Raglan Film Festival opens Friday, September 15 at 7pm with a Kiwi film Haka and Guitars, fine food and continues with bevy of international films.
The international line-up includes My Pet Dinosaur for the kids, The Artistâ€™s Garden for art lovers and gardeners, an Italian comedy of manners – Perfect Strangers, legendary skate movie – Lords of Dogtown, a hard-hitting exploration of USA race relations – I am Not Your Negro and a look at the life of influential rapper Tupac in All Eyez on Me.
Hastings filmmaker William Watson brings Haka and Guitars to the Raglan Film Festival opening night.
The award-winning documentary recently screened at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and has picked up a string of awards including best world peace documentary in the Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative.
Attending the opening night screening, Watson will discuss the highs and lows of a film that was 12-years in the making.
Set during the Pacificâ€™s most bloody Civil War, the New Zealand Army found a way to achieve peace without guns and violence. Through the powerful influence of women and multiculturalism Haka and Guitars shows the world there is a way to achieve peace in our time.
Former NZ Army Major Fiona Cassidy (NgatiKuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) returns to Bougainville to reflect on â€˜Operation Belisiâ€™, modern historyâ€™s most successful peacekeeping mission.
Check out this gem of a Kiwi film on opening night and get in quick for tickets which includes food cooked by Raglan kaumatua and a drink.
Plus an extra bonus:
Follow Raglan fire fighters Leanna and Dan Mills as they train for then compete in firefighter stair climbing competitions.Â Documentary/ 20 mins / New Zealand/ 2017
Support the local kaumatua and head down to the Old School for choice kai for sale from 5pm for those not attending the film – $5 for seafood chowder or pumpkin soup and fry bread, $2.50 for delicious Top Cut sausage and bread, $2 for fry bread, butter and golden syrup.
Haka and Guitars
Friday, September 15 â€“ food on sale from 5pm, bar opens at 7pm and movie begins at 8pm
Adults $15, Concession $12, Children $8â€“ ticket prices include food and a drink. Â Licensed bar available. Book online: raglanmovies.nz.
All other festival tickets Adults $15, Concession $12, Children $8, Multi-entry Special â€“ six sessions for the price of four $60.