Free Tickets to Rock the Casbah

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Pinnacle Films have 5 double passes to give away to ROCK THE CASBAH, opening in NZ cinema's on September 25.

Just answer this simple question: Name the film (starring Bogey and Bergman) whose title is a famous city in Morocco.

Email answers only to with answer in the subject line by 5 pm Thursday 25 September. Winners only will be notified.

Rock the Casbah is a unique Moroccan drama/comedy that screened at the Special Presentation section at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars an acclaimed all-female lead cast.

Film Synopsis: Summer in Tangiers. A family comes together for three days in their home following the death of the father to share their memories and to grieve his loss, according to Muslim tradition. They have left the beach behind and swapped swimsuits for djellabas as everyone gathers in a show of mourning. The emotions are further heightened since this man left behind him an entirely female immediate family. Sparks start to fly when Sofia jets in from New York after several years away. The youngest daughter, she made a new life for herself as an actress in America, but she only ever gets roles as the terrorist in US series. Her return provides the opportunity to settle some scores with her sisters, as the order once maintained by the patriarch breaks down. Between laughter and tears, a collective hysteria leads each of the women to face up to some home truths..

You can check out the trailer here:



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Special Screening: The Deadly Ponies Gang

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

On Friday 5 September WIFT member Zoe McIntosh's accomplished feature film is showing at the Film Archive in Wellington as part of their Soup and Seat series of lunchtime screenings.  Here's a rundown on the plot...

What happens when you cross poor white trash with gangsta culture, then stick it on a horse? You get the Deadly Ponies Gang. Dwayne and Clint have been the "bestest of friends" forever. They love hip hop, and horses, but they don't like guns, and they can't afford cars, so the pair have taken to pimping out their ponies instead, blinging out their rides with pearls, glitter, and gold (all plastic, of course) eternally trying to impress the ladies.

12.15pm Friday 5 September

Mediatheatre, Taranaki Street, Wellington

$8 for your movie ticket + soup + excellent film - Bargain!