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WATCHING OUT FILM & CINEMA No Time to Die; The Rose Maker; Eiffel; Juniper; Julia; Dune; Becoming Cousteau; The Alpinist, plus more 6 The Last Duel one of us has lied... 12 The Outsiders stay gold ENTERTAINMENT 28 Te Taira¯whiti Arts Festival illuminate & inspire WATCHING IN SKY HIGHLIGHTS MTV, Animal Planet, Country TV, Living, Universal TV, E!, Rialto Channel 25 Rockfield: the Studio on the Farm rock’n & a roll’n 26 Cult Horror Special Hallowscreen FREE TO AIR 28 The Chatham Islanders somewhere beyond the sea STREAMING 35 The Green Knight one of these knights 38 Colin in Black and White back in black WATCHING NOW VIEWPOINT 16 Mark Hunt the fight of his life 20 Desray Armstrong the trouble shooter 30 Neale Whitaker mastering life with style 42 James Partridge what are you watching? 44 Directory cinemas nationwide WATCHING SOON

No Time to Die Cinema, page 7

Mark Hunt People, page 16

Desray Armstrong People, page 20

The Last Duel Cinema, page 6

Dune Cinema, page 8




We find ourselves being spoilt for choice for Film Festivals in October! It's time to put down those tablets, step away from the television, and take a break from podcasts and social media – it's time to experience the big screen in style! The NZ International Film Festival , the Terror-Fi Film Festival , and Show Me Shorts have all tastes and genres covered, and the timing couldn't be more perfect for all of you cinephiles out there. NZ Film has a solid representation, with special mention going to our cover and feature interview with Mark Hunt, whose life is marked on film, in Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life – with the World Premiere screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Get ready to re-enter society in style, and support the arts and local film at a festival near you!













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THE ROSE MAKER When times get tough, the tough get growing. A passionate rose-grower finds her business on the verge of bankruptcy. Desperate measures are required, and she hires workers through a back-to-work programme. There’s just one small problem: they know absolutely nothing about gardening. Catherine Frot PREMIERES 7TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE EIFFEL The French government tapped world famous engineer Gustave Eiffel to design something monumental for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. Initially struggling for inspiration, everything changes when Eiffel encounters a mysterious woman… French Biopic “freely inspired by the facts”. PREMIERES 14TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE JUNIPER When a self-destructive teenager is suspended from boarding school, the last thing he wants is to help care for his newly- arrived, feisty, cranky, gin-swilling grandmother. The two immediately butt heads, but a bond grows between them as she helps him see that life is for living. Directed by Kiwi Matthew J Saville. Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas. PREMIERES 28TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE JULIA Documentary about the legendary cook, teacher, author, and unlikely TV sensation, Julia Child. She found fame in her 50s – after the publication of her ground-breaking cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961 – and changed the way Americans think about food, and even about women. PREMIERES 21ST  CLICK TO SEE MORE THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL Francis Ford Coppola’s 4K restoration of his iconic 1983 film – Feature page 12 – PREMIERES 25TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE



In the mood for a blockbuster anyone? Then this, the 25th outing for the globe-trotting spy, is just what you’ve been waiting for. James bond has apparently left active service and is enjoying the quiet life in Jamaica... but not for long, of course. An old friend from the CIA enlists 007 to take up his licence to kill once more. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology that could cause the death of millions. Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas. PREMIERES 7TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE FOR FILMS SHOWING NEAR YOU SEE OUR NATIONWIDE CINEMA DIRECTORY PAGE 44

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DUNE The heir to a noble family is tasked with ruling Arrakis, an inhospitable planet where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug that expands consciousness and extends life – a resource worth killing for... Adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel – a blend of adventure, mysticism, environmentalism and politics. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya PREMIERES 21ST  CLICK TO SEE MORE LAMB A childless Icelandic couple find a strange newborn on their sheep farm and decide to raise her as their own, but sinister forces are at play to restore the balance. Noomi Rapace PREMIERES 14TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE PERSIAN LESSONS A young Jewish man avoids execution at a Nazi concentration camp by pretending to be Iranian, and giving lessons in Farsi – a language he doesn’t speak. PREMIERES 14TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE ANTLERS A small town middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a supernatural creature. Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons. PREMIERES 28TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE HALLOWEEN KILLS The slasher series is back, and this time a vigilante mob is out to stop the unstoppable killer Michael Myers. Jamie Lee Curtis. PREMIERES 28TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE Premiere dates exclude Auckland dependant on Covid-19 restrictions FOR FILMS SHOWING NEAR YOU SEE OUR NATIONWIDE CINEMA DIRECTORY PAGE 44



