milk and a spot of Beethoven.
This terrific new comedy of manners is about two couples whose loyalties to each other are unexpectedly tested. 40-something Lea (Bérénice Bejo) works in retail, and is happily married to Marc (Vincent Cassel). Lea has long been considered a dreamer by her know-it-all best friend Karine (Florence Foresti), who seems content enough with her life with gentle giant Francis (François Damiens) and their two kids. But something is about to upset the intricate balance of this quartet – Lea has written a book which a major publisher is interested in. Great things seem assured, if only her friends and husband can handle it…
A documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar Aalto. The film shares for the first time the intimate love story of Alvar and his architect wife, Aino Aalto. It takes the viewer on a cinematic tour to their creative processes and iconic buildings all over the world. We visit their most beautiful buildings in Finland, a library in Russia, a student dormitory at MIT, an art collector´s private house near Paris – and many other unique places. We learn about the colourful history of modernism and meet along the way the Rockefellers, Le Corbusier, and László Moholy-Nagy. This charming documentary organically combines entertainment and knowledge, contemporary film material and rare unforeseen footage. We hear the protagonists talking intimately in their love letters and see Alvar´s heartbreaking drawings of his wife on her deathbed. The film is based on profound research and narrated by the eyewitnesses and top researchers from all over the world.
MA15+Horror violence and strong sex scene
40th Anniversary Screening While Rick Baker’s makeup effects made this film a marvel upon first release (proof of how the practical can stand the test of time), it is a carefully calibrated mix of comedy and chills that has John Landis’ Hollywood, folk-horror masterpiece feeling fresh to this day.
Teacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy) has been looking forward to a weekend away with her lover Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe). However, her plans are scuttled when his wife whisks him away to hike the Cévennes mountains, and Antoinette, having impulsively decided to follow, is left to face the wilderness alone but for her self-resilience and stubborn donkey Patrick. This charming and poignant comedy was a box-office smash in its native France.
PGAdult themes, sexual references, medium level violence
Kubrick beautifully interprets a sense of 18th century decadence through pioneering cinematography, lush design, and a cast of thousands, each a crucial part of one of his underappreciated classics, a sardonic tale of an end of an era, of excess and opulence and moral decay.
R18+Medium level sex scenes, Medium level violence, Drug use
Grounded in strong characters, bold themes, and subtle storytelling, BOOGIE NIGHTS was an auteur-making film for director P.T. Anderson, celebrated for its ensemble cast, with career-best performances from both Burt Reynold and Mark Wahlberg, alongside the marvelous Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and William H. Macy.
This delicious documentary follows a group of chefs who take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of Haifa. The feel-good – and extremely appetising – message of the film is clear: Arabs and Jews should unite over their shared love of food rather than fighting. Featuring freshly chopped Israeli/Arab salad, exquisite mussakhan (Palestinian roast chicken) and kreplach (Jewish dumplings) made to perfection, Breaking Bread is a mouth-watering film about hope, collaboration and exotic fare.
A seriously ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist.
MA15+Strong coarse language
In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. The whistle is blown, and one revelation after another uncovers a vast health-care fraud. This documentary provides unprecedented access to a new health-minister's attempts to reform a corrupt system, and the obstacles he's faced. Winner of over 20 awards, and selected as Romania’s Academy Awards entry for Best International Film, COLLECTIVE follows journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials in its uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
MMature themes and coarse language
Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women’s promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
War comes home as four city-slickers venture into deepest, darkest Georgia, rowing into the unknown and encountering a rural nightmare of backwater guerillas desperate to defend their stake in the wilderness. Unflinchingly directed, Deliverance exemplified the fresh extremity of a new era of filmmaking (while propelling Burt Reynolds to cinema superstardom).
MA15+Strong horror themes and violence
The sequel nobody asked for and seemingly nobody saw was nonetheless universally praised, with criticism especially positive for this new, extended director’s cut. Presented as a special addition to the program, to judge just how thoroughly indebted this new breed of horror filmmakers are to Kubrick’s THE SHINING.
PGMild themes and coarse language
Experience the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community. Also starring Damian Lewis.
