In The Zone film

Director Robyn Paterson and Terrance Wallace, founder of the InZone Project, share on the process of making their 2018 feature documentary In The Zone. The film follows Terrance’s journey to establish first a home for minority teens in New Zealand’s most sought after school zone, and then in his own community back in Chicago with political and racial tensions rising in the USA.

Throughout its powerful narrative, In The Zone raises poignant questions about education, privilege, diversity, and cycles of inequality across the Western world.

 

“You are pulling people together and having to get the trust and build the trust with people from really different walks of life, really different ends of the political spectrum, different ends of the socio-economic spectrum. For me, as a filmmaker, I think my biggest job was building those relationships.” – Robyn Paterson

 

This event was part of the Film Talk Series, presented by DEGNZ and Rialto Cinemas in Auckland.

 

In The Zone film

In the Zone posterFrom DEGNZ member Robyn Paterson comes the inspiring, challenging and emotional feature documentary, In The Zone.

Join us on December 6 for a Film Talk of In The Zone at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland. After the film, Robyn Paterson and Terrance Wallace, founder of the InZone Project, joins DEGNZ for an audience Q&A. We’d love to see you there.

Throughout its powerful narrative, In The Zone raises poignant questions about education, privilege, diversity, and cycles of inequality across the Western world. A visiting African-American businessman establishes a home for minority teens in New Zealand’s most sought after school zone. But with political and racial tensions rising in the USA, he must choose between the teens in his care, and his own community back home in Chicago.

When: Thu 6 December 2018, 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

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Writer/director Dustin Feneley answers questions about his debut feature film Stray (2018). Dustin talks about not compromising his cinematic, arthouse vision, despite modest means while making the film.

 

“We wanted a very formalised, considered cinematography in kind of like master shots and I want things to play out longer. But the implication production-wise was that we could milk all of that one hour set aside for that scene … It meant that art department, lighting, camera, everyone had so much time relatively speaking to nail that one shot.”

 

This event was part of the Film Talk Series, presented by DEGNZ and Rialto Cinemas in Auckland.

 

Vermilion posterNew Zealand film Vermilion opens in cinemas on November 8, the feature film debut from writer/director Dorthe Scheffmann. The film is edited by DEGNZ member Peter Roberts.

Scheffmann and star Jennifer Ward-Lealand will attend a Q&A screening on Friday 9 November. Come join the filmmakers and DEGNZ for this Film Talk at Rialto Cinemas.

Vermilion tells the story of a group of women – mothers, daughters, friends and neighbours. Darcy (Ward-Lealand), a composer, sees colours when she plays musical notes. When she notices her usually subtle colours changing- she realises a profound change is upon her. Over a summer month, Darcy creates a time of music and reflection that help her make a final choice.

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Film Talk at Rialto Cinemas is where filmmakers and film fans meet. After each Film Talk screening, members of the creative team will join a moderator from the Directors & Editors Guild to discuss their work.

Join us on October 31 for Yellow is Forbidden. Director Pietra Brettkelly will be present for an audience Q&A at the end.

Yellow is Forbidden is NZ filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly’s latest documentary about Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei. A brave designer chases the dream – to be crowned haute couture. But she comes from China, the land of knock offs and production lines. Will her Cinderella story end at the Met Ball?

Brettkelly finds just the right sweet spot between pie-eyed flattery and sober appraisal of Guo and her methods — The Hollywood Reporter

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