Test Films – Raglan Movies at the Old School

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  • -- March 3, 2024, 4:30 pm: Movie- BORROMINI & BERNINI - the challenge of perfection (4.30pm)

    NARRATED IN ENGLISH by Remo Anzovino

    This is the story of the most famous artistic rivalry of all time, the one between Borromini and Bernini, but also the story of Borromini’s rivalry with himself: a genius so absorbed by his art that he turns it into a demon that devours him from the inside forcing him to choose death to reach eternity.

    Borromini deprived himself of everything to pursue a dream: to conquer Rome. It is the story of the architectural revolution of a solitary maestro who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by pushing himself to his limit, but also by battling conventions and prejudices, with the humility to learn from the past to invent the future, with the courage to pursue an idea despite knowing he would pay the price in the end.

    Places and works in Rome visited in the film: Barberini Palace, St. Peter’s canopy, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s colonnade, and Villa Adriana in Tivoli.

    Borromini and Bernini: The Challenge for Perfection is the story of an architectural revolution carried out by a solitary genius who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by taking up a personal challenge against convention and prejudice, by having the humility to learn from the past in order to invent the future, and the courage to pursue an idea by paying the price to the full.

    PRODUCER: Laura Chiara Cavalett
    DIRECTOR: Giovanni Troilo
    NARRATOR: Remo Anzovino

    BORROMINI & BERNINI - the challenge of perfection Exempt 102 mins | Italy | Language English

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  • -- March 16, 2024, 5:00 pm: Movie- HOW TO HAVE SEX (5.00pm)

    In a movie that could have been called, WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY, three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. It's a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship.

    NZ LISTENER Sarah Watt 4.5/5 Stars "Behind the blunt title, a surprising nuanced teen coming-of-age story."

    BAFTA 2024:

    • Winner Bafta rising star award - Mia McKenna-Bruce
    • Nominee for Outstanding British Film
    • Nominee Outstanding Debut by a British Director

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    British Independent Film Awards 2023:

    • WINNER Best Lead Performance - Mia McKenna-Bruce, How to Have Sex
    • WINNER Best Supporting Performance - Shaun Thomas, How to Have Sex

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    Cannes 2023:

    • WINNER of Un Certain Regard, How to Have Sex 

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    HOW TO HAVE SEX is a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship, from rising British filmmaker Molly Manning Walker.

    Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery.

    Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out.

    Making her debut feature with a vibrant, compassionate look at sex, friendship and the sweet smell of a boozy sunburned summer holiday, director and cinematographer Molly Manning Walker (Scrapper, Good Thanks, You?) paints an exhilarating, moving, and painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood.

    Director: Molly Manning Walker
    Producers: Ivana Mackinnon (Beast), Emily Leo (Under The Shadow), Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Triangle of Sadness)
    Starring: Mia McKenna Bruce (Vampire Academy), Lara Peake (Born To
    Kill), Sam Bottomley (Somewhere Boy), Shaun Thomas (Four Lives), Enva Lewis, Laura Ambler

    R16 98 mins | UK

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  • -- March 16, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- ANATOMY OF A FALL (7.30pm)

    In ANATOMY OF A FALL, a woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.

    Golden Globes - WINNER of two awards

    European Film Awards 2023:

    • WINNER of five awards

    Cannes 2023:

    • WINNER of Palme d' Or 

    BAFTA 2024 - 7 nominations

    OSCARS 2024 - 5 nominations

    STUFF/ WAIKATO TIMES James Croot 4/5 Stars "The Palme d'Or winner that will keep you gripped until the final frames "

    In ANATOMY OF A FALL, for the past year, Sandra, a German writer, her French husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he committed suicide or was killed. Samuel's death is treated as suspicious, presumed murder, and Sandra becomes the main suspect. Little by little the trial becomes not just an investigation of the circumstances of Samuel's death, but an unsettling psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel's conflicted relationship.

    Director: Justine Triet | Screenwriters: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
    Producers: Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion
    Starring: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Jehnny Beth, Antoine Reinartz, Samuel Theis, Saadia Bentaïeb, Milo Machado Graner

    M Offensive language, suicide references & content that may disturb 151 mins| France | English, German, French

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  • -- March 17, 2024, 4:30 pm: Movie- THE CONVERT (4.30pm)

    A Fight for Peace. A Heart at War.

    The Playlist “A Stunning, Sweeping, Action-Packed Epic.”

    A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in the 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

    PRODUCERS: Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Robin Scholes, Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori
    WRITERS: Lee Tamahori, Michael Bennett, Shane Danielsen
    ACTORS: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha

    THE CONVERT- R13 Bloody violence & cruelty 119 mins | Languages English, Maori | New Zealand, Australia, UK

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  • -- March 30, 2024, 4:45 pm: Movie- THE TRUST FALL - Julian Assange (4.45pm)

    Filmmaker Kym Staton directs this crowdfunded documentary on Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, and the global impact of his work.

    'Despite being detained, silenced and hidden from public view in maximum security Belmarsh Prison, multi-award-winning Australian journalist and publisher Julian Assange has become one of the loudest voices for free speech of our times... The Trust Fall: Julian Assange examines the meaning and significance of the insights that WikiLeaks shared with the world, the resulting behaviour of the governments involved, the extraordinary personal risk taken by Assange, and the wider fundamental issues around press freedom that affect all of us and our right to know.' (Official synopsis).

