Academy Cinema

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Under the Auckland Public Library,
44-48 Lorne St,
Auckland Central,
Auckland Central
Auckland,


(09) 373 2761

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25 April' is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a re-imagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, '25 April' brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic color. Weaving together animated "interviews" based on the diaries, letters and memoirs of six people who were actually there, the film tells the compelling and heart-wrenching tale of war, friendship, loss and redemption using the words of those who experienced it.
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Wed 1 Jun
4:15pm, 
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The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.
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Wed 1 Jun
6:50pm,  9:15pm, 
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A young artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France.
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Thu 26 May
11:30am,  4:00pm, 
Fri 27 May
2:00pm, 
Sat 28 May
6:30pm, 
Sun 29 May
8:45pm, 
Mon 30 May
2:15pm, 
Tue 31 May
5:30pm, 
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Wed 1 Jun
6:00pm, 
Mavis! (PG)
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Documentary biopic on the incomparable Mavis Staples, the almighty singer whose family group – the Staple Singers – invigorated millions and helped power the civil rights movement with their music. This film looks at her historical impact as well as her continued success today, 60 years on.
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Wed 1 Jun
8:30pm, 
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With automatic access to genius, Noma: My Perfect Storm is a creative journey into the unique mind of René Redzepi. How did Redzepi manage to revolutionize the entire world of gastronomy, inventing the alphabet and vocabulary that would infuse newfound pedigree to Nordic cuisine and establish a new edible world while radically changing the image of the modern chef? His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, who now reigns over the realm of modern gourmet cuisine. But beneath the polished surface, cracks appear in the form of old wounds. 2013 stands as the worst year in René Redzepi's career. We follow him as he fights his way back to the top, reinventing NOMA and reclaiming the title of best restaurant in the world in 2014 for the fourth time.
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Wed 1 Jun
2:20pm,  5:00pm, 
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Studio Ghibli's 1991 release, from the director of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Grave of the Fireflies. This is the new dubbed version, with an English-language cast including Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) and Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
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Sat 28 May
4:15pm, 
Sun 29 May
3:00pm, 
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Orphans & Kingdoms is an award-winning New Zealand drama about a man who returns to his own home only to be bound and beaten by three fugitive kids.
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Wed 1 Jun
12:00pm, 
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Phoenix (M)
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June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly returns to her hometown, Berlin. She’s accompanied by Lene, a Jewish Agency employee and Nelly’s friend from pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores Lene’s warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny – the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognizes nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn’t believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family’s inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife. Nelly agrees: She becomes her own imposter. She wants to know whether Johnny loved her – and whether he betrayed her. Nelly wants her old life back.
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Thu 26 May
11:30am,  2:00pm,  8:30pm, 
Fri 27 May
6:30pm, 
Sat 28 May
12:00pm, 
Sun 29 May
4:00pm, 
Mon 30 May
6:30pm, 
Tue 31 May
3:30pm, 
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Tickled (M)
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Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
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Thu 26 May
1:30pm,  6:00pm, 
Fri 27 May
6:30pm, 
Sat 28 May
8:45pm, 
Sun 29 May
8:00pm, 
Mon 30 May
8:30pm, 
Tue 31 May
6:30pm,  8:30pm, 
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A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.
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Wed 1 Jun
2:00pm, 
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Where to Invade Next is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they’re just waiting to be co-opted.
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Thu 26 May
3:30pm,  6:00pm, 
Fri 27 May
4:00pm,  8:30pm, 
Sat 28 May
8:30pm, 
Sun 29 May
6:30pm, 
Mon 30 May
4:00pm,  8:30pm, 
Tue 31 May
3:30pm,  7:30pm, 
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