My Year With Helen (Opening Night)
Thursday 26 October @ 8.15pm | Arc Cinema| $16/13
2017 | CTC | 93 mins| New Zealand| D: Gaylene Preston
A gutsy, witty and impassioned film about glass ceilings and the bid by Helen Clark, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, to secure the position of Secretary-General of the UN. Clark was positioned well for the race – she had been Administrator of the UN Development Programme since 2009. Her forthright manner and determination are vividly captured by Gaylene Preston, one of the key figures in NZ cinema (both feature drama and documentary). Preston’s presence is always felt – it is her year with Helen – and she is the perfect participant-observer, both provocative and empathetic. “What Preston actually captures, (as well as) an intimate diary of Clark's moods, dreams and desires, is the fact the UN is in crisis.” – Darren Bevan, Newsroom.
MY YEAR WITH HELEN - TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/229523634
Preceded by RAINBOW DANCE (4 mins)