Step is the real-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counsellors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams – to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all-female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives: they’ve made it their goal to have every senior student graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring, Step embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.
The Discover Tuesdays screening on Sept 26 will screen accompanied by a Random Acts short.
Two rival sapeur factions favour fashion over violence in this vibrant dance short.
18.15Discover Tuesdays: Discover stunning cinema. Whether it's a cult classic, an art-house gem or a riveting documentary, there will always be a chance to see something different and brilliant in our weekly slot.
In Ridley Scott’s brooding, doom-laden thriller set in a spectacularly imagined future Los Angeles, a hired killer named Deckard (Ford) tracks down a group of renegade androids who have escaped from slavery on a colonised planet. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s paranoid masterpiece Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and undoubtedly one of the most influential sci-fi movies of all time, BLADE RUNNER was famously butchered in previous studio versions, including a so-called director’s cut that was nothing of the sort.
This ‘final cut’ is the only version over which Scott had full artistic control, and with its intense atmosphere, breath-taking visuals and lavishly eerie soundtrack by Vangelis, it’s an unforgettable big-screen experience.
Director: Slavko Martinov. New Zealand 2017. 88mins.
Join members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in this documentary about the lead up to the 2015 New Zealand National Poultry Show. Fierce rivalries, infighting, irregular judging and temperamental birds abound as enthusiastic breeders compete in their quest for the top prize, united only in their passion for chickens. A hilarious, unique and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which is sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages.
18.30Discover Tuesdays: Discover stunning cinema. Whether it's a cult classic, an art-house gem or a riveting documentary, there will always be a chance to see something different and brilliant in our weekly slot.
Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called Double Blind. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts in spite of her manager’s reservations. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called ‘Mima's Room’, written by a fake Mima, begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead, with all the evidence pointing to her, Mima is thrown into a state of confusion, madness and paranoia.