Aasta navigates dangerous territory by choosing political films for this edition of the Screening Room. But not to worry, these films blend outrageous comedy, sci-fi metaphor, and musical choreography into their treatment of events in political history and present.
We’ve picked three of our favorite reader submissions as the features of our July Screening Room. We had some amazingly diverse entries as evidenced by our picks- from a bleak animated short of a world where everyone has a “use”, a film capturing the poignant insights of a six year old, and an inspiring documentary about a budding young entrepreneur.
Film Critic Dominic Corry shares his favourite short film, Walkshort, a comedy filled with awkward bravado and bluster set along Auckland’s iconic K Road in 1987. We also invite the inner film critic in all of our readers to submit their favourite online short to win a DVD.
Special Guest, award-winning writer of stage and screen, actor, and water ballerina Pip Hall takes a look at 3 films from Kiwi women filmmakers that inspire her. From artistic to suspenseful to heart-warming, these films show some of the range and skill of just a few of the many talented ladies working in short film today.