Friday, June 27, 2014

Standing Room Only for Sunday 29 June 2014 - Radio New Zealand National

 12:43 Connie Radar Goes To Comic-Con

Connie Radar is going to Comic-Con. The cult comic book heroine has her own film, called Over The Moon, which has been selected for showing at the enormous Comic-Con International Film Independent Festival. Director James Cunningham shot the short with 15 of his Media Design School animation students.

12:51 Screenwriter's Lab

New Zealand’s first screenwriters Writers Laboratory, in which six local screenwriters go to boot camp with top mentors, including Oscar-winner David Seidler (The King’s Speech).

1:10 At The Movies with Simon Morris

Simon Morris and International Film Festival director, Bill Gosden launch this year’s programme and give an overview of some of the best films of 2014.

1:37 Adult Ballet

Ballet is back, and in a big way for big kids. Adult participation in ballet is well up on previous years and while some have come back to it after training as a child, many are first timers. What compels a full grown human being to take up the tights? Justin Gregory decided to have a lesson with dance legend Mary-Jane O’Reilly.

1:48 Artist Grant Stevens

Brisbane-based artist, Grant Stevens went to fine arts school (QUT) because he was good at drawing. Years on he's come out the other end having lost his knack with a pencil, because he's too busy playing with the one thing that makes him the most uncomfortable – words.

2:04 The Laugh Track

This week’s guest is improv director, Christine Brooks, whose latest production Taking of the Bird Suit, features an all-women cast.

2:39 Books

2:48 Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief

Rules are made to be broken; or so say local Indian Theatre group Prayas. In their latest show, Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief, they’ve decided to throw the book out the window and do it their way. Especially when it comes to the live music in the show. Band leader Sayanti Chatterjee demonstrates for Standing Room Only.

3:05 The Drama Hour

The Shakespeare Project with Monologues by Paul Waggott and Jim Moriarty
Part two of Encore – The Story of New Zealand Theatre by Lynn Freeman
Part two of An Extraordinary Rendition by Steve Danby

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