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THE ALPINIST Watching Marc-André Leclerc climb is to see a great artist in his element – a skilled athlete and a master technician. However, as intensely physical as the sport is, it’s even more psychological. This experiential documentary captures Leclerc in ‘the zone’ – a zen-like state of flow – as he climbs some of the most heart-in-mouth, hazardous routes imaginable. PREMIERES 14TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE The heroic pups face a new threat from an old rival. Armed with exciting new gadgets and gear – and a new ally – the PAW Patrol fights to protect the citizens of Adventure City! PREMIERES 7TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE MY HERO ACADEMIA: WORLD HEROES’ MISSION Japan's greatest heroes must stop the mastermind behind a deadly chemical attack that has caused people’s abilities to spiral out of control. Third instalment in the Manga series. PREMIERES 28TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE RON’S GONE WRONG Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler has a new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, Ron, which is supposed to be his ‘best friend out of the box.’ But Ron is malfunctioning... PREMIERES 28TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

BECOMING COUSTEAU A dazzling dive into the depths of the undersea world – and beyond – of the famous explorer & environmentalist. PREMIERES 22ND  CLICK TO SEE MORE VAN GOGH OF WHEAT FIELDS & CLOUDED SKIES The Dutch painter, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the artist: Helene Kröller-Müller, who, in the early 20th century, bought nearly 300 of his works. PREMIERES 21ST  CLICK TO SEE MORE FOR FILMS SHOWING NEAR YOU SEE OUR NATIONWIDE CINEMA DIRECTORY PAGE 44

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Paw Patrol: The Movie Premieres 7th

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STAY GOLD THE OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL DIRECTED BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Re-release of the 1983 iconic coming-of-age drama that takes place in 1960s Oklahoma, centring on two rival teen gangs: The East-side ‘Greasers’ from the poor part of town, and the ‘Socs’ (Socials) the West-side rich kids. Ponyboy, a tender-hearted teenager’s life is changed forever one night when a scuffle with his friend Johnny inadvertently leads to the death of a rival gang member, and the boys are forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with their other Greaser buddies, must ontend with the consequences of their violent lives. Based on the celebrated 1967 young-adult novel by S. E. Hinton, the film is considered the first ‘Brat Pack’ movie, with a cast of then-unknown young actors including C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane. Coppola’s 4K restoration includes new music, as well as several scenes cut from the original theatrical version. PREMIERES 2OTH  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON! ‘Tis the season to be jolly – the season to be watching films festivals that is... So here are a few to look forward to, coming soon to a cinema near you TERROR-FI FILM FESTIVAL Witness the horror, if you dare... Terror-Fi offers the best scares, the best thrills, and the best true stories. There’s a ‘retro’ collection, and there’s Nicolas Cage. And Wellington, you are the lucky city who has won the rights for opening night celebrations! The full programme screens: Wellington 28th– 31th October; Auckland 24th–28th November; Christchurch: 1st–5th December. It’s the ideal outing to hail Halloween! Our very own Hélène Ravlich speaks to creator/founder James Paltridge on page 42, and James highlights his must- see’s, so ‘dress to kill’, and read all the ghostly details here...  CLICK TO SEE MORE SHOW ME SHORTS They’re calling it ‘the programme for our rapidly mutating, highly contagious16th variant...” – Aotearoa’s biggest short film festival. “Sit back and enjoy... This collection provides a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. Witness magical Colombian furniture, vicious Scottish lightning and village edicts from a powerful Sudanese matriarch. Fly a starship with your dad, or just chill with him and your imaginary friend. Just try to avoid the hitman...” (Show Me Shorts). All of New Zealand can join together in supporting this annual festival – they’ll keep you up-to-date with when, where, and what time.  CLICK TO SEE MORE WHA¯ NAU MA¯ RAMA: NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Power of the Dog , filmed in Aotearoa, and directed by our favourite filmmaker (and recent winner of the Silver Lion award for Best Director), Dame Jane Campion, has been announced as the opening night film in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Alongside World Premieres of local productions, and films direct from the world’s top International Film Festivals, think Venice, think Cannes, think Toronto. What more could a cinephile ask for? The diverse programme features between 150–170 films, with screenings nationwide in over a dozen centres – Auckland has claimed the official opening night on the 28th October. Get ready for some serious selecting of films screening at a cinema near you.  CLICK TO SEE MORE

