Hard News by Russell Brown


Orcon IRL 4: The Pictures

Hello! I'm delighted to say that Orcon IRL at The Golden Dawn is back this year for another season. Our talk (and music) events will each have a theme – and, because it's NZIFF time, the first one will be all about film.

Where: The Golden Dawn, Ponsonby

When: 6.30pm, Tuesday July 12 (yes, that’s two days before the film festival launches)

Hosts: Russell Brown and Esther Macintyre


The Tickled Twins: Co-directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve reflect on what a long, strange movie journey it’s been – and where it might go next. There's a good backstory about how the film even got made that's worth hearing too.

Michelle Walshe: Director of Chasing Great, the Richie McCaw documentary. The interesting thing here is that this film is a matter of an advertising creative company – Augusto – going to the big screen. It probably won't be the last.

Ant Timpson: Everyone’s favourite bad-tastemonger talks about producing Sundance hit The Greasy Strangler (described as “a welcome oasis of filth, depravity and shock” by The Guardian) and the other films in this the New Zealand International Film Festival’s 2016 Incredibly Strange lineup.

And that's not all! There are a couple more things we'll announce soon.

Once again, 95bFM will be live-streaming the event, but it'll be much more of a prime time viewing hour.

The other big difference with this IRL is that it's happening indoors – it is, after all, sort-of winter out there – so capacity will be limited. This time, we're doing the RSVPs via a Facebook event page, because people seem to like that.

So either RSVP here on the Facbeook event page – or, if you're not on the Facebook, click the email link below this post and send me a message telling me you'd like to come along.


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