2013 Films

Download the full programme here: RFF 2013 Guide

Friday 13 September


Red White Black Blue8.00pm Red White Black and Blue
Documentary, 81 mins

Red White Black and Blue follows a group of rugby-playing Los Angeles students as they travel from rough LA neighbourhoods to the passionate playing fields of New Zealannd. Amidst the rough and tumble of the game, qualities are test and characters formed.

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group A


Saturday 14 September


Remembrance4.30pm Remembrance
Drama, 107 mins M

In a German concentration camp in 1944, romance blossoms between Hannah, a young Jewish woman and Tomasz, a Polish political prisoner. Together they pull off a daring escape but lose each other during the chaos of the last days of war. More than thirty years later, Hannah spies a familiar face on TV. Could it really be Tomasz?


1763_haute-cuisine-6408.00pm Haute Cuisine
Drama, 95 mins M

Based on the real-life story of the personal chef to former French president François Mitterrand, Haute Cuisine provides a fascinating – and mouth-watering – peek into the politically charged corridors of the Élysée Palace.

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group B


Sunday 15 September


Haute Cuisine 24.30pm Haute Cuisine
Drama, 95 mins M

Based on the real-life story of the personal chef to former French president François Mitterrand, Haute Cuisine provides a fascinating – and mouth-watering – peek into the politically charged corridors of the Élysée Palace.

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group B


Gardening with Soul 18.00pm Gardening with Soul
Documentary, 106 mins

A funny and moving portrait of 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin, the main gardener for the House of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington. Gardening with Soul spends a year with Loyola and her garden, digging into such issues as compassion, faith, the practicalities of community life and the importance of good compost!

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group C


Thursday 19 September


Arctic Son4.30 Arctic Son
Documentary, 117 mins

An extraordinary, candid story of one family’s dream to live in the remote wilderness of Alaska. In 1992, Jean Aspen, her husband, six-year old son and family friend headed into the beautiful but isolated Brooks Range region, where they lived for 15 months, building a cabin and living off the land. When spring reopened the river, the group set forth to explore deeper into the mountains,before embarking on the month-long canoe journey back to civilisation.
Entry by koha.


Trashed8.00 Trashed
Documentary, 98 mins

On a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon, actor Jeremy Irons stands beside a towering mountain of waste – the result of 30 years of consumption by just one small city in the world. As the day’s new consignments are tipped on top, debris tumbles off the side and into the blue of the Mediterranean. It’s a sight Irons is to see repeated around the world, as he travels to some of our most beautiful destinations to discover the extent and effects of our global waste problem.

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group C


Friday 20 September


gardening with soul sister loyola waters her garden 14.30pm Gardening with Soul Documentary, 106 mins
A funny and moving portrait of 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin, the main gardener for the House of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington. Gardening with Soul spends a year with Loyola and her garden, digging into such issues as compassion, faith, the practicalities of community life and the importance of good compost!

Preceded by RAFFA Nominated short films, group C


Remembrance8.00pm Remembrance
Drama, 107 mins M

In a German concentration camp in 1944, romance blossoms between Hannah, a young Jewish woman and Tomasz, a Polish political prisoner. Together they pull off a daring escape but lose each other during the chaos of the last days of war. More than thirty years later, Hannah spies a familiar face on TV. Could it really be Tomasz?


Saturday 21 September


7.00pm ★ The RAFFA Awards ★

2012 RAFFA Award-300dpi -compressedThe fourth annual Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards

Come along and enjoy the red carpet festivities and celebration of Raglan cinema! Includes awards ceremony, glass of bubbly or juice and a light meal. Cash bar available. Tickets on sale at the Old School Arts Centre. $35 per person ($30 for Old School members).

7.00pm Doors and guests arrive. Canapes served.
7.30pm Buffet meal served (Gallery room)
8.00pm Nominations announced
8.30pm Screening of clips of nominated films
9.30pm Awards presentation (Gallery room)
9.45pm Dessert served


Sunday 22 September


1.30pm Screening of selected RAFFA winners.