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
Living, or Just Surviving?
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay by Lana Lopesi on busyness and burnout...
Society
Living, or Just Surviving?
By Lana Lopesi
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
Read Time: 9 mins
Top therapist-recommended and personally-attempted...
Society
6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Christmas, With Drawings
By Vanessa Crofskey
12 Must-have Hot Girl Summer Accessories Based on Your Astrological Sign
Read Time: 14 mins
Astrologer, hot girl and Indigenous prophet, Tayi...
Society
12 Must-have Hot Girl Summer Accessories Based on Your Astrological Sign
By Tayi Tibble
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019
Read Time: 18 mins
We look back on the highs, lows and memorable moments...
Literature
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
Read Time: 14 mins
Our favourite theatre experts from across the country...
Theatre
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
Read Time: 9 mins
The legacy of nuclear testing and the prospect of...
Art
The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
By Lana Lopesi
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Memorable art exhibitions, works and events from the...
Art
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
By Pantograph Punch
From Tent to Terrace: The Most Exciting New Theatre In Aotearoa
Read Time: 14 mins
In a coup for culture in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa's newest...
Theatre
From Tent to Terrace: The Most Exciting New Theatre In Aotearoa
By Kate Prior