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Culture November 1, 2017

Box Office – November

2 November

DETROIT reunites director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Set against the backdrop of the devastating Detroit riots that took place over five days in the summer of 1967, after police raided an unlicensed bar in the city’s Near West Side. The confrontation between the police and citizens quickly turned violent, to the point where the governor was forced to call in the national guard. When the riots were over, 43 people were dead, hundreds were injured, thousands were arrested, and many of the city’s buildings had been destroyed. As a result, the riots are widely known as one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.

Starring; John Boyega, John Krasinski, Will Poulter  and Anthony Mackie.

Please note: R16 rating



2 November

MY LITTLE PONY THE MOVIE brings the Mane Six to the big screen for their most exciting and spectacular adventure yet! When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake. In never before seen adventures, the ponies will embark on an action packed heroic journey that takes them beyond the borders of their homes for the first time ever in search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even a swashbuckling flying pirate ship.

Rated: G



16 November

Filmed in The Catlins at the bottom of South Island, HUMAN TRACES stars Sophie Henderson, Mark Mitchinson and Vinnie Bennett.

Husband-and-wife scientist team Glenn and Sarah study the effects of removing the pests from Perseverance, a rocky island deep in the Southern Ocean. But the arrival of Pete, the mysterious new caretaker for the island, causes upheaval in their marriage. When they become trapped on the island with no contact to the outside world, desperation kicks in with the pitiless winter coming ever closer.

Rating: M Violence, offensive language & drug use.


23 November












Filmed in Canterbury New Zealand, The Stolen is a feature film set at the time of the gold rush in 1860s New Zealand. Starring Alice Eve, Jack Davenport and Stan Walker (pictured).

In 1860, Charlotte Lockton has settled in the South Island of New Zealand with her wealthy Husband, David. But her life’s dreams are shattered when he’s murdered on their farm and her baby son is kidnapped. A month after paying a ransom, frustrated with the apathy of the authorities and distrusting of her staff, she decides to track him down on her own. And so begins her journey through the winds of an untamed New Zealand, at the beginning of the Gold Rush.

She joins a convoy of Women, ex-cons and a Maori warrior heading for the rough mining community of Gold Town. There she meets Joshua McCullen, the owner of the town, a man who is key to uncovering the truth behind the disappearance of her son, forcing her to fight to the death for what she holds most dear.

Rated: M Violence, sexual references & offensive language.

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