Film Archive Screening In Wellington This Week

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014


The Man in the Hat: Peter McLeavey

mediatheatre 7.30pm

NZ, 2009, Exempt, film 75 min + Q&A approx 15 min

Join us for a one-off screening of The Man in the Hat, a documentary portrait of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey, followed by a Q&A with director Luit Beringa. The film explores McLeavey's early life, the discovery of his New Zealand identity while he lived in London, and the more than 500 exhibitions that he went on to curate from his history-making Cuba Street gallery.

This screening is presented in association with the  New Zealand Festival Writers Week.

$5 koha appreciated


In Conversation with Helen Bowden (AUS)

mediatheatre 6pm

NZ, Exempt, talk 60 min + pizza and drinks

Join  Script to Screen for the first Wellington Writer's Room of the year as kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden (Matchbox Pictures) talks to producer Robin Laing about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia. The discussion will delve into the development process from genesis to production, and how to find and make a story that will work both for the local network and for the international market.

Drinks 5.30pm, talk 6-7pm. Stay afterwards for a slice of Heaven Woodfire Pizza on us and a drink.

$5 koha appreciated


Wild Horses

mediatheatre 7pm

NZ, 1984, PG, 89 min, 35mm, director Derek Morton

A New Zealand western set in Tongariro National Park, and based around real events and people associated with the wild equine inhabitants of the Central Plateau during the 1960s and 1970s. When Dan Mitchell loses his job at the local mill, he decides to capture and sell the wild horses that roam free in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu. Joined by friends, the Sullivan brothers and former rodeo riders Sam and Sara, Dan packs up house and home and heads for the hills. Trouble begins when deer hunters in the park maintain that the horses and their catchers scare away their prey and begin shooting the horses at random.

$8 / $6