Winter at Westbeth is now screening across New Zealand! More cinemas have just been added.

AKL | Academy Cinemas, Bridgeway Cinema, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Monterey Cinemas
WEL | Penthouse Cinema and Cafe, Wellington, Shoreline Cinema Waikanae, Light House Cinema Petone
CHCH | Academy Gold Cinema
DUN | Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
REG | Dome Bar and Cinema, Focal Point Cinema Coffee and Wine Bar, GECKO THEATRE, Rubys Cinema, Cinema Cafe, Akaroa, Nz, The Wall and Basement Cinema Rotorua.



New Zealand release on April 27

WINTER AT WESTBETH will be released on April 27th at cinemas around New Zealand, distributed by Vendetta Films.

Confirmed locations (with more to come):
AKL | Academy Cinemas, Bridgeway Cinema, Rialto Cinemas, Monterey Cinemas
WEL | Penthouse Cinema and Cafe, Wellington, Shoreline CinemaWaikanae
CHCH | Academy Gold Cinema
DUN | Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
REG | Dome Bar and Cinema, Focal Point Cinema Coffee and Wine Bar, GECKO THEATRE, The Wall and Basement Cinema Rotorua



Winter at Westbeth will have its Australian television premiere on the ABC, this Sunday March 12th at 10.00PM. Director Rohan Spong (@rohanspong) will be on twitter from 10.00PM EST to answer your questions, using the #winteratwestbeth hashtag.

February and March screenings

Winter at Westbeth will be screening as part of the European documentary film festival ZAGREB DOX in Croatia on February 28th.  For more information visit:

Winter at Westbeth will also screen as part of the Salem Film Festival on Sunday March 5th at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Ilsa Gilbert will be in attendance at this screening. 

Winter at Westbeth is also headed to coastal NSW as part of Mid North Coast Creative Aging Festival on March 9th! It screens at the Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour and as part of The Big Chat about Creative Ageing at Glasshouse Arts Centre, Port Macquarie.
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Also on March 9th, the film will be screened as part of Hawaiian Film Festival’s monthly screenings at Ward Village Courtyard outdoor cinema, Honolulu. Details for that screening are at Event Brite.


In Australian cinemas early Feb!

WINTER AT WESTBETH opens at cinemas around Australia for a strictly limited season!

***JUST ADDED*** FROM FEB 4  QLD New Farm Brisbane Book HERE

FROM FEB 7 – VIC Cinema Nova  Book tickets to Feb 7 session HERE.

FEB 8 & 12 –  NSW Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Castle Hill, Cronulla | SA Event Cinemas Marion | QLD Event Cinemas Maroochydore, Robina, Chermside, Loganholme | WA Event Cinemas Innalo0  Book tickets for Feb 8 and 12 sessions HERE.

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Washington D.C. screening

Ilsa Gilbert, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Director Rohan Spong and still photographer Duncan Hewitt travelled to Washington D.C. to introduce a screening of the film at the Library of Congress.

The event was hosted by LC Globe and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders).

Photographs by Duncan Hewitt / ta-DAH! photo

DOC NYC Special Jury Mention

DOCNYCHEADER_image.jpgWINTER AT WESTBETH has received a SPECIAL JURY MENTION from DOC NYC after the film’s international premiere earlier this week. The film screened twice to enthusiastic crowds at IFC Center. Director Rohan Spong flew in to attend the screening alongside some of the participants – Ilsa Gilbert, Edith Stephen, Earl Mosley and Mimi Stern-Wolfe.

For a full list of award winners, visit DOC NYC’s website.

Photos by Duncan Hewitt / ta-DAH! Photo


Library of Congress screening

After its international premiere at DOCNYC this week in New York City, WINTER AT WESTBETH will next be seen at the US Library of Congress.

This Washington D.C. screening will be presented by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and LC Globe, Tuesday Nov 22nd 12.30PM at the Pickford Theater (James Baldwin Building), Library of Congress.

Director Rohan Spong and poet Ilsa Gilbert (pictured) will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session.

This is a free event. For further more information visit:

The Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham collections are both housed at the Library of Congress.

DOC NYC festival selection

docnyc16-tagline-official-selection-blackWINTER AT WESTBETH is to have its international premiere at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the US.

The film will screen in competition as part of the ‘Metropolis’ program, which screens films about New York City.

Director Rohan Spong is expected to attend the screenings which will occur on the 16th and 17th of November at IFC Center.

Tickets can be purchased to the two screenings HERE.