Category: Movies Movie- CELIA (7.30pm)

Movie- CELIA (7.30pm)

May 5, 2019

Graeme Tuckett, Stuff review 4/5 Stars: "Millar's film is timely, clear-eyed and necessary. Celia should be compulsory viewing for anyone who works in education, social services, incarceration or corrections in New Zealand. It is also an undeniably engrossing, entertaining and often surprisingly funny watch."


In this emotionally-charged, lovingly-made documentary, social advocate Celia Lashlie talks openly about her life, her work and her dreams of a better New Zealand.

After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2014, Lashlie asked her friend, award-winning journalist Amanda Millar, to film the final year of her life. But in February 2015, Millar was summoned to bring a camera to Lashlie’s home for what turned out to be the only interview for this film. Lashlie died on February 16, 2015, just two days after that interview.

Lashlie recognised that this film would be her last chance to share her vital messages about how to change the lives of those involved in New Zealand’s appalling violence, prison and suicide statistics.

Celia presents the transformational effect of this one charismatic woman in the lives of some of the most damaged people in the country. It is an intimate portrait in which family, close friends, people she worked with and those she helped provide fond recollections while archival footage adds context.

PHOTOGRAPHY Belinda Walshe, David Paul
EDITOR Lala Rolls
MUSIC Naia Alkhouri, Michel Alkhouri
WITH Celia Lashlie, Salvatore ‘Salvi’ Gargiulo, Gabe Quirke, Rebekah Henderson, Heather Main, Adele Bull

Documentary | 100 mins Exempt | NZ

Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.

Our volunteers open the theatre doors and box office 30 minutes before the start time of each session.

Door sales if available from 30 minutes before the start of each session. If you want to check if seats are available phone 825 0023, from 30 minutes before the start of each session.

Due to our small capacity we recommend that reserves are made using the web reservation system as shown below.

There are no allocated seats. Arrive early to get the seat that's right for you from our eclectic collection of couches, reception and other chairs.

There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. Most sessions are licensed with wine, cider and beer available.

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The office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets or to pay for reserves.

We accept online reserve requests up to about 1 pm on the day of screening– provided the session isn’t already full.

Online reserves are available for payment from 30 minutes before the start of a session to 15 minutes before the start.

From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.

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