    PRODUCER: Kym Staton, Natalia Minana
    DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER: Kym Staton
    WITH: Roger Waters, Julian Assange, Tom Morello, Jonathan Oldham

    THE TRUST FALL - Julian Assange Doc. Exempt 128 mins | Australia | Language English

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  • -- March 30, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- THE CONVERT (7.30pm)

    A Fight for Peace. A Heart at War.

    The Playlist “A Stunning, Sweeping, Action-Packed Epic.”

    A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in the 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

    PRODUCERS: Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Robin Scholes, Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori
    WRITERS: Lee Tamahori, Michael Bennett, Shane Danielsen
    ACTORS: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha

    THE CONVERT- R13 Bloody violence & cruelty 119 mins | Languages English, Maori | New Zealand, Australia, UK

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  • -- April 6, 2024, 5:00 pm: Movie- BORROMINI & BERNINI - the challenge of perfection (5.00pm)

    NARRATED IN ENGLISH by Remo Anzovino

    This is the story of the most famous artistic rivalry of all time, the one between Borromini and Bernini, but also the story of Borromini’s rivalry with himself: a genius so absorbed by his art that he turns it into a demon that devours him from the inside forcing him to choose death to reach eternity.

    Borromini deprived himself of everything to pursue a dream: to conquer Rome. It is the story of the architectural revolution of a solitary maestro who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by pushing himself to his limit, but also by battling conventions and prejudices, with the humility to learn from the past to invent the future, with the courage to pursue an idea despite knowing he would pay the price in the end.

    Places and works in Rome visited in the film: Barberini Palace, St. Peter’s canopy, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s colonnade, and Villa Adriana in Tivoli.

    Borromini and Bernini: The Challenge for Perfection is the story of an architectural revolution carried out by a solitary genius who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by taking up a personal challenge against convention and prejudice, by having the humility to learn from the past in order to invent the future, and the courage to pursue an idea by paying the price to the full.

    PRODUCER: Laura Chiara Cavalett
    DIRECTOR: Giovanni Troilo
    NARRATOR: Remo Anzovino

    BORROMINI & BERNINI - the challenge of perfection Exempt 102 mins | Italy | Language English

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  • -- April 6, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- THE CONVERT (7.30pm)

    A Fight for Peace. A Heart at War.

    The Playlist “A Stunning, Sweeping, Action-Packed Epic.”

    A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in the 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

    PRODUCERS: Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Robin Scholes, Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori
    WRITERS: Lee Tamahori, Michael Bennett, Shane Danielsen
    ACTORS: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha

    THE CONVERT- R13 Bloody violence & cruelty 119 mins | Languages English, Maori | New Zealand, Australia, UK

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    Online sales and reserves close at about 1pm on the day of screening.

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    "Online ticket sales for this event are closed."
     
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  • -- April 7, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- THE CONVERT (7.30pm)

    A Fight for Peace. A Heart at War.

    The Playlist “A Stunning, Sweeping, Action-Packed Epic.”

    A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in the 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

    PRODUCERS: Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Robin Scholes, Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori
    WRITERS: Lee Tamahori, Michael Bennett, Shane Danielsen
    ACTORS: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha

    THE CONVERT- R13 Bloody violence & cruelty 119 mins | Languages English, Maori | New Zealand, Australia, UK

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    IF NO SEATS ARE AVAILABLE IT WILL SAY "Sold Out".

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  • -- April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- THE CONVERT (7.30pm)

    A Fight for Peace. A Heart at War.

    The Playlist “A Stunning, Sweeping, Action-Packed Epic.”

    A lay preacher arrives at a British settlement in the 1830s. His violent past is soon drawn into question and his faith put to the test, as he finds himself caught in the middle of a bloody war between Maori tribes.

    PRODUCERS: Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Robin Scholes, Te Kohe Tuhaka
    DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori
    WRITERS: Lee Tamahori, Michael Bennett, Shane Danielsen
    ACTORS: Guy Pearce, Dean O'Gorman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha

    THE CONVERT- R13 Bloody violence & cruelty 119 mins | Languages English, Maori | New Zealand, Australia, UK

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  • -- May 4, 2024, 7:30 pm: Movie- THE TRUST FALL - Julian Assange (7.30pm)

    Filmmaker Kym Staton directs this crowdfunded documentary on Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, and the global impact of his work.

    'Despite being detained, silenced and hidden from public view in maximum security Belmarsh Prison, multi-award-winning Australian journalist and publisher Julian Assange has become one of the loudest voices for free speech of our times... The Trust Fall: Julian Assange examines the meaning and significance of the insights that WikiLeaks shared with the world, the resulting behaviour of the governments involved, the extraordinary personal risk taken by Assange, and the wider fundamental issues around press freedom that affect all of us and our right to know.' (Official synopsis).

    PRODUCER: Kym Staton, Natalia Minana
    DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER: Kym Staton
    WITH: Roger Waters, Julian Assange, Tom Morello, Jonathan Oldham

    THE TRUST FALL - Julian Assange Doc. Exempt 128 mins | Australia | Language English

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