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Aotearoa at the movies: Sleeping Dogs - 158 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Sleeping Dogs

We trace the history of iconic films in New Zealand’s cinematic canon, starting with Roger Donaldson’s 1977 action-thriller Sleeping Dogs.

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Shorts from every corner  - 157 | Regional News

Shorts from every corner

75 of the best short films from around the globe will screen during the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival this October, including 14 making their world premiere.

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Young filmmakers find their footing  - 157 | Regional News

Young filmmakers find their footing

Six short films by emerging Kiwi filmmakers have premiered online as part of the fifth Someday Stories series.

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No one is safe in latest Kiwi thriller  - 155 | Regional News

No one is safe in latest Kiwi thriller

A feature adaptation of Owen Marshall’s “brutal and poetic” short story, Coming Home in the Dark made waves when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and is about to open back home.

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Kiwi film highlights those on the outskirts  - 154 | Regional News

Kiwi film highlights those on the outskirts

The Justice of Bunny King, starring Essie Davis (The Babadook) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), will be in cinemas from the 29th of July.

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Documentary exposes broken system - 152 | Regional News

Documentary exposes broken system

Birth Time, a documentary revealing the developed world’s broken maternity system, will be screened on the 1st of July followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Vive le cinéma - 151 | Regional News

Vive le cinéma

21 new and classic films will be screened at Wellington cinemas for the French Film Festival Aotearoa, running from the 10th to the 23rd of June.

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Visit space and sea with Doc Edge  - 150 | Regional News

Visit space and sea with Doc Edge

Doc Edge, New Zealand’s Academy Awards-qualifying documentary festival, is going hybrid, with films set to appear in cinemas and online.

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Film captures Isey Cross’ journey to 100  - 148 | Regional News

Film captures Isey Cross’ journey to 100

Director Florian Habicht will attend a Q&A screening of his new documentary James & Isey ahead of its general release on the 6th of May.

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Celebrating Indigenous cinema - 145 | Regional News

Celebrating Indigenous cinema

The Māoriland Film Festival highlights Indigenous storytellers from around the globe in Ōtaki from the 24th to the 28th of March.

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Wāhine Māori voices on the big screen - 144 | Regional News

Wāhine Māori voices on the big screen

Cousins, a film adaption of the acclaimed novel by Patricia Grace, will open in cinemas across Aotearoa on the 4th of March.

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Monthly film nights highlight Japanese cinema  - 141 | Regional News

Monthly film nights highlight Japanese cinema

The Embassy of Japan continues their popular Film Nights with two free screenings of 2015’s Miss Hokusai on the 26th and 28th of January.

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Icon of New Zealand cinema passes - 139 | Regional News

Icon of New Zealand cinema passes

Bill Gosden ONZM, former director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, dies at 66.  

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Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen - 137 | Regional News

Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen

To grow a baby, one must first grow up. But that’s no fun, right? So believes Zoe, played by Rose Matafeo in the latest Kiwi comedy Baby Done.

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One terrifying film festival  - 136 | Regional News

One terrifying film festival

10 films will see their New Zealand cinema premieres at this year’s Terror-Fi Film Festival.

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A Halloween classic in a spooky setting  - 136 | Regional News

A Halloween classic in a spooky setting

F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors will send shivers down your spine when night falls on the 31st of October.

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New short film encourages connection  - 135 | Regional News

New short film encourages connection

What would happen if a hopeful eight-year-old encountered someone who had let go of hope altogether? Screenwriter and director Hannah Marshall addresses this very question in Frankie Jean & The Morning Star, a short film premiering at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival.

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