Island Screens proudly presents
December 4, 2017
7:15pm at the Barrier Social Club, 21 Medland Rd, Tryphena
One Thousand Ropes
A film about family connections, redemption and starting afresh. The father of a deeply troubled household seeks to reconcile with his youngest daughter by making a journey to both symbolically and culturally lay the family “ghosts” to rest.
Written & directed by: Tusi Tamasese Starring: Frankie Adams
“One of the most intelligent films to come out of New Zealand and Samoa.” Flicks.co.nz
“A brooding and solemn story about a family fractured by its difficult and violent past… this English and Samoan language film is an exhausting and moving experience – in a good way.” NZ Herald review.
Genre: Drama Rating: M
Delicious food available 6 – 7pm
Movie entry $10/$12
Next Monday 11 December: Midnight Special
Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from an isolated cult, which almost worships him. The boy’s abilities have also been picked up by the US government and they are equally insistent on pursuing him – leading the duo to a desperate run towards a date with destiny that could alter everything.
Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst
“Real grace, strangeness and beauty.. 4/5 stars.. Jeff Nichols’s gripping cosmic thriller has it all – a superb cast, gritty realism and a final-act reveal that will amaze you” Observer UK review.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi Rating: M