Library of Congress Screening

Rohan Spong and concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe were recently invited to present ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING at the United States Library of Congress in Washington DC.

The film screened to senators, public and Library staff on 25th June as part of LGBT Pride Month.

It was followed by audience Q&A with Mimi and Rohan and short reception at the Mary Pickford Theater.

 

It was a huge honour to screen ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING in the nations capital! Mimi and I were thrilled to be invited to Capital Hill, and to experience the enthusiasm the audience had for the film at the Library of Congress. It was definitely an unexpected and affirming experience that I will remember fondly, always.  Rohan x 

Screen Australia Support

 

Rohan’s new film, provisionally entitled WINTER AT WESTBETH, has just receieved funding from Screen Australia. The film explores the inhabitants and history of an arts community in New York’s West Village. The film has been supported by the Signature Documentary funding stream which supports documentary films bold in form and content. You can read about the other films which received funding under this decision, as part of today’s press release from Screen Australia. WINTER AT WESTBETH is produced by long time collaborator Adam Farrington-Williams (Perseus Pictures) with executive producer Lizzette Atkins of Unicorn Films. The film has previously received funding from Film Victoria’s Documentary Development program.

‘EVENING’ NYC Theatrical Release

ATWTE_onesheet_layersSMLALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING opens tomorrow at the Village East Cinema (corner or 2nd Ave and 12th Street) New York. 

The film will screen daily for a week with sessions at 10:45AM, 12:55PM, 3:05PM, 5:15PM, and 7:25PM (except Sun, 7:55PM).

Audience Q&A Sessions will follow these sessions:
Fri 7.25PM – Rohan Spong, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Perry Brass
Sat 7.25PM – Rohan Spong, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Perry Brass
Sun 5.15PM – Rohan Spong and Mimi Stern-Wolfe (only).

Filmmaker’s ticket proceeds from Sunday 5.15PM session will be donated to AIDSWALK, benefiting GMHC.

Up to date session times and online ticket booking and purchase options can be found at New York’s Village East Cinema website.

The film will also screen on Dec 1st, World AIDS Day, at Middle Collegiate Church, the site of the first Benson AIDS concert.

This screening will be accompanied by Mimi Stern-Wolfe playing solo piano and will be presented as part of the Church’s World AIDS Day program Art and Soul, lead by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D, assisted by Rev. Gordon Draght, minister during the height of the pandemic and one of the early champions of Mimi’s concert series.

The service will begin at 6PM, followed by a short musical reception at 6.45PM and the film screening at 7PM.

Visit the Middle Collegiate website for more information!

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‘The Sovereign Wife’ at MTC

Rohan recently filmed and edited a 7 minute projected video sequence with actor Jason De Santis for Sisters Grimm’s THE SOVEREIGN WIFE. The play recently premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) as part of the Neon Festival. The entire season for the show (Directed by Declan Greene and written by Greene and Ash Flanders) was sold out hours before the opening night, prompting an additional show, which was then also sold out. It has received critical acclaim in  The AgeHerald SunArtshub, Time Out and The Australian, whose reviewer Chris Boyd described it as: “not just the highlight of the NEON festival, it’s the show to beat, so far, in 2013”.

29th April 2014 – *UPDATE!*
THE SOVEREIGN WIFE was the winner of several Green Room Awards, including Best Production and Best Male (Ash Flanders) in the Independent Theatre category.

StudioTV Premiere, more NYC news!

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has its television premiere on Foxtel’s StudioTV network (Australia) on June 20th at 9pm. Check program guides for repeat screenings. The film will also be available as part of an on-demand service for StudioTV subscribers.

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING will be screened a further time in New York City at Judson Memorial Church (June 20th, 7PM), preceded by a short live concert performed by Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Labyrinth Dance Theater.

Both Mimi and the film were recently profiled in a feature article in the New York Times by John Leland. You can read the article HERE.

It is hoped that the film will do a short theatrical run in NYC later in the year!

 

‘EVENING’ closes after epic 13 weeks.

