Plastic Surgeons - Thursday 30 May - 6:30pm - $10
Keith and Faith Martin work together to painstakingly reconstruct people's precious dolls and toys. Sharing the stories of decades repairing toys, restoring victims of age, repairing casualties of dog attack, or simply renewing a lifetime of love given to a doll.
From broken plastic to renewed memories, this is a fascinating glimpse into the once ubiquitous industry of Doll's Hospitals in New Zealand. This tale also raises the question of a sustainable future where repairing rather than replacing, what is often considered frivolous by society, i.e. children's toys, could again return - or maybe one day disappear forever.
** World premiere screening followed by Q&A from Keith Martin **
2019 | DIR Kevin Double | Exempt | 33 mins | $10
This film will also screen with another preceding short film, which will be listed here soon.
Note screenings can, and do, fill up. So please reserve seats so you don't miss your chance to see this film with a Thoughtful Thursday audience. It is free to reserve seats, and of course we also understand that life sometimes happens and you cannot make it. In this case there is no charge, but we will release your reservations at 6:25pm, or earlier if you let us know.
Instructions for online reservations or purchasing:
Change the Quantity and Seating Row preference, then click Add to Cart. You can continue shopping for more tickets, or just click the Check out button to complete your order, this maybe at the top or bottom of your screen.
Your tickets will be confirmed by email - please call (06) 2813474 if this fails to come through within a few minutes or if you would like help with the process.
Premiere screening in Whanganui with Q&A from the Doll Doctor himself
Keith and Faith will be attending the screening, and Keith has gracefully agreed to provide a question and answer session after the screening.
So bring yourself, your memories, and a treasured toy* if you like - this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
*Toys will be limited to lap on floor seating, unless you buy a ticket for them - in which case they are exceptionally special!
Classification for New Zealand audiences
Enjoy a pre-screen dinner at The Blend
You can now make your evening extra special, with a pre-screening meal at The Blend Cafe & Fusion Restaurant, which is just around the corner on Victoria Avenue. Show them your online ticket or reservation number and you'll receive a generous 10% discount off your bill.
Offer includes takeaway drinks and available snacks, which you're welcome to consume up at Confluence if you're running close to 6:30pm.