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Begin Again

15+ Mature Accompanied

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A washed-up music producer and an aspiring singer-songwriter help give each other the break they need.


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Dark Horse, The

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The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion - Genesis Potini. An emotionally-charged, inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to children in his community.


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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence and offensive language

5

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.


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When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow'’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.


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Following the unprecedented success of the 50th anniversary special in cinemas around the globe, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce a unique big-screen opportunity for the special feature-length first episode of series 8 launching Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.


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Marvel characters Star Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon are featured in this epic adventure after a U.S. pilot gets stranded in space.


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(3D) Hercules
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(3D) Hercules

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence, sexual references & offensive language

5

Hercules has become a mercenary, but regains his sense of justice when he trains an army to defeat a savage warlord.


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Hercules
New Release

Hercules

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence, sexual references & offensive language

4

Hercules has become a mercenary, but regains his sense of justice when he trains an army to defeat a savage warlord.


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Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.


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How to Train Your Dragon 2
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Fantasy violence

5

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless.


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The famous chef at a three-star French restaurant reluctantly begins mentoring an Indian boy whose family owns a rival establishment in the neighborhood.


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Jersey Boys
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Jersey Boys

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language

5

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.


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Kick
New Release

Kick

R13

Violence

5

Himanshu (Randeep Hooda) who is a police officer is hounded by the only blot on his career, Devil (Salman Khan). Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) who does not know what to do about Devil’s Kick. Devil who thinks life without a kick, is nothing. What happens next? What is the mystery of Devil? Who is he?


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Maleficent
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Maleficent

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4

The 'Sleeping Beauty' tale is told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis, Maleficent.


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Mrs Browns Boys D'Movie
New Release

Mrs Browns Boys D'Movie

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language

4

An opinionated widow embarks on a campaign to save the Dublin market where she sells fruits and vegetables.


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Sex Tape
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Sex Tape

R16

Sex scenes, sexual content, drug use & offensive language

3

When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session.


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Thomas and Friends: Tale of the Brave
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Thomas is working at the Clay Pits when a storm closes in and the rain makes the clay cliffs unstable. A flash of lightning reveals what looks like giant monster footprints on the slope above.


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Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Transformers: Age of Extinction

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence & offensive language

4

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history.


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(IFF) 52 Tuesdays
52 Tuesdays
Film Festival
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Set in Adelaide on 52 consecutive Tuesdays, the film follows a year in the life of Billie who, along with the usual social and sexual questioning that 16-year-olds go through, is also responding to the gender transition being undertaken by her mother.


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(IFF) Alive Inside
Film Festival
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This year’s Sundance Audience Award winner explores the power of music to reconnect Alzheimers’ patients with their forgotten selves. Oliver Sacks and other neurology experts contribute their expertise, but it’s the case studies that carry the message home.


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(IFF) Animation for Kids 2014

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Some scenes may scare very young children

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A collection of recent short animations from around the world to delight and entertain the kids.


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(IFF) Animation Now 2014
Animation Now 2014
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(IFF) Animation Now 2014

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Some scenes may scare very young children

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A collection of short animations from around the world showing what animation is capable of accomplishing when given free reign.


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(IFF) At Berkeley
Film Festival
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Frederick Wiseman, legendary vérité documenter of American institutions, draws us into the lecture halls, seminars, clubrooms, board meetings and student rallies of the country’s great public university.


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(IFF) Aunty and the Star People
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Unassuming heroism may be the only kind that makes any sense to Christchurch filmmaker Gerard Smyth. Eighty-year-old writer Jean Watson could hardly be more self-deprecating in responding to his attention in this film, but by the end of his account of her surprising life you might wonder why there’s not been a film about her already.


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(IFF) Beloved Sisters
Beloved Sisters
Film Festival
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An enthralling, gorgeously mounted depiction of the complicated relationship between the post-Enlightenment writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller and the sisters Charlotte von Lengefeld (who would become his wife) and Caroline von Beulwitz (his eventual biographer)


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(IFF) Boyhood
Film Festival
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Boyhood is the realisation of Richard Linklater’s 12-year project to base a feature around a boy’s progress through childhood to young manhood. His star Ellar Coltrane was six years old when shooting began in 2002 and 18 when his character Mason heads to college at film’s end.


