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RED MOLE: A ROMANCE

A FILM BY ANNIE GOLDSON

IN SELECT CINEMAS FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Annie Goldson’s new feature explores the origins, performances, personalities and fate of Red Mole who burst onto the scene at the height of the counter-culture in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early 1970s. An indefinable genre of poetry, dance, mask, fire-eating and rock music, Red Mole took young NZ by storm, then departed for New York City in the 1980s where they reached some acclaim until the demands of the city fragmented its core. Red Mole: A Romance is both a social history and a poignant personal story.


‘A RIBALD AND ENTERTAINING PORTRAIT OF THE RADICAL AND BOUNDARY-PUSHING NZ RADICAL THEATRE TROUPE, RED MOLE – DEEPLY EMOTIONAL’

– Chris Bourke, NZIFF

‘GOLDSON DOESN’T GLOSS OVER HOW TOUGH LIFE WAS FOR THE TROUPE – ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN WITHIN IT – BUT SHE ALSO CELEBRATES THE LOVE AND NEED TO CREATE THAT DROVE THEM. RED MOLE: A ROMANCE IS A BLAST AND A JOY.”’

– Graeme Tuckett,  Sunday Star-Times

Scanned a mysterious flyer?

If you’re a fan of underground theatre, counter-culture, poetry, politics, music, costumes, masks, op-shop-cool fashion… this is the film for you.

P.S. Student discounts are available.

SCREENINGS

AUCKLAND

RIALTO CINEMA NEWMARKET

Q&A 6PM, FEB 22 | REGULAR SCREENINGS FROM FEB 17

WAIHEKE CINEMA

SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING 4.30PM, MAR 3 | Regular screenings from Mar 3

WELLINGTON

EMPIRE CINEMA

Select sessions from Feb 15 

LIGHT HOUSE PETONE

Select sessions from Feb 15

CHRISTCHURCH

LUMIERE CINEMA

Select sessions from Feb 15

DUNEDIN

DUNEDIN ART GALLERY

SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING MAR 8 

RIALTO DUNEDIN

Screenings from Feb 17

NORTH ISLAND

Len Lye Centre New Plymouth

Coming soon

Focal Point Palmerston North

Coming soon

THE SCREENING ROOM MASTERTON

Select sessions from Feb 15 

SOUTH ISLAND

STATE CINEMAS NELSON

Special Q&A TBC | Select sessions from Feb 15 

Access original music from Red Mole: A Romance by Ewan Collins, with Lauren Collins and Jean McAllister. 

CREDITS

PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
Annie Goldson

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Renke An, Daniel Guzmán, Peter Simpson

EDITORS
Annie Goldson, Cushla Dillon, Harry Ashley

COMPOSER
Ewan Collins

MUSIC CONSULTANTS
Jean McAllister and Tony McMaster

MOTION GRAPHICS
Jon Baxter

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH
Harry Ashley, Ben Goldson, Heather Wallace

DATE
2023

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© ANNIE GOLDSON 2024