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[16 Dec 14] :: Thursday 22 October 2015 - Black Coal, Thin Ice - Bai ri yan huo - State Cinema
A unique blend of pulp fiction flair and social-realist grit, Diao Yinan’s chilly urban noir finds a hard-bitten former detective resurrecting the cold case that ended his career. Winner Best Film, [...continue]
[16 Dec 14] :: Thursday 29th October 2015 - Safety Not Guaranteed -State Cinema
A cryptic classified ad leads a magazine reporter and his two interns to a mysterious eccentric who claims to have solved the riddle of time travel. This hilarious indie comedy stars Jake Johnson, [...continue]
[28 Jan 14] :: New 2014 Screening Programme online
Click here to view the short notes for the screening programme for March-October 2014.
[28 Jan 14] :: Alliance Française French Film Festival - 5th to16th March - Suter Theatre
Follow this link
http://www.frenchfilm festival.co.nz/film-selection-full/
to view the film selection of the French Film Festival.
[28 Jan 14] :: Thursday 13th March - Get Low - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Get Low
Aaron Schneider, USA/Germany/Poland, 2009, 103min

By A. O. SCOTT NYT

“Get Low,” the first feature directed by Aaron Schneider, is based on one of those true [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 20th March - Chinese Takeaway - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Chinese Takeaway
Sebastian Borensztein, Argentina/Spain, 2011, 93min

By Paul Byrnes

Forgive the title, which loses something in translation. In Argentina, it was Un [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 27th March - Twin Sisters - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Twin Sisters (De Tweeling)
Ben Sombogaart, The Netherlands/Luxembourg, 2002),137min

By Ed Gonzalez - Slant

Adapted from a bestselling book by Tessa de Loo that may as well [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 3rd April - Medianeras - Suter Theatre - 6p.m
Medianeras (Sidewalls)
Gustavo Taretto, Argentina/Spain/Germany, 2011, 95min

By Mark Holcomb Village Voice

A shrewd, intellectually playful rom-com that delivers the gooey [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 10th April - Insignificance - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Insignificance
Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1985, 110min

By Tom Milne Sight and Sound

By inference if not by positive identification, Nicolas Roeg's Insignificance is a [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 17th April - Ten Canoes - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Ten Canoes
Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, Australia, 2006, 90min

Reviewed by: Jeff Robson

The Aboriginal peoples have always played a prominent part in Australian cinema [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 24th April - Beginners - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Beginners
Mike Mills, USA, 2010, 105min

By Philip French The Observer

Six years ago the American music-video director and graphic designer Mike Mills assembled a [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 1st May - Rabbit a la Berlin + Esterhazy - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
German Cinema programmes screen in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut

Rabbit a la Berlin (Krolik po berlinska)
Bartosz Konopka, Germany/Poland, 2009, 41min

By [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 8th May - Lumumba - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
French films screen with the support of the Embassy of France and the Institut Français.

Lumumba
Raoul Peck, France/Belgium/Germany/Haiti, 2000, 115min

By ELVIS [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 15th May- A Screaming Man - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
French films screen with the support of the Embassy of France and the Institut Français.

A Screaming Man
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France/Belgium/Chad, 2010, 92min

By [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 22nd May - Starbuck - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Starbuck
Ken Scott, Canada, 2011, 109min

By Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

‘Starbuck,” about a once-prolific sperm donor who discovers he has fathered 533 children, [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 29th May - LIVE CINEMA! Buster Keaton & Gábor Tolnay - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
LIVE CINEMA!
Gábor Tolnay returns to accompany, on keyboard, 2 classic Buster Keaton features.

Neighbours – Buster Keaton – USA – 1920 -19mns – G
Famous for its acrobatic climax [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 5th June - 5 Broken Cameras - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
French films screen with the support of the Embassy of France and the Institut Français.

5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat/Guy Davidi,Palestine/France/Israel/The Netherlands, 2011, [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 12th June - The Connection - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
The Connection
Shirley Clarke, USA, 1962, 110min

By Andrew O'Hehir

A time capsule loaded with smack from the bohemian underbelly of JFK-era America, Shirley [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 19th June - Vanya on 42nd Street - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Vanya on 42nd Street
Louis Malle and Andre Gregory, USA, 1994, 119min

© 1994 James Berardinelli

Vanya on 42nd Street may be the most innovative and successful [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Reserved
Reserved
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 26th June - Lemonade + Until When - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Lemonade
Hicham Kayed, Palestine, 2004, 13mins

Palestinian brothers endeavor to transcend their predicament as refugees by spending their school break productively, selling lemonade. [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 3rd July - Questions for Mr Reynolds + Act of Murder - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Questions for Mr Reynolds 64min

A documentary about the artist John Reynolds
John Reynolds is well-known as the painter, photographer and landscape artists who represented New [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 10th July - Marti: The Passionate Eye - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Marti: The Passionate Eye
Shirley Horrocks,New Zealand, 2004, 73min


Marti: The Passionate Eye is a tribute to the work of one of New Zealands greatest photographers, [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 17th July - Tomboy - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Tomboy
Celine Sciamma, France, 2011, 84min

By Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile

Built on an intriguing premise about a young girl who more or less involuntarily [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 24th July - Sleeping Sickness - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
German Cinema programmes screen in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut

Sleeping Sickness (Schlafkrankheit)
Ulrich Kohler, Germany/France/Netherlands, 2011, 91min

By [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 31st July - Colour of the Ocean - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
German Cinema programmes screen in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut
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Colour of the Ocean (Die Farbe des Ozeans)
Maggie Peren, Germany/Spain, 2011, 95min

Reel Film [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 7th August - Bamako - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
French films screen with the support of the Embassy of France and the Institut Français.

Bamako
Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali/USA/France, 2006,118min

Philip French [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: August - 38th Nelson New Zealand International Film Festival
August - 38th Nelson New Zealand International Film Festival
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 4th September - Uwasa No Onna - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Uwasa No Onna (Her Mother's Profession)(The Crucified Woman)(The Woman in the Rumor)(The Woman of Rumour)

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan (Nippon)(Nihon)(Nippon-Koku)(Nihon-Koku), 1954, [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 11th September- (9/11! - 9/11!) - An American in Paris - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
An American in Paris
Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1951, 113min

By Roger Ebert

"An American in Paris" swept the Academy Awards for 1951, with Oscars for best picture [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 18th September - O'Horten - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
O'Horten
Bent Hamer, Norway/Germany/France/Denmark, 2007, 86min

By Ty Burr Globe Newspaper Company

'O'Horten" is a precise, deadpan drama of slapstick [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 25th September - If.... - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
If....
Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1968, 111min

By VINCENT CANBY New York Times (Published: March 10, 1969)

"IF . . ." is so good and strong that even [...continue]
[10 Mar 13] :: Thursday 2nd October - Which Way is the Front Line From Here? - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Sebastian Junger, USA, 2013, 78min

By Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film

"Moral outrage [...continue]
[05 Feb 13] :: Thursday 9th October - Holy Motors - Suter Theatre - 6p.m.
Holy Motors
Léos Carax, France/Germany, 2012, 115min

What’s it all about? - Artistry.
By Ann Hornaday Friday, November 9, 2012

The Cannes Film Festival was a staid [...continue]
[05 Mar 12] :: New 2014 Screening Programme online
Click here to view the short notes for the screening programme for March-October 2014.
 
     
     
 
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