The Fab Four, a friendly fire-breather, fiesty older woman and a fame-hungry Hungarian carer all feature on the silver screen this week
the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales … until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr Meacham’s stories.
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS (M) Coolangatta, Robina, Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Academy Award winner Ron Howard’s authorised and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career, from 1962 to 1966. This was the period in which they toured and captured the world’s hysterical acclaim.
HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (M) Kingscliff
With help from her best friend’s 13-year-old granddaughter, a smitten woman in her 60s concocts schemes to get the attention of a hip and much younger coworker, following a self-help seminar that has inspired her no end. Stars the wonderful Sally Field.
THE CARER (MA) The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson’s disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford is terminally ill. He’s also foul-mouthed, irascible and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a fulltime caregiver into his home. Out of sheer necessity, Sir Michael’s daughter reluctantly brings in a candidate to interview for the job. Into this fraught household comes Dorotty, a young Hungarian actress with a burning desire to make it on the English stage.
Brian Cox in a scene from The Carer.
The Fab Four in Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.