Lockdown Film Festival
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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
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week One
Read Time: 13 mins
Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week One
By Pantograph Punch
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
Read Time: 8 mins
Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira deserves New Zealander...
Society
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
By Kate Prior
Save It, Don’t Preserve It: A Vision for RNZ Concert’s Future
Read Time: 6 mins
Jazz musician Umar Zakaria is glad RNZ Concert isn...
Music
Save It, Don’t Preserve It: A Vision for RNZ Concert’s Future
By Umar Zakaria
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Read Time: 5 mins
Helping you find the gems in Auckland Fringe Festival...
Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
By Kate Prior
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
By Pantograph Punch
The Wart
Read Time: 25 mins
An extract from Eamonn Marra's debut novel, 2000ft...
Literature
The Wart
By Eamonn Marra
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
Read Time: 8 mins
FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi...
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
By Lana Lopesi
On Girls and Gays
Read Time: 17 mins
An essay by Tayi Tibble on that real hold-you-down...
Literature
On Girls and Gays
By Tayi Tibble