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
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in December
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in December
By Pantograph Punch
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
Read Time: 17 mins
We write best when we know ourselves. Sinead Overbye...
Literature
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
By Sinead Overbye
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
Read Time: 12 mins
Ruby Solly has a kōrero with Kahu Kutia about her...
Society
A Kaputī with Kahu Kutia
By Ruby Solly
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
Read Time: 8 mins
Jessie Bray Sharpin on two debut novels that reckon...
Literature
Uneasy Seas: Attraction and Auē
By Jessie Bray Sharpin
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Read Time: 16 mins
Jane Arthur takes us under the hood of her poem, ‘...
Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
By Jane Arthur
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
Read Time: 13 mins
After experiencing racism in Tauranga firsthand, Shilo...
Society
Tauranga: Where Racism Has Reared Its Ugly Head
By Shilo Kino
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
Read Time: 7 mins
Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something...
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
By Sepelini Mua’au
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
Read Time: 4 mins
Saraid de Silva Cameron praises Ahi Karunaharan's...
Theatre
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
By Saraid de Silva Cameron