BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival

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Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

Screen

As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

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Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Films I'm Looking Forward To This Year
Read Time: 11 mins
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Films I'm Looking Forward To This Year
By Hugh Lilly
Ten Films I Loved in 2010
Read Time: 19 mins
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Ten Films I Loved in 2010
By Hugh Lilly
“If He Could Only Connect…”
Read Time: 34 mins
Peak Sorkin, Eisenberg-as-Zuckerberg, and the Inception...
Screen
“If He Could Only Connect…”
By Hugh Lilly
Ten Articles That Defined My Year
Read Time: 11 mins
Internet Histories
Ten Articles That Defined My Year
By Rosabel Tan
Safy Etiel (aka Safy SNIPER)
Read Time: 2 mins
Music
Safy Etiel (aka Safy SNIPER)
By Joe Nunweek
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
Read Time: 15 mins
Music
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
By Joe Nunweek
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
By Rosabel Tan
The Machine Stops
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Machine Stops
By Hugh Lilly