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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Based on Ari Seth Cohen's blog of the same name, this documentary examines the fashion trends of several New Yorkers - aged 62 to 95 - and how their personal style and world perspectives have guided their approach to ageing in a contemporary Western culture obsessed with retaining youth.
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Wed 4 Mar
12:00pm, 
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Birdman (R16)
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Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor —famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
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Sun 1 Mar
3:30pm, 
Wed 4 Mar
3:15pm, 
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In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.
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Fri 27 Feb
6:00pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
6:20pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
8:30pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
8:45pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
8:50pm, 
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Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. 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.
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Thu 26 Feb
12:30pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
6:30pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
11:30am, 
Mon 2 Mar
4:30pm, 
Wed 4 Mar
4:30pm, 
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Black comedy and Cannes Jury-winner. A father struggles with his conscience and reputation after leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves during what he thinks is a life-threatening avalanche.
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Thu 26 Feb
4:30pm, 
Fri 27 Feb
6:00pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
8:15pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
4:00pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
3:00pm, 
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Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
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Fri 27 Feb
12:30pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
4:00pm, 
Wed 4 Mar
8:45pm, 
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Ben and George take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing. George crashes with two gay police officers, while Ben, who's a painter, bunks with his nephew's family in Brooklyn—a temporary situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
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Wed 4 Mar
6:30pm, 
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Thespian Guillaume Gallienne (a member of France's prestigious state theatre, Comédie-Française) adapts his own one-man show in this flamboyant comedy confessional. He explores his upbringing, his relationship with his mother (also played by Gallienne, in drag), and the eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual after he was raised like a daughter and assumed gay. Winner of the "Art Cinema Award" (C.I.C.A.E. Award) at Cannes 2013.
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Thu 26 Feb
2:30pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
2:30pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
1:00pm, 
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A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.
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Sun 1 Mar
8:30pm, 
Wed 4 Mar
8:30pm, 
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Mon 2 Mar
11:30am, 
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Sports documentary examining the culture, community and spirit spawned from motorcycle racing, all shot in 4K Ultra HD. Directed by Dana Brown, following up his father's (Bruce Brown) Oscar-nominated '70s doco On Any Sunday.
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Sun 1 Mar
11:00am, 
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Thu 26 Feb
1:00pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
2:40pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
3:00pm, 
Pride (M)
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Rousing, true story comedy-drama on the bitter 1984 Miners' strike in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, which fosters an unlikely union of solidarity between embattled mineworkers and the militant gay and lesbian community.
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Wed 4 Mar
1:45pm, 
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Fri 27 Feb
8:30pm, 
Selma (M)
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Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
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Thu 26 Feb
6:45pm, 
Fri 27 Feb
3:00pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
4:00pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
6:15pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
8:30pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
6:00pm, 
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Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart star in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Lisa Genova. Harvard professor Alice (Moore) is happily married with three grown children, until she is diagnosed with the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Mon 2 Mar
4:30pm, 
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Insider showbiz documentary on talent manager Shep Gordon, the directorial debut from Mike Myers. After years of wild success (repping everyone from Alice Cooper to Michael Douglas) and insane debauchery, Gordon (pictured more than once in a t-shirt proclaiming "No Head, No Backstage Pass") turned to charity and his own spiritual quest. Features a bevy of Hollywood star interviews.
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Thu 26 Feb
9:00pm, 
Fri 27 Feb
8:30pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
8:40pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
6:00pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
6:30pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
8:30pm, 
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English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
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Wed 4 Mar
10:30am, 
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Two hopeful new arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.
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Thu 26 Feb
6:00pm, 
Fri 27 Feb
3:30pm, 
Sat 28 Feb
1:30pm, 
Sun 1 Mar
1:00pm, 
Mon 2 Mar
6:30pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
6:30pm, 
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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is the look at the life of famous physicist Stephen Hawking (Redmaybe) and his wife Jane (Jones).
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Thu 26 Feb
3:30pm, 
Tue 3 Mar
12:30pm, 
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Whiplash (R13)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
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Wed 4 Mar
1:00pm, 
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Wild (R16)
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After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
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Sat 28 Feb
11:00am, 
Wed 4 Mar
6:00pm, 
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