Flying Broom Women's International Film Festival, Turkey

Flying Broom Women's International Film Festival, Turkey

My Year with Helen was invited to screen in the Flying Broom Women's International Film Festival in Turkey - in Ankara and in Istanbul. Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston will be at all screenings for Q&A, courtesy of NZ Embassy, Turkey.

All screenings are open to the public and and are free on a first-come-first-served basis,

May 14 2.30pm at Bilkent University, Ankara

May 15 6pm at Cankaya Municipality, Contemporary Art Center, Ankara

May 16 5pm at Mithat Alan Hall, Bosphorus University, Istanbul

May 17 2pm at Bilkent University, Ankara (film only, no Q&A)


Tokyo Screening May 22 at NZ Embassy

Tokyo Screening May 22 at NZ Embassy

The New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo is excited to host a screening of the movie My Year With Helen Movie on Tuesday 22 May, 7:30pm at the New Zealand Embassy.
The movie follows former NZ PM and UNDP administrator Helen Clark as she campaigns for UN Secretary General. Ms Clark will be at the screening and will host a Q&A with the audience afterwards. The film and Q&A will be in English only.

* This event is free and open to the general public.
* Attendance is limited to a maximum of 70 people on a first-come first-served basis.
* RSVP by Monday 14 May.
* Please send your RSVP emails titled "My Year With Helen" to
* Please also include your full name in the body of the email.
* RSVPs from Facebook will not be accepted.

Sydney for

Sydney for is hosting Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston for a Q&A following a special one-off screening at Event Cinemas George St, Sydney on March 22.

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Wellington for International Women's Day

Wellington for International Women's Day

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.

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Athena Film Festival NYC     Feb 23 2018

Athena Film Festival NYC Feb 23 2018

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.

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Genesis London One-Off Screening

Genesis London One-Off Screening

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.

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UNA_UK special screening London

UNA_UK special screening London

UNA_UK is hosting a special screening of My Year With Helen in London on November 27. Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston will be VIP guests and there will be a Q&A with them afterwards.

Details are here

Rarotonga Benefit Screening

Rarotonga Benefit Screening

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

San Francisco Special Screening

San Francisco Special Screening

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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Host your own screening

Host your own screening

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

Canberra Film Festival

Canberra Film Festival

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

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Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival

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

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NZ General release

NZ General release

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

Deluxe Opotiki

Anzac Dargaville - Tuesday only.


August 31 onwards:

Rialto Newmarket
Bridgeway Cinemas
Monterey Howick
Waiheke Island Cinema
Berkeley Mission Bay
Victoria Devonport

Lighthouse Petone
Lighthouse Cuba St

Alice Cinemateque

Deluxe Cinemas

Rialto Dunedin

State Cinemas Nelson
Thames Multiplex
Regent Hokitika
Rialto Tauranga
Tivoli Cambridge
State Motueka
Circus Martinborough
Cinema Paradiso Wanaka
Shoreline Waikanae
Dorothy Browns Arrowtown
Focal Point Feilding
Focal Point Hastings

Event Blenheim - Top Town Cinema


Event Havelock North

Event Palmerston North
Event New Plymouth

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 Albany
Event St. Lukes
Event Westgate
Event Westcity
Event Manukau
Event Chartwell
Event Coastlands
Event Blenheim - Top Town Cinema
Event Havelock North
Event Palmerston North
Event New Plymouth
Event Whangarei
Event Tauranga
Event Mount Maunganui

From September 7:
Globe Napier
Lido Hamilton
Cathay Kerikeri
Movie Max Digital Timaru
Basement Rotorua
 Hawkins Papakura

Odeon Gisborne

Academy Auckland

September 10:
Anzac Cinema Dargaville - special screening with Gaylene Preston Q&A

From September 14:
Regent Pahiatua
Deluxe Opotiki
Clyde Cinema
Anzac Cinema Dargaville
Village Takaka

September 20:
Embassy Theatre, Wellington - Dress for Success Fundraiser

From September 21:
Regent Masterton
Event Coastlands

New Zealand International Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival

“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



Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

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