Cinema

Join us our 2018 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. 

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Eruption (2010)                                          

Daily Screening in Media Theatre from 1 August 2018 – 28 February 2019 | Television Drama | 88mins

Auckland faces a massive natural disaster in TV3’s major new telefeature, Eruption, as the volcanic hot spot beneath the city begins to stir.  In Graeme Tetley’s tense screenplay, a new source of volcanic activity is detected beneath the Waitemata Harbour by the brilliant, maverick scientist Clive de Roo (played by Mark Mitchinson).

Eruption’s scenario is based upon scientific reasoning that at any time, a new volcano could be created from the hot spot that sits 100km beneath Auckland. While today’s scientists don’t expect that an eruption will happen on their watch, the fact is Auckland’s volcanic field is relatively young, with the last eruption producing the iconic Rangitoto only 600 years ago.  Eruption asks how Aucklanders would react to the threat of such a massive natural disaster.

Eruption has been made possible for screening free of charge by the Gibson Group.

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50 Years of Television (2016)

Daily Screening in the Education Room from August – November 2018 | G | Documentary

This is the Prime TV series celebrating 50 years of New Zealand television: from an opening night puppet show in Auckland in 1960, through to Outrageous Fortune five decades later. It traverses the medium’s development and its major turning points (including the rise of programme-making and news, networking, colour and the arrival of TV3, Prime, NZ on Air, Sky and Māori Television) and interviews many of the major players. The changing nature of the NZ living room – always with the telly in pride of place as modern hearth – is a story within a story.

This material is courtesy of Greenstone TV

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