Lopdell Precinct is pleased to present their 2019 Film Festival. The programme includes a special evening of two films supported by Te Uru: The Price of Everything (2018), which examines the values of the contemporary art world, and a special screening of landmark Russian documentary, Man With a Movie Camera (1929, restored 2014), introduced by Russian film enthusiast, Sir Bob Harvey.
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, this eye opening doco dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and times where everything can be bought and sold.
Part documentary and part cinematic art, Man with a Movie Camera follows a city in the 1920's Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Directed by Dziga Vertov, with a variety of complex and innovative camera shots, the film depicts scenes of ordinary daily life in Russia. Vertov celebrates the modernity of the city, with its vast buildings, dense population and bustling industries. While there are no titles or narration, Vertov still naturally conveys the marvels of the modern city.
Wednesday 3 July - Saturday 6 July