Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Jarvis Cocker to hit the NZIFF

Jarvis Cocker to hit the NZIFF


The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announced Jarvis Cocker, lead singer of UK band Pulp, will participate in a live Skype Q & A session at the main evening screenings of Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets in Auckland and Wellington.

The live Q & A with Jarvis in the United Kingdom will be led in person by the film’s New Zealand director Florian Habicht and will follow the film screening.

Pulp:  a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets had its international premiere at SXSW and is currently touring the international film festival circuit. It premiered last month to a hometown sell-out crowd in Sheffield and the event was broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

NZIFF’s Auckland screening and Skype Q & A takes place at the Civic on Thursday 24th July at 8.45pm, followed by the Wellington screening and Skype Q & A on Tuesday 29th July at 9.15pm.

Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets
Kiwi director Florian Habicht (Love Story) collaborates with Jarvis Cocker as UK pop rockers Pulp head in to their triumphant 2012 concert, giving a career best performance documented exclusively by the film. Weaving together the band’s personal offerings, Habicht also accosts down-to-earth Sheffielders with questions about fame, love, mortality and the meaning of Jarvis. Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets is a music film like no other – by turns funny, moving and life-affirming. Visit
Auckland NZIFF tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster, and in Wellington NZIFF tickets are available directly from NZIFF is currently running in Auckland (17 July – 3 August), followed by Wellington (25 July – 10 August), then Christchurch and Nelson (6 – 24 August) and Dunedin (31 July – 17 August) before continuing to travel around New Zealand, screening in Timaru, Gore, Hawke’s Bay, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Masterton, and New Plymouth.

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