Volunteers at the Roxburgh Cinema, which will celebrate 125 years of continuous screenings in this Central Otago town in 2022. The real sense of community. (courtesy of Bradley Knewstubb on the Cinemas & Theatres of New Zealand FB group)
Collaboration between the Academy and the Hollywood Avondale will mean that Aucklanders will be able to see many of the films they missed as a result of the cancellation of the Auckland leg of the NZIFF. In the Shade: A Summer Film Festival runs from 19 Jan to 2 Feb 2022.
Geoff Lealand was an Assoc Prof in Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato from 1992 to 2017. Now retired (not a word he favours), he writes social history, maintains this site, its Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as going to the cinema at least twice weekly.