Mt Roskill meets Utah… and the world

No.2, the debut feature film by playwright Toa Fraser, has been selected for competition at Sundance 26. Based on his award winning play of the same name, No.2 stars a mixture of international and local actors – including Ruby Dee (Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing) in the central role of Nanna Maria. “From a backyard in Mt. Roskill to the Sundance Film Festival, it’s crazy and very cool, a big honour,” says Fraser in Arts Calendar. “I’m very proud of the film and can’t wait for audiences to get to see it.” The 26 Sundance Festival sees a return to its independent roots, with a slimmed down program and greater emphasis on the discovery of new faces and names. No.2 is one of just 16 films selected for the festival’s international dramatic section.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…