Introducing the Rainbow Cinema presented by Rialto Channel - Viaduct Harbour

Introducing the Rainbow Cinema presented by Rialto Channel

RAINBOW CINEMA presented by Rialto Channel is a series of FREE film screenings exploring LGBTTQI+ related themes, hosted by Viaduct Harbour.

At 8pm each night from Wednesday 24th February – Sunday 28th February, we will be screening a critically-acclaimed, pride-inspired film for our RAINBOW CINEMA series curated by Rialto Channel.

Please note, films rated M may not be deemed suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Location: Upper Deck, Market Square, 103 Customs Street West. Maps link here
Dates: Wednesday 24th February – Sunday 28th February
Time: 8pm-10pm

This is a FREE event supporting OUTLine NZ — however, spaces are limited. Secure your bean bag or lounge chair spot via a donation to OUTLine NZ.

OUTLine is a rainbow-affirming support line providing free, confidential counselling and trans peer support services for all ages. Click here to read more about OUTLine.

Takeaway orders are encouraged from surrounding Viaduct Harbour eateries including Hello Beasty and O’Hagan’s — feel free to order yours to enjoy at the Rainbow Cinema.

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEB 8pm – Rafiki (2018, M) directed by Wanuri Kahiu
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The story of a romance that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures around LGBT rights in Kenya.
Winner – Best Film, 2019 Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Nominee – Queer Palm, 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Winner – Best Actress, 2018 Carthage Film Festival
Nominee – Black Reel, 2019 Black Reel Awards

THURSDAY 25TH FEB 8pm – Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent (2007, PG) directed by Olivier Meyrou
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The last few years of genius at the helm of his self-made fashion behemoth, before his exit from the house in 2002.

FRIDAY 26TH FEB 8pm – Halston (2019, M) directed by Frédéric Tcheng
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Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era.
Nominee – Video Source Award, 2019 International Documentary Association
Nominee – Best Documentary Feature, 2019 Sarasota Film Festival

SATURDAY 27TH FEB 8pm – Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, M) directed by Céline Sciamma
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In 1770 the young daughter of a French countess develops a mutual attraction to the female artist commissioned to paint her wedding portrait.
Nominee – Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, 2020 Golden Globes
Winner – Best Screenplay, 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Winner – Queer Palm, 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Winner – Best Film Not in the English Language, 2020 BAFTA Awards

SUNDAY 27TH FEB 8pm – Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic (2018, M) directed by Yann L’Henoret
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Go behind the scenes of the fashion innovator’s most outrageous project yet ‘Fashion Freak Show’.