30.1.13 - 13 WEEK SEASON IN MELBOURNE
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has finally closed after a stellar 13 week season. We'd love to extend our thatnks to all who came to see and embrace the film. When reached with the news that it had finally closed in Melbourne, the subject of the film Mimi Stern-Wolfe commented: "It's so much more than I ever anticipated and makes me glad that I devoted my life to this music". Do check back - there will be news about where else to see the film in Australia in coming months!

3.1.13 - MELBOURNE'S INDIE SUMMER HIT!
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING is now entering its sixth week at Cinema Nova, having performed well alongside both the Boxing Day and New Years Day releases. Check Cinema Nova's website for up to date session times.

6.12.12 - ONGOING MELBOURNE SEASON + MONA
Due to the overwhelming opening ticket sales at Melbourne's Cinema Nova (sorry to those of you who were turned away from our sold out Sun 2nd Dec session!), Melbourne's Cinema Nova have extended their season of the film and included a second session (11am, 5.20pm). You can view and buy tickets for Cinema Nova sessions HERE. The film has also been programmed for a special one off screening at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart at 3.30PM of Sunday 16th of December. You can buy tickets HERE.

29.11.12 - WORLD AIDS DAY CHARITY SCREENINGS
Just a reminder that there are a number of charity screenings of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING occuring over this weekend to commemorate World AIDS Day (Dec 1). Ticket proceeds from most of these screenings (AUS, USA) will be donated to local HIV/AIDS organisations. See at our SEE IT page for further info.

23.11.12 - REVIEWERS AGREE ★ ★ ★ ★!
Reviewers for print and web media across Australia seem to agree on a rating for ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING - four stars out of five. In a slew of print, web magazine and blog reviews in the past few days there definitely seems to be a (4 star) pattern emerging. Look over to the recent press column to read what critics are saying. Director Rohan Spong is also featured on the cover of this weeks SX and MCV magazines which contain an excellent syndicated feature article by Rachel Cook. You can read it HERE.

23.11.12 - AUDIENCE REACTIONS TO EVENING
Below is a video of audience reactions to the film, recorded immidietly after our preview screening at Melbourne's Cinema Nova. Special thanks to Zachary McSweeney and Elise O'Connor for filming and interviewing the audience!

12.11.12 - EARLY REVIEWS ARE IN!
Early reviews for ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING are appearing in the media, with SBS's Don Groves describing the film as " A moving, eloquent tribute to the music and lives of AIDS victims" and rating the film ★ ★ ★ ★. John Roebuck of Reel Good website also gives the film a very positive review and notes of the musical numbers within the film that: "There is an inclination to applaud after every performance". The Global Mail describes the film as "quietly luminous".

10.11.12 - Q + A / WORLD AIDS DAY FUNDRAISER
Director Rohan Spong will be attending a number of screenings around Australia in November and December 2012 to accompany the Australian theatrical season of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING. These sessions are as follows:
Sat 24th Nov, Mercury Cinema, ADELAIDE 7pm [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Wed 28th Nov, Dendy Canberra CANBERRA 7pm [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Sat 1st Dec, Dendy Newtown, SYDNEY at 7pm [PURCHASE TICKETS]

Sun 2nd Dec, Cinema Nova, MELBOURNE at 11am [PURCHASE TICKETS]

You can also buy tickets for the Melbourne World AIDS Day (Dec 1) screening presented by Cinema Nova, with all proceeds donated to the Victorian AIDS Council / Gay Men's Health Centre:
Sat 1st Dec, Cinema Nova, MELBOURNE at 11am [PURCHASE TICKETS]

14.9.12 - MORE NORTH AMERICAN SCREENINGS!
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING will be screening at more North American venues (including a return to New York City!) this November / December. Announcements will be made over the coming weeks.

Check out the SEE IT page
regularly to find out more.

30.8.12 - AUSTRALIAN CINEMA SEASON
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING is currently in the midst of being booked for limited seasons in Australian cinemas. We are pleased to announce a Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra season opening on Nov 29th.

Check out the SEE IT page to find out where the film will be screening in Australia this November / December.

27.8.12 - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has just won the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Birmingham SHOUT! Film Festival. Mimi Stern-Wolfe attended the festival in person.

5.7.12 - DUBLIN CLOSES FESTIVAL WITH EVENING
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING is to screen in early August as the CLOSING NIGHT FILM of the GAZE Film Festival, Dublin. Heldentenor Gilles Denizot and Director Rohan Spong will be in attendance.

1.3.12 - SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AWARD
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has been awarded the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE opposite some 20 other feature films, at the NYC Downtown Film Festival - its first ever festival screening!

10.2.12 - LONG ISLAND LAUNCH
The Long Island launch of the film was hosted at the Huntington Cinema Arts Center by the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and preceded by an address by Long Island HIV/AIDS organisation Thursdays Child. Although director Rohan Spong couldn't attend, the Long Islanders found a unique way of making Mimi Stern-Wolfe welcome.


(Photo by Dr. Sylvia Diaz)

5.12.11 - TWO STANDING OVATIONS!
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING has screened to a full house and a standing ovation on Dec 1, and was then showcased amongst Mimi Stern-Wolfe's 21st Annual Benson AIDS Program of music (and this year, dance and film) which also received a standing ovation.

