Everybody's NZ Film Festival - in conjucntion with the Arts Fest South Taranaki & Taranaki Garden Festivals

Friday 27 OCTOBER - Sunday 5 NOVEMBER 2017

Screenings are 10.30am, 1pm & 7pm

Featuring a selection of NZ FILMS AND DOCUMENTARYS

  • The Bush Cinderella (NZ's first silent movie with piano accomplishment) 1 screening only - 28 October 10.30am
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • Hunt for the Widlerpeople
  • The Reel People of NZ
  • Peter Snell - Unveiling
  • One Night Two Cars
  • My Year with Helen
  • Heartland Opunake
  • The Dark Horse
  • Footrot Flats
  • Kiwi Flyer
  • Spookers
  • Tama Tu
  • Mahana
  • Boy

Please book and print your tickets online with Event Finda or phone 027 383 7926 to enquire about booking tickets to our NZ Film Festival.

Feeling peckish? Pre-order one of our cheese, antipasto or dessert platters to share for 2 people. $20.

Group luncheons/morning or afternoon teas by arrangement. Prices

Phone 027 3837926 or everybodystheatre.co.nz

1hr 25mins | G | New Zealand

Come and see how the movies were in the olden days.

New Zealand;s Oldest Silent Movie set in the New Zealand back blocks. The Bush Cinderella, accompanied live on piano, by Taranaki's very own Cameron Curd.

Saturday 28 October 10.30am


1h 43min | Drama Historical | M Sexual references & content that may disturb.

From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.

Friday 27 October 10.30am - Sunday 29 October 1pm
Thursday 2 November 7pm


PG-13 | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama, Sport | 24 March 2006 (New Zealand & USA)

New Zealander Burt Munro spent years perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle. The year is 1967, and Burt takes his machine to Utah's salt flats, where he attempts the impossible, using his dream bike to set a new world's record for speed. Based on a true story, the record Munro set more than three decades ago still has not been broken to this day.

Friday 27 October 1pm - Wednesday 1 November 7pm - Sunday 5 November 10.30am

R | 2h 4min | Biography, Drama | 17 July 2014 (New Zealand)

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Friday 27 October 7pm - Tuesday 31 October 1pm - Thursday 2 November 10.30am


Adventure | Drama | Comedy | 1hr 41mins | PG- 13

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Saturday 28 October 1pm - Monday 30 October 7pm - Friday 3 November 10.30am

Comedy/Family | 1hr 30mins | G

Kiwi Flyer sees 12-year-old Ben (Edward Hall) and his mate Jeff quest to win a local trolley derby in memory of Ben’s father. In their way are schoolboy loan sharks, the Aussie competition — a family led by Wayne (Vince ‘Beaureparies’ Martin) — and permission from Mum (Tandi Wright). There’s plenty of Boy’s Own action and slapstick (aided by comedian Dai Henwood as a well-meaning but bumbling teacher) as Ben channels the DIY spirit and races for glory. Tony Simpson’s low-budget heart-warmer was based on Nelson’s annual Collingwood St Trolley Derby.

Sunday 29 October 10.30am - Saturday 4 November 1pm - Sunday 5 November 1pm


1hr 27mins | Comedy Drama | NZ 2010

Taika Waititi's blockbuster second movie revolves around an imaginative 11-year-old East Coast boy (James Rolleston) trying to make sense of his world — and the return of his just-out-of-jail father (Waititi). Intended as a "painful comedy of growing up", Boy mixes poignancy with trademark whimsy and visual inventiveness. The film was shot in the Bay of Plenty area where Waititi partly grew up. A winner in its section at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, Boy soon became the most successful local release on its home soil (at least until the arrival of Waititi's 2016 hit Hunt for the Wilderpeople).

Saturday 28 October 7pm - Wednesday 1 November 1pm - Sarurday 4 November 10.30am

Animation Comedy | 1hr 11mins | PG

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will the Dog win the affections of the lovely Jess? Will Wal make a good impression on the All Black selectors at Saturdays rugby match? Can Rangi and Pongo save Cooch's prize stag from the depths of Blackwater station, home of the Murphy's, their vicious dogs and deadly croco-pigs? All this and more will be answered as the small town of Raupo comes to life on the big screen.

Monday 30 October 1pm - Tuesday 31 October 10.30am - Saturday 4 November 7pm


Documentary | 1hr 33mins | August 2017

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope. An observational documentary, MY YEAR WITH HELEN travels alongside Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the UNDP while also campaigning for SG and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.

Sunday 29 October 7pm - Monday 30 October 10.30am - Thursday 2 November 1pm

NZ Documentary | 83 mins | Rated M Adult theme

A whãnau like no other

Documentary from New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, and Supermarkets) on the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland's Spookers.

Tuesday 31 October 7pm - Friday 3 November 7pm


TAMA TU - 17mins


Short Doc | 17mins | New Zealand 2004

Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence, the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu (sign) brings them back to reality, and they gather to say a karakia before returning to the fray. Director Taika Waititi describes the soldiers as young men with "a special bond, strengthened by their character, their culture and each other." Shot in the rubble of the old Wellington Hospital, Tama Tū won international acclaim. Invited to over 40 international festivals, its many awards included honourable mentions at Sundance and Berlin.

The Opunake Beach has always had a special place in our hearts. From the Mardi Gras days through to the summer holidays camping down at the beach. Heartland New Zealand came to the beach back in the early 1990s.


Wednesday 1 November 10.30am - Friday 3 November 1pm



The Reel People Of New Zealand. Featuring our very own Everybody's Theatre.

A short documentary taken at the Peter Snell unveiling cermony. Peter Snell's statue stands in Opunake's Town Square beside the TSB Bank and Opunake Library Plus.


Drama, Romance, Short | 12mins | New Zealand 2005

Youngsters Romeo, Ed, and Polly wait in two cars after dark while their parents are inside drinking. It’s a situation many Kiwis would recognise: cars in loco parentis outside the bar or rugby club. Soon cross-car rivalry warms to budding friendship. Winning performances, and the tender mix of comedy and romance saw the tale of a Te Kaha pub carpark become an international hit. Two Cars won a boot-full of awards, launched Waititi’s career, and was the second NZ short to gain an Oscar nod (Waititi infamously feigned sleep during the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony).


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