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The return of ‘Soup & a Seat’

Starting 25 August the popular Soup & a Seat returns to our Wellington cinema. Every Friday lunchtime through to 20 October Wellingtonians can enjoy a tasty cup of soup and a mind-nourishing documentary for only $10.

Soup and a Seat

We’ve selected nine documentaries, covering topics from Marching Girls to possum hunters. For those who are into 1980’s music When the Cat's Away follows the group on their first tour in 1987. Literature lovers won’t want to miss A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield: A Woman and a Writer.

The full list of all nine documentaries is below:

25 Aug: White Boots and Busby – Marching Girls

NZ, 1988, 50 mins, Exempt 
Follow 380 ‘Marching Girls’ through the practice and performance, the pain of losing and joy of winning at a two-day competition.
  

1 Sept: When the Cat’s Away

NZ, 1987, 48 mins, Exempt
An award-winning documentary that captures the excitement of the group’s first concert tour.
  

8 Sept: It’s Not a Game

NZ, 2005, 60 mins, Exempt A documentary about the severe effect that the pokies have had on many ordinary New Zealanders.
  

15 Sept: Shopping with Mother: The Old Department Stores

NZ, 2001, 48 mins, Exempt
Take a trip down memory lane to the grand old days of department stores, when they were an exciting destination, not just a place to shop.
  

22 Sept:  Kilikiti

NZ, 1990, 47 mins, Exempt
A doco that follows the Western Samoan Cricket (Kilikiti) team as they bring their lively Pacific island style of cricket to an international tournament.
  

29 Sept: Carmen

NZ, 1989, 50 mins, Exempt
The amazing story of drag queen Carmen Rupe, who started life as Trevor from Taumarunui.
  

6 Oct: Still Chasin’ Possums

NZ, 1982, 47 mins, Exempt
Thirty years in the business and Fred, Dave and Allen are still chasing possums. This is a fascinating look into a very distinctive way of life.
  

13 Oct: The Mighty Civic

NZ, 1988, 62 mins, Exempt
Using archival footage, poetic narration and ‘old-timer’ interviews, this is a loving reconstruction of the history of the Civic Theatre in Queen Street, Auckland.
  

20 Oct: A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield: A Woman and a Writer

NZ, 1986, 52 min, Exempt
A look at Mansfield’s fascinating, but all-too-brief life and work in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe.