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Join Queenstown Film Society to enjoy 20 classic and contemporary arthouse movies on the big screen for just $120.

2 August 2016: Ever the Land

Sarah Grohnert, New Zealand 2015 (not rated)

In 2014 Ngāi Tūhoe completed Te Uru Taumatua, a wharehou made entirely from materials sourced from Tūhoe land. Ever the Land captures the construction of New Zealand’s first ‘living building’, from its initial design stages through to its opening, and explores the history and values reflected in its design. The film employs images of astonishing beauty to portray the strength of the bond between Ngāi Tūhoe and the land.

Premiering at the 2015 New Zealand International Film Festival, Ever the Land is the debut feature as director for German-born editor Sarah Grohnert. According to the NZ Herald, the film’s ‘gentle observational tone is enchanting. It’s an impressive little film that deserves attention. And the building’s pretty damn cool, too.’

Queenstown Film Society is a community organisation that screens cinematic gems on Tuesday nights over winter at Dorothy Browns Cinema in Arrowtown.

It’s easy to become a member and great value at just $120 for the entire season of 20 films – that’s $6 per film. We also offer part-season memberships and three-film samplers.

We can't sell single tickets but if you want to get a taste of film society before joining, why not come along to one of our public screenings (see Schedule).

Don't be a couch potato this winter  – enjoy top-notch cinema with Queenstown Film Society! 

Tuesdays at Dorothy Browns Cinema 8.30 pm from 3 May 2016