Thu 26 May - Wed 1 June
The Embassy ()
10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, NZ,
Top Gun: Maverick (M) 130 mins No Free Tickets
Thu Fri Tue Wed 6:00PM (ATMOS), 9:00PM (ATMOS)
Sat Sun 12:00PM (ATMOS), 3:00PM (ATMOS), 6:00PM (ATMOS), 9:00PM (ATMOS)
Mon 9:00PM (ATMOS)
Top Gun: Maverick (M) 130 mins No Free Tickets
Mon 6:00PM
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (M) 126 mins No Free Tickets
Thu Fri 6:10PM, 8:50PM
Sat 12:15PM, 3:05PM, 5:50PM, 8:40PM
Sun 12:15PM, 3:05PM, 5:50PM, 9:05PM
Mon 8:50PM
Tue Wed 6:00PM
Anek - Hindi (TBC) 1 mins No Free Tickets
Sun 8:35PM
Tue Wed 8:45PM
RADFF22: Maija Isola, Master Of Colour And Form (E) 97 mins No Free Tickets
Sat 2:15PM
Sun 12:30PM
RADFF22: Mau (M) 77 mins No Free Tickets
Sat 12:30PM
Sun 4:15PM
RADFF22: McCurry: The Pursuit Of Colour (E) 92 mins No Free Tickets
Thu 8:15PM
Sat 4:30PM
RADFF22: Inside The Uffizi (E) 96 mins No Free Tickets
Fri 8:15PM
Mon 6:00PM
RADFF22: Building Bastille - The Improbable Story of the Paris Opera (E) 76 mins No Free Tickets
Sun 2:30PM
Wed 6:00PM
RADFF22: Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands (E) 63 mins No Free Tickets
Fri 6:45PM
Mon 8:00PM
RADFF22: Holy Frit (E) 119 mins No Free Tickets
Tue 8:00PM
RADFF22: Architect Of Brutal Poetry (E) 70 mins No Free Tickets
Sat 6:30PM
RADFF22: Grethe Meyer: The Queen Of Danish Design (E) 61 mins No Free Tickets
Sun 6:00PM
RADFF22: An Other City (E) 59 mins No Free Tickets
Sat 11:00AM
RADFF22: High Maintenance - The Life And Work Of Dani Karavan (E) 66 mins No Free Tickets
Sat 8:15PM
RADFF22: Symphony Of The Ursus Factory (E) 61 mins No Free Tickets
Wed 8:15PM
RADFF22: Shelter Without Shelter (E) 97 mins No Free Tickets
Thu 6:15PM
RADFF22: The Automat (E) 79 mins No Free Tickets
Tue 6:15PM
RADFF22: House Works + Memo Mori (E) 63 mins No Free Tickets
Sun 7:30PM
Top Gun: Maverick (M)
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (M)
In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.
Anek - Hindi (TBC)
A socio-political, action thriller set against the geopolitical backdrop of Northeast India.
RADFF22: Maija Isola, Master Of Colour And Form (E)
Finnish artist Maija Isola began her long and remarkable career in 1949 as a textile designer at Printex, a home furnishings and fashion company which preceeded Marimekko. Over 38 years, she designed more than 500 fabric patterns, which cover an amazingly diverse range of motifs and design techniques. Drawing inspiration from traditional folk art, modern visual art, nature and countless trips around the world, Isola’s most well-known pattern is the Unikko pattern, created after the founder of Marimekko had announced that no floral fabrics are to be designed at Marimekko. Isola did not accept rules or restrictions and designed in protest a complete collection of bold floral patterns.
RADFF22: Mau (M)
Mau is the first-ever, feature-length documentary about the design visionary Bruce Mau. The film explores the untold story of his unlikely rise in the creative world, and ever-optimistic push to expand the boundaries of design. We tell the story of his incredible career - from Mecca to MOMA, from Guatemala to Coca Cola - and his most important project yet: his own life.
RADFF22: McCurry: The Pursuit Of Colour (E)
For the first time, celebrated American photographer Steve McCurry opens up about the stories behind his iconic images and reflects on the defining moments of his extraordinary life and 40-year career.
RADFF22: Inside The Uffizi (E)
Go behind the scenes of the prominent art museum Uffizi Gallery, located in the Historic Centre of Florence. Built in 1561 by Giorgio Vasari, it is one of the world’s oldest museums, in which every task becomes a ritual.
RADFF22: Building Bastille - The Improbable Story of the Paris Opera (E)
A half a billion dollar project, a crushing architectural challenge and impossible deadline, two warring political titans and an architect who has never built anything. What could go wrong? From political intrigues and personal cost, to Pavarotti and opera’s brightest stars, again and again nothing is what it seems. BUILDING BASTILLE is a feature-length documentary that tells the comic, dramatic and tangled story of modern history’s greatest case of mistaken identity and seized opportunity, combining current footage with archival images, and original 16MM film.
