SkyCity Theatre

78 Victoria Street West
Auckland 1010
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Due to popular demand, Auckland will host four screenings at SkyCity Theatre this year.

Tickets: $19 NZAC members ■ $29 Non-members ■ $48 for 2 screenings.



RED PROGRAMME – 1st half


Ace and the Desert Dog

(2015, USA, 9 min)

Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media


Classification:       General

Film Synopsis: For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

Ace and the Desert Dog 18 credit Forest Woodward

The Accord

(2016, Iceland, 19 min)

Filmmaker:  RC Cone


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

The Accord 12 credit Elli Thor Magnusson

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)

(2016, USA, 46 min)

Filmmaker:  Nicholas Edwards


Classification:  PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

Film Synopsis: The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting.  This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.

Sea Gypsies 13 credit Sea Gypsies

RED PROGRAMME – 2nd half

Tight Loose: The Tordrillos Foot-Powered Mission

(2016, USA, 9 min)

Filmmaker:  Teton Gravity Research


Classification:   General

Film Synopsis:

Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, and Griffin Post flew deep into the Tordrillo Mountains for a month-long winter camping trip in the Alaskan wilderness. Their goal: to climb and ski massive spine lines.

TightLoose 07 credit Teton Gravity Research


(2016, Canada, 28 min)

Filmmaker:  Kelly Milner


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Near a sacred mountain in the Yukon, an Indigenous community transforms itself into a world-class mountain biking destination through the hard work of their young trail crews.

SHIFT 08 credit Derek Crowe


(2016, USA, 15 min)

Filmmaker:  Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski


Classification:  PG – Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.


Give Me Five

(2016, France, 11 min)

Filmmaker:   Arnaud Longobardi

Website:    www.

Classification:  General

Film Synopsis:
Join a madcap group of French free-falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix Valley.

Give Me Five


Main photo copyright © 2015 Fabian Kluhs. Please note film programme will vary from city to city.