Standing Room Only for Sunday 15 May 2016
12:40 Jodie Molloy: The Voice in My Head
Jodie Molloy's The Voice in My Head confronts the often contentious issue of abortion. Spanning a couple of centuries from Victorian times into the future, it tells five very different stories exploring the dilemmas of abortion, at the heart of which are themes of sexuality, motherhood, morality and loss. Jodie developed the play during a Creative Writing Masters at Cambridge University. Known for her work on the The Jaquie Brown Diaries and Go Girls this is Jodie's first solo theatre show, which she has both written and is directing.
12:50 Cannes Film Festival - Simon Morris
At The Movies’ Simon Morris reports on the sights and sound of massive French film focal point: Festival de Cannes.
1:10 At The Movies
Dan Slevin reviews Captain America: Civil War – the 13th instalment in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) featuring the likes of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Vision and a couple of female superheroes – and new Wellington-made labour of love drama The Great Maiden’s Blush by Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader. Dan also chats to US critic Diana Drumm about her Twitter feed promoting film writing by women, @FemaleCritics.
1:33 Filmmakers reaching out over the Pacific
Every year during the Documentary Edge Festival, the Screen Edge Forum is held inviting film industry bods to come together and talk about their craft. This time one of the panels, Pacific Alliances, is looking at Australasia building better connections with the Pacific islands through a new organisation called the Pacific Alliance for Documentary and Interactive Storytelling (PADISA). Lynn Freeman spoke to Alex Lee from Documentary Edge, and Mareva Leu the co-ordinator of Tahiti documentary festival: Festival International Du Film Documentaire Océanien (FIFO).
1:48 From Kraus to Parekowhai: Story of a Piano
Hungarian refugee Lili Kraus, who lived in New Zealand after the Second World War, played concerts in remote rural areas and helped professional musician’s source good quality instruments.
In 1959 she wrote a message on a Steinway piano - and that piano went on to become part of artist Michael Parekowhai's contribution to the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Now Michael's big sister Cushla has looked into Lili's life and her contribution to this country's cultural scene over many years and sharing her research at a talk at Te Papa.
2:06 The Laugh Track – Heather O’Carroll
Heather O'Carroll is the new Programme Manager for Wellington indie theatre BATS. Since 2008 Heather has performed a variety of roles at the New Zealand Festival, and in 2014 spent a summer in working for the world's largest arts festival: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Plays Heather has acted in include Le Sud, The Lead Wait, Chekov In Hell, West End Girls, Tigers of Wrath, as well as The Shape of Things for which she won a Chapman Tripp Theatre Award. On-screen Heather played Karen Nicholas in Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story.
2:25 Tusiata Avia: Fale Aitu Spirit House
Pacific poet Tusiata Avia's new collection has been a long time in the making. Seven years in fact. And it wasn't until Tusiata finished Fale Aitu Spirit House that she realised, with some serendipity, there was a strong theme running through it...hence the name.
2:40 Bridget Reweti: Carry On
Is there anything you never leave home without? Bridget Reweti's upcoming exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre of hand coloured photographs Carry On examines just that. She has recently returned from the annual Indigenous Visual and Digital Arts Residency at The Banff Centre in Canada where ideas around tourism permeated her photography. She is also staging separate exhibitions in Christchurch: Ōtākaro at The Physics Room, and Tirohanga at CoCA.
2:47 Marcel Lucont pours scorn on you
The New Zealand International Comedy Festival is wrapping up in Wellington and Auckland but other parts of the country can now see many of the highlights as part of the festival's travelling Comedy Convoy.
Marcel has a dry, deadpan and at times almost snobby charm that intrigued Zoe.
3:06 Drama at 3 - Four Cities (Part 2)
Sparks fly when the 'school mistress' meets the smuggler. June takes a European tour and befriends the Polish tour guide Wojtek. They are from very different worlds and circumstances but find they have much in common in this funny and touching romantic comedy from the pen of Anthony McCarten.
Music played in this show
Artist: The Wedding Present
Song: Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable?
Album: George Best [Bonus Tracks]
Label: COOKING VINYL
Played at: 12.12
Artist: Edith Piaff
Song: Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Album: Edith Piaf
Played at: 12.39
Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre ft. Little Boots
Played at: 1.10
Artist: Amadou and Mariam
Composer: Marc-Antoine Moreau/Mariam Doumbia/Damon Albarn
Album: Welcome To Mali
Played at: 1.45
Song: An die Musik
Composer: Schubert, arr. G Moore
Album: Gerald Moore - A Tribute
Played at: 1.57
Artist: Phoenix featuring R. Kelly.
Song: Trying To Be Cool
Composer: Thomas Pablo Croquet, Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Moulin, R Kelly
Played at: 1.59
Artist: Flight of The Conchords
Song: If You're Into It
Composer: Clement, McKenzie
Album: The Distant Future EP
Played at: 2.21
Artist: Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
Song: Jane B
Album: Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
Label: Light in the Attic Records
Played at: 2.05
Artist: Charlotte Gainsbourg ft. Beck
Song: Heaven Can Wait
Composer: Beck Hansen
Played at: 2.36
Artist: Daft Punk ft. Panda Bear
Song: Doin' it Right
Composer: Bangalter, Homem-Christo,Lennox
Album: Random Access Memories
Played at: 2.58
Artist: Jimmy & Johanna Oedin
Song: Comme Un Rêve
Label: Flying Fox
Played at: 3.04
Song: To The End (la Comedie Feat. Françoise Hardy)
Composer: Albarn, Coxon, James, Rowntree
Album: The Great Escape
Played at: 3.55