The Movie of the Year Opens Boxing Day

Posted Monday 21 Dec 2015

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You've read the rave previews, you might even have had a sneak peak - but from Boxing Day every woman will be able to see the inspiring, gritty sensational film Suffragette in cinemas throughout the country.

You can also read our exclusive interview with the producer Faye Ward that features in this special Xmas E News. Once that's done you will be dying to see this flick and because it's Christmas we have an extra special giveaway thanks to the lovely people at Trigger Marketing who have been so generous with tickets this year.

We have FIVE double passes to to giveaway PLUS a copy of the book My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst (with thanks to Penguin Random House), which was the inspiration for the film.

That's for the first FIVE people who email in with suffragette in the subject line.

The next 10 winners receive a double pass and a Suffragette lapel ribbon

Answers please to office@wiftnz.org.nz - with suffragette in the subject line. So hurry up if you want tickets as the WIFT office will be closing for the break.

In case you've been in outer space the last few months and don't know about the film, here is a quick rundown...

About the film: SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.  Fighting for the right to vote, these women were not only from the genteel educated classes, there were working women among them who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing.  Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.  MAUD (Carey Mulligan) was one such foot soldier.  The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

 

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New to NZ on Screen

Posted Monday 21 Dec 2015

The trailer is out for WIFT member Robyn Scholes' new feature Mahana and you can see it here courtesy of

NZ on Screen....Enjoy!

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New this week is the trailer for Lee Tamahori's upcoming film Mahana - his first New Zealand movie since Once Were Warriors. The film stars Temuera Morrison, and is based on the novel Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera. Mahana tells the story of two rival families, the Mahanas and Poatas, and a young romance that connects the two.

 

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