Raglan Movies at the Old School has two great movies lined up for Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th in the middle of Easter.

LOVING is a good story with great acting. Set in 1950s Virginia USA, it tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a quiet and unassuming real-life couple who went on to make US history.

The MUSIC OF STRANGERS is the of the renowned international musical collective, the Silk Road Ensemble created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma with musicians from several countries including Turkey, Syria, Spain and Iran. It’s a film about musicians and their camaraderie, the power of music to preserve tradition and to shape cultural evolution.

A special extra three minute short will precede The Music of Strangers. This will be the premiere of  “Union” featuring Raglanite Tim Turner. The film was created from a poem written by Tim. The poem, also called “Union”, is  about Tim’s 3 legged dog Boiski and I.  The film has been produced by Touch Compass, the dance company.

 

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings. Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8. Book online: raglanmovies.nz, or phone 825 0023 and leave a message. Door sales from 30 mins before session times.


Loving

Saturday 15 April, 5pm & Sunday 16 April, 7.00pm

All love is created equal.

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star in Loving

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star in Loving

Based on a true story, this romance from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud) sees a white man (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and a black woman (Ruth Negga, in an Oscar nominated performance) fall deeply in love in 1967 Virginia, USA. They marry, construct a house, and build a life only to have the racially intolerant law force them to fight for their right to be together – a fight that would last years.

Nominated for: the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016. Best Actress 2017 OSCARs. Best Actress and Best Actor at Golden Globes.

NZ HERALD 4 Stars ‘Puts a human face on racial intolerance and does so with plenty of heart.’

STUFF 4 Stars ‘Through those strong performances, we get to see the human side of an important moment in history, and that’s what makes Loving such a quiet but powerful film.

Directed by Jeff Nichols (‘Midnight Special’, ‘Mud’, ‘Take Shelter’, ‘Shotgun Stories’)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp, Sharon Blackwood, Alano Miller
Written by Jeff Nichols
Drama, True Story & Biography, Romance, Historical 123 mins | Rating: PG Coarse language | UK, USA

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Saturday 15 April, 8pm & Sunday 16 April, 4.30pm

The filmmaker behind the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom captures a globe-spanning experiment, started by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, where a diverse range of cultures put their musical sensibilities together to create something new. It is a rewarding film not just because of the music but because of the way in which the group finds a common ground in making music and inspiring others.

“While the documentary The Music of Strangers is lovely to watch, it’s even more beautiful to hear.” New York Times.

Documentary, Music | 96 mins | Rating: Exempt | USA.


Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings. Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8. Book online: raglanmovies.nz, or phone 825 0023 and leave a message. Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

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