Currently Showing at Academy
Shu Qi plays the eponymous killer in this ravishingly beautiful foray into historical martial arts territory from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes.
RELEASE DATE 3rd December - Acting royalty Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda star alongside Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz in this drama, nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty).
Caine and Keitel are friends and artists - a conductor and filmmaker respectively - holidaying in the Swiss Alps. The pair deal with old age, the winding down of their careers, their children, and an approach from Buckingham Palace.
Language: English, Spanish, German with English subtitles
After winning the heated Inter-High race, Sakamichi and the other Sohoku team members receive an invitation to compete in the Kumamoto Hi Province Mountain Range Race towards the end of summer. The top-tier teams from around the country compete in this race, including Sohoku’s rivals Hakone Academy (who yearns to take down Sohoku), Kyoto Fushimi, and Hiroshima Kureminami — as well as Kumamoto Daiichi High School’s team led by Shin Yoshimoto.
On the stage of Kumamoto Prefecture’s Mount Aso, the “final race” of Sohoku team, led by Kinjou, speeds up!
Opening November 26th. The Program tells of one of the biggest deceptions in modern history. The incredible true story behind Lance Armstrong - the success, the controversy, and the quest for the truth.
Opening November 26th. Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.
NOVEMBER 28th LGBT NIGHT SCREENING 8:30pm
This screening is brought to you by Fertility Associates New Zealand who will be here on the night to introduce the film and answer any questions.
''Gayby Baby premiered in Australia at the Sydney Film Festival
in June to widespread critical acclaim, with reviewers praising the
candidness of the film.
Gayby Baby is undoubtedly motivated by the director’s support
for marriage equality and attempts to counter the conservative
Christian narrative that same-sex marriage is harmful to children
and premiers at a difficult time for those involved in the equal
marriage fight, with recent setbacks meaning marriage equality is
unlikely to become a reality in the country anytime soon.
Filmed over the course of three and a half years, Gayby Baby
explores the lives of Australian teenagers Gus, Ebony, Matt and
Graham, all of whom have same-sex parents. The film explores
how growing up as a 'gayby' has impacted the children. The
documentary film was conceived and directed by Maya Newell,
herself a 'gayby' raised by two lesbian parents. Newell says that
she felt that in the same-sex marriage debate in the Australian media, "no one was actually talking to any kids.”
The reaction to the film is perhaps the most compelling reason
to check it out. Gayby Baby has achieved its goal of sparking
discussion and has added to the discussion being had around
same-sex marriage and gay parenting, providing a fist hand insight
on the subject.
However, not all have taken the opportunity to become
enlightened on the topic of same-sex parenting. Gayby Baby has
recently been at the centre of a political uproar, with the New
South Wales Premier banning the film from being shown in state
schools after a proposed fundraiser, resulting in many schools
being forced to host after-hour screenings to skirt the ban.
Portraying real life teenagers of gay parents, telling their stories
and provoking intense reactions - Gayby Baby proves why good
documentary filmmaking is so important.'' - Express Magazine
Five young sisters in a small coastal Turkish town come of age against a backdrop of sun, secrets, and socially-mandated sexual suppression in [this] heartfelt, beautifully performed debut feature.
An aspiring novelist has an extramarital affair with a French diplomat`s wife.
Led by an arresting, coolly clinical performance from Peter Sarsgaard, this potent examination of one of the most controversial figures in social psychology is as indelibly stylised as it is intellectually stimulating.
Limited sessions from November 28th. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Sort-of-platonic rom-com from the writer and director of Bachelorette, following a good-natured womaniser (Jason Sudeikis, Horrible Bosses) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie, Community) who form a mutual friendship that threatens to become something more. Co-stars Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black).
Opening October 1st. Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition.
Opening October 29th. Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani's provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man's struggle to reach higher - by whatever means necessary.
Premiering October 30th as part of our LGBTQ series! Standard run from November 5th. The true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
Coming to $5 Wednesdays on 11th of November - Johnny Depp leads this true crime drama as Whitey Bulger, the ruthless South Boston criminal who sought to take down an invading Mafia family by becoming an FBI informant. From the director of Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Juno Temple, Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton.
Jack Nicholson's Frank Costello character in Scorsese's The Departed was loosely based on Bulger, currently in jail for multiple murders.- Flicks.co.nz
Coming of age tale told through the eyes of `Tu`, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
Suraj Sharma, the star of Life of Pi, makes a moving Indian indie debut in this bittersweet 80s-set drama about a young man from a mountain village who sets off to find the older brother who’s filled his head with dreams of America.
Written and directed by Oscar® winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, LEGEND is based on the true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (both played by Tom Hardy) two gangsters who ruled the London crime scene in the swinging sixties. With their gang, “The Firm”, the inseparable Krays imposed a reign of intimidation upon the city of but as their empire expanded, power struggles, madness, dangerous feuds and a woman weakened their bond.
A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
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.
It`s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, ``Generation Kill``) hasn`t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.
The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.
Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.