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 Premiere and Awards

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.

 

 

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.

DOC NYC festival screening

WINTER AT WESTBETH is to have its international premiere at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the US.

DOCNYC16-Tagline-Official-Selection-Black.pngThe film will screen in competition as part of the ‘Metropolis’ program, which screens films about New York City.

Director Rohan Spong is expected to attend the screenings which will occur on the 16th and 17th of November at IFC Center.

Tickets can be purchased to the two screenings HERE.

‘OPEN ORANGE’ VIDEO

Rohan has recently completed another music video for Georgia Fields (feat. Phia) for the new single Open Orange. 

Music blog HHHappy writes:

The film is 2 minutes and 50 seconds of colourful psychedelic waves, with a polished 1960s chic framework, opening and closing with a sea of shimmering orange-painted spirit fingers. It is an elegant presentation of mind-altering, moving backdrops, and black silhouettes of dancing Krishna-worthy limbs.

Visually its comes across as if she’s living in a Rubix Cube, or a colourful headspace filled with daydreams, men, and sugary food groups. The Gorman fashions beautifully compliment the bold colour-blocking screens presenting Fields as a modern day Edie Sedgwick.

The single will be launched Sunday 3rd July at The Gasometer, Melbourne

Georgia’s sophomore album Astral Debris is due to be released on the 26th of August.

‘WINTER AT WESTBETH’ World Premiere

WINTER AT WESTBETH had its world premiere as part of the Sydney Film Festival at the glorious State Theatre in Sydney on Friday 17th June.

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Director Rohan Spong, producers Adam Farrington-Williams and Lizzette Atkins, photographer Duncan Hewitt and composer Georgia Fields all attended this first screening which was followed by a short Q&A.

The film was screened once more as part of Sydney Film Festival to a sold out crowd at the Dendy Opera Quays cinema on Saturday 18th of June. 101 year old dancer / choreographer (and ambassador for Arts Health Institute) Eileen Kramer was in attendance.

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You can read more about the inspiring life and work of Eileen here.

 

 

Behind the scenes with Georgia Fields

Rohan recently filmed two short videos to accompany the recording of Georgia Fields’ sophomore album Astral Debris at Newmarket Studios in North Melbourne.

The first video is for Where Are We Now?, a cover of David Bowie’s pensive 2013 single. It has been featured in articles on Artshub and in The Age. Georgia will be performing the entire ‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ album with her own string arrangement as part of the Bowie Is exhibition at ACMI. Although it is a free event, priority seating is for attendees who have tickets for the exhibition.

The second video is for Georgia’s original song, High Horse, and tells the dark tale of a high school student’s desire. Featured in both videos are players Lizzy Welsh, Ceci Dowling, Judith Hamann and Aaron Barnden.

Rohan is thrilled to announce that Georgia Fields will be composing the original music score for his next feature length documentary, WINTER AT WESTBETH, to released theatrically in Australia and New Zealand in 2016.

‘Teacher’ to screen at GOFF14!

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Rohan’s first feature documentary will be screened to the public as part of the inaugural Girls on Film FestivalGOFF 14 is billed as a live mixtape of feminism, film, talk and parties celebrating film representations of women’s experience. 

T IS FOR TEACHER considers the experiences of four transgender teachers who transitioned whilst teaching in the American school system and screened to acclaim at film festivals in 2009. The screening will take place at 2pm on Sunday 14th of September at the Northcote Town Hall as part of GOFF 14 and will be introduced by Grace Lee of Transgender Victoria.

The screening will also be followed by an audience conversation with Rohan, Grace and film critic Cerise Howard.

To buy tickets to the screening or the action packed festival, visit www.girlsonfilmfestival.com

 

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