We have three movies screening on the weekend of 1-2 July at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.

Reserve at Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Beautiful Fantastic 

Saturday 1 July 8.00pm, Sunday 2 July 4.30pm

– Life blooms in enchanting ways.

Tom Wilkinson and Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay in Beautiful Fantastic
Tom Wilkinson and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay in Beautiful Fantastic

A young aspiring author (Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay) and a cantankerous, rich old widower (two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson) begin an unlikely friendship in this British romantic drama.When Bella (Findlay) is forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her nemesis, match and mentor in Alfie Stephenson (Wilkinson), the grouchy, loveless old man who lives next door and is an amazing horticulturalist

San Francisco Weekly “Simon Aboud’s whimsical yet slight This Beautiful Fantastic is the latest in the English Garden subgenre, in the vein of The Lady in the Van or A Man Called Ove (which is Swedish but still qualifies).”

New York Observer “A charming, beautifully photographed modern fairy tale about love and gardening, This Beautiful Fantastic is worth seeing in spite of its dumb deterrent of a title.”

NZ Listener 3 Stars “A Downtown star and Tom Wilkinson make for a garden variety odd couple.”

Directed by Simon Aboud (‘Comes a Bright Day’)
Starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Irvine, Andrew Scott, Anna Chancellor, Charlotte Asprey, Eileen Davies, Sheila Hancock
Written by Simon Aboud
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 92 mins Rating: PG Coarse language | UK, USA

The Hippopotamus – (FINAL SCREENING)

Saturday 1 July 5.30pm.

Rollicking British comedy with disgraced poet (Roger Allam) investigating spiritual healings at an English country manor. Based on Stephen Fry’s best selling novel.

“Allam is brilliant – funny, annoyingly self-loathing and sarcastic all at the same time.”

Directed by John Jencks (‘The Fold’)
Starring Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Tim McInnerny, Emily Berrington, Andrew Alexander, Fiona Shaw, Geraldine Somerville, Tommy Knight
Written by Tom Hodgson, Blanche McIntyre (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Fry)
Comedy 89 mins Classification R16 Offensive language, sex scenes, sexual references | UK

Comedy | 89 mins | R16 Offensive
language, sex scenes, sexual
references | UK.

Pecking Order – (FINAL SCREENING)

Sunday 2 July, 7.00pm.

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NZ HERALD 4 Stars: “This is a film about Kiwis being Kiwis, delivered through the portrayal of a club in disarray and all the wonderful human-ness and drama it brings with it.”

Tip: Pen your birds a little early when at a show to help them settle so they're not ruffled by the time the Judges come around!

Tip: Pen your birds a little early when at a show to help them settle so they’re not ruffled by the time the Judges come around!

Join members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Poultry Show, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Audiences will be introduced to an endearing and eclectic group of ‘chick fanciers’, each hoping to take away the top prize, including Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Ian the exacting judge, Mark the voice of reason and Brian the lovable champion. ‘Pecking Order’ is a hilarious, unique, and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which is sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages.

PG 88 mins. | Documentary | New Zealand

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