Govett-Brewster Seniors explore <i>Waking Up Slowly</i>, 2019, Elizabeth Thompson and Len Lye.

Govett-Brewster Seniors explore Waking Up Slowly, 2019, Elizabeth Thompson and Len Lye.

Govett-Brewster Seniors

  • Fri 14 May 2021
  • 9:30—11AM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Free entry
  • Second Friday of the month
  • Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30 am ready for a 10 am start

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.

Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed!

This session Alastair our Cinema Programmer has organised a special screening of the exhibition film Killing of Kane.

In partnership with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and TVNZ and to coincide with the exhibition Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tanga.
Screening for the first time in 50 years, a dramatised television documentary of the 1860s Taranaki Wars between Māori and Pākehā. Filmed on location at Turuturu Mōkai and Te Ngutu O Te Manu.
Groundbreaking 1971 tele-drama The Killing of Kane tells a story of loyalty and corruption amidst the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. Incorporating documentary ‘interludes’, the story involves the predicament of a pair of Pākehā deserters involved in an attack by Māori resistance leader Titokowaru on a Taranaki redoubt.

Stellar performances in the dramatic scenes saw Chris Thomson-directed Kane attract praise. It was the first time the controversial subject of colonial conflict had been portrayed on our television screens. It was also the first local drama shot in colour. 

1971 | NZ | 51 min | Dir. Chris Thomson.

<i>Killing of Kane</i>

Killing of Kane

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