We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jackie Ostrowski and Angela Smith of Barfoot and Thompson for helping FLICKS with some of our publicity expenses, Jackie funded our advertising flags that go up during the week when we are showing a film.
FLICKS @ LOPELL 2019
Flicks 2019 started it's year of cinema treats on Friday 8th with the film title 'LEAVE NO TRACE' and what a turn-out !! Thanks to all of you who turned up for our first film night of 2019 making it one of the biggest audiences we have ever had for a film. The morning session was very well attended, it is always a bit of a worry when after a long break you wonder if anyone will turn up...but turn up you did.!!! Both evening screenings were to a near full house, apologies for the slightly delayed start but we were still getting text messages for bookings after 6pm !! Then the HAPPY PRINCE attracted
'Capernaum' !!! what a powerful and remarkable cinema experience that was !!
Our biggest audience to any film ever, and certainly a film that will remain with us for along time. I congratulate all of you who came and experienced this work by Nadine Labaki, it was a tough watch but I think sometimes we need to be reminded of the World outside New Zealand and not stick our heads in the sand and pretend everything is ok. I know a lot of people did not come because of the film's theme and location..the Middle East !!! more war, more poverty, more hopelessness ...but FLICKS is not just about 'entertaining' I think it has role to bring the best of world cinema to the West Auckland community and this film won the top prize at Cannes last year....the work is a masterpiece of film making. How those children (non actors) were able to portray this tragic story so convincingly is a tribute to the direction and passion of Nadine Labaki. Thanks to all of you who came and shared the experience and APOLOGIES to those of you who could not get a ticket. The film is still running in some cinemas.
A bit of a break in March as the Theatre has a production on A Bunch of Amateurs
A comedy by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop Directed by Rae McGregor 12-23 March
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear at Stratford – only to find out that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. No Dame Judi, no Kenneth Brannagh.
The cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from the developers. Great comedy, good sharp dialogue, and plenty of twists.
FLICKS NEXT FILM is 'COLD WAR' 12th April Full details and trailer on our front page.
That's it for now, cheers, Robin
12th April 'Cold War' (M) 10-30am / 6pm / 8-15pm
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski With musical numbers and romance sizzling the screen, Pawlikowski somehow manages to whip through this decade-and-a-half-long tale in a mere 88 minutes, this all killer, no filler love story at turns reaching right into your heart for squeezes both gentle and much more crushing film which won him Best Director at Cannes 2018
Starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn,Jeanne Balibar, Adam Ferency, Adam Woronowicz
Written by Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski Drama, Romance, Historical, World Cinema, Festival & Independent 88mins Rating: M Offensive language, sex scenes & suicide references Polish with English subtitles Poland, France, UK
14th April ' It's About Time' (Sunday) 2pm- 4-30pm Films, talk by film-maker Robin Kewell. So what is ‘It’s About Time’ going to be about ? For many years people have said “Robin it’s about time you wrote your experiences down, it’s about time you documented your stories” My filming career has taken me to some extremely remote and remarkable places in the world and so I started to keep journals and notebooks about my various filming trips and over the years I have accumulated a large collection, over 50 of them…and looking back it is possible to see a pattern of events that are linked by 'luck' being in the right place at the right time...co-incidence or fate ? Robin will show films and examples from his many diaries and stories of his mystical encounters...dreams and drawings, premonitions and predictions, UFO's and UAP's...a chance to explore some of the unexplained things in life with afternoon tea !! Bookings essential Tickets $15 /$12 includes afternoon tea. TEXT bookings to 0210 222 5558
17th April 'Making the Grade' Ireland..doco about piano teachers and their pupils. An absolutely brilliant film with live piano at 7pm from pupils introduced by their piano teachers followed by the movie at 7-30pm
25th April 'They Shall Not Grow Old' (R16) 5pm and 7pm KOHA entry all proceeds to Titirangi RSA Peter Jackson's remarkable film transforming footage from the 1st World War with the digital wizardry of the 21st Century
26th April 'Green Book' (M)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 USA
27th April 'Erewhon' presented by Te Uru Gallery showing Gavin Hipkin's film 7-30pm more details coming soon.
3rd May 'The Favourite' (R13) Oscar winning Olivia Coleman
Comedy, Drama, True Story & Biography, Historical, Festival & Independent 120mins Rating: R13 Sexual material, offensive language and content that may disturb Ireland, UK, USA
Films on the list for 2019
'At Eternity's Gate' (TBC) booked Van Gogh movie with Willem Dafoe
'The Mule' Clint Eastwood's latest (and possibly last) film
'ROMA' (Mexico) booked and looking for a date ASAP
'The Backtrack Boys' (April) TBC
'The Children Act'
'Three Identical Strangers'
'In Praise of Nothing' special event.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2019
Robin Kewell (Co-ordinator FLICKS Cinema Titirangi)
09 818 2489 / Text 0210 2225558