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Auckland Gay Film Night - The Green

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  • Thu 17 Nov ’11, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Rialto Cinema, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Student: $15.00
  • Senior citizens: $10.00


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Directed by: Steven Williford
Starring: Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Jason Butler Harner, Julia Ormond

“A gripping emotional journey that will keep you guessing until the very end.” – Outfest

Called “a smart and sophisticated film about life in a post-marriage-equality world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and “Engrossing” by Variety, The Green tells the story of a teacher at a Connecticut private high school, who thinks he can live a simple, harmonious domestic existence with his partner Daniel, a locavore caterer.

Seemingly more concerned with the minutiae of suburban life than he is about challenging the bias he experiences in the provincial, recession-weary Yankee bastion, Michael adheres to an unspoken survival code: Don’t speak up, don’t make trouble.

But Michael’s world is turned upside-down when he is accused of engaging in “inappropriate behaviour” with a male student, who runs away from home leaving behind his financially-strapped mother and her mercenary boyfriend to capitalise on the school’s culpability in the alleged affair.

With his job, relationship, and freedom in jeopardy, Michael must confront the suspicions of his co-workers, the latent homophobia of his friends and neighbours, and Daniel’s doubts about his partner’s innocence after the investigation reveals a secret from his past.

With spot prizes from: Urge Bar, Caluzzi, Somus Massage, Get It On! and the Mental Health Foundation

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