Category: Movies Movie- NO ORDINARY SHEILA (4.00pm)

Movie- NO ORDINARY SHEILA (4.00pm)

December 2, 2017

Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealand’s nature and history.

NZ International Film Festival Official Selection

NZ Herald 3 1/2 /5 Stars "Shelia is the star of the show. The tenacity with which she's explored her many passions and interests, generous spirit and lovely sense of humour, will leave you inspired, uplifted and probably moved. If you enjoyed Jess Feast's Gardening With Soul, this will appeal."

"Featuring beautiful historic footage of the lower South in the 30s and 40s, this film offers fascinating glimpses into life as one of few female students at Otago University, and covers Sheila’s friendship with Janet Frame and their subsequent and unsuccessful foray into teaching. Moving to Wellington in the 50s saw Sheila and husband Gerald Natusch take up residence in Owhiro Bay, while she took professional stints at the National Library and Correspondence School." NZIFF

Directed by Hugh Macdonald (feature debut)
Starring Sheila Natusch, Kim Hill, Susan Hamel, Dinah Priestley, Shaun Barnett, Ken Scadden, Andy Dennis, Euan Macdonald
Documentary 98 mins | G New Zealand

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

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