Dec 4, Jan 7 : Movie- WHEN THE COWS COME HOME

Observational New Zealand documentary from veteran independent filmmaker Costa Botes charting the unusual life of musician, journalist, artist and cow whisperer, Cambridge framer Andrew Johnstone.

Graeme Tuckett, Waikato Times/ Stuff 4.5/5 Stars: “An appropriately bucolic, unrushed Kiwi gem of a movie”

WHEN THE COWS COME HOME |Documentary | Exempt 104 Minutes | 2022 NZ

Produced, Directed & Edited by Costa Botes

Sunday 4th December 4.30pm
Saturday 7th January 5.00pm

Ticket prices: $15 Adults, $12 Concession and $8 Children.

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.

Book online:, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.

After a series of failures in love and life, a social misfit returns to his family’s farm near Cambridge, where he discovers an unexpected and bewitching affinity with cows.
Veteran Kiwi filmmaker Costa Botes’ latest feature follows the daily routines of herdsman Andrew Johnstone, who lives on his parents farm, looking after a large group of beef cattle.

He is thoughtful, highly articulate and well-informed, and in the course of his varied life has played many roles, from poet, journalist, and radio broadcaster, to farmer, fencer and rock star.

In this delightful and thought-provoking documentary, we discover the life of a man who has suffered tragedy and disappointments, but has ultimately found his way to healing and contentment, giving us all pause for thought and providing some rollicking good yarns along the way.

Cinematography & Sound by Costa Botes
Additional Photography by Murray Milne & Andrew Johnstone
Original Music Score by Tom McLeod
Sound Mix by Phil Burton at Underground Sound
Produced, Directed & Edited by Costa Botes
104 Minutes

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