Bond, James Bonds. Can anyone ever live up to that name?
An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name - James Bond.
1952. Jamaica. When author Ian Fleming needs a name for his suave, sophisticated secret agent, he steals one from an unaware birdwatcher and creates a pop-culture phenomenon about the ultimate fictional alpha male.
2022. It is the year of 007’s sixtieth anniversary onscreen and Australian filmmaker Matthew Bauer is on a global mission to discover the lasting, contrasting and very personal impacts of sharing such an identity with James Bond.
From a Swedish 007 super-fan with a Nazi past, a gay New York theatre director, an African American Bond accused of murder, and two resilient women caught up in it all, Bauer’s cinematic mission is an audacious, poignant, and insightful examination of masculinity, gender, and race in the very real shadows of a movie icon
OPENING NIGHT FILM
The Civic, Auckland, Wed 22 June
7 pm | Red Carpet arrival, official welcome and introductions
8 pm | The Other Fellow screening, followed by live Q&A session with director Matthew Bauer
* Note: Every person who purchases a ticket to The Other Fellow (Auckland screening at The Civic) is invited to attend the official Doc Edge Awards Ceremony between 6 and 7 pm.
United Kingdom | 2022 | World Premiere | documentary | 80 min | English / Swedish | Matthew Bauer
Meet the Team Behind The Other Fellow
WED 22 Jun 2022
After screening (screening at 8 pm)
Duration: 20 min
Buy tickets to The Other Fellow and join the live Q&A session with Director Matthew Bauer.
The Other Fellow is the Opening Night of Doc Edge Festival 2022 at The Civic. Every person who purchases a ticket is invited to attend the official Doc Edge Awards Ceremony at 6pm and walk the Red Carpet at 7pm.
Dress code: 007-inpsired – Prize for The Best Dressed will be given live from the red carpet.
More screening information and buy tickets: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/the-other-fellow