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We hosted a Q&A evening with director/editor Alastair Riddell, writer/producer Vanessa Riddell, and the cast of independent drama West of Eden.

Set in rural New Zealand during the 1960s, West of Eden tells the story of two men in love, at odds with the inherent conservatism of their surroundings. It was a great evening with plenty of questions for the cast and crew to consider surrounding themes, funding, and distribution. But what the creators of the film always returned to was that West of Eden is a love story.

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

 

Finally got some free time over the holiday season? Revisit or catch up on some of our guild events from the year on our DEGNZ Channel, which is currently live. Here’s a small selection you might like:

Film Talk: Q&A with Geoff Murphy on his seminal Goodbye Pork Pie.
The Collaborators Series: Lee Tamahori and Robin Scholes – From Once Were Warriors to Mahana
DEGNZ Selects: In conversation with Niki Caro
– and more!

We’ll be adding more vids in 2017 so make sure you subscribe.

 

There are two wonderful Rialto Film Talks coming up – DEGNZ member Leanne Pooley’s 25 April (Monday 25 April) and DEGNZ member Sarah Cordery’s Notes to Eternity (Thursday 26 May). Both are taking place at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket in Auckland.

Director Leanne Pooley will be present for 25 April‘s Q&A while director, writer and producer Sarah Cordery, illustrator and animator Ant Sang, and cinematographer Andrew McGeorge will be present for the Q&A after the screening of Notes to Eternity.

Notes to Eternity

Notes to Eternity

2016 is here and that means more fascinating Film Talks to attend at Rialto Cinemas.

Coming up in February we have special screenings of both Crossing Rachmaninoff, directed by DEGNZ member Rebecca Tansley, and Mahana, directed by Lee Tamahori. After each screening there will be a Q&A with special guests, with the Auckland events moderated by a board member of DEGNZ.

Details are as follows:

Crossing Rachmaninoff
Thursday 18
February Rialto Newmarket
6.15pm
Special guests director Rebecca Tansley and pianist/documentary subject Flavio Vallani

Mahana
Wednesday 24 February
Rialto Newmarket
6pm
Special guests author Witi Ihimaera & Producer Robin Scholes

Mahana
Tuesday 1 March
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
6.30pm
Special guest lead actor Temuera Morrison

We look forward to seeing you there!