From real role models in Hid­den Fig­ures to our favourite Dis­ney princess, there’s a sprin­kle of magic in movie the­atres this week

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY MOVIES -

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.


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.

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