In the beginning… there was Film Society

In Wellington there exists a not-so-secret society of film lovers, who congregate every Monday night from March to November at the temple of cinema that is the Embassy. We worship at the silver screen: art-house, international, classic, and occasionally cult cinema. Founded in 1946, I remember my father going off to his Film Society eveningContinue reading “In the beginning… there was Film Society”

Today is the first day of the rest of my life

This is a time of milestones, so naturally I’m feeling a wee bit reflective. I turned 45 yesterday. This week is also the 20th anniversary of beginning my first full-time professional job, as a baby researcher fresh out of library school, at Ernst & Young in Auckland.  I’ve spent the last two weeks contemplating aContinue reading “Today is the first day of the rest of my life”