Terror-Fi – Poltergeist

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THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE MARK HUNT very different lows, does he feel like life is start-

ing to go his way right now? “Yeah I do,” says the fighter, “I’ve recently separated from my wife (Julie, with whom he shares four children), but we’re still best friends, and I actually feel happier than I have in a long time. I’m 47 and I’ve had a pretty cool life, apart from the early part which was tough. I definitely don’t have much to complain about.” That is unless you consider his relationship with the UFC, which has been fraught with contro- versy for some time. Hunt has been an outspo- ken critic of the UFC's attitude towards doping, to the point where it has overshadowed the last few years of his career. Following his bout with Brock Lesnar in 2016, Hunt filed a lawsuit against the UFC, UFC president Dana White, and Lesnar, after the former heavyweight champion and WWE star was found to have failed multiple drug tests. “People say my motivation for the lawsuits is a money grab,” says Hunt, “but it’s quite the opposite. If I’d just been after the pay check I would have finished my contract and quietly gone away. But in my heart I knew I couldn’t do that.” The UFC’s anti-doping programme is overseen by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and Hunt acknowledges their testing system is world class. But it’s the UFC’s promotion of fighters, particularly big promotional draws, who have been caught using performance- enhancing drugs that turned him off the sport. “They’ve actually taken my love for fighting

THE SELF-CONFESSED FIGHTER, IN LIFE AS WELL AS IN THE OCTAGON, TALKS TO WRITER HÉLÈNE RAVLICH ABOUT WHY HE’S TAKING ON THE GIANTS. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, athlete Mark ‘The Super Samoan’ Hunt went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride, and K-1's most memorable battles, fight- ing his own personal demons along the way. Hunt’s abusive childhood and troubled begin- nings gained wide-spread attention following the release of his autobiography, Born to Fight in 2015, and now, a documentary based on the book is set to reveal even more about the South Auckland-born sports star’s story of struggle and redemption. The internationally-respected fighter is currently based in Sydney, where he has been spending considerable time training for a future fight when we talk one late Friday afternoon. “I’ve been really enjoying it but it looks like that won’t happen now, as the organiser has just gone to jail,” he says, accompanied by a wry laugh. After a life of some true highs and some

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When we talked, it was just days before the seemingly unstoppable Israel Adesanya was to successfully defend his title against Italian Marvin Vettori in UFC 263, a young fighter Hunt has watched come up in the ranks. Does he see Adesanya as the future of the sport? “He was the future of the sport before he was even a name,” says the veteran, “and it’s fighters like him that should be being paid more, and protected. You have to pay for training camp, for your team and travel, and that’s even before you take tax out of your pay check. You need to live on that until your next fight, so you need to take on more and more fights just to survive. It’s never ending and it’s dangerous.” Talk turns to the documentary about Hunt’s own journey, Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life . The film highlights the child abuse at the hands of his father that over-shadowed his early life, and undoubtedly led to the devel- opment of his considerable survival instincts as an adult. Once again, does he feel like things would have been different if only someone had stepped in and stood up for him and his siblings? “My father was a piece of shit who was abused himself, just part of an endless cycle that thankfully stopped with us kids. He went to jail then got out and went back to his usual routine, and like the UFC, people didn’t say anything because they were scared.” Hunt adds that his early life experi- ence was one of the reasons he was com- pelled to write his auto-biography, the heart breaking Born to Fight . “I didn’t write that for the money because books don’t make any, I wrote it for the people out there like me who felt they had no hope. My dad wasn’t the only dirtbag back then and there’s still plenty around now, and Covid-19 lockdowns have only made things worse for family violence. The church and the system still fail so many children, and I’m working with some schools here to try and help those kids who are strug- gling to learn, to thrive.” “All kids really want is love, and it just shouldn’t be that hard.” MARK HUNT: THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE WORLD PREMIERE, 2021 NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  CLICK TO SEE MORE

away because of how they promote steroids and cheaters, how they’ve done it all,” Hunt told MMA UK. “They've pushed me out of the way to be honest, and that’s what's taken my love for fighting away.” He says going the easy route just wasn’t an option for him, and at the time of writing, Hunt says that at least one of the lawsuits is looking favourable for him and his legal team. “Ulti- mately I’d like to get both to trial so we can uncover exactly what has been going on in the UFC for many years, that’s my goal.” When watching the documentary Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life , few names stick out as those willing to go on record in support of Hunt and his crusade. One is Ariel Helwani, a Canadian journalist who held special status with the UFC until his pre-emptive leaking of the appearance of Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, for which he was banned for life by UFC pres- ident Dana White. Does it frustrate Hunt that so many others associated with the sport are staying quiet on topics as important as anti- doping and fighters’ rights? “It’s frustrating for me because it’s nothing new, everyone out there knows what goes on. But change is coming, I know it is.” Key to Hunt’s mission is bringing what’s known as the ‘Ali Act’ to UFC, which will make a major difference to fighters’ lives in terms of safety and renumeration. Officially called the ‘Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act’, it is a U.S. federal law that came to pass May 26, 2000. It was brought about to halt widespread abuse (via exploitation, rigging of bouts, and unfair mismatches) against licensed boxers by promoters. The law covers various aspects, including: protection from coercive contracts; disclosure of fighter payment/contracts, and conflict of interests. “I don’t blame people for staying silent and I’m sure they have their own reasons, but I’m a fighter in life too and I just can’t let it lie. And I just hope no one dies in a fight because they are up against a drug cheat, because when we’re in there, we really are putting our lives on the line.” He says that doping in MMA is very different to say, the case of Lance Armstrong, “who is just pushing a bike up a hill, not endangering another life”.

