Te Ahu Cinema
Corner South Road and Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia - Phone (09) 408 0519.
Screening now : 29 May to 7 June 2015
MAX: FURY ROAD (R16) 120 mins
What a lovely day.
Director George Miller (director of the first three Mad Max's and, um, Happy Feet) brings the dystopian classic of Australian New Wave cinema back, with Tom Hardy as Max. Co-stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is fighting over the necessities of life. There are two rebels who can restore order: there’s Max (Hardy), and Furiosa (Theron) - a woman who believes her path to survival is across the desert, back to her homeland.
(M) 101 mins
A dream that changed a million lives.
True story biopic on children's rights campaigner Christina Noble, a feisty and courageous Irishwoman who was forced into homelessness as a teen when abandoned by her father. As an adult, her compassionate nature drove her to help nearly a million street-children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia.
"After surviving an early life of poverty, abuse and other misfortunes, Dubliner Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane) finally finds her mission in life. Aghast at the images of the Vietnam War (and the subsequent vivid nightmares they inspire), this tenacious, devout woman travels to Ho Chi Minh City in order to establish a clinic and refuge intended to better the lot of street children and war orphans. Is the fighting spirit coursing through her Irish veins a match for widespread corruption and indifference that awaits her?
PERFECT 2 (M) 115 mins
We're back, pitches.
The all-girl A cappella college comedy is back, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson once again. After a humiliating performance, The Bellas take their talents to an international competition that no American team has ever won. Elizabeth Banks, who co-produced the first film and co-stars in this sequel, makes her directorial feature debut.
PLANES (G) 96 mins
Australian family film about how one boy’s passion for flight leads him the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. Stars Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires).
AGE OF ULTRON (M) 141 mins
Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, this time our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader).
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Ultron emerges with terrible plans. The Avengers' uneasey alliance must reassemble to restore balance.
GROUND WE WON (M) 90 mins
New Zealand’s farming community and grassroots rugby are the focus of this cultural slice-of-life documentary following a rural rugby team looking to overcome a string of bitter losses. Shot in black and white from the filmmakers behind How Far is Heaven.
"Rugby and farming are so heavily branded as symbols of national identity that you might wonder what relationship the images bear to real rugby-playing farmers in 2015. Confessed ‘rugby outsiders’, husband and wife filmmakers Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith hunkered down in Reporoa for the better part of a year to find out. Their dispatch from the grassroots is unsentimental, funny, and so startlingly beautiful it could reanimate your responses to an overplayed mythology.
"The pair follow the area’s predominantly pakeha rugby team at work and at play as they struggle for credibility after a string of humiliating losses. The camera takes to several willing specimens of dairy-farming manhood who open up for our entertainment and edification." (New Zealand International Film Festival)
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (PG) 93 mins
He's leaving his world behind.
The second SpongeBob movie, a mix of live-action and animation, sees Nickelodeon's sea dwelling invertebrate take to land in order to stop Burger Beard the Pirate (Antonio Banderas) from obtaining a missing page of a recipe book - a recipe book that has the power to grant Burger his evil wishes.
Te Ahu Cinema is closed most weekdays outside of public and school holidays, but we do host private screenings for 30 people or more. Email TeAhuAdmin@fndc.govt.nz for more information.