Fundraising Screening of Hone Tuwhare - A Gaylene Preston Fi

Fundraising Screening of Hone Tuwhare A Gaylene Preston Fi Paramount Theatre Wellington

Fundraising Screening of Hone Tuwhare - A Gaylene Preston Fi

The New Crossways Community Trust is running another of its hugely popular movie afternoons

in at the Paramount Theatre in Courtenay Place.

This time it's the Gaylene Preston documentary of one of New Zealand's most acclaimed poets, Hone Tuwhare, who died at the beginning of this year.

This is a warts-and-all tribute to one of the country's best-known, best-loved and most colourful literary figures. Hone Tuwhare lived in a tiny house in the South Otago settlement of Kaka Point, where he continued to write prolifically. Early in 1995 he allowed a film crew to observe him at home, around Kaka Point, and travelling the country reading his work.

The result is a punchy portrait of a remarkable poet and a great New Zealand character.

The movie will be introduced by some readings of Hone's poetry, and Gaylene will talk about the documentary and the man at the conclusion of the movie.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children, and can be purchased by e-mailing hone[at]mtvictoria.org.nz - all proceeds will go towards the development of the New Crossways in Roxburgh Street.

The Paramount's bar will be open for coffee, ice cream and drinks from 3:30pm, so see you there!

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