Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015
For the first time, a newly digitised version of the New Zealand feature, The End of the Golden Weather, will be screened in select commercial cinemas across New Zealand.
Ian Mune's The End of the Golden Weather screens at The Vic Devonport on March 22nd, and at the Lighthouse Cuba on March 23rd.
Ian Mune will be present at the Auckland screening to introduce the film and for Q & A after the screenings.
In 2013 the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) began a curatorial initiative to digitise the films in its library not available in hi-res formats and create a living archive of films for future generations to watch and enjoy. To date twenty-five feature film titles and seventeen shorts have been through digitisation and are available for cinema screenings and on our NZ Film on Demand website (https://ondemand.nzfilm.co.nz/). Another fifteen feature films and shorts will have been digitised by the end of 2015.
Tickets for the screenings are on sale now at The Vic Devonport and The Lighthouse Cuba Street. Sessions of these, and other recently digitised New Zealand films, are being scheduled in Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton. Cinemas in other locations interested in hosting screenings of their own should contact the NZFC.
The End of the Golden Weather
Sunday 22nd March,The Vic, 48-56 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland
Monday 23rdth March, Lighthouse Cuba, 29 Wigan Street, Wellington