Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), Damsel showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism. The film carries an age restriction of 13 DLV. Running time: 109 mins. Tickets R40 at the door.
The story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. This powerful drama benefits from moving performances and a thoughtful script that tells the heart-wrenching story of a young gay man who’s tackling faith and identity. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LPS SV. Tickets R40 at Showroom.
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
A surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. The film carries an age restriction of PG 7 -9. Running Time: 104 mins. DVD Rental R40
This award-winning South African film tells of the troubled relationship between a devoted mother, and her dug addicted son, a volatile relationship that eventually drives her to the edge and leads to tragic events.“I ho pe it opens a conversation about the families of drug addicts, about what they have to go through, and gives more people the bravery to reach out, support and talk to the families they know who are going through the same thing,” says screenwriter Amy Jephta. Read Interview The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLSVV. DVD Rental R40
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. The screening includes a 30 minute insightful documentary on the making of the film, following the screening. The film carries a PG Age Restriction. DVD Rental R40
Die Stropers (Harvesters)
An internationally co-produced feature film set within the rural Free State region of contemporary South Africa, an isolated stronghold of the Afrikaans ethnic minority. It is a psychological drama exploring the coming-of-age of a new generation of Afrikaans youth. It tells the story of obedient Afrikaans teenager, Janno, who witnesses his childhood come to an abrupt end on the day his fiercely religious mother, Marie, brings home a mysterious street orphan, Pieter, to foster on the family’s remote cattle farm. Directed and written by Etienne Kallos, a Greek-South African filmmaker. In Afrikaans with English Subtitles. Age Restriction 16 DLPS / Running Time: 1 hr 42 mins. DVD Rental R40. Interview / Read review
An all-new grand live-action adventure from Disney. Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction — bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture. Age Restriction 10PG. Running Time: 1hr 51 mins. Rental R40. Read more
When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in The Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book— a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws — to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated, or threatened with violence. Set against the backdrop of a country grappling with the valor and volatility of the Civil Rights Movement, two men will be confronted with racism and danger, and be comforted by generosity, kindness and humor. Together, they will challenge long-held assumptions, push past their seemingly insurmountable differences, and embrace their shared humanity. What begins as two-month journey of necessity will establish a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives. Age Restriction 13 PGLV / DVD Rental R40. Read more
The Mule marks Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood’s first time on both sides of the camera since he starred in 2009’s critically acclaimed Gran Torino. He directs from a screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick. Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl, who has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLNSV. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film
Inspired by the 2011 box office hit French film Les Intouchables, this inspirational comedy is based on the true-life friendship and lifelong bond forged between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and the ex-con he hires as his live- in care giver. It chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position. Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. The film carries an age restriction of 13 DLPS. Running Time 122 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). Acclaimed filmmaker Marielle Heller, along with a large crew of female collaborators (including producers Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas, screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, editor Anne McCabe and many other below the line talent), brings Israel’s unexpected and at times surprisingly moving story to the screen. The film carries an age restriction of 16 D IAT L. Running Time: 108 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film
From the veiled world of Queen Anne (Oscar winner Olivia Colman) – the last (and historically most ignored) of the Stuart line of Britain’s rulers— who though infamously gouty, shy and disregarded, nevertheless reigned as Great Britain became a global power. It is through Anne’s intricate relations with two other women of cunning and aspiration—her lifelong intimate friend and political advisor Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Sarah’s penniless cousin turned social-climbing chambermaid Abigail (Emma Stone) – that the film dives into a whirlpool of manipulations and emotions that define the phrase “palace intrigue.” The deliciously naught tale has been plucked from real history, set against the outrageously aristocratic tableau of 18th Century royals and marks the first period film of acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. Age Restriction 13 PGL. Running time 1hour 58 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film
On The Basis Of Sex
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the film depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) takes on a ground-breaking tax case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time. It alters the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally. The film carries an age restriction of 13. Running Time: 2hrs. DVD Rental R40, Read more about the film
Bad Times At The El Royale
Seven very different but equally lost souls converge on the El Royale, a once-glorious resort that has since fallen—like its visitors—into disrepute. El Royale offers warmth and sunshine to the west; hope and opportunity to the east. It also straddles the colliding worlds of past and present. In the resort’s lobby where the shine has faded and the laughter fallen silent, gather Father Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), soul singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), traveling salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson), her sister Rose (Cailee Spaeny), manager Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman) and the enigmatic Billy Lee (Chris Hemsworth). Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. The film carries an age restriction of 16 DLPV and has a running time of 136 mins. DVD Rental R40. Read more about the film
A compelling tale of love, marriage and intimate secrets. A poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self‐discovery and liberation from top Swedish filmmaker Björn Runge. It tells the story of a long‐term marriage built on passion, ambition and a huge compromise which comes crashing down many years later. Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still‐striking beauty ‐ the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. The film carries an age Restriction of 16 DLPS. Running Time: 96 mins. R40 DVD Rental Read more about the film
An Inspired New Form Of Storytelling In The Digital Age. The thought-provoking and captivating Searching began when two young filmmakers (writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and writer/producer Sev Ohanian along with veteran producer Timur Bekmambetov) sought to tell a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology and devices we use every day to communicate. At the center of the mystery is beloved, missing daughter Margot, determined father David and sympathetic but no-nonsense Detective Vick. After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. The film carries an age restriction of 13 LVD. R40 DVD Rental. Read more about the film
Same Kind Of Different As Me
Based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Based on the New York Times bestseller.The film carries an age restriction of 13 P. Running Time: 115 mins. R40 DVD Rental
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. The film carries an age restriction of 10 -12 PG LV. Running Time 114 mins. R40 DVD Rental
Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Neo-noir psychological thriller drama film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In French with English subtitles. The film carries an age restriction of 18. DVD Rental R40
Tom At The Farm
A young man (Xavier Dolan) travels to an isolated farm for his lover’s funeral where he’s quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal).Canadian psychological thriller film directed by and starring Xavier Dolan. The film is based on the play of the same name by Michel Marc Bouchard, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dolan. Age Restriction 16. DVD Rental R40
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) leads a US Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LV. Running Time 133 mins. Available for rental. R4o. Read more about the film
On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Stationed less than one mile away are members (James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini) of the Annex Security Team, former soldiers assigned to protect operatives and diplomats in the city. As the assault rages on, the six men engage the combatants in a fierce firefight to save the lives of the remaining Americans. The film carries an age restriction of 16 LV. Running Time: 139 mins. Available for Rental at R40