One Thousand Ropes chosen for Academy Awards

Posted Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

And the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film goes to...well, we're hoping it will be Tusi Tamasese's supernatural drama One Thousand Ropes - produced by Catherine Fitzgerald - which has been picked as the Kiwi contender for the aforementioned category in the 2018 Academy Awards. Wellington members can see the film this week thanks to Nga Taonga, which is screening it today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. This week's Nga Taonga line up also includes a diverse range of films and docos we know you'll love!

Wednesday 4 October

Ratatouille at 10.30am, When the Cat's Away at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Thursday 5 October

Shopping with Mother at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Friday 6 October:

Still Chasin' Possums at 12.15pm, Kilikiti at 5.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

Saturday 7 October

White Boots and Busby at 4.30pm, One Thousand Ropes at 7pm

One Thousand Ropes is the story of a Samoan family living in suburban New Zealand, re-connecting and putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. The film premiered in the Panorama section of this year's Berlin film festival, and is featuring next in this month's London and Adelaide festivals.

Watch the trailer


Uelese Petaia, in a still shot from One Thousand Ropes

Next Up...

WIN tickets to the movie Detroit

Posted Tuesday 03 Oct 2017

This week we're giving away 5 double passes to a dramatic thriller: Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, due for release in New Zealand on 2 November.

Following on from The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Bigelow presents another vivid and all-too-relevant exploration of America's recent past. Starring British up-and-comer John Boyega (pictured) as Melvin Dismukes, the security guard, Detroit focuses on the events that transpired one terrifying evening in the summer of 1967, during the civil unrest that tore apart the city of Detroit, and its traumatic aftermath.

To enter the draw, watch the trailer and answer this simple question:

One of the interrogating police officers asks Melvin to confirm that he carries what kind of gun?

Email your answer in the subject line to by 5pm Friday 13 October 2017. Only winners will be notified.