Show Times

Saturday 21, July

Kids Flicks

Kids Flicks

Exempt

Stories from Mo Willems, the celebrated American writer and illustrator, jump from the screen in this animated collection of hugely amusing adventures.

Join Mo's loveable characters Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Naked Mole Rat, and more as they come together to present THE MO WILLEMS’ PIGEON AND PALS COLLECTION. This compilation of six animated stories delight fans of Mo Willems' popular children's books – and instantly make admirers of those being introduced to his work for the first time.

Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

Kids Flicks

Kids Flicks

Exempt

Stories from Mo Willems, the celebrated American writer and illustrator, jump from the screen in this animated collection of hugely amusing adventures.

Join Mo's loveable characters Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Naked Mole Rat, and more as they come together to present THE MO WILLEMS’ PIGEON AND PALS COLLECTION. This compilation of six animated stories delight fans of Mo Willems' popular children's books – and instantly make admirers of those being introduced to his work for the first time.

Sunday 22, July

The Secret World of Lego

The Secret World of Lego

Exempt

This documentary goes behind the doors at Lego's headquarters, meeting some of the notoriously secretive superbrands's key people and revealing more about its company DNA than ever before

Sunday 22, July

Monday 23, July

The heART of the Matter

The heART of the Matter

Exempt

Luit Bieringa’s richly archived documentary examines the legacy of Gordon Tovey and the post-war education programmes that put art, artists, and Māori arts in particular, into the New Zealand classroom.

Under the leadership of a legendary director general of education, Clarence Beeby, the years immediately after World War II saw the most remarkable shifts in educational philosophy New Zealand had ever experienced.

Luit Bieringa’s documentary traces those changes and the army of men and women who worked to establish a thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system. Gordon Tovey, national supervisor of arts and crafts, and his team of artists and art specialists fostered the lively and colourful classrooms that New Zealand is familiar with today, in stark contrast to the rote-learning environments preceding them. Contributing art specialists included Cliff Whiting, Para Matchitt and Ralph Hotere. Critically, they ensured that aspects of Māori art such as kōwhaiwhai, kapa haka and waiata had a central place in our mainstream classrooms through in-depth consultation with Ngāti Porou kaumātua Pine Taiapa. Replete with archival interviews and little-seen footage, this film is likely to transport any Kiwi-educated boomer back to school, but its richly storied excavation of the past is as clearly pointed towards the future as once were its public-servant heroes.

“Given current challenges in education, and because this rich history is beginning to fade from living memory, ‘Tovey era’ stories need revisiting now more than ever… New Zealand needs a strong story that challenges the notion of the arts as a ‘frill’ in the educational process. Not arts or science – but both taught creatively for our children, students of all cultures, and the public at large to enhance and partake of the challenging future.” — Jan Bieringa

“Every person whatever his able ability, whether be rich or poor, whether he live in town or country, has a right as a citizen to a free education, of the kind for which he is best fitted and to the fullest extent of his power... That idea was deep in the public consciousness, deep in the public aspirations, and deeper still after the war. When again, like after the Depression, the country felt a sense of guilt for what they'd done for the young. And nobody! nobody! nobody would challenge that.” – Clarence E. Beeby, Director of Education 1940 - 1960

Monday 23, July

Thursday 26, July

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

R13

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Thursday 26, July

Sunday 29, July

Berlin - Symphony of a Great City

Berlin - Symphony of a Great City

Exempt

This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Sunday 29, July

Monday 30, July

The heART of the Matter

The heART of the Matter

Exempt

Luit Bieringa’s richly archived documentary examines the legacy of Gordon Tovey and the post-war education programmes that put art, artists, and Māori arts in particular, into the New Zealand classroom.

Under the leadership of a legendary director general of education, Clarence Beeby, the years immediately after World War II saw the most remarkable shifts in educational philosophy New Zealand had ever experienced.

