Raglan Film Festival feature films and shorts

Raglan Film Festival opens Saturday, September 15 with a fashion feature film and continues throughout the week with a New Zealand short and international feature films.

Opening night and Thursday 20, 7pm, feature film McQUEEN is a rags-to-riches story about legendary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen.

Screening on Sunday 16 at 4.30pm and Wednesday 19 at 7pm, New Zealand film Maui’s Hook follows Tama a young man fuelled by drugs, alcohol and violence on the anniversary of his father’s suicide.

New Zealand shorts – Puoro screens before Maui’s Hook, and Falling Up and Turtle-Bank Hustler before McQUEEN.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.

Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).

Book online:, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm.

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Saturday 15 Sept, 7pm Fully booked – there may be a few door sales available
Wednesday 19 Sept, 7pm

Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Documentary | 110mins | M Offensive language, nudity, rape references & suicide references | UK
Maui’s Hook
Sunday 16 Sept, 4.30pm
Thursday 20 Sept, 7pm

On the anniversary of his father’s suicide, Tama a young man fuelled by drugs, alcohol and violence, spirals into anger and despair. As Tama travels the destructive road of no return, he becomes intertwined with five courageous families, each broken by the suicide of a loved one, each in search of healing and forgiveness. Hostage to his own pain, he finds himself travelling with the families – a road trip that forces him to witness first-hand the aftermath of suicide. And to face his own mortality.
Drama | 92mins | R13 suicide references | NZ
NZ Shorts – Screening before the Raglan Film Festival feature films
Falling Up
Screening before McQueen
Saturday 15 Sept, 7pm

Winner NZ Best Short Film 2018
When a relationship collapses and the mother is trapped with the child, love and anguish are portrayed in an almost raw documentary way where all the emotional and telling details are present.
Documentary | 13mins| Rating TBC | NZ
Screening before Maui’s Hook
Sunday 16 Sept, 4.30pm
Thursday 20 Sept, 7pm

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.
Documentary | 13mins | G | NZ
Turtle-Bank Hustler
Screening before McQueen
Wednesday 19 Sept, 7pm
A short film about a 9-year old girl who hustles people out of their money in order to keep a promise to her best friend.
Drama, short | 9mins | G | NZ

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