This successor to DreamWorks’ 2002 animated adventure Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron follows a city girl forced to move to a small frontier town where she bonds with a wild mustang named Spirit. When Spirit’s herd is captured by rustlers, the pair and their friends band together to save them.
- 3:15 pm
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Offensive Language, R16, Sexual References, Violence
Sneak Preview sessions June 10 – 16. Release date: June 24
Starring the delightful trio of Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson, this is the follow-up to the hilarious 2017 smash hit. It follows the outrageous friendship between bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds), and assassin Darius Kincaid (Jackson) as they embark on saving Darius’s wife Sonia (Hayek).
- 7:45 pm
- 7:45 pm
Adventure Film Night
Days of Bagnold Summer
M, Offensive Language
Days of the Bagnold Summer sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who’d rather listen to Metallica than his mother.
The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave’s Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst.
★★★★ “Very likeable British film… beautifully directed” – David Stratton, The Australian.
★★★★ “It’s a love song to modern suburban Britain, with irony, bitterness and affection in equal measure.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Funny. Keen observed. And surprisingly poignant.” – Sunday Telegraph Sydney
- 5:15 pm
- 7:15 pm
Coarse Language, PG, Sexual References
Dream Alliance is an unlikely race horse bred by small-town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in the running for a national championship.
Cast: Toni Collette, Damion Lewis, Joanna Page, Siân Phillips, Owen Teale, Peter Davision, Nicholas Farrel, Peter Davison, Karl Johnson
“If audiences are looking for a little uplift after a long time locked down, if they want a feeling of hope and human connection, and if they long for just a good old-fashioned, Rocky-like feel-good story, then Dream Horse, is the must-see movie for them. Finally hitting theaters after debuting at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, it’s one of those small gems that somehow gets made in the shadow of blockbuster tentpoles and genre films. This true story of a small Welsh town and the unlikely racehorse champion that brings them together is a lovely movie designed to make you feel good about life. Nothing wrong with that.” Deadline Film Review
- 2:45 pm
- 4:45 pm
One Ocean Film Tour
Celebrate World Ocean’s Day June 8th 2021
The One Ocean Film Tour presented by Blancpain is a world-class series of ocean-loving films focused on adventure, the aquatic environment and inspirational stories. This year’s tour features 7 short films including ocean conservation, surfing, diving, exploration and much much more.
Now in its second year, One Ocean has the vision to increase awareness about ocean protection and conservation by sharing films made by people who have dedicated their lives to the ocean and all her glory. All screenings are official registered events with World Oceans Day.
Get your tickets now to celebrate World Oceans Day with us!
The One Ocean Film Tour is proudly presented in Australia and New Zealand by Blancpain. The tour is also supported by Thermos and Honu and presented in partnership with our community partners Sea Shepherd and Plastic Oceans.
- Whales in a Changing Ocean
In Antarctica, nothing is stationary. The only constant is change. One noticeable and increasingly evident change is the recovery of the humpback whales that feed in the waters off the Antarctic Peninsula, after industrial whaling almost wiped them out. In February 2020, wildlife filmmaker Richard Sidey was invited to join a team of scientists undertaking humpback whale research in Antarctica with Conservation International. Whales in a Changing Ocean follows the team as they observe humpback whale behavior and gather information vital to protecting the Antarctic continent into the future.
- A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story
A Life of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Story is the exclusive retrospective story on Bruce Brown’s life told by the one who knew him best, his son, Dana Brown. It’s a story of a man, a father, a husband, a filmmaker, a pioneer, a legend – a story of a life well lived.
- Eating Up Easter
Eating Up Easter is a feature-length documentary directed by native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu. The film explores the dilemma his people are facing. Crafted as a story passed down to his newborn son, Sergio intertwines the authentic history of the island with the stories of four islanders. In their own voices, these Rapanui reveal the reality of modern life and the actions they are taking to preserve their culture and environment amidst rapid development.
- Murder at Sea
“Murder at Sea” the thriller will expose the true cost of unchecked industrial fishing worldwide, the human lives sacrificed, the money made, the mounting environmental damage and the international security threats. This Greenpeace investigation film opens with a multiple murder mystery; the crime scene is the dazzling Western Central Pacific, where island nations dominate the seascape. Yet their fish stocks, their most valuable resource, are being strip-mined by voracious distant-water fishing fleets.
