If you are in Wellington, you should definitely come along to our movie fundraiser next month. Watch a documentary about a fascinating woman and support abortion law reform at the same time. What else would you rather be doing instead, really?
What’s the film? Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, the well-reviewed documentary about Diana Vreeland, self-made titan of the fashion world. (See links below for more info.)
When? Sunday 11 November from 5 p.m. (movie starts at 5:30)
Where? Penthouse Cinema, 205 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn, Wellington
How much? $25 waged, $15 unwaged
You can secure your tickets by making a deposit to ALRANZ account 02-0534-0128842-00 with the reference MOVIE.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Official movie site
While you’re watching the dizzily enjoyable documentary “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” you may find yourself thinking with an increasing fervor that, yes, wearing violet velvet mittens with everything is a fantastic idea, and that you’re just mad about rouge. Vreeland, a doyenne of 20th-century fashion and a paradigmatic self-made woman, had a genius for the inspirational, the gnomic and the divinely quotable. Atwitter before Twitter, she was a fabulous wit who brings to mind Wilde and Warhol even while being inimitably Vreelandesque: “The best thing about London is Paris.” “Fashion is not the same thing as style.” “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Where does it say she was pro-choice? If she wasn’t, why are we promoting her?
Hi, the event isn’t about promoting Diana Vreeland. We wanted to run a film fundraiser and chose this from the selection of films available. As you might imagine, it is pretty hard to find films that deal with abortion rights or are specifically about pro-choice people. Believe me, if there had been a “Vera Drake” type film we would have picked that!