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Queen City Rocker


Sat 14 Jan 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Sat 18 Feb 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 23 Feb 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Concession: $8.20 ($8.00 + $0.20 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Screening as part of our Kiwi Music Film Fest series.

There's panic on the streets as 19-year-old tearaway Ska (Matthew Hunter) comes to terms with love and death in Auckland's 80s urban underworld. After an ultimately tragic attempt to "rescue" his prostitute sister, Ska plots revenge at a rock gig... with riotous results. Directed by Bruce Morrison when broken glass was still on the ground from the Queen Street riot, the film was inspired by a story from 16-year-old Richard Lymposs.

"Queen City Rocker reflects a side of life people read of in the papers but otherwise know little about. 'It goes against a whole set of national stereotypes,' says director Bruce Morrison [...] 'The world will find the attitude of some of the characters wanting. They won’t like it, I’m sure. They won’t like people swearing and they won’t like people being violent to each other and to property.'" – "Waikato Times"

"Through the lens of Director of Photography Kevin Hayward, Auckland is a mean and angry city, pulsating with raw power. Stylish and original compositions offer us buildings with weird and deceptive angles. Lights, glimmering just out of frame, threaten and discomfit" – Peter Calder, "Queen City Grit," "New Zealand Herald," February 16, 1987

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