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Non-fiction features and programs, often stranger than fiction, and just as dramatic or comical…

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Older Than IrelandOlder Than Ireland (2015)
Dir. Alex Fegan
100 years of Irish history is explored in this fascinating documentary about 30 Irish men and women who are all over 100 years old. A uniquely insightful film filled with humour and poignancy.
CeliaCelia (2018)
Dir. Amanda Millar
Inspiring documentary written, directed and produced by former TV current affairs journalist Amanda Millar, which follows the career of Celia Lashlie, New Zealand social equality advocate and impassioned crusader against disempowerment created by the stifling bureaucracy of NZ's educational and social…
Yellow is ForbiddenYellow is Forbidden (2017)
Dir. Pietra Brettkelly
Simply stunning fashion documentary from New Zealand director Pietra Brettkelly that swirls around the beguiling personality of Guo Pei, a dynamic and hugely ambitious Chinese fashion designer whose crowning runway glories in her homeland set the stage for her to break into the exclusive yet savage world of…
The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin PhillippsThe Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (2019)
Dir. Julia Parnell
An absolutely unflinching portrait of the genius New Zealand songwriter Martin Phillipps whose band The Chills exemplified the "Dunedin Sound" with their catalogue of heavenly pop hits. Seen here at 54, and facing a dire medical prognosis, but with an eccentric, blackly humourous and never-endingly creative…
Heart Dances, TheHeart Dances, The (2018)
Dir. Rebecca Tansley
The director of CROSSING RACHMANINOFF returns backstage for what is this time a behind-the-scenes account of the unique artistic challenges presented in re-imagining the iconic film THE PIANO for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The stage is set for a voyage into uncharted territory for everyone involved,…
Price of Everything, ThePrice of Everything, The (2018)
Dir. Nathaniel Kahn
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, this documentary examines the role of art and artistic passion in todays money-driven, consumerised society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka…
QuestQuest (2017)
A piercing insight into working class black America during the Obama years, this is an inspiring, tragic and universally relatable documentary that follows a loving family over eight years as they run a communal recording studio in their basement of their home in a poor Philadelphian suburb.