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NZ Irish Fest 2018

15th - 18th November

The best of Irish Cinema is coming to Aotearoa via Irish Film Fest NZ on Nov 15th-18th! With this new film festival we will be bringing the highlights of recent Irish cinema for Irish and Kiwis to enjoy. The film festival will run as part of NZ Irish Fest and Light House Cinema will screen 5 features. 

Older Than Ireland

Directed by Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), OLDER THAN IRELAND is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian's journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland.

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Black '47

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.

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MAKING THE GRADE

Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams.Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades.

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SHELTER ME: APOLLO HOUSE

On the 16th of December 2016 a group of housing activists and trade unionists commandeered Apollo House, an empty Nama-controlled office block on Dublin’s Poolbeg Street and opened a shelter for homeless people. Joined by well-known public figures, including film director Jim Sheridan and musicians Glen Hansard and Hozier, and frustrated by government inaction towards the growing homelessness problem they set about raising awareness of this crisis.

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LOVERS OF THE NIGHT

Seven elderly monks in a small Cistercian monastery in Ireland strive to keep their spiritual life and fragile community going. With shaky voices – but deeply committed – they gather in church seven times a day to pray. A passionate rugby fan with a great devotional heart, 88-year-old Alberic stands at the centre of the film, weaving together the monks' individual stories and revealing the vulnerability of old age. 

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For more information on the NZ Irish Festival, visit their website here.

Senior Wednesday Previews

Pick of the Litter

WED 21 NOVEMBER @ PETONE, CUBA & PAUA.

$3 from every ticket will be donated to the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs. 

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

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  • All Sites:
    22 Nov 2018
PREVIEW SCREENINGS  Wed 21 November @ Petone, Cuba & Paua. $3 from every ticket will be donated to the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs. BOOK NOW Pick of the Litter...
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  • Cuba:
    22 Nov 2018
A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in...
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  • Petone:
    22 Nov 2018
  • Pauatahanui:
    22 Nov 2018
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), comes a blistering,...
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  • All Sites:
    24 Nov 2018
In 2018, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates 'The Sky's the Limit', embracing Scotland's Year of Young People with colourful performers joining the...
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  • Petone:
    29 Nov 2018
  • Cuba:
    29 Nov 2018
Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the inspiring story of an Aboriginal women’s choir and their first tour of Germany.
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  • Cuba:
    29 Nov 2018
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which...
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  • All Sites:
    29 Nov 2018
★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph). Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily...
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  • All Sites:
    06 Dec 2018
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities...
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  • Cuba:
    06 Dec 2018
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump...
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  • Petone:
    13 Dec 2018
  • Cuba:
    13 Dec 2018
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to...
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  • All Sites:
    15 Dec 2018
The King of Waltz Andre Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full...
  • Petone:
    06 Dec 2018
  • Cuba:
    06 Dec 2018
Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical...
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  • Petone:
    26 Dec 2018
  • Pauatahanui:
    26 Dec 2018
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the...
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  • Petone:
    26 Dec 2018
  • Cuba:
    26 Dec 2018
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies...
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  • All Sites:
    26 Dec 2018
VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush,...
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  • Petone:
    01 Jan 2019
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    01 Jan 2019
The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven...
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  • All Sites:
    30 Nov 2018
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this...
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  • All Sites:
    07 Mar 2019
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham...
  • Petone:
    28 Feb 2019
  • Cuba:
    28 Feb 2019
Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners...
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  • Petone:
    28 Mar 2019
  • Cuba:
    28 Mar 2019
A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her...
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  • Petone:
    02 May 2019
  • Cuba:
    02 May 2019
In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new...
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  • Petone:
    16 May 2019
  • Cuba:
    16 May 2019
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio,...
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  • Petone:
    06 Jun 2019
  • Cuba:
    06 Jun 2019
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010....
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  • Petone:
    20 Jun 2019
  • Cuba:
    20 Jun 2019
Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping...
  • Petone:
    25 Jul 2019
  • Cuba:
    25 Jul 2019
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, the willful title warrior maiden, who loses her immortality...
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  • Petone:
    08 Aug 2019
  • Cuba:
    08 Aug 2019
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes...
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