Plett Cinema Fri 21Mar – Thu 27 Mar 

Published: March 21st, 2014

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

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-american-hustleAMERICAN HUSTLE – NPU 16 – 137 MIN
Crime, Drama, On the Art Circuit
Weekdays: 14h20 20h00
Weekend: 15h20 20h00

With a host of nominations and wins behind it, and with a top crew in front of and behind the camera, this film takes a look at a notorious FBI sting operation from the 1970s/1980s. We follow a con man, who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent. They are pushed them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Caught between the con-artists and Feds is a passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator, but it’s the con man’s wife who could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston.

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: 17h20

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-the-wolf-of-wall-streetTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET – NPU 16 – 180 MIN
Biographical, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Weekdays: 11h00 13h50 20h00
Weekend: 14h00 20h00

Set during the 1980s at a time of stock market turmoil, and based on a true story. A young man starts his career in the stock broking business just as the market crashes. He switches to selling junk penny stocks, and when that goes well, he opens his own pompously-named firm with a friend, and hires drug dealers to employ hard-sell telephone tactics to move the stocks. Business boomed, as did his extravagant lifestyle, which attracted the attention of the Feds. His life became a game of staying one step ahead… but how long could that last?

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Johan Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau