Films By Starlight

Over nine evenings during February and March we will bring the world to you: from the heart-breaking to heart-warming, surreal French to dazzling Japanese, to New Zealand icons both fictional and legendary, this year’s line up is a feast for the senses and soul. Make the most of this wonderful experience.

Bring your picnic, your rugs and favourite tipple, and dine in relaxed summer style as the sun goes down and the films begin. Come early to enjoy a twilight market with delicious food and craft stalls at all Waitangi Park screenings.

Visit for full schedule and screening details – there’s sure to be a film there for you!

Thursday 6th February 2014 – Whale Rider
Odlins Plaza – Waitangi Day
Gather together on Waitaingi Day to enjoy this uplifting coming-of-ag Keisha Castle-Hughes’s incredible debut as Pai, the brave young girl who challenges tradition in order to lead her people forward. Simply superb cinema.  Audience Choice winner at Sundance and Toronto festivals – and total local favourite.

Saturday 8th February 2014 -strong>The Adventures ofTintin
Williams Park
Blistering barnacles…all aboard for a wild treasure hunt for a sunken ship! How will Tintin, Snowy and the cantankerous Captain Haddock outwit all those diabolical villains, dastardly pirates and nasty enemies? A family night of escalating thrills and perils.

Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Gardening With Soul
Island Bay Festival
Wakefield Park
Island Bay
Meet the inspiring 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin, head gardener at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, and experience her infectious optimism. A beautiful portrait of a woman with incredible energy and faith. See the film in the very place it’s based.

Saturday 1st March 2014 – Beyond The Edge
The Dowse
Lower Hutt
Sit in awe through the epic adventure of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953. Their monumental achievement captured the imagination of the world, and their legacy lives on today.  Be amazed.

Wednesday 5th March 2014 – The Princess Bride Waitangi Park
Simply one of the best fairy tales ever – full of lost love, mighty swordplay, slippery poison, evil princes, a gentle giant and a beautiful princess.  Remember those epic lines . . .“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” . . .Inconceivable to miss!

Saturday 8th March 2014 – Despicable Me
Churton Park Festival
Churton Park Village
Criminal mastermind, Gru, tries to manipulate a trio of orphans to advance one of his biggest schemes ever. However not everything goes to plan and he begins to find their love changing him for the better.  A dazzling and thoughtful animated comedy full of surprises.

Wednesday 12th March 2014 – Moonrise Kingdom
Waitangi Park
Set on an idyllic island off the coast of New England two twelve-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Set in the summer of 1965, this is a hilarious and heartfelt film by Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr Fox, Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore).

Wednesday 19th March 2014 – Mood Indigo
Waitangi Park
It’s style style style, and it’s French to boot. Master of wonder Michel Gondry teams up with cinematic darling Audrey Tautou in a surreal romantic tragedy set in a retro-futurist Paris. Magnifique! One of the Guardian’s 100 key films of 2013.

Wednesday 26th March 2014 – Spirited Away
Waitangi Park
As her family are moving house, a 10-year-old girl wanders into a surreal world ruled by gods and monsters, where humans can be changed into animals. Considered by some to be the greatest animated film ever, this Oscar winning Japanese fantasy film consistently dazzles and enchants audiences.

6 Feburary – 26 March 2014
Various around Wellington region
CONTACT: Anna Dean [email protected]

Visit January 31, 2014