Plett Cinema Fri 14 Mar – Thu 20 Mar 

Published: March 14th, 2014

movie-12-years-a-slave12 YEARS A SLAVE –NPU 18 – 134 MIN
Biographical, Drama, On the Art circuit
Weekdays: 11h00 14h00 17h20 20h00
Weekend: 11h00 17h20 20h00

Set in the 1850’s in America, and based on a true story, this film has won high praise in spite of having some scenes that are ”difficult to watch”. A free black man agrees to join a travelling show, but is instead abducted, stripped of his identity, and sold into slavery. The next twelve years are extremely harrowing for him and his fellow slaves, as he seeks a way to regain his freedom without getting killed in the process.

Winner of Best Film and Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 OSCARS.

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson.

movie-frozen FROZEN – PG – 103 MIN
Adventure, Animation, Family
Weekend: 11h00 13h10 18h00

Like The Little Mermaid, this is Disney’s take on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. A fearless and optimistic young woman sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with a rugged mountain man and his loyal reindeer, to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and an hilarious snowman, they battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk.

movie-the-book-thiefTHE BOOK THIEF – PG 10 – 131 MIN
Drama, War, On the Art circuit
Weekdays: 11h00 17h00
Weekend: 15h20

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, a young woman finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. As she reads to him, a relationship develops, but the Nazis are forever searching houses and it is only a matter of time before they come knocking.

Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch

movie-mandelaMANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM – NPU 10 – 153 MIN
Biographical, Drama, On the Art Circuit
Weekdays: 13h40 20h00
Weekend: 14h00 20h00

The biography of ex South African President Nelson Mandela, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s segregated society.

Cast: Idris Alba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwi Matshikiza