Aotearoa Film Series - Billy T: Te Movie
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|Fri 20 Jan ’12, 7:00pm–8:30pm||
Where: Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Gold coin donation: $0.00
Event listed by: Mangere Arts Centre Nga Tohu o Uenuku
Join us for the second round of the Aotearoa Film Series.
Following the big screen success of Topp Twins documentary Untouchable Girls comes another chronicle of a Kiwi entertainment legend: sometime vice cop, Taranaki bandito, giggling newsreader and crooner Billy T James. The film uses interviews and remastered footage to capture Billy T’s path from cabaret singer to fame, fan-clubs and eventual financial and bodily collapse. The documentary’s director, Ian Mune, cast James in his Came a Hot Friday as the Maori-Mexican Tainui Kid; and Te Movie co-producer Tom Parkinson played a big hand in making Billy a TV star.
Directed by: Ian Mune
Produced by: Tom Parkinson, Robert Boyd-Bell, Toby Parkinson
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