Wellington Film Society Monday 27 May at 6.15pm.
Members Only. Memberships available before the screening. Desk opens 5.45pm
THE SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN (Germaine Dulac, France 1928).
A clergyman, committed by his calling to celibacy but in love with a romantic beauty, is afflicted by sexual torments he is unable to resolve. The film is composed of a series of episodes using Freudian imagery to express the clergyman's mental anguish. A sincere and honest experiment whose sequences in the streets of Paris are especially notable.
- Georges Sadoul, Dictionary of Films, 1965.
THE BLOOD OF A POET (Jean Cocteau, France 1932).
The first film by the wonderfully idiosyncratic Cocteau is historic in so many respects. Aside from marking his brilliant shift to cinema from the visual arts and poetry, it is also one of the key films of the surrealist movement - and one of the first French sound films. Over the years there has been much twittering (not least by Cocteau himself) about whether or not it is strictly speaking a Surrealist work, but given the content and visual style of the film, the time and place it was made, and even the funding source, what's the alternative?Live improvised comedy every friday night at 10:15pm.... tickets on sale now!OPENS MAY 30TH. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival began more than 35 years ago in 1976 in the small Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta (Canada). It is now one of the flagship programs of the Banff Centre and one of the world’s pre-eminent mountain festivals. For two nights, the Wellington section of the New Zealand Alpine Club invites you to discover the very best selection of this year’s mountain films. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places.
details of the programme on the Alpine Club website.
REEL KIWI UNDERGROUND!
Wellingtonʼs Paramount is proud to present two very special nights of underground New
On June 20th and 21st, three independent filmmakers will screen a combination of short
films, live concert footage and feature documentaries that celebrate the true spirit of Kiwi
rock and roll.
Both screenings commence with a selection of
short films made by filmmaker and Prime Minister
of the Stink Magnetic Record Company
D. Thomas Herkes. Night one features the short
documentary “Boss Christ - Mongrel On The
Dancefloor”, about local cult-music hero Boss
Christ. Night two features three trailers made in
Christchurch during the earthqukes - “I Kill”,
“Robot Wolf” and “ElectriciShe: Electrical
Goddess of Death”.
Dylanʼs films will be followed by rare live-concert
footage shot by local legend and videographer Bob
Sutton. Night one features a selection of live
performances by seminal Flying Nun bands
including Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space and SPUD.
Night two features the unforgettable last SKEPTICS
performance from Aucklandʼs Gluepot, filmed just
weekʼs before the tragic death of charismatic
frontman David DʼAth.
Each screening will culminate with a feature rockumentary
by Simon Ogston, whose work has appeared in the NZ
International Film Festival. Night one features “Antarctic
Angels and the Unknown Blues”, a film about Invercargillʼs
notorious 1960s R&B group the Unknown Blues, and
their equally-notorious biker mates the Antarctic Angels.
Night two features “Gone With The Weird”, about the
misadventures of the band Squirm and Christchurchʼs
underground rock scene of the 1990s.
This double-header triple-feature is a special one-off event that any lover of Kiwi music,
cinema or counter-culture wonʼt want to miss!
NIGHT ONE - THURSDAY JUNE 20TH
“Boss Christ - Mongrel On The Dancefloor” (12min, D. Thomas Herkes)
An intimate yet brief insight in to the world of Boss Christ during the recording of his very
first tape "Who's The Boss" in 2002.
“Flying Nun Favourites” (35min, Bob Sutton)
A selection of live-concert footage including performances by seminal Flying Nun bands
Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space and SPUD.
“Antarctic Angels and the Unknown Blues” (50min, Simon Ogston)
The amazing true story of New Zealandʼs most notorious band of the 1960s, Invercargillʼs
Unknown Blues, as well as their equally-notorious biker mates the Antarctic Angels.
NIGHT TWO - FRIDAY JUNE 21ST
“I Kill”/”Robot-Wolf”/”ElectriciShe: Electrical Goddess of Death” (10min, D. Thomas Herkes)
A selection of original trailers for B-grade Kiwi classics that never-were. Featuring
Christchurchʼs cult-hero Richie Venus.
“SKEPTICS - Live at The Gluepot 13.7.90” (35min, Bob Sutton)
A selection of songs from the legendary final gig by seminal 1980s band SKEPTICS at
Aucklandʼs Gluepot. This was the bandʼs final show, performed just weeks before the
tragic death of frontman David DʼAth.
“Gone With The Weird” (50min, Simon Ogston)
Featured in the 2011 NZIFF, this is the epic tale of Squirm - “the little band that couldnʼt”.
A moving and revealing look at Christchurchʼs underground rock scene of the 1990s.
BOTH SCREENINGS COMMENCE AT 7:30PM AT THE
ALL THREE DIRECTORS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO
INTRODUCE THEIR FILMS AND GIVE Q&A SESSIONS.
For further information please contact:
Phone: 027 2129038
Email: [email protected]