Film Archive Screenings in Wellington

Posted Tuesday 29 Oct 2013


The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

mediatheatre 7pm

NZ, 1988, 93 mins, PG, director Vincent Ward

The Navigator is an absorbing story that links medieval fears and fortunes to our times, while confirming Vincent Ward as an original talent.

In Cumbria in 1348, the year of the Black Death, a nine-year-old boy is haunted by fragments of a dream about a celestial city. His brother decides that the dream offers their only hope of survival - so five medieval men follow the boy on a quest which leads them to New Zealand, the Antipodes, 1988.

$8 / $6


Saving Grace - Te Whakarauora Tangata

mediatheatre 4.30pm

NZ, 2011, 86 min, Exempt, director Merata Mita

Saving Grace - Te Whakarauora Tangata is the final work of director Merata Mita, who passed away suddenly before the film could be completed. Mita intended the documentary to count in ways that mattered deeply to her and to change perceptions of abuse and violence by using themes of responsibility, redemption, revitalisation, forgiveness and, most of all, love.

He pou mataoho kiriata a Merata Mita. Neke atu i te toru tekau tau ia e kokiri ana i te ao p?p?ho o Aotearoa, o te Moana nui a Kiwa, otir? te ao huri noa. ?nei tana pakip?meka mutunga, Saving Grace - Te Whakarauora Tangata e aro atu ki te take p?p?uri mai ki a t?tau katoa o Aotearoa a t?tau nei te iwi M?ori.

N? Merata Mita i hiahia ki te whakaatu he reo m?rama mai i te hunga e pukumahi ana ki te taha o ng? whanau, o ng? iwi, ki te h?pai ake i a t?tau an?, kia kore rawa e p?hi tonu ana i te p?uritanga.  M? te aroha ka t?mata te whakatika whanau, whakatika t?ngata kia tipu ora ai ng? tamariki, ar? kia whakarauora t?ngata.  He kupu whakamutunga: M? te M?ori, te M?ori e whakaora.


International Mobile Innovation Screening

mediatheatre 7pm

International, 100 min, Exempt

This year's screening programme features recent pocket films, mobile-mentaries and smartphone film from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Sweden, UK and the USA. Includes the work of first time filmmakers alongside internationally established filmmakers, photographers and designers. Presented by the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa (MINA), an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media.

$8 / $6


Reel Life in Rural New Zealand

mediatheatre 7pm. Also 4.30pm Sat 9.

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 change to experience NZ's farming history on screen.

$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.