The Weird & Wonderful Film Festival

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at the Theatre, Lopdell House, July 2016

418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi

Lopdell Precinct is pleased to present The Weird and Wonderful Film Festival. With an eclectic selection of feature films, short films and live music, there's something to interest everyone - even the kids!

Tickets available from the Titirangi Pharmacy and Eventfinder.

Enquiries 817 2583

 

Wednesday 6 July

Vivan Las Antípodas  

Vivan Las Antipodas

Argentina

What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the centre of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth’s surface. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Thursday 7 July

Beasts of the Southern Wild 

Beasts of the Southern Wild

USA

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by Deco Eatery

Friday 8 July

Antartica: A Year on Ice 

Antarctica

NZ

This feature-length film reveals what it is like to live and work at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the people who spend the most time there; the everyday workers who keep the stations running in the harshest place on the planet. Filmed over 15 years by NZ scientist/photographer Anthony Powell, the film features a unique insiders point of view, with unparalleled access, and never before seen footage of the deep Antarctic winters.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by Flicks@Lopdell

Friday 8 July

Living in Oblivion 

Living in Oblivion

USA

This quirky yet scathing classic cult comedy from 1995 presents one hellish day in the life of an independent filmmaker. Director Nick Reve (Steve Buscemi) wants to realize his artistic vision within the confines of an extremely low budget. Unfortunately he keeps encountering a maddening number of obstacles, both real and imagined.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by Titirangi Theatre

 

Saturday 9 July

Short Film Presentation

Short Films

Free admission

Drop in and enjoy a stunning selection of award winning short films suitable for all ages.

Sweet Cocoon: Oscar Nominated Animation

Home Sweet Home: Animation

Go Pro Surfing: Amazing Go Pro footage

The Alchemists Letter: Animation

Monkey Symphony: Animation

The Looking Planet: Animation

Marc Doinon: Time elapse painting

Saturday 9 July

Hugo

Hugo

UK/France/USA

Hugo is an orphan living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks from his father, which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. He meets George Melies, who works in the train station, and his god-daughter. Hugo finds they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried regarding his past.

Tickets $5

Brought to you by The Upstairs Gallery

Saturday 9 July

Maiden Trip

Maiden trip

NZ/USA

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out-camera in hand-on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by Flicks@Lopdell

Saturday 9 July

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

UK/USA/Belgium

Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener as a lady. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar - or Elbe - attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil, shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

Tickets $10

Brought to you by The McCahon House Trust

 

With special thanks to

Robin Kewell
The Lopdell Trust
The Waitakere Ranges Local Board
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Deco Eatery
The Upstairs Gallery
The McCahon House Trust
The Titirangi Theatre
Titirangi Pharmacy
Rialto Distribution
Madman Entertainment
Village Roadshow
Studio Canal