- Sun 13 Aug 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- General $15
- Concession: Seniors, students, children (under 15) and community services card holders $12 (valid ID required)
- Booking 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
- Rated: M
A young Māori man moves to the country to rebuild his life after facing prejudices around his sexual orientation.
Set in rural New Zealand during the 1960s, West of Eden tells the story of two men in love, at odds with the inherent conservatism of their surroundings.
Written and produced by Vanessa Riddell, and directed and edited by her husband Alastair Riddell, the film is the couple’s second feature after 2014 romance Broken Hallelujah.
Director Alastair Riddell had previous artistic success before moving into directing; he had a number one hit as lead singer of band Space Waltz. The film had its premiere on 22 February 2017, as part of the Auckland Pride Festival.
NZ, 2017, Colour, 118 min., Rated M, Dir. Alastair Riddell