“I’d never share a rope with him” is about as damning a comment as anyone can make about a fellow mountaineer. Sir Edmund Hillary’s words about Earle Riddiford in his last autobiography set the uneasy tone of this nuanced documentary by Earle’s son Richard Riddiford.
New Zealand 2020 | 92 minutes | Censors rating: Documentary film exempt from NZ Classification labelling requirements
Director/Producer/Screenplay/Photography/Editor: Richard Riddiford | With: Anna Riddiford, Tom Scott
- Online Premiere:
Sun 2 Aug, 4:00pm. Tickets on sale from 10 Jul.
- Online Rental:
Mon 3 Aug, 10:00am until Sat 8 Aug, 11:00pm. Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.
- In Cinema Screenings:
Fri 31 Jul, 6:30pm Bridgeway Cinemas, Auckland* (Filmmaker Q&A)
Sat 1 Aug, 11:00am The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 1:30pm Roxy Cinema, Wellington*
Sat 1 Aug, 3:00pm Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch*
Sat 1 Aug, 7:45pm Monterey Cinemas Howick, Auckland* (Filmmaker Q&A)
Sun 2 Aug, 11:00am Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sun 2 Aug, 1:45pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland* (Filmmaker Q&A)
Sun 2 Aug, 1:45pm Regent, Dunedin*
Sun 2 Aug, 3:45pm SBS St James Theatre, Gore*
Mon 3 Aug, 11:00am Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sat 8 Aug, 11:00am The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
* Tickets on sale from individual cinemas
About the Filmmaker:
Richard Riddiford is a director and producer based in Auckland. His documentaries span finance, politics, history and the arts, notably The Temptation of Rossano Fan, which premiered at the festival in 2011. He has also directed the feature films Arriving Tuesday (1986) and Zilch! (1989).
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