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jean
jean

I’m continuing my summer film classes with Intro to New Zealand Cinema:

  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Eagle Vs. Shark

After Agnès Varda in June, and Everything Everywhere (4 times) in July, I’m a bit addicted to going to film class. Plus: air-conditioning!

antonzuiker
antonzuiker

@jean Long ago my dad and I saw the film The Navigator at the Honolulu Film Festival: "A visionary boy leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise."

jean
jean

@antonzuiker Sounds fascinating! Added to my list. 🎥🇳🇿📝

stevebrady
stevebrady

@jean I remember seeing Once We Were Warriors in the theaters and really liking it.

Miraz
Miraz

@jean I've heard of but not seen Sleeping Dogs, haven't heard of Eagle vs Shark. Heavenly Creatures is based on a true story and pretty amazing. Once Were Warriors is very powerful and hard going. That one 'made' several acting careers.

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jean
jean

@Miraz I looked up all the films and noted that Sleeping Dogs features my movie crush Sam Neill in 1977, so I was sold.

jean
jean

@stevebrady I’m looking forward to seeing it. I think one of the reasons I’ve avoided watching interesting and/or challenging films on streaming is that I live alone and don’t usually have someone watching with me who can discuss it afterwards. These classes are like having 16 friends who are film buffs in your living room, ready to dig in when the lights go up.

Miraz
Miraz

@jean 👍

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jean Have you seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)? Quirky NZ movie with your crush in it. I enjoyed it.

jean
jean

@JMaxB I adore that film.

lmika
lmika

@JMaxB Hunt for the Wilderpeople is absolutely a quality film. That, and Boy.

stevebrady
stevebrady

@jean Sounds awesome