City Gallery

Past event

Film Screening: Runaway

24 June 2017

Following Laurence Simmons' talk responding to Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide at 2.30pm, he introduces Runaway at Ngā Taonga. Laurence Simmons is Professor of Film Studies at University of Auckland.

1964, Dir. John O’Shea, 1hr 42min

‘The intimate, daring drama of a young killer on the run and the women in his life!’ This thriller-cum-road-movie pits a moody ‘man alone’ against archetypal New Zealand landscapes. With Kiri Te Kanawa and Selwyn Muru.

‘Though unmistakably sincere in its romantic vision of the tangata whenua and its commitment to alienated young manhood, the film’s enduring impact is in O’Shea’s manifest desire to synthesize and translate a head full of European cinema into the wide open spaces of New Zealand.’—Bill Gosden, 31st Wellington Film Festival, 2002.

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.