Number 30 Winter 2000
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Film

BASEMENT TAPE - SCARFIES Miranda Kay probes beneath the surface of this remarkably successful New Zealand film. 2

IN SEARCH OF NEW ZEALAND CAMP: Locating Desperate Remedies by Misha Kavka. 8

REINTRODUCING PAUL MIDDLEDITCH an interview with Paul Middleditch by Lawrence McDonald. 15

KIDNAPPING MOTHER: Mythic Perspectives in Terra Nova and Decalogue #7 by Violetta Petrova. 17

Previews
29 Wellington/32 Auckland Film Festival Preview

In this special section three writers preview 11 films from this year’s festivals. John Downie places six new documentaries by such major practitioners as Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and Heddy Honigmann in the context of the ‘post-humanist’, speeded-up world we live in. Diane Pivac returns us to earlier times with her essay on early New Zealand director Rudall Hayward and his final silent feature, The Bush Cinderella, restored for Festival exhibition in his centenary year. Finally, Campbell Walker registers something of the strength of current French film making with his piece on four features: Humanity; Human Resources; New Dawn; and I’m not Afraid of Life. 24

Performance
THE STATE OF PLAY: Judith Dale considers four of the productions in the Outstanding Aotearoa programme in Festival 2000, Wellington: Rutherford, Woman Far Walking, Haruru Mai; and Blue Smoke. 36

INNOCENCE OF LIGHT: A SPAC-IFIC ODYSSEY 2001 - OR HOW TO IMPRESS WAGNER AND APPIA Caroline Harris discusses Factory's production of Innocence of Light and interviews the key production personnel involved. 44

Books
DON'T LET IT GET YOU : MEMORIES - DOCUMENTS (John O'Shea) reviewed by Laurence Simmons. 52

BRUNO: THE BRUNO LAWRENCE STORY (Roger Booth) reviewed by Frank Stark. 54

PRIVACY: INTERPRETING THE BROADCASTING STANDARDS AUTHORITY'S DECISIONS JANUARY 1990 TO JUNE 1993 (Michael Stace) reviewed by Chris Watson. 55

Video
TONY OURSLER: DUALISM, DUMMIES AND THE MOVING IMAGE Bridget Yates gets a ahandle on American artist Tony Oursler's responses ot our media-saturated world. 57