Article Title:LGBT movies in NZ's World Cinema Showcase
Author or Credit:Matt Akersten
Published on:21st March 2008 - 10:33 am
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Text:The tenth annual World Cinema Showcase is a great opportunity to enjoy some remarkable movies. The Showcase begins tonight in Wellington, then travels to Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin… so don't miss your chance to see last year's Palme D'Or winner, several Oscar contenders, new films from big-name directors, a mini retrospective from one of the maddest filmmakers in history, along with several insightful and downright shocking documentaries. The Showcase crew have kindly highlighted four films which are of particular interest to readers, involving some unique LGBT stories. Here they are, below. Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens An insightful look at one of the most popular photographers of our time, who happens to be a lesbian. Life through the Lens allows Annie Leibovitz to talk for herself about her work for magazines such as Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, and about the more intimate work revealed in her remarkable recent book. Directed by her sister Barbara, the film also covers personal aspects of her life such as her pivotal relationship with Susan Sontag, and includes interviews with converts such as Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Hilary Clinton. The interviews with famous subjects reveal an understandable degree of affection for the woman who makes icons of them all. View the trailer for the film on the screen below this artcle. Screenings: Wellington: 28   
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