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(IFF) Cap Bocage
Cap Bocage
Film Festival
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At Cap Bocage in New Caledonia in early January 2008, heavy rains washed toxic sludge from the hilltop nickel mines into Kanak customary fishing grounds below. Aucklander Jim Marbrook’s documentary follows independence activist Florent Eurisouké as he and the environmental organisation Mèè Rhaari take on the mining company, Ballande.


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(IFF) Charlie's Country
Film Festival
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Living in a small Northern Territory community, under the genially patronising eye of the local cops, Charlie heads for the bush to reconnect with traditional life. But his health is not great and illness sees him uplifted and moved to Darwin.


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(IFF) Dior and I
Dior and I
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Designer Raf Simons arrived at the House of Dior in 2012, accompanied by a dedicated and personable right-hand man. They had just eight weeks to create a collection that had to not only please house loyalists, but also announce a vision for the future.


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(IFF) Diplomacy
Diplomacy
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(IFF) Diplomacy

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence

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'Is Paris burning?' was the famous question Adolf Hitler allegedly asked General Dietrich von Choltitz as the Allied forces reached the city’s borders. While we all know that von Choltitz and his retreating German army didn’t in fact burn Paris to the ground, the machinations behind that fateful decision make for highly engaging drama in Diplomacy.


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(IFF) Eastern Boys
Eastern Boys
Film Festival
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A businessman and a young hustler become unlikely companions in jeopardy in this erotically adrenalised nail-biter, directed with bracing precision by Robin Campillo.


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The official film of the ill-fated 1924 attempt at Everest has been spectacularly restored by the British Film Institute. It’s the most majestic and spooked of age-of-conquest documentaries, reverberant with the intimations of nature’s indifference.


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(IFF) Erewhon
Erewhon
Film Festival
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Photographer Gavin Hipkins’ first feature-length film is a moving-picture essay, replete with his fine-textured images of the natural world – and the often forlorn evidence of humanity’s passage through it.


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(IFF) E-Team
Film Festival
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Much of what we know about crimes against humanity is due to the on-the-ground investigative work of the Human Rights Watch Emergencies Team. This inspiring account of self-effacing heroism provides engagingly personal encounters with four E-Team operatives.


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(IFF) Faith Connections
Film Festival

(IFF) Faith Connections

R13

Nudity, drug use, offensive language

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It's the most populous gathering on Earth and it takes place every three years over 55 days and is a defining pilgrimage for around 100 million Hindus. Three small boys become our de facto guides into this vast, heaving convergence of castes and regional cultures.


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(IFF) Folies Bergère
Folies Bergère
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(IFF) Folies Bergère

15+ Mature Accompanied

Drug use, offensive language

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Long married to Xavier, Brigitte is every inch the stylish, gracious country lady. The couple lives the comfortable life of today’s rural gentry. But the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux.


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(IFF) Force Majeure
Film Festival

(IFF) Force Majeure

Parental Guidance

Coarse language

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A model Scandinavian family takes a break in an upmarket ski resort. While they pose for their perfect holiday portraits, a disaster comes in the form of a ‘controlled avalanche’ that causes no physical damage at all. But when the perfect husband bolts – not forgetting his phone – and leaves his wife to rescue the kids, there’s bound to be some questions asked.


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(IFF) Frank
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(IFF) Frank

R13

Offensive language, content that may disturb

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As obstinately uncommercial as their name is unpronounceable, art rock band The Soronprfbs are evolving in their own universe. Enter their nemesis, the impressionable, fame-obsessed and minimally talented Jon, who steps in to replace their suicidal keyboard player, then dedicates his Twitter account to ending their obscurity.


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(IFF) God Help the Girl
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(IFF) God Help the Girl

15+ Mature Accompanied

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Australian transplant Eve is a gifted singer/songwriter undergoing treatment for depression. Singing your heart out clearly offers therapy no clinic can provide. James, an aspiring singer too, sabotaged less by his delicate physique than by his own pithily proclaimed high standards. He’s thunderstruck when his new friend Eve threatens to live up to them.


