Edith Collier: Village by the Sea - Thursday 31 January - 18:30pm
A unique chance to see Michael Heath's 2nd, and award winning, film about Edith Collier on the big screen in Edith's home town of Whanganui. Presented in the highest quality possible, which has only become available this month, this film continues Edith Collier's story with her quest to capture Ireland on canvas in the 1920’s. It is also another Thoughtful Thursday being 100% donated as a special fundraiser screening for Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Fund. If all that was not enough then we are also delighted to announce that the writer and director of the film, MICHAEL HEATH will be joining us to present his film and host a Q&A afterwards.
$10 tickets available here and also from the gallery directly. This film is classified as Exempt and is suitable for all audiences.
2012 | DIR Michael Heath | Exempt | 61mins
** SPECIAL FUNDRAISING SCREENING **
SOLD OUT - please note there will be no seats available for walk-ins tonight, sorry. We've sold out so if you were lucky enough to reserve a seat online, or already paid online or directly at the Sarjeant Gallery, then we will see you this evening from 6pm.
Cash sales only maybe available on the night for unsold/reserved seats.100% of your ticket price received by Confluence for this screening will be donated to the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Fund.
If paying on the night please arrive before 6:25pm as in the event of a full-house we will release unpaid seats to cash walk-in sales after 6:25pm. Cash sales on the night will always be limited availability and may sell out due to reservations and bookings.
If your chosen ticket option is showing SOLD OUT below, please try the other payment option, or if that is also SOLD OUT you can call us on 06 2813474 for further advice.
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Excerpt from Village by the Sea
Why experiencing this, and other, films at Thoughtful Thursday is different
This screening is truly a unique chance to see Village By The Sea in high definition on a glorious 6 metre wide screen, in comfy chairs, and surrounded by an enthusiastic local audience, including the filmmaker himself, Michael Heath.
Plus 100% of your ticket price will be donated to the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Fund, as the film has been generously provided free of charge by Michael.
So if you've seen it before, or for the first time, this is a great way to experience it, and at the same time support the future home of many of Edith Collier's publicly viewable artwork and artefacts.
What we provide
Q&A with the film's writer and director - Michael Heath.
Who is Michael Heath?
Michael's film career in NZ started in the 1970's with himself on TV screens in the Lost In The Gardens of the World looking at the film industry back then, including unassuming interviews with Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman, and predictions how a 'Hollywood' could all work in a future NZ. Amongst his other work he has also written what is considered to be NZ's earliest cult horror flicks, Death Warmed Up (1984), and several films after that in a similar genre, including one which became a favourite of Quentin Tarantino. It was later in 2007 when Michael met producer Bhim Singh Chouhan, who was then living in Whanganui, that he returned to documentary filmmaking and into the world of Edith Collier.
Find out more about Michael from his bio on NZOS here: https://www.nzonscreen.com/person/michael-heath