Past Event3 Apr 2021

JAMES & ISEY World Premiere

No longer available

The Civic


From the director of Kaikohe Demolition comes a Northland celebration of life and aroha like no other. 

Isey lives with her adult son James on their small farm in Kawakawa. They are descendants of Ngāti Manu – the Bird People. Isey is turning 100 in a week's time. In their unique relationship, James has devoted the last 20 years to looking after his mum and bringing the spirit world onboard to get her over 100. Northland filmmaker Florian Habicht follows the duo in their incredible week leading up to the big event. 

Both James and Isey and the stars from the film will be travelling from Kawakawa to attend the premiere, which screens on Isey's 102nd birthday! 

All are invited to attend the 4 pm pōwhiri at the entrance to The Civic.

For more information, visit

James & Isey - Official Trailer

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