RADFF22: Mud Frontier: Architecture at the Borderlands (E)
Set in the remote San Luis Valley of Colorado, this documentary follows design studio Rael San Fratello’s experimentation with 3D-printing technology and traditional adobe architecture. Motivated by the neglect of traditional adobe houses that once covered the region and the rise of concrete buildings, Studio Rael San Fratello connects contemporary technology with the legacy of pottery making and adobe architecture in the Southwest. It is an analytical exercise that strives to hold on to cultural traditions while pushing the limits of a humble, naturally occurring material with the help of 21st-century technology.
RADFF22: Holy Frit (E)
In this three-year race against time, Tim Carey, a talented, yet unknown L.A. artist, bluffs his way into winning the commission to create the largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, he doesn't know how to make it. After a desperate search, he finds someone who might have the answer - a famous glass maestro, named, Narcissus Quagliata.
RADFF22: Architect Of Brutal Poetry (E)
Having produced around 400 projects over a 50-year career, the famous Brazilian architect Han Broos has influenced several generations of architects and urban planners, and he was one of the prominent practitioners of the Escola Paulista. His 60s and 70s architecture is usually associated with heavy brutalism embracing avant-garde qualities and rough materiality to create undeniably exceptional spaces. Broos is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Little by little, memories of his life, work and relationships are washed away. With his work marked by deep relationships with geography and history, this documentary—filmed at his studio house Casa Broos in São Paulo—revisits those spaces and people through the architect's memories.
RADFF22: Grethe Meyer: The Queen Of Danish Design (E)
Grethe Meyer is one of the great figures of Danish design, but perhaps also one of the most overlooked. As an architect and designer, Meyer left us with functional designs for the home, including dinnerware and cutlery, that are still of great importance today.
RADFF22: An Other City (E)
The turn of the 21st Century was a golden age in Swedish urban planning. Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm became a model around the world for how to design an attractive and eco-friendly urban environment. At the forefront of the new planning stood the architect Jan Inghe, who was a driving force in the movement to reclaim public space as a core value of urban planning. Inghe strived to show the example of how modernist plans could be married to the more intimate urban spaces.
RADFF22: High Maintenance - The Life And Work Of Dani Karavan (E)
Full of a wry wit and bursting with energy, HIGH MAINTENANCE is a warm and touching portrayal of Dani Karavan—world-famous Israeli sculptor, who has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world and won the most prestigious international art awards. Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are deteriorating, his age is catching up with him, the political climate in Israel is driving him mad, and he becomes embroiled in a political and artistic conflict over his latest commission.
RADFF22: Symphony Of The Ursus Factory (E)
The Ursus factory once covered 170 hectares and employed 20,000 workers, producing 100 tractors a day. Now, its buildings stand derelict and empty; half have already been demolished by investors with new plans. The symphony of mechanical sounds and gestures that is gradually built up throughout the film is produced by former factory employees. Proud of their factory, they reminisce about the huge numbers of people and the parties they had. They were a community, passionate about supporting agriculture through their factory. The Ursus tractor was well-known, not only in Poland but throughout the world.
RADFF22: Shelter Without Shelter (E)
Shelter Without Shelter is the story of the great hopes and profound challenges of sheltering forced migrants across Europe and the Middle East. Filmed over two years, this documentary feature takes you behind the scenes to the realities of refugee shelters, the people who created them, and the migrants who have to live in them. From mega-camps, city squats, and occupied airports, to informal settlements, requisitioned buildings, and flat-pack solutions, Shelter Without Shelter gives you unique insights into one of the greatest challenges of our times. We all need shelter, but what is it?
RADFF22: The Automat (E)
A crowd-pleasing slice of nostalgia, this charming documentary offers a comprehensive history into the phenomenal franchise Horn & Hardart— the inspiration for Starbucks—and where generations of Americans were encouraged to eat and drink coffee together at communal tables throughout New York City and Philadelphia. An important part of the American social fabric, Horn & Hardart were known for serving fresh meals through vending machines and encouraging communal-style dining. This documentary follows the growth and peak of the restaurant as it grapples with the looming rise of fast food.
RADFF22: House Works + Memo Mori (E)
Emily Richardson is an artist, filmmaker and researcher whose films explore the nature of our relationship to personal histories and the spaces we inhabit. HOUSE WORK is a film study on three modernist homes in East Anglia in the UK: 3 Church Walk, Beach House and Spender House. MEMO MORI is a journey through Hackney tracing loss and disappearance. A canoe trip along the canal, the huts of the Manor Garden allotments in Hackney Wick, demolition, relocation, a magical bus tour through the Olympic park and a Hell’s Angel funeral mark a seismic shift in the topography of East London.