Movies

AMERICAN ASSASSIN Sat-Thurs (Oct 14-19) 7:30pm plus Wed (Oct 18) 2pm

Genre: Action/Adventure 
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: 14Awith frequent violence and coarse language
Trailer: American Assassin

Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch
Director: Michael Cuesta

Synopsis: American Assassin follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.


AMERICAN MADE Fri & Sun-Thurs (Oct 20 & 22-26) 7:30pm plus Wed (Oct 25) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Suspense 
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: 14A with coarse language
Trailer: American Made

Stars: Tom Crusie, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
Director: Doug Liman

Synopsis: Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.


I, DANIEL BLAKE (SC FILM SOC) Sun (Oct 22) 2pm

Country: UK/France/Belgium 2016
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.

Director: Ken Loach

Synopsis: A Cannes and multiple award winner, this film oscillates between humor, warmth and despair as it follows the plight of those forced to deal with a heartless government civil service. After suffering a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter tries to navigate mindless, crushing bureaucracy in order to receive an Employment and Support Allowance. He befriends a single mother and her two kids as they all try to make their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system.

Presented by the Sunshine Coast Film Society. All attendees must be 18years or older.

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KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE Fri-Thurs (Oct 27-Nov 2) 7:30pm plus Sun/Wed (Oct 29/Nov 1) 2pm

Genre:Action/Adventure/Comedy
Runtime: 141 min
Rated: 14A with coarse language and violence
Trailer: Kingsman: Golden Circle

Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Elton John
Director: Matthew Vaughn

Synopsis: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…


BLADE RUNNER 2049 Fri-Thurs (Nov 3-9) 7:30pm plus Wed (Nov 8) 2pm

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
Rated: 14A with violence
Runtime: 164 min
Trailer: Blade Runner

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford
Director: Denis Villeneuve

Synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.


LAND OF MINE (SC Film Soc) Sat (Nov 11) 2pm

Country: Denmark/Germany 2015 
Language: German, Danish, English with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.

Director: Martin Zandvliet

Synopsis: Based on actual events, this harrowing film takes place in Denmark at the end of WWII when young German POWs, mostly teens with almost no training, are forced to clear the beaches of over one million hidden land mines. Although the consequences are horrific, the Danes have little sympathy for their former occupiers. The film serves as a poignant reminder that revenge destroys more than it satisfies and compassion can help the healing process.

Presented by the Sunshine Coast Film Society. All attendees must be 18 years and older.


THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (SC FILM SOC) Sat (Nov 25) 2pm

Country: UK/Mongolia/USA 2016
Language: Kazakh with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 118 min.

Director: Otto Bell

Synopsis: A large-screen visual feast, this spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year old nomadic Mongolian girl who is training to become the first female eagle hunter in Kazakh society. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes of coming of age, natural environment, female empowerment, and facing the modern world.

Presented by the Sunshine Coast Film Society. All attendees must be 18years or older.

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