BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

OPENS 23-AUGUST

Drama illustrating the power of music, when a Pakistani teen living in grim Thatcher-era England discovers the working-class anthems of Bruce Springsteen. From the writer/director of Bend It Like Beckham.

 

"1987, Margaret Thatcher’s England. Javed, a 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, lives in the town of Luton. His father’s recent job termination and the neighborhood skinheads are a daily reminder of the difficult times he’s living in. What young Javed really wants is to be a writer—something his father doesn’t approve of or understand—and when a new friend loans him a few Bruce Springsteen cassettes, Javed is changed forever. The Boss’s working-class anthems and affirming lyrics seem to speak directly to Javed, emboldening him to find his own voice as a writer, stand up to the racism around him, and challenge his father’s rigid ideals." (Sundance Film Festival

 



AD ASTRA

OPENS 20-SEPTEMBER

The answers we seek are just outside our reach.

 

An engineer journeys across the galaxy in search of his father in this sci-fi from the director of The Lost City of Z. Front-loaded with an Oscars-certified cast that includes Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and Ruth Negga (Loving).

 




CAMINO SKIES

 

OPENS 24-AUGUST

Once you're facing the right direction, you just need to keep walking.

Documentary following six inspirational Australian and New Zealand pilgrims as they set out to conquer the mighty 800km Camino de Santiago.

 

"Six strangers from New Zealand and Australia between the ages of 50 and 80 set off on an inspirational trek along the Camino de Santiago, each hoping to overcome the personal and physical trauma that life has dealt them. Some will be undertaking the Camino for the first time. Others know all too well how arduous their previous journey was, but have nonetheless chosen to return." (DocEdge Film Festival)

 

 

 



DOWNTON ABBEY

OPENS 12-SEPTEMBER

 

One trip can change everything.

 

The UK TV series' original cast is joined by a host of newcomers in this feature adaptation written by the show's creator, Julian Fellowes. The show followed the Crawley family who lived in an Edwardian English country house with their servants at the turn of the 20th century.

 

 



FAST AND FURIOUS: HOBBS AND SHAW

OPENS 30-AUGUST

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham lead this buddy cop Fast & Furious spin-off helmed by Deadpool 2 director and John Wick co-creator, David Leitch.

Sworn enemies Hobbs (Johnson) and Shaw (Statham) partner up to bring down cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) before he uses his control of a biological weapon to alter humanity forever.

 



IT: CHAPTER TWO

OPENS 5-SEPTEMBER

James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader star in the sequel to 2017's hit horror, set 27 years after the events of the first film. Director Andy Muschietti returns, along with Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.



ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

OPENS 5-SEPTEMBER

Margot Robbie is Manson Family victim Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's latest all-star drama set in 1969 L.A., alongside Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino and more.

 

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) is a struggling former TV star, still struggling to make it in Tinseltown, alongside his former stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). But as Dalton's neighbour, rising star Sharon Tate (Robbie), will soon tragically learn, something more dangerous than the pursuit of fame is stalking Hollywood - a violent cult led by a charismatic figure promising the apocalypse.

 



RORY'S WAY

OPENS 24-AUGUST

Brian Cox is a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and to get medical treatment in the States in this drama. Moving in with his estranged son, he sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.