23 Feb 2018

Cinematic storytelling through music

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 23 February 2018

It turns out you really like film scores and music. So it’s perfect timing explore more as film societies across the country are busy delving into the 2018 season.

In the capital, the Wellington Film Society is launching its season with the screening of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) next Monday at their new home - The Embassy Theatre.

WFS president Chris Hormann

WFS president Chris Hormann Photo: Rebecca McMillan

The season features films from as far back as 1924, documentaries and a number of films celebrating Rita Hayworth – across 36 screenings running from next week until the last week of November.

The carefully curated programme has been overseen by WFS president Chris Hormann who chooses music that adds to the story telling for this year’s WFS season.



Performed by Kate Bush and orchestrated by Michael Kamen; this tune is from Brazil, the opening night film for the Wellington Film Society’s 2018 season.


Cancion Mixteca

Be transported by Cancion Mixteca.  Composed by José López Alavez and performed by Harry Dean Stanton and Ry Cooder, it features in Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas.


Sisters of the Moon

Written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Craig Wedren, Sisters of the Moon features in the film Allusionsa to Daughters of Darkness by Harry Kümel.


Long Ago (and Far Away)

This tune features in the musical Cover Girl, from 1944, starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Rita’s vocals were dubbed by Martha Meers. Cover Girl closes the Wellington Film Society’s 2018 season in November.