DOC EDGE PRESENTS
Doc Edge Presents is a programme of regular documentary screenings throughout the year, usually on the last Saturday of the month (excluding May & December), proudly sponsored by Mindfood Magazine.
In 2018, we are moving to new screening venues in both cities, i.e. Academy Cinema, Auckland and Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington.
30 Jun | FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
USA | 2013 | 84 min | English | Dirs. John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
The life and work of career nanny and photographic documentarian, Vivian Maier and her amazing collection of 100,000 photographs that captured Urban America’s most interesting marvels and peculiarities from 1950s – 1990s.
21 Jul (WEL) 28 Jul (AKL) | MY HERO BROTHER
Israel | 2016 | 78 min | Hebrew, English | Dir. Yonatan Nir
Heart-warming and affecting film tells the remarkable story of a group of young people with Down syndrome that embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.
*Doc Edge Best International Director 2017
25 Aug | THE MAGIC PILL
Australia, USA | 2017 | 90 min | English | Dirs. Pete Evans, Robert Tate
Directed by Pete Evans of My Kitchen Rules and Robert Tate, The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating habits.
29 Sep | Hip-Hoperation
New Zealand | 2014 | 93 min | English | Dir. Bryn Evans
A NZ sensation. Senior citizens of Waiheke Island defy the odds to compete in the Las Vegas World Hip Hop Dance Championships to prove you are never too old to take the first step on the journey of a lifetime.
*Rated PG: offensive language
27 Oct | Dancer
UK, Russia, Ukraine, USA | 2016 | 85 min | English, Russian, Ukrainian | Steven Cantor
Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America. He is considered the most gifted dancer of his generation.
*Rated M: nudity & drug references
24 Nov | Pecking Order
New Zealand | 2017 | 88 min | English | Slavko Martinov
A hilarious, unique, and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana. A group of witty, competitive and distinctive poultry obsessives strive to peak at national champ show as their 148-year old club crumbles around them.
*Rated PG : Coarse language