Film still from <em>No Ordinary Sheila</em>. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution

Film still from No Ordinary Sheila. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution

No Ordinary Sheila

  • Thu 14 Dec 2017
  • 6—7:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $15
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: Exempt

In Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring doco, his cousin, writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retraces a long life dedicated to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature and history.

No Ordinary Sheila unfurls the life story of the adventurous, multi-talented Sheila Natusch: from first opening her eyes to nature while growing up on Stewart Island, as the daughter of a ranger and an artist; through befriending Janet Frame during teacher training, to the many books Natusch went on to write and/or illustrate. Filmmaker Hugh Macdonald (This is New Zealand) directs this portrait of a lover of nature and life, her joy unbowed by age. Natusch died on 10 August 2017, just days after watching the film as part of a packed house at the 2017 Wellington Film Festival. 

NZ, 2017, Colour, 98 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Hugh Macdonald

 

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Poster for <em>No Ordinary Sheila</em>. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution

Poster for No Ordinary Sheila. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution

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