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The Mole Agent; The Man in the Hat; Pig; Respect; Free Guy; Queen Bees;

No Sudden Move; The Cave; Candyman; Hitler Versus Picasso & the Others, plus more 6 Annette it’s a kind of magic 12 Juniper sunrise, sunset ENTERTAINMENT 37 NZ Fashion Week fashion with fabulous WATCHING IN SKY HIGHLIGHTS Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Arts, VICE, History, Sky Movies Collection, Sky Movies Comedy, Rialto Channel 23 Cuban Dancer feel like dancing 24 Icons of Fashion & Pop Culture the early influencers FREE TO AIR 26 The Panthers we’ve only just begun STREAMING 29 Only Murders in the Building killer on the loose WATCHING NOW VIEWPOINT 14 Dame Pieter Stewart style counsel 18 Dress for Success Robyn Moore, Kirsty Cameron 34 Nicole Whippy what are you watching? 39 Brent Lawler international hair artist 44 Directory cinemas nationwide WATCHING SOON

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VIEW August is THE Fashion Issue. To celebrate NZ Fashion Week, we are bringing you everything fashion! Designers, legendary photographers, iconic models and celebrities, glamour, fabulous hair, special events and more! We have an interview with NZ Fashion Week's Dame Pieter Stewart – and Brent Lawler, NZ Hair Artist for some of the world's most recognisable celebrities and supermodels, gives us an exclusive chat from New York. We're also ‘keeping it real’ as we look behind-the- scenes at the incredibly important work of not-for profit Dress for Success , and its goal to support women on their way to employment and economic independence. You can be part of the world of fashion this month by completing the entry form on the VIEW website competitions page, to be in to win a NZ Fashion Week VIP experience valued at over $1000 – you'll have front row seats, stay at The Grand by SkyCity, AND we're giving you some spending money, perhaps for a fabulous cocktail, or two...

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Respect Cinema page 6

The Panthers Sky & TV page 26

Fashion Special Interview page 37

VICE Versa: Chyna Streaming page 35

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Caci Presents: NZFW 20 Year Retrospective celebrating the 20th anniversary of New Zealand Fashion Week in style. Dozens of your favourite designers from the past twenty years will be presenting new designs, and showcasing fabulous fashion from the archives, at the Auckland Town Hall, Friday August 27th. Watching the show from the front row truly is an experience that money can't buy!

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FILM & CINEMA

HIGHLIGHTS

THE MAN IN THE HAT France looks beautiful in this whimsical fantasy about a man driving across Northern France in a Fiat 500, clutching a photo of a beautiful woman, with a Citroen full of menacing characters in pursuit... Enigmatic, with little dialogue, but plenty of music, evoking the French comedy-master Jacques Tati. Ciarán Hinds. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE PIG A truffle hunter comes in from the wilderness to find out who stole his beloved pig. What might have been a typical revenge movie, actually becomes a bleakly atmospheric and perceptive drama, with an affectingly raw performance by Nicholas Cage. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE RESPECT Aretha Franklin biopic starring her personal choice for the part: Jennifer Hudson. Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE FREE GUY A bank teller discovers that he’s actually just a background non-playable character in an open-world video game, and decides to become the hero of his own story... one he rewrites for himself. Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer... and Taika Waititi. PREMIERES 12TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE QUEEN BEES While her house is repaired, a fiercely independent woman moves into a retirement village – just temporarily... and then the high school-tinged fun begins. Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine. PREMIERES 5TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE JUNIPER – New Zealand film, read feature story page 12 PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

THE SPY WHOCHARMED ME THE MOLE AGENT An intriguing fly-on-the-wall documentary from Chile, in which a private investigator hires a dapper 80-year-old man to spy on the goings-on at a retirement home, when a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse. Gradually ‘life on the inside’ chips away at the Pink Panther playfulness of the premise, and the film settles into a sometimes sombre consideration of ageing, and the universal longing for human connection. However, at it’s heart the film is warm, and surprisingly funny, offering audiences a poignant reminder that it's never too late to forge new connections and embark on

new adventures. PREMIERES 5TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

Respect Premieres 19th

The Man in the Hat Premieres 19th

Free Guy Premieres 12th

Pig Premieres 19th

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THRILLS & SPILLS

THE CAVE Based on the true events of 2018 when a youth football team and their coach were trapped deep inside a cave in Northern Thailand. Filmed from the perspective of one of the cave-diving expert rescuers, who joined the international rescue mission in a race against time to save them. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE In a somewhat surprising twist in the space-time continuum, 2021 marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the release of the original “HP Universe” film – based on the the very first book in the classic fantasy novel series. More to follow! PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE FOR FILMS SHOWING NEAR YOU SEE OUR NATIONWIDE CINEMA DIRECTORY PAGE 38

