Friday 4 July 2014

Upcoming Events: Poetry on Film [7-9/14]

Debbie Fish of the New Zealand International Film Festival writes in to say:
Good afternoon Jack,

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) will be screening around the country during July, August and September. We have just launched our Auckland & Wellington programmes and we have a few films about poetry and poets that we thought Poetry NZ may be interested in. A flyer with details about these films is attached here.

Exact details of session dates and venues can be found online for Auckland at and for Wellington at For further information about any of the films, or to discuss reserving group bookings, contact me on 04 802 2576.

We would love for you to share this information with your networks. To keep up to date with NZIFF news and announcements, visit our website at

Kind regards,


The two films in question are "Reaching for the Moon," about the love story between the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo, and "First Cousin Once Removed," about poet and translator Edwin Honig. Check them out. I will ...

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