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CS Arts issue 27 - June 2007

The filmmakers edition. We talk to three filmmakers about their lives, faith and latest work. We review a few recent cinematic offerings, and discuss some of the issues surrounding this popular contemporary art form.

 

Articles

The Hollywood creed
John Stringer explores the divergence between Hollywood and Biblical worldviews evident in the storylines of movies, and suggests better terms of engagement between the Church and Hollywood
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Interviews

Director's cut
Gaylene Barnes explains why a young, creative and commercially successful filmmaker would decide to leave the industry she has extensively trained for and worked in for seventeen years
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A breath of peace
Kathleen Gallagher is well known as a poet, playwright and author of radio dramas. This interview focuses on her work as a filmmaker, and explores the stories behind her anti-nuclear documentary Tau te Mauri/Breath of Peace
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Untold stories
A story about story man Gerard Smyth. He tells us about his passion for tales of the underdog and outsider, and speaking for those who would otherwise not have a voice
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Exhibition reviews

Toi Te Papa, Art of the nation
Long-term exhibition at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington)

Out of Erewhon
Emerging artists' group exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

New works by Jinji Koyama
In the Centre of Contemporary Art's Mair Gallery (Christchurch)

Route Markings
Claire Beynon at the Peter Rae Gallery (Dunedin)

 

Film reviews

Out of the blue
New Zealand feature on the Aramoana tragedy, directed by Robert Sarkies

Batman begins
The superhero prequel directed by Christopher Nolan

Blood diamond
Thriller blockbuster directed by Edward Zwick

 

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