Reserve at http://raglanmovies.nz Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Saturday 1 July 8.00pm, Sunday 2 July 4.30pm
– Life blooms in enchanting ways.
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.
“Allam is brilliant â€“ 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 â€“ (FINAL SCREENING)
Sunday 2 July, 7.00pm.
Reserve at http://raglanmovies.nz
NZ HERALD 4 Stars: â€œThis 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.â€
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 â€˜chick fanciersâ€™, 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. â€˜Pecking Orderâ€™ 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