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'My Year with Helen' on iTunes & DVD in Time for Christmas

My Year with Helen on iTunes & DVD in Time for Christmas

Following its successful cinema release, Gaylene Preston’s inspirational documentary My Year with Helen will be available on iTunes and on DVD in-store and online in time for Christmas.

The film will be launched on iTunes in New Zealand from November 29.

The DVD will be released on December 13 through major retail stores (The Warehouse and JB Hi-Fi) and online retailer Mighty Ape is taking pre-orders now at

It will release on iTunes and other digital platforms in Australia on December 13.

The film is in demand from overseas groups and Helen Clark and Gaylene Preston are currently touring with it as star guests at special screenings in San Francisco, Palo Alto at the Google Campus, and in the UK at Cambridge University, the Brighton Film Festival and two sold-out screenings in London, among others. Last month, Preston was guest of honour at a screening in Rarotonga.

Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, My Year with Helen will be the perfect Christmas gift, even for those who have already seen it in cinemas, because the DVD contains three unseen featurettes as extra content.

My Year with Helen has screened in the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and New Zealand International Film Festivals and is currently receiving invitations to prestigious festivals elsewhere in the world. It was recently picked up by European sales agent Upside Distribution.

What the reviewers said:

4 stars "a moving, revealing, documentary " - Steve Newall,

4 stars: "Revealing a different side to our former prime minister, this is a fascinating story of feminism and politics" - Womans Day

4 stars: “an entertaining and enlightening watch” – James Croot, The Press

4 stars: "a fascinating analysis " – Francesca Rudkin, NZ Herald

4 stars: “a particular slant on the gender struggle . . . makes for a very engaging watch." – Kate Rodger, Newshub

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