Movie Matters: New Zealand Cinema
One Hour Talk
Thu 01 Jan 1970
£4* (£3 when bought with a ticket for Hunt For The Wilder People)
6pm - 7pm
To celebrate the release of Taika Waititi’s new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Studio 74 invite you to attend an introduction on the wide ranging and diverse nature of New Zealand contemporary cinema. Exploring films including Jane Campion’s The Piano, Niki Caro’s Whale Rider and Taika Waititi’s Boy; we will provide an in-depth look at key films which have helped shape and mould a national cinema.
Themes ranging from the representation of the beautiful yet isolating New Zealand nature, the transition and trauma of youth and adolescence, the stereotyping of the ‘kiwi’ male and the conflicting relationship between Maori culture and celluloid portrayal will be discussed within a wider frame work of national identity.
Sally is passionate about film and has been teaching Film Studies locally, for 10 years at both college and degree level. Her MA in Film History, completed at the University of Exeter provided a thorough academic grounding for the delivery of a wide range of Film Studies courses, including a dissertation on the representation of masculinity in silent cinema. Not only a passionate cinema visitor and New Zealand national cinema enthusiast, Sally has run a Film Review radio show and currently teaches A Level and Degree level Film Studies at South Devon College.