Luit Bieringa’s documentary traces those changes and the army of men and women who worked to establish a thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system. Gordon Tovey, national supervisor of arts and crafts, and his team of artists and art specialists fostered the lively and colourful classrooms that New Zealand is familiar with today, in stark contrast to the rote-learning environments preceding them. Contributing art specialists included Cliff Whiting, Para Matchitt and Ralph Hotere. Critically, they ensured that aspects of Māori art such as kōwhaiwhai, kapa haka and waiata had a central place in our mainstream classrooms through in-depth consultation with Ngāti Porou kaumātua Pine Taiapa. Replete with archival interviews and little-seen footage, this film is likely to transport any Kiwi-educated boomer back to school, but its richly storied excavation of the past is as clearly pointed towards the future as once were its public-servant heroes.

“Given current challenges in education, and because this rich history is beginning to fade from living memory, ‘Tovey era’ stories need revisiting now more than ever… New Zealand needs a strong story that challenges the notion of the arts as a ‘frill’ in the educational process. Not arts or science – but both taught creatively for our children, students of all cultures, and the public at large to enhance and partake of the challenging future.” — Jan Bieringa

“Every person whatever his able ability, whether be rich or poor, whether he live in town or country, has a right as a citizen to a free education, of the kind for which he is best fitted and to the fullest extent of his power... That idea was deep in the public consciousness, deep in the public aspirations, and deeper still after the war. When again, like after the Depression, the country felt a sense of guilt for what they'd done for the young. And nobody! nobody! nobody would challenge that.” – Clarence E. Beeby, Director of Education 1940 - 1960

Monday 30, July

Thursday 2, August

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

R18

In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." The Leader of the gang is sent to prison for murder and agrees to an experiment to correct his behaviour with unexpected consequences.

Thursday 2, August

Sunday 5, August

Glimpse

Glimpse

Exempt

'Glimpse' is a new multi-media artwork incorporating live music, projected video, and soundscape created by filmmaker Dan Inglis and composer Dr. Jeremy Mayall.

Glimpse is a new multi-media artwork incorporating live music, projected video and soundscape created by filmmaker Dan Inglis and composer Dr. Jeremy Mayall. This innovative new piece combines experimental film and contemporary music and blurs the line between conventional cinema and pure concert music. Glimpse premiers at the Govett-Brewster with pianist Stephen De Pledge.

The work is a suite of 29 individual but intertwined audio-visual vignettes. Film footage appropriated from The British Council Film Collection of short documentaries is reedited, reimagined, and recontextualised by Inglis and paired with original piano preludes and soundscapes by Mayall creating a wholly new performance work where the music informs the image, and the image informs the music.

Sunday 5, August

The Orator

The Orator

M

The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness, and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

Sunday 5, August

Thursday 9, August

Midnight Oil: 1984

Midnight Oil: 1984

M

Midnight Oil: 1984 is the untold story of a year that would ultimately make - but nearly break - Australia's most important rock and roll band.

Thursday 9, August

Sunday 12, August

The Party

The Party

MViolence, offensive language & drug use.

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be a unmissable date for everyone’s diary.

Sunday 12, August

Thursday 16, August

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 5 Canaletto & the Art

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 5 Canaletto & the Art

TBC

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him

Thursday 16, August

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

R16

Brilliant portrait of alienated youth, inspired by The Who's concept album, focuses on a young Mod's personal crises and his gang's violent agenda with the Rockers. The turbulence of '60s England oddly mirrors the punk era in which the film was made.

Thursday 16, August

Saturday 18, August

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

G

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Saturday 18, August

Sunday 19, August

Lucien Freud: Painted Life

Lucien Freud: Painted Life

Exempt

Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, undoubtedly one of Britain's greatest artists. Freud gave his full backing to the documentary shortly before his death.

Uniquely, he was filmed painting his last work, a portrait of his assistant David Dawson.

Sunday 19, August

Thursday 23, August

Shine A Light

Shine A Light

M

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour directed by the legendary Martin Scorcese.

Thursday 23, August

Sunday 26, August

Solo Sunny

Solo Sunny

M

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin.

