Two Variations on Themes From The Piano
GRIMM FAIRYTALE OF THE SOUTH SEAS David Eggleton. 2
THE LAST PATRIACH Ann Hardy. 6
BREAD AND ROSES Helen Martin. 14
23 Wellington / 26 Auckland Film Festival Preview
In this special section three writers preview a selection of 12 films. JOHN DOWNIE looks at four films which all in some way deal with that ancient and recent political entity, Russia. I wanted to see Angels and the Belovs are new Russian films. From the East (D’Est) is Chantal Akerman’s take on post-cold war Eastern Europe and Russia. The Last Bolshevik is the great French film essayist Chris Marker’s study of the Soviet film maker Alexander Medvedev whose film Happiness also screens.
LAWRENCE MCDONALD introduces British film and video maker John Maybury and his two recent works on video, Man to Man and Remembrance of things Fast.
JEFF SULKA writes on two documentaries about indigenous people’s struggles, Act of War: the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation, and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.
LAWRENCE MCDONALD considers four documentaries on major twentieth century artists: Glenn Gould, Bob Marley, Allen Ginsberg, and Leni Riefenstahl. 18
DANCE WORKS OF 1993 Raewyn Whyte in a comprehensive article, reviews three major dance works pemiered in 1993 by leading choreographers Douglas Wright (Forever), Michael Parmenter (The Dark Forest), and Susan Jordan (Bone of Contention). She also reviews Pacific Theatre’s The Contest, Josie Thomson’s Witness to Earth, and other pieces. 28
THEATRE-WOMENS FRANCHISE Judith Dale in another comprehensive review article, surveys the large and important body of women’s theatre produced in Wellington in the latter half of suffrage year. 36
SEEING WHAT’S GOING ON Simon Garrett compares and contrasts the recent work of two young Wellington playwrights, Ken Duncum and David Geary. 46