Film still from <em>Don Driver Magician</em>

Film still from Don Driver Magician

Don Driver Magician

  • Sat 27 Aug 2016
  • 3:30—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: Exempt

Join director Paul Judge and Jim and Mary Barr for a discussion after the screening to launch the film on DVD.

A thorough record and eloquent posthumous tribute to a major and often controversial NZ artist, drawing on a wealth of archive material, interviews with Driver and other art world notables. 

Originally planned as a short documentary of the 1999 retrospective at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Paul Judge’s film has grown incrementally in the years since.

We meet Driver at home and in his studio in New Plymouth, tearing up movie posters and reconstituting them into intimations of primal dread no film studio ever dreamt of, at least, not knowingly.

Director Paul Judge will join Jim and Mary Barr for a conversation following the screening as we launch the new Don Driver Magician DVD.

Featuring: Wystan Curnow, Judy Darragh, Julian Dashper, Christine Hellyar, Tom Kreisler and Michael Smither.


Narrated by Elizabeth Smither

Produced by Paul Judge and Bridget Sutherland

A Three-To-One Films production in association with Faraway Films

NZ 2013 / Colour / 67 min.




Don Driver <em>Producer</em> 1982

Don Driver Producer 1982

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