This week film lovers can ex­plore the worlds of mu­sic, the dis­tant fu­ture, the su­per­nat­u­ral or the very real chal­lenge of climate change

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AN INCONVENIENT SE­QUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (PG) Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Nerang Cine­plex, Har­bour Town, Tweed City, The Arts Cen­tre

Al Gore is back in the­atres talk­ing about climate change, and he’s hop­ing some of his ideas will make it into peo­ple’s homes as well. The for­mer US vice pres­i­dent stars in An Inconvenient Se­quel: Truth to

Power, which is a fol­low-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning doc­u­men­tary about his ef­forts to com­bat climate change. The se­quel ar­rives in a new world of smart homes, masspro­duced elec­tric ve­hi­cles and Donald Trump in the White House. Gore, 69, has cham­pi­oned en­vi­ron­men­tal causes for more than 40 years. In an in­ter­view with The As­so­ci­ated Press, he said he’s felt hope­less about re­vers­ing climate change at times, but never for very long. One of those mo­ments came V1 - GTTE01Z01MA re­cently when Trump an­nounced the US would pull out of the Paris Climate Ac­cord. But Gore has said he feels more op­ti­mistic now. “Any­body who works on the climate cri­sis is tempted in some dark mo­ments to de­spair but it doesn’t last long for me. De­spair is just an­other form of de­nial,” Gore says. “We don’t have time for it, we have work to do and the ba­sis for hope is real and au­then­tic. The so­lu­tions are here. Elec­tric­ity from so­lar and wind is now get­ting cheaper than elec­tric­ity from fos­sil fu­els and we are see­ing a huge switch in that di­rec­tion.” Small ad­just­ments at home in­clude switch­ing to LED light bulbs, or keep­ing the ther­mo­stat slightly warmer in the sum­mer and cooler in the win­ter might not seem like it makes a big dif­fer­ence when you look at the world’s over­all cri­sis, but Gore as­sures it helps. “All of th­ese so­lu­tions add up. Ac­tu­ally they are be­gin­ning to,” Gore says. He en­cour­aged peo­ple to check out so­lu­tions on An Inconvenient Se­quel’s web­site, which in­cludes tips on items to buy at the gro­cery store that are more climate friendly, home energy-sav­ing tips and links to car­bon­cut­ting projects world­wide that peo­ple can in­vest in for as lit­tle as $6. For all the prac­ti­cal ad­vice, Gore says politi­cians re­main key. “Use your ca­pac­ity as a cit­i­zen, to let can­di­dates and of­fice hold­ers know that this is im­por­tant to you,” he says. “When you use your voice, then the laws be­gin to change.”

WIND RIVER (MA15+) Robina, Nerang Cine­plex

An FBI agent teams with a town’s vet­eran game tracker to in­ves­ti­gate a mur­der that oc­curred on a Na­tive Amer­i­can reser­va­tion.

VA­LE­RIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOU­SAND PLAN­ETS (M) Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Nerang Cine­plex, Har­bour Town, Tweed City

In the 28th cen­tury, Va­le­rian and Lau­re­line are spe­cial op­er­a­tives charged with main­tain­ing or­der through­out the uni­verse. Un­der as­sign­ment, the two em­bark on a mis­sion to the breath­tak­ing city of Al­pha – an ever-ex­pand­ing me­trop­o­lis where species from all over the uni­verse have con­verged over cen­turies to share knowl­edge, in­tel­li­gence and cul­ture. But a dark force threat­ens.

ANNABELLE: CRE­ATION (MA15+) Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Nerang Cine­plex, Har­bour Town, Tweed City

Sev­eral years af­ter the tragic death of their lit­tle girl, a doll­maker and his wife wel­come a nun and sev­eral girls from a shut­tered or­phan­age into their home, soon be­com­ing the tar­get of the doll­maker’s pos­sessed cre­ation, Annabelle.

THE WALL (MA15+) Nerang Cine­plex

US sol­diers Allan “Ize” Isaac and Shane Matthews an­swer a dis­tress call in the desert of post-war Iraq. Sud­denly, gun­shots erupt, leav­ing Shane badly in­jured and Allan with a bul­let in his leg. Forced to take cover be­hind a crum­bling stone wall, Isaac now finds him­self in a fight for sur­vival against an un­seen sniper who has all of the ad­van­tages.


Over the past 16 years, a group of mu­si­cians has come to­gether to cel­e­brate the univer­sal power of mu­sic. Named for the an­cient trade route link­ing Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road En­sem­ble, an in­ter­na­tional col­lec­tive cre­ated by cel­list Yo-Yo Ma, ex­em­pli­fies mu­sic’s abil­ity to blur ge­o­graph­i­cal bound­aries, blend dis­parate cul­tures and in­spire hope for both artists and au­di­ences.

Climate-change cam­paigner Al Gore is back on screens for An Inconvenient Se­quel: Truth to Power.

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