Story: Experimental film

Alternative cinema, 1970s and 1980s

Martin Rumsby and Chris Barrett were important figures in Auckland’s Alternative Cinema co-operative. Rumsby, who would make his own films later, became an independent distributor, travelling the country with a backpack full of films while surviving on the unemployment benefit. Barrett’s technical ability included making film stock, processing and printing film. With this available, the co-operative was able to run courses in making experimental films.

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Mark Williams, 'Experimental film - Institutional support', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014