Newtown on film

  • When: 10th Mar 2:00pm
  • Where: Newtown Community and Cultural Centre

Newtown on Film – an historic journey through a century on film.

Sunday 10th March, 2pm and 7.30pm

Newtown Community Centre

CNR Rintoul and Colombo St, NewtownTickets $10 waged / $5 unwaged

This year, we’re excited to have The Film Archive involved in the Newtown Festival for the first time!

In conjunction with the Newtown Community Centre and the Wellington Timebank, the Film Archive will showcase a special collection of film clips that celebrate life in Newtown since the turn of the 20th century.  This show is curated by Jane Paul from The Film Archive, and contains 20 short clips sourced from private home movies, documentaries and television, that illustrate key events and personalities associated with Newtown over the years.

The film will feature some nationally significant clips, including the earliest surviving New Zealand footage, which depicts soldiers parading on horseback at Newtown Park before heading to the Boer War in 1900; and special footage of the Newtown clashes between police and protesters during the Springbok Tour of 1981.  Several local Newtown personalities, including Sir Paul Reeves and Donald McDonald, will be featured.

This special screening will be held in the beautiful historic theatre at the Newtown Community Centre, and the silent footage will be accompanied by local pianists Victoria Thompson and Shan Jordan.

Sweet treats and fair trade coffee for sale thanks to the generous support from French Cancan and Peoples Coffee.

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