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has finally closed after a stellar 13 week season in Australian Cinemas, having outlasting the likes of blockbusters such as PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

When I reached Mimi Stern-Wolfe  to explain that the film has finally closed, she remarked: “It’s so much more than I ever anticipated and makes me glad that I devoted my life to this music”. Thank you to everyone who has come along to support the film at the cinema these last 13 weeks and has helped to share Mimi’s story and this beautiful music.  Rohan x x x x 

 

AFCA Nomination

The Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) have nominated ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING for best documentary alongside the likes of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and PAUL KELLY: STORIES OF ME. The film is currently on the eleventh week of screenings at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova.

1st March 2013 – UPDATE

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING lost out to Oscar Winner SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN for the AFCA Best Documentary 2012 prize. Mike Scott received the AFCA award in the Best Review of An Australian Film category for his moving appraisal of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING. You can read Michael’s review here.

‘EVENING’ smashes opening weekend & MONA screening announced!

Reviewers for print and web media across Australia seem to agree on a rating for the film – four stars out of five. Check out the ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING page to read the appraisals!

You can also view audience reactions to the preview screening held at Cinema Nova, below:

Due to the overwhelming opening weekend ticket sales at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova (sorry to those of you who were turned away from our sold out Sun 2nd Dec Q&A session!), Cinema Nova have extended their season of the film. You can view and buy tickets for Cinema Nova sessions HERE.

The film has also been programmed for a special one off screening at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart at 3.30PM of Sunday 16th of December. This session will be followed by a Q and A with Rohan Spong. You can buy tickets HERE.

 

Australian Premiere and World AIDS Day charity screenings

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING
Presented by MERCURY CINEMA and FEAST FESTIVAL
Nov 24th 2012 – 7PM Mercury Cinema, Adelaide 
Followed by a Q and A by Director Rohan Spong

Ticket proceeds from this screening will be donated to AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA).

Melbourne – Cinema Nova 
All ticket proceeds from 11am Dec 1 screening were donated to Vic AIDS Council / Gay Men’s Health Centre 

Sydney – Dendy Newtown
All ticket proceeds from 7PM Sat Dec 1 Screening to be donated to ACON (AIDS Council of NSW) – followed by Q and A with Director Rohan Spong 

Canberra – Dendy Canberra
All ticket proceeds from Dec 1 Screening to be donated to AIDS Action Council (ACT).

Brisbane – Palace Centro 
All filmmaker’s ticket proceeds from entire opening week to be donated to the Hope Fund for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Adelaide – Mercury Cinema
Ticket proceeds from Dec 1 Screening to be donated to the AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA)

and in the USA:

NEW YORK – November 30th
6PM at Leslie Lohman Gallery
26 Wooster Street (between Grand & Canal)
Preceded by a shrt live performance by Mimi Stern-Wolfe. Followed by a Q and A with Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Perry Brass (featured in the film) FREE ENCORE SCREENING

BOSTON – December 1st
2PM at Boston Museum of Fine Art
Preceded by a short live performance by Mimi Stern-Wolfe.
Followed by a Q and A with Mimi Stern-Wolfe.

KANSAS CITY – December 1st
11AM Tivoli Cinema
Donations to Good Samaritan Project
Screening introduced by Karen Kushner (featured in the film) 

CHICAGO – December 3rd 
7PM Center on Halsted
With ticket proceeds going to
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING arriving in Australian Cinemas November 29th!

ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING opens in Australian cinemas on November 29th, 2012! The trailer for the film is currently screening in cinemas.

 

Rohan will be attending a number of screenings around Australia in November and December 2012 to accompany the Australian theatrical season of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING.

Sat 24th Nov, Mercury Cinema, ADELAIDE 7pm
Wed 28th Nov, Dendy Canberra CANBERRA 7pm
Sat 1st Dec, Dendy Newtown, SYDNEY at 7pm
Sun 2nd Dec, Cinema Nova, MELBOURNE at 11am

MONA, Tasmania (TBC)

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