Ample inspiration, burning questions, and a few stark reminders at the second annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
One Lonely Goat tackle Patrick Marber’s flawless play.
New Zealand’s inspirational Savage on Samoan humour, ‘Swing’, his deadbeat dad’s death, and dissing Wiz Khalifa.
In this ‘b-side’ with Savage, the New Zealand rapper discusses his collaborations and influences.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, it was a banner year for auteurs and their cinephile constituency.
Roy Ward plays Quentin Crisp in Tim Fountain’s play.
Heavyweight themes, vanity and pretence, escapes from escapism—just another year at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
A conversation with writer-director Toa Fraser, whose latest project, a film version of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s acclaimed Giselle, heads to the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Keynote speaker at Auckland’s Big Screen Symposium, writer and director Guillermo Arriaga shares thoughts on his film craft and collaborators.
A roundup of film favourites from our most prolific Auckland and Wellington correspondents at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2013.
Andrew Bovell’s bracing play receives a world-class treatment at Silo.
One room, four scenes, and eight characters converge in April Phillips’s fly-on-the-wall play.
A conversation about great writers and filmmakers with British film boss Adrian Wootton, fresh off lecturing on Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
The writer/columnist/public servant on The Mannequin Makers, his follow-up to the award-winning short story collection, A Man Melting.
Massive Company explores the New Zealand male and his many flaws, strengths, and differing experiences.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, The National and Big Star on film.
The talented American filmmaker on depicting Los Angeles, channelling Harold and Maude, and the cruelty of truth.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, Sean Baker’s ode to friendship; and Joss Whedon’s carefree Shakespeare adaptation.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, Shirley Clarke’s captivating 1985 portrait of jazz icon Ornette Coleman.
Documentarian Maureen Gosling talks Chris Strachwitz, preserving American music culture, and learning from Les Blank.