Matariki Pūrākaunui | Matariki Stories 2016
15 June - 2 July
Matariki is a time for sharing stories past, real and imagined.
Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for Matariki Pūrākaunui 2016: a feast of inspiring, thought-provoking – and a little bit spooky – Māori films and documentaries.
At Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington. All tickets $10 / $8 concession.
Ans Westra: Private Journeys / Public Signposts
7pm, Wed 8, Thurs 9, Fri 10 & Sat 11 June
(NZ, 2006, 71 min, Exempt, director Luit Bieringa)
This celebrated documentary by first-time director Luit Bieringa beautifully balances words, photography and moving image to richly illustrate the (then) 45-year career and lasting influence of Ans Westra, one of New Zealand’s most important and expressive photographers.
Ever the Land
7pm, Wed 15, Thurs 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 June
(NZ, 2015, 90 min, Exempt, director Sarah Grohnert)
Ever the Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of Aotearoa's passionately independent tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.
Selected Māori Short Films
7pm, Wed 22, Thurs 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 June
(NZ, 112 min, M - V)
A moving and varied programme of short films that recently screened at the Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 in Guam. Includes: The Makutu on Mrs Jones (Larry Parr, 1983), The Visitation (Ian Mune, 1994), Two Cars, One Night (Taika Waititi, 2003), Tama Tū (Taika Waititi, 2004), and Tūrangawaewae (Peter Burger, 2003).
7pm, Wed 29, Thurs 30 June, Fri 1, Sat 2 July / 4:30pm, Sat 2 July
(NZ, 1987, 88 min, PG - L, director Barry Barclay)
A drama of Māori and Pākehā families, change and crisis set in the tiny Māori community of Kapua on the East Cape in 1948.