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Rūrangi

We’re excited for new homegrown drama Rūrangi to release at Rialto Cinemas.

Burnt-out trans activist Caz Davis returns to Rurangi, the rural dairy community he fled ten years ago, hoping to reconnect with his father, who hasn’t heard from him since before Caz transitioned. As father and son slowly reconcile, Caz finds himself swept up in the environmental fight which is dividing the town.

Join us for the Film Talk event where writer/producer Cole Meyers and producer Craig Gainsborough will do a Q&A after the screening of the film.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Friday 5 February 2021 at 7:45pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Film Industry Member tickets $12

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The Turn of the Screw

Having changed the location of Henry James’ Victorian ghost story to present-day Wellington, director Alex Galvin presents audiences with a fresh adaption of The Turn of the Screw. Join us for a screening of the film, which will be releasing in select NZ cinemas Jan-Feb. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with members Alex Galvin (director) and Ed Sampson (editor/producer), alongside Greer Phillips (lead actor) and Emma Beale (producer).

The film follows a young actress, Julia, who is a last minute replacement in a theatre production of the Henry James classic The Turn of the Screw. Julia becomes immersed in the gothic horror production. As her terror increases, she suspects it’s not the fictitious house that’s haunted, but the theatre itself.

When: Friday 22 January 2021 at 7:45pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Film Industry Member tickets $12

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Flamingo and The Old Man On the Island

Flamingo

The first film for the month, Flamingo, a New Zealand comedy-drama, that asks the question… what would you do if you were stuck on a rooftop with a stranger for a weekend?

We’re excited to be joined by director Richard Riddiford following the screening for a 30min Q&A session!

When: Thursday 12 November at 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland.

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The Man On The Island

The following fortnight, join us for a screening of The Man On the Island, with director Simon Mark Brown, for an off the grid story that follows the 77 year old, artistic and philosophical Colin McLaren as he reflects on his decision to isolate for 40 years within a small community on Rakino Island.

When: Thursday 26 November at 6:10pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

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Baby Done and Reunion

We have two more great Film Talks happening in the month of October in association with Rialto Cinemas.

Baby Done

First up, Kiwi comedy Baby Done hits cinemas on 22 October. Director Curtis Vowell and writer Sophie Henderson will be in attendance at this screening for a 30-minute Q&A to discuss their experiences making the movie.

Baby Done stars Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis (Neville from Harry Potter!). Wannabe-adventurer Zoe freaks out when she falls pregnant to her long-term boyfriend Tim. As Tim embraces the prospect of fatherhood, Zoe attempts to rush through her dreams.

When: Thursday 22 October 2020, 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Film Industry Member tickets $12.

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Reunion

The week after, watch New Zealand horror Reunion and hear from director Jake Mahaffy (Free in Deed). When Ellie returns to her childhood home, heavily pregnant, she’s reunited with her estranged mother. She becomes consumed by dark memories that haunt the house and ends up unearthing the hidden, horrifying reality of her family.

When: Saturday 31 October 2020, 7:45pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

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An exciting Q&A screening is coming up on the DEGNZ calendar this October in Auckland.

On Thursday 15 October, Director Leanne Pooley’s We Need to Talk About A.I. will screen at 6pm at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket.

We Need to Talk About A.I. takes a closer look at the future of artificial intelligence and the impact it will have on our world. As computers continue to evolve at an even greater speed, soon they will have the capacity to design and program themselves.

Leanne joins us afterwards to discuss the film with audience members.

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