My producer partner Lyn spent last week extracting herself from Eire where she was showing their documentary and looking at documentaries to bring here. Now she has a theatrical release underway in NZ. If you have missed seeing this to date, then it is well worth watching on the big screen.
Director Briar March and producer Lyn Collie, along with two Australasian earth scientists1 specializing in oceanography and geomorphology looked at the effects of a rising sea levels and changing climate patterns are having on the people of the small Polynesian atoll Takuu in Papua New Guinea.
The islanders are quite aware of the changes in their island and articulate about the issues that they see arising from those. The destruction of their farms and the risk of waves washing through their homes means that they may be one of the first peoples forced off their land by climate change.
The documentary is well worth watching2 and has been picking prizes from festivals worldwide. Besides which it is summer in the film 🙂
Hi everyoneThis is a reminder that “There Once was an Island” is opening in New Zealand theatres Thursday this week! It’s a film that we think is best served up on the big screen, so this is your chance to enjoy it at its most fetching.DISCOUNTED TICKETS!For those of you able to attend the Thursday 6pm screening at Rialto Newmarket, I’m doing a Q&A and we also have 20 discounted tickets available. Adults are $13.50 and kids/seniors $8.50. If you want to take advantage of this pricing please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you down. Tickets can be collected at the theatre on the night, and you will need to pay cash. This is a first come first served offer. [Also here as html]
If you’re not in Auckland or you want to go but can’t make that session, here is a list of the cinemas and locations the film is also screening at. Have a look online for confirmed screening times:June 11 – 29Arthouse Cinema, NEW PLYMOUTH. To book, call (06) 757 3650
From June 23Rialto Newmarket, AUCKLAND. To book, call (09) 369 2417
Waiheke Island Community Cinema, WAIHEKE. To book, call (09) 372-4240
Paramount Cinemas, WELLINGTON. To book, call (04) 384 4080
Gecko Theatre, NELSON. To book, call (03) 528 9996
Rialto DUNEDIN. To book, call (03) 474 2200
We hope to have some more special offers later on.cheers!Lyn