NZ RELEASE FOR ‘WESTBETH’

WINTER AT WESTBETH will be released on April 27th at cinemas around New Zealand, distributed by Vendetta Films.

Confirmed locations (with more to come):
AKL | Academy Cinemas, Bridgeway Cinema, Rialto Cinemas, Monterey Cinemas
WEL | Penthouse Cinema and Cafe, Wellington, Shoreline CinemaWaikanae
CHCH | Academy Gold Cinema
DUN | Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
REG | Dome Bar and Cinema, Focal Point Cinema Coffee and Wine Bar, GECKO THEATRE, The Wall and Basement Cinema Rotorua

February / March screenings

Winter at Westbeth will be screening as part of the European documentary film festival ZAGREB DOX in Croatia on February 28th.  For more information visit: http://zagrebdox.net

Winter at Westbeth will also screen as part of the Salem Film Festival on Sunday March 5th at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Ilsa Gilbert will be in attendance at this screening. 

Winter at Westbeth is also headed to coastal NSW as part of Mid North Coast Creative Aging Festival on March 9th! It screens at the Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour and as part of The Big Chat about Creative Ageing at Glasshouse Arts Centre, Port Macquarie.
See : http://artsmidnorthcoast.com/showcase/winter-at-westbeth/

Also on March 9th, the film will be screened as part of Hawaiian Film Festival’s monthly screenings at Ward Village Courtyard outdoor cinema, Honolulu. Details for that screening are at Event Brite.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SCREENING

Rohan Spong, Ilsa Gilbert, Mimi Stern-Wolfe and still photographer Duncan Hewitt travelled to Washington D.C. to introduce a screening of Winter at Westbeth at the Library of Congress. The film screened to a near full house at the Mary Pickford Theater and was followed by an audience Q&A with Ilsa and Rohan.

The event was hosted by LC Globe and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders).

Photographs by Duncan Hewitt / ta-DAH! Photo

This is the second of Rohan’s films that has been invited to screen at the Library of Congress. All The Way Through Evening had previously screened at this venue in 2014.

Whilst at the nation’s capital, Rohan gave a wide ranging interview with Josephine Reed at the National Endowment of the Arts. The Art Works podcast is available on the National Endowment for the Arts website here or can be listened to below.

 

DOC NYC Special Jury Mention!

WINTER AT WESTBETH has received a SPECIAL JURY MENTION from DOC NYC after the film’s international premiere earlier this week. The film screened twice to enthusiastic crowds at IFC Center. Director Rohan Spong flew in to attend the screening alongside some of the participants – Ilsa Gilbert, Edith Stephen, Earl Mosley and Mimi Stern-Wolfe.

For a full list of award winners, visit DOC NYC’s website.

 

Photos by Duncan Hewitt / ta-DAH! Photo

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SCREENING

After its international premiere at DOCNYC this week in New York City, WINTER AT WESTBETH will next be seen at the US Library of Congress.

This Washington D.C. screening will be presented by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and LC-Globe, Tuesday Nov 22nd 12.30PM at the Pickford Theater (James Baldwin Building), Library of Congress.

Director Rohan Spong and poet Ilsa Gilbert (pictured) will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session.

This is a free event. For further more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773419252870911/

The Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham collections are both housed at the Library of Congress.