Kiwi Students Protesting Climate Change Join The Doc Edge Takeover Of The Civic 

A sneak peek of highly anticipated new Kiwi doco High Tide Don’t Hide will join the three incredible New Zealand premieres selected for Doc Edge at The Civic on Sunday 22 November, bringing people together to enjoy the large screen film experience.

Doc Edge and Auckland Live are proud to present High Tide Don’t Hide (NZ) as it joins The Apollo (USA), The Man on the Island (NZ) and The Painter and the Thief (NOR) in a quadruple bill that encourages robust discussion. The screenings also offer a much-needed opportunity to transport your mind into the theatre, where the lights go down, and you can immerse yourself in the joy of cinema at The Civic.

Doc Edge was the first NZ film festival to run online this year, sharing its programme with the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand for the very first time. The 2020 Festival saw 83 documentaries viewed by a Kiwi audience of more than 70,000.

ALL FILMS ARE ONLY $18.00 (plus booking fees) apart from The Apollo which is free but seats must be booked online. Early bookings are recommended.

11.00 AM – High Tide Don’t Hide – Exclusive sneak preview
1.00 PM – The Apollo – Free screening, General Admission, tickets must be reserved
3.30 PM – The Man on the Island – World Premiere, followed by a Q&A with director Simon Mark Brown and Colin McLaren
6.00 PM – The Painter and the Thief – NZ Premiere

Tickets are on sale now at Auckland Live

High Tide Don’t Hide

Exclusive Sneak Preview
1h 23m | Dirs. Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps, Phil Stebbing (The Rebel Collective) | New Zealand | 2020

High Tide Don’t Hide will premiere at the Doc Edge Film Festival next year. The film weaves the stories of five teenagers inspired by Greta Thunberg as they rally against anxiety, climate denial, and white privilege to pull together a record-setting strike in Aotearoa. With intimate access to New Zealand students’ meetings, homes, and personal video diaries, filmmakers, The Rebel Film Collective, have dedicated the film to the late politician and environmentalist, Jeanette Fitzsimons, who makes a brief appearance.

Screens at 11:00am  |  Watch Trailer  |  Book Tickets

Doc Edge at The Civic, The Apollo, Free Screening, Book Now

The Apollo

New Zealand Premiere
Winner: Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
1h 38m | Dir. Roger Ross Williams | United States | 2019

Helmed by Academy and Emmy Award-winning director, Roger Ross Williams, the film chronicles the unique history of New York’s Apollo Theatre, renowned for its influence on pop culture, and for launching the careers of artists including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald.

Thanks to the generosity of HBO Films, the Apollo screens for FREE. Booking is essential.

Screens at 1:00pm  |  Watch Trailer Book Tickets

The Man on the Island

World Premiere
1h 16m | Dir. Simon Mark-Brown | New Zealand | 2020

The first film made in New Zealand post-Covid, The Man on the Island by Simon Mark-Brown, makes its world premiere, telling the story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful.

The 77-year-old artistic, philosophical and erudite man moved to the remote island thirty years ago. Colin’s own path to a reclusive lifestyle unwittingly shines a light on society’s plight in a pandemic.

Screens at 3:30pm with Q&A  |  Watch Trailer  |  Book Tickets

Doc Edge at The Civic, Painter and the Thief, Sundance Winner

The Painter and the Thief

New Zealand Premiere
Winner: Sundance, World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling
1h 42m | Dir. Benjamin Ree | Norway | 2020

From Norwegian director Benjamin Ree comes the story of the unlikely relationship of Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova and the thief who stole her paintings.

She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full-time care. She asks the thief to sit for a portrait—a surprising request that sees the two form an improbable and inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

The Guardian declared the film “The year’s most moving documentary…”

Screens at 6:00pm  |  Watch Trailer  |  Book Tickets