Wairoa Māori Film Festival proudly presents...
We are bringing "Portrait of Pixie Williams" home to her hometown audience in Wairoa!
A unique mix of documentary & performance showcasing the song-book of New Zealand’s first recording pop star and the music that influenced her.
In 1949, Pixie Williams gave voice to one of the most enduring popular melodies of the twentieth century – Blue Smoke. A triple platinum hit that made Pixie a household name overnight, Blue Smoke was just the beginning.
Pixie went on to record a further 12 songs, including another single platinum hit, mixing universal themes and international music styles with the unmistakable flavour of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Join Kirsten Te Rito, Rachel Fraser and Lisa Tomlins as they bring Pixie’s music to life with interpretations of her most loved recordings and the songs that shaped a generation.
Pixie Williams documentary by Julian Arahanga on the BIG SCREEN!
Intermission & Special Presentation
"Portrait of Pixie Williams" musical show with Kirsten Te Rito, Rachel Fraser and Lisa Tomlins
Nau Mai! Nau Mai! Haere Mai! To a night of celebration of Pixie Williams!
Our thanks to the generous sponsors Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust, NZ Film Commission and Wairoa District Council