Events at Paramount Cinema


New Zealand School of Dance presents
Ballet 422
Tuesday 7th July, 7.15pm
See this film on the big screen for the first time in New Zealand and meet special guests from the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. With unprecedented access to an elite world, Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet.
This is a fundraiser towards the School's 50th Anniversary events in 2017. Guests from the Royal New Zealand Ballet will be there to meet and mingle with the audience.
Tickets: $25 general admission
Book here:
Monday 6 July 6.15pm

THE SERVANT (Joseph Losey, UK 1963) M

Losey’s relentless dusting of the ruling vs. the grueling classes began a partnership with playwright Harold Pinter that continued through two more exacting entries, Accident and The Go-Between. In this dramatic drubbing, a beguiling Dirk Bogarde plays a conniving Jeeves to a newly posted member of the idle class, Tony (James Fox), who has visions of grand projects but can barely boil water for tea. When Barrett (Bogarde) brings in his sultry “sister” (Sarah Miles at her impish best) to be the maid, all is unmade, including the beds. Tony’s tony townhouse is the claustrophobic battlefield in the eroding power relationship between man and manservant. Losey uses the interior space like a suffocating replica of dear England, stopping every so often to refract the action through a distorting mirror hung hideously in a hallway. All the while, the house itself seems to decompose as its foppish owner succumbs to his own exhausted spirit. No butler to the bourgeoisie, Harold Pinter provides pointed dialogue that wipes clean every surface like a class disinfectant. - Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive.


Next Screening Sunday 19 July