01.12.11 - BREAKFAST WITH MAYOR BLOOMBERG
ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING Director Rohan Spong and documentary subject / concert producer Mimi Stern-Wolfe were invited to a WORLD AIDS DAY breakfast held at Gracie Mansion by Mayor Bloomberg in recognition of those that support the fight against HIV/AIDS. ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING premieres tonight, though there are no longer tickets available as the screening has sold out. Pictured below are Mimi and Rohan outside Gracie Mansion.

30.11.11 - FEATURE ARTICLE ONLINE
Amongst the various print and radio coverage that the film has been garnering Stateside, and in Director Rohan Spong's native Australia, there is a marvellous feature article has headlined the East Village Edition (and appeared NY wide) in DNAinfo (also available on ipad), featuring interviews with Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Rohan, an exclusive photogallery and the film's trailer. With thanks to stellar journalist Serena Soloman, you can read it here.

28.11.11 - REHEARSALS UNDERWAY
Rehearsals are underway ahead of the Dec 1 Premiere (preceded by a short live recital) and Dec 4 Showcase (wherein portions of the film will be screened amongst live music and dance works). Director Rohan Spong has been taking behind the scenes photographs. You can see galleries of these startling images here, here, here and here.

27.10.11 - TRAILER ONLINE
The first trailer for the film is online now. You can view it here.

12.06.11 - PREVIEW SCREENING + SHOWCASE
The film's first screening will be accompanied by a short live performance on Dec 1, 2011 at the evocative and recently refurbished Duo Theatre in New York's East Village. In addition to the preview, portions of the film [music and story] will be screened as part of Mimi Stern-Wolfe's 21st annual Benson AIDS Series concert of composers lost to HIV/AIDS at the Flamboyan Theater, Downtown on December 4th.

12.06.11 - MORE EVENING MUSIC
Director Rohan Spong has returned to New York in order to record an additional track in studio - the late Robert Savage's moving Elegy - for his new documentary ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING. Rohan is happy to report that the films edit is almost finalised.

 

 

 




"...a graceful story of music and memory, a moving and thoughtful depiction of art and action... poignant, quietly inspiring..."
★ ★ ★ ★
- The Age, Nov 2012

"Stern-Wolfe is a natural on-camera talent, eloquent, passionate, unassuming and possessed of a wry sense of humour. Multi-tasking as director, producer, cinematographer and editor, Spong has crafted a handsome-looking production... It's an impressive effort..."
★ ★ ★ ★
- SBS, Nov 2012

"Heartbreaking, charming, compelling and moving, 'All the Way Through Evening' is an important film, and a beautiful one. Don't miss it..."
★ ★ ★ ★
- Artshub, Nov 2012

"A quietly luminous documentary"
- The Global Mail, Nov 2012

"An important and affecting piece of cinema."
- FilmInk Nov 2012

"Mimi Stern-Wolfe will steal your heart... The film's climactic outpouring of sonic emotion will reduce you to tears."
★ ★ ★ ★
- Cue Dot Confessions, Nov 2012

"In its own modest and humble way, the film has carried on Mimi's legacy just as she has carried others."
★ ★ ★ ★
- The Last Picture Show, Nov 2012

"'All the Way Through Evening' is a deeply moving documentary that stays with you long after the credits roll."
★ ★ ★ ★
- Film Blerg, Nov 2012

"immensely moving... undeniably an important memorial work."
★ ★ ★ ★
- Film Emporium, Nov 2012

"All the Way Through Evening is a fitting tribute to [Mimi Stern-Wolfe] and a moving viewing experience."
B+
- Stale Popcorn, Nov 2012

"Spong is a talented director and Mimi is a woman you will find a connection to. 'All The Way Through Evening' is an important documentary and I highly urge people to seek it out."
★ ★ ★ ★
- Super Marcey's Film Blog, Nov 2012

"It's an important film, but a beautiful film as well... It's not the sort of film that you expect an independent Australian filmmaker to make, but I'm glad Rohan Spong did..."
- 3RRR (Smart Arts), Nov 2012

"On screen, Stern Wolfe seems like a director’s dream subject – generous, eloquent and with a razor-sharp recall of events and memories she’s eager to share. It’s clear that the director and his subject struck up an intense rapport."
- Star Observer, Nov 2012

"There is an uplifting quality to 'All The Way Through Evening', despite the fact that it would not exist without the AIDS epidemic. There are too few films which examine the pursuits that provide us with quality of life."
- Reel Good, Nov 2012

"Few feature films think outside the box of facts and figures when depicting crucial issues like HIV/AIDS on screen. Rohan Spong's documentary, 'All The Way Through Evening', uses a mixture of classical music and wrenching personal stories to transcend the barriers..."
- FilmInk, Oct 2012

"The film is my generation trying to access that time and place, a small group of people who came and went from this one room, and now that room is empty, and the only person who’s around who remembers that room is Mimi. And she’s adamant that people remember”
- TimeOut, Oct 2012

Australian born independent filmmaker Rohan Spong found success with his first feature film “T Is for Teacher” (2009).. It is his latest film, however, that has catapulted Rohan into the limelight and etched his name into the annals of film history.
- ArtInfo, Jan 2013

"It began with a chance meeting between two of the most unlikely collaborators. When eccentric seventy-something New York pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe met exuberant twenty-something Australian filmmaker Rohan Spong, their futures were about to change..."
- A&U Magazine, May 2012

"...Brightly, the music brings you in, and you’re caught up in the world with these talented artists, only to lose them too when the tragic nature of that history finally arrives. In that way, the audience is immersed in the tragedy too, leaving a more lasting impact by credits roll."
- Film Threat, May 2012

"...beautiful music that was going to be lost."
- DNAinfo [New York], Dec 2011.