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The Reel People of New Zealand and Mouth Wide Open


Sat 4 Nov 2017, 4:30pm–6:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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


The Reel People of New Zealand, 2016 (30 mins)

Director: Nicholas Homler Producer: Geoff Lealand

Inspired by Geoff Lealand’s Cinemas of New Zealand website, 'The Reel People' takes a journey through New Zealand, visiting small and independent cinemas along the way. Geoff Lealand will be present to introduce the screening.

“This movie takes a look into New Zealand’s independently owned cinema theatres, a bygone era, still surviving in cities and small towns of New Zealand… This documentary is a sweet stroll down memory lane… Through the film you will visit theatres right through New Zealand, for example, Te Awamutu’s beautiful museum of a theatre, with its awesome collection of movie memorabilia, really captures for me what cinema going is all about…” — Glen Blomfield

Screening with:

Mouth Wide Open: A Journey in Film with Ted Coubray, 1998 (60 minutes)

Director: John Anderson
Producer: Jonathan Dennis
Photography: Wayne Vinten
Editor: Annie Collins

Mouth Wide Open celebrates the centenary of the first moving image made in New Zealand, told through the eyes of the last of our first generation filmmakers, Ted Coubray, then 94 years old. Born five years after the birth of cinema, Edwin Coubray’s life was always inextricably linked with moving images.

"He was one of New Zealand’s foremost but least know filmmakers.” — Bill Gosden, New Zealand International Film Festival, 1998

Image: Ted Coubray (right) demonstrates camera technology with Jonathan Dennis (left) during the making of Mouth Wide Open

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