Three more films revealed for NZ International Film Festival
NZIFF today released three further film confirmations for the 2013 programme, including one from notorious shock programmer Ant Timpson.
New Zealand filmmaker Simon Ogston’s documentary about the Skeptics will have its world premiere at NZIFF. Sheen of Gold looks at the history and influence of one of New Zealand’s most influential Flying Nun bands. A reissue of two Skeptics LPs is planned for August from Flying Nun.
“Director Simon Ogston continues his excavations of underground Kiwi rock, with a tribute to one of New Zealand’s most influential and eclectic rock bands of the 80s,” says NZIFF Assistant Programmer Michael McDonnell.
Incredibly Strange Programmer, Ant Timpson, confirmed his first film, You’re Next from director Adam Wingard.
“At first glance You’re Next sounds like the type of horror film you've seen numerous times before but like The Cabin in the Woods proved, a director can have a hell of a lot of fun with jaded horror fans who think they know every beat & rhythm of the genre. For the best experience, I highly recommend not watching the trailer nor reading any reviews. Bring an unsuspecting date and watch their popcorn fly when the film kicks in," says Timpson.
The first international guest confirmed for the Auckland leg of NZIFF is professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce, the subject of The Crash Reel directed by Oscar nominated Lucy Walker (Waste Land).
Further NZIFF film confirmations
Sheen of Gold
|The Crash Reel|
Director: Simon Ogston
Director Simon Ogston continues his excavations of underground Kiwi rock, with a tribute to one of New Zealand’s most influential and eclectic rock bands of the 80s.
The Crash Reel
USA 2013, 107m
Director: Lucy Walker
Festivals: Sundance 2013
The meteoric rise, calamitous crash and remarkable endurance of US champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce are related with nerve-wracking immediacy in Lucy Walker’s (Wasteland) documentary. Kevin Pearce will attend the Auckland screenings of this film.
USA 2011, 96m
Director: Adam Wingard
Festivals: Toronto 2011; San Francisco 2013
Mask clad intruders attack a family during their wedding anniversary getaway. Soon the mysterious killers learn that one of their victims has a secret talent for fighting back!
NZIFF will begin in Auckland (18 July – 4 August), open in Wellington one week later (26 July – 11 August), then Christchurch (1 – 18 August) and Dunedin (8 – 25 August) before continuing to travel around New Zealand screening in Gore, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Nelson, Tauranga, Masterton, Hawke’s Bay and New Plymouth.
The Festival has already announced ten films including NZ titles Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Gardening With Soul, Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song, The Deadly Ponies Gang; international features including Gebo and the Shadow, Much Ado About Nothing, Upstream Colour, What Maisie Knew; and international documentaries Becoming Traviata, and Dirty Wars for the 2013 programme.
Festival programmes will be available online and around town from June 25 in Auckland, and June 28 in Wellington. For Festival updates visit www.nziff.co.nz and register to receive e-newsletters.