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Our programme for 2015 can be found on the NZ Federation of Film Societies website at www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/riverton. 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.

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

The Moo Man

March 8th, 7pm

The remarkable story of a maverick farmer and his unruly cows, filmed over four years on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels. In an attempt to save his family farm, Stephen Hook decides to turn his back on the cost cutting dairies and supermarkets, and instead stay small and keep his close relationship with the herd. However farmer Hook's plans to save the farm do not always go down well with his 55 spirited cows. The result is a laugh-out-loud, emotional roller-coaster of a journey. "Heart-warming, a tearjerker of a movie about the incredible bonds between man, animal and countryside.".

The Dark Horse

February 8, 7pm

M drug use, offensive language and violence- 124 mins Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune) The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion

The Riverton Film Society and Fiordland Cinemas present……..

Ata Whenua-Shadowland January 11th 7.00pm.

Fiordland on Film – Ata Whenua will take you on an unforgettable journey. Fly through the Fiordland World Heritage Area and experience the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular. A must see: “possibly the best thing I did in NZ” NJ Weller (UK). Ata Whenua – Shadowland « Fiordland Cinema, Te Anau, New Zealand

We will have copies of this amazing film for sale on the night of our screening. Take home this slice of majestic Fiordland for only $35. Dvd’s come gift wrapped- a great gift idea for your friends and family overseas!

Because this Ata Whenua is only 32 minutes long we will have a special screening afterwards of ‘To the Back and Beyond’, a film made by Riverton local, Dave Asher from South Coast Productions.

About ‘To the Back of Beyond’ To survive they had to be innovative, industrious and tough. For the Trail, Leask and TeAika families survival meant more than farming sheep for wool. To survive financially required hunting possums and deer as well as searching for ambergris washed ashore along the expanse of Mason Bay. Join Tim Te Aika as he recounts the trials and triumphs during his twenty years at the Island Hill Run, New Zealand’s most southerly farm.

Community Trust of Southland Creative Communities NZ Southland District