One of contemporary cinema’s most exciting and award-winning directors, the remarkable Pablo Larraín ('No', 'Jackie', 'Neruda') unites Gael García Bernal with striking newcomer Mariana Di Girolamo in EMA, an immersive and incendiary new drama about art, desire, performance and family, set in the vibrant dance world of the port city of Valparaíso, Chile. Free-spirited, platinum-blonde Ema (Di Girolamo) is a beguiling, stubborn and fiercely talented young dancer and teacher. Her insatiable passion lies in the sexy reggaetón music she and her friends dance to on the city’s streets; she’s forged a career as part of an experimental modern ensemble overseen by her husband, demanding choreographer Gastón (Bernal). The couple is reeling from a crisis: they’ve just returned their adopted 12-year-old son Polo back to child services, after the troubled boy set fire to their home and injured Ema’s sister. The couple’s agonising decision spins the marriage into chaos, but the guilt-ridden Ema refuses to let go, and sets out on a strange, secretive, and fearless quest to reunite her family… Interspersing sequences of stunning choreography with a gripping and ingeniously structured narrative of seduction and manipulation, all set to an immersive electronic score by Nicholas Jaar, Larraín’s mesmerising film hinges on Di Girolamo’s extraordinary performance: tender, volatile, physical and fully alive. The result is unforgettable.
R18+High impact sex scenes, themes and drug use
Inspired by 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’s cerebral flight, one of the greatest interpretations of a profoundly influential film. Shot from the point-of-view of a drug dealer in Tokyo, we inhabit his thoughts, his DMT trips, and his ascension to a celestial plane as he hovers at the edge of death. Extreme doesn’t begin to cut it—you don’t want to miss this on the big screen.
R18+High-level sex scenes
While seen by some upon first release as a disappointment, Kubrick’s final film has undergone a hard-fought reassessment in recent years. Set over a night of secret debauchery and starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (the strained coupling propelling incredible performances), was this film a misunderstood classic? A victim of unreasonable expectations or studio meddling? We’ll invite you to discuss this with us after the screening.
PGMature themes and mild violence
Kubrick had worked as a photographer, with a couple of documentary shorts under his belt when he lent his precise eye to narrative, and however stretched thin by a shoestring budget and production limitations, his debut remains exacting: an existential and damning anti-war thriller given a panache that previews each of his masterworks.
PGMild themes, violence and coarse language
Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich – but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowner's prized dairy cow. With their scheme landing somewhere between honest ingenuity and pure grift, renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt finds a graceful and deeply moving origin story of America in their unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.
MCoarse language and sexual references
“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but now penniless, things haven't gone as planned. A widow 12 years, the inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight anonymously, cooped up in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and their cat Small Frank—who may or may not be harbouring a dead husband's soul.
50th Anniversary Screening This definitive, gritty British crime thriller set the mold: a cool, tense tale of revenge that cranked Michael Caine’s cockney gangster schtick up to eleven, and the sex and violence up to twelve (the film rated X upon release). Hodge’s debut shocked initial audiences but stands the test of time as a confrontational cult-classic.
Legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder was struck by the lack of a definitive cut of METROPOLIS, and decided to give it his own spin with a fresh restoration, re-edited, beautifully tinted, and tinged with 80s excess. Complete with a soundtrack featuring new selections from Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar, and Adam Ant, this is a silent classic like you’ve never seen it before.
An aspiring photographer rooms with an aspiring writer, the two trying to find art within their career as they are beset by personal and professional tribulation. Independently produced against the limits of budget, it’s likely Kubrick saw himself in both the director and protagonist when he declared it “one of the most interesting American films in a long time”.
Cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using beautiful black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do. In doing so GUNDA takes us into the mystery of animal consciousness, and the role humanity plays in it.