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The feature film debut of award-winning director and writer Michelle Savill, Millie Lies Low , is the story of a young woman growing up in Wellington in her twenties, and all of the angst that this entails. It is also filled with possibility and hope, even after anxiety-ridden Millie (Ana Scotney) misses her flight to New York for an internship at a prestigious architecture firm. A deep sense of shame prevents her from ’fessing up to friends and family, so instead, she lies low in her hometown in order to scrounge for another ticket, using her wits and Instagram to convince the world at large that she’s living the dream in the Big Apple. Producer Desray Armstrong was the considerable talent responsible for bringing the whole thing together, and is more than qualified for the job. Aside from producing feature films such as Juniper (premiering in cinemas this month), and the very recently released Coming Home in the Dark , as well as short films and TV programmes, she has also been a production manager or production coordinator on a run of international projects like Slow West and Mortal Engines , to Kiwi stories like What We Do in the Shadow s. Awarded Woman to Watch at the 2016 Women in Film & Television Awards, in 2018 Armstrong produced her debut feature film, the acclaimed romance Stray . Talking to the producer at home in Wellington, we discuss the latest level changes outlined by the government as a result of Covid-19. In Auckland, I’m looking forward to eating something that hasn’t been prepared in my kitchen, whilst Armstrong likens her role as a producer right now to “being in level four while I get a film sorted out. I’m tied to my laptop and haven’t


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even had time to get takeaways, so I’m kind of in solidarity with my Auckland mates!” Millie Lies Low – premiering at the NZ Interna- tional Film Festival – was also filmed under challenging circumstances at the beginning of the pandemic. “We started shooting in early March of last year,” Armstrong explains, “and my producing partner and I made the decision to shut down production on the fourth day, which was pretty upsetting for everyone involved”. They couldn’t deny that Covid was on its way, “and as it was quite a low budget film, we were filming a lot of scenes outside in amongst the Wellington public. We couldn’t work within the constraints that the Ministry of Health were recommending at the time, so it seemed the best thing to do. Nevertheless, it was pretty bloody devastating.” Further complications included the fact that two Millie Lies Low cast members had recently travelled from Australia and suddenly had to self-isolate, and that the story dealt with over- seas travel necessitating filming in airports. “We were running out of options and back-up plans and didn’t want to compromise the film,” explains the producer, but after six months or so of uncertainty, they got there in the end. “I think it’s one of the main reasons we are just so proud of the film – not only is it a creative endeavour by a very talented film- maker, but it came together because of the tenacity of a group of people who really cared about it.” This included the entire cast, who may have been tempted by roles locally and overseas, but chose to stick with Millie Lies Low and make it the very special film it is. Australian actor, Sam Cotton, played a role that required just five days on set, but he was willing to complete two weeks in quarantine on either side of that in order to be a part of the film. “I’ve definitely got all the feels about the peo- ple that helped make the film happen,” says

Above: Millie Lies Low , Desray at left with actor Ana Scotney, director Michelle Savill, and Angela Littlejohn. Below: on the Juniper set with Charlotte Rampling, director Matthew Saville, and Cathy Reynolds.

Armstrong, whose job is already one associated with constant trouble shooting, pandemic or not. “We plan for a hundred scenarios and then just cross our fingers they won’t come true,” she laughs, adding “everything in film is so uncertain, even at the best of times; it’s just the nature of the beast.” Moving forward, we may be looking at films with hundreds of extras and multiple locations with rather a different eye, potentially placing them in the ‘too hard basket’ as a result. She says one glass half full aspect of Covid-19’s arrival on the scene is that cast and crew now take proper care of them- selves, “whereas in the past if you showed up for work sick, you were just told to push on through. The film industry is all about being a bit of a martyr when it comes to your health, but the pandemic has meant that if you’re sick, you stay home until you’re better”. To close, we discuss the ‘role’ of a Producer, which Armstrong says is an ever-evolving thing. “I feel like the job description changes with every production! Ultimately, it’s really about holding space for people to tell our stories, and making cool stuff with cool people who want to help people feel.” MILLIE LIES LOW  CLICK TO SEE MORE PREMIERING AT THE 2021 NZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL + Juniper premiering in cinemas 28th – see page 7

