Soup & A Seat 2016
Cinema condensed for your lunch break. Savour a steaming cup of homemade soup, served with a series of tasty kiwi documentaries.
Every Friday at 12.15pm, from 12 August to 7 October (except 2 September).
$8 for soup and your movie ticket.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
84 Taranaki St, Wellington.
Leo’s Pride, 12 Aug
NZ, 2006, 70 min
Talented, ambitious and proud, New Zealand’s most famous singing teacher, Dame Sister Mary Leo, was also a nun with the Sisters of Mercy.
New Zild – The Story of New Zealand English, 19 Aug
NZ, 2005, 45 min
Fush'n'chups anyone? And never mind those Ozzies over the dutch! New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English takes a lighthearted look at the way we speak.
Dalvanius, 26 Aug
NZ, 2003, 45 min
Singer, songwriter, entertainer, producer and composer of New Zealand's first Māori language number one hit, Poi E, Dalvanius takes a final journey to the people and places that inspired him.
It’s Not a Game, 9 Sept
NZ, 2005, 45 min
Pokies – they’re like the Ben Elton joke about throwing fast food straight down the toilet and cutting out the middle man. Poker machines in clubs and pubs take more than $1billion per year and a heavy toll on ordinary folk whose lives are severely affected by gambling addiction.
Possum, 16 Sept
NZ, 2004, 60 min
The remarkable life of Possum Bourne, who earned his nickname by swerving to spare the life of a possum, but made his name as Australasia’s most successful rally driver with seven national titles under his belt.
Rally – Like Little Boys in a Man-Sized Sport, 23 Sept
NZ, 1974, 44 min
The Heatway International Rally of 1973 covered 3,000 kilometres, beginning at Greymouth, driven over 7 days with 472 cars, 120 drivers and 3,000 helping hands. Spectacular rally driving and scenic footage, alongside the grit, mud, crashes and behind-the-scenes drama of the race.
In Wicked Weather – Wind, 30 Sept
NZ, 2005, 47 min
New Zealand's extreme weather – and in particular the wind – with filmmaker and presenter Gus Roxburgh. From the science of wind to its effect on our lives and environment, explaining Wellington wind, rogue tornados and tropical cyclones such as Cyclone Bola and Cyclone Giselle which caused the sinking of the Wahine in 1968.
NZ, 2003, 60 min
On 16 August 2002, Elvis Presley had been dead 25 years. Thirteen New Zealand fans joined more than 70,000 others from around the world on a pilgrimage to Graceland, Memphis Tennessee to commemorate the King and his musical legacy.