■ The Godmother/La Daronne
Dome Cinema, tonight, 7pm. $15 on the door.
■ Golden Rule
Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Free entry. Limited to 50 people. Bookings recommended via Smash Palace Facebook page.
■ Michael Llewellyn
Dome Room, Saturday, November 13, 8pm. $13.00+bf from undertheradar.
■ Motel California Eagles tribute
Dome Room, Saturday, November 20, 8.30pm. Presales from $30+bf from eventfinda or $30 cash sales from The Aviary.
■ Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Evolution Theatre, September 16 - 26. 7.30pm, plus two matinees. Tickets from Gisborne i-SITE, trybooking.com, or at the theatre 45 minutes prior to the show. $35 adult, $30 Gold Card, $25 student.
■ Annie: The Musical
Musical Theatre Gisborne presents Annie. War Memorial Theatre, November 5 - 13, 7.30pm, plus two matinees. Tickets from ticketek.
■ Mai i te Po
Hoea! present a shared exhibition by Michelle Kerr and Poutu Puketapu. Thursday - Saturday 11am - 3pm or by appointment. Free entry.
■ The Word — Te Kupu
This exhibition explores the impact of the written and printed word in the dissemination of knowledge, and the advancement of literacy and access to knowledge in societies over the centuries. Tairawhiti Museum, until August 17.
Colonies is a series of works inspired by the diverse ecosystems seen in thriving coral reefs. These underwater structures are built from individual organisms known as coral polyps. Teeming with life and bursting with colour, the reef and its occupants form a symbiotic relationship where one is dependent on the other for survival. Tairawhiti Museum, until October 3.
■ Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers
Tairawhiti Museum, until September 19.
■ The Godmother
A French-Arabic translator in a narcotics police unit realises she knows the mother of one of the drug dealers and decides to cover for him. Soon she is using her insider knowledge and police resources to build her own crime network.
■ The Man in the Hat
A man travels through France in a Fiat 500, accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman, and pursued by five angry men in a Citroen Dyane. Stars Ciaran Hinds.
■ Dating Amber
In mid-1990s Ireland, Eddie and Amber stage a relationship to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality.
■ The Mole Agent
A documentary follows what happens when an 83-year-old man is hired to pose as a resident in a Chilean nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse.
■ Summer of Soul (. . . or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Film directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. The Harlem festival lasted six weeks and performers included Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Sly and the Family Stone and the Chambers Brothers. Forty hours of video footage lay in a basement for 50 years until it was brought up for use — in restored condition — in this documentary.
Sequel to the 1992 film. Thirty years after the events of the original film, the Candyman legend is revived, with devastating results.
■ The Man in the Hat
A man (Ciaran Hinds) sets off from Marseilles in a small Fiat 500. Behind him is a Citroen Dyane into which are squeezed five bald men.
Jennifer Hudson channels her inner Aretha Franklin in a movie that takes the audience from the soul queen's childhood to her recording of the album Amazing Grace.
Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind who helps his clients access lost memories. When Nick takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession.
■ The Night House
A recently widowed woman (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home her husband built for her. She senses a presence in the house, but the light of day washes away any proof of a haunting. She starts digging into her husband's belongings and finds strange, terrible secrets.
■ Free Guy
A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) realises he is a background character in a video game that will soon go offline.
Matt Damon stars as an American oil-rig worker who travels to France to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she says she did not commit.
■ Coming Home in the Dark
New Zealand film in which a teacher and his family are taken by two drifters on a nightmare road trip with links to a dark event in the past.
■ The Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena and Sylvester Stallone star in a DC Comics-derived story of villains released from prison for a kamikaze mission on behalf of the US government.
■ Jungle Cruise
Riverboat captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) transports British scientist Dr Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), and her brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess great healing powers.