Quick Bytes, including Miss Nina Simone

by Fiona Rae / 02 July, 2015
A Netflix documentary explores the legend.
ON THE MARGINS: NZ On Air’s digital funding has made possible three short video essays that will appear on arts review website the Lumière Reader. The first, Land of the Long White Stain, features a group of underground, avant-garde Auckland bands during a tour and is available from July 3 at video.lumiere.net.nz. The others are Paper Boat, which follows the journey of a handmade book and streams in August, and Out of the Mist, Tim Wong’s alternative history of New Zealand cinema, which will premiere on July 20 at the International Film Festival. Here’s the trailer.

LEGALISING RAINBOWS: The US has finally caught up with New Zealand by legalising same-sex marriage in all 50 states, although there were dissenters among the Supreme Court justices. Stephen Colbert, who will take over from David Letterman as host of The Late Show in September, has cheerfully welcomed the decision:



SVOD HIGHLIGHT: What’s good in subscription video on demand. The mystique and genius of the legendary Nina Simone is explored in What Happened, Miss Simone?, a documentary that opened the Sundance Film Festival this year and is now available on Netflix .

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