A solo-circumnavigation is a daunting challenge for just about any sailor, let alone a sailor who happens to be a double amputee. Singlehanded takes us through the waters of Antarctica and the infamous Drake Passage (considered one of the most treacherous sailing destinations in the word) with Dustin Reynolds, the survivor of a life-altering accident who has sailed more than 20,000 miles alone over the past five years.
- The Last Vaquita
With the Vaquita Porpoise on the brink of extinction, two brothers who collaborate as wildlife artists leave their studio behind and head to a small fishing town in Mexico. They board the M/V Farley Mowat to experience the front-line fight between ocean conservationists Sea Shepherd and the poachers, backed by the Mexican cartel, who are devastating countless marine species. Caught up in a tale of greed and corruption, they witness a battle that seems all but lost and find themselves questioning their place in the world. Can they use their craft to take action amidst today’s Sixth Mass Extinction?
- A Boy’s Journey: Crossing The Alenuihaha Channel
On August 6, 2020, eleven-year-old Bobo Gallagher became the first person ever to cross the Alenuihaha Channel on a wing and a foil and only the second documented solo crossing of that crossing in history. This is his story.
A live action prequel to the Disney classic “101 Dalmations”.
A young fashion designer in ’70s London who’s infatuated with dog skins – particularly Dalmatians’ – slowly but surely turns into the renowned villain we now know as Cruella de Vil.
Starring Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil and Emma Thompson as the Baroness.
Notice for photosensitive viewers:
“CRUELLA contains several sequences with flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photosensitivities.”
- 2:00 pm
- 4:45 pm
- 2:15 pm
- 5:00 pm
A Quiet Place 2
Horror, M, Violence
Director John Krasinski follows-up his 2018 post-apocalyptic horror hit! After the deadly attack on their home, the Abbots (Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) hit the road in search of safety. Travelling into unknown territory, they soon find out that the aliens that hunt with their ears aren’t the only threats they will have to face.
- 7:30 pm
- 5:15 pm
Coarse Language, PG, Violence
In a small coastal village in Ireland, an uptight but talented violinist and a famous young movie star start a blossoming romance. However, as their feelings grow stronger, the pressures of stardom threaten to deconstruct everything.
James and Isey
M, Offensive Language
Genuine New Zealand treasures, Isey and James invite us into their lives in the week leading up to Isey’s 100th birthday!
Isey lives with her adult son James on their small farm in Kawakawa. They are descendants of Ngāti Manu – the Bird People. In their unique relationship, James has devoted the last 20 years to looking after his mum and bringing the spirit world onboard to get her over 100.
Florian Habicht, the director of Kaikohe Demolition, captures a Northland celebration of life and aroha like no other.
★★★★★ “Irresistibly charming” – NEWSHUB
“Prepare to fall in love” – FLICKS
- 2:45 pm
Wrath of Man
cruelty, Offensive Language, R16, Violence
WRATH OF MAN is an adrenaline pumping heist thriller that comes from celebrated British director Guy Ritchie and stars Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett, Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany and Niamh Algar. A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his co-workers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
The United States Vs Billie Holiday
Drug Use, nudity, Offensive Language, R16, Sex Scenes, Violence
From Oscar® nominated director Lee Daniels (The Butler) and featuring an iconic breakout performance from Golden Globe® winner and Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day alongside stars Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne and Trevante Rhodes, THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY is a must-see big screen drama that takes an intimate look at Holiday’s struggles with fame, love and addiction as well as how her song ‘Strange Fruit’ inspired a nation to stand up and made her an icon of the stage.
But as her profile and influence grew in 1940s America, the federal government targeted Holiday, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart wrenching ballad, “Strange Fruit.” – and silence her by any means necessary.
Six Minutes to Midnight
Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English sea side town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But no one is listening.
Director: Andy Goddard
Writers: Andy Goddard, Eddie Izzard, Celyn Jones
Cast: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Eddie Izzard
- 7:30 pm
- 2:30 pm
M, Offensive Language, Violence
Benedict Cumberbatch leads this Cold War thriller as a spy trying to put an end to the Cuban Missle Crisis with the help of a Russian source. Co-stars Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Rachel Brosnahan
- 5:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Peter Rabbit 2
In PETER RABBIT 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit