Uproar M

A bespectacled Julian Dennison wearing a helmet and looking through an old handheld video camera in a still from the film Uproar, 2023.
20 July
Arc Cinema
Dir: Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett, M, New Zealand, 2023, 110mins, DCP,

New Zealand in 1981 is a rugby-obsessed country divided over the arrival of the South African Springboks team. In Dunedin, 17-year-old misfit Josh Waaka takes inspiration from nationwide protests and discovers his own voice through performance. Forced to take a stand for the first time in his life, Josh embraces his community and his Māori heritage, leading his family on a journey towards healing.

Starring Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) alongside Rhys Darby and Minnie Driver, Uproar is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about connection and finding your place in the world. 

‘…packs an emotional punch while remaining consistently funny.’ – Screen Rant

Closed Captions and Audio Description available



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