NOW SHOW­ING

From a tale of art and war through to film fes­ti­val en­tries and a 1980s clas­sic, lo­cal big screens of­fer plenty of va­ri­ety for movie buffs this week

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THE MON­U­MENTS MEN (M)

Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Pa­cific Fair, Robina, Har­bour Town, Yatala Drive-in: Based on a true story, Ge­orge Clooney di­rects and stars as the leader of a World War II pla­toon which is given the task of res­cu­ing price­less stolen art from the Nazis and re­turn­ing it to all the right­ful own­ers. Also star­ring Matt Damon, Bill Mur­ray, John Good­man and Cate Blanchett. Opens to­day.

NEED FOR SPEED (M)

Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Robina, Coolan­gatta, Har­bour Town, Yatala Drivein: The highly suc­cess­ful video game fran­chise is brought to life on the big-screen, with Aaron Paul star­ring as Tobey, a street racer fresh out of prison, who was framed by a busi­ness as­so­ciate (Do­minic Cooper). With re­venge in mind, he joins a cross-coun­try race, but his ex­part­ner puts a bounty on his head as it be­gins. Opens to­day.

RISE OF THE ECOW­AR­RIORS

Kingscliff, Mur­willum­bah: Fol­lows a group of pas­sion­ate and ad­ven­tur­ous young people who leave their known worlds be­hind to spend 100 days in the jun­gles of Bor­neo. Their mis­sion is to con­front one of the great global chal­lenges of our time, sav­ing rain­forests and orang-utans. Their task is enor­mous and the odds are against them. Cathy Henkel di­rects. Closed the re­cent By­ron Film Fes­ti­val. Screens Kingscliff to­mor­row un­til March 19 and screens Mur­willum­bah on Sun­day.

THE TEM­PEST

Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Robina, Coolan­gatta: Christo­pher Plummer plays Pros­pero, the ban­ished Duke of Mi­lan who plots his re­venge against the en­e­mies who left him stranded. Strat­ford Shake­speare Fes­ti­val, Canada, pro­duc­tion filmed with 10 cam­eras over two days in 2010. Screens Satur­day and Sun­day at 1.30pm.

YOUNG AT HEART

Kingscliff: Syd­ney film fes­ti­val aimed at se­niors re­turns for its ninth year. Tour­ing el­e­ment gives film buffs from re­gional cen­tres a chance to vote for their favourite films en­tered in this year’s short film com­pe­ti­tion. See fes­ti­val

Dear Life, We’ve All fi­nal­ists Been there, MakeOver, Fairy Truth, Rain Old Lady Luck

and and vote for your favourite. Screens Satur­day and Mon­day at 10.30am.

KIDS SCREEN­INGS SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (G)

Pa­cific Fair: The film that launched Walt Dis­ney’s ca­reer breathes life into the Grimm broth­ers fairy­tale. A wicked Queen plots to mur­der a young princess but she sleeps in­stead, to be awak­ened by the kiss of a hand­some prince. A new in­stal­ment in the weekly marathon of Dis­ney’s Princess films. Screens Satur­day, 10.30am.

RETRO FILM FOOT­LOOSE (PG)

Robina: City teenager moves to a small town where rock mu­sic and dancing have been banned by the town pas­tor. His re­bel­lious spirit shakes up the pop­u­lace. This mu­si­cal hit stars a young Kevin Ba­con, Lori Singer and John Lith­gow. Screens Sun­day, 4pm.

Mon­u­ments Men stars Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett

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