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Movies at State Cinema

Now Showing & Upcoming State Cinemas Nelson A locally owned and operated 9 screen independent cinema showing films that range from Art House to Blockbuster

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart chronicles the rise of the legendary band and the evolution of their music over the years. Made up of brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, The Bee Gees wrote more than 1,000 songs and had 20 No. 1 hits throughout their career.

From award-winning producers Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week; George Harrison: Living in the Material World) and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Frank Marshall (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seabiscuit) the film tells the story of how three brothers created music that touched the collective unconscious across five continents for five decades straight.

The Bee Gees hold a special place in the hearts of Australians, growing up as they did in Brisbane and enjoying their first No. 1 here with Spicks and Specks. Their global success with the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever and the classic song Staying Alive has ensured their legacy has endured. The film will be an absolute treat for their fans and a great cinematic experience for anyone who wants to feel alive to the beat of their timeless music.

Credit: Universal Pictures Australia

Coming Soon

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS

111 mins | Rated M (Offensive language & sexual references) | Drama
Directed by Thor Freudenthal | Starring Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Andy García
If you can’t trust your mind, trust your heart.

Charlie Plummer (Lean On Pete) leads this coming-of-age romantic drama as Adam, a teenager living with paranoid schizophrenia.

Diagnosed with schizophrenia after being expelled from his high school, Adam enrolls elsewhere and tries to keep his condition a secret—until he meets a young woman (Taylor Russell, Waves) with whom he makes an instant connection. Co-stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Way, Way Back), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven).

THE WITCHES (2020)
THU 10 DEC Coming Soon to State Cinemas Nelson

104 mins | Rated M (Supernatural themes & violence) | Comedy, Kids & Family, FantasyDirected by Robert Zemeckis | Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Charles Edwards, Morgana Robinson, Eugenia Caruso, Simon Manyonda
Oscar-winning Forrest Gump director and filmmaking legend Robert Zemeckis adapts Roald Dahl’s classic dark fantasy novel with Anne Hathaway starring as Miss Eva Ernst. Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock co-star.

Back in December 2008, the idea for a new adaptation was hatched when Guillermo del Toro expressed interest in making a stop motion film. Ten years on when Robert Zemeckis became attached to the project as director and screenwriter, Alfonso Cuarón jumped in as a producer alongside del Toro, who gets a screenwriting credit.

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