NO SUDDEN MOVE In the turmoil of 1954 Detroit, a group of small-time criminals are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes horribly wrong, their search for who, what and why, uncovers a web of deception on both sides of the law. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro. PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE STILLWATER An oil-rig roughneck visits his estranged daughter, imprisoned in France, for a murder she claims she didn't commit. When he makes it his mission to exonerate her, he’s confronted with language, cultural, & legal barriers. Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin. PREMIERES 12TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE REMINISCENCE A private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring past, helping clients access lost memories. His life is put on the line when a new client becomes a dangerous obsession. Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton... & Cliff Curtis. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE ICE ROAD It’s Ice Road Truckers , but with gunfire, sabotage, and intentional avalanches to heighten the degree of difficulty... Not as crazy as it could have been, given the stakes, and Liam Neeson’s skills. PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

Stillwater Premieres 12th

Reminiscence Premieres 19th

The Ice Road Premieres 26th

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HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND THE OTHERS A riveting exploration of the Nazi obsession with – and fear of – the power of art and creativity to shape minds, and Hitler’s glorification of “classical art” and war against “degenerate art”. PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE SUICIDE SQUAD Welcome to hell – a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the USA – where the worst Super- Villains are incarcerated, and where they will do anything

CANDYMAN “Spiritual sequel” to the supernatural slasher film. Set in the now- gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began. PREMIERES 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE COMING HOME IN THE DARK A nail-biting thriller following a teacher who, seemingly at random, is forced to confront a dark, brutal secret from his past when a pair of murderous drifters take his family on a nightmare road-trip. New Zealand film directed and co-written by James Ashcroft, based on Owen Marshall’s harrowing short story. PREMIERES 12TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE DON’T BREATHE 2 Nothing is what it seems again: the blind man now has a family to protect, but who really deserves to win, andwho deserves to die? PREMIERES 12TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE NIGHT HOUSE Reeling after her husband’s suicide, a woman is left alone in their lakeside home. She tries to keep it together, but as she begins to uncover his disturbing secrets, the nightmares come. PREMIERES 19TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

to get out. Featuring a collection of the most

degenerate DC delinquents – who are all just dying to save the world. Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena. PREMIERES 5TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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SUNRISE, SUNSET JUNIPER DIRECTED BY MATTHEW J SAVILLE

When a self-destructive teenager, Sam, is suspended from boarding school and sent home, the last thing he wants is to help care for Ruth, his newly-arrived, feisty, cranky, gin-swilling grandmother. The two immediately butt heads, but a bond grows between them as Ruth reveals her fearless spirit, and a desire to grab life while she still can. it’s a transformative love story, in which a 77-year-old ex-war journalist and her estranged suicidal grandson find true familial love with each other; an old woman is enabled to face her own mortality, and a young man learns to embrace life again. Writer and director Matthew J Saville drew inspiration from his own experiences growing up in New Zealand: “I have unashamedly written a film that deals with some of the strongest dramatic themes we are confronted with as humans: Life, love, death, grief, shame, and our own mortality... While the themes are dark, its tone is humorous, and the drama doesn’t have a touch of sentimentality.” Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier. IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, 26TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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“I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE RETROSPECTIVE SHOW... SOME OF THE DESIGNERS HAVE INCREDIBLE ARCHIVES, & IT WILL BE WONDERFUL TO SEE THEIR HISTORY ON THE CATWALK.”

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THE NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK DOYENNE TALKS TO HÉLÈNE RAVLICH ABOUT 21 YEARS AT THE HEAD OF THE STYLE CALENDAR’S MOST EXCITING EVENT The creator and managing director of New Zealand Fashion Week, Dame Pieter Stewart, has spent more than 21 years pro- moting New Zealand fashion in all its beautiful shapes and forms. Her history in fashion goes back much further however, to her role as Associate Editor for Fashion Quarterly Magazine in the 1980s, and her time co-ordinating the Corbans Fashion Collections and Wella Fashion Collections well into the 90s. The unflappable Stewart has also been involved with numerous charitable and community service groups, and in 2012 re- ceived the Insignia of a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to fashion and the community. Cool, calm and collected just weeks out from this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week when we speak, Stewart is at the helm of the event once more. NZFW was recently sold to a new owner, but the stylish dame is excited to celebrate its twentieth anniver- sary and is as passionate about New Zealand fashion as ever. When asked if she ever envisaged NZFW would still be a major calendar date after all these years, she admits that she never really approached it that way, “probably because it’s a year- round business and you just get on with it year by year. I really didn’t think I’d still be so involved twenty years down the track, but there you go.” She calls the yearly celebration of New Zealand style “busy and intense, then it’s over and you just start thinking about the next one”. Stewart adds that despite all the hard work, “it’s really exciting at this stage and I can’t wait to see the Retrospective Show in particular. Some of the designers have got incredible archives, and it will be wonderful to see their history on the catwalk”. STYLE COUNSEL DAME PIETER STEWART