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RIALTO CHANNEL PREMIERES RIALTO SELECTION  CLICK TO SEE MORE PREMIERE FILMS EVERY SATURDAY AT 8:30 Cousins three cousins separated by circumstance, yet bound together through time. NZ film based on Patricia Grace’s novel. Rachel House, 2nd Reunion dark memories haunt the family house for a pregnant woman visiting her estranged mother – and she uncovers a horrifying secret. 9th Wild Mountain Thyme neighbouring farmers pursue their dreams in love and life – will they finally coincide? Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan. 16th Ammonite a passionate bond develops between an 1840s female fossil hunter, and a wealthy woman guest. Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan. 23rd Minari A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream, and find what really makes a home. 30th RIALTO DOCUMENTARY  CLICK TO SEE MORE WEDNESDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Cult Horror – see special feature next page THURSDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: On the Record White Riot , 7th; The Oratorio , 14th; Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm , 21st; Zappa , 28th RIALTO WORLD  CLICK TO SEE MORE MONDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 The best of independent international film and filmmakers. This month: Love All I Miss You a father clashes with his dead son’s boyfriend about grief – and acceptence. 4th Carmen & Lola two gypsy women must choose between new found love, or their families. 11th Cowboys father and trans-son go on the run after themother won’t accept their ‘different’ child.18th End of the Century two men meet and realise they’d connected twenty years earlier. 25th RIALTO FILM  CLICK TO SEE MORE FRIDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Director Debuts



MTV  CLICK TO SEE MORE Madonna: Madame X highly-anticipated documentary capturing the pop icon’s fearless tour performance as her compellingly audacious persona – identity fluid secret agent Madame X. 8pm, Friday 8th ANIMAL PLANET  CLICK TO SEE MORE Lone Star Law everything's bigger in Texas, including the job of Texas Game Wardens who protect the Lone Star State’s natural resources and more than a quarter-million square miles of deserts, lakes, forests, bayous, plains, and coastline. 9:30, Mondays from 4th COUNTRY TV  CLICK TO SEE MORE FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2021 eventing is the triathlon of the equestrian world – a formidable combination of dressage, show jumping and cross country. Watch as the crème de la crème are put through their craftspeople taking artisan DIY fix-its to an entirely new level. 8:30, Sundays from 3rd UNIVERSAL TV  CLICK TO SEE MORE The best in crime and drama shows Chicago Fire sizzling drama, fiery romance – so hot right now! S6, 6:30, Thursdays from 7th E!  CLICK TO SEE MORE Clash of the Cover Bands competition battle hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss with judges Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert and Ester Dean 9pm, Thursdays from 14th paces. 8pm, Tuesdays from 5th LIVING  CLICK TO SEE MORE Salvage Hunters: the Restorers

Ammonite Rialto Selection Saturday 23rd

Lone Star Law Animal Planet Mondays from 4th

Zappa Rialto Documentary Thursday 28th

FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2021 Country TV Tuesdays from 5th

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BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA All star adaptation of the classic horror novel. Dracula, whose lonely soul yearns to reunite with his lost true love, believes he’s found her again in England – and he begins a new reign of terror & seduction. Director Francis Ford Coppola. Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci. 6th MORE SCREAM TIME SKY TV PAGES Rialto Selection Reunion , 9th STREAMING PAGES Pulse TV Nightmares in Red, White and Blue Amazon Prime Video I Know What You Did Last Summer Disney+ LEGO Star Was Terrifying Tales CINEMA & FILM PAGES Halloween Kills ; Antlers TERROR-FI FESTIVAL – see feature page 14

8:30PM, WEDNESDAYS IN OCTOBER  CLICK TO SEE MORE RINGU A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a series of deaths caused by a mysterious cursed videotape that is rumoured to kill the viewer seven days after they watch it. Their investigation takes an ugly turn when their own son becomes a victim. The original directed by Hideo Nakata. 27th THE CHANGELING A man’s wife and daughter are killed in a car accident while they are on a family holiday and, distraught with grief, he leaves his New York city home to live in a secluded house. He soon starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there, and he becomes obsessed with uncovering the secrets of the boy's death. Based on a true story. Starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere. 13th THE WICKER MAN A policeman arrives on a small Scottish island to investigate reports of a missing child, and is disturbed by the residents’ casual displays of sexuality and pagan rituals. The more

he learns about the islanders’ strange practices, the closer he gets to tracking down the missing child – but uncovering the truth can be deadly. A truly unsettling film experience. Britt Ekland, Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee. 20th

Ringu Rialto Special 27th

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Rialto Special 6th

The Changeling Rialto Special 13th

The Wicker Man 20th

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THE CHATHAM ISLANDERS – MA¯ORI TELEVISION, 8PM MONDAY 11TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE This seven-part documentary series explores the past, present and future of the Chatham Islands, shining a long overdue light on the people and community of New Zealand’s remotest island. The rich and colourful history of the islands – at once profoundly beautiful, and devastatingly sad – is revealed through the stories of the locals. Living on such an isolated archipelago – 800km to the east and 45 minutes ahead of Aotearoa, and the first inhabited place on Earth to see the sun – the islanders are a resourceful and resilient bunch, and over the years looking out for each other has become a way of life.

