THE PINKIES ARE BACK is a heart-warming and hilarious feature film, following a group of extraordinary women on their journey to rebuild a dragon-boating team despite some having never held a paddle before. The bond, love and laughs between these charismatic larger-than-life Kiwi women is a must see on cinema screens.
Narrated by Academy Award winner, Dame Helen Mirren and featuring rare footage of endangered animals and interviews with the world’s leading animal welfare and conservation specialists, this pioneering feature explores the critical efforts of zoos and aquariums across the globe as they race to protect and preserve animals on the brink of extinction.
The Longevity Film investigates the complex topic of ageing by documenting the longest lived, healthiest & happiest cultures from around the world. Filmmaker Kale Brock (The Gut Movie, 2018) visits specific communities with significantly improved average life expectancies, remarkably low rates of disease and an extremely high quality of life well into the later years. […]
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family […]
SUMMER IN THE FOREST is a moving documentary of an extraordinary man—Jean Vanier—and of L’Arche, the international organization of which he is the founder. Jean Vanier single-handedly revolutionised the way in which people with an intellectual disability are seen and cared for, by the simple act of inviting them out of institutions and into his […]
At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has […]
Join members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Show, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Audiences will be introduced to an endearing and eclectic group of ‘chick fanciers’, each hoping to take away the top prize, including Doug […]
THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues […]
Freedom Stories is an exploration by filmmaker Steve Thomas of the achievements and struggles of former ‘boat people’. Now Australian citizens, they arrived seeking asylum from the Middle-East around 2001 – a watershed year in Australian politics sparked by the Tampa affair and Prime Minister John Howard’s declaration: “We will decide who comes to this […]
With an all-star cast including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, SUFFRAGETTE is the powerful and thrilling first film about the remarkable untold story of the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they […]
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace […]
David Lynch’s prequel to his cult television series Twin Peaks concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the […]
Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) is a sleazy, down-on-his-luck con man struggling to sell glow-in-the-dark neckties in Shanghai. When he encounters the lovely Gloria Tatlock (Madonna), a missionary nurse who wants to obtain a supply of opium to ease the suffering of her patients, he decides to help her get hold of a stolen supply of […]
True to the beloved tale that has enchanted fans for over a century, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is the story of Anne Shirley, a fiercely imaginative little girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets. Taken from an orphanage to serve in the household of an older couple, Anne becomes the […]
Known as the “two-figure” judge and feared President of the Assize Court, Michel Racine rules his courtroom with an iron fist. Racine is as hard on himself as he is on others and his minimal sentences always seem to exceed ten years. With few colleagues or outside acquaintances to call friends, Racine’s life in and […]
The deep conversation between a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) and a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple — lovers turned friends — recount, over many hours, […]
Bill tells the story of ‘what really happened’ during Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ – how the hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare left his family and home to follow his dream. Along the way he encounters murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth. The film will star the BAFTA-winning lead cast […]
Twisted Families follows AMAN, an engineer from a humble Punjabi Indian family, and TINA a beauty from a wealthy Fijian Indian family who decides to get hitched. What ensues is then a hilarious set of problems involving both their families and the countless arising differences between their lifestyles. A story that resonates with young minds of this generation […]
LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and […]
This is the story of an unsung hero Steve Fairless, a country boy who represented Australia in road cycling at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. After the games, with professional opportunities limited, Steve retired from the sport to return to dairy farming to provide for his young family. He was 26 and in physiological terms, […]
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is an enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. By personalizing his […]
A 21st Century American teenager takes a spellbinding, dangerous journey into martial arts legend in the action adventure epic FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. Shot on location in China, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM marks the historic first ever pairing of martial arts superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li, and features the inspiring action choreography of Wo Ping.
It’s New York, it’s 1980 and the infectious sound of Disco fever is spreading across the city. But while the hip shaking NYC party crowd roller skate from one glitter ball to the next, Saddle Tramps DJ and songwriter Jack Morall is struggling to get his work noticed. Maybe his flatmate, the super sexy supermodel […]
Michel Poiccard, an ex-airline steward turned hoodlum, steals a car and heads to Paris. Discovering a gun in the car’s glove compartment, he uses it to shoot and kill a cop who tries to wave him down. He wants to escape to Italy with his American girlfriend Patricia, but the police are after him, and […]
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
Directed by Danny Boyle, this Academy Award® winning film tells the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a young orphan from the slums of Mumbai who is one question away from the ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ jackpot. Arrested on suspicion of cheating and desperate to prove his innocence, he tells the incredible story […]
The controversial topic of the Stolen Generation is played out in this true story about three Aboriginal girls. Taken from their home and separated from their mothers, they are sent to a remote settlement 1,500 miles away. In response they attempt the impossible and embark on a daring escape and epic journey to find their […]
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is an animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz […]
Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by […]
Flash is a football hero skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s spaceship along with the beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome is drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo where they encounter Ming the Merciless and together must foil his plot to destroy Earth.
Set in the 1920s on the opulent and idyllic Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is an enchanting romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. The film follows cynical and arrogant Englishman Stanley (Firth), a master illusionist who is invited to the Catledge Family mansion to unmask a […]
Vincent Ward’s metaphoric tale of sibling relations, AIDS and modern problems in general follows the quest of a group of medieval British villagers. Desiring an explanation of a prophetic dream, the group of miners descends into the deep recesses of Cambrian hills. They emerge in modern day Wellington, New Zealand and set about on a […]
Set in the 23rd century, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element takes us to a world vastly different from that which we know today. For ex-Marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to […]
Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies is the best-loved adaptation of William Golding’s classic 1954 novel. When a plane carrying several dozen English schoolboys crash-lands on an uninhabited tropical island, the children are left to fend for themselves. Leadership is left to two very different boys—the charismatic and dependable Ralph, and the macho, wild Jack. Soon […]