City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past event

Film Screening: Avondale Dogs and Don’t Let It Get You

17 June 2017

Introduced by musician Ray Ahipene-Mercer and City Gallery Chief Curator Robert Leonard.

Avondale Dogs 
1994, Dir. Gregor Nicholas, 15min                                      

A coming-of-age story about a Pākehā boy falling in love with a neighbouring Māori girl, set in suburban Auckland in 1965.

Don’t Let It Get You
1966, Dir. John O’Shea, 1hr 20min                                      

New Zealand's answer to A Hard Day's Night, this feel-good musical comedy stars Howard Morrison, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the Quin Tikis. On release it was publicised as 'a tonic film that doesn't let the blues get you. When it finishes, you feel as if the time has gone too fast and you leave the theatre wanting to see it all over again'.

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee & Taranaki Streets. 

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.