The event began in the Town Hall and returned there in 2019, and Stewart admits to mixed feelings when it comes to the iconic venue. “For an event as big as ours it’s way too small and very expensive,” she explains, “which is why we have the marquees out in Aotea Square, just to contain everything we need.” She adds that she does know the venue like the back of her hand however, “and it’s such a beautiful building and so perfectly located in the centre of the city. You deal with what you’ve got and get on with it”. With international borders pretty much indefinitely closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, and then the recent Australian travel bubble announcements, I ask Dame Pieter: will there be a virtual event of sorts happening for those unable to attend? “We don’t have a livestream happening online, but I always archive shows and shoot them all out to different places and people as soon as a cut is made. We will have a livestream happening on a big screen out in Aotea Square though, so everyone can see the shows as they happen.”” Stewart has always been a huge supporter of New Zealand fashion, and New Zealand made. Does she think the industry is in a good place right now after the upheaval bought on by the pandemic? I’m thinking of several labels who rose to the chal- lenge and have a loyal local base supporting them all the way. “I do think that New Zealanders have got behind New Zealand

“WE WILL HAVE A LIVESTREAM [OF FASHION WEEK] HAPPENING ON A SCREEN OUT IN AOTEA SQUARE... SO EVERYONE CAN SEE THE THE SHOWS AS THEY HAPPEN.”

Above: Zambesi, NZFW 2019

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Below: Pieter, centre, with designer Richie Rich to her left, and US publicist/“celebrity wrangler” Brian Long at front right, NZFW 2009.

Myken & Pieter Stewart, NZFW 2011

businesses over the past year, and some labels have come through Covid-19 extremely well,” says the astute businesswoman. “Those that al- ready had a strong online customer base grew that, and were well-prepared for trading dur- ing lockdown in particular.” She adds that smaller businesses are often nimbler and thus can pivot (for want of a less-tired expression) more easily, “but we’ve all had to re-think what we do, no matter what business we are in”. The fashion veteran says that one positive for the industry is that Covid-19 has seen many designers pare down their collections, only producing what they need to and making use of the likes of deadstock. “It results in less wastage, and less inventory sitting around waiting to throw into a sale. We are learning more and more the importance of recycle and reuse, which is vital going forward.” With stellar outfit-changes throughout NZFW, Stewart is always proudly wearing New Zealand designers. Does she have favourite labels that she turns to again and again? “I don’t buy a lot of clothes,” says the preter- naturally stylish mother and grandmother, “mainly because I don’t need them. You don’t dress up for meetings anymore so I have a wardrobe full of beautiful jackets that don’t get much of an airing these days!” When asked to name names however, she pulls some favourites out of the hat that include Kate Sylvester, Hailwood, Zambesi, Helen Cherry and Paula Ryan. When it comes to

emerging designers that she is excited about she immediately names ‘Project Runway’ winner Benjamin Alexander, who will be show- ing at NZFW for the second time this year. “His work is fantastic,” she elaborates, “and Caitlin Crisp is another one that I think is a little star. The New Generation show is always a great place to spot new talent, and the Grad Show has five institutions involved this year so will be exciting to watch.” Lastly, when asked if she has any particular shows or runway ‘moments’ that stick in her mind from the last 20 years, she says there are many – and for so many different reasons. “A highlight was definitely when (British fashion writer, designer, & curator) Colin McDowell and (esteemed fashion journalist) Hilary Alexander came down from the UK, and you can’t talk about significant moments without mentioning the year that (Heatherette designer) Richie Rich showed and put Pamela Anderson on the cat- walk!” She also recalls significant New Zealand designer shows over the years, like those by Zambesi, Hailwood, Nom*D, Kate Sylvester, and Trelise Cooper that took seasonal collec- tions and transformed them into productions more than worthy of the considerable praise they received. “When I look at shows like that I just think ‘wow’, that is so far fromwhat we were doing twenty years ago.” “We’re more than just a platform now, and that is really exciting.” NEW ZEALAND FASHION WEEK, 23RD–29TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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, is enthusiastic to bring her wealth of leadership skills and corporate experience, back to the Not For Profit sector – and the Dress for Success cause.

