Helen Clark will be at the post-screening Q&A for inspirational chat and stories behind the filming. Demand.Film is proud to present MY YEAR WITH HELEN at Readings Courtenay Central cinema on Wednesday March 7 at 6pm.
Gaylene and Helen will be present at the prestigious Athena Film Festival in New York City on February 23. This will be the International Premiere.
Athena Film Festival is held at Barnard College, known as the stellar liberal arts college for women, it focuses on films celebrating women and leadership.
Due to popular demand there is a one-off screening of My Year With Helen, the inside story of former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark's bid for United Nations Secretary General.
Details: Tuesday 12 December 6:30pm at Genesis Cinema in London.
There is a screening in Rarotonga to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. Gaylene Preston will attend for Q&A afterwards.
At Empire Cinema on Tuesday October 17 at 7pm
My Year With Helen will screen in San Francisco on November 16, 6pm at The Delancey Screening Room, hosted by Sian Simpson and Kiwi Landing Pad. Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston will be there for Q&A afterwards.
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We have received several requests for special screenings of MY YEAR WITH HELEN and now that the theatrical run is almost complete, we can announce that the film is now with an online distribution system called DemandFilm. This means if you are a motivated organiser with great networks of people who would love this film who may have missed its Film Festival and general release screenings, or who want to see it again, you can host your own screening!
Available in New Zealand and Australia only.
For full details and how to apply click here on the DemandFilm website
My Year With Helen selected as the Opening Night film at Canberra International Film Festival on October 26. Canberra also playing Gaylene Preston's WW2 love story Home By Christmas and Gaylene will be a guest of the festival to appear in Q&As and panel discussions.
Venue: National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra
Dates: My Year With Helen Thurs Oct 26, 8.15pm. Home By Christmas Fri Oct 27 6pm
My Year With Helen is selected for Competition at Adelaide Film Festival
Inside the corridors of global power.
Will the United Nations ever wake up and appoint a female Secretary-General? That’s the question viewers will ask after watching this documentary about the highly impressive, but ultimately unsuccessful, 2016 bid by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to land the U.N.’s top job. Ace Kiwi filmmaker Gaylene Preston (Home by Christmas) follows the eminently qualified (and wonderfully candid) Clark through the male-dominated inner workings of the U.N. and emerges with an inspiring portrait of a dedicated, no-nonsense woman who won everything except the vote.
Sat Oct 7 6pm GU Film House
Sun Oct 15 4pm Palace Nova
Keep an eye out for the general release of the film in selected cinemas across New Zealand from August 31, as well as some special one-off fundraiser screenings. This list will continue to be updated as more cinemas come on board.
For the week of Oct 12-18, these cinemas are running the following sessions:
Rialto Newmarket - TUESDAY only
Academy Auckland - WEDNESDAY only ($5 Wednesday!)
Lighthouse Petone - Wednesday only
Regent Hokitika - Wednesday only
Anzac Dargaville - Tuesday only.
August 31 onwards:
State Cinemas Nelson
Cinema Paradiso Wanaka
Dorothy Browns Arrowtown
Focal Point Feilding
Focal Point Hastings
The following Event Cinemas will play the film in their ‘Seniors Morning Tea’ sessions on September 4 and 6 (but all ages are welcome!)
Event St. Lukes
Event Blenheim - Top Town Cinema
Event Havelock North
Event Palmerston North
Event New Plymouth
Event Mount Maunganui
Anzac Cinema Dargaville - special screening with Gaylene Preston Q&A
Embassy Theatre, Wellington - Dress for Success Fundraiser
“Gaylene Preston’s My Year with Helen delivers a fascinating portrait of Helen Clark on a mission – and a laconic account of the exasperating circumstances wherein she hit the ceiling at the United Nations.”
- Bill Gosden, NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival will give New Zealand audiences their first opportunity to see this landmark documentary about one of our most influential leaders. Click below to purchase tickets:
Sunday 20th August, Movie Max Digital Cinemas, 2.45pm
Sunday 20th August, Regent Dunedin, 1.00pm
Monday 21st August, Regent Dunedin, 10.30am
Sunday 23rd July, The Civic Theatre, 1.00pm
Tuesday 25th July, The Civic Theatre, 11.00am
July 30th, Embassy Theatre, 3.00pm
August 1st, Embassy Theatre, 1.00pm
Sunday 6th August, Isaac Theatre Royal, 1.15pm
Tuesday 8th August, Isaac Theatre Royal, 1.00pm
Wednesday 9th August, Suter Cinema, 8.00pm
Tuesday 15th August, Suter Cinema, 12.00pm
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August 13th, Hoyts Melbourne Central, 6.45pm
August 15th, Kino Cinema, 6.30pm
The Sydney Festival will host the Special Presentation premiere screening of MY YEAR WITH HELEN on Saturday, 10th June 2017. After the screening, the festival will be hosting an In Conversation session with Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston.
The Sydney Film Festival screenings are as follows (click on the below links for further information and tickets):
Saturday 10th June, State Theatre, 4.20pm - For the gala screening and Q&A
Sunday 11th June, Dendy Opera Quays Cinema, 5.30pm