NZIFF reveal details of Autumn Events
Some good news as we head in Autumn - the line up for Autumn Events is here. And tickets are on sale tomorrow....
NZIFF AUTUMN EVENTS
Classic Movies in April and May
Astaire. Brando. Hepburn. Herzog. Miyazaki. Orson Welles. NZIFF presents legends of the giant screen this Autumn.
NZIFF presents fabulous film events this Autumn at The Civic in Auckland, Embassy in Wellington, Regent Dunedin, MTG Hawke’s Bay, and Hoyts Riccarton in Christchurch. From the curators of the New Zealand International Film Festival comes a weekend line-up of classic films made to be seen on the magnificent cinema screen.
NZIFF Autumn Events in Auckland screen from Friday 11 April through to Sunday 13 April at The Civic. Tickets on sale directly from Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.nz) from Friday 14 February.
NZIFF Autumn Events in Wellington will screen across three weekends at the Embassy Theatre in April, starting on Saturday 12 April. Tickets on sale directly from the Embassy Theatre. On sale date to be advised.
NZIFF Autumn Events in Dunedin screen on Saturday 12 April and Sunday 13 April at the Regent Dunedin. Tickets on sale directly from the Regent Dunedin. On sale date to be advised.
NZIFF Autumn Events in Napier will screen across three weekends at the MTG Theatre in April, starting on Saturday 12 April. Tickets on sale directly from Ticketek. On sale date to be advised.
NZIFF Autumn Events in Christchurch will screen across three weekends at Hoyts Riccarton in May, starting on Saturday 3 May. Tickets on sale directly from Hoyts Riccarton. On sale date to be advised.
NZIFF Autumn Events URL: www.nziff.co.nz/autumn-events
The films screening in NZIFF Autumn Events 2014
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Auckland and Wellington only)
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes, West Germany 1972
Director/Screenplay: Werner Herzog
In German with English subtitles
Once seen, never forgotten, this hallucinatory epic of Spanish conquistadors unhinged in the Amazon is the definitive Werner Herzog expedition to the edge. It was also the first of his collaborations with his legendary “best fiend”, actor Klaus Kinski.
“With a new restoration, the sound of gobs being smacked will resound in cinemas once again. It looks more magnificent and mad than ever.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Saturday 12 April, 8.15 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Sunday 20 April, 6.00 pm, Embassy WELLINGTON
Director: Stanley Donen
A charming confection of 50s vogues, this musical casts Audrey Hepburn as a brainy West Village bookshop manager and Fred Astaire as the fashion photographer whose camera (not to mention a trip to Paris and some fabulous Givenchy gowns) might just transform her into a runway star.
“The musical that dares to rhyme Sartre with Montmartre, Funny Face knocks most other musicals off the screen for its visual beauty, its witty panache, and its totally uncalculating charm.”— Time Out Film Guide
Friday 11 April, 1.00 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Saturday 12 April, 2.15 pm, Regent DUNEDIN
Sunday 13 April, 1.00 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Saturday 19 April, 6.00 pm, Embassy WELLINGTON
Saturday 26 April, 2.15 pm, MTG Theatre NAPIER
Sunday 18 May, 2.15 pm, Hoyts Riccarton CHRISTCHURCH
Lawrence of Arabia (Napier, Dunedin, Christchurch only)
Director: David Lean
Festivals: Cannes (Classics), London 2012
David Lean’s 1962 biopic remains the benchmark in epic action cinema: literate, dynamic and visually stupendous. Dashing performances by Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif defined the two young actors for life.
“There are no intelligent epics like this today and, because of computer-generated effects, it's unlikely that there ever will be again.” — Philip French, The Observer
Sunday 13 April, 1.30 pm, Regent DUNEDIN
Sunday 27 April, 2.15 pm, MTG Theatre NAPIER
Sunday 11 May, 2.15 pm, Hoyts Riccarton CHRISTCHURCH
On The Waterfront
Director: Elia Kazan
Winner, Eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor
Marlon Brando mesmerises in the indelible performance that revolutionised big-screen acting 60 years ago and is still heart-breaking today.
“As unspoiled in its key elements as the day it was made, On the Waterfront is indisputably one of the great American films.” — Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Friday 11 April, 4.00 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Saturday 12 April, 8.15 pm, Regent DUNEDIN
Sunday 13 April, 3.30 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Saturday 19 April, 6.00 pm, MTG Theatre NAPIER
Sunday 27 April, 4.00 pm, Embassy WELLINGTON
Saturday 10 May, 6.00 pm, Hoyts Riccarton CHRISTCHURCH
The Third Man
Director/Producer: Carol Reed
Ranked first in the British Film Institute’s end-of-century survey of British cinema, The Third Man is film noir with rare pedigree: director Carol Reed and actor Orson Welles bring sinister flamboyance to novelist Graham Greene’s literate, perfectly structured thriller script.
“Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.” — Roger Ebert
Saturday 12 April, 6.00 pm, The Civic, AUCKLAND
Saturday 12 April, 6.00 pm, Regent DUNEDIN
Saturday 12 April, 6.00 pm, MTG Theatre NAPIER
Saturday 12 April, 6.00 pm, Embassy WELLINGTON
Saturday 3 May, 6.00 pm, Hoyts Riccarton CHRISTCHURCH
The Wind Rises
Kaze tachinu, Japan 2013
Director: Miyazaki Hayao
In Japanese, French, German and Italian, with English subtitles
Nominated, Best Animated Feature, Academy Awards 2014
The great Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao has announced his retirement and if he sticks to his word, he will have gone out on a sublime note. The Wind Rises is a fictionalised portrait of the brilliant aeronautical engineer Horikoshi Jiro and the two loves of his life: his work, and his ailing wife, Nahoko.
“Marked by flights of incredible visual fancy… Miyazaki’s hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait of Japan between the two World Wars.” — Scott Foundas, Variety
Saturday 12 April, 2.30 pm, Dubbed Version The Civic, AUCKLAND
Sunday 13 April, 6.00 pm, Subtitled Version The Civic, AUCKLAND
Sunday 13 April, 6.00 pm, Subtitled Version, MTG Theatre NAPIER
Sunday 13 April, 6.00 pm, Subtitled Version, Embassy WELLINGTON
Sunday 13 April, 6.30 pm, Subtitled Version, Regent DUNEDIN
Sunday 4 May, 6.00 pm, Subtitled Version, Hoyts Riccarton CHRISTCHURCH
NZIFF Autumn Events dates and venues around New Zealand
Screenings at The Civic
Friday 11 April through to Sunday 13 April
Screenings at the Embassy
Saturday 12 April
Sunday 13 April
Saturday 19 April and Sunday 20 April
Sunday 27 April
Screenings at the MTG Hawke’s Bay
Saturday 12 April and Sunday 13 April
Saturday 19 April
Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April
Screenings at the Regent Dunedin
Saturday 12 April and Sunday 13 April
Screenings at Hoyts Riccarton
Saturday 3 May and Sunday 4 May
Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May
Sunday 18 May
Auckland tickets for all screenings at The Civic are on sale through Ticketmaster from 9am on Friday 14 February. For ticketing information visit www.ticketmaster.co.nz. The ticket on sale date for all other regions is to be advised.