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(IFF) Hot Air
Film Festival
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Since 1990, our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned. Alister Barry’s film identifies the forces arrayed against the scientists, activists and successive ministers for the environment and climate change who tried to reduce New Zealand’s contribution to the global crisis.


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(IFF) Human Capital
Human Capital
Film Festival
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Serena, daughter of a struggling real estate agent, has been going out with Massimiliano, party boy son of a hedge-fund millionaire. Serena’s father Dino sees an opportunity in this connection: in Dino, Massimiliano’s father Giovanni sees a sucker best avoided.


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(IFF) In Order of Disappearance

R16

Violence and offensive language

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A vigorously plotted revenge saga about an aggrieved father who almost singlehandedly turns the icy mountainsides and fjords of small-town Norway into a criminal graveyard.


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(IFF) In the Courtyard
In the Courtyard
Film Festival
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A lively rapport between the regal Catherine Deneuve and the gentle-bearish Gustave Kervern lends warmth and charm to this tragicomedy of Paris tenement life.


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(IFF) Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Film Festival
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Philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky sits down with filmmaker Michel Gondry for an extended conversation. What does the father of modern linguistics and the man best known for helming the Charlie Kaufman-penned romantic fantasy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind have to talk about?


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(IFF) It Follows
It Follows
Film Festival

(IFF) It Follows

R16

Violence offensive language, drug use

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After sleeping with new boyfriend Hugh, Jay finds herself constantly pursued by…something. Wherever she is in the world, this thing keeps coming towards her and with murder on its mind.


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An absorbing and provocative portrait of Jimi Hendrix, from a supremely gifted young guitarist in the throes of self-discovery.


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(IFF) Jimmy’s Hall
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No filmmaker has had more films feature in competition at Cannes than British director Ken Loach. This year’s entry, allegedly his last film, is a rousing and romantic retelling of the true story of 30s Irish folk hero James Gralton.


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(IFF) Jodorowsky’s Dune
Film Festival
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Cinema history is littered with dream projects abandoned due to a clash of egos, hubris and ballooning budgets – and sanity prevailing over vanity. Director Frank Pavich lays the facts bare in his terrific doco to the greatest film never made – Alejandro Jodorowsky’s production of Dune.


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(IFF) Joe
Film Festival
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A rough Mississippi backwoodsman (Nicolas Cage) takes a neglected teen (Mud’s Tye Sheridan) under his wing in David Gordon Green’s atmospheric and affecting Southern thriller.


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(IFF) Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
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Inspired by an urban legend that was itself inspired by the Coen brothers’ jest that their black comedy classic Fargo was based on a true story, another team of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, have crafted a quixotic adventure story as beguiling as it is wondrously strange.


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(IFF) Land Ho!
Film Festival

(IFF) Land Ho!

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language, sexual references and drug use

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Two ex-brothers-in-law take a holiday in Iceland in this deft, surprisingly plausible comedy of 70-something buddydom. Retired surgeon Mitch is the organiser – an obstreperous big kid. Former banker Colin is the organised one – droll, a bit sad, but somehow mindful that Mitch is a more empathetic creature than his party boy façade would have you believe.


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(IFF) Leviathan
Leviathan
Film Festival
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A contemporary Russian tale, set on the shores of the Barents Sea, about the unholy powers of the state and the church bearing down on one man, Kolia and his family, after he challenged an attempt by the local mayor, Vadim to take his home from him.


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(IFF) Lilting
Film Festival
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Richard, a young gay man is left bereft by the accidental death of Kai, the love of his life. His quest for consolation compels him to seek out Kai’s only living relative, his mother Junn, a Chinese-Cambodian immigrant who speaks virtually no English. He struggles to connect with her via an interpreter, keen to relieve her loneliness. But Junn’s resistance is dogged and blunt. The road to any reconciliation is rugged and unpredictable.


