Russian Snark at the Odeon in Gisborne!

On Friday I left our busy office in Avondale and got down to Gisborne.  Stopped at the Odeon CInema to say hi to Raey Wheeler who I had talked to on the phone.  I got to the theatre and the Russian Snark poster was already up in the lobby which was great to see. I asked for Raey and was shown up to her amazing private diggs attached to the  cinema. She has been running that theatre for more than 40 years and is a real icon in the Gisborne community.  She invited me to share afternoon tea and I felt very honoured!  Between cups of tea and thin slices of date bread, old china and a real step back in time, (as well as downloading the film I had brought for screening onto their system), she told me about the history of the theatre and her life. What a tough and fascinating woman. With film downloaded, I headed off to the Wairoa Maori Film Festival where Russian Snark had been officially selected to screen. Haere ra Gisborne. Enjoy Russian Snark!

Published June 3rd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

One Response to “Russian Snark at the Odeon in Gisborne!”

  1. On my short “bucket list”!

    Comment by Eddie Reisher on June 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

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