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We’re thrilled to be hosting a screening of Coming Home in the Dark, in association with Rialto Cinemas, on August 12. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, the film follows Alan ‘Hoaggie’ Hoaganraad (Erik Thompson), a high school teacher who is forced to confront a secret from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters, Mandrake (Daniel Gillies) and Tubs (Matthias Luafutu), take his family on a nightmare road-trip.

Director James Ashcroft joins us after the screening for a Q&A session, moderated by Hweiling Ow.

Come along to watch and hear more about the making of the film.

When: Thursday 12 August, 7:30pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Film Industry Member tickets only $12

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Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie in The Justice of Bunny King

On July 29, following its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, DEGNZ is excited to be hosting a screening of The Justice of Bunny King, in association with Rialto Cinemas. The film follows Bunny King (Essie Davis), a mother of two who’s a rough cut diamond with a sketchy past. While battling the system to reunite with her children, a confrontation leads her to take her niece Tonyah (Thomasin McKenzie) under her wing. With the world against her and Tonyah, Bunny’s battle has just begun.

Following the screening, audiences will be joined by director Gaysorn Thavat for a Q&A session, moderated by Lucy Wigmore.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Thursday 29 July, 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Film Industry Member tickets only $12

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On April 12, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni MP hosted a screening of Cousins at Parliament’s Beehive Theaterette. The feature, edited by Alex Boyd (DEGNZ), has been a kiwi box office hit, and is currently sitting at 1.436 million in Aotearoa.

Co-directors Briar Grace-Smith and Ainsley Gardiner addressed over 100 people at the screening, including MPs, screen industry members, diplomats and media. Our Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu attended the screening with other guild EDs.

In Cousins, orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin.