Last night was another unique and wonderful screening to be part of. We're so happy that the audience embraced aspects of the story, combing their own experiences and sharing. Every screening so far, and that one especially, is never just an exhibition of a film, more of a collective story telling and chance to share and be part of something.
Below are some pictures and tweets from the night. Thanks to those who tweeted :-)
Looking forward to many more around New Zealand and the world if we can!
(Kevin & Melita - director and producer of Set In Stone)
Recorded during Doc Edge 2017 after a Docs For Schools screening of Set In Stone in the Q Theatre, Auckland. Students and their teacher from Kingsway school ask Kevin Double, director of Set In Stone, some film making questions.
We're delighted to announce that the Whanganui Premiere of Set In Stone will be on Wednesday 21 June doors open around 5:30pm, with the film starting around 6pm and finishing around 7:30pm, at the War Memorial Centre.
Being able to show such a unique and truly local story to the community it was filmed in is very special, and it has been made extra special through the generous support of Puanga Festival, which this screening will be part of. Their help has meant we're able to show it in the wonderfully fitting venue of the War Memorial Centre Concert Chamber, a venue built after WWII specifically to commemorate and also be used by the community. We're also able to make this a free event which will hopefully take away further hurdles for those wanting to come along and be part of what we are expecting to be a unique audience.
You're welcome to come along on the night and find available seats, or if you're making a special journey or coming with a group of two or more, then we recommend using the free online seat reservation service by clicking on www.confluence.kiwi/tickets.
By calling Double Farley on (06) 2813474 they can make an online reservation for you and answer any questions you may have about the film or screening.
The film is being screened as part of the Puanga Festival celebrations and as a documentary it therefore does not require, nor have, a NZ classification marker. It does not contain any objectionable material but if you have any questions about the suitability of its content for different age groups then please contact the producers on (06) 2813474. The film has previously been screened to public audiences in NZ as part of the Doc Edge film festival, including screenings for school children in the Docs For Schools programme.
Kevin (Director "Set In Stone") was interviewed for Te Kāea news on Māori TV. The clip was originally broadcast in series 14 episode 136, which was available to watch online for a few weeks after recording.
Kevin talked about the story of the film and the importance of the stone statue. He described how everyone in the community treated the statue as actual flesh and blood, a 'he' rather than 'it'.
Kevin Double ("Set In Stone",Director) and Melita Farley ("Set In Stone", Producer) filmed by Māori TV addressing an audience during Q&A after the first public screening of Set In Stone. Taken at the Roxy Cinema as part of the Docs4Schools programme.