Expand your mind with these five great films at the Pivotonian Cinema

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Expand your mind with these five great films at the Pivotonian Cinema

While seeing things explode with all manner of CGI is fun, sometimes it’s nice to watch something that challenges your mind. You know, the kind of thing you leave the cinema actually thinking about.

Below are a few such films. Go get out there and learn some stuff.

Louis Theroux – My Scientology Movie

This film marks the feature documentary debut for Theroux and an exploration into his fascination with scientology. It’s been said to be one of his most controversial docos to date, and in this film Theroux doesn’t take no for an answer when he is refused access to the Church of Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters.

Screens from September 22.


Girl Asleep

Fifteen is going to turn a corner. It has to. The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous – only there can she find herself. The film has won a series of awards in Seattle, Berlin and Melbourne.


David Brent – Life on the Road

Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, David Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion’. As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you.



In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed upon them.


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (played by a grumpy Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

All films can be seen at the Pivotonian Cinema in Geelong. For all session times and tickets visit the website. The Pivotonian Cinema is located at corner of Moorabool and Verner street in South Geelong.