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Cin­ema this week takes a look at the many facets of the hu­man con­di­tion, from brav­ery and moral­ity to re­bel­lion and de­ter­mi­na­tion

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

HACK­SAW RIDGE (MA) The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Har­bour Town, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Pa­cific Fair

The ex­tra­or­di­nary true story of Des­mond Doss who, in Ok­i­nawa dur­ing WWII, saved 75 men without fir­ing or car­ry­ing a gun. He was the only Amer­i­can soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he be­lieved that while the war was jus­ti­fied, killing was wrong. As an army medic he sin­gle-hand­edly res­cued the wounded from be­hind en­emy lines and braved fire while tend­ing to sol­diers.

AMER­I­CAN HONEY (MA) Pa­cific Fair

A teenage girl with noth­ing to lose joins a trav­el­ling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirl­wind of hard par­ty­ing, law bend­ing and young love as she criss­crosses the US Mid­west with a band of mis­fits. Stars Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Ri­ley Keough.

DOC­TOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS Nerang

Lost since its premiere on the BBC 50 years ago, the full six­part story has now been metic­u­lously an­i­mated and fea­tures added bonus con­tent in­clud­ing in­ter­views with mem­bers of the orig­i­nal cast.

THREEPENNY OPERA Kingscliff

Lon­don scrubs up for the corona­tion; thieves are on the make, whores on the pull, po­lice are cut­ting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are look­ing for­ward to a bumper day in the beg­gary busi­ness, but their daugh­ter didn’t come home last night, and Mack the Knife is back in town. Di­rected by Rufus Nor­ris and star­ring Rory Kin­n­ear. Screen­ing daily at 12.40pm from Satur­day.

THE AUS­TRALIA BALLET’S FAIRY­TALE SE­RIES: CIN­DERELLA Robina, Nerang

The Aus­tralian Ballet’s award­win­ning pro­duc­tion of Cin­derella. The crit­i­cally ac­claimed pro­duc­tion was cre­ated by Alexei Rat­man­sky, one of the world’s most sought-af­ter chore­og­ra­phers, with ex­tra­or­di­nary de­signs by Jerome Ka­plan.

SPE­CIALTY SCREEN­INGS DIE HARD (M) Tweed City

This time­less ac­tion flick hits the sil­ver screen for one show­ing only – to­mor­row evening at 9pm. John McClane, of­fi­cer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gen­naro and sev­eral oth­ers that were taken hostage by Ger­man ter­ror­ist Hans Gru­ber dur­ing a Christ­mas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in LA.

Pic­ture: Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures

Ri­ley Keough and Shia LaBeouf in a scene from Amer­i­can Honey.

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