Catherine Deneueve in Belle Du Jour. Photo / Supplied.

Film Classics, Flea Markets & More Fun Things For The Weekend

Catch surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel's last showing at the Academy and welcome the return of Central Flea Market

Watch Luis Bunuel classics

This weekend is the last run of the ‘Cinema of Luis Bunuel’ film series at Academy Cinemas. The Spanish-Mexican filmmaker is noted as a leading figure in the surrealist movement, and his films cover multiple genres including comedy, adventure and religion with underlying erotic and experimental tilts. This weekend’s final showings include fashion favourites Belle De Jour (1967) featuring Catherine Deneuve; and The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie. Don’t miss its final run this weekend. Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland.

WATCH: Trailer for The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972).

Read Golriz Gharaman’s new book Know Your Place

When she was just nine, Golriz Ghahraman and her parents were forced to flee their home in Iran. After a terrifying and uncertain journey, they landed in Auckland where they were able to seek asylum and - ultimately - create a new life. She has now written a book, Know Your Place, about growing up in New Zealand, her work as a human rights lawyer, her United Nations missions and how, representing the Green Party, she became the first refugee elected to New Zealand Parliament. Golriz shares her thoughts on how fashion and beauty has helped shape her identity.

Golriz Ghahraman's new book is out now. Photos / Garth Badger, supplied.

Know Your Place, $40, is published by HarperCollins Publishers NZ.

Pick up a vintage treasure

The popular Central Flea Market in Balmoral returns this Sunday 21 June between 8am-3pm. Located conveniently next door to local vintage icon Junk & Disorderly, Central Flea features a diverse mix of vintage and antique dealers, plus a variety of food trucks and live music. Central Flea Market, Sunday 21 June 8am-3pm. 170 Balmoral Road.

Book a bottomless long lunch

Pilkingtons is re-launching its Bottomless Long Lunch for winter and  is partnering with Graham Norton Prosecco. On every Sat, with 2.5-hour sittings at 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm, the long lunch includes  a shared loaf with salted garlic butter and olive oil for the table; your choice of a main from new lunch options; and bottomless Graham Norton prosecco, NZ Still vodka cocktail or house tap beer. Tickets are $65 per person via EventfindaPilkingtons, 41 Shortland Street.

Pilkingtons. Photo / Babiche Martens.

Enjoy a drive-in movie at Motat

Drive-in cinema experiences are providing plenty of people with safe social distancing fun, and the latest at Motat begins this weekend. Enjoy food trucks serving fries and popcorn and a movie on the largest outdoor drive-in screen in the country – all from the comfort of your car. At just $30 per car, it’s a great option for those wanting an affordable night out with friends, families, and date nights. Book now as tickets are limited. This weekend schedule includes What We Do in the Shadows (R13) and Hairspray (2007, PG). For a full movie, schedule visit Every Friday and Saturday until August 1.

Tune Into The Writers Festival Winter Series Episode 8

As part of the Writers Festival’s weekly live discussions, this weekend's 8th episode features Nigerian US-based journalist, poet, and author Helon Habila, and local writers Philippa Swan and Freya Daly Sadgrove. Running live once a week until the end of July, this new format allows writers including at least two from the 2020 programme to converse with series host Paula Morris, read from their work and answer audience questions. Each episode is streaming live and free-to-view on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels, and will then be uploaded to its website. The Auckland Writers Festival Winter Series Episode 8 with Helon Habila, Philippa Swan, and Freya Daly Sadgrove is live streaming between 9-10 am Sunday 21 June.


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