Northern News : September 14th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 ARTS HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS AT KLEENPAK NORTHLAND -- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 10 TE KAHU ROAD, HARURU FALLS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE PH: 09 402 8256 5% OFF With this ad! For all your cleaning and chemical solutions Tin foil, baking paper, food wrap, rubbish bags & disposable plates & much more! See us for Toilet Paper, Tissues, and Serviettes. 0800 407 500 ” Hydraulics ” Machinery servicing ” Hydraulic Hoses ” Mechanical Repairs ” Field Service ” Advice And more... Love Story breaks all the conventions Opening night: Moviegoers at Love Story opening night in Kerikeri. ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Creative genius: Filmmaker Florian Habicht at the opening of his new movie Love Story at Kerikeri's Cathay Cinema. Love Story at Cathay Cinema Florian Habicht has recently returned from a year living and experiencing life in New York. He comes armed with a new movie which is nothing short of brilliant. This young filmmaker is a genius with originality plus. His ideas and concepts are refreshingly new, giving the viewer an opportunity to marvel at his innovative cine- matography and fantastic imagination. Love Story is just that but coming from the mind of its creator it is a far cry from the saccharine, O-Lord-I-think-I- shall-throw-up Hollywood productions -- dare I mention Titanic and its kind. With his creative genius Florian lures you into his story from the opening scene on a busy New York street with its seemingly never- ending stream of traffic. A very attractive young woman -- Masha Yakovenko -- walks towards the camera along a very narrow sidewalk holding a plate with a slice of layered cake on it. She manages to halt the traffic and cross the road and from then on the movie unfolds, weaving its way through the streets of New York encountering real human characters with their intriguing stories and psyches. Florian uses no profes- sional actors and wittily scripts the movie by asking his street characters what should happen next in the unfolding story -- the first question being: What does it mean when a woman is hold- ing a piece of cake? Florian puts himself con- vincingly in front of the cam- era in Love Story and he and his love interest Masha Yakovenko create two of the most endearing characters I have seen in a movie. Love Story is rated M -- look out for the scene that has never been portrayed in any other movie! I loved this show -- Bravo Florian! Andy Morrison at Origin Andy is the featured artist this month at Origin, Kerikeri. In his exhibition Out of the Woods he combines techniques of carving and painting, creating pieces that are carefully executed with keen deliberation. Although at first glace it could almost appear Aborigi- nal in style, Andy has adapted dots, patterns and design to make these pieces his own. Brilliant, joyous colour abounds with frog and snake symbols appearing in some works. On close inspection Andy s dots are symmetrically per- fect as is the finish of each of the pieces which have been automobile lacquered cre- ating a high gloss and incred- ibly durable surface. It is pleasing to see that Andy has not covered the entire surface of each work with paint but has left areas of exposed wood incorporating its glorious grains and knots. Delayed Reaction -- Phil Broadhurst Quartet Every once in a while a truly brilliant jazz CD is pro- duced and this is it. Jazz pianist extraordinaire Phil Broadhurst has rearranged some of legendary Michel Petrucciani s masterpieces and together with musicians Roger Manins, Olivier Holland and Alain Koetsier -- wow what a drummer -- they have created some of the most intelligent, sophisticated jazz to come out of New Zealand in a while. Included on the album are five of Phil s own composi- tions -- superb, and a bonus track featuring the voice of Julie Mason singing her own lyrics to Petrucianni s La Champagne -- sublime. Delayed Reaction is due for release on September 21. No jazz collection should be without it.
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