Watch together here.
There was no other cinema quite like Confluence Cinema. Proudly bringing Whanganui audiences an exceptional choice of film screenings every week since 2018. Set up by filmmakers Kevin & Melita, Confluence Cinema specialised in thoughtful documentaries, fulfilling art-house movies, and fantastic world cinema films.
Young and old.
Some of our films included subtitles for non-English spoken content, and occasionally we would include subtitles for English language films to help enhance your viewing experience.
All films shown at Confluence complied with the New Zealand Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.
Gave your money.
We were delighted to work with local and national organisations, groups, not-for-profits, and charities, to bring together the three elements of:
Being a smaller boutique cinema we were able to do this without charging or needing a minimum seat sell figure. We simply donated the entire box office return as a fundraiser donation, just covering the cost of the licence (if any).
Why we did this?
Confluence Cinema operated to champion documentary and art-house film and therefore encourage critical thinking amongst our community who were our audience. It achieved this through providing cinematic audience viewing experiences in collaboration with filmmakers, and the wider world, to bring Whanganui some of the most engaging cinematic experiences every week.
Further direct community support was provided through fund raiser screenings and being open to suggestions for films from the general public.
Thoughtful Thursdays regularly collaborated with New Zealand filmmakers to show their films locally, and often hosted the director or crew at special screenings with audience Q&A sessions.