We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jackie Ostrowski of Barfoot and Thompson for helping FLICKS with some of our publicity expenses, Jackie funded our advertising flags that go up during the week that we are showing a film.
First of all I wish you a Happy New Year and hope you had a good break over Christmas. A lot of my time has been spent looking at release schedules for 2018 and films that have been released in Europe that might not be coming to cinemas here in New Zealand. There are so many films out there that never see the light of day, so to get a good variety for 2018 I have been writing to various distributors asking if we would be able to show their films this year.They will be listed on the website soon. Meanwhile......coming up...
WOW !!! what a turn out...our biggest audience ever. Thanks to all those who made it along to the screening of 'Loving Vincent' and thanks fo your patience whilst we had to wait for ticket holders to arrive before we could allocate seats to those waiting. I certainly got the feeling that everyone thought it a masterpiece. everyone knows about the ear cutting but few knew much more about his life and how he died. A who dunnit storyline with the most colourful visuals ever...what an amazing film. If you missed it then go see it at your cinema.
'CARNAGE' DO NOT BE PUT OFF by the title...!!! my young sons were astounded when I said I was putting a film on called 'Carnage', thinking it would be about War, or Car /Plane/Train crash...or a violent gangster film...but when I saw the cast and who directed it I just had to find out more...Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly directed by Roman Polanski. I have watched it twice and have decided to show/share it with the FLICKS audience at our second film for the 2018 season. It is on Friday 23rd February 10-30am /6pm / 8-15pm A brilliant script, wonderful acting and very funny, the trailer and information on the film are on our website www.flickscinema.weebly.com
SPECIAL SCREENING for SEAWEEK
Friday 2nd March 8pm 'CHASING CORAL' A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling adventure to document the disappearance of the world's coral reefs wonderful photography and a stark reminder of the state of the oceans. This is a brand new release showing in the Bedouin Tent on the roof at Lopdell House. FREE Admission limited seating so bookings essential, Tel: 09 817 2583 Event brought to you by FLICKS@LOPDELL / Lopdell Precinct / SEAWEEK and the Waitakere Trusts Local Board.
3rd March. 8pm
'The Odyssey' (PG) plus short film. Feature drama about the life of Jacques Cousteau, spectacular underwater photography. Showing in the Bedouin Tent on the roof at Lopdell House. FREE Admission limited seating so bookings essential, Tel: 09 817 2583 Event brought to you by FLICKS@LOPDELL / Lopdell Precinct / SEAWEEK and the Waitakere Trusts Local Board.
The Lopdell Theatre has a production on in March so we take a short break after the SEAWEEK screening on the roof before coming back again with a special film/music event on Sunday 25th March, as part of the Titirangi Festival which runs 23/24/25 March.
Sunday 25th March. 4pm 'The Characteristics of C Minor' short film funded by the BBC about Dunedin pianist Nick Knox* followed by 'Genius Within-The Inner Life of Glen Gould' a feature film about the amazing and eccentric Glen Gould. An enigmatic musical poet - and the most documented classical musician of the last century - world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate international audiences twenty-six years after his untimely death. GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLEN GOULD humanizes the legend, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well as compelling interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers - all exploring the incongruities between Gould's private reality and his wider image. Tickets: $12 and $10 (Senior/Student) 14yrs and under $7. TRAILERS and information on our website.
Sunday 25th March (Doors/Bar open at 7pm) 'SHADOWS & LIGHT' *A live music evening with film, Nick Knox and guests. starting at 7-30pm with music from local musicians, followed around 8pm by 'The Characteristics of C Minor' a short film about Nick Knox who will be performing live following the screening. Nick's music, his struggle and the resulting transformation since losing his leg are the subject of this mini-documentary by Dunedin film-makers J. Ollie Lucks and Max Bellamy, a beautifully crafted and intensely personal 14-minute biopic The film was funded with a grant from New Zealand Young Producer grant awarded by BBC Knowledge. The film is followed by a short interval and then Nick Knox plays live on stage around 8-30pm
Nick's music is thrilling, strange and utterly unique, imagine Rammstein's tour bus, with a troupe of Tibetan throat singers on board, crashing into the middle of a Bach recital, and you can begin to imagine the sound. It is the spontaneous expression of many years' isolation and mental as well as physical ill-health.
Tickets for this extraordinary evening are $20 advance ($25 on door) Bookings essential. eventfinda.co.nz Tel: 09 818 2489/ 0210 222 5558
Combined ticket for 4pm film screening and evening performance 7pm just $30 !!
A BIG thank you to you all for such great support for FLICKS last year. We have had capacity audiences to most of the films and many people who have never been to the theatre before. Also a big thanks to the distributors who are letting us have newly released titles to screen, giving us a great selection of films to include in our programme. The morning screenings have now got a good group of film fans coming along to have a coffee/tea and watch a film in the comfort of the Lopdell Theatre. Prices are reduced for these morning shows $12 and $10 for Senior/Student which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. No need to book for these morning screenings just turn up, doors open at 10am and films start at 10-30pm
So what have we got lined up for 2018 ?
THURSDAY 22nd Feb. SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC EVENT 'The Young Folk' from Ireland 8pm Lopdell Theatre. Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz phone bookings 09 818 2489 / 0210 222 5558 and on door ($25)
FRIDAY 23rd Feb. 'Carnage' (M) do not be put off by the title, a comedy/drama directed by Roman Polanski Starring Jodie Foster /Kate Winslet/ Christof Waltz/John C. Reilly. 10-30am/6pm /8-15pm
Friday 2nd March 'CHASING CORAL' on the roof at Lopdell under the Bedouin tent, FREE ADMISSION bookings essential 09 817 2583
Saturday 3rd March 'The Odyssey' (M) on the roof at Lopdell under the Bedouin tent, FREE ADMISSION bookings essential 09 817 2583
SUNDAY 25th March 'The Characteristics of C Minor' short film and feature film 'GENIUS WITHIN-The Inner Life of Glen Gould' 4pm Tickets from eventfinda and on door $12 / $10 /$7
SUNDAY 25th March 'SHADOWS AND LIGHT' A live music evening with film, Nick Knox and guest musicians. Starting at 7-30pm with music from local musicians, followed around 8pm by 'The Characteristics of C Minor' a short film about Nick Knox who will be performing live following the screening. Doors/Bar open 7pm, performances start at 7-30pm
Tickets $20 from eventfinda.co.nz and on door ($25 if not sold out)
FRIDAY 6th April 'The Florida Project' (M) The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year- old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times. Told mainly through the eyes of a young child, this story gives a different view of America. One that it so far away from the American dream. Beautifully, shot -- the brilliant colours contrast the bleakness of the situtation, and the joy the mother has for her daughter. So many contradictions. The children, and in particular the 'lead child' give remarkable performances; so very natural and powerful. She certainly has a pair of lungs on her. It's hard to believe it is the first time for all. Showing at 10-30am/ 5-30pm / 8-15pm
Films on the list for 2018
'Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri'
'The Music of Silence'
'Finding your Feet'
Robin Kewell (Co-ordinator FLICKS Cinema Titirangi)
09 818 2489 / Text 0210 2225558