1996, 46 minutes
This is a warts-and-all tribute to one of the country's best-known, best-loved and most colourful literary figures. In a tiny house in the South Otago settlement of Kaka Point where he wrote prolifically, Hone Tuwhare allowed a film crew to observe him at home, and travelling the country reading his work. The result is a punchy portrait of a remarkable poet and a great New Zealand character.
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SUNDAY STAR TIMES - Angela Walker
14 October 2007 | Rating: 4/5
Gaylene Preston's documentary on artist Rita Angus hits all the right notes: informative, visually compelling, humorous and touching. Angus's life and work is discussed and dissected by some great onscreen talent including Sam Neill, artist Jaqueline Fahey and Marti Friedlander. A lively and loving look at one of our cultural icons.
Director - Gaylene Preston
Producer - John Harris
Associate Producer - Mark Derby
Executive Producer - Caterina De Nave
Co Producer - Gaylene Preston
Photography - Alun Bollinger
Editor - Simon Reece
Music - Jonathon Crayford