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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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Thu 5 May
2:00pm,  8:45pm, 
Fri 6 May
8:30pm, 
Sat 7 May
8:40pm, 
Sun 8 May
11:00am, 
Mon 9 May
8:15pm, 
Tue 10 May
8:15pm, 
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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 11 May
1:30pm,  8:15pm, 
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Wed 11 May
4:00pm, 
Carol (M)
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In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.
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Wed 11 May
11:00am, 
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Sun 8 May
6:30pm, 
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When a teenager in Buenos Aires quietly discovered his religious calling, little did he know that this was the first step that would eventually lead him to the Vatican in Rome. It would carry him to become the leader of the Catholic Church, the man the world today knows as Pope Francis.
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Wed 11 May
11:00am,  6:15pm, 
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
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Wed 11 May
4:00pm, 
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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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Thu 5 May
12:30pm,  6:30pm, 
Fri 6 May
4:00pm,  8:00pm, 
Sat 7 May
8:00pm, 
Sun 8 May
5:30pm, 
Mon 9 May
6:30pm, 
Tue 10 May
6:30pm, 
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Sat 7 May
11:00am, 
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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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Thu 5 May
4:00pm, 
Fri 6 May
4:00pm, 
Sat 7 May
4:00pm, 
Sun 8 May
2:40pm, 
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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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Thu 5 May
4:30pm, 
Fri 6 May
6:30pm, 
Sat 7 May
4:30pm, 
Sun 8 May
3:30pm, 
Mon 9 May
4:30pm, 
Tue 10 May
4:30pm, 
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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 5 May
2:30pm,  8:30pm, 
Fri 6 May
6:00pm, 
Sat 7 May
6:00pm, 
Sun 8 May
7:30pm, 
Mon 9 May
8:15pm, 
Tue 10 May
8:15pm, 
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Sacro GRA (Exempt)
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Sat 7 May
1:30pm, 
Sherpa (M)
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n 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the risk of this hazardous endeavour is multiplied. This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.
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Thu 5 May
12:00pm, 
Fri 6 May
11:00am, 
Mon 9 May
4:00pm, 
Tue 10 May
4:00pm, 
Wed 11 May
8:40pm, 
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