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

 

Edith Collier Film Returning to Cinemas


Edith Collier Film Returning to Cinemas

A documentary film on the life and work of Wanganui painter Edith Collier, "A Light Among Shadows," that played to sold out houses at the recent Wellington and Auckland Film Festivals will be returning for a season to the NZ Film Archive's cinema complex from at 12:30pm on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August and at 7pm Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August.

Described as "a beautiful, rich, and acutely sensitive film," by the Dominion Post, the film was directed by Raumati South film maker Michael Heath, and produced by Bhim Singh Chouhan, of KBCRE Productions, Wanganui.

Along with cinematographer Stephen Latty, the team also made the acclaimed cinematic song-cycle, "A Small Life," starring Mahinarangi Tocker, that has won 10 International Awards, including 8 Awards at the 2nd Kara Film Festival, in Karachi, Pakistan, and Grand Prix Senef, in Seoul, South Korea.

"A Light among Shadows" pays tribute to the woman who is recognised as one of our greatest Modern painters. "The film is a very human and expressionistic journey of Collier's way of seeing the world," says Heath, " It is a film about our past – a story about provincial New Zealand almost 100 years ago….a powerful metaphor for the young artist of day dealing with cultural identity and rejection." The NZ Film Archive decided to screen the film again, due to a considerable response from the public, which has surprised the film makers.

"We were overjoyed with the emotional response from the public for our film" Mr Heath said. "I think people recognise in their hearts the sad story of this remarkable woman and how she has been overlooked, and ignored for so long. It is time our national galleries made amends, and shared her wonderful works with the New Zealand public"

"Edith Collier: A Light Among Shadows" is also screening at the Palmerston North Film Festival Sunday 19 Aug, 2:30pm, Downtown Cinemas

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>


Howard Davis: The French Dispatch - Wes Anderson's New Yorker Tribute


Very few contemporary American film directors can claim to have earned the title of auteur, but for sheer visual invention and cinematic joie de vivre, there is no more consistent director working in Hollywood today than Wes Anderson.
More>>



Howard Davis: Ali Harper Covers The Songs Of Carole King

Following hard on the heels of her previous hit show The Look Of Love, Christchurch chanteuse Ali Harper has embarked on another nostalgic musical ride, this time covering the songs of Carole King. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland