Film Screening: Spellbound

Get swept up in the mystery of Spellbound, Hitchcock’s 1945 classic. Featuring a surreal dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. Rated PG.

  • When | Āhea Sun 29 Aug 2021, 2.00pm–4.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Directed by master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, Spellbound (PG) is twisting tale of romance, murder, and psychoanalysis starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.

The film is notable for its nightmarish dream sequence designed by renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

Come along to see it on the big screen with a special introduction from artist and curator Nathan Pohio.

After the screening, check out Surrealist Art | He Toi Pohewa. Please note entry to the exhibition is not included in this event.

About Nathan:

Nathan Pohio (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu) is an artist and assistant curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, chairperson for The Physicsroom contemporary art space, and a founding member of Paemanu, a collective of Kai Tahu contemporary artists. As an artist Nathan calls upon Kai Tahutanga as the base from which to express something of the contemporary Māori experience in the face of colonial objectives and histories, coded by strategies of the cinema and avant garde.

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Alfred Hitchcock, 1956. Photo by Fred Palumbo via Wikimedia Commons. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection