Film Festival 2018

418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi Lopdell Precinct is pleased to present our 2018 Film Festival. With an eclectic selection of feature films, short films and documentaries, there's something to interest everyone - even the kids! Tickets available from Titirangi Pharmacy and Eventfinda. Enquiries 817 2583

Star Gazing on the Rooftop Terrace Wrap up warm and join the Auckland Astronomical Society on the rooftop terrace of Lopdell House and look at the night sky using telescopes. (Weather permitting)
Matariki Short Films M | $10
Join us for a special collection of Matariki Māori short films made by Māori film makers and featuring Māori actors. Curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu), the Festival Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival. A selection of these films will explore Māori concepts of the Marakataka (the Māori calendar) and our connection to the sun, moon and stars. You can see the full program of short films here. Brought to you by The Lopdell Trust  
Free Theatre (NZ) 2017 PG | 1h 16min | Documentary | $10
Founded by Peter Falkenberg in 1979, Christchurch’s Free Theatre has provided a remarkably persistent alternative to the city’s more vaunted legacy of traditional theatre. 37 years on Free Theatre has proven as definitive and resilient a Christchurch institution as the one it set out to oppose – and richly deserving of this salute from New Zealand’s most dedicated and attentive documentarian of art and artists.


As Above, So Below (NZ) 2012 PG | 15min | Short film | $10 (price includes feature film)
Set on the wild west coast of the Waitākere Ranges, As Above, So Below uses dramatic narrative to weave the natural world into a rich inner landscape. Film will be introduced by the filmmaker/artist, Kim Gunter.
Exhibition on Screen – David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts (UK) 2017 PG | 1h 30min | Documentary | $10 (price includes short film)
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Brought to you by Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery  
Finding Your Feet (UK) 2017 M | 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | $10
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.
NZ Archive Presentation
G | 1h 30min | Documentary | $10
Curated by Robin Kewell, enjoy a special screening of short films from Archives New Zealand's vast library illustrating life in 20th century New Zealand. This diverse programme features The Kauri (1978), Car Safety (1947), District Nurse (1946), NZ Grand Prix (1961) and many more.
Born in China (USA) 2016 G | 1h 19min | Documentary | FREE ENTRY
Bring the kids for an after-school film. Disney nature’s Adventure film, Born in China takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, film makers follow the adventures of three animal families in China: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.
Note: Animal survival depicted. Some scenes may be upsetting for very young children.
Mr Stein Goes Online (FR) 2017 Subtitles
M | 1h 39min | Romance, Comedy | $10
Pierre, a 75 year old widower, discovers online dating websites. Using the profile picture of Alex, his granddaughter’s boyfriend, Pierre meets Flora. Charmed by his elegant conversations and intimate confessions, she asks him on a date, face-to-face. Excited by this unexpected adventure, Monsieur Pierre asks Alex to go in his place. Brought to you by Flicks Cinema Titirangi  
Short Film Animation Presentation
Run time 45min | FREE ENTRY
Drop into the theatre and enjoy a selection of award winning short animated films suitable for all ages. Bookings not required.
My Life as a Courgette (FR) 2016 Subtitles
PG | 1h 10min | Animation, Comedy, Drama | $10
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
The Death of Stalin (UK) 2017
R16 | 1h 47min | Drama, Comedy | $10 When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains, just who is running the government?
A Dog's Purpose (USA) 2017
PG | 1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | FREE ENTRY
A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the loveable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. Brought to you by Upstairs Gallery
The Party (UK) 2017
M | 1h 11min | Comedy, Drama | $10
Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet’s husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun. Brought to you by McCahon House Trust
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