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THREE  CLICK TO SEE MORE Love It or List It Australia real estate expert Andrew Winter and Design guru Neale Whitaker are once again helping homeowners with one of life’s big dilemmas – to renovate or relocate. They say home is where the heart is, but when a house is divided, call in the experts. Series 4, 8:30 Wednesdays, from 13th Sydney Harbour Force documentary series following the people who keep the iconic waterway up & running. 9pm, Mondays, 11th Australian Ninja Warrior near-impossible obstacle courses of course. from 7pm Sun17th Accident, Suicide or Murder? true stories of deaths that are just a little bit toomysterious, with each episode retracing the original investigations. NZ premiere 9:30, Monday 4th SAS Australia a new set of celebrities, including NRL player Sam Burgess, chef Manu Fieldel and tennis legend Mark Philippoussis, take on some of the toughest challenges of their lives – expect mud, heavy packs, and a whole lot of yelling, as they trek through the Aussie bush. S2 9:30, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 19th. TVNZ DUKE  CLICK TO SEE MORE Paranormal Caught on Camera expert analysis of videos and first-hand accounts from witnesses lucky enough – or perhaps unlucky enough – to encounter these strange phenomena. 9:30, Wednesdays 6th. – Also available on ThreeNow. BRAVO  CLICK TO SEE MORE


TVNZ 2  CLICK TO SEE MORE Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed the World Stop. Right. Now! Thank you very much. It’s 25 years since Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Ginger zigazigah-ed their way to the top of pop and introduced the concept of “girl power” to the masses. Was it feminism or a novelty slogan? This compelling documentary series reveals the impact the group made on the music and cultural landscape of the mid-90s, and that there was more to the band than many might assume. 8:30, Monday 4th TVNZ 1  CLICK TO SEE MORE Moving Houses – yes the actual house! A new local series hosted by Clarke Gayford, about the wild ride of house relocation. 7:30, Tues 12th The Great Kiwi Bake Off all new, 7:30, Thurs 14th – Also available on TVNZ OnDemand. MA¯ ORI TELEVISION  CLICK TO SEE MORE – Also on demand and on the MA¯ ORI+ app. PRIME  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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NEALE WHITAKER THE INTERIOR DESIGNER AND CO-HOST OF THREE’S LOVE IT OR LIST IT AUSTRALIA TALKS TO WRITER HÉLÈNE RAVLICH ABOUT THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECT ON LIFE – AND ON STYLE. Interior style guru Neale Whitaker knows a thing or two about making the most of your space at a time when your whole life revolves around your home. In 1999, the respected media personality moved to Sydney from the UK, editing directional interiors magazine, Marie Claire Lifestyle , before going on to helm Vogue Entertaining + Travel ; interior design bible Belle , and Vogue Living. He moved into the role of Editor-At-Large in 2017, to allow time for his increasing television and wider media com- mitments. These included joining the hugely popular Love It or List It Australia , as co-Host with property guru, Andrew Winter. With the fourth series soon to air in New Zealand, Whitaker – like many of us – is currently locked down at home. He and his partner and their dogs live in Berry, a village in the Shoalhaven region about two hours’ south of Sydney. Naturally, Whitaker’s home office is several levels above most in terms of style, and comes with a stunning view. “It’s in what would have been a very small bedroom,” he says, “but I transformed it into a great study-meets-home office with views across rolling paddocks – I’m really very lucky.” When asked for any tips on how to handle the current situation, he says that if you are lucky enough to have space, change it to meet a new set of needs. “In this prolonged situation that we’re all living through,” he says, “and with people working from home for much longer than ever before (if not permanently), it’s so important that we develop a dedicated workspace if we can.” He harks back to the days of just propping up with your

