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September 2019

Arts on Tour NZ - Central to the Soul', South Island Premiere Screening. [Thu, 19 September 2019]

  • Arts on Tour NZ - Central to the Soul', South Island Premiere Screening. -

Continuously showing films since 1897, the Roxburgh Entertainment Centre now welcomes the South Island Premiere of Central to the Soul.

Selected for the prestigious 14th International Doc Edge Festival earlier this year, Central to the Soul had a world premiere in Auckland and Wellington.

Now the film is coming home to where it was filmed, featuring the Roxburgh Pioneer Energy Brass Band, the Town Hall and snapshots of local personalities, stories and locations throughout Central Otago.

The dam at Clyde, Lake Dunstan, the loss of orchards and the rise of vineyards, the money and the movers all tell the story of communities in motion.

Director and film maker Bill Morris illustrates his film with performances from Hopetoun Brown in Tarras Hall, Adam Mc Grath in Arrowtown, Helen Webby in Bannockburn, Flora Knight and Sean Donald in Lowburn, Michael Hurst in Roxburgh and Rollicking Entertainment at large. He gently and subtly examines these stunningly beautiful locations, as folk gather to enjoy performances throughout the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes district.

Jim Mora reviewing the film on RNZ said "I have one criticism of the could have been twice as long...beautiful charming and moving the way it capture communities."

Central to the Soul - a film by Bill Morris and Arts on Tour NZ. Much more than a Music Film. 

Supported by Creative New Zealand, Otago Community Trust, Central Lakes Trust and Arts on Tour NZ Trust.