Red Mole: A Romance

Special Q&A screening

Friday 8 March | 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Annie Goldson’s new feature documentary explores the origins, performances, personalities and fate of Red Mole who burst onto the scene at the height of the counter-culture in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early 1970s. An indefinable genre of poetry, dance, mask, fire-eating and rock music, Red Mole took young Aotearoa by storm, then departed for New York City in the 1980s where they reached some acclaim until the demands of the city fragmented its core.

‘Goldson doesn’t gloss over how tough life was for the troupe – especially the women within it – but she also celebrates the love and need to create that drove them. Red Mole: A Romance is a blast and a joy.”’
– Graeme Tuckett, Sunday Star-Times

 Director Annie Goldson will introduce the film and offer a Q&A with Professor Catherine Fowler of the Media, Film and Communication Department at the University of Otago.

Annie Goldson is documentary filmmaker from Tāmaki Makaurau whose titles include Punitive Damage, Georgie Girl, Brother Number One and Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web. Her films have won multiple awards in festivals and competitions worldwide and have sold to many broadcasters and streaming platforms. She is a Professor at the University of Auckland where she received her PhD. She received an ONZM for services to film, the Aronui Award from the Royal Society NZ in 2021 and was 2023’s DocEdge Superhero.

This special screening is presented to mark International Women’s Day 2024. Red Mole was presented at the 2023 Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival and will be released to select cinemas from 14 February.

88 mins, documentary film exempt from NZ Classification labelling requirements.

Doors open at 6.45pm with screening starting at 7pm
Friday 8 March 2024
DPAG Auditorium
Free – please arrive on time to secure a seat

This special screening is hosted by the Media, Film, and Communication Program | Pāpāho, Whitiāhua, Pārokoroko and Dunedin Public Art Gallery

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