Some of us Wellingtonistas make no bones about that fact that we suffer from a variety of mental illnesses, which is why we’re always pleased to support people who are working to support the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. So we were really encouraged when we heard from Pete Barton:

I am currently running  a community project to raise awareness of depression and mental illness in New Zealand and I would like to promote a charity movie night on Tuesday 10th March.


Lars and the Real Girl will be screened at the Paramount Cinema, Courtney Place at 6.00 pm. I have some great spot and raffle prizes to give away including a $600 interislander ferry voucher.

Ticket price is $20.00 which enters ticket holders into spot prize draw to win an interislander voucher. There are a number of other great prizes to be won from Bunnings, Shoe Clinic Wellington, Bike Barn Wellington, Reading Cinemas, Ben Lind Massage Therapy and Karori Sanctuary.

Proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Our Dan said of Lars: "A lovely, sweet film about acceptance, love and judgement (lack of), Lars is another winner in a summer of them. Gosling’s performance is a thing of wonder but it wouldn’t be half as successful without great work from Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson to play off. Kudos to them all. Not to be missed."

But even if you’ve seen it before, there’s plenty of good reason to go and see it again. Find out more about Pete’s fundraising work here.