Number 26 Winter 1997
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Film
HEAVENLY CREATURES AND TRANSCENDENTAL STYLE: a Literal Reading by Ann Hardy. 2

LANGUAGE AND MAGICAL REALISM IN BROKEN ENGLISH Laurence Simmons. 10

IMAG(IN)ING OUR COLONIAL PAST: Colonial New Zealand on Film from The Birth of New Zealand to The Piano - Part II Reid Perkins. 17

26 Wellington / 29 Auckland Film Festival Preview
In this special section three writers preview a selection of ten films. Russell Campbell begins with a look at the latest offerings from two senior french directors, Eric Rohmer’s Conte D’ete and Maurice Pialat’s Le Garcu. Lawrence McDonald welcomes George Rose’s herculean labour, Time is a Spider. Harriet Margolis examines five films, all by women directors, that operate in or near the area of ‘personal’ documentary: The Miniskirted Dynamo, Soul in the Hole, Girls Like Us, Atman, Murder and murder. Finally Lawrence McDonald introduces documentaries on two exceptional people, supermasochist artist, Bob Flanagan (Sick) and anti-colonial theorist, Frantz Fanon (Black Skin, White Mask). 22

Theatre
YU NO SAVE GO BACK NAO! Alan Brunton traveled to Vanuatu to perform in a film with local theatre group Wan Smol Bag. He recounts his experiences. 29

STOMPING GROUNDS Dorita Hannah discusses the theatre architecture of the Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan. 34

‘ON THE BEACH’ Judith Dale on questions of identity in recent plays by Briar Grace-Smith and Hone Kouka. 39

Reviews
Peter Cleaves reviews Francis Pound’s The Space Between. 43

Russell Campbell reviews a collection of conference papers from Australia. 47

Gavin Hipkins reviews Now Screening: Artists Go to the Movies, a touring exhibition. 48

Reports
Geraldene Peters on In Reality, New Zealand’s first documentary conference. 50

Lawrence McDonald on The Stout Centre’s Film Centenary Conference. 53

Sima Urale on her trip to the Venice Biennale Film Festival. 54

Russell Campbell on a Centenary of Cinema Conference at the University of Waikato. 55