Featuring an all-star Argentinian cast (including Ricardo Darín and his real-life son Chino on screen together for the first time), the new comedy from Sebastián Borensztein (Chinese Take-Away) is a rousing tale of working-class solidarity and collective revenge, based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri (The Secret In Their Eyes). The year is 2001, and Argentina is hitting the lowest point in its great depression. His glory days far behind him, retired soccer star Fermín (Darín senior) now runs a service station in a sleepy provincial town. Hoping to pull his family and their community out of decline, Fermín seeks to convert some abandoned grain silos into a viable storage facility. He convinces friends to invest in the cooperative, but is railroaded by a conniving bank manager into placing their cash into a savings account just as the banks are about to be frozen by the government, rendering their money useless and their plans quashed. For a time things seem only to get worse, until rumours spread of a secret depository containing the cooperative’s pilfered cash and much, much more. With Fermín as their Robin Hood–esque leader, the group conspires to infiltrate the cache, but it’s going to take some serious resolve, a little inspiration, and a lot of luck to pull off this honest-person heist. Revenge has never felt so satisfying – or sweetly ironic.
MA15+Strong themes and coarse language
HERSELF tells the story of Sandra, a young mother who seeks to rebuild her life from scratch, and provide a safe home for her two young daughters. In order to do so, she must escape the grip of a possessive ex-partner, circumnavigate a broken housing system, and bring together a community of friends who can support her and lend a helping hand. HERSELF is led by acclaimed director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady) and emerging Irish actor Clare Dunne, who plays Sandra, and is widely known for her theatre work, including Lloyd’s all-female stage version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV.
This charming comedy was pivotal for Fellini, the first of his films to receive an international release, a sure sense of the master the world would come to know. It stands as one of his best, widely imitated but never matched, an atmospheric and lyrical account of two layabouts and their evening upon the piazza, with all the energy one would expect.
MA15+Strong violence and coarse language
Fred Hampton lead a charged and charismatic campaign as Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, the revolutionary at the height of his potential as his movement is infiltrated by FBI informant William O'Neal. Directed to rise through the ranks and undermine from within, O'Neal must contend with an internal conflict: can he strike at the man he's come to admire and damn his own salvation?
PGMild themes and sexual references, mild violence
Monica Vitti, Jeanne Moreau, and Marcello Mastroianni star as disillusioned artists and alienated lovers, a night in their lives spent slipping-through, circling the empty streets of an abandoned Milan. Sensually photographed with Antonioni’s signature knack for visual modernism.
PGMild themes and infrequent violence
Kubrick considered Ophüls among the master filmmakers and this—a story in three parts, each a decadent experience of pleasure—among his best. A work for which beauty is at the core, 19th century France given lavish life and a sumptuous energy, in a charming adaptation of the work of Guy de Maupassant.
PGMild themes and violence
Directed, written, and starring Chaplin, with a story by Orson Welles, the former Tramp takes a controversial turn as a Bluebeard, knocking off wealthy widows to support his own ailing wife and child. Pitch black and hysterically funny, this is one of his finest outings, in many ways just as strong a commentary as his previous success, THE GREAT DICTATOR
MMature themes and coarse language
Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, a dutifully crafted and intimate portrait of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania, faced with the consequences of an unexpected pregnancy. Isolated, without local support or necessary resources, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) ttreeck across state lines and into New York City, embarking on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery, and compassion.
MMature themes, violence and coarse language
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will...
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
MMature themes, violence, sex, nudity and coarse language
A woman disappeared. After a snowstorm, her car is discovered on a road to a small remote village. While the police don't know where to start, five people are linked to the disappearance. Each one with his or her own secret.
PGMild themes and coarse language
Based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, PERCY follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser, who challenges a major conglomerate when the company's genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer's crops. As he speaks out against the company's business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers' rights and the world's food supply against what they see as corporate greed.
PGAdult themes, medium level violence, and low level coarse language
Exemplifying a new and remarkable era of Australian filmmaking, this chronicle of a St. Valentine’s disappearance—based on Joan Lindsay’s celebrated novel of the same name—is a sensual, fey, and quietly disturbing masterpiece.
MA15+Strong coarse language and violence
From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
R18+High level coarse language, Medium level violence, Drug use
The film that cemented Tarantino as the superstar director of the 90s, of clever pastiche and experimental narrative, is one which owes plenty to THE KILLING. Watch to see all the echoes of Kubrick’s first masterpiece, and experience again what is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time.
