“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Guy Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”
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The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, "Avengers: Endgame."
Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
Expect an epic one man show, celebrating the music from the most influential artist of the decade.
All of your favourite Ed Sheeran songs performed under a light show in various theatres and arts centres around Australia, ensuring the best possible audio and visual experience!
The blue wonder on the big screen—the Int. OCEAN FILM TOUR presents the captivating sea in all its diversity and beauty. This exclusive program consists of six visually stunning documentary films and has a total runtime of two hours.
The International OCEAN FILM TOUR takes the viewer on a wondrous voyage of the cosmic ocean, well beyond ordinary cinema. The protagonists rollick on and under the water, showing what’s possible with a board under
their feet, daringly defying the forces of nature, and arousing a desire to heed the call of the sea. Every year, the International OCEAN FILM TOUR also promotes an environmental policy focus, providing inspiring messages
to take action and protect our natural resources.
Beginning in March 2018, the International OCEAN FILM TOUR Vol. 5 will embark on a world tour with over 130 events across Europe, Australia, and the U.S.
Our Evening Screening sees the doors open at 7pm and kicks off at 7.30pm.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
An intimate story of the birth of indigenous cinema told from the perspective of Merata’s son Hepi Mita. The sudden death of pioneering Māori filmmaker Merata Mita in 2010 led her son on a journey to uncover a story of a mother’s love that changed the landscape of indigenous participation in film forever. As a film archivist Hepi uncovers never before seen footage and shares deep personal accounts of her life that led her to blaze the trail for many indigenous voices we celebrate today; Warick Thorndon, Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo and Zoe Hopkins to name a few. This film is an important historical account of a movement we owe our indigenous voice to. Merata was the first Māori woman to write and direct a narrative feature in 1988 titled MAURI. Merata’s political films highlighted the injustices for Māori people during the 1980’s and often divided the country. She became an international hero with her work but considered a domestic nuisance. Merata worked across the globe and for various respected organisations including the BBC and National Geographic. She directed on Hollywood sets, interviewed Robert Mugabe and followed Louis Farakhan, there was nothing she was afraid of especially if it meant a voice for the voiceless. She was fearless. But the suffering of her family during these times was all too real. Her drive for social justice would have to be weighed against the dangers her work would expose them to. Merata Mita is the grandmother of Indigenous Cinema. This film is a dedication to her life’s work towards that goal.
”nothing less than extraordinary” ~ Motueka Music Society
”technical brilliance and emotional depth” ~ Christchurch Arts Festival
“sublime musical entertainment” ~ Whangarei Music Society
“scintillating” ~ Rotorua Music Society
Hailed as a national music treasure (Christchurch Arts Festival 2014) the New Zealand Guitar Quartet (NZGQ) was formed in 2010. With members Owen Moriarty, Jane Curry, John Couch and Vladimir Gorbach the quartet is now a trans-Tasman ensemble with two members currently based in Australia.
The world of Pokémon comes to life!
The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award® winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? - Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.
MWar footage & content that may disturb
This film shines a light on the untold story, of unsung heroes and their, “mission impossible.” The riveting journey of kiwi soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace. This is a story all New Zealanders can be proud to call their own.
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The 5th annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding down the West Coast and into Hokitika to entertain pedal punters. Screening on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at one of the country’s best little Cinemas Hokitika’s Regent Theatre.
Our Evening Screening sees the doors open at 6:30pm and kicks off at 7.00pm.
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious!
Our treasure chest of stories includes... a spectacle of winter with the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike; a fixie rider who commits a crime of passion; five friends with disabilities attempting a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko in Australia (what could possibly go wrong?); a New Zealander who has a two wheel love story to share; a heart-warming documentary about a ‘community mother’ who runs a bicycle training program for migrant and refugee women in Amsterdam; and two pioneering mountain bikers undertaking an adventure in wild and unknown landscapes, riding only horse trails, in heartland Africa; ALL in the mix!! These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more. So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, get your tickets - GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!
From the writer and director of Downton Abbey, comes The Chaperone. Based on a bestselling novel of the same name, The Chaperone takes place against the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920's. A Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (Haley Lu Richardson, Split) named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer. One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other is on a mission to unearth the mysteries of her past.
Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year old Jewish tailor, leaves Buenos Aires for Poland, where he will try to find the man who saved him from a certain death after surviving Auschwitz. Escaping from his family who wanted to put him in a nursing home, against all odds, after more than seven decades with no news from him, Abraham will attempt to find his old friend and fulfil his promise of returning one day to tell him all about the life he had thanks to his courage.
Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. As the couple travel through the wild beauty of Australia’s Northern Territory landscapes they meet unforgettable characters, find fulfilment and Lauren learns why her mother had to leave to find home.
A film about female empowerment that spans the breadth of the Pacific telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different pacific island cultures. ‘Vai’ is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries. Vai carries the theme of water and connection through her journey across the islands.
MViolence, sex scenes & nudity
Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'.