Photography by Kendal Simich

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DRESSING TO SUCCEED OF DRESS FOR SUCCESS, & KIRSTY CAMERON, COSTUME DESIGNER FOR NZ FILM THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING , TALK TO WRITER HÉLÈNE RAVLICH ABOUT THE POWER OF CLOTHES TO TRANSFORM & TRANSCEND. Bunny King is a homeless mother-of-two who earns a meagre amount washing windows at traffic lights, using warmth and wit to charm coins from gridlocked motorists, and saving every cent, with the aim of securing a home and regaining custody of her children. The film, which is screening in cinemas now, is a story of hope & heartbreak, disadvantage and determination – ultimately it’s a triumph over adversity tale about women fighting their way back from the bottom rung of society. Confronted by judgemental property man- agers during her search for a place to call home, Bunny is referred to Dress for Success – a real-life, global not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to empowering women, and helping them achieve economic indepen- dence, by providing them with professional attire, a network of support, and the tools to help clients thrive in work and in life. When she began working on pre-production for The Justice of Bunny King , Auckland-based costume designer Kirsty Cameron, along with the film’s star, Essie Davis, spent time with the incredible team at Dress for Success , working to bring Bunny’s wardrobe together, and ensure it reflected her journey through life. ROBYN MOORE

“FASHION IS THE ARMOUR TO SURVIVE THE REALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE” – Bill Cunningham, fashion photographer

Robyn Moore, with Kirsty Cameron, at DFS in Auckland

“Part of the script was written with Bunny using Dress for Success in mind,” says the costume designer, “so we naturally ap- proached the organisation in Auckland and spent a bit of time in there. It helped both Essie and I see what worked for her, and what was ‘real’ and on offer for people who access the space.” Cameron has been a long-time supporter of Dress for Success and has often donated clothing after a production has wrapped, but until then had no idea about the broad scope of their work. Robyn Moore, the Executive Manager at Dress for Success , says that there is no one type of woman who use their services – but that they all arrive with one goal in mind: they want to feel their best while job searching, and in the first few weeks of employ- ment, and Dress for Success offer all this and more. “We know it takes a lot of courage to come through our door,” says Moore, “and we make sure there is no judgement. We don’t even need to know a woman’s back story – we already know they are a woman in need, and are so thankful that they came to us.” Referrals to Dress for Success come via around 20 key organi- sations around the country like MSD and WINZ, and women can also self-refer. She said that Covid-19 had a major impact on the number of women who came to them for help – many with changed financial circumstances, such as women thrown back into the job market after 20 years due to the fact that their partners had lost their jobs, and others who had been made redundant from roles they had held for 30 plus years and didn’t know where to start. “It’s more than just clothes,” says Moore, “it’s helping women get back into the mindset of being confident enough to walk into a job interview knowing they have so much to offer.” The clothes, accessories, and styling offered, give women the confidence that they look the part – and the Dress for Success Career Centre assists with CV preparation and interview skills. When a client successfully gets a job, Dress for Success creates, and gives them, a capsule wardrobe to see them through the working week. “Who wants to spend their first paycheck on clothes?” says Moore with a smile, adding that a capsule wardrobe will also enable an individual to “blend in” with their new organisation. They cater to a diverse range of women from size 8 to 28, and also supply makeup and undergarments, and although most consultations with a DFS stylist sit at around the 45-minute mark, they are there for as long as a woman needs them. Like the inimitable Bunny King, the women who access Dress for Success want one thing: to provide for their family, and yes – to succeed. As Moore so beautifully says: “we don’t need to know why you’re here or how big your need is, because we know that you are in need. We’re just here to get you back on your feet”. FIND OUT ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS  CLICK TO SEE MORE

Kirsty Cameron, costume designer for The Justice of Bunny King, says that Bunny’s wardrobe was sourced from Dress for Success, and places that included vintage, charity, and chain stores – mood and authenticity were always top of mind.  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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GOING PLACES. GOING STRONG. Dress for Success has helped over one million women around the world since it was founded in 1997, and there are now over 150 affiliates in thirty countries. The organisation launched in New Zealand in 1999, initially in Auckland, and there are now eight independent, volunteer-driven affiliates around the country, that have assisted nearly 38,000 women. DRESS FOR SUCCESS AUCKLAND Providing women seeking employment with professional work attire, styling, confidence and career advice, as well as on-going professional networking, leadership skills, and retention programmes – all at no charge. Dressing programme equips each woman for her job or interview, and beyond. Career Centre offers workshops such as CV Assistance, and Interview Preparation. PWG – Professional Women’s Group focus on employment retention, and personal development programmes. OUR MISSION to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. OUR VISION a world where women do not live in poverty, are treated with dignity and respect; and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities OUR PURPOSE to offer long lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. We are part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.