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(IFF) Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed

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Sex scenes and offensive language

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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed is a funny and touching tale of a road trip powered by heartfelt Beatlemania. Antonio, is a schoolteacher in a small Spanish town. It’s 1966. Franco is in power. By the rigid standards of the day the dishevelled, unmarried Antonio is a wild and crazy guy, using the lyrics of ‘Help!’ to teach English to his students. When Antonio learns that John Lennon is in Spain filming Richard Lester’s How I Won the War, he sets out to meet his hero.


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(IFF) Locke
Film Festival

(IFF) Locke

R13

Offensive language

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Ivan Locke, a successful construction supervisor who, at the outset of the film, gets behind the wheel of his BMW and starts driving to London at night. Through a series of phone calls, his dire circumstances slowly come into focus.


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Celebrity photographer Jane Bown has worked for the London Observer for an unrivalled 65 years, making unforgettable images of hundreds of subjects – from Jayne Mansfield to John Lennon. This film respectfully celebrates her by allowing her to tell her own story.


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(IFF) Love Is Strange
Film Festival

(IFF) Love Is Strange

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language

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After 39 years together, Ben and George take advantage of 
the new laws and got married. The happy celebrations are short-lived as George is fired from his job at a Catholic school. Without the income, they are forced to separate. George moves in with a much younger gay couple downstairs. Ben moves in with his nephew. Along with the pain of separation, each must deal with the sometimes awkward, sometimes amusing complexities of their makeshift domestic arrangements.


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(IFF) Maps to the Stars
Maps to the Stars
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(IFF) Maps to the Stars

R18

Violence, offensive language, sex scenes

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Unsure of her purpose, we enter filmdom’s most incestuous enclave with Agatha. Just in off the bus, she befriends limo driver Robert Pattinson and eventually wends her way to employment as PA to ageing movie star Havana Segrand. Havana is desperate to be cast in a remake of a classic that starred her late mother.


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(IFF) National Gallery
National Gallery
Film Festival
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The National Gallery, the splendidly accessible repository of European art that overlooks Trafalgar Square, is the subject of Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary. The film focuses less on the inner workings than on the art itself, considering how and why the gallery and its visitors apprehend its value.


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A screening of the six finalists in the third New Zealand’s Best short film competition as selected by filmmaker Andrew Adamson. Help give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite at this screening.


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A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival.


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(IFF) Night Moves
Night Moves
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(IFF) Night Moves

15+ Mature Accompanied

Violence and offensive language

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Three environmental activists join forces to plot industrial sabotage, but the real peril kicks in when they separate.


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(IFF) Notes to Eternity
Notes to Eternity
Film Festival
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Sarah Cordery’s long-gestated consideration of the Israel–Palestine conflict draws its steady tone from three key commentators whose views have been shaped to various degrees by their own personal histories. All three are Jews who grew up immersed in Jewish culture. Now Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Sara Roy are amongst the most eloquent of the disaffected, calling for justice for the Palestinian people.


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(IFF) Particle Fever
Film Festival
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The film follows the first proton-smashing experiments conducted in Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider; through compelling interviews with physics theorists and experimentalists, and effervescent science animation.


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(IFF) Patema Inverted
Film Festival

(IFF) Patema Inverted

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Medium level violence

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Patema lives in a post-disaster underground world. During her explorations, she falls into a chasm and ends up on the surface. The snag is, it’s an upside-down surface, with upside-down people, where she’s always in great danger of plunging into the sky. Luckily, Patema’s helped by a surface boy her age. He hates his oppressive society, which teaches that ‘Invert’ people like Patema are subhuman sinners. The adventures which follow will flip both their perspectives.


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(IFF) Reaching for the Moon
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(IFF) Reaching for the Moon

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language, content that may disturb

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The turbulent true story of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and her love affair with the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.


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A teenage girl named Sepideh dreams of becoming a renowned astronomer. Lugging a telescope as tall as herself, Sepideh spends her nights stargazing, inspired by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. But achieving such a lofty ambition is easier said than done for an Iranian girl.


