Wellington Film Society for May

Whoa… it’s May already & I have neglected to mention the wonderful Wellington Film Society even once this year! So… without further ado, here is what is coming up next month. In the words of the illustrious president, David Lindsay… Hi All, May sees the conclusion of the Jean-Luc Godard retrospective, made possible by the […]

Final Wellington Film Society Update for the Year

Thanks to David Lindsay, WFS President, for sending these notices throughout the year. Poster Sale How many times, when you have been to the Wellington Film Festival, have you wished you could have one of the posters that were on display in the foyers – even some of those that were mounted on card. Well […]

Wellington Film Society for November

Welcome to our final month of the 2005 season. The whole month (if we can include Monday 31 October)features the work of German film producer Artur Brauner. Arguably the most influential film producer of post-war Germany, he was also driven to produce films about victims of the National Socialist regime (when the Nazis invaded Lódz, […]

Wellington Film Society for September

September was supposed to be the second and concluding month of the Wellington Film Society season of French films that “got away”. But two of the scheduled films did just that and we have had to find replacements. FORGET ME has been replaced by another French film from the same source, NIGHT SHIFT, but for […]

Film Society for August

Apologies, a bit slow on film society news this month… I’m posting this too late to cover Place Vendome, but what remains is well worth seeing. JEANNE AND THE PERFECT GUY (1998). At first glance, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s film appears to be a relatively traditional French melodrama about AIDS – well acted and […]

Wellington Film Society screenings for June

What with Queen’s Birthday and all, it’s a light, but good month for Film Society screenings. First up is the 1998 German movie 23, a film by young German director Hans-Christian Schmid is based on the true story of Karl Koch, a young computer hacker who stumbles across a hidden world of intrigue, deception and […]

The Film Festival that lasts all year long…

We thought we’d be the first to post here actually. That’s “we” because James has given strict instructions that there is no “I” in “Wellingtonist”. Um… possibly he said it “starts with “we””. But anyway, it’s clear already who the team players are, eh? So we had this epiphany in the bath last night. (By […]