Thought-provoking, inspiringÂ and entertaining movies fromÂ around the world are on the billÂ at the 2017 Raglan FilmÂ Festival. Taking place betweenÂ 15-23 September at the OldÂ School.Â For further details about eachÂ movie showing at the festival,Â plus RAFFA screenings, pickÂ up copies of the official Film
Festival leaflet and brochure,Â available at the Old SchoolÂ and various outlets aroundÂ town.
Hereâ€™s a taste of whatâ€™sÂ in store:
The festival opens on FridayÂ 15 September with Haka andÂ Guitars, a multi-award winningÂ New Zealand documentaryÂ about Operation Belisi,Â modern historyâ€™s mostÂ successful peacekeepingÂ mission.
Friday 15 Sept, 8pm,Â and Wednesday 20 Sept,Â 4.30pm. Documentary/ 52Â mins/New Zealand.
A troubled town is plungedÂ into chaos when a boyÂ accidentally makes a newÂ friend in My Pet Dinosaur, anÂ imaginative action adventureÂ suitable for the whole family.
Sunday 17 Sept, 2pm, andÂ Tuesday 19 Sept, 5.30pm.Â Action Adventure Family/97Â mins/PG Coarse Language
Raoul Peckâ€™s outstandingÂ Oscar-nominatedÂ documentary, I Am Not YourÂ Negro, narrated by Samuel L.
Jackson, presents anÂ astonishing and challengingÂ examination of race in theÂ USA.
Tuesday 19 Sept, 7pm,Â and Friday 22 Sept, 5.30pm.Â Documentary/90 mins/USA.
Gardeners and artists alikeÂ won’t want to miss The Artistâ€™sÂ Garden, which tells the story ofÂ the American ImpressionistÂ movement.
Sunday 17 Sept,Â 4.30pm, and Wednesday 20Â Sept, 7pm. Documentary/90Â mins/USA.
Perfect Strangers presents aÂ fiendishly clever take onÂ decorum in the age ofÂ technology posing the
question: how well do we reallyÂ know those closest to us?
Saturday 16 Sept, 8pm, andÂ Thursday 21 Sept, 4.30pm.Â Comedy Drama/96mins/MÂ Offensive Language and
Lords of Dogtown follows theÂ â€˜Z-Boysâ€™ skate team in 1970sÂ California.
Saturday 16 Sept,Â 5.30pm, and Friday 22 Sept,Â 8pm. $8 with skateboard, $10Â without! Biography/Rated M,
Sexual References/107Â mins/USA.
The story of prolific rapper,Â actor, poet and activist TupacÂ Shakur is the subject of AllÂ Eyes On Me, showing onÂ Sunday 17 Sept, 7pm, andÂ Thursday 21 Sept, 7pm.Â Biographical Drama/139Â mins/R16 Violence, Offensive.
Licensed bar and homemadeÂ snacks on sale at allÂ screenings. Adult single $15,Â concession $12, child $8.
Multi-entry special: SixÂ sessions for the price of fourÂ $60. Book online:
raglanmovies.nz or phone 825Â 0023.