DE, 1980, 100 min., Dir. Konrad Wolff

Sunday 26, August

Sunday 2, September

Mauri

Mauri

PG

Set in the 1950s against the dramatic seaside landscape of the North Island community Te Mata, Mauri tells the story of a bi-cultural love triangle and one man’s tormented search for an identity

NZ, 1988, Colour, 90 min.

Dir. Merata Mita

Sunday 2, September

The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon

M

When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.

Sunday 2, September

Wednesday 5, September

My Year with Helen

My Year with Helen

E

By any measure, Helen Clark is an exceptional woman. Her journey from one of four children on a remote New Zealand farm to becoming New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister forms an outstanding and inspirational life story. In 2016, she added an even more ambitious chapter, as she attempted to become the United Nations’ first ever female Secretary-General.

MY YEAR WITH HELEN gives a closely observed view of Helen’s bid for the top job, as the UN turns itself inside out in an effort to deliver unprecedented transparency in an historic year.

Gaylene Preston’s cameras follow Helen Clark campaigning for Secretary-General while also carrying out her work as Administrator of UNDP, filming Clark in Botswana, Britain, Spain and Ukraine as well as the UN’s New York headquarters.

Wednesday 5, September

Saturday 22, September

Solaris

Solaris

PG

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. As in Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris, but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires.

Saturday 22, September

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

R18

In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." The Leader of the gang is sent to prison for murder and agrees to an experiment to correct his behaviour with unexpected consequences.

Thursday 2, August

Berlin - Symphony of a Great City

Berlin - Symphony of a Great City

Exempt

This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Sunday 29, July

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 5 Canaletto & the Art

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Season 5 Canaletto & the Art

TBC

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him

Thursday 16, August

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

G

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Saturday 18, August

Glimpse

Glimpse

Exempt

'Glimpse' is a new multi-media artwork incorporating live music, projected video, and soundscape created by filmmaker Dan Inglis and composer Dr. Jeremy Mayall.

Glimpse is a new multi-media artwork incorporating live music, projected video and soundscape created by filmmaker Dan Inglis and composer Dr. Jeremy Mayall. This innovative new piece combines experimental film and contemporary music and blurs the line between conventional cinema and pure concert music. Glimpse premiers at the Govett-Brewster with pianist Stephen De Pledge.

The work is a suite of 29 individual but intertwined audio-visual vignettes. Film footage appropriated from The British Council Film Collection of short documentaries is reedited, reimagined, and recontextualised by Inglis and paired with original piano preludes and soundscapes by Mayall creating a wholly new performance work where the music informs the image, and the image informs the music.

Sunday 5, August

Kids Flicks

Kids Flicks

Exempt

Stories from Mo Willems, the celebrated American writer and illustrator, jump from the screen in this animated collection of hugely amusing adventures.

Join Mo's loveable characters Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, Naked Mole Rat, and more as they come together to present THE MO WILLEMS’ PIGEON AND PALS COLLECTION. This compilation of six animated stories delight fans of Mo Willems' popular children's books – and instantly make admirers of those being introduced to his work for the first time.

Saturday 21, July

Sunday 22, July

Show Future Dates
Lucien Freud: Painted Life

Lucien Freud: Painted Life

Exempt

Painted Life explores the life and work of Lucian Freud, undoubtedly one of Britain's greatest artists. Freud gave his full backing to the documentary shortly before his death.

Uniquely, he was filmed painting his last work, a portrait of his assistant David Dawson.

Sunday 19, August

Mauri

Mauri

PG

Set in the 1950s against the dramatic seaside landscape of the North Island community Te Mata, Mauri tells the story of a bi-cultural love triangle and one man’s tormented search for an identity

NZ, 1988, Colour, 90 min.

Dir. Merata Mita

Sunday 2, September

Midnight Oil: 1984

Midnight Oil: 1984

M

Midnight Oil: 1984 is the untold story of a year that would ultimately make - but nearly break - Australia's most important rock and roll band.

