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Barefoot Cinema: The Life and Art of Cinematographer Alun Bollinger

A portrait of Alun Bollinger (AlBol), who lives with his wife Helen (HelBol) and assorted grandchildren near Reefton, on New Zealand's remote West Coast. It's as far removed from the glitz and glamour of the film industry as you can imagine, yet AlBol is one of our greatest cinematographers, having worked on almost every seminal New Zealand film of the past 30 years, including 'Goodbye Pork Pie', 'Vigil', 'Heavenly Creatures', 'Perfect Strangers' and 'River Queen'. Includes interviews with filmmakers Peter Jackson, Geoff Murphy, Vincent Ward and Gaylene Preston.

Year: 2008
Genre: Documentaries, Film On Film, New Zealand Docos, Biography, Film Festivals 2008
Country: NZ
Director: Gerard Smyth
Starring: Peter Jackson, Gaylene Preston, Helen Bollinger, Vincent Ward, Geoff Murphy, Alun Bollinger
Duration: 74 Minutes
Rating: Ex
Location in store: New Zealand (Documentary)

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