The Fab Four, a friendly fire-breather, fi­esty older woman and a fame-hun­gry Hun­gar­ian carer all fea­ture on the sil­ver screen this week

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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.


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.

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