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RIALTO CHANNEL PREMIERES RIALTO SELECTION  CLICK TO SEE MORE PREMIERE FILMS EVERY SATURDAY AT 8:30. Made in Italy a man and his estranged son work to repair a villa in Italy – and their relationship. Liam Neeson & real-life son Micheál Richardson. 7th The Jesus Rolls an ex-con and misfit mates, go on a joyride of petty crime and romance. John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou. 14th Journeyman heart wrenching story of a boxer and the devastating aftermath of serious brain- injury caused by a single punch to the head. 21st Proxima an astronaught is chosen for a year-long Space Station mission, upsetting the family – and her young daughter. Eva Green, Matt Dillon. 28th RIALTO BRITISH  CLICK TO SEE MORE SUNDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 RIALTO DOCUMENTARY  CLICK TO SEE MORE WEDNESDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Crime and the Quest for Justice THURSDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Icons of Fashion & Pop Culture – see special feature next page RIALTO WORLD  CLICK TO SEE MORE MONDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 The best of independent international film and filmmakers. This month: Festival Favourites RIALTO FILM  CLICK TO SEE MORE FRIDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Comedy Film Festival Lucky Grandma broke from gambling, but finds a fortune on a bus – and Chinese mob trouble. 6th Stage Mother conservative church choir director inherits a drag queen club?! Jacqui Weaver. 13th Lowdown Dirty Criminals naive wannabes in Kiwi slapstick comedy crime-caper. James Rolleston, Rebecca Gibney, Robbie Magasiva. 20th Lazy Susan even doing nothing is so exhausting – maybe it’s time to do something. Maybe. 27th  CLICK TO SEE MORE rialtochannel.co.nz

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HIGHLIGHTS SKY MOVIES PREMIERE  CLICK TO SEE MORE PREMIERE FILMS AT 8:30 The Glorias the story of feminist activist Gloria Steinem. JulianneMoore, Alicia Vikander. 22nd Archive a scientist develops an AI with human capabilities in the hope of reuniting Cinema and the Cold War from post-WWII to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989: exploring an important and powerful era of filmmaking. Series 9:15, Mondays from 2nd VICE  CLICK TO SEE MORE The Experimental Ketamine Cure For Depression 10pm, Monday 2nd SOHO  CLICK TO SEE MORE with his deceased wife. Friday 6th SKY ARTS  CLICK TO SEE MORE Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union The three-part docuseries explores the journey of Barack Obama from State Senator to the U.S. Presidency. 9.30, Mondays from 9th HISTORY  CLICK TO SEE MORE Special: Medieval month throughout August NEW CHANNELS SKYMOVIES COLLECTION  CLICKTO SEEMORE A celebration of your favourite franchises, every night at 8.30pm. Launches 9th The Godfather I 11th, 13th, II and III 13th Bridget Jones Diary franchise14th, 15th, 16th SKY MOVIES COMEDY  CLICK TO SEE MORE Sky Movies Comedy is your new home of funny favourites&comedy classics! From 1st  CLICK TO SEE MORE sky.co.nz

The Jesus Rolls Rialto Selection Saturday 14th

Godfather Sky Movies Collection Wednesday 11th

Lowdown Dirty Criminals Rialto Film Friday 20th

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union SoHo Mondays from 9th

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INFLUENCERS THE AIR OF THE TIME An in-depth look at the impact and

SHARON STONE

DOUGLAS KIRKLAND

NICOLE KIDMAN

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

BAZ LUHRMANN

ANDY GARCIA

empowerment of women fashion designers over the past 100 years. The film tells the stories of Coco Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan, Gabriela Hearst and Hanako Maeda, through a combination of archival material and interviews, with the designers – and other fashion industry insiders – about the past, present, and future of design. 5th ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES The story of the phenomenon of Air Jordan sneakers: their social, cultural, and racial significance – and how ground-breaking marketing strategies created a multi-billion- dollar business (triggering some tragic social consequences along the way)... Today you can buy a pair of worn, second hand, original Air Jordan shoes for only US$800,000 (that is, worn by Michael Jordan in a game, to be fair). 12th HOUSE OF CARDIN A designer who never lost his independent spirit, Pierre Cardin was a fashion icon and marketing genius, who branched into theatre, furniture, interiors, and basically anything that he could. Cardin granted unprecedented interviews and exclusive access to his archives. Featuring fans such as Jean Cocteau, Christian Dior, Visconti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Philippe Starck, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, and Dionne Warwick – plus some truly jaw-dropping, innovative, and inspiring design. 26th ICONS OF FASHION & POP CULTURE RIALTO DOCUMENTARY, 8:30PM, THURSDAYS IN AUGUST  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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THAT CLICK A closeup look at the fascinating career of Douglas Kirkland, a renowned portraitist who has photographed iconic models and celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Brigitte Bardot, since the 1950s – and a photojournalist. Some of his many subjects, among the biggest stars of Hollywood and the fashion world, provide testimonials for this documentary. 19th

The Air of the Time 5th

That Click 19th

One Man and His Shoes 12th

Pierre Cardin House of Cardin 26th

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Pierre Cardin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Philippe Starck, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell,

Jean Michel-Jarre, Alice Cooper and Dionne Warwick

Premieres 26 August, 8.30pm, as part of the Icons of Fashion & Pop Culture event, every Thursday night in August on Rialto Documentary

WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN THE PANTHERS, TVNZ 1, 9:30 SUNDAYS FROM 15TH, AND ONDEMAND  CLICK TO SEE MORE In 1971, faced with growing disquiet about the racist targeting and harassment of Pasifika by police, and inspired by the recently created Black Panther Party in the USA, the Polynesian Panthers met in secret at a Ponsonby flat, bringing together students, activists and ex-gang members. They wore leather jackets, dark sunglasses and black berets. They were cool as hell. Their story is being reimagined through a new six-part drama series, The Panthers , set in 1974 Auckland, the time of the infamous Dawn Raids. Who said the revolution will not be televised? Dimitrius Schuster-Koloamatangi, Lealani Siaosi, Roy Billing, Beulah Koale, Frankie Adams, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Jordan Mooney, Jordan Vaha'akolo, Villa Junior Lemanu.

