Screens – June 2024



    Film poster for 'High & Low' documentary

    Rating: M (Mature themes, coarse language and a sexual reference)
    Duration: 116 mins
    Director: Kevin MacdonaldCast: Anna Wintour, Penélope Cruz, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, John Galliano, Hamish Bowles
    Genre: Documentary
    Opens: May 30

    Directed by Academy-Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, Touching The Void, Whitney), HIGH & LOW – JOHN GALLIANO delves into the captivating and complex life of the flamboyant and iconoclastic head designer at Dior, John Galliano, who soared to unimaginable heights before experiencing a public downfall that shattered his career. The documentary explores the dichotomy of Galliano’s persona. It showcases his artistic genius as one of the most important fashion designers in history, alongside his struggles with addiction. The film features intimate interviews with Galliano himself, offering a rare glimpse into his perspective and search for redemption. It also features candid interviews from renowned figures in the fashion world such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and Sidney Toledano, providing a multifaceted understanding of Galliano’s impact on the fashion industry.


    Film poster for 'Inside Out 2'

    Rating: CTC
    Duration: 100 mins
    Director: Kelsey Mann
    Cast: Amy Poehler, Tony Hale, Diane Lane, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith
    Genre: Animation, comedy, family
    Opens: June 13

    I saw the original Inside Out by Pixar with some teachers whilst stuck on the Alaskan Island of Adak in 2015, which they felt was the perfect inside view into kids’ minds. I was blown away by the film, so here we are, 10 years later and Riley is now officially a teenager, but Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust are confident they can guide her through. After all, they got her through her big move to San Francisco a few years ago! But when headquarters undergoes a sudden, unexpected demolition, new emotions show up on the scene, including the jittery Anxiety. This might just be harder than they thought.


    Film poster for 'The Mountain'

    Rating: CTC
    Director: Rachel House
    Cast: Reuben Francis, Terence Daniel, Troy Kingi, Byron Coll, Fern Sutherland
    Genre: Adventure
    Language: English with Kiwi accents
    Opens: June 13

    ‘From the Producers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Jo Jo Rabbit‘ was enough to have me on board for another quirky New Zealand comic drama. Sam, a fearless young girl raised outside of her Māori culture, is determined to fulfil her mission of connecting with her mountain in the hope it can heal her from the cancer she battles. Along the way she meets some misfits and new kids in town – Mallory, hoping to find friends, any kind of friends – and Bronco who claims to be a runaway from his dad who is too busy to notice him. As they make their way through the difficult ‘off the beaten track’ route, they learn the true spirit of adventure and the magic of friendship.


    Film poster for film 'Emergency'

    Rating: CTC
    Director: Kangana Ranaut
    Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Milind Soman, Bhumika Chawla, Mahima Chaudhry
    Genre: Biography, Drama, History
    Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
    Opens: June 14

    The dramatisation on screen depicts the State of Emergency events of 1975-1977 in India by one of the most powerful and influential leaders of the 20th Century, Indira Ghandi, who served as the third Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was India’s first and, to date, only female prime minister, and a central figure in Indian politics as the leader of the Indian National Congress. Henry Kissinger nicknamed her ‘Iron Lady’ long before the term was borrowed by the media for Margaret Thatcher. 

    Michael Smith
    Michael Smith
    Michael Smith is a proud Westie, adventurer, passionate film fan and owner of the Sun Theatre

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