Sunday, April 28, 2013

In Cinemas: Apr 25 - May 1

This is VERY late; if I had posted this on time last week, I would've told you that the upcoming weekend (27th & 28th) sees the end of Reel Brazil, as well as being your only opportunity to see THE WORLD BEFORE HER and ANTIVIRAL at NZIFF's Autumn Events. Screwed that up.

But there are a couple of films worth mentioning before Thursday's edition arrives;


* Film Society is playing David Lynch's ERASERHEAD (1977) at 6:30 PM Monday 29th April.

* This month's Japanese Film Screening - A CLASS TO REMEMBER II (学校II) - is on a Tuesday this time 'round. It will be playing for FREE at 7:30 PM Tue 30th under the Auckland Uni Library.

* NZIFF Autumn Events has three screenings of WHERE THE CONDORS FLY (DONDE VUELAN LOS CÓNDORE) starting Tuesday 30th April. It follows an enthusiastic director as he travels the globe shooting "¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!"

* Also at NZIFF's Autumn Events, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN begins Tuesday 30th April. It's a doco about how the war on drugs is futile, but also an unstoppable industry.


NZIFF Autumn Events also has a bunch of other things that continue into this week;

- NZIFF Autumn Events: GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS is a cool documentary about this cinematic photographer I'd never heard of before. I'm not saying it's the most well-made doco ever, but I adored that look into his world.

- NZIFF Autumn Events: FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (コクリコ坂から) is the second Studio Ghibli effort from Miyazaki's kid Goro. This is the English Language Version, but these Ghibli things usually even get that part of it right.

- NZIFF Autumn Events: THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES is a doco about the wife of a timeshare mogul with eight kids and the biggest house in America.

- NZIFF Autumn Events: THE DEEP (DJÚPIÐ) is the true story of a normal Icelandic dude swimming six hours while chatting to a gull, after capsizing in icy water.

- NZIFF Autumn Events: APRÈS MAI (AFTER MAY / SOMETHING IN THE AIR) is kinda about Olivier Assayas’s youth, student protests, young love, coming-of-age...


* IRON MAN 3 is pretty fun and should be here for aaaages now.

* The new EVIL DEAD remake is only playing at Queen St. Event and Sylvia Park Hoyts, and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of screenings either. Might be best to catch that one sooner rather than later.

* The 4th doco about the West Memphis Three, WEST OF MEMPHIS, is only playing at Rialto Newmarket.

* FIRST POSITION is a doco about ballet teens...

* ...there's a new Punjabi comedy called LUCKY DI UNLUCKY STORY...

* ...and the new Met Opera - Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA - has arrived.

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