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Winter at Westbeth

Rohan Spong
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
28.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
In New York’s West Village, the elderly residents of a unique artist community continue to question, challenge and create as though there is no tomorrow.

Filmed across one extraordinary year in New York City’s Westbeth Artists Housing, video artist Edith Stephen (95) hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday; revered contemporary dancer Dudley Williams (75) rehearses for an electrifying return to the stage; and published poet Ilsa Gilbert (82) faces her impending mortality with revealingly candid poetry. An inspirational story about community, ageing and the need to keep creating.


Rohan Spong

Rohan Spong, born in 1981, is an Australian film director and photographer. Rohan studied film theory and practice at the University of Melbourne. Whilst living in Los Angeles in 2008, he assembled his first feature-length documentary T is for Teacher (2009). In 2011, Rohan completed another feature documentary All The Way Through Evening. Winter At Westbeth (2015) is his latest work.

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Winter at Westbeth

2016, 81'

Directed by:
Rohan Spong

Rohan Spong

Edited by:
Peter Carrodus, Cindy Clarkson

Georgia Fields

Lizzette Atkins, Adam Farrington-Williams

Produced by:
Unicorn Films

Festivals & Awards:

DOC NYC 2016 – Metropolis Grand Jury Prize Special Mention; Sydney Film Festival 2016; Melbourne International Film Festival 2016; Dungog Festival 2016