|CINEMA - THE WAY IT USED TO BE||
Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked candy bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for the hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, from arthouse to kids; from new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Thursday 18th December to Tuesday 23rd December
The Dark Horse (M)
Once a local chess-champion, Genesis Potini has spent the last few years in and out of mental institutions. On the condition that a family member takes care of him, Gen is released from the ward into the home of his estranged, gang-member brother, Ariki, and Ariki's soon-to-be-patched son Mana. Needing a purpose and a reason to get out of the gang-pad, Gen joins a local chess club populated by displaced Gisborne youth. At his first club meeting, Gen announces that he is going to lead them to the National Chess championship tournament in Auckland in only six weeks time. Based on a true story. Watch the trailer here
Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Xavier Horan. Director: James Napier Robertson.
Finding Vivian Maier (PG)
Who is Vivian Maier? A mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs from the 1950s to the 1980s that went unseen until recently. Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Watch the trailer here
Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel.
Maps To The Stars (MA15+)
The Weiss family is making their way in a sun-soaked Los Angeles, driven by all the wrong values and rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, yearning and angst. We witness the desperate world of shallow celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by one of their twisted own. As much as it is a sharp, wicked look at a vacant and corrupt society, Maps To The Stars is also a very human ghost story and a claustrophobic nightmare. With this tale of a dysfunctional Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, acclaimed director David Cronenberg forges a brilliant, scathing and darkly comic satire of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Watch the trailer here
Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson. Director: David Cronenberg.
My Old Lady (M)
New Yorker Mathias travels to Paris to sell a grand old apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. But he is stunned to find a refined old lady, Mathilde, still living in the apartment with her very protective daughter Chloé. He soon learns that under ancient French law known as viager, he will not gain possession of the property until Mathilde dies and must make monthly repayments to her until such time. A hard-up writer with no other assets to his name and no money for a return fare to New York, Mathias realises with bitterness that he has in fact inherited a debt. Much to the dismay of Chloé, the spirited 92-year-old Mathilde offers Mathias lodgings in the apartment until he works out what to do. Long-held secrets are soon revealed and hostility turns to affection as the three characters open up to reveal their scars and discover a shared history. Watch the trailer here
Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith. Director: Israel Horovitz.
The spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father's journey across India in search of his son. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends twelve-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. When the boy doesn't come home for the Diwali holiday, Mehendra and his wife Suman slowly begin to suspect that he was kidnapped by child traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed. Watch the trailer here
Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Director: Richie Mehta.
A Streetcar Named Desire (Exempt)
National Theatre Live: As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be captured live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC's Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. Watch the trailer here
Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby. Director: Benedict Andrews.
Join us for a musical start to the holidays as Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye sing, dance and romance to some of the greatest songs ever written. Come early to see Wendy Hambly on the organ before the show. It's sure to be a merry and bright experience for the whole family! Watch the trailer here
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger. Director: Michael Curtiz.
Winter Sleep (M)
Living in the picturesque and striking landscape of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, Aydin is an actor who runs a small hotel with his wife, writes a column for the local newspaper, and is toying with the idea of producing a book on Turkish theatre. Like all the villagers, Aydin has time on his hands, but as the film progresses, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan carefully strips away the veneer that surrounds this self-satisfied and insular man. Through some magnificent set pieces, beautifully written and performed, we get a close look at Aydin's interactions with his wife, his recently divorced sister, and a family of locals who are tenants of one of his properties. With a steady, penetrating gaze reminiscent of that which Ingmar Bergman brought to his chamber pieces, the director cuts through the smug self-image of a man who considers himself of elevated stature, but is ultimately brought face-to-face with who and what he truly is. Winner of the 2014 Palme d'Or. Watch the trailer here
Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag. Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret... Watch the trailer here
Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett. Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.