Rating to be confirmed
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted a new way of living and has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy – who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London – finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw. Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge
an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
Starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae Raftery, Leila George,
Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang.
Directed by Christian Rivers (feature debut)
Starring Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Ronan Raftery, Stephen Lang,Jihae, Leila George, Mark Hadlow, Nathaniel Lees
Written by Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh (based on the novel series by Philip Reeve)
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?
Director: Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets), Scott Mosier
Written By: Dr. Seuss, Michael LeSieur
Offensive Language, R16, Sex Scenes, Violence
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 YEARS A SLAVE”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“GONE GIRL”), comes a blistering, modern-day
thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption.
“Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
“Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya and Brian Tyree Henry.
Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” in cinemas 22nd November.
All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren,Matthew Macfadyen, Ellie Bamber, Miranda Hart, Meera Syal
Written by Ashleigh Powell (based on the story ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ by E.T.A. Hoffmann)
Pick of the Litter
Puppies rule in Dana Nachman and Don Hardy’s seriously cute account of the breeding and training program that prepares service dogs to become guides for the visually impaired.
Meet Patriot, Poppet, Potomac, Primrose, and Phil, five impossibly adorable Labrador Retriever puppies. We meet them at the moment of their birth when they are enrolled into the national Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) program based in San Rafael, CA. Soon after, they are placed with temporary trainers, individuals who have volunteered to shepherd the puppies through months of intensive training. Their emotional commitment to the dogs is intense and inspiring, making this documentary an emotional roller coaster once we realize that not all the dogs have what it takes to succeed
Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance.
A new take and re-imagining of the classic tale we all grew up with – in much the same vein as the Guy Ritchie SHERLOCK HOMES reboots – ROBIN HOOD is already generating a buzz with a wide and varied audience!!
Directed by Otto Bathurst (‘Margot’, ‘NY-LON’, ‘Urban Gothic’)
Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Tim Michin, Paul Anderson, Björn Bengtsson
Written by Joby Harold
The Old Man and the Gun
Rating to be confirmed
True story crime drama with Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker, the man who escaped San Quentin at age 70 to go on a string of heists. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Directed by David Lowery (‘A Ghost Story’, ‘Pete’s Dragon’, ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’)
Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover,Elisabeth Moss, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Written by David Lowery (based on an article by David Grann)
The Song Keepers
Dir. by Naina Sen, Australia, 2017. 84 min | Documentary
Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the inspiring story of an Aboriginal women’s choir and their first tour of Germany.
In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of women that make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir. With their charismatic musical director Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on an historical tour of Germany, singing the baroque Lutheran hymns brought to their great grandparents by German missionaries in their own Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages. Together these remarkable women take their music and stories of cultural survival, identity and cross-cultural collaboration to the world.
2018 Freedom of Flight Film Festival
Saturday November 24 at 5.30pm. Tickets available now on www.eventbrite.co.nz.
Sit back, relax and share in the dream of flight with this year’s amazing line-up of
International and NZ adventure flying films. Experience the world of BASE, wingsuit
flying, paragliding, hang gliding, gliding and much more.
The film festival promotes adventure flying in its various forms and its culture to the
widest possible audience in New Zealand, showcasing international and NZ films
about adventure flying including speedflying, hang gliding, sail planes, paragliding,
BASE jumping, skydiving and wingsuit flying.
Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite or via Facebook
Check out the FoFFF 2018 NZ tour official trailer on YouTube
For a copy of the official program visit www.freedomofflightfilmfestival.com