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Bright Star Alert; & Matariki


Sometimes 140 characters can say a whole lot. This Tweet from melsil (Women & Hollywood) on Friday:
Bright Star was one of the most emotional and fulfilling films I have seen in a long, long time. That Abbie Cornish can really act. Amazing.
And then I finished work for the day (a couple of thousand thesis words and a pruned apple tree) & went in search of a New Zealand Film Festival catalogue. Got the last one downstairs at the public library, then the last one upstairs (for a mate who gets out even less than I do). Took them home and found that Bright Star will open the festival on 17 July. Great.

Bright Star
has a lovely production scrapbook. It reminds me of an Advent calendar, lots of little windows that open to surprises and pleasures, some photographs in satisfying black and white. And it's winter solstice, & I've had an email about Matariki, the Pleiades. Matariki rose in our sky a little while ago. So Bright Star and a kind of Advent calendar are just the thing. As well as an image of spring & bluebells, with Abbie Cornish in it.

Can't wait for 17 July.

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