Collaboration and process were front and centre at the fourth annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
At the BFI London Film Festival 2015: Jia Zhangke’s multi-generational Chinese epic, Mountains May Depart; the façade of progressivism in Flocking; AKIZ’s techno teen horror, Der Nachtmahr; and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, the untold story of South-East Asian rock ‘n’ roll.
An ambitious stage adaptation of Rohinton Mistry’s novel at TAPAC; a new round of Young and Hungry plays by Sam Brooks and Uther Dean.
The Eversons’ Mark Turner on migrating from Auckland to London and what to expect from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Stuck In New Zealand.
The controversial Danish play on Norwegian extremist Anders Breivik comes to Auckland’s Basement Theatre.
A speculation on Danny Boyle’s recently announced sequel to Trainspotting—an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno—and what it means for the film’s legacy.
Returning for a season at the Basement Theatre in September, Eamonn Marra’s Respite finds laughter and sadness through literary influence.
On the eve of this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist announcement, nominee Anna Smaill talks in-depth about her captivating debut novel, The Chimes.
Eli Kent and The PlayGround Collective’s highly accomplished play debuts in Auckland.
Jake Gyllenhaal on Everest, family, boxing, and Lou Bloom’s connection with Donnie Darko.
Silo Theatre’s daring production of David Greig’s award-winning play; Auckland Theatre Company team up with stage veterans George Henare, Ken Blackburn, and Ray Henwood.
Alex Mitcalfe Wilson charts the journey a book follows when it is published today, telling a story of creativity and commitment through the words of those who carry a text through each step of that path: writers, editors, designers, printers, binders, booksellers, and librarians.
SJD walks us through the creative process behind his latest and greatest album, Saint John Divine.
Sarah Cordery’s eloquent meditation on the Israel-Palestine conflict also speaks to a potentially unique—and exciting—way forward for New Zealand filmmaking.
An account of living and writing in residence at Orlando’s Jack Kerouac House.
Parting thoughts and reflections on the New Zealand International Film Festival from TIM WONG and DOUG DILLAMAN.
Previously at the Wellington Film Society: a short deconstruction of John Schlesinger’s British classic.
An interview with award-winning playwright Renee Liang, whose new creation is a fable of fishy sentience, ecology, and sashimi set in a Chinese restaurant.
Benjamin Henson’s masterful stage remix of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
A look back at the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s multifaceted career; plus, viewing notes from the Art Institute of Chicago.