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Films Screened In 2012

“The film (is) totally in line with what is fundamental in Nick's work - the emotional nakedness and courage, the search for the essence of the character.” - Susan Ray ... For Nicholas Ray, director of Hollywood classics Rebel Without A Cause and Johnny Guitar, filmmaking was a way of life ... Read more
“Grippingly emotional. Heartbreaking, humbling and inspiring.” - TVNZ ... When a City Falls documents the effects of the two earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Made for the big screen, its on-the-ground footage - captured within moments of both earthquakes - is immediate and ... Read more
“An irresistible black comedy, it's probably Reiner's best film, not least because it shows such affection for all its crazies.” - Time Out ... Gordon's senile, obnoxious mother sabotages every romantic relationship he attempts to have. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Louise, he is ... Read more
Arguably one of the best Swedish films of the late 40s/early 50s, Lars-Eric Kjellgren's While the City Sleeps is a forgotten gem written by Kjellgren and Ingmar Bergman. ... Layabout Jompa is being pressured at home by his parents, who want him to find a job and live a more productive life ... Read more
“Everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel.” - Michael Glawogger ... Director Michael Glawogger takes us on a global tour of the world's oldest profession in the final instalment of his triptych on the nature of work ... Read more
“Why can't all British crime dramas be so well written and acted, and have a splash of comedy as confident as this?” - The Guardian ... Released from jail, "Wild" Bill Hayward returns home to a South London estate where he plans to stay out of trouble while serving out his parole. But his past ... Read more
Weird. Terrifying. Funny. Or just WTF? This collection of sometimes disturbing cinematic oddities is difficult to classify any other way. ... Some of the films in this program may contain content that could offend. ... Read more
“Political systems devour people. Individual struggle is all that's left.” ... In a Ukraine torn between Hitler and Stalin, three children united by their love of music must protect each other in order to survive. ... It is 1941, and there is peace between Germany and Russia. In Ukraine, Jewish ... Read more
“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian ... Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found on the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw and brought home to the unforgiving, rain-lashed moors ... Read more
A young girl living in a remote wrecking yard is forced to take on the town bullies when they travel out to torment her father. ... Selected for competition at Cannes. ... D Michael Spiccia P Jessica Mitchell S Julius Avery TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
While Sarah is trying to conceive a child, she uncovers the confronting truth about her parents - retired activists from the Algerian communist party - and her own identity. ... Screens with The Rest of the World (France, 82 mins). ... D/S Karim Bengana P Alain Bellon, Karim Bengana L French ... Read more
“A lovely example of what a surefooted filmmaker can achieve with a game and talented cast and a generous, heartfelt story.” - The Guardian ... When Iris sends best friend Jack off to her family's holiday shack for a break, it turns out not to be the quiet, soul-reviving opportunity he was ... Read more
“[REC] Genesis is possibly the sweetest, most endearing film I've seen in quite some time; throat rips, chainsaws, gut munches and vicious possessed included.” - Fangoria ... Paco Plaza (co-director, [REC], [REC] 2) directs this ‘rom-zom-com' - the third instalment in the series that goes ... Read more
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fantastical question many children dream about. In ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!, director Victor ... Read more
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