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.

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.

‘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.