Film Archive Screenings in Wellington (1)

Posted Tuesday 12 Nov 2013

Next week we screen some classic boxing moments from the Film Archive vaults - from Timaru's own Bob Fitzsimmons to Cassius Clay







Are Web Series the Future?

mediatheatre 6pm

Discussion approx 60 min

Web series have been around since 1995, so the idea is not new. But is now the time for this storytelling medium to flourish? Script-to-Screen brings together some of the makers of locally developed and produced web series, Flat 3Auckland Daze and Emmy award winning Reservoir Hill, to discuss the pros of writing for the web TV format, building an audience and having an entrepreneurial mindset. Drinks from 5pm, talk 6-7pm, stay afterwards for a slice of Heaven Pizza and a drink.

$5 koha appreciated




Reel Life in Rural New Zealand

mediatheatre. 7pm Thurs 14 / 4.30pm Sat 16.

NZ, 75 min, Exempt

Shearing gangs, kiwi inventions dating back to 1913, and some of the unique rituals of country life are showcased in this programme of films that spans the 20th century. Reel Life in Rural New Zealand screened in woolsheds in the Hawke's Bay, Tararua and Wairarapa regions in March 2013, and now Wellington residents have a chance to experience NZ's farming history on screen.

$8 / $6




Illustrious Energy

mediatheatre 7pm

NZ, 1988, 96 min, PG, director Leon Narbey

Winner of eight Listener Film and Television Awards, this film was also honoured at film festivals in Taormina and Hawaii. In Illustrious Energytwo Chinese goldminers in a remote valley in 1860s Central Otago struggle to improve their lot. The goldrush is over. Their life is tough. When they make a lucky strike on their claim, it seems that they may at last be able to achieve their ambitions. Chan takes the gold and goes to town to pay their debts. Life in town offers unexpected attractions, not the least being a young woman who's traveling with a small circus as a magician's assistant. $8 / $6




Peace and Love in Africa - film premiere

mediatheatre 7pm

NZ, 2012, 84 min, Exempt, director Bronwyn Judge

The Film Archive and DANCE Wellington present the world premiere ofPeace and Love in Africa, a feature documentary directed by Bronwyn Judge. The film follows the journey of Ra McRostie, a teacher of African inspired dance in Oamaru, who travels to Africa to find out what draws Westerners to this form of dance and music. Both Judge and McRostie will be present at the premiere. Reception and African nibbles from 6pm, screening starts 7pm.

$10 / $8




Tsuyako + Q&A with award winning USA film maker

mediatheatre 6.30pm

Japan, 2011, film 25 min + discussion approx 50 min

StarNow, in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, host a special screening of the multi award winning and Oscar accredited short film TsuyakoTsuyako has screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning 42 awards - including Best Film at the 2013 HollyShorts Film Festival. The screening will also include a Q&A with director Mitsuyo Miyazaki and producer Jacob Halajian. 6pm reception and nibbles, screening starts 6.30pm.

$5 - tickets can be purchased  here




Films with Fight

mediatheatre 7pm. Also 4.30pm on Sat 23.

90 min, Exempt

A thrilling programme of classic boxing moments from the Film Archive vaults. Featuring kiwi boxing talents, along with international stars. Programme: Bob Fitzsimmons vs Jim Corbett (1897), Pete Sarron vs Tommy Donovan (1930), Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston (1963), andFrom Poverty Bay to Broadway: The Story of Tom Heeney (Lydia Monin, 2010).

$8 / $6




Magic Playgrounds: Historical Images of New Zealand Childhoods , exhibition three

Pelorus Trust mediagallery

Daily (except Sunday)

The third and final in the Magic Playgrounds series of three moving image exhibitions curated by Tina Makereti, on the social history of childhood in New Zealand.

Shared Baskets - Social Equality in Aotearoa NZ focuses on the interplay between notions of social equality and kiwi childhoods. Egalitarianism and kiwi independence are things we've long been proud of, and we like to think that most kiwis stand on an equal footing with each other. This last exhibition explores the degree to which this is the case. It asks: what happened to the lauded "cradle to the grave" social welfare policies of the twentieth century? When did we decide that welfare is a dirty word? And why do 25% of our children, that is 270,000 tamariki, currently live with unacceptable levels of poverty? The exhibition showcases a range of footage, including: Inside Child Poverty- Bryan Bruce's compelling 2011 documentary, historical newsreels, past and recent TV broadcasts, and more.

Free admission