In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary on the thriving but little known world of Blind Chess in India. Filmed over three years, it follows three talented boys from different parts of India and a totally blind player turned pioneer who not only aims to situate India on a global stage but also wants all blind children to play chess. Algorithms travels with the chess players to competitive tournaments and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes.
Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revivifies our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. Schnabel; his co-writers Jean-Claude Carrière and Louise Kugelberg, also the film’s editor; and cinematographer Benoît Delhomme strip everything down to essentials, fusing the sensual, the emotional, and the spiritual. And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. With Oscar Isaac as Gauguin, Rupert Friend as Theo, Mathieu Amalric as Dr. Gachet, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, and Mads Mikkelsen as The Priest.
Before the internet. Before social media. Before breaking news. The victims of Thalidomide had to rely on something even more extraordinary to fight their corner: Investigative journalism. This is the story of how Harold Evans fought and won the battle of his and many other lives.
ATTACKING THE DEVIL unflinchingly documents how Harold Evans and the Insight team at The Sunday Times campaigned for the victims of Thalidomide. How their campaign marked a British legal watershed. And how through this and other landmark campaigns, Harold Evans secured his place as a legend of investigative journalism.
Raised in Japan by parents loyal to the North Korean regime, director Yang Yong-hi’s Dear Pyongyang is based on her dual identity and difficult relationship with her father. This film is screened in association with our current exhibition Haegue Yang: Triple Vita Nestings.
KOR/JPN, 2015, 107 min., Dir. Yang Yong-hi. Japanese and Korean with English subtitles
A documentary that explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand`s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngai Tuhoe.
M-LCDOffensive language and content that may disturb.
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.
PGSome scenes may scare very young children
From director Hayao Miyazaki, "Howl’s Moving Castle", is an Academy Award®-nominated acclaimed fantasy based on the novel of the same name. Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain, conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle.
As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Dubbed in English on November 26 and subtitled on November 27, this special two-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.
Tarantino strikes again, with this exuberant crime caper which invigorated the career of the legendary Pam Greer.
US, 1997, 154 min., Dir. Quentin Tarantino
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin The Bride wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
US, 2012, 111 min., Dir. Quentin Tarantino
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
US, 2004, 137 min., Dir. Quentin Tarantino
An epic adventure starring artists, werewolves, heroes, Nazis, a comic book & baguettes ....with lashings of French mayonnaise!
AU/DE/FR/US, 2016, 95 min; Dir. Trevor Graham
An aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.
DE/FR/UK/US, 1984, 145 min., Dir. Wim Wenders
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Mademoiselle nobbs (Seamus, but with Rick's dog on vocals). "Careful" and "Set the controls" are shot at night with minimal lighting, setting a beautiful mood. And the live Saucerful just has to be seen, with Waters jumping around in the sunlight banging the huge gong. The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as interviews with the band.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning masterpiece "Spirited Away" was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Chichiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
Combining Japanese mythology with "Alice in Wonderland"-type whimsy, "Spirited Away" cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of animation and storytelling. Dubbed in English on October 29 and subtitled on October 30, this special two-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.
A seminal 70's horror classic directed by the maestro himself John Carpenter.
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous.
MDrug use and offensive language
Danny, Cityboy and Tau are three-piece Wellington reggae band The Pā Boys, who set off on a tour of small town New Zealand with the aim of reaching the top of the North Island, Cape Reinga. This drama is writer/director Himiona Grace's feature debut. Features music by Trinity Roots' Warren Maxwell.
As the band tour, its members also search for identity. Says the filmmakers: "It is a story that explores the strength of friendship, the importance of whānau (family) whakapapa (genealogy) and history."
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
US, 2003, 99 min., Dir. Tommy Wiseau
On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). The producer is nowhere to be found and director Friedrich Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish the film.
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Yasujiro Ozu's films.
The New Zealand Land Wars of the nineteenth century provide the setting for Geoff Murphy's internationally-praised epic, the closest thing to a classic western in NZ's cinematic back catalogue. Restored and revitalised in this special Utu Redux presentation.
It starts with the slaughter of a Maori village where almost every character seems to enter into their own personal vendetta against their enemies, turning the film into a prolonged ballad of revenge. These savage motivations mean the moral compass is effectively shattered, nobody is completely good or evil, and the stage is set for some incredibly visceral set pieces, a grim view of race relations and a jet black sense of humour. Bruno Lawrence’s gun needs to be seen to be believed.
The task of Murphy and cinematographer/producer Graeme Cowley to restore Utu was made all the more difficult by the original master negative no longer existing. As it had been disassembled and re-edited to make the shorter international version of the film in the 1980s, a painstaking three-year process was required to complete the new edit, overseen by Murphy and original Utu editor Michael Horton.