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Arts Access Aotearoa's Feel-good French Movie Fundraiser


Wed 25 Nov 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Penthouse Cinema, 205 Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn, Wellington

Restrictions: M

Listed by: Iona McNaughton

Arts Access Aotearoa’s movie fundraiser on Wednesday 25 November will feature the New Zealand premiere of a short film about Hutt City ceramic artist Robert Rapson, followed by the main feature film, The Bélier Family - a funny, feel-good, French movie (with English subtitles) about growing up, leaving home and being the only hearing person in a Deaf family.

To be held at the Penthouse Cinema in Brooklyn, Wellington, starting at 8pm, the event is a chance to see two great movies - at the same time supporting Arts Access Aotearoa’s work in increasing access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand.

In Leonardo Guerchmann's 12-minute film, called Robert Rapson: Outsider Artist, the artist shares his love of sailing ships and his creative process.

In The Bélier Family, a box-office comedy smash hit in France, Paula, 16, is the only hearing person in a Deaf family and plays an essential role in running the family dairy farm. One day, a music teacher discovers Paula’s gift for singing and encourages her to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, which will secure her a career and college degree. However, this would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood. For her parents, Paula is their mouth and ears. Would they cope without her? This is a special preview of The Bélier Family, which will open for general release in Wellington on Boxing Day.

When: 8pm on Wednesday 25 November

Where: Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn, Wellington

Tickets: $25, which includes a sweet treat and the chance to win a spot prize

Parking: There is a carpark next to the Penthouse, which will have three accessible carparks marked in the street-front corner of the carpark next to the cinema. Parks are $2 an hour and if you don’t have the correct change, you can pay at the cinema bar.

You can help us fill the theatre by forwarding this email and spreading the word about this movie to your friends, family and colleagues.

Please contact Dawa by e-mail or call 04 802 4349.

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