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TVNZ 2  CLICK TO SEE MORE The Undateables getting a date is not easy for many people, let alone finding someone to have a relationship with. When you add a disability into the equation, the task becomes seemingly impossible... People with disabilities try to find love in the complicated world of dating in this heart- warming, hit British reality series. New season premieres, 8:30, Monday 2nd Also available on TVNZ OnDemand. TVNZ 1  CLICK TO SEE MORE One Lane Bridge is back in and around Queenstown, and another murder-mystery means there’s some detective work to do... This time the story unfolds against the backdrop of the political hotbed of water rights – and passionate young eco-activists versus the Queenstown business elite. Catch Dominic Ona-Ariki, Joel Tobeck, Alison Bruce in season 2 of the Kiwi crime- thriller, 8:30, from Sunday 15th Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony after seventeen days of thrills & spills, it’s a wrap for the Games that will go down in history . From 11pm, Sunday 8th TVNZ DUKE  CLICK TO SEE MORE Stand Up: Frank Skinner – Man in a Suit 'Knob jokes with depth’ is how the comedian describes the show that marked his return to stand-up after a six year break. Recorded during his 40 night sell-out run in London. Special, 8:30, Sunday 8th MA¯ ORI TELEVISION  CLICK TO SEE MORE

THREE  CLICK TO SEE MORE HEAD HIGH Told through the eyes of a struggling, but hopeful, working-class family, charting the rise of two high school rugby star brothers. The story centers around their hopes and dreams – and the expectations, and pressures, of high school rugby in New Zealand. Robbie Magasiva joins Craig Hall, Miriama McDowell, Jayden Daniels and the gang for a new series of the home- grown drama, premiering 8:30, Monday 9th Piri’s Tiki Tour the former All Black travels around Aotearoa fishing, diving, and food gathering, with a bit of grassroots rugby to boot. New series premieres 5pm, Sunday 8th

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HIGHLIGHTS WALTER PRESENTS  CLICK TO SEE MORE TV EXPERT WALTER IUZZOLINO HANDPICKS COMPELLING SERIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Allmen Humorous fast-paced detective stories about the exploits of Johann Friedrich von Allmen, gentlemen art thief turned amateur sleuth. Based on the novels by Martin Suter. German with English subtitles. Sins of the Father Polish gangster thriller that explores the activities of the Warsaw Mafia. NETFLIX  CLICK TO SEE MORE The Kingdom after his running mate is assassinated, a religious leader is left the presidential front-runner. As he seizes his big chance, the murder is investigated. Eight episode season releasing 13th Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic film Cocaine Cowboys , about the rise of cocaine and the Miami drug war, comes director Billy Corben’s six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history. Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tonnes of cocaine into the U.S. in the 1980s. The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made them two of Miami’s biggest celebrities. Season releasing 4th Cooking With Paris Paris Hilton can cook... kind of. She’s not a trained chef and she’s not trying to be, but she’s got celebrity friends, new ingredients, new recipes and exotic kitchen appliances. Six episodes 4th

APPLE TV+  CLICK TO SEE MORE CODA a big-hearted, inclusive story – winner of multiple awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including the Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award. The coming-of-age dramedy centres on a 17-year-old girl, the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA: Child of Deaf Adults. Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents and working on the family’s fishing boat before school. She also happens to be a talented singer – a gift she can’t share with her family. When her choirmaster encourages her to apply to a top music school, she finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family, and the chance to chase her own dreams. Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur. Available from 13th Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning music producer & artist, explores the intersection of technology and innovation with fellow music-makers including Paul McCartney, Charli XCX, and Dave Grohl. DISNEY+  CLICK TO SEE MORE and Disney+ with Star What If…? flips the script on the MCU, with famous events from the films reimagined in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes, with a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Premieres 11th with new episodes weekly. Cruella follows the early days of one of cinema’s most notorious and fashionable villains. 27th Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Making of the Season 2 Finale, focusing on the technology used for recreating Luke Skywalker.

