The Reel People to Premiere at the 2017 Doc Edge Film Festival

The Reel People of New Zealand was recently selected to have its world premiere at the 2017 Documentary Edge Film Festival in New Zealand. The Fulbright film is categorized with other New Zealand Short Documentaries and will be screened at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema and Auckland’s Q Theatre. The festival synopsis reads, “Inspired by Geoff Lealand’s Cinemas of New Zealand website, the film takes a journey through New Zealand, visiting small and independent cinemas along the way. Audiences encounter projection booths from years gone by, cinemas returning to Christchurch post-earthquake, local communities bringing back film to their town, a wedding in a Waikato cinema, and a very unique viewing experience on Stewart Island. This film is about the past, present and possible future of film-going in Aotearoa.”

The doco has also been discussed by various New Zealand media sources. too. From newspapers to radio the small film is being recognized by a growing audience. Below you will find select articles discussing the past and upcoming screenings

Documentary Edge: 12 films to see at this years festival (The Dominion)

Small Taranaki Theatres Feature in National Documentary (Taranaki Daily News)

Kings Theatre has Regal History (Stratford Press)

Fulbright scholar’s film selected for prestigious festival ( University of Waikato)

Film review with Richard Swainson (Radio New Zealand) from the 12:20 mark

The Reel People of New Zealand 30 mins Director Nicholas Homler Review Glenn Blomfield (NZ Entertainment Podcasts)

Doc Edge in Review: The Reel People of New Zealand (The Speakeasy)

Film Maker Calls Action on New Zealand Cinema Film (The Waikato Times)

Marist’s Newest Batch of Fulbright Scholars (Marist College)

Fulbright Recipients Speak of their Experiences (Marist Admissions)


More articles and information related to The Reel People of New Zealand can be explored here.

Tickets for the screening can be purchased on the Doc Edge website via this link.

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