Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014
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Check out following titles which will screen at the
2014 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Visit www.nziff.co.nz for information on
screening dates, venues and ticket purchases.
AUCKLAND 17 JUL-3 AUG 2014 WELLINGTON 25 JUL-10 AUG 2014 DUNEDIN 31 JUL-17 AUG
CHRISTCHURCH 7-24 AUG 2014
1) AUNTY AND THE STAR PEOPLE
In New Zealand, writer Jean Watson is an anonymous elderly woman living in a modest Wellington flat. In southern India she is revered as the famous 'Jean Aunty'. Gerard Smyth's documentary explores her fascinating double life.
For his first feature-length film the widely exhibited New Zealand photographer Gavin Hipkins invests a richly pictorial essay with the 21st-century resonance of Samuel Butler's lively utopian satire Erewhon, written in 1872.
3) EVERYTHING WE LOVED
A man, a woman and a four-year-old boy retreat to a house outside town. What are they hiding from? Debut writer/director Max Currie staggers its revelations to dramatic effect in this suspenseful psychological drama.
4) HOT AIR
In the years since New Zealand politicians began to grapple with climate change our greenhouse gas emissions have burgeoned Alister Barry's doco draws on TV archives and interviews with key participants to find out why.
Welcome home to the Kiwi horror house comedy that took SXSW by storm. Gerard Johnstone's brilliant genre mash-up stars Rima Te Wiata, Morgana O'Reilly, Glen-Paul Waru and Cameron Rhodes.
6) VOICES OF THE LAND - NG? REO O TE WHENUA
Paul Wolffram's fascinating and eloquent doco about M?ori instrumental traditions accompanies Richard Nunns and Horomona Horo as they perform in a series of remarkable South Island wilderness settings.
7) ORPHANS AND KINGDOMS
In writer/director Paolo Rotondo's debut feature, three teenagers on the run break into a deluxe Waiheke Island home and find themselves caught in a tense psychodrama with the conflicted owner.
An up-and-coming media executive has good reason to question the very facts of his existence in this micro-budget sci-fi chiller from director Jonathan King (Black Sheep, Under the Mountain) and novelist Chad Taylor.
Many roads lead to the Hokianga in this engaging documentary portrait of several generations of inhabitants: local iwi, long- established farming families, and the alternative lifestylers of the 60s and 70s who put down roots and stayed.
10) TE AWA TUPUA - VOICES FROM THE RIVER
This beautiful new film from the director of Tatarakihi honours the longstanding struggle of Whanganui iwi to reclaim guardianship over their ancestral river.
11) THE DARK HORSE
Be the first in the world to acclaim a moving new New Zealand film. Cliff Curtis is superb as the late Genesis Potini, the speed chess champion who passed on his gift to countless East Coast children.
11) CAP BOCAGE
Jim Marbrook, director of Mental Notes and the original Dark Horse doco, takes us inside the long environmental campaign that followed the pollution of traditional Kanak fishing grounds in New Caledonia in 2008.
12) NOTES TO ETERNITY
Renowned critics of Israeli policies - Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Sara Roy and Robert Fisk - provide personal substance and historical perspective to their arguments in this impressive film by New Zealander Sarah Cordery.
The following guests have been confirmed for the screenings:
Alister Barry & Abi King-Jones (Hot Air)
Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine (The Galapagos Affair)
Kitty Green (Ukraine is not a Brothel)
Paora Joseph & Janine Martin (Te Awa Tupua)
Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays)