TRAILERS FOR FILMS COMING TO FLICKS in APRIL-MAY
Actor portraying Genius Artist by Genius Filmmaker. Perfect combination. The movie itself looked like a painting and I enjoyed the "shakey camera" and POV angles made you understand how Van Gough felt and it was a visual feast. I laughed very hard when characters in the movie said how bad the paintings were or how much they hated his paintings because as we well know they become the most famous and loved popular paintings in the modern world and art world. It's sad to see such a great artist struggle and not be appreciated in his own time. Without giving the movie away it starts off funny and whimsical but gets darker and darker until tragedy strikes.
Bryan Au film critic Rotten Tomatoes
'THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD' (R16)
Thursday 25th April 5pm and 7pm Peter Jackson's amazing digital transformation, turning this First World War archive footage into a remarkable film, the likes we have never seen before. Not only has the juddering film been almost seemlessly transferred to the right speed but Pete Jackson employed a team of people to lip read the silent soldiers and then dub on real voices for the 21st Century audiences. Showing at 5pm and 7pm Bookings essential 817 2583 Entry by KOHA with all proceeds going to the Titirangi RSA.
GREEN BOOK (M)
FRIDAY 26th April Showing 10-30am/5-30pm/8-15pm
Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) & Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2019; Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Performance (Mahershala Ali) & Screenplay, Golden Globes 2019; Grosch People's Choice Award (Farrelly), Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Directed by Peter Farrelly Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Virtue, Brian Stepanek, Joe Cortese Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly Comedy, Drama130mins Rating: M Offensive language US
EREWHON (E) Saturday 27th April 7-30pm A film by Artist/Photographer Gavin Hipkins presented by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Shot over two years in New Zealand, Australia, and India, Erewhon is Gavin Hipkins’ first feature-length film and is an experimental adaptation of Samuel Butler’s anonymously published 1872 novel Erewhon: or, over the range. An anagram of the word ‘nowhere’, Erewhon has been described as a utopian satire, and Butler's poetic meditations on industrial society and colonialism remain a timely reflection on contemporary society and our technological dependencies. Erewhon charts the narrator’s journey from a Canterbury high country sheep farms to a fictional society where vegetarianism is the law and machines are banished for fear of their becoming conscious.
'THE FAVOURITE' (R13) for strong sexual content, nudity and language
Friday 3rd May 10-30am/5-30pm/ 8-15pm
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
'AT ETERNITY'S GATE' (M) Starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh.
In AT ETERNITY'S GATE, Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) is having little success with his paintings in 1880s Paris. He meets avant-garde painter Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac), who encourages Van Gogh to travel south. In Arles, thanks to funding from his loving, supportive brother, Theo (Rupert Friend), Van Gogh rediscovers nature and starts painting his remarkable landscapes and flowers. But his drinking and turbulent behavior frequently get him in trouble. A visit from Gauguin lifts Van Gogh's spirits, but when the time comes for his friend to depart, Van Gogh cuts off his own ear with the intention of sending it to him. He winds up in psychiatric hospitals before being discharged to Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890, where Dr. Paul Gachet (Mathieu Amalric) looks after him. There, Van Gogh paints some of his most important work -- but, alas, his time left on Earth is short.
A REMARKABLE PORTAYAL by Willem Dafoe of this genius artist in the last years of his life.
'At Eternity's Gate' (R13) 120 mins
WEDNESDAY 15th May
SPECIAL SCREENING 7-30pm
Starring Willem Dafoe who plays Vincent van Gogh and gives a towering performance in a movie that casts a magnetic spell Academy Award (R) Nominee Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just genius .
Genre: Drama Directed By: Julian Schnabel Written By: Louise Kugelberg, Jean-Claude Carriere, Julian Schnabel
Runtime: 111 minutes Showing at 7-30pm / Doors/Bar open 7pm. Tickets $14/ $12 from eventfinda.co.nz and on door. Text bookings to 0210 2225558