Paradiso Lenten Film Festival 2015

darkhorseposterCommencing Thursday 19 February 2015 7pm to 9:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral presents Paradiso at the Cathedral 2015, a film festival hosted throughout Lent by Bishop Greg Thompson.

The first instalment kicks off  with a screening of The Dark Horse (2014), a New Zealand film by James Napier Robertson based on the true story of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini. The film follows his journey as he searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities, finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

During the traditional forty days of Lent, Novocastrians will have the opportunity to attend a film festival with a difference. Christ Church Cathedral will be the dramatic backdrop for the screening of a series of international films, providing a space to explore the universal themes of love, redemption and hope. More information…