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This week

Show Me Shorts

Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. Dome Room, Sunday, 6.30pm.

Peter Shaw

Fundraiser for Family Works Guardian Angels. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Monday, 4pm. Koha on entry.

Coming up

The Lazy-Fi Rock Show

Lazy Fifty and UNI-FI join forces to celebrate the release of their new albums with the Lazy-Fi Rock Show. Smash Palace, Friday, November 12, 8pm.

Michael Llewellyn

Dome Room, Saturday, November 13, 8pm. $13.00+bf from undertheradar.

Lake South

The Light You Throw album release tour. Smash Palace, Friday, November 19, 8pm.

Motel California

Dome Room, Saturday, November 20, 8.30pm. Presales from $30+bf from eventfinda or $30 cash sales from The Aviary.


A One Night Stand

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring members of The Comedy Hub from Manawatu. Evolution Theatre, Saturday, November 20, 7pm. Tickets $20 from KiwiTicket or $30 on the door.

Visual Arts

Weathered Beauty

Sarah Gordon's Weathered Beauty is an expression of rural thoughts and memories of two Manutūkē farms, and their family. Tairawhiti Museum until November 28.

We Can't Stop Now

Handmade prints by 31 past and present members of the Gisborne Printmakers Group celebrate 45 years of printmaking in the Lysnar House Studios. Tairawhiti Museum until December 5.

Year Of The Mask

Tupara Gallery will host an exhibition of paintings by Walter (Bub) Dewes (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) — from his collection named, Year Of The Mask. Tupara Gallery, 66 Gladstone Road. October 9–25.

Worlds of Wonder

Artist Julia Rae's self-portrait morphs into a character of dreams creating imagined worlds and illustrating ideas through photographic images. Tairawhiti Museum until November 21.

At the movies


The Last Duel

The wife of a French knight is viciously assaulted; she accuses a much-admired nobleman; he denies the charge; she insists it is true. Trial by combat is arranged. Big-name cast.


New Zealand film in which a self-destructive teenager (George Ferrier) comes home from boarding school to find his gin-soaked grandmother (Charlotte Rampling) has moved in. A battle of wills ensues. Written and directed by Matthew J. Saville.

Becoming Cousteau

National Geographic documentary on Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French undersea explorer who brought the oceans into the living room.

Andre Rieu's 2021 Summer Concert: Together Again

André Rieu brings together performers from all over the world in a global spectacular.


The French government has asked engineer Gustave Eiffel, to create something spectacular for the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris, but Eiffel is only interested in the city's subway project. His life is turned upside-down when the great lost love from his youth reappears. Their secret love affair will inspire him to change the face of Paris. In French, with subtitles.


In rural Iceland, a childless couple discover a strange and unnatural newborn in their sheep barn. They decide to raise her as their own, but sinister forces work to return the creature to the wilderness.

No Time to Die

James Bond, having left active service with MI6, is recruited by the CIA to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which leads to a showdown with a powerful adversary.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Now adults, Tim Templeton is a stay-at-home dad for two daughters, while his estranged brother Ted is a big-shot chief executive. They come together in an unexpected way when they take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours.

Ainbo: Amazon Princess

A young hero and her animal spirit guides — Dillo, a cute and funny armadillo, and Vaca, a goofy tapir — embark on a quest to save their home in the Amazon rainforest from loggers and miners.

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Humdinger, the biggest rival of the PAW Patrol, has become mayor of Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, so Ryder and the heroic pups kick into action.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Cinematic Universe offering that stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who — when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation — must confront the past.

Free Guy

A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) realises he is a background character in a video game that will soon go offline.


The Rose Maker

A French comedy film about a once-successful rose grower (Catherine Frot) on the verge of bankruptcy. She hires three workers with no horticultural skills and must train them to help save her business. In French with English subtitles.

Queen Bees

While her house undergoes repairs, a fiercely independent senior citizen moves into a nearby retirement community, where she meets lusty widows, cut-throat bridge tournaments and bullying “mean girls”.

The Ice Road

Liam Neeson plays a long-haul trucker hired to get a wellhead to a collapsed mine where 26 miners are trapped. With him is his brother, a war veteran with post-traumatic stress, and a young female driver whose brother is among those trapped.

Show Me Shorts

A selection of some of the best short films from around the world.

Lazy Fifty (pictured) and UNI-FI are joining forces to celebrate the release of their new albums with the Lazy-Fi Rock Show at Smash Palace on Friday, November 12, 8pm. Picture supplied