MA 15+Strong themes
People across Tokyo are killing themselves, each connected through the internet. A young cohort sets out to uncover the mystery while horror pervades the screen with a slow creep as ghosts invade their lives. But what unsettles the most is the ultra-prescient comment on the net’s unique ability to simultaneously bond and alienate, one which foments a loneliness that could be the end of us all.
MMedium level sex scene, Adult themes, Low level coarse language
Julianne Moore gives a star-turn as housewife Carol White, overcome by suburban malaise manifesting as some unidentifiable, debilitating illness. Without hope for a cure she is consumed by the paranoias of wellness, and a personal-apocalypse unfolds without end. End-of-history horror that alarmingly reflects a contemporary world of paralysing fear-mongering and isolationism.
A monster emerges from Tokyo Bay, an unstoppable force tearing a path of destruction with no time to understand or stop it before it evolves into something far more deadly: Gōjira. Kaiju tradition written within a hardlined rebuke of political incompetence in the face of disaster from Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Hideaki Anno with Godzilla alum and Attack on Titan director Shinji Higuchi. Picture of the Year, Japan Academy Prize 2017.
MMature themes and coarse language
Avant-garde punk duo and couple Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together in their RV, travelling gig to gig to amped crowds and rattled eardrums. Suddenly Ruben, the band’s passionate drummer, loses his hearing. His world is upended as he’s left in a fog—a credit to the film’s delicate sound design—as past wounds threaten to fester.
A love letter to the joys and pleasures of champagne.
It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.
MThe content is moderate in impact
A couple’s long-weekend retreat is interrupted by a nuclear whistleblower, dosed with radiation from a spill which threatens to poison the earth. His company is only interested in cover-up and they’re soon on his tail with a band of mercenaries and a few souped up cars. Ausploitation with a chemical glow, and an often overlooked thriller as kinetic as Mad Max.
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was critical of his beloved Saudi Arabia and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies. On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and never came out. His fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together clues to his brutal murder—and in their dogged quest for truth, they expose a global cover-up perpetrated by the very country he loved. With exclusive access to the Turkish government’s evidence; to Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz; and to Khashoggi’s close friend and fellow Saudi insurgent, Omar Abdulaziz, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel unearths hidden secrets in this real-life international thriller that will continue to rock the world long after the headlines have faded away. Chillingly powerful and heartbreakingly candid, The Dissident is an intimate portrait of a man who sacrificed everything for freedom of speech. With this cogent film, Fogel joins a cadre of dreamers across the globe who refuse to squelch the life’s work of an intrepid rebel, who, even after death, is defying those who sought to silence him forever.
Jan Troell adapts Vilhelm Moberg’s seminal work of Swedish identity, tracking an epic passage from provincial poverty to a life in the new world, the search for fresh and fertile land in 19th century Minnesota. Starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, this tragic and beautiful tale was nominated for an Academy Award in both Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
MDrug themes, violence and coarse language
A translator working for the police gets involved in the other side of drug dealing.
PGMild themes and violence
Kubrick’s sophomore outing is widely considered the first for which he came into his own: by his account, his first mature film. A knotty noir as tightly wound as it is written depicts a high-stakes heist shot with the auteur’s characteristic sharpness. Playing out across multiple perspectives with a sterling array of character talent, if there is a film which defines the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, this is the one.
PGMild themes and sexual references
The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) journeys through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?
G Very mild themes
Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. He is recruited by a private investigator who needs someone to infiltrate a retirement home for a client who suspects her mother is being abused. However, Sergio is 83, not 007, and not an easy trainee when it comes to technology and espionage. But he is a keen student, looking for ways to distract himself after recently losing his wife. While gathering intelligence, Sergio grows close to several residents and realises that the menacing truth beneath the surface is not what anyone suspected. Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, THE MOLE AGENT is a stylish combination of observational documentary and a hilarious and heart-warming spy movie. A unique meditation on compassion and loneliness that will infiltrate your heart and never let go.
MMature themes and coarse language
This documentary follows an unlikely friendship, between Barbora Kyslikova, an Oslo-based artist, and her new muse: the man who robbed her. While those paintings were never recovered, she sought out a new subject in thief Karl-Bertil, and their portraiture process provides an intimate insight through a remarkable relationship’s unexpected twists of fate, one which exemplifies the power of human connection.
