Acid Rain

“This New Zealand coming-of-age movie isn’t really about anything. When it’s this rich and luscious, who cares?” Direction and acting applauded in Christine Jeff’s debut feature adaptation of Kirsty Gunn’s novella Rain. “A richly detailed movie.”  Salon’s Stephanie Zacharek writes, “Jeffs uses her camera to poke into the shadowy corners of this potentially disintegrating family, and comes out not with a glum, depressing portrait but with glimmers of a fragile, fleeting intimacy. That’s a rare quality in a director.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…