US TV BROADCAST

WINTER AT WESTBETH will be broadcast nationally across America as part of the Emmy award winning prime time documentary program America ReFramed.

The film will make its U.S. television premiere and streaming debut on Tuesday, December, 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. (7pm CT / 9pm PST, over a multicast seven-day window) on WORLD Channel as part of the sixth season of America ReFramed. It will also be available for free on all station-branded PBS platforms including PBS.org, and on PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

‘EVENING’ TO SCREEN AT ACMI NOV/DEC

Rohan’s acclaimed 2012 film ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has been programmed at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) as part of their summer matinee series.

Visit the ACMI website for trailer, tickets and session times.

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ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING is the life affirming story of concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe who performs an annual concert of music composed by her talented friends, all lost to HIV/AIDS in New York City.

The film will commence screening at ACMI on Nov 24th and Rohan participate in an audience Q&A after the 7PM session on Dec 1st (World AIDS Day).

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

‘American Cinematographer’

Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of American Cinematographer, has once again served as the jury for the American Cinematographer Award for Cinematography at Salem Film Fest.  Winter at Westbeth was nominated for this accolade, with Pizzello remarking:

“[The film] …offers a moving, life-affirming visit with the elderly residents of an artists’ community in New York’s West Village. Spong’s observant eye and cinematic aesthetics lend the images a poetic realism; his unconventional style of coverage and creative compositions capture the subjects’ vibrant personalities and effectively convey the inner spark that drives their artistic ambitions.

The winner of the award was God Knows Where I Am (dir. J & T Wider). A full list of nominees is available on the Salem Film Fest website and will also be published in the forthcoming issue of American Cinematographer. 

 

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 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.

 

 

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