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Akira is strikingly bloody and violent, but its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy helped set the standard for modern anime.
Almost thirty years later, the tremors of Akira can still be felt across the world. The quintessential anime film that not only is the pinnacle of its genre, but continues to inspire artists world wide even to this day.
Katsuhiro Otomo co-wrote the screenplay of “Akira” and directed this 1988 adaptation of his much-loved 1980s-era manga (comic book); it was a huge production that paid off enormously.
Simply put, no Akira, no Matrix. It’s that important.
DocEdge Theatrical Tour 2020
Doc Edge Festival 2020 on tour screening at Cinema Paradiso!
October 31 and November 1, and 7-8 November.
Doc Edge has partnered with independent cinemas around the country to give kiwis the chance to see a curated selection of some of the most popular films from this year’s festival, on the silver screen.
Further Details and session times to follow.
DocEdge: Stevenson: Lost and Found
For lovers of biographies, arts and culture: Stevenson Lost & Found, about New Yorker magazine’s most prolific and ‘infamous’ cartoonist and made by award-winning Kiwi filmmaker, Sally Williams
DocEdge: Richard Leplastrier: Framing the View
Richard Leplastrier – Framing The View, whose work is revered by architects around the world. Leplastrier’s search for beauty in his career is interwoven with his own life in a bush camp on the edge of Sydney.
DocEdge: How to Steal a Country
If you love films with ‘David versus Goliath’ themes about politics, war, corruption, whistle-blowers, scandals and investigative journalism, then you’ll love How to Steal a Country
DocEdge Originals: A Broken Earth /Rise / We Rock!
Doc Edge Originals are three exciting new stories from Kiwi filmmakers covering contemporary issues and made especially for young adults:
A Broken Earth follows two environmental award-winning farmers who are forced to deal with the effects of fracking and oil drilling right next to their home.
Rise goes behind the scenes to track the teenagers responsible for organising and rallying as many people as possible for the largest climate protest in the world.
We Rock! Is a celebratory and empowering look at young Kiwi musicians banding together as they attend Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa.
DocEdge: This is not a Movie
This is Not a Movie is about one of the world’s most famous war correspondents and a light in the furore of ‘fake news’.
DocEdge: First we Eat
First We Eat follows a family of five for a year living only on food that can be hunted, gathered, fished, grown or raised in a desolate Yukon community where the Arctic Circle is closer than any major city. Add three skeptical teens, one reluctant husband, no salt, caffeine, sugar and minimal grains and you have a phenomenal look at learning to live off the land.
DocEdge: Elementa / Pluck
A perfect kiwi double-feature – two beautiful films and our Academy-Award qualifiers for next year’s Oscars; Pluck is 2020’s Best New Zealand Short. Jean Neshausen has learned to weave korowai out of unravelled feather dusters and roadkill. She’s made 15 cloaks for her community so far, but not yet for her daughter, and life has dealt her an unfair deadline. Elementa – this year’s Best New Zealand Feature, is a visual feast filmed over five years on seven continents. Ice, fire, earth, air and æther collide with incredible cinematography from Earth’s most remote places including the vast wilderness of the white continent, ancient rainforests, oceans and erupting volcanoes.
DocEdge: A Chef’s Voyage
Food and Sustainability from one extreme to the other with A Chef’s Journey, about David Kinch and his team’s adventure from their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California to a one of a kind “four hands” collaboration with three legendary chefs in France.
If you love films with ‘David versus Goliath’ themes about politics, war, corruption, whistle-blowers, scandals and investigative journalism, then you’ll love Influence (the rise and fall of the world’s most dangerous PR company)
DocEdge: #UNFIT – The physcology of Donal Trump
The one everybody is talking about, #UNFIT – The Psychology of Donald Trump asks the question “Is he fit to be president?”
I am Woman
Drug Use, M, Offensive Language
Release Date: November 5. Sneak Previews 31 October and 1 November
The story of iconic 70’s singer Helen Reddy; charting her struggles in finding fame as a singer – ultimately resulting in her releasing one of the most iconic songs of that decade.
The story commences in 1969 when Helen arrives in New York with her prize of a recording contract, after winning a song contest in Sydney. A huge struggle for her as she faces bigotry and misogyny from the recording industry execs who just won’t take her seriousl,y but when she meets her future manager and husband Jeff Wald at a party -her life takes an upward turn and the rest ( as they say ) .. is history !
Tilda Cobham-Hervey nails it as Helen and the film features all her songs – it’s a good watch.
Coarse Language, PG