Central Leader : February 18th 2011
3 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS Call Window Answers now For a free measure and quote Tel: 836 6222 20K Te Pai Place, Henderson Blinds Vertical • Holland • Venetian • Wooden • Sunscreen Buy direct from the factory TIMBER SALE UP TO 60% OFF RRP • Australian Design Award • Uniline's Unique 5 Year Warranty Conditions Apply 50% on the retail price Save up to www.windowanswers.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2800970AC WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK INTRODUCTION NIGHT City Impact Church TUESDAY 15th FEB 2011 7:30PM SERVICE TIMES SATURDAY 6PM , SUNDAY10AM &7PM cityimpactchurch.com All Welcome Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park Film looks at Kiwi hippies Hippy trail: Director Dan Salmon says there were two types of hippies in New Zealand -- those who identified with the movement on weekends and those who joined a back to the land movement. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By HANNAH SPYKSMA THE title of Grey Lynn direc- tor Dan Salmon's latest docu- mentary met with a lot of opposition. Dirty Bloody Hippies takes its script, and consequently its name, from the stories interviewees told. The film delves into New Zealand's take on the 1970s alternative movement and is premiering at the sixth annual Documentary Edge Festival. It opened in Auckland on Wednesday. As Mr Salmon tells it, in the hippy heyday a father and son were walking along the roadside in Hokianga, when a school bus drove past. The kids on the bus wound down the windows and yelled out: Dirty bloody hippies.'' Mr Salmon says this story was recounted with affection by one of the film's inter- viewees, and so the name stuck. It is one of nine local documentaries chosen for the festival, which boasts a selec- tion of 64 films in total. The hour-long presentation explores how the typical American hippy movement happened quite differently here. As we got further into filming we realised what was typical, or stereotypical -- sex, drugs and rock'n'roll -- wasn't really relevant to the New Zealand scene. The movement was more about getting back to the land,'' Mr Salmon says. He and a team of around six production members spent four months tracing people's stories and finding out what has happened to all the flowers''. The director, who works for Big Pictures, says he is look- ing forward to being able to sit down and actually watch his film. When shows air in a cin- ema you're really forced to sit and think and tap into how things are received and how they play out for an audi- ence.'' For festival director Dan Shanan this is also one of the beautiful things about documentaries. When you watch some- thing you're not only inspired but you get a chance to learn about things you wouldn't otherwise be exposed to,'' he says. As well as the New Zealand section, the event spans seven other categories from heroes and icons to culture vultures'' and even a George Lucas-inspired film. Screening from February 26 until March 6, this is the first year the festival will be operating in three locations across the city. Head along to either Acad- emy Cinema in the central city, Event Cinemas in Newmarket, or Victoria Park Palace in Devonport to see a film. Visit www.documentary edge.org.nz for more details and story blurbs.
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