In the latest film from Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour (dir. Wadjda), an ambitious young doctor at a small-town clinic in Saudi decides to run for her local city elections. Confronted with the restriction of women’s traditional roles at every turn, her audacious candidacy challenges her conservative community in this eye-opening tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.
This Dickensian ghost story speaks to myth and morality, a confrontation with Death leading the path to redemption. Generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema (with reverberations across the world), THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE remains notable for its innovative storytelling and astonishing visual effects—all created in-camera.
MA15+Strong violence, horror theme
Alone, snowed in at an abandoned hotel, can one family handle the stress and strain of isolation? Especially when exacerbated by psychic powers, malicious ghosts, and a history of bloody violent murder? A pillar of horror filmmaking, infused with a menacing mystique that still compels viewers to their own madness. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so relax, come see some classic cinema.
PGMature themes, sexual references
Based on the diaries of Adèle Hugo, daughter of the celebrated Victor Hugo, Truffaut’s film tells of her obsessive, unrequited love for a military officer and the pursuing downfall, wrought ecstatic in madness and mania. Stars Isabelle Adjani with an incredibly ferocious performance.
A genius scientist suffers from violent seizures and seeks an experimental new procedure that will implant intelligent electrodes into his brain. However, they only seem to exacerbate his ailment, the violence becomes homicidal, and visions of a computer uprising plague his mind. A production tormented by studio meddling, with a UK release hampered before Kubrick came roaring to its defence: “it’s terrific!”
R18+High level horror violence
Picking up the wrong hitchhiker, clueless yuppies find themselves struck by outland terror in this truly grimy piece of cinema—Tobe Hooper’s seminal splatter masterpiece has been often emulated, but never bettered. Watch as Leatherface tries in vain to understand: where do these people keep coming from?
MMature themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references
From writer/director Régis Roinsard (Populaire), this ingenious new whodunit is an Agathe Christie-style mystery in the vein of recent hit Knives Out, centring on nine international language experts who have been hired to translate the final book of a Dragon Tattoo-esque trilogy into their native tongues for its global release. With the stakes so high, the supercilious publisher (Lambert Wilson) has them on lock-down until the task is completed. So when the first ten pages leak online, eveyone’s a suspect.
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody's point of view, including Madeleine's family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine's daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.
Valerie Taylor is a living legend and icon in the underwater world. A glamorous shark hunter in the 1950s, she was a champion slayer with ruthless aim before a personal epiphany transformed her into a passionate marine conservationist – notably for the ocean’s scariest creature, the shark. Long before anyone else, Valerie dared to get close. This is her incredible true story, swimming against the tide of human misconception of sharks and putting herself on the front line for sharks for over 70years. Featuring a stranger than fiction script, the making of Jaws, a magnetic heroine, and that most charismatic and terrifying of screen creatures, sharks; this powerful and visually sumptuous 90-minute feature documentary draws on incredible re-mastered film footage captured over 50 years. Valerie’s astonishing bravery underwater will change the way we perceive sharks once and for all. Through her life’s arc, we go on a journey of new understandings, from fearing to respect and awe of these complex, often misunderstood creatures. Valerie Taylor is a marine maverick, a fearless diver, and pioneering conservationist who used herself as shark bait, and dared to befriend even the legendary great white sharks. This formidable woman forged her own adventure story in a male dominated world, and succeeded. Valerie’s passion to change the human perceptions of sharks transformed scientific knowledge and our understandings of these magnificent apex predators forever. This is her story.
MHigh level coarse language, Medium level violence, Drug use
While at first glance a strange inclusion among Kubrick’s favourite films, WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP reveals itself to be a lost gem. Much like our two lead characters (Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson), the film displays a constant kinetic energy, all the while maintaining an easy, laid-back charm.
Antonioni’s only Hollywood film is a uniquely subversive portrait of existential alienation against the end of the radical ‘60s: so much so, it was buried upon release. Two lost-souls meet in Death Valley, their rebellious spirit naive and waning, but constructive in the face of what Antonioni sees as a violence inherently American, within both direct brutality and seductive consumerism. Can the ground hold, or does it all threaten to blow?