Merata Mita's Hotere
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Watch this moving documentary showcasing Ralph Hotere’s life and work. Featuring commentary from disciples, peers and friends of the artist. (2001, 82 mins.)
Ralph Hotere (Te Aupōuri) is regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest artists. This documentary by Merata Mita provides a perspective on his world, largely by way of framing his extensive body of work. Hotere remains famously tight-lipped throughout, but there are interviews with artists, friends and commentators, alongside scenes of Hotere working and of his contemporary home context. Mita's impressionistic film is set to a Hirini Melbourne-directed score of jazz, Māori and pop songs, and poetry reading by Hotere's first wife Cilla McQueen.
Arrive early to catch Hotere 101 at 6pm.
Courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.