Our 2015 Raglan Film Festival continues from Wednesday 16th with more interesting and entertaining films.
All Raglan Film Festival screenings are preceded by short film entries in the Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards.
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
Wednesday 16 September, 4.30pm and Thursday 17 September, 8pm.
An up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honoured traditions: walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago. Millions of people from all over the world have travelled this route – which stretches 500 miles across Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela – for over 1,000 years. In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven and the Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail’s end.
Win a return trip to Spain!
WatchWalking the Camino for your chance to win a return trip to Spain for you and a friend, valued at NZ$10,000. See the official competition site for for information.
Feature will be preceded by Raglan Arts Film Festival Award entry, MESSAGE TO THE MINISTER.
Documentary | 1hr 24mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: USA, Spain.
Wednesday 16 September
7.30pm: RAFFA 1: Maui Dolphin Day, Saint Jude, Raglan Remembers WW1, C’bon Collection, Neighbourhood – “Raglan.” Entry by koha
9pm: RAFFA 2: Avalanche City – “Inside Out,” Kühl, The Ultimate Waterman. (All koha). Entry by koha
Other RAFFA nominations will be screened ahead of main features.
Learning to Drive
Thursday 17 September, 4.30pm & Friday 18 September, 8pm.
Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.
Feature will be preceded by Raglan Arts Film Festival Award entry, WHENUA.
Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1hr 45mins | M | Sex scenes, offensive language and drug use | Country of Origin: USA.
Tomorrow We Disappear
Friday 18 September, 4.30pm.
At first glance the Kathputli Colony, an artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi, looks like any other Indian slum. Flies swarm its putrid canals. Children climb on drooping electrical wires. Construction cranes and an ever-expanding Metro line loom on the horizon. But Kathputli is a place of magic. For half a century, 2,800 jugglers, acrobats, puppeteers, painters, folk singers and magicians have called its narrow alleyways home. Then in 1992, the New Delhi government sells Kathputli to developers. The land is to be bulldozed to make room for the city’s first-ever skyscraper and the artists must find a way to unite…or splinter apart forever.
Documentary | 1hr 20mins | Exempt | Country of Origin: USA.
Raglan Film Festival Screening
Feature will be preceded by Raglan Arts Film Festival Award entry, SAVE MAUI DOLPHIN TODAY.
Wine, beer, hot drinks, juices and delicious homemade treats for sale at every movie.
Adults $11, children $6. Phone 825 0023 to reserve seats, or email [email protected]