The Wellington Film Society’s program will soon take a break for a couple of weeks to welcome The International Film Festival but there’s still a couple of weeks of films and then the program returns in mid-August for another few months. Following on from last week’s showing of Les Cowboys we travel back in time […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program continues – last week it was Wild, and after a few contemporary stories we return to film-history and historic movies to view Only Angels Have Wings. This is a Howard Hawks film starring Cary Grant. Considered one of Hawks’ best films it is notable for its special effects of the […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program for 2018 is about to get underway. This year the films will be screened on Monday nights, from 6.15pm on the giant Embassy screen. And the opening night’s film is Brazil, a classic from Terry Gilliam.
New Zealand’s largest Film Society will move to screening at Wellington’s iconic Embassy Theatre after the demise of the Paramount in late 2017. The Wellington Film Society will launch its 2018 programme with a screening of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) on 26 February. The Embassy Theatre will for the first time host the entire film society programme […]
The Kids Are Alright: Embassy Theatre Saturday, March 12 For this Writers Week event it was Sally Gardner (UK), Cornelia Funke (Germany) and Ted Dawe (NZ) in conversation with Mandy Hager, the subject: YA fiction. A thoughtful hour of panel discussion looked at how YA fiction is for everyone, not just “young adults” – and […]
Slam Poetry with Anis Mojgani Embassy Theatre Thursday, March 10 Internationally awarded slam poet, Anis Mojgani took to the stage and threw words down hard. That was his talk, his session – just a performance, but it wasn’t just a performance, it was inspiring, it seemed to pick up on similar themes that Miranda July […]
Jamie Curry and Mallory Ortberg: Life Online Embassy Theatre Thursday, March 10 For this Writers Week event it was a mismatched session with Jamie Curry and Mallory Ortberg discussing life online. Mismatched, because Curry – star of her own YouTube videos, Jamie’s World –seemed to have nothing to say, beyond being presumably sponsored by the […]
Anna Smaill: Where Music Reigns Embassy Theatre Thursday, March 10 For this Writers Week event it was Anna Smaill in conversation with Kate De Goldi, discussing Smaill’s novel, The Chimes. Thoughtfully, De Goldi also included discussion of Smaill’s wonderful first book, her volume of poetry, The Violinst in Spring, prompting a reading from it to […]