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It’s looking like an exciting, entertaining and thought provoking line-up of films in this year’s Autumn Events programme from the New Zealand International Film Festival. As usual in this offshoot event from the main festival, a mix of screen classics and New Zealand premieres will screen both Saturday and Sunday in three big cinematic weekends throughout May (7 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22) at Hoyts Riccarton. Films announced recently for the jam-packed programme include provocative comedic documentarian Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Janis Joplin bio-doc Janis: Little Girl Blue, and the smash-hit, 17th-century-set horror film The Witch, a film that’s being hailed as one of the most accomplished debut features of recent years by newbie director Roger Eggers. They’ve joined already-announced films in the full line-up, which that includes Kurosawa’s spectacular, epic take on King Lear, Ran, cult Coen classic Fargo and modern animated treasure The...
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The New Zealand International Film Festival gets a long run in to its main programme later in the year with the staging of its Autumn Classic Movie Weekends. Each weekend over May at Hoyts Riccarton, the festival will present a stone-cold silver-screen classic the way it was meant to be seen – with an audience and on the big screen. Sure to please cinemaphiles, the Christchurch programme includes the Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn musical charmer Funny Face, Marlon Brando sizzling up the screen in On the Waterfront, Orson Welles’ masterful thriller The Third Man, great Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao’s final film, The Wind Also Rises, and David Lean’s 1962 biopic Lawrence of Arabia, a film that has virtually come to define the term “epic” as it applies to movies. Films screen on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons and evenings throughout May; see the New Zealand International Film Festival website for ticket...