Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015
This week Nga Taonga Sound and Vision have two films by our
own WIFT member Roseanne Liang. Just in time for Valentine's Day
NZ, 2011, 84 mins, PG - Adult themes, director Roseanne Liang
A Romeo and Juliet story with a Kiwi-Asian twist, My Wedding and Other Secrets
is a romantic comedic journey through a cultural minefield, navigating the divide
between the traditional values of immigrant parents and the contemporary aspirations
of their children in a new land.
Part of the Love Stories season.
7pm Friday 13 & Saturday 14 February
4.30m Saturday 14 February
Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St
$8 / $6
And see where it all started.....
NZ, 2005, 55 mins, PG -
Exempt, director Roseanne Liang
Banana in a Nutshell is the original documentary which would inspire the romantic comedy My Wedding And Other Secrets six years later.
Growing up in New Zealand, director Roseanne Liang was your average overachieving daughter-of-immigrants. She excelled in piano, ballet and drama, as well as becoming valedictorian of her school. She did everything her parents expected of her, until:
1) she fell in love with a white boy called stephen, and
2) turned the camera on what happened next.
Part of the Love Stories season, Banana in a Nutshell will be playing continuously in the TV Lounge during open hours - just ask our friendly cafe staff to start the film from the beginning for you.
Screening continuously during open hours, February 9-14
TV Lounge, Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St