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(IFF) Sol LeWitt
Sol LeWitt
Film Festival
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The great American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, who died in 2007, never attended openings or allowed any catalogue of his work to contain his photograph. This beautiful documentary celebrates his work and explores its execution while barely showing us the man himself.


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(IFF) Still Life
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(IFF) Still Life

15+ Mature Accompanied

Content may disturb

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Still Life is a poignant drama about a lonely, sweetly idealistic man who finds fulfilment in helping everyone but himself. For over 22 years, life for the unassuming John May (an unforgettable performance from the ever-watchable Eddie Marsan) has been his work for a South London local council, finding the next of kin of those in the borough who have passed away alone.


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In 1995, an iwi-lead occupation of Pakaitore – a sacred block of land in central-city Whanganui widely known as Moutua Gardens – lasted 80 days. The protest drew support from other iwi across New Zealand and highlighted the long-standing struggle for custodianship of the river. Te Awa Tupua revisits the Pakaitore occupation in considerable depth.


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(IFF) Tender
Film Festival
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Once, tending to our dead was the domain of small businesses, churches and local councils. Now, crematoriums, cemeteries and funeral services are being bought and streamlined by multinational enterprises. Many families have felt the sting of exorbitant costs and limited options – and in Australia Aboriginal traditional practices are barely acknowledged. At a community centre in Port Kembla, south of Sydney, a group of women resolve to run a non-profit alternative.


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(IFF) The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
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In 1929, German physician Friedrich Ritter abandoned wife, family and civilisation to settle on unoccupied Floreana with Dore Strauch, his patient and lover. Not long after, the Baroness Eloise von Wagner showed up and threatened to turn the island into a tourist resort. When American philanthropist George Allan Hancock met the Baroness on one of his research trips to the Galapagos, she became his most exciting discovery. The stage was set for her international fame and a sharp decline in the population of paradise.


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(IFF) The Great Museum
The Great Museum
Film Festival
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This enthralling, multi-layered portrait of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna takes us on a privileged tour behind the scenes of one of the world’s most illustrious collections of art and artefact.


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(IFF) The Green Prince
Film Festival
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Nadav Schirman’s terrific double-dealing documentary tells the story of Mosab Yousef, the cherished son of Palestinian firebrand and Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who agrees to spy on his father for the Israeli secret service.


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A visit to Studio Ghibli and the two maestros that created The Wind Rises and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.


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(IFF) The Lunchbox
Film Festival
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A grouchy, widowed claims adjuster discovers that his lunch has been accidentally switched with a co-worker’s. Instead of notifying the delivery service, he tucks in and is transported to culinary heaven in the magical hands of isolated housewife Ila. It’s not long before this mismatched pair are exchanging furtive letters tucked into folded chapatis.


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(IFF) The Noble Family
The Noble Family
Film Festival
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When his daughter declares with a flounce that he can’t stop her marrying a moneyless wastrel many years her senior, multi-millionaire Germán takes the wake-up call. He realises what partying throngs of hangers-on have known for years: his three 20-something children are vain, extravagant, hideously spoiled and incapable of fending for themselves. The time has come to revoke their keys and credit cards.


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(IFF) The Punk Singer
The Punk Singer
Film Festival
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If you haven’t heard of Kathleen Hanna, prepare to meet a feminist art legend. Lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Hanna was at the forefront of the Riot Grrrl movement and a major feminist force in the 90s. Featuring some terrific and poignant cameos from Carrie Brownstein and Hanna’s husband, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, Sini Anderson’s non-stop documentary is just the blast you need to energise your psyche in mid-winter.


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(IFF) The Salt of the Earth

15+ Mature Accompanied

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The epic still photographs of Brazilian artist and environmentalist Sebastião Salgado fill the giant screen in this spectacular new documentary about his life and work.


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(IFF) The Skeleton Twins
The Skeleton Twins
Film Festival

(IFF) The Skeleton Twins

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language, sexual references and drug use

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A tale of suicidal 30-something twins coming to each other’s rescue. Milo, a gay wannabe actor at the end of his rope in Los Angeles. Kristen Wiig is a dental technician in small-town NY State, married to the world’s most upbeat, understanding guy.