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What If...? Disney+

The Kingdom Netflix

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami Netflix

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ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING – STAR ON DISNEY+  CLICK TO SEE MORE Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime, suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one when a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive apartment building. The trio suspects murder and employs their in-depth knowledge of true crime to find out the truth. As they become entangled in the investigation – unraveling a series of clues and unsettling secrets about their building's past – they soon realise there’s a killer living amongst them. Together, they scramble to crack the case before their own lives are put in jeopardy. Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short. Ten-episode comedy series, releasing weekly on Tuesdays from 31st

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Ambitious cello student Jessica receives an invitation to compete in a prestigious competition. With great opportunities comes enormous pressures, and stress begins to gnaw at Jessica’s everyday life, blurring the lines of reality and imagination.

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AMAZON PRIME VIDEO  CLICK TO SEE MORE Modern Love stories of love and relationships in all their complexities and beauty, inspired by The New York Times column of the same name. Season 2 of the anthology series – eight episodes releasing on 13th Nine Perfect Strangers stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness retreat that promises unprecedented healing and transformation. Some of its attendees want to get in better shape, some are looking to heal from trauma, and some don’t particularly want to be there at all. Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy. Thriller mini-series from 20th PULSE TV  CLICK TO SEE MORE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES & DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Over the Limit An intimate portrait of the world's most outstanding rhythmic gymnast, Russian Margarita Mamun, as she trains for the 2016 Rio Olympics – exposing a blunt, brutal and abusive preparation regime... Nothing really changes. Time Trial radical new insight into the world of professional cycling – using pioneering filming techniques, including bespoke vehicles, and on-bike cameras – through the eyes of David Millar, the only British rider to have won all the Tour de France jerseys. Revealing the euphoria of the race, but also the tedium – and just how far a man will go to win. Armstrong dramatic and deeply human, this film offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon, and beyond. Mama Africa “I don’t sing politics. I sing the truth.” The story of Miriam Makeba – South African singer, and crusader against apartheid – her life, career, and activism through the lens of archival footage.

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NEON  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE LAST CRUISE

A real-life horror film documenting the terrifying situation that unfolded on the Diamond Princess cruise in 2020 during the early days of the Covid- 19 pandemic. The ship left Japan on January 20th, by February 26th, 712 of 3,711 people onboard, were infected. Intimate footage recorded by passengers and crew creates a first-person account of the holiday from hell. From 2nd VICE Versa: HIV: The Neglected Pandemic 40 years of HIV/AIDS presented by Jonathan Van Ness. Personal accounts & insights, from people who have survived the global pandemic; those living with HIV, and how it’s stigmatised now. 8th VICE Versa: Chyna the rise and tragic fall of the iconic female WWE wrestler Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer – and why her name was erased from wrestling history – told through exclusive footage from the last year of her life. From 6th

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Over the Limit Pulse TV

Time Trial Pulse TV

VICE Versa: Chyna Neon

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TVNZ ONDEMAND  CLICK TO SEE MORE BRAVE NEW WORLD In an idyllic utopia, peace and stability hinge upon state control of family, privacy, money, monogamy – and history itself. Residents of New London are assigned a letter of the Greek alphabet and relegated to the predetermined life roles assigned to their bio-engineered caste. Based on Aldous Huxley's prophetic 1932 novel, this genre-bending, science-fiction, fantasy drama imagines a world steeped in narrow-minded, hedonistic values re-branded as selflessness for the good of the collective. Inevitably, doubts about the rigid systems sets humanity on an inexorable collision course with forbidden love and rebellion. Full season streaming from 23rd Smother when her husband is found dead at the foot of a cliff near their home on the wild west coast of Ireland, a woman begins to interrogate the events that unfolded at a family party the night before. The deeper she delves into her family’s secrets, the more she realises how her late husband’s manipulative, controlling behaviour had a deep effect on, and created a motive for, each member of the family. Irish thriller, full season available now Anne Boleyn History is written by the victors, however, this British mini-series looks at the final months of Boleyn’s life from her side: her struggle with Tudor England's patriarchal society, her desire to secure a future for her daughter, Elizabeth, and the brutal reality of her failure to provide Henry VIII with a male heir. Jodie Turner-Smith leads a diverse cast in shining a feminist light on the events leading to Anne’s demise – and signalled the end of an era. All three-parts streaming from 14th

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Glory a reclusive Bulgarian railway worker stumbles upon millions in cash that has dropped on the train tracks. When he hands the money over to the police, the transport ministry's head of PR seizes the opportunity to use his story to divert public attention from a festering corruption scandal, and the honest worker’s simple life falls victim to the grind of bureaucracy. Homesick an ambitious cello student finds that with great opportunity, comes enormous pressure – blurring the lines between reality and her imagination. SKY GO  CLICK TO SEE MORE Sky TV customers can watch live sports, news, box sets, and catch up on movies, shows, and entertainment, online, anywhere in NZ.

