Talk/Show - Ad in Your Eye (Seminar)
|When:||Wednesday, 27 June 2012|
|Where:||The Film Archive, Wellington|
|Running time:||70-90 minutes|
Sit down and relax as staff from The Film Archive talk on a range of topics with excerpts from the Archive’s collection of historical and contemporary film and television. Talk/Shows have proved an excellent opportunity for audience speaker interaction and bringing our shared knowledge together. Come and enjoy our third series.
Ad in Your Eye: The New Zealand Television Commercial as Historical Document
Presented by Alex Burton, Manager Education & Production
An analysis of the quirky, the classic, the truly ground changing, the political, the offensive, the banned, and the
hilarious (intentionally and unintentionally) from our advertising past. Not expected to be much used as a
component of Archive programming, commercials of different decades have proved a highly effective reflection of
our society’s historical fabric. Expect plenty of humour and audience interaction. Unavoidably entertaining!
Coming up on Talk/Show
Wednesday 4 July, 7pm
Talk/Show - Eyewitness to the ‘80s: The 1987 Sharemarket Crash
Presented by James Taylor, Cataloguer / Researcher
The mid 1980s were heady days for the New Zealand sharemarket. This talk/show looks back at this notorious period of boom and bust using the Archive's Chapman Collection of 1980s TVNZ News and Current Affairs programmes. We'll witness, as contemporaries did, the bubble growing from 1984, watch as panic gripped the market in 1987, and see the consequences of "Black Tuesday" for sharebrokers, captains of industry and ordinary people.
Wednesday 11 July, 7pm
Talk/Show - Free Radical: Len Lye’s legacy in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Presented by Sarah Davy, Director, Collect (Acquisitions and Research)
The legacy of New Zealand born ‘maverick modernist’ Len Lye (1901-1980) still has an appealing freshness. In a free-ranging discussion we will examine the resonance of Len’s work in Aotearoa/New Zealand, showing several films including Experimental Animation (1934), Rainbow Dance (1936), Trade Tattoo (1937) and Musical Poster #1 (1940).