Excellent 'time-capsule' account of a year at an affluent American High School in Los Angeles, California in 1984.
The film's key character is an exchange student from Finland, and she provides a perspective that offers the film its crucial balance and poignance, but recommended also for those looking…
An extraordinary audio cassette diary of the deterioration of academic John Hull's eyesight provides the source material for this detailed and beautiful account of the interior experience of the sight-impaired.
Documentary portrait of ex-pat Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, an extraordinary talent at the Royal Ballet who, at the age of 21, has an existential crisis while ascending on a dream to become a ballet superstar.
The inspirational, unique story of Owen Suskind, a young man living with autism whose life is enriched by Disney animated films, and the unconditional support of his family.
Unable to speak for years as a child, he slowly emerged from isolation through the character, dialogue and moral messaging of…
In documenting one man’s precarious quest to restore thousands of hours of film heritage in the post-Taliban Kabul, New Zealand filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly poignantly unveils the ravaged heart of contemporary Afghanistan and its forgotten history.
An aptly feel-good documentary account of the unlikely pop hit that boldly mashed up "Kapa Haka" song tradition and Te Reo Maori lyrics with funky hip-hop and 80's technology to reach Number 1 on the NZ charts and outsell all-comers in 1984 before being enshrined as a cultural icon.
Centred around the…
The social history of running is chronicled with extraordinary passion and depth in this examination of the trajectory of running from an elitist, male-only stadium sport to a reflection of social liberation and equity, through to it's commercialisation as a branded, corporate-controlled phenomenon.