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WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING? WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? NICO LE WHIPPY ACTING THE PARTS

If you think you’ve seen Nicole Whippy somewhere, you probably have. With an acting career that spans over 20 years, Nicole has appeared in countless New Zealand television series, and in many iconic roles. In her early years, you would have seen her in Xena: Warrior Princess , The Strip and Mercy Peak , but she truly won the hearts of Kiwi TV audiences with her six- season stint playing Kasey Mason in Outrageous Fortune . In 2019, the talented actress joined the core cast of New Zealand's longest-running television drama series Shortland Street , playing the character of Cece King, and she also made her directorial debut with the acclaimed portmanteau feature film Vai , alongside eight other Pasifika directors. She’s currently preparing for a play with Conch Theatre Company that will open the NZ International Arts Festival next year, but when we catch up with her, she’s on the Shortland Street set. We take her aside to find out what she’s watching & most importantly, what she’s wearing, in this month of celebrating of New Zealand fashion.

Given all you have on the go, should we just skip the question of ‘what are you watching?’ It seems like there is little time left in your day for hitting the couch! You know, that is the one aspect where Covid-19 was a good thing for me. It made everything stop, and I allowed myself to catch up on all the television series that I’d been wanting to watch for the longest time. I finally watched Breaking Bad , for example. I was definitely the last one to the party, but I can see why it was such a great party! Recently I actually made the time to watch Mare of Easttown , which was just so incredible. As an older actress it was just so refreshing to see Kate Winslet in that role, you don’t feel so alone. She does it so beautifully and so unapologetically, it is a joy to see. Speaking of powerful women’s roles, are you keeping up with The Handmaid’s Tale ? Yes, I’m still hanging in there! Watching everything that Elisabeth Moss has gone through as an actress on that show is intense. How much more can that poor woman give? She is literally breaking apart before our eyes. Let’s put television series aside for a moment, are there any films really rocking your boat? I freaking loved Promising Young Woman , which I think is my favourite film of the past ten years or more. It is so incredible but god, I was so triggered watching it. It made me think about things I’ve gone through in my life, especially as a teen, and when my 12-year-old daughter walked in on me she found me in tears, non-stop tears. I told her that one day we’re going to watch the film together, as the whole premise is about consent. It should almost be shown in schools, it comes with such an important message for girls and for boys. It still gives me goosebumps thinking about it. Last but by no means least, in the month of New Zealand Fashion Week – what are you wearing? Apart from nurses’ scrubs, that is. What am I wearing? Well where am I going? (laughs) I am such a Converse, jeans and hoodie girl these days, but we are very lucky here at Shortland Street in that we have amazing stylists that go and source incredible New Zealand designers whenever we need something special. I love the ease of wearing a dress. New Zealand designer Cybèle made my wedding dress, and I love the way her clothes feel and the way she knows exactly what works for my body. I’m also obsessed by Kristine Crabb’s new Gloria venture – she is a genius – and TK Store has amazing dresses that always meet the statement brief. I wore one to a TVNZ event last year and managed to hide my Converse underneath. I was looking amazing and feeling happy at the same time – the dream! SHORTLAND STREET, WEEKNIGHTS AT 7PM ON TVNZ 2.  CLICK TO SEE MORE

I FREAKING LOVED PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN ... MY FAVOURITE FILM OF THE PAST TEN YEARS OR MORE... IT COMES WITH SUCH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR GIRLS & FOR BOYS

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AUCKLAND RESTAURANT MONTH  CLICK TO SEE MORE Over 100 special menus at your favourite city centre restaurants – plus great dining events, all throughout August VISAWELLINGTON ON A PLATE  CLICK TO SEE MORE Eat, Drink and Be Welly in a month-long celebration of all things food and beverage.  BRUCE MASON CENTRE 25TH BIRTHDAY Lots of events to look at, and go to! Celebrations until 9th  WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW Glow-in-the-dark, giant scale puppet show for the whole family. Nationwide tour 6th August–2nd October  AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA How to Train Your Dragon Live in Concert Celebrating John Powell’s Oscar-nominated score for the Dreamworks classic, performed live by the APO in sync with the movie on the big screen. 6th & 7th  DAFFODIL DAY Symbol of hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer. The Cancer Society’s annual fundraising appeal, Friday 27th

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IT’S HIP TO BE IN THE SQUARE – especially to watch the Fashion Documentaries in Aotea Square that is. A selection of films, presented by Rialto Channel, will be showing on the big outdoor screen – free to watch each night during NZ Fashion Week, starting after the last show finishes. 23rd–29th  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE CRUCIBLE THE PUMPHOUSE THEATRE, 11TH–15TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE This faithful, contemporary production, brings Arthur Miller’s classic play to life – and in the age of internet rumours, social media, and cancel culture, the fundamental elements of hysteria, accusation, and blind faith, are still scarily relevant.

Daffodil Day Friday 27th

Wonderland Glow Show from 6th

APO How to Train Your Dragon Live in Concert 6th & 7th

NZ Fashion Week Kristen Stewart School of Make-up

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