Popcorn Taxi is proud to host Jane Campion as she makes a rare public appearance to discuss her blockbuster mini-series, ‘Top of the Lake’, with co-writer Gerard Lee, after an exclusive public screening of the first two episodes. ‘Top of the Lake’ was the first TV series to make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It received a standing ovation, and then again at the Berlin Film Festival. It is one of the most anticipated TV shows in the world, preparing to air on The Sundance Channel in the US, BBC Two in the UK and UKTV on Foxtel in Australia.
Reminiscent of ‘The Killing’ and ‘Twin Peaks’, it has an atmosphere and an incandescence all of its own, set against the stunning geography of the South Island of New Zealand and peopled by complex, intricate characters. 12-years-old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham walks into a freezing lake then disappears. Detective Robin (Elisabeth Moss) Griffin returns home to investigate, but it’s not a simple missing persons case. In this breathtaking but remote mountain town, there are evil forces as powerful as the land itself. Trapped where happiness and honest work are just out of reach, Griffin must not only find the girl but also face her own haunting past. With the men that she once left behind now standing in her way, every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about herself.
‘Top of the Lake’ stars Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olsen from ‘Mad Men’), Holly Hunter (Academy Award Winner for ‘The Piano’) Peter Mullan (Best Actor, Cannes, ‘My Name is Joe’) David Wenham (‘Lord of the Rings’) and Thomas M. Wright (‘Balibo’) and is directed by Jane Campion and rising Australian director Garth Davis. It’s written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee.
When: Wednesday 20th March, 7pm
Where: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Rd, Cremorne.