Barry Barclay retrospective at the New Zealand Film Archive

Where: New Zealand Film Archive, Auckland
When: Sunday 19th July 2009 - Sunday 2nd August 2009
Opening Times: various dates and times
Admission:
sunday 19 july
Tangata Whenua | Programme 1
mediatheatre at 1.00pm & 3.00pm
NZ, 1974, programme runs 83 mintues, Exempt
The Spirits and the Times Will Teach, Pacific Films, 1974
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Screenplay: Michael King, Barry Barclay
With: Ngakahikatea Wirihana, Te Uira Manihera, Herepo Rongo, Piri Poutapu, Eva Rickard
The first programme in the Tangata Whenua series focuses on the life and reminiscences of two kuia.
Waikato, Pacific Films, 1974
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Screenplay: Michael King, Barry Barclay
With: Tumokai Katipa, Piri Poutapu, Ripora Kukutai, Whitiora Cooper, Winera Samuels.
The name of the Turangawaewae marae was taken from a 19th-century prophecy by King Tawhiao, that in his grandson's time Ngaruawahia would become the turangawaewae (standing place) of the Kingitanga. His granddaughter Te Puea dedicated her life to fulfilling his prophecy.
Film Festival prices apply

sunday 19 july

The Neglected Miracle
mediatheatre at 7.00pm
NZ, 1985 DigiBeta, 106 minutes
Pacific Films
Director/Screenplay: Barry Barclay
Producers: John O'Shea, Craig Walters
Photography: Rory O'Shea
Editor: Annie Collins
When The Neglected Miracle premiered at the Wellington Film Festival in 1985 few of us knew about the dangers of corporate ‘ownership' of genetic crop resources. John O'Shea and Barry Barclay, on the other hand, had already been working on the subject for seven years, shooting in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
The Neglected Miracle screens again Monday 20 July at 4pm and Tuesday 21 July at 6.15pm
Film Festival prices apply

wednesday 22 july

Autumn Fires
mediatheatre at 12.15pm & 1.30pm
NZ, 1972, 16mm, 53 minutes
Pacific Films
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Photography: Rory O'Shea
Actor Martyn Sanderson returns at 39 to the Hokianga of his youth and visits his elderly and romantic aunt, Olive Bracey. Their reminsicences mesh with nostalgic songs - ‘Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life!' - and readings from Bracey's unpublished fiction. Rory O'Shea's lyrical cinematography lends its own poetry.
Autumn Fires screens again in the lunchtime programme on Friday 24 July at 12.15pm and 1.30pm
Film Festival prices apply

wednesday 22 july

The Town That Lost a Miracle | Autumn Fires
mediatheatre at 4.00pm & 6.15pm
16mm, programme runs 83 mintues
The Town That Lost a Miracle, Pacific Films, 1972
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Opononi became the focus of national attention in 1955 thanks to a famously friendly dolphin. Seventeen years later, working with writer James McNeish, Barry Barclay visits Opononi and gently but tellingly probes the legend of that magical summer and the mystery of its violent end.
Autumn Fires, Pacific Films, 1977
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Photography: Rory O'Shea
Actor Martyn Sanderson returns at 39 to the Hokianga of his youth and visits his elderly and romantic aunt, Olive Bracey. Their reminsicences mesh with nostalgic songs - ‘Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life!' - and readings from Bracey's unpublished fiction. Rory O'Shea's lyrical cinematography lends its own poetry.
Film Festival prices apply

saturday 25 july

Tangata Whenua | Programme 2
mediatheatre at 1.00pm
NZ, 1974, 16mm, Programme runs 70 minutes, Exempt
The Prophets - Tuhoe Ringatu, Pacific Films, 1974
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Screenplay: Michael King, Barry Barclay
The Tuhoe people of the Urewera country have maintained the Ringatu - religion founded in the 19th century by Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki. Tribal leader John Rangihau takes a group to visit the deserted marae at Maungapohatu from where the prophet Rua Kenana was taken prisoner, and speaks of his Tuhoetanga.
The Great Trees, Pacific Films, 1974
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Screenplay: Michael King, Barry Barclay
With: Wiremu Tarei, Eruera Manuera, Puti O'Brien, Sid Haig, Whaia McClutchie, Eruera Stirling, Amiria Stirling, Tamati Reedy, Tilly Reedy, Harry Dansey, Api Mahuika, Koro Dewes
There is a saying about the old leaders: ‘He Totara Whakaruruhau' (They are the great trees giving shelter from the wind).
Tangata Whenua | Programme 2 screens again on Sunday 26 July at 4.00pm
Film Festival prices apply

Saturday 1 august

Tangata Whenua | Programme 3
mediatheatre at 12.45pm
NZ, 1974, 16mm, programme runs 88 minutes, Exempt
Turangawaewae - A Place to Stand, Pacific Films, 1974
Director: Barry Barclay
Producer: John O'Shea
Screenplay: Michael King, Barry Barclay
Young Maori from Nga Tamatoa travel to Tokomaru Bay to help paint and care for the Tokomaru meeting house, built between 1928 and 1934. For some Tamatoa members, this is their first marae experience. The documentary moves to Porirua, where a new marae is being established.
The Carving Cries, Pacific Films, 1974
Director, Barry Barcly
Producer: John O'Shea
Commentary: Michael King, Witi Ihimaera
With: John Rangihau, Witi Ihimaera, Trudy Keelan, Tom Smiler, Gilma Tamatea, Elizabeth Shaw, Martin Baker, Ngoi Pewhairangi, Whaimutu Dewes, Joe Aranga, Piri Poutapu, Dick Green
In a Tokomaru Bay meeting house there is a carving which the people say will weep when something in the Maori world is lost. This last episode in the series explores the importance of the passing on of shared memories, knowledge and history to the next generation.
Tangata Whenua | Programme 3 screens again on Sunday 2 August at 4.30pm
Film Festival prices apply

 





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