Number 35 Winter 2003
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Front Cover: Eomer (Karl Urban) in Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers. Still courtesy of Roadshow.
Film

FRODO'S FACE, STATE OF THE ART, AND THE AXIS OF EVIL – LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS by John Downie. 2 READ ONLINE


CELEBRATING FOURTH CINEMA
by Barry Barclay. 7


LOOKING FOR THE FRINGE: A MENTOR'S NOTES
by Kathy Dudding. 12


A PLACE NEAR HEAR
by Martin Rumsby. 15

32 Wellington Film Festival/ 35 Auckland Film Festival

The 32nd Welington Film Festival runs from July 18 to August 3.
The 35th Auckland Film Festival runs from July 11 to July 25.

In this special section four writers preview a total of 13 films from this year's Festivals. First up, Russell Campbell examines the digital aesthetic of the Aro Valley films, Why Can't I Stop This Uncontrollable Dancing, and I Think I'm Going. This is followed by John Downie's discussion of new films by Mike Leigh, Michael Winterbottom, and Chantal Akerman, and documentaries on Gore Vidal and Marshall McLuhan. Then Lawrence McDonald looks at four documentaries, all of them devoted to the work of significant photographers: Rober Capa, Milt Hinton, Dorothea Lange, and Shelby Lee Adams. Finally, Campbell Walker discusses two films about sex, Catherine Breillat's Sex is Comedy and Hong Sang-soo's Turning Gate. 21

Theatre

Tribute to Alan Brunton 1946-2002

RED MOLE'S STRANGE ATTRACTOR by Martin Edmond. 37

LOVE STARTS OUT SIMPLE BUT IT GETS COMPLEX: THE LANGUAGE GROOVES OF GLORY by David Edwards. 39

DANCING THE INFINITE CURVE by Lyne Pringle. 42
Shorter Reviews

John Downie on Salto, by Lily's Balcony Theatre Company. 46

John Di Stefano on Dirty Pixels at Art Space, Auckland and the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. 49

Lyubomir Michele on Stuart Hoar's The Facemaker at Circa Theatre, Wellington. 41

David O'Donnell on Jean Betts's The Collective at Gryphon Theatre, Wellington. 50