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The Last Resort Doco Set To Tour NZ Cinemas

CutCutCut: The Last Resort - NZ Feature Documentary Released At Selected Cinemas From Jan 25th


Video Trailer: The independently made feature documentary The Last Resort returns to selected cinemas around New Zealand for limited seasons beginning in Wellington on the 25th of January at the Paramount Theatre. The documentary focuses on a half-century old coastal campground at Opoutama, a place that is beloved by locals and visitors alike. One summer this most sacred piece of coastline was closed to make way for a multi-million dollar residential subdivision.

***Click here for the film makers' synopsis.***
***Click here for screening times and locations.***


The Last Resort is the second feature documentary from Wellington based filmmakers Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones - the two-person team that is CutCutCut.

The Last Resort premiered and screened in eight of the NZ International Film Festivals around the country in 2006, with additional screenings in Mahia, the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, and recently, the 2007 Nelson Summer Film festival. The film has also been invited to screen at The Great Hokianga Film Festival in June this year.

The Dominion Post named The Last Resort as essential viewing and included it in its top ten picks of 2006 and commented: "If you live in New Zealand... you owe it to yourself to see this film at least once." - Graeme Tuckett - Dominion Post/Radio New Zealand.

Synopsis:

The Last Resort - God defend our free land.


In a place they call 'Sleepy Hollow', a half-century old coastal campground - beloved by locals and visitors alike - is closed one summer to make way for a multi-million dollar residential subdivision.

As the campers are moved on - the locals move in, for a seven week-long occupation protesting their rightful claim to the land. Around the country real estate is booming, leaving developers and agents flush and first home buyers priced out of the market.

High country pastoral leases are sold off to wealthy foreigners wanting their own 'slice of paradise', whilst the South Island rivers die 'deaths by a thousand cuts'.

Trans-national corporations are ranked in an annual 'hall of shame' awards night, according to the degree to which they exploit New Zealanders.

An international breach of human rights law is perpetuated despite thousands marching on Parliament to prevent it.

Government legislation further loosening one of the world’s most liberal overseas investment regimes is pushed through bureaucratic process at lightning speed.

The founding constitutional document of this small settler nation is debated, discredited and disregarded.

This is 21st Century New Zealand where the land wars still rage and 'colonisation by corporation' leaves us tenants in our own home.

Reviews, previews & information available at: http://www.cutcutcut.com

Screening Times:

Wellington - Paramount Theatre
25th - 31st January 2007 - 1 Week Limited Season.
http://www.paramount.co.nz

Christchurch - Hollywood Cinema
Beginning Friday 9th February 2007 - Limited Season.
http://www.hollywoodcinema.co.nz

Dunedin - Academy Cinema
Beginning Friday 9th February 2007 - Limited Season.
http://www.theacademycinema.co.nz

Motueka - The Gecko Theatre
Beginning Thursday 15th February 2007 - Limited Season.
http://www.geckotheatre.co.nz

Martinborough - Circus Cinema
Beginning Friday 9th February 2007 - Limited Season.
http://www.circus.net.nz

Napier - Century Cinema
Beginning Thursday 8th March 2007 - Limited Season.
http://www.centurycinema.co.nz

Hokianga - The Great Hokianga Film Festival
1st - 4th June 2007 - Queens Birthday Weekend.

http://www.cutcutcut.com

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