What to Watch at the 2016 Raglan Film Festival Part 2


Tuesday 20 September – Friday 23 September

An exciting, inspiring lineup of films from around the world. Part 2 of the festival continues screening from Tuesday 20 September until Friday 23 September.

[Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) night Saturday 24 September is fully booked.]

Each feature film screening will also include RAFFA-nominee shorts. Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale. Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8. Book online:

Full info on the Raglan Film Festival is HERE.

What to Watch at the 2016 Raglan Film Festival

The Carer

Tuesday 20 September, 7pm.

Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is a retired Shakespearean actor suffering from a form of Parkinson’s that has left him flailing and cantankerous. He’s already alienated a number of carers, so when his daughter hires a sprightly young Hungarian drama student to be his companion, their ensuing – and unlikely – friendship takes everyone by surprise.
“Older movie fans will lap up Brian Cox’s new relationship black comedy.” Stuff.
Drama | 88mins| Rating: M Offensive language | UK.

Orphans and Kingdoms

Sunday 18 September, 7pm & Friday 23 September, 5.30pm.

Three teens break into a holiday home on Waiheke Island for a night of partying when the owner unexpectedly arrives. The trio confront and apprehend him, but as night turns into dawn, the lonely man and the troubled teens find a connection in the most unexpected of ways.
Best Feature Film winner, Anchorage International Film Festival.
“A terribly impressive first feature film with genuine pathos and stacks of heart.” Sarah Watt, Sunday Star Times.
Drama, Festival & Independent | 74mins | Rating: RP16 Violence, offensive language, nudity, drug use & suicide | New Zealand.

Song for Lahore

Wednesday 21 September, 4.30pm & Friday 23 September, 8pm.

160802-SOL_POSTER-CutWith the imposition of Sharia law in 1977, Pakistani orchestras were disbanded and musicians vilified, even killed. In 2004, a number of musicians pick up their instruments again and quietly release a number of classical and folk albums. But it is a rendition of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” that becomes a worldwide sensation and earns them an invitation to New York to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
“A joyous and riveting film.” Steve Pond, The Wrap
Documentary | 82mins | Exempt | Pakistan, USA.

The Fifth Eye

Thursday 22 September, 7pm.

A probing doco from the directors of Operation 8 that questions New Zealand’s role in the Five Eyes global intelligence-sharing alliance, and relates the improbable tale of the 2008 sabotage of the Waihopai spy base.
“A concise political punch that demands every Kiwi’s attention.”
“An intelligent, informative and entertaining film. This is serious stuff, deftly done. Recommended” Graeme Tuckett, The Dominion Post
Documentary | 112mins | Exempt | New Zealand.
Each screening will also include RAFFA-nominee shorts. Licensed bar and homemade snacks on sale. Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8. Book online:

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