Tuesday, 4 April 2017

NZIFF Autumn Events full programme is here

NZIFF Autumn Events full programme is here


Autumn Arrives at the Mighty Civic
Our Autumn Events programme concentrates on films that truly fill the giant screen. And we can now reveal that four more films will screen on the grandest screens in the country as part of Autumn Events 2017. The full schedule is now live, and tickets will go on sale from 9 am tomorrow.

The latest four films to be announced are the 1954 landmark musical A Star is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason; Greta Garbo’s exquisite Camille; the English-voiced version of 1980 French animation The King and the Mockingbird, recommended for ages 5+; and Les Blank and Maureen Gosling’s Burden of Dreams which immortalises Werner Herzog’s making of Fitzcarraldo (earlier announced to also screen in the programme).

Screenings of Camille and Burden of Dreams at the Academy Cinema have extended the dates of the Autumn Events programme in Auckland: 10 to 21 May.

Tickets are on sale from 9 am tomorrow from Ticketmaster. The Five-Trip Pass ($75) is the best deal if you're purchasing multiple tickets. The pass can be used for individuals or shared with friends.

A Star is Born 
Judy Garland (as a singer on the rise) and James Mason (as a fading matinĂ©e idol) personify Hollywood’s archetypal view of showbiz coupledom in this landmark musical drama from 1954. (Hello, La La Land.)

“Fresh, exciting, touching and alive… by far the best of all the films about life behind the cameras, the lights, the wind-machines, and the cocktail bars of Hollywood.” — Dilys Powell

A Star is Born screens on Friday 12 May at 1.00 pm and Saturday 13 May at 3.15 pm at The Civic

The King and the Mockingbird
Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, this classic of hand-drawn animation follows a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king. Recommended for ages 5+.

"It's beautiful, it's twisted, it's funny... It is the perfect film for children, and a challenging one for adults." — Charles Mudede, The Stranger

The King and the Mockingbird screens on Sunday 14 May at 11.00 am at The Civic

Autumn Events at the Academy
Our programme expands to the Academy Cinema to accommodate two classics that we just couldn't live without. We've extended the dates to fit them in too. 

Camille
There’s rarely been a more sumptuous production than this 1936 MGM classic, and there’s never been a more exquisitely heart-breaking Camille than Greta Garbo.

“Through the perfect artistry of Garbo’s portrayal, a hackneyed theme is made new again, poignantly sad, hauntingly lovely.” — Frank Nugent, NY Times

Camille screens on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2.00 pm at the Academy

 


Burden of Dreams
The classic ‘making of’ documentary, Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams continues to enthral audiences who may never have seen Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo itself.

Burden of Dreams screens on Wednesday 10 May and Friday 19 May at 6.30 pm at the Academy

 


Previously announced Autumn Events titles

Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music
“Describing Woodstock as a concert movie is a little like calling Notre Dame a house of worship.” — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Woodstock screens Sunday 14 May at 1.15 pm at The Civic

Fitzcarraldo
“Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo is one of the great visions of the cinema, and one of the great follies.” — Roger Ebert

Fitzcarraldo screens on Saturday 13 May at 7.15 pm at The Civic

Manhattan
Manhattan is a great film about love in and love for New York.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Manhattan screens on Friday 12 May at 4.45 pm and Sunday 14 May at 6.15 pm at The Civic


Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
“It’s an experience that I haven’t been able to shake, like a waking dream.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey screens on Friday 12 May at 7.15 pm and Saturday 13 May at 1.00 pm at The Civic

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