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Acclaimed cinematographer Leo Narbey will speak in Dunedin today as part of the 2011 New Zealand International Film Festival.
The 2010 Arts Laureate will give a talk and answer audience questions after the screening of his first feature film, Illustrious Energy, at Hoyts Cinema tonight at 6.15pm.
The film was set in Conroy's Gully during the Otago gold rush in the mid-1890s, and the cast features many members of the Dunedin Chinese community, including former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin and late nightclub owner Eddie Chin.
The screening will be the South Island premiere of the newly restored digital version of the 1987 film.
Narbey studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts during the 1960s, before creating a series of experimental light sculptures and interactive light-sound environments that he began to record on film.
Narbey will also discuss the dialogue between art and film in a free public lecture from 12.15pm-1.15pm tomorrow at the Dunedin School of Art.
The seminar has been sponsored by the University of Otago Centre for Research on National Identity and the Otago Polytechnic.