As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. Directed by Andrew Adamson ("Shrek", "The Chronicles of Narnia"). With exclusive post-screening Q&A session with executive producer Tim Coddington.
14 March 2015 (Saturday), 3:30pm
Admission for SFS members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating. Our booth will open from 3:00 - 3:30pm at the venue.
*With exclusive post-screening Q&A session with executive producer Tim Coddington.
MR. PIP Dir. Andrew Adamson 2013 | Australia/New Zealand | Drama/War | In English| 116min | PG13 (Some Violence)
Synopsis: Adapted by Andrew Adamson from the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones, Mr. Pip is the story of how Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), a teacher on the war-torn island of Bougainville, helps a young girl survive the violence of her daily life through the power of imagination. Mr. Watts reads from his favourite book, “Great Expectations”, and 14-year-old Matilda (Xzannjah), is transported into the Victorian world, finding inspiration, friendship and hope when her real life is filled with harsh uncertainty and danger.
Bio of guest speaker:Tim Coddington has over 30 years experience in the industry. Starting as assistant director and first assistant director on many titles including Kubrick’s "Full Metal Jacket", Tim went on to establish a number of award-winning film and TV production companies including Silverscreen Productions Ltd (Wellington, NZ), Rolling Films Ltd (Auckland, NZ) and Port Productions NZ – a production house for the specialty commercials of Clemenger BBDO.
Tim began producing and line producing feature films and was New Zealand line producer on the Chronicles of Narnia series; "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2004/5, and "Prince Caspian" (2006/7).
Since then he has been co-producer on other big budget films such as "Bridge to Terabithia" (Disney, 2006) and "Yogi Bear 3D" (Warner Bros, 2009/10).
His latest co-producer titles include "The Emperor" (Dir. Peter Webber) and Andrew Adamson’s adaptation of Jones’ "Mr Pip" (Executive Producer).