11.11.11 What a biggie. And to make it even cooler, are the guys at One Day on Earth. They started last year - gathering a film from every country on earth on the same day - 11.11.10. It was set up in an archive so everyone can view it. Then came the development of a … Continue reading Global goodness
With a burgeoning belly I have indeed been watching my fair share of flicks....For what it is worth, here are a few that I absolutely recommend.... The Horse Boy follows a Mum and Dad, who determined to make a difference for their son's autism, go to Mongolia. It's a heart-string puller throughout, totally beautiful and … Continue reading Square eyes
Keep your eyes peeled for this - its doesn't seem to be screening here yet, but it got rave reviews overseas and if the trailer is anything to go by it will be compelling for sure.
If the movie is halfway as interesting as this trailer, than this looks cool. Not sure about release dates anywhere, if you know of any, do holler.
There are some cracker docos lurking about at the moment that take this New Zealand life at an altogether slower pace that I thought I would share with you all. This Way of Life showed at the last Wellington film festival and is still screening at a couple of theatres about the place. I heard … Continue reading A closer tie with nature
There is a huge amount of work that goes in behind the scenes of The Big Shwop. While putting on an awesome eco-fashion event is stacks of fun, before we get to see lots of wonderful people shwopping clothes - we have to deal with some very pesky pieces of hardware - namely clothes hangers … Continue reading Icebreaker and The Big Shwop
Wellingtonians are being treated yet again to the jolly fabulous International Film festival . Starting in just two weeks, I recently poured over the programme, circling and asterisking every second blurb that was flying my way. I love a number of genres, but documentaries have to be near the top for me. I adore them. … Continue reading Heading for some square eyes
Yet another thumbs-up for a film - we are good at doing that!! The Age of Stupid is set in the future around a dude who is looking back at what went wrong. Looking back at the times we are living in today. The dude, the archivist played by Pete Postlethwaite, ruminates on why, when … Continue reading Living in the Age of Stupid
On Monday I went along and checked out the documentary, The Handmade Nation, showing at the Paramount. The documentary showed crafters from around America talking about their craft, how they got into it, their philosophy behind it etc. They showed a bookbinder, glass bead maker, people who handprinted cool music posters, embroiderers, sewers, knitters and … Continue reading Hand made revolution
I forgot to say how gorgeous our afternoon on Sunday was with the Friends of The Big Shwop.... oh and the feast! Spiced apple cake, homemade ginger bread with blue cheese and pear, delicious choc cake, homemade tarts, mulled wine. It was divine! Because I am oft a spinner I forgot to pick up my … Continue reading denim blues