Doug and Jacob break their 13 month hiatus to do a special memorial episode for the NZIFF legend Bill Gosden who passed away earlier this month. Join us as we indulge our NZIFF nostalgia, share memories of Bill, the festival he worked so hard to develop, and his impact on our lives, cinematic and otherwise...add scotch to taste, and enjoy.
Film lovers - not just here but around the world - were shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Bill Gosden yesterday. Bill was the long-time director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, which may or may not have been the biggest of its kind, but in many people's opinion was certainly one of the best. Under Bill's impeccable leadership it was the Festival of Festivals, gathering the best films from every other festival in the world. Bill always handed the credit for the Festival to his tireless and loyal workers. But the secret of its success was Bill himself - his taste, his tireless energy, his peerless schmoozing skills and his amazing knack of being able to sum up every film in one or two pithy sentences. Every year on this show Bill and Simon Morris would attempt to cover a hundred films in half an hour. Simon would throw a title at Bill, he'd talk about it - no notes, no hesitation, whether it was an obscure Slovenian art-film, or a revived Hollywood classic. To remember Bill Gosden, Simon talks with two people who knew him better than most - film-maker and long-time friend of Bill's Dame Gaylene Preston... and the man who Bill brought in from the cold - curator of the Incredibly Strange section of the Festival, film-maker Ant Timpson.
Bill Gosden from the New Zealand International Film Festival
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is nearly upon us again. In Wellington the festival has been screening for 45 years, of which Bill Gosden has overseen more than 30 years in the role of Director. He joins us today on B-Side Stories at 5pm to chat about the role that the festival plays for the NZ film industry and what we should be looking out for in the programme this year.
BSA no.020 - NZFF Special: The Turin Horse / Bill Gosden interview / The Yellow Sea
Big Screen Auckland
Nige loses his cool trying to fathom Cory's passion for THE TURIN HORSE; famous cat Bill Gosden - the Film Fest director - stops by for a schmooze; and we are completely swept up by super-cool actiony Korean thing THE YELLOW SEA.1:20 - The Turin Horse11:16 - A chat with NZFF Director Bill Gosden28:32 - The Yellow Sea