MR. WRONG | New Zealand | 1984 | 88 minutes | Dir: Gaylene Preston | M
Mr Wrong is about Meg, a country girl who has just moved to the city and whose new car is making some strange and spooky noises…
The screenplay is based on a story by English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard. The film explores alternative reactions to fear and their consequences, as well as the unhappiness caused by the fantasy girls grow up with of ‘Mr Right’.
Mr Wrong has recently been championed by cult cinema connoisseur Quentin Tarantino, who remarked, “I loved the woman [Helen Bolton] who was the lead in it… she would never be the lead in the American version of that movie. And there was something so authentic about seeing her trapped into this supernatural story.”
A beautifully crafted film combining dark humour with a uniquely New Zealand naturalism and notes of the Victorian Gothic, Mr Wrong is a must-see on the big screen. Don’t miss the opportunity to rediscover this cult classic!
Gaylene Preston is Stranger With My Face’s featured retrospective filmmaker in 2017 and will appear in person for a Q&A after this screening, interviewed by Deb Verhoeven.
Deb Verhoven will give a talk on the cinema of Gaylene Preston as part of the Mary Shelley Symposium on Saturday 6 May at 11:00 am. Preston’s later film, Perfect Strangers (2003), starring Sam Neill and Rachael Blake, screens on 6 May at 10:00 pm.
TICKETS: $18 Full / $16 Concession
Tickets available ONLINE
Friday 5 May 2017 @ 8:00pm