Musical cinema

At this years International Film Festival amongst the cornucopia of cinema from all over the world there are two of films with kiwi music connections.

Screening this week is the documentary Persuading the Baby to Float about the collaboration between poet Bill Manhire and musicians Hannah Griffin and Norman Meehan. The musicians have selected poems by Manhire to turn into songs.       The have collaborated on two albums so far, Making Baby Float and Buddhist Rain, and there is another album in the works.     The doco gives the viewer a behind-the-scenes peek into the meeting of these minds. Also screening later in the week is Song of the Kauri, a multi-layered documentary adressing environmental concerns surrounding native tree useage and preservation. Also featured in the doco is Laurie Williams, internationally renowned Luthier. Williams uses ancient Kauri for making his guitars and violins for which there is demand internationally

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