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The Fifth Es­tate

Based on real events, the film drama­tises the quest to ex­pose the de­cep­tions and cor­rup­tions of power that turned an in­ter­net up­start into the 21st cen­tury’s most fiercely de­bated or­gan­i­sa­tion. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten. (Re­port, Page 11.) Run­ning time 128 min­utes. Screens at Pa­cific Fair.

Mr Pip (M)

Hugh Lau­rie, Xzan­n­jah, Healesville Joel and Eka Darville star in this drama set as a war rages on in the prov­ince of Bougainville in Pa­pua New Guinea. A young girl be­comes trans­fixed by the Charles Dick­ens’ novel Great Ex­pec­ta­tions, which is be­ing read at school by the only white man in the vil­lage. Di­rected by An­drew Adam­son. Run­ning time 115 min­utes. Screens at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast.

Jack­ass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville stars as 86-year-old Irv­ing Zis­man, who is on a jour­ney across Amer­ica with the most un­likely com­pan­ion – his eight-year-old grand­son, Billy – in this Jack­ass spin-off. Di­rected by Jeff Tre­maine, the road­trip and peo­ple the pair meet (and shock) are all cap­tured by hid­den cam­eras. Stars Johnny Knoxville, Jack­son Ni­coll, Ge­orgina Cates. (Re­port, Page 9.) Run­ning time 92 min­utes. Screens at Yatala Drive In, Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Nerang, Har­bour Town, Tweed City.

Enough Said (M)

Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus plays di­vorced and sin­gle par­ent Eva, who’s dread­ing her daugh­ter’s de­par­ture for col­lege and doesn’t re­alise the man she’s be­gun dat­ing (James Gan­dolfini in his fi­nal film role) is the ex-hus­band of her new friend. Di­rected by Ni­cole Holofcener. Also stars Toni Col­lette. (Re­port, Page 12.) Screens at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Pa­cific Fair and Har­bour Town.


Tilt Film Fes­ti­val

The in­au­gu­ral Tilt Ac­tion Sports Film Fes­ti­val, which serves up Aus­tralian pre­mieres of the big­gest surf, skate and snow films from around the globe con­tin­ues tonight and to­mor­row in se­lected Aus­tralian cin­e­mas in­clud­ing Pa­cific Fair and Coolan­gatta. Snow sports-themed films screen tonight from 7pm. The first, Few Words, is a look at the life of French pro­fes­sional skier Can­dide Thovex. The sec­ond, Into the Mind, as­sumes the per­spec­tive of a com­mon skier as they brave ski moun­tains in Alaska, Bo­livia, the Hi­malaya and be­yond. The fes­ti­val closes to­mor­row at 7pm with the keenly awaited pre­miere of Fan­ning the Fire, which cel­e­brates the life and times of Aus­tralian world cham­pion surfer Mick Fan­ning. The twotime world surf­ing cham­pion’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal epic takes him out of com­pe­ti­tion on a 21-day life-chang­ing global ad­ven­ture filmed by Tay­lor Steele. Tick­ets $20 adults, $15 stu­dents.

E.T. the Ex­tra-Ter­res­trial (PG)

Starlight and Read­ing Cin­ema Har­bour­town host a Starlight Movie Day fundraiser fea­tur­ing a spe­cial screen­ing of the iconic ’80s block­buster to help raise much-needed funds for se­ri­ously ill and hos­pi­talised chil­dren in the com­mu­nity. All funds raised go to help­ing se­ri­ously ill and hos­pi­talised Starlight chil­dren and their fam­i­lies. Tick­ets $7.50. Screens Satur­day at 10.30am at Har­bour Town.

The Met Opera: The Nose (E)

Ed­ward Scis­sorhands (PG)

Palazzo Ver­sace’s new sea­son of Palazzo Pic­tures, the haute ho­tel’s open-air movie nights on Thurs­days, con­tin­ues with the drama/fan­tasy/ro­mance Ed­ward Scis­sorhands tonight and Fargo next week. Tick­ets are $40 and in­clude a pic­nic ham­per to en­joy in lounges or pri­vate ca­banas un­der the stars. Run­ning time 105 min­utes. Screens tonight at 7pm at Palazzo Ver­sace, Main Beach.


The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire

Mr Pip Wil­liam Ken­tridge stormed the Met with his in­ven­tive pro­duc­tion of Shostakovich’s opera, which daz­zled opera and art lovers alike in its in­au­gu­ral run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his ac­claimed per­for­mance of a bu­reau­crat, whose satir­i­cal mis­ad­ven­tures in search of his miss­ing nose are based on Go­gol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev con­ducts. Screens Satur­day and Sun­day at 11am at Pa­cific Fair and Cine­max Kingscliff. Di­rected by Fran­cis Lawrence. Stars Jen­nifer Lawrence, Josh Hutch­er­son and Liam Hemsworth. Kat­niss Everdeen and Peeta Mel­lark be­come tar­gets of the Capi­tol af­ter their vic­tory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a re­bel­lion in the Dis­tricts of Panem in this se­quel to the box-of­fice smash orig­i­nal. Run­ning time 146 min­utes. Ad­vance screen­ings Wed­nes­day at Har­bour Town, Tweed City, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair.

Bougainville school­girl Xzan­n­jah stars in

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