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Film Society

Our programme for 2014 can be found on the NZ Federation of Film Societies website at Film Society members will be emailed information on upcoming films before screenings.

Membership is $60.00 per person for 12 films - screenings are on the second Sunday of each month.

$10 Casual entry

For any further Film Society information please contact us here at the Riverton Community Arts Centre.

13 April • Get Low

Aaron Schneider |USA/Germany/Poland 2009 | (M cert) Get Low - Official Trailer HD 2010 A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Starring Bill Murray and Robert Duvall.

11th May • Ten Canoes

Rolf de Heer and Peter Djirgirr, Australia 2006 (M violence, nudity) Covet not the senior tribesman’s wife. Most perfectly realised of the many films Dutch expat Rolf de Heer has made in Australia, this time with Aboriginal storytellers in the Northern Territory. Special Jury Prize Cannes 2006.

8th June • Starbuck

“A lovable underachiever unwittingly spawns his own village in Starbuck, Ken Scott's crowd-pleasing comedy exploring various meanings of fatherhood in the modern age… Patrick Huard plays David, a delivery man for his family's butcher shop who learns that his lucrative late-80s stint as a sperm donor has resulted in a staggering 533 successful pregnancies. Over a hundred of those now-twentysomethings, having learned they share the same biological father, are suing the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck. Panicked by the prospect of being unmasked, but curious about his progeny, David becomes a covert guardian angel. Working through plaintiffs like the list-checking hero of My Name Is Earl, he spies on youths and finds himself doing favors both small and life-altering; eventually he joins their community of fellow-adoptees, making a half-true excuse to get to know them without revealing himself.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter. “A film that pitches for wit over broad comedy, it's successful in salting what could be a over-sugary confection with healthy dose of wryness. The result is always entertaining and rarely mawkish.” – Philip Wilding, Empire

13th July • Bringing Up Baby

Dress up in your best back and white outfit to win a prize!

(Howard Hawks USA 1938) G cert Runtime: 102 mins Katharine Hepburn manages to unearth the hitherto hidden funny bone in placid paleontologist Cary Grant in this swiftest and screwiest of screwball comedies. “One of the finest screwball comedies ever… Fast, furious and very, very funny.” – Time Out

10 August• Black Moon

Louis Malle, France/West Germany 1975 (R18 cert)

“Malle’s weird surrealist fantasy updates Alice in Wonderland into a future society where men and women are engaged in deadly combat, seemingly coexistent with an alternative comradeship of talking rats and enchanted unicorns.” – Time Out

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Saturday 6th September-

Film Screening, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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To coincide with the Southern Seas Steampunk Exhibition the Riverton Community Arts Centre is holding a special Screening of the 1950’s Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Ticket holders will feast on South’s finest seafood and wine while watching the underwater epic unfold! With the theme of our Steampunk exhibition being based on the maritime history of Western Southland, guests to this event will be invited to dress accordingly! Join the fun and book your tickets now! Tickets $25 Screening at the Riverton Union Church Hall Doors Open 6pm, Screening begins at 7pm.

14 September• The Weight of Elephants

(filmed in nearby township, Otautau)

Daniel Joseph Borgman, New Zealand 2013 (M)

Sensitive 11 year old Adrian is struggling with his fear and anxieties since the disappearance of three kids in his small town. Then one day he meets Nicole, a mysterious, crazy, frightening, wonderful girl who moves in next door with her little sister and brother. They might just be everything Adrian ever wanted.

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NOTE-NEW FILM SOCIETY SCREENING VENUE: Riverton Union Church Hall, 126 Palmerston St, Riverton 9822

Specially selected films from New Zealand & around the globe Screening at 7pm on the second Sunday of each month | Annual membership (12 films) $60 per person $10 Casuals Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase Purchase your membership at Riverton Community Arts Centre