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nitely seen it coming through online,” says Whitaker, “especially the home office element we were discussing previously. I think the way we are living now is going to dictate the way that we use space in the future, and I'm read- ing a lot about the move away from open plan.. For over thirty years the open plan home layout has been king, taking out walls whether we’re renovating an older place or planning a new build. Covid-19 has changed that.” There is an ever-increasing need now for delineation in our homes, a demand for private zones that we haven’t needed in a very long time. “Floor plans will change – whether we go back to the old way of smaller rooms, or see a greater use of sliding partitions and the like. Covid-19 will change the way our houses flow.” The new series of Love It or List It Australia was also drama-tically affected by the pandemic, with Whitaker and his team filming under bor- der closures and taking a year to complete a series that would usually take just a few short months. “We were really thwarted by an in- ability to travel and it was a frustratingly slow process, but I do take my hat off to the tenac- ity and dedication of our amazing producers and our homeowners”. Whitaker goes on to say that the homeowners were more than will- ing to come on the whole journey with the team, “and that has probably resulted in the best ten episodes we’ve ever made”. When asked if he has a standout memory from his time filming series four, the style superstar says: “Hunters Hill definitely provided a great deal of merriment, and working with Andrew Winter is always fun as you never quite know what he’s going to pull out of his bag!”. He also speaks in hushed tones of an episode in which “Kylie Minogue’s gold hotpants make an appearance... but I’ll leave that with you”. As we close our conversation, talk turns to travel, and where in the world he would most like to wake up if the pandemic were no longer an issue. “If I could just stick a pin in a map and go anywhere now, it would have to be the Greek Islands, watching the sunset with a glass of wine, Greek salad and octopus. That’ll do nicely.” LOVE IT OR LIST IT AUSTRALIA , ON THREE, 8:30 WEDNESDAYS, FROM 13TH  CLICK TO SEE MORE


laptop at the kitchen bench, “when working from home was such a temporary thing for most people. Now it’s almost a necessity to find a place within the home that gives you some kind of privacy, and where you can draw the line between normal home life and work life.” He stresses that not all of us have that luxury, “but if you have a spare bedroom or nook that can be closed off, it’s a good time to think about converting it permanently into a home study”. He says creating a “barrier” of sorts between your workspace and the rest of your home is hugely beneficial, “a delineation or door you can close. My office is right next to the kitchen for example, but there is an almost a ritual element when I come into the space and open the shutters, and sit down at my desk with a cup of coffee. In the evenings I’m very strict about closing the shutters, turn- ing off the light and leaving by 6pm, and I don’t come back until the next day”. He adds, “if you can establish a routine like that it’s just so much easier to navigate this new way of work and life that we’re all living through. It’s too easy to blur the lines between personal and work life, and even day and night, and I make a point of never just rolling into my office in my UGG boots and what I wore to bed.” We both agree that in uncertain times, personal rituals can be so important, “and I can’t start work until I’ve had a shower and a walk, fed the dogs and made my coffee. These daily habits are more essential than ever”. The interiors specialist has gone on record as saying that Covid-19 may result in significant changes for interior design. Has he seen that coming through internationally? “I have defi-

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AMAZON PRIME VIDEO  CLICK TO SEE MORE My Name Is Pauli Murray Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, and a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal Jim Crow legislation, Pauli Murray – an African American from the segregated South, who was also wrestling with issues around gender identity – was a pioneering civil rights activist. 1st Unheard giving voices to the victims of racial injustice in Australia: indigenous deaths in custody, the targeting of Indigenous youth, attacks on Asians during the pandemic, Islamophobia, the vilification of the African community, and the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Six stand-alone episodes available Friday 29th I Know What You Did Last Summer modern take on the hit 1997 horror film with the same chilling premise: a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer, a year after the fatal hit-and-run they tried to cover up on their graduation night. As they try to piece together just who could be after them, the dark side of their seemingly perfect town is revealled. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly... Episodes drop on Fridays with the first four released 15th Justin Bieber: Our World documentary puts the focus back on Bieber – who in August broke streaming records to become Spotify’s most listened artist, racking up 88.3 million listeners over the month (the previous record was held by Ariana Grande at 82 million). The film follows the lead-up to Bieber’s return to the stage – and first performance in three years – his live-streamed New Year’s Eve 2020 show on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton. 8th After We Fell the third installment of the romantic drama franchise: After; After We Collide ; After We Fell – with the finale After Ever Happy coming soon! Based on the hit novels. Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin. 22nd




PULSE TV  CLICK TO SEE MORE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES & DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Bludgeon: Orcas of the Land “when jocks meet geeks”. Medieval combat enthusiasts try tomake the NZ team for a big competition. Follow-up NZ feature to Andy Deere and Ryan Heron’s 2016 Loading Doc short film. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film exploring the genre and its appeal. Featuring interviews with directors including Joe Dante, John Carpenter and George A. Romano. Repeat Attenders exploring the psychology of musical theatre ‘super fans’, some of whom have seen the same show hundreds of times. Dakota Entrapment Tapes investigating an abuse of power by law enforcement. The Great Museum wryly observed, visually sumptuous documentary takes us behind the scenes at Vienna’s Art History Museum as they renovate its palatial Kunstkammer galleries.

