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The Man on the Island: Film Premiere and Q & A session

2 Dec 2020
7-9pm Wed 2 December
The story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful. Premiering at the Len Lye Cinema, followed by director Q & A
Event type: 
Film
Price: 
$12 general | $10 concession
Venue: 
Len Lye Cinema
Address: 
42 Queen Street, New Plymouth
Region: 
Taranaki

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The story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful.
Premiering at the Len Lye Cinema, followed by a Q & A with director Simon Mark-Brown.

The story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful.
Premiering at the Len Lye Cinema, followed by a Q & A with director Simon Mark-Brown.

The first film made in New Zealand post-Covid, The Man on the Island by Simon Mark Brown, makes its Taranaki premiere, telling the story of one man, Colin McLaren, and one tiny island, Rakino in the Hauraki Gulf – off the grid, challenging and stunningly beautiful.

The 77-year-old artistic, philosophical and erudite man moved to the remote island thirty years ago. Colin's own path to a reclusive lifestyle unwittingly shines a light on society's plight in a pandemic. 

2020 | NZ | 78 min | Dir. Simon Mark-Brown

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

18 Nov 2020

Interests The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's premier contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Admission is free.