Join us our 2017 Cinema Series featuring films from New Zealand’s illustrious cinema history. Supported by the New Zealand Film Commission Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga, we’ll be screening a different New Zealand film every four months in our media theatre. Check out our What’s On page for screening dates.
Cinema Series 2017
Heartland – Patea (1994)
Occasional Heartland host Annie Whittle visits Patea, and finds the town in rehearsal for the story of its own life. A decade in the making, Poi E – The Musical chronicles Patea’s triumphs and tragedies following the closure of the local freezing works in 1982. Whittle talks to Dalvanius Prime — the musician behind both the original number one song, and the Poi E musical — about the impact the closure had on the township. The programme ends with a rousing live version of ‘Poi E’. Prime would pass away in October 2002.
DAILY SCREENINGS IN MEDIA THEATRE FROM MARCH – APRIL 2017 | E | Documentary
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