In a relatively short time, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has received great acclaim as an actor-writer-director. This past season’s Jojo Rabbit, which he directed and co-starred in, won him the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay (making history as the first Indigenous person to receive an Oscar® in either screenwriting category), and previous to that he directed one of the most acclaimed and successful films in the Marvel franchise, Thor: Ragnarok. It has recently been announced that he will direct and co-write the next chapter in the Star Wars saga.
Join us for a Taika-thon and explore the “indie” beginnings of this Maori artist and his highly entertaining early films.
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