Premiering this week at the Southern Cross Cinema:
Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley.
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Ben Hur (M)
Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro.
A prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother – an officer in the Roman army – returns home after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds his redemption.
33 A.D., Jerusalem
A crowd is gathered for a chariot race. Among the riders are Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and his adopted brother Messala Severus (Toby Kebbell). As they prepare to ride, the two challenge each other before riding off.
Eight years earlier, Judah and Messala were very close. Judah is a Jew while Messala was born a Roman. They are seen racing their horses together, until Judah's horse throws him off and injures him. Messala carries Judah back home.
Embrace of the Serpent (M)
Starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvaet, Antonio Bolivar.
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian Sharman and last survivor of his people and two scientists who work together over 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Also screening this week
Starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade
A high school senior finds herself immersed in a online game of truth of dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonympus community of “watchers”.
Strokes (G) and Free State of Jones (MA15+).
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