From real role models in Hidden Figures to our favourite Disney princess, there’s a sprinkle of magic in movie theatres this week
HIDDEN FIGURES (PG) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Nerang Cineplex, Harbour Town
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, which turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
SILENCE (MA15+) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Nerang Cineplex, The Arts Centre
Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
THE GREAT WALL (M) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Nerang Cineplex
When a mercenary warrior is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the seemingly unstoppable force.
SPECIALTY SCREENINGS BOTTICELLI INFERNO (E) The Arts Centre
The Mysteries of Dante’s Inferno: A journey to the underworld through the nine circles of Hell, to reveal the secrets of a work of art which continue to intrigue the world. Shot in exclusive European locations such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Vatican Library, London, Berlin and the Scottish lowlands, this astonishing and immersive film delves deeply into Botticelli’s legendary painting.
CINDERELLA (G) Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Robina, Coolangatta February 18, 19
Despite being bullied by her stepmother and her step sisters, a spirited Ella refuses to despair or retaliate, choosing instead to honour her mother’s last words: “Have courage and be kind.” Then one day, she meets a remarkable, like-minded man in the woods, and she resolves to take charge of fate in the hopes of seeing him again. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother and an enchanted slipper and you have magic.
Pedro Pascal and Matt Damon in The Great Wall.