Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Walk-on parts for Janet Frame in 2 films at the NZIFF 2017

Something for Frame fans to diary: Two New Zealand films screening at the NZ International Film Festival this year reference Janet Frame.

Bill Direen

Bill Direen: A Memory of Others by director Simon Ogston premieres at the Auckland Festival on August 4 and 5. In the film poet/indie musician/author Bill Direen visits Janet Frame's childhood home in Oamaru and reads beautifully from a passage of her writing.

A Memory of Others will screen in Wellington on August 12 and 13, in Christchurch on August 19 and 20 and in Dunedin on August 26 and 27.

The other film is the one about Janet's fascinating and talented friend Sheila Natusch nee Traill. No Ordinary Sheila also plays in all four main centres during August 2017. See the link for dates.

Sheila Natusch


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