october, 2023

Punch film screening Q&A with lead actor and director

ElectricPalace HastingsCompleted03oct7:30 pm9:30 pmPunch film screening Q&A with lead actor and directorJim is preparing for his first professional fight but rethinks his sexuality after tangling with a gay Maori boy in an old shack down by the beach. Lead actor Jordan Oosterhof and director Welby Ings will also join us live for a Zoom Q&A!Event Type Film


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Welby Ings investigates manhood, alcoholism and bullying in his acclaimed debut feature Punch. Seventeen year-old Jim (Jordan Oosterhof) is a small-town boxing hero who carries the hopes and dreams of his father Stan (Tim Roth, The Hateful Eight) on his shoulders.

But when he becomes aware of his strong attraction to Whetu (Conan Hayes), a feisty gay Maori teenager ostracised from the narrow-minded local community, Jim starts to see the limitations of his world, and understand what he and Whetu must do to break free.

New Zealand filmmaker Welby Ings’ powerful film is a beautifully shot and moving story about finding queer love and identity in the face of overwhelming odds.

We’re delighted that the film’s lead actor Jordan Oosterhof and  director, Welby Ings, will also join us for a live Zoom Q&A after the film!

“A film about the messiness of love” – Screen Daily

“Rocky meets Brokeback Mountain in this LGBTQ sports drama” – Kung-fu Kingdom

About Out on Tuesday screeningsPeccadillo Pictures written inside illustration of a cat

Out on Tuesday‘ is a series of regular  Tuesday screenings in partnership with Peccadillo  Pictures, which has brought ground-breaking LGBTQ stories to screens since 2000.

Join us on regular Tuesday evenings to celebrate the rich tapestry of LGBTQ experiences with bi-monthly films alongside conversations with filmmakers, producers, and industry experts as they share their inspirations.