R13Violence, animal cruelty, sex scenes & content that may disturb
This beautiful film from three-time Oscar nominated director Agnieszka Holland (Mr Jones, Europa Europa, In Darkness) is inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick despite the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox plant-based treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth both during the Nazi occupation and under the Communist rule. One after the other, each regime wants to use his skills and in return give him protection. But how high shall the costs be to maintain this status as the tide turns?
An emotional and introspective journey following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business? Featuring interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter, and many more.
This award winning film, fresh from a sell out premiere in Waiheke Island this month, is now coming to Whanganui. 'THE GARDENING OF EDEN' will be presented by film-maker Robin Kewell, and is his latest feature documentary discovering the plants within the World's largest greenhouses, with a diversity of climates from the tropical rain forest to the Mediterranean climate.The two part film, including intermission with Q&A, follows the Green Team over 4 years as they source, plant and nurture 10,000 plants and trees that helped turn a desolate scar on the landscape into what has been described as the 8th Wonder of the World. Don't miss your only chance to see this film and chat with the gardening filmmaker himself.
A mysterious fugitive, a hijacked airplane, and a daring mid-air escape. This is the extraordinary, real-life tale of one of the greatest unsolved heists in American history and a case that has taunted the FBI for decades. There are four possible suspects - The Mystery of DB Cooper brings their stories to life through candid testimony, archive and stylised drama. Each account is gripping and highly plausible. But who is telling the truth, who is lying and – ultimately – who is DB Cooper?
During World War II, the tiny Scottish island of Todday runs out of whisky. When the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby during a heavy fog, the islanders are delighted to learn that its cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. When officious English commanding officer Captain Waggett (Eddie Izzard) demands return of the liquor, shopkeeper Joseph Macroon (Gregor Fisher) and his daughters Peggy (Naomi Battrick) and Catriona (Ellie Kendrick) spearhead an island rebellion.