Thank you to everyone who attended and supported  Doc Edge at the Civic in partnership with Auckland Live.

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

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.

Screened at 11:00am  |  Watch Trailer  |

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.

Screened at 1:00pm  |  Watch Trailer 

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.

Screened at 3:30pm with Q&A  |  Watch Trailer 

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…”

Screened at 6:00pm  |  Watch Trailer  |