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A humble bamboo cutter finds a miniature doll-like princess tucked inside a bamboo shoot who transforms into a baby. The couple adopt the child as their own. When gifts of gold and fine silks are found in the forest, they abandoned their pastoral lifestyle so that they can raise their young girl to be a proper princess.


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(IFF) The Wonders
The Wonders
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One day, while Gelsomina and her sisters play in the sea, they find a camera crew nearby who are making an advert for a forthcoming television programme: Countryside Wonders, a joyfully tacky talent show that’s hunting for the area’s ‘most traditional family’. The hostess, wears a low-cut white gown and absurd headdress. It’s a moment of dreamy strangeness – a found Fellini tableau – and Gelsomina is transfixed.


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(IFF) Toons for Tots
Toons for Tots
Film Festival
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A collection of short clips from around the world for children aged 3–6.


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(IFF) Two Days, One Night
Two Days, One Night
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While Sandra's been away, upper-management have realised that the work can be achieved without her, so now they want to fire her and make everyone else work a bit harder, with a 1,000-euro bonus as a sweetener. Desperately, Sandra forces her duplicitous staff rep… to institute a vote – do they want their bonus or their colleague Sandra?


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(IFF) Under the Skin
Film Festival

(IFF) Under the Skin

R13

Horror, violence, nudity

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A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.


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(IFF) Venus in Fur
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Set in a theatre, it is a film about a director auditioning an actress for a play based on a novel – a tricksy, teasing story about dominance and submission.


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(IFF) Violette
Film Festival

(IFF) Violette

15+ Mature Accompanied

Sex scenes

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A dramatic portrait of writer Violette Leduc. Leduc struggled for years before achieving success in 1964 with her intrepidly honest memoir La Bâtarde. We follow Leduc from tough times as a wartime black marketeer to her acceptance by the literary avant-garde of postwar Paris.


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Richard Nunns has been a primary figure in retrieving taonga pūoro, the traditional instruments of the Māori, from the silence of the museum. Archivist, researcher, composer and performer, he has worked – first with the late Hirini Melbourne, and here with Horomona Horo – to reinstate lost performance traditions.


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(IFF) We Are the Best!
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In a school lunch-room in Stockholm, 1982, two perfectly-coiffed blondes tell Bobo and Klara that punk is dead. Our heroes immediately cut school and form their own punk band – if only to wrest control of the practice room from the popular older boys’ group Iron Fist.


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(IFF) Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
Film Festival
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The career-imploding misadventures of former IMF chief (and presumptive French presidential candidate) Dominique Strauss-Kahn get filtered through the uniquely lurid prism of director Abel Ferrara in Welcome to New York, a bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege.


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(IFF) White God
White God
Film Festival

(IFF) White God

R16

Violence, offensive language, content may disturb

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A fierce and beautiful Hungarian parable about a girl, her dog, and the uprising that’s sparked after they are separated.


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(IFF) Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Film Festival

(IFF) Wild Tales

R16

Violence, offensive language and sex scenes

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Writer-director Damián Szifrón single-handedly resurrects the portmanteau film, telling six blackly comic tales in which contemporary characters vent their frustrations in fabulous revenge plots and spectacular meltdowns. Beware the reviews: they’re fantastic, but they give away some of Szifrón’s most niftily delivered narrative bombshells.


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(IFF) Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep
Film Festival

(IFF) Winter Sleep

15+ Mature Accompanied

Offensive language, content that may disturb

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An ageing actor has retired to run a hotel. He is also landlord to poor, resentful tenants. When a boy busts his car window with a stone, the fissures spread through his life, his family (wife, sister) and even, existentially, his sense of self.


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(IFF) Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
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(IFF) Yves Saint Laurent

15+ Mature Accompanied

Drug use, sex scenes

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The film spans 20 years, from Saint Laurent’s arrival at Dior, a fashion house he would go on to direct when barely 21 years old, to the founding of his own YSL label; from dazzling inspiration to the debilitating strain of designing four collections a year.


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