The Weird & Wonderful Film Festival

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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

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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