Thursday 9, August

My Year with Helen

My Year with Helen

E

By any measure, Helen Clark is an exceptional woman. Her journey from one of four children on a remote New Zealand farm to becoming New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister forms an outstanding and inspirational life story. In 2016, she added an even more ambitious chapter, as she attempted to become the United Nations’ first ever female Secretary-General.

MY YEAR WITH HELEN gives a closely observed view of Helen’s bid for the top job, as the UN turns itself inside out in an effort to deliver unprecedented transparency in an historic year.

Gaylene Preston’s cameras follow Helen Clark campaigning for Secretary-General while also carrying out her work as Administrator of UNDP, filming Clark in Botswana, Britain, Spain and Ukraine as well as the UN’s New York headquarters.

Wednesday 5, September

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

R16

Brilliant portrait of alienated youth, inspired by The Who's concept album, focuses on a young Mod's personal crises and his gang's violent agenda with the Rockers. The turbulence of '60s England oddly mirrors the punk era in which the film was made.

Thursday 16, August

Shine A Light

Shine A Light

M

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour directed by the legendary Martin Scorcese.

Thursday 23, August

Solaris

Solaris

PG

Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. As in Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris, but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires.

Saturday 22, September

Solo Sunny

Solo Sunny

M

Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin.

DE, 1980, 100 min., Dir. Konrad Wolff

Sunday 26, August

The heART of the Matter

The heART of the Matter

Exempt

Luit Bieringa’s richly archived documentary examines the legacy of Gordon Tovey and the post-war education programmes that put art, artists, and Māori arts in particular, into the New Zealand classroom.

Under the leadership of a legendary director general of education, Clarence Beeby, the years immediately after World War II saw the most remarkable shifts in educational philosophy New Zealand had ever experienced.

Luit Bieringa’s documentary traces those changes and the army of men and women who worked to establish a thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system. Gordon Tovey, national supervisor of arts and crafts, and his team of artists and art specialists fostered the lively and colourful classrooms that New Zealand is familiar with today, in stark contrast to the rote-learning environments preceding them. Contributing art specialists included Cliff Whiting, Para Matchitt and Ralph Hotere. Critically, they ensured that aspects of Māori art such as kōwhaiwhai, kapa haka and waiata had a central place in our mainstream classrooms through in-depth consultation with Ngāti Porou kaumātua Pine Taiapa. Replete with archival interviews and little-seen footage, this film is likely to transport any Kiwi-educated boomer back to school, but its richly storied excavation of the past is as clearly pointed towards the future as once were its public-servant heroes.

“Given current challenges in education, and because this rich history is beginning to fade from living memory, ‘Tovey era’ stories need revisiting now more than ever… New Zealand needs a strong story that challenges the notion of the arts as a ‘frill’ in the educational process. Not arts or science – but both taught creatively for our children, students of all cultures, and the public at large to enhance and partake of the challenging future.” — Jan Bieringa

“Every person whatever his able ability, whether be rich or poor, whether he live in town or country, has a right as a citizen to a free education, of the kind for which he is best fitted and to the fullest extent of his power... That idea was deep in the public consciousness, deep in the public aspirations, and deeper still after the war. When again, like after the Depression, the country felt a sense of guilt for what they'd done for the young. And nobody! nobody! nobody would challenge that.” – Clarence E. Beeby, Director of Education 1940 - 1960

Monday 23, July

Monday 30, July

Show Future Dates
The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon

M

When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.

Sunday 2, September

The Orator

The Orator

M

The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness, and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

Sunday 5, August

The Party

The Party

MViolence, offensive language & drug use.

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be a unmissable date for everyone’s diary.

Sunday 12, August

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

R13

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Thursday 26, July

The Secret World of Lego

The Secret World of Lego

Exempt

This documentary goes behind the doors at Lego's headquarters, meeting some of the notoriously secretive superbrands's key people and revealing more about its company DNA than ever before

Sunday 22, July