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THE GREEN KNIGHT – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO  CLICK TO SEE MORE An epic piece of storytelling based on the 14th century chivalric poem – a swirling fantasy adventure relating the experiences of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, an enigmatic giant (and emerald-skinned too). and face the fate of his own making. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, Alicia Vikander, Sarita Choudhury

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Among the Stars cameras on Earth and in space follow NASA Astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy and a team of engineers, flight controllers and specialists for his last mission to space. Six-part series blasting off 6th Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales Graballa the Hutt is renovating Darth Vader’s old castle into an all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. There, Vader’s loyal servant shares three creepy Star Wars legends with Poe Dameron and BB-8 who must then face their fears to stop an ancient evil from rising... Hallowstream special from 1st Muppets Haunted Mansion The Great Gonzo and the grim grinning ghosts of the Haunted Mansion. Special premieres 8th FILMSTREAM  CLICK TO SEE MORE A COLLECTION OF THE VERY BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE CINEMA. Mariposa the flapping of a butterfly divides a girl’s universe into two parallel possibilities: in one, she is abandoned by her mother, and raised by another family, falling into a forbidden love with her adoptive brother. In the other world, the two meet each other and begin a relationship... Park ten years after the Games, wilding youths, injured retired athletes, and stray dogs, run among the ruins and decaying sports venues of the Athens Olympic Village. WALTER PRESENTS  CLICK TO SEE MORE TV EXPERT WALTER IUZZOLINO HANDPICKS COMPELLING SERIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. 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.



NEON  CLICK TO SEE MORE We’re Here renowned drag entertainers Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela, serve a dose of counterculture to conservative America, one small town at a time (while also transforming locals into fierce drag queens for a one-night- only performance). S2, Wednesdays from 13th Louis Theroux: The Night in Question what constitutes sexual assault? An incendiary and troubling – exploration of rape, and how consent is defined, on US college campuses. Documentary special from Tuesday 12th + Louis Theroux: The Return of America’s Most Hated Famitly Available 5th + Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity 19th Growing Dope following a grassroots Ma¯ori company from Ruatoria as it enters the million dollar medicinal cannabis industry, turning a small town dream into a reality with the support of the local community. Releases Thursday 7th

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When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick silently took a knee during the US national anthem in 2016, he risked his future as a professional athlete to protest police violence against Black Americans. Kaepernick’s courageous act divided a nation – exposing the racism embedded in professional sports, and he was quietly blacklisted by every team in the league. He never started in another game in the NFL. The documentary drama series explores his coming-of-age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class and culture, as the Black adopted child of a white family. Kaepernick narrates while reenactments provide more context and give credit to figures who inspired Kaepernick to become an activist – and a cultural icon. 29th

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NETFLIX  CLICK TO SEE MORE The Guilty the film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. An operator must remain on the line while working frantically to save a caller in grave danger – but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing unpleasant truths is the only way out. Jake Gyllenhaal. 1st Maid a single mother does housecleaning to – barely – make ends meet, escaping an abusive relationship and overcoming homelessness, for a better life for her and her daughter. Emotional and raw, yet humorous,

WAR ON THE WORLD APPLE TV+  CLICK TO SEE MORE Invasion a sweeping, character-driven sci-fi drama series, inspired by HG Wells’ War of the Worlds , that follows an alien invasion from different perspectives around the world. Sam Neill. Three episodes released 22nd Oct, then out weekly on Fridays. The Velvet Underground the ground-breaking group that created a new sound and became a cultural touchstone with music that was rooted in both high art and street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time – combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.” Directed by Todd Haynes. 15th Acapulco a twenty-something gets his dream job as a ‘cabana boy’ at the hottest resort in Acapulco... What could possibly go wrong? Comedy series. 8th TVNZ ONDEMAND  CLICK TO SEE MORE Young Sheldon new season fast-tracked from the US. Episodes weekly from Friday 8th

exploration of a mother’s resilience. Andie MacDowell. Series, from 1st

You what would you do for love? When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using social media to get close to her, a charming, if awkward, crush quickly becomes an obsession. Series 3 from 15th InsideJob adult animated comedy about the shadow government and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world’s conspiracies. From convoluted coverups to secret societies to masked orgy etiquette, navigating office culture at Cognito Inc. isn’t easy, especially for the geeky tech genius who – even in a workplace filled with reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms – is the odd one out for believing the world could be a better place. From 22nd THREE NOW  CLICK TO SEE MORE Queen Of Meth the rise and fall of one of America’s most notorious drug traffickers. Three-part docu-series, premieres Tues 19th MA¯ ORI TELEVISION ON DEMAND  CLICK TO SEE MORE

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