In the increasing public discourse on mental health, Leanne Pooley’s inspiring and fearless documentary tracks an extraordinary young woman’s journey from suicide survivor to advocate for those struggling. The fact it leaves you hopeful and with tangible advice makes it vital viewing.
The Girl On the Bridge
New Zealand 2020 | 91 minutes | Censors rating: RP15 Deals with suicide, sexual abuse themes & self-harm references
Director: Leanne Pooley | With: Jazz Thornton
- Online Premiere: Sun 26 Jul, 7:00pm. Tickets on sale from 10 Jul.
- Online Rental:
Mon 27 Jul, 10:00am until Sat 1 Aug, 11:00pm. Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.
- In Cinema World Premiere:
Sat 25 Jul, 4:00pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland (Filmmaker Q&A)*
• In Cinema Screenings:
Sun 26 Jul, 2:15pm Monterey Cinemas Howick, Auckland*
Sun 26 Jul, 3:45pm SBS St James Theatre, Gore*
Sun 26 Jul, 4:10pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
Sun 26 Jul, 5:00pm Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sun 26 Jul, 6:00pm Lumière Cinemas, Christchurch*
Mon 27 Jul, 6:30pm Regent, Dunedin* (Filmmaker Q&A)
Wed 29 Jul, 6:00pm MTG Century Theatre, Hawke's Bay*
Wed 29 Jul, 6:15pm Bridgeway Cinemas, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 11:00am Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sat 1 Aug, 3:30pm Roxy Cinema, Wellington* (Filmmaker Q&A)
Sun 2 Aug, 2:00pm Rialto, Tauranga*
Mon 3 Aug, 6:10pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
* Tickets on sale from individual cinemas
About the Filmmaker:
Leanne Pooley has worked as a documentary filmmaker for 25 years. She was made a New Zealand Art Laureate in 2011. Selected filmography: We Need to Talk About A.i. (2020), 25 April (2015), Beyond the Edge (2013), the Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009).
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