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Friday 21, September

Rites of Passage (Ritos de Passagem)

Rites of Passage (Ritos de Passagem)

TBC

Friday 21, September

Saturday 22, September

Solaris

Solaris

PG

Saturday 22, September

Sunday 23, September

Sing Your Heart Out

Sing Your Heart Out

Exempt

Sunday 23, September

Thursday 4, October

Prince Sign O' The Times

Prince Sign O' The Times

M-L

Thursday 4, October

Sunday 7, October

One Thousand Ropes

One Thousand Ropes

MViolence & content that may disturb

Sunday 7, October

Thursday 11, October

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

M

Thursday 11, October

Sunday 14, October

RBG

RBG

PGCoarse language

Sunday 14, October

Wednesday 17, October

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

MOffensive language & nudity

Wednesday 17, October

Thursday 18, October

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

Moffensive language

Thursday 18, October

Heaven + Earth

Heaven + Earth

Exempt

Thursday 18, October

Sunday 21, October

Salma

Salma

Exempt

Sunday 21, October

Wednesday 24, October

McQueen

McQueen

MOffensive language, nudity, rape references & suicide references.

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exempt

Thursday 25, October

Tommy

Tommy

R16

Thursday 25, October

Sunday 28, October

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

M

Sunday 28, October

Wednesday 31, October

Double Feature
Halloween Halloween

Halloween

R18

Wednesday 31, October

Thursday 15, November

Heaven + Earth

Heaven + Earth

Exempt

Thursday 15, November

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne Portraits of a Life

Exempt

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris.

Thursday 25, October

Double Feature
Halloween Halloween

Halloween

R18

Experience a night of scares with a special screening of the 1978 classic Halloween, followed by the new sequel set forty years later. Dress up for the occasion and win a special Halloween surprise.

Halloween (1978)

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

US, 1978, Colour, 91 min., Rated R18, Dir. John Carpenter

followed by

Halloween (2018)

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

US, 2018, Colour, 109min., Rated M, Dir. David Gordon Green

Wednesday 31, October

Heaven + Earth

Heaven + Earth

Exempt

A night of spectacular star gazing at the New Plymouth Observatory.

Inspired by our current exhibition Heaven and Earth, demonstrations and discussions will cover all things planets, stars, galaxies and beyond. With a collection of space rocks and two outdoor telescopes, one usable from a wheelchair, experience the wonder and delight of our southern skies.

Thursday 18, October

Thursday 15, November

Show Future Dates
McQueen

McQueen

MOffensive language, nudity, rape references & suicide references.

Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.

Wednesday 24, October

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

M

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Sunday 28, October

One Thousand Ropes

One Thousand Ropes

MViolence & content that may disturb

Maea once lived by his fists, but now old, has turned his powerful hands to healing and bread making. He strives to live a simple and peaceful life, living alone in the same housing estate as when he immigrated from Samoa many years ago. He atones for his past by easing the pain of child bearing for young pregnant women and their families who seek his help; resisting the authorities who want him to modernize. He also contends at work with the threat of losing his job at a local bakery as new equipment takes over, and at home an abusive spirit who has moved in with him, relentlessly taunting him while providing company. When his youngest daughter returns to him, beaten and heavily pregnant, he struggles on one hand - with the inner temptation and the encouragement from the men in his life, to take revenge in the way he knows best - and on the other, to build the new family and companionship so desperately missing from his life.

Sunday 7, October

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

Moffensive language

Currently separated, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have been together since the beginning of time. Their exhaustive knowledge of the past is matched by an uncanny familiarity with upcoming events (‘Have the water wars started?’ ‘No, they’re still all about oil’). Exquisitely refined souls, they have had a hand in creating many works of art commonly attributed to others – Franz Schubert and Jack White, for example. We hardly need mention that they are denizens of the night, subsisting on the purest human blood.

Thursday 18, October

Prince Sign O' The Times

Prince Sign O' The Times

M-L

“Sign O' The Times” The Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1987 represented the pinnacle of Prince’s career, with its blend of songs and music styles. An extraordinary journey into his musical universe which expanded into diverse musical genres, from rock to soul, funk to spiritual ballads or from pop to electro while his lyrics are a compendium of all the main themes and subjects of his poetic artistry intertwined with the story of a decade, the Eighties, which is the backdrop to the entire narrative.

On its original (cinematic and VHS) release this film was more or less declared to be one the “Greatest Concert Film” ever made. Prince and his 1987 entourage whiz, slide, jump and bounce around the stage during the collection of 14 classic songs. Having recently ditched his Revolution band the year before, fans are treated with an introduction to new sidekicks and cohorts, with Shelia E now on drums, Boni Boyer on keyboards and supporting vocals and the frenetic Cat (Glover) providing enough bump and grind for everyone. “Sign o’ the times” , a concert that has already made music history, returns to cinemas after 30 years – digitally restored and remastered into Dolby Digital 5.1 – to show how immortal and revolutionary Prince’s genius is.

US/CA, 1987, Colour, 85min., Rated M-L, Dir. Prince

Thursday 4, October

RBG

RBG

PGCoarse language

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Sunday 14, October

Rites of Passage (Ritos de Passagem)

Rites of Passage (Ritos de Passagem)

TBC

Rites of Passage is a sensory exploration of the act of becoming, of transformation, and the search for one’s identity.

An experimental film featuring improvised Butoh performance and rare archival footage, it portrays the liminal moment between one phase of life and another, when we confront our desires, fears and hidden truths in the quest of a new direction

Friday 21, September

Salma

Salma

Exempt

When Salma reached puberty, her parents locked her away from the world. She spent nine years trapped in one small room. Millions of young girls endure the same sort of fate, but Salma refused to let the long years of imprisonment break her spirit. Using hoarded scrap paper, she managed to smuggle out poems that expressed her hidden anger and pain. The poems scandalized her community but inspired readers all over South India. Twenty-five years later, Salma's brave defiance is a rare beacon of hope.

Like an unfolding detective story, this moving, passionate film charts the transformation of a frightened, isolated young girl into an unlikely hero.

Sunday 21, October

Sing Your Heart Out

Sing Your Heart Out

Exempt

Sing Your Heart Out is a bittersweet documentary musical about an unusual choir in Hackney - it is a choir for people dealing with depression.

Sunday 23, 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

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

M

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

Thursday 11, October

Tommy

Tommy

R16

The cult classic film featuring an astonishing cast of musical luminaries about a young boy named Tommy who becomes a pin ball wizard and the object of a religious cult.

UK, 1975, 111 min., Dir. Ken Russell

Thursday 25, October

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

MOffensive language & nudity

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Wednesday 17, October