Classic Kiwi Cinema Series: Vigil
Vincent Ward’s debut feature Vigil was the first NZ film selected for competition at Cannes; LA Times’ critic Kevin Thomas lauded it as “a work of awesome beauty”.
Don Driver Magician
A documentary on the controversial art and career of New Zealand's greatest assemblage sculptor and pop artist
Floor Talk: Paul Brobbel and Evan Webb present Len Lye
Hear the fascinating background to the new Len Lye exhibitions with curator Paul Brobbel and Len Lye Foundation director Evan Webb.
Latin America and Spain Film Festival 2015 - To Kill a Man
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Length: 82 mins
Also known as Matar a un hombre
Sense Art/Art Access
The Govett-Brewster hosts descriptive, touch and Sign Language interpreted tours.
German Film Festival 2015 - Who Am I - No System is Safe
A cybercrime thriller from Berlin.
“Fusing high-stakes intrigue, crackling tension and stylish action sequences, and set to an electrifying
soundtrack by Boys Noize, Who Am I is a suspense-filled meditation on the search for identity in the
information age.” - Jane Schoettle, Toronto International Film Festival
NZIFF - Banksy Does New York
Documenting the frenzy of adulation and controversy that erupted during street artist Banksy’s month-long ‘residency’ in New York, Chris Moukarbel energetically examines issues of art and ownership within the public space.
“Banksy and Moukarbel raise the question of who these spontaneous acts of creativity belong to, and whether they’re ever really ‘complete’… a lively and engaging film.” — Noel Murray, AV Club
Talk Art: Wellington Media Collective
What was it like working with New Zealand’s political movement groups?
One of the best short films to come out of New Zealand.
Join us for a baby-friendly, informal talk about the art
Experience pareidolia in the Lost World exhibition then turn yourself strange with masks of all kinds.
Further Alterations: Billy Apple, Wystan Curnow, Simon Rees
A conversation about the current exhibition Billy Apple: Further Alterations.
NZIFF - The Art of Recovery
Peter Young’s lively, beautifully illustrated documentary celebrates the profusion of murals, pop-up enterprises and inventive recreational options that have brought colour and vitality to Central Christchurch since the massive demolitions that followed the quake.
April School Holidays 2017 - Print it
Up your art skills and experiment with printmaking, try card, foam and natural materials to print a concertina booklet
April School Holidays 2016 - Sculpture 'n' zizz
Each day drop in to make art that surprises and inspires. Pick a session or join them all.
Te Pihipihinga Kākano mai i Rangiātea perform in celebration of the exhibitions opening
Exhibition on screen - Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film
Experience, inspire, create. Have fun with our educators seeing and making art, with tips for caregivers engaging little people in art.
NZIFF 2017 - I Am Not a Witch
Set in Zambia, this strange, engrossing feature addresses the continuing marginalisation of ‘witches’ and revolves around a nine-year-old girl accused of witchcraft.
NZIFF - A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
The deeply eccentric Roy Andersson’s meticulously mounted comic sketches move from historic fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as he muses on humanity’s inescapable absurdity. Golden Lion, Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2014.
“Unspooling in 37 comic vignettes, these are Monty Python sketches as written by an existentialist philosopher.” — Cath Clarke, Time Out
Artist talk: Taree Mackenzie
Set in Motion artist Taree Mackenzie talks about her work
LASFF 2017 - The Story of Me
Based on the real story of Brazilian storyteller Roberto Carlos Ramos, who at the age of six was committed by his mother to an institution for poor children in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Monica's Eatery Italian Film and Dinner Event: Roman Holiday
Enjoy a film set in Rome then an Italian inspired dinner next door at Monica's Eatery
TED Talks 2017 $1 Million Prize Event
Watch the TED Prize winner receive a $1 million award towards a creative, bold wish to spark global change
German Film Festival 2015 - Not My Day
“...superbly executed action comedy from Germany.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
January 2016 School Holiday Programme: 6 - 8 years
Dye and collage colourful messages and transfer onto handmade stickers and badges
La Primavera: Dinner Event @ Monica's Eatery - Love and Friendship
Enjoy a film then a spring inspired four course dinner and matching wines
Artists in conversation: Wendy Bornholdt and Christine Hellyar
This opening weekend, exhibiting artists talk about their work in All Lines Converge
Goethe-Institut NZ Holiday Fairytales - Snow White
This adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White (Schneewittchen) tells one of the most famous Grimm fairy tales to a young audience.
John and Amanda teach Latin, English and Guitar at a fantastical stately-home turned school. Nearly 50 year careers are drawing to a close for the teachers who have become legends with the mantra: reading! rithmetic! rock n roll!
Curator's talk: Frank Stark on Syncopated Cinema
After a screening of Projection Series #3: Syncopated Cinema, the curator Frank Stark talks about the relationship between music and experimental film.
Projection Series #4: Man Without a Camera
A short selection of Len Lye’s films showcasing the flair and skill of a filmmaker abandoning the conventions of camera-made cinema
NZIFF 2017 - I Am Not Your Negro
This Oscar-nominated documentary draws an astonishing, challenging and utterly contemporary examination of race in the United States entirely from the writings and interview footage of civil rights icon James Baldwin.
Zabriskie Point is a late-1960s drama set in the counterculture of the United States as the infamous UCLA riots break out.
Exhibition opening weekend
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Director Simon Rees and staff warmly invite you to the opening weekend for our Spring suite of exhibitions
Curator's Tour - In Play
Take a walk and talk in the exhibition In Play: Hany Armanious, Peter Robinson, Jim Speers
Poi E: The Story of Our Song
Tearepa Kahi’s richly researched celebration of Dalvanius Prime and the many rivers that flowed into the making of ‘Poi E’.
October 2015 School Holiday Programme: 5-8 years old
Children, get creative and accelerate your art skills. Join one of our educators for a fun art challenge
See a display of New Zealand’s 2014 secondary schools’ NCEA Level 3 art portfolios that achieved Excellence or Scholarship, including four Taranaki folios.
The Goethe Insitut presents this free screening with a special introduction by Viennese architect Nicole David, Mag. Arch.
This documentary depicts the chequered history surrounding this building and its occupants, including the displacement and emigration of the Tugendhat family during the Second World War.