Lockdown Film Festival
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List

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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...

Theatre

On not-finishing.

Before you open a show you think a lot about the audience. You dream about them; you wonder what they like; you obsess about how they’ll read a moment onstage. Your relationship with your imagined audience becomes intimate, like a teenage crush, and it’s all completely in your imagination until there are bodies in the room.

Covid-19 has affected so many lives in ways immediately...

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Welcome to lockdown. You’ll be wanting some culture to consume.

There’s now a growing amount of cool free art stuff online, from national theatre institutions streaming live recordings to authors doing readings on Instagram. So we thought we'd collect up all the free online ephemera we’re most interested in – podcasts, online theatre recordings, Youtube wormholes – and put them in one place.

This list...

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Lockdown Film Festival
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Society
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
Aurora Borealis FOR EVERYONE!!!1
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Aurora Borealis FOR EVERYONE!!!1
By Rosabel Tan
One-way Mirrors and Social Media “Stalking”
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
One-way Mirrors and Social Media “Stalking”
By Hugh Lilly
Tao on Tao
Read Time: 3 mins
Literature
Tao on Tao
By Rosabel Tan
Whangarei, September 18
Read Time: 1 minute
Internet Histories
Whangarei, September 18
By Joe Nunweek
James Franco and The Absurd
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
James Franco and The Absurd
By Rosabel Tan
At War With These Cultural Vampires
Read Time: 4 mins
Music
At War With These Cultural Vampires
By Joe Nunweek
My Kushy New Job
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
My Kushy New Job
By Hugh Lilly
The Many Moods of Malcolm Tucker
Read Time: 1 minute
Internet Histories
The Many Moods of Malcolm Tucker
By Joe Nunweek