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REEL KIWI UNDERGROUND

REEL KIWI UNDERGROUND! Wellington?s Paramount is proud to present two very special nights of underground New Zealand cinema. On June 20th and 21st, three independent filmmakers will screen a combination of short films, live concert footage and feature documentaries that celebrate the true spirit of Kiwi rock and roll. Both screenings commence with a selection of short films made by filmmaker and Prime Minister of the Stink Magnetic Record Company D. Thomas Herkes. Night one features the short documentary “Boss Christ - Mongrel On The Dancefloor”, about local cult-music hero Boss Christ. Night two features three trailers made in Christchurch during the earthqukes - “I Kill”, “Robot Wolf” and “ElectriciShe: Electrical Goddess of Death”. Dylan?s films will be followed by rare live-concert footage shot by local legend and videographer Bob Sutton. Night one features a selection of live performances by seminal Flying Nun bands including Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space and SPUD. Night two features the unforgettable last SKEPTICS performance from Auckland?s Gluepot, filmed just week?s before the tragic death of charismatic frontman David D?Ath. Each screening will culminate with a feature rockumentary by Simon Ogston, whose work has appeared in the NZ International Film Festival. Night one features “Antarctic Angels and the Unknown Blues”, a film about Invercargill?s notorious 1960s R&B group the Unknown Blues, and their equally-notorious biker mates the Antarctic Angels. Night two features “Gone With The Weird”, about the misadventures of the band Squirm and Christchurch?s underground rock scene of the 1990s. This double-header triple-feature is a special one-off event that any lover of Kiwi music, cinema or counter-culture won?t want to miss! Tall Dwarfs Robot Wolf Gone With The Weird NIGHT ONE - THURSDAY JUNE 20TH “Boss Christ - Mongrel On The Dancefloor” (12min, D. Thomas Herkes) An intimate yet brief insight in to the world of Boss Christ during the recording of his very first tape ``Who`s The Boss`` in 2002. “Flying Nun Favourites” (35min, Bob Sutton) A selection of live-concert footage including performances by seminal Flying Nun bands Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space and SPUD. “Antarctic Angels and the Unknown Blues” (50min, Simon Ogston) The amazing true story of New Zealand?s most notorious band of the 1960s, Invercargill?s Unknown Blues, as well as their equally-notorious biker mates the Antarctic Angels. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWPhtHjs8AQ NIGHT TWO - FRIDAY JUNE 21ST “I Kill”/”Robot-Wolf”/”ElectriciShe: Electrical Goddess of Death” (10min, D. Thomas Herkes) A selection of original trailers for B-grade Kiwi classics that never-were. Featuring Christchurch?s cult-hero Richie Venus. “SKEPTICS - Live at The Gluepot 13.7.90” (35min, Bob Sutton) A selection of songs from the legendary final gig by seminal 1980s band SKEPTICS at Auckland?s Gluepot. This was the band?s final show, performed just weeks before the tragic death of frontman David D?Ath. “Gone With The Weird” (50min, Simon Ogston) Featured in the 2011 NZIFF, this is the epic tale of Squirm - “the little band that couldn?t”. A moving and revealing look at Christchurch?s underground rock scene of the 1990s. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me_5gI9hCDo BOTH SCREENINGS COMMENCE AT 7:30PM AT THE PARAMOUNT. ALL THREE DIRECTORS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO INTRODUCE THEIR FILMS AND GIVE Q&A SESSIONS. For further information please contact: Simon Ogston Phone: 027 2129038 Email: [email protected]

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