Welcome to Wellington City Libraries’ Kanopy Film Festival! If you haven’t come across it yet, Kanopy is our recently-launched film streaming platform, with a fantastic range of free-to-borrow films to suit every taste and member of the family–it even has its own kids section! To get started with Kanopy, check out our handy guide, or click here to jump straight in!
To celebrate Kanopy’s launch, and highlight its range and diversity, we’re running our first ever free film festival in libraries throughout Wellington! We’ve handpicked the movies, including modern Kiwi classics such as Hunt for the Wilderpeople, vintage Hollywood golden oldies like Charade and family favourites and award-winning animations such as A Cat in Paris. Full details of the screenings are below, and in the weeks leading up to the festival we’ll be running featurettes on individual titles. We can’t wait to see you there!
This Beautiful Fantastic (92 Minutes) Comedy
A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.
Jasper Jones (103 minutes) Family
Jasper Jones is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14.
A Cat in Paris (62 Minutes) Family
A family-oriented animated movie about a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar’s aide.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (102 Minutes) NZ
In this unmissable modern Kiwi classic a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Paper Planes (93 Minutes) Family
An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Tracks (112 minutes) Biographical
The tale of a young woman’s treks across the deserts of West Australia with four camels.
Charade (1h 53min) Classic
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau star in this classic Hollywood romantic spy thriller.