THIS IS NEW ZEALAND
* There are 3 scheduled screenings of this film! *
This is New Zealand was the New Zealand National Film Unit's most successful production. It broke all records for audiences at home (over 400,000) and abroad (over two million). It created a new benchmark for innovative compelling film-making, pushing the boundaries of film concept and technique in New Zealand at the time. This screening will show with 'This was New Zealand' - a documentary looking at the making of the original film.
Remind yourself of 1970s New Zealand, or experience it for the first time!
The Thursday 12 August screening will also include a Q & A with the Director Hugh Macdonald, and the re-release producer Graeme Moffatt.
- Director: Hugh Macdonald (1971)
- Rated: Exempt
- Genre: Documentary (allow 2 hrs including Q&A, or 1hr 30 for our repeat screenings)
THE REEL PEOPLE OF NEW ZEALAND
Stories about independent/art house cinemas in New Zealand from Te Awamutu to Stewart Island (and the people who run them), as seen through the eyes of a young American film-maker. It also focuses on the role film-going continues to play in the lives of may New Zealanders and what might happen in the future.
This screening will also include a Q & A with Producer and the blog and directory, Cinemas of New Zealand, Geoff Lealand.
- Director: Nick Homler (2017)
- Rated: Exempt
- Genre: Documentary (30 minutes film + presentation + Q&A, about 1hr all up)
* There are 2 scheduled screenings for this film! *
A translator working for the police gets involved in the other side of drug dealing. The effervescent Isabelle Huppert returns in the Godmother, where the gritty realism of Breaking Bad meets a stoner comedy movie.
- Director: Jean-Paul Salome (2020)
- Rated: M
- Genre: Comedy Drama (1 hour 44 minutes)
- Language: French and Arabic with English subtitles
THEY CALL ME DR. MIAMI
Dr. Miami is 'the most famous plastic surgeon of the universe'. He's followed by millions of people, mostly teenagers who can't get enough of his live operations and his multiple skits. While chasing fame, and appearing in hip hop music videos, can this Orthodox Jewish father of five carry on with his gimmick and still preserve his identity? Can he carry on preaching for cosmetic surgery while respecting his faith? What happens when social media and body image collide?
- Director: Jean-Simon Chartier (2021)
- Rated: M (Offensive language, nudity, content that may disturb)
- Genre: Documentary (1 hour 49 minutes)
WAITING FOR ANYA
During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd and Horcada, a widow, help smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.
Based on a true story and the novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse).
- Director: Ben Cookson (2020)
- Rated: M
- Genre: Drama, Thriller, War (1 hour 49 minutes)
There's been a lot of work going on over the last month to get Confluence up and running!
Thanks to Whanganui & Partners, in-conjunction with UCOL, for having the foresight and energy to push the Backhouse project through. Confluence is thrilled to be amongst the founding tenants and having the chance to help the Whanganui business and other communities develop.
Huge shout-outs to new Whanganui building firm McCullum Building Ltd, their staff and sub-contractors for completing the work to a tight deadline and managing the refurbishment project for our spaces in the Backhouse.
Plus hugs and thanks to Jim Farley for his time and expertise, and of course Linda for the flowers and support.
Look out for details and more interesting photos of upcoming upgrades in next month's eNews.
Gonville Urban Research Centre presents:
PATRICK REYNOLDS: PUBLIC TALK ON PUBLIC SPACES
4pm Saturday August 21 at the Davis Lecture Theatre in the Whanganui Regional Museum - FREE
Public talk on Public Spaces will be chaired by Anthonie Tonnon and presented by Auckland photographer and urban advocate Patrick Reynolds. Patrick has a deep interest in the performance and design of our cities, how they've come to be as they are and what they might yet become.
GovHack Aotearoa presents:
August 20 to 22 at the Alexander Library
Be part of the largest open data hackathon in the Southern Hemisphere from right here in Whanganui! Meet great people and work together to create something new! Everyone welcome, no previous experience required.