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Thursday 15 August 2019

Extra Screenings in Christchurch
Meeting Gorbachev

We've added additional screenings of some popular titles in Christchurch.

Tickets are available online or at the screening venue box office.

Escher: Journey into Infinity

Monday 26 August

11.00am at Lumière Cinemas (The Bernhardt)

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Monday 26 August

11:45am at Lumière Cinemas (The Bardot)

Meeting Gorbachev

Monday 26 August

12:45am at Lumière Cinemas (The Bernhardt)

A White, White Day

Monday 26 August

2:00pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bardot)

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Monday 26 August

2:45pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bernhardt)

Les Misérables 

Monday 26 August

4:15pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bardot)

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Monday 26 August

6:15pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bernhardt)

New Zealand’s Best 2019

Monday 26 August

6:30pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bardot)


Monday 26 August

8:15pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bernhardt)

The Wild Goose Lake

Monday 26 August

8:30pm at Lumière Cinemas (The Bardot)

Friday 9 August 2019

The 2019 WFS Film Quiz Winners

A cluster of elite film trivia specialists came together at Blondini’s on Saturday 3rd August for this year’s hotly contested Wellington Film Society Quiz. The cinephiles battled through 90 minutes of movie questions and in the end ‘Too Late the Quiz Team’ took the gong.  Team members Catherine Jeffcoat, Colin Jeffcoat, Pearce Duncan, Rachael Manson, Chris Gilman and Matt Riordan share their most intimate movie secrets below. 

Congratulations all! How are we feeling? Reeling from the win?


What’s your team name and why?

‘Too Late the Quiz Team’. We think it’s from Too Late the Hero?

How do you all know each other, and what do you all do?

Friends, partners and a very appreciated latecomer (thanks Matthew!)

How many years have you been attending the quiz?

Some first timers, but half the team played last year.

Let’s be honest, who carried the team tonight?

Team effort all the way.

What was your best round?

The soundtracks and New Zealand.

What is your top must-see at NZIFF this year and why?

So far? In Fabric, Apollo 11 and Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Best film/s of all time?

Colin: Claire’s Knee

Cat: Grosse Pointe Blank

Matt: Close Encounters of

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The 2019 Auckland Film Quiz Winners
Photo by Veronica McLaughlin

Cinephile camaraderie was flung aside for the highly anticipated and Letterboxd-hosted 2019 Auckland Film Quiz, at The Civic Wintergarden on Saturday 3rd of August. Intellectual swords clashed as teams tested their collective movie mettle fighting for the title until the bitter end. ‘Not available in your region’ took out the title and we sat down with team members Corey Chalmers, Ajay Murthy, Antony Wilson and Jess Reihana to pick their cinephiliac brains.

Congratulations all!! How are we feeling? Reeling from the win?

Thank you, feels good to win. The prize pack was great, but the bragging rights are better.

What’s your team name and why?

‘Not available in your region’. We are speaking for the masses. It is a silent subversive campaign against a much-hated error message that most New Zealanders can relate to.

How do you all know each other, and what do you all do?

We all work together at an advertising agency.

How many years have you been attending the quiz?

This was the team’s second outing.

Let’s be honest, who carried the team tonight?

Ant and Corey and Jess and Ajay.

What was your best round?

Horror. We maxed that round.

What is your top

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Meet our NZIFF Champions: Erin Harrington – Christchurch Super Fan

How long have you been attending NZIFF?

I started attending consistently when I was about 19 or 20, when it was held at the Rialto (RIP).

Favourite film you’ve ever seen at the Festival?

I have very fond memories of having my little mind blown by this surreal black and white American musical / space western, The American Astronaut, from the 2002 festival. I saw it with a bunch of uni friends and re-watch it every year or so. A++++ would trade again.

My favourite moment though was watching Sam Hamilton’s fun experimental film Apple Pie in the 2016 festival. It was just me and an elderly guy in the cinema at a 10am screening and at the very end he turned to me and said “that’s the queerest film I think I’ve ever seen”.

Film(s) you’re most excited to see from this year’s NZIFF?

I’m really looking forward to both the Hungarian animated film Ruben Brandt, Collector, and the Swedish sci-fi film Aniara. The first appeals to my love for bonkers animated weirdness, and I really like high concept sci fi + Swedish film + international takes on genre. I’m also excited about Jennifer Kent’s film The Nightingale even

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Selling Fast and Sold Out in Christchurch
Working Woman


Tuesday 20 August

4.15pm Where’s My Roy Cohn (Lumiere Cinemas)

6.30pm Florianopolis Dream (Lumiere Cinemas)

Wednesday 21 August

6.30pm Working Woman (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.45pm Vivarium (Lumiere Cinemas)

Thursday 22 August

8.00pm Under the Silver Lake (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.30pm The Realm (Lumiere Cinemas)

Saturday 24 August

12.30pm Martha: A Picture Story (Lumiere Cinemas)

1.30pm Peterloo (Lumiere Cinemas)

Sunday 25 August

1.00pm Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts 2019 (Lumiere Cinemas)

4.00pm Animation NOW! 2019 (Lumiere Cinemas)



Tuesday 20 August

12.15pm Mrs Lowry & Son (Lumiere Cinemas)

12.45pm Bellbird (Lumiere Cinemas)

2.15pm Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing (Lumiere Cinemas)

6.15pm Escher: Journey into Infinity (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.30pm Spring Interlude (Lumiere Cinemas)

Wednesday 21 August

4.15pm Helen Kelly – Together (Lumiere Cinemas)

6.15pm A White, White Day (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.30pm For My Father’s Kingdom (Lumiere Cinemas)

Friday 23 August

1.00pm Escher Journey into Infinity (Lumiere Cinemas)

6.15pm Hail Satan? (Lumiere Cinemas)

6.30pm Animals (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.15pm Children of the Sea (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.45pm Vivarium (Lumiere Cinemas)

Saturday 24 August

4.30pm For My Father’s Kingdom (Lumiere Cinemas)

4.45pm Escher: Journey into Infinity (Lumiere Cinemas)

8.30pm The Wild Goose Lake (Lumiere Cinemas)

Sunday 25 August

2.00pm The Biggest Little Farm (Lumiere Cinemas)


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