Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


50 Ways of Saying Fabulous - nation wide launch!

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous - nation wide launch!

Kiwi film 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS opens nation wide on Thursday the 17th of August.

A coming of age story, directed by Stewart Main (DESPERATE REMEDIES), this is a tale to warm your heart. 12 year old Billy has the misfortune to be growing up gay in small town New Zealand in the 70’s. He’s obsessed with the heroine of his favourite TV show, awful at rugby, upstaged by his tomboy cousin, friends with the class freak and falls in love with the sexy (Michael Dorman) farm hand who does not return his amour. Told with humour and affection, 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is charming and delightful.

50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS screened at the Toronto Film Festival and sold out it’s sessions at the OutTakes Film Festival last year. This year it opened the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and screened at festivals in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and the US.

Distributor John Davies from Arkles Entertainment is thrilled to be sharing this sweet story with New Zealand audiences. “Shot in the beautiful central Otago region, you will find the rich ochre of the landscape in drought, a majestic background for the film,” says Davies.

This is Main’s second feature, his first film DESPERATE REMEDIES premiered at Cannes in 1993. 50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is based on a novel of the same name, by Graeme Aitken. Publisher Random House have now re-released the book with new cover featuring images from the film, hoping to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the film.

50 WAYS OF SAYING FABULOUS is a poignantly comic story of friendship for anyone who grew up in a small town, grew up gay, or simply grew up.

“surprising, inventive…a genuinely unique and quirky story” - Toronto Film Festival Daily

“a milestone in Kiwi cinema…a snapshot of rural Kiwi life that isn’t bleakly sinister or unnaturally harmonious…performances from the young cast are uniformly excellent.” - Chris Banks, GayNZ.com

Rated: M - contains violence and sexual references

Run Time: 90 minutes

Director: Stewart Main

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news