events > Monday
December 6.30 - 9pm (doors open at 6pm)
Is Great, Who Is That??! (Figwit) (NZ)
Premiere Screening, with Film-maker Q+A
Town Hall Main Hall, $19/$9.50 +bf
Carpet Screening* - to celebrate the Australian Premiere
of Figwit, attendees are encouraged to dress in LOTR costume,
and the best
seats in the house will go to those most appropriately dressed.
did a non-speaking extra in Lord of the Rings become a cult star
in his own right? If you've heard the story of Figwit (Frodo
is Great... Who Is That?), now you can see the documentary and
hear from the film-maker Stan Alley in
this tongue-in-cheek exploration of online fandom.
and the actor who played Figwit happens to be Bret McKenzie,
half of Flight
of the Conchords - so a cult icon in a variety of roles.
Unfortunately I don't think we can get Bret. Or Jemaine. But
Stan knows them, so perhaps you can just touch him. Or maybe
he has a photo of Jemaine's lips you can touch?