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playing at rialto and select cinemas

9 march 2017

UPCOMING Event

Thank you everyone who attended  the red carpet premiere for West of Eden, it was a truly magical night. If you missed the premiere  and the film talk you can still see the movie at Rialto Cinema Newmarket and select regional cinemas.      

New Zealand feature film by Alastair Riddell.

Forbidden love.  Bitter revenge.  A family torn apart.

This is the story of Billy and Tom, two young men who fall in love in 1960's rural New Zealand.  They believe in honesty and truth, but neither will be accepted by society if they stay true to themselves.  A tinderbox of deceit and malice emerges as Billy discovers that he is not the only one fighting his desires and hiding his demons.

Inspired by a true story, West of Eden is a beautiful film, sumptuously wrapped in nostalgia and bristling with drama.  Step back in time and become immersed in the passion and tension of a forbidden love.

West of Eden will be released at Rialto and select cinemas from 9 March 2017.

 

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PAUL HARTIGAN  - renowned NZ artists - (https://www.internationalartcentre.co.nz/gallery/Hartigan/Paul/)

 

Vanessa & Alastair,

I went to see this film last night, with no knowledge of it at all, just a feeling that it could be good, mostly based on the film's poster and my gut intuition (more often right than not). How right I was, an outstanding film in all respects, a knotty festering drama full of portentous events unfolding spookily like a NZ bush waterfall. Gripping and engaging, an excellent script with well developed characters who you cared about or desperately wanted to throttle. I liked the way it was art directed, directed and acted, it didn't suffer the inevitable 'made in New Zealand' syndrome that affects so much New Zealand cinema to the point of disappointing cliche. I also liked the way the period cars were chosen and featured in the film, cars often grate with irrelevant context or are 'too shiny' given the script. Congratulations to all involved.

Ps the music score was excellent, sensitively supporting and integrated into the core of the film. Great title too. Giant and East of Eden are of course, embedded in our conscienceless, but West of Eden is a completely original film. - it shines. 



Best regards
Paul Hartigan

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our night of
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Vanessa and Alastair Riddell at The Vic celebrating their premier of West of Eden  in 2017

Vanessa and Alastair Riddell at The Vic celebrating their premier of West of Eden  in 2017

Kieran Foster, Brighde Riddell, Luke Thompson

Kieran Foster, Brighde Riddell, Luke Thompson

Liam Fennell, Peter Ford

Liam Fennell, Peter Ford

Thank you everyone who came to our premiere. This was a very special evening celebrated with glamour and style at the elegant Vic theatre in Devonport.

Our lovely guests were able to mix and mingle with our wonderful cast and crew before sitting back and enjoying the first ever screening of West of Eden.

Kieran Foster and Luke Thompson

Kieran Foster and Luke Thompson

West of Eden

Lead actors: Kieran Foster and Luke Thompson enjoying the celebrations. Before the screening cast and crew, celebrities, the Pride Festival and the public mingled over a glass of bubbly.   

Premiere for West of Eden at The Vic. 

Premiere for West of Eden at The Vic. 

 

Celebrating in style

A fabulous crowd spilling out onto the footpath. Thank you to the Jowett Club for the classic cars parked outside the theatre, their presence added a touch of nostalgia and class to the evening. 

Victoria Picture Palace & Theatre in Davenport

Victoria Picture Palace & Theatre in Davenport

The Vic Cinema

48-56 Victoria Rd
Devonport
Auckland 0624
(09) 446 0100

Graham, Alastair riddell, Vanessa Riddell, Colin Mathura -Jeffree

Graham, Alastair riddell, Vanessa Riddell, Colin Mathura -Jeffree

Richard Burton, Vanessa Riddell, Anne Batley-Burton, Alastair Riddell

Richard Burton, Vanessa Riddell, Anne Batley-Burton, Alastair Riddell

Dean Carruthers, Pete Hansen

Dean Carruthers, Pete Hansen