|Home Alone (PG) | 1h 43min
Screening on Friday 16 December
It’s Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing to head to Paris for vacation. Eight year old Kevin is the black sheep of the house who is regularly picked on by his siblings and cousins, and his parents are annoyed by his antics. The next day, the McCallisters accidentally sleep in and barely make it to their flight, but when airborne they realise they forgot Kevin. As his family desperately tries to book a flight back to Chicago, Kevin is thrilled to have the house to himself. However, a pair of burglars named Harry and Marv have robbed a number of houses in the neighborhood and now have their sights on the McCallister home. It’s up to Kevin to thwart them..
|Elf (G) | 1h 37min
Screening on Friday 23 December
Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
|Whiplash (MA15+) | 1h 47min
Screening Friday 6 January
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s potential.
|Amy (MA15+) | 2h 8min
Screening Saturday 7 January
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
|The Big Lebowski (MA15+) | 1h 57min
Screening Friday 13 January
Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude.” A laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money – resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.
|Amélie (M) | 2h 2min
Screening Saturday 14 January
Amélie is looking for love, and perhaps for the meaning of life in general. We see her grow up in an original if slightly dysfunctional family. Now a waitress in central Paris, she interacts curiously with her neighbors and customers, as well as a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects. Little by little, Amélie realises that the way to happiness (and yet more subtle humor) requires her to take her own initiative and reach out to others.
|Guardians of the Galaxy (M) | 2h 1min
Screening Friday 20 January
After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to save the world.
|Lords of Dogtown (M) | 1h 47min
Screening Saturday 21 January
A fictionalised take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.
|Hunt for the Wilderpeople (PG) | 1h 41min
Screening Friday 27 January
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
|Donnie Darko (M) | 1h 53min
Screening Saturday 28 January
Troubled adolescent, Donnie Darko, receives a disturbing vision that the world will end in 28 days. With the help of various characters, including a 6 foot rabbit called Frank, he slowly discovers the mysterious physical and metaphysical laws that govern his life and that will lead up to the destruction of the universe.