The quartet of astonishing movies celebrates the soaring spirit and lofty ideals of the international Black Power movement; it will alter your thinking and change your life.
Recommended Festival Donation, NZ$99 includes all four screenings, plus wine, appetizers, and discussion led by writer, poet and Pulitzer Prize nominee John Wareham.
WHERE: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington
WHEN: 6.00 P.M. every Thursday—3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th—in November 2016
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1. How To Make Money Selling Drugs 6.00 P.M. Thursday 3 November 2016
“What begins as a slick, tongue-in-cheek guide to successful dope dealing masterfully evolves into something far more vital, cogent and impressive.” —Los Angeles Times
“Smart, funny, tough-minded ... illuminates the costs of the drug war. —The Village Voice
Featured Selection Tribeca Film Festival
Brian O'Dea, former international drug dealer, who features in the movie, will join the post screening discussion via Skype.
2 The Dark Horse 6.00 P.M. Thursday 10 November 2016
Once a heralded chess champion, Genesis has spent the last few years in and out of mental institutions, battling with severe bipolar disorder. After being released from the psychiatric ward for one more chance at life, he moves in with Ariki, his gangpatched and distant brother (Hapi), and Ariki’s soon-to-be-patched teenage son, Mana (Rolleston)
3. A Raisin in the Sun 6.00 P.M. Thursday 17 November 2016
“Isn’t there something wrong in a house— in a world—where all dreams, good or bad, must depend on the death of a man?” In a Chicago slum an African American family dream of escape. A grandmother and her daughter-in-law want better for their children; a son-husband-father chafes against his dead-end job; a marriage cracks under financial pressures; a daughtersister aims to become a doctor; a child wants to play. Will their dreams, in the words of poet Langston Hughes (1902-67), “dry up/ like a raisin in the sun.../ Or [will they] explode”?
4. Making Good Men 6.00 P.M. Thursday 24 November 2016
Two high profile Kiwis reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. For the past 30 years the bully, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and his target, television actor Manu Bennett, often thought about each other; about their time at boarding school, about the terror Manu experienced at the fists of Norm, and about the lives they both went on to live.
Norm joins the post movie discussion
Preceded by Overcrowding, Self Soothing, and Private Prisons:
extras from the critically acclaimed documentary, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN