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[09 Jan 15] :: Nelson Film Society 2016 - Notes on a Schedule
Our usual home, the Suter Gallery Theatre, is not available to us this year, as the Suter undergoes extensive alteration.
We are grateful to the management of the State Cinemas who have offered [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: [05 Mar 12] :: Film Society Membership Nationwide
Film Society membership is available to everyone, entitling you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. (Censorship ratings apply to all [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Alliance Francaise French Film Festival - 9th to 20th March 2016 - State Cinema
The full 2016 festival programme may be found here
http://frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/film/nelson/
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 17th March 2016 - Anything for Her - State Cinema - 6.15p.m.
ANYTHING FOR HER (Pour Elle)
(Fred Cavaye, France, 2008) 96min

To call a film a thriller is usually a lazy catch-all that can apply to anything from a bone-headed Renny Harlin flick [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 24th March 2016 - Fish Tank - State Cinema- Confirmed Start 6.00 p.m.
FISH TANK
(Andrea Arnold, UK, 2009) 118 minutes

Michael Fassbender, the versatile, highly acclaimed, Irish-raised hunk who nearly starved himself to death as IRA hero Bobby Sands in [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 31st March 2016 - Babette's Feast- State Cinema - " no later than 5.40p.m."
BABETTE'S FEAST (Babettes gaestebud)
(Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1987) 103 minutes

"Babette's Feast" is about edible art -- Art with a capital A -- a tour de force for the [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 7th April 2016 - The Arbor - State Cinema - 6.10 p.m. - A.G.M. Follows
THE ARBOR
(Clio Barnard, UK, 2010) 94 minutes

Precocious playwright Andrea Dunbar (1961-1990) spoke for the lumpen abused of her native Bradford, England; The Arbor, video artist Clio [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 14th April 2016 - 6.25p.m.- Dreams of a Life - State Cinema
DREAMS OF A LIFE
(Carol Morley, UK/Ireland, 2011) 91 minutes

Recalling the documentaries of Errol Morris in its combination of hyper-stylized recreations and talking heads filmed [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 21st April 2016 - 9x10 Novanta - State Cinema - 6p.m.
9 x 10 NOVANTA
(Italy, 2004) 94min

The Istituto Luce turned ninety in 2014, its decades-long history intertwined with that of Italy itself, through cinema and that unique treasure [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 28th April 2016 - 9x10 Novanta- State Cinema - 6 p.m. - Cinema 4
9 x 10 NOVANTA
(Italy, 2004) 94min

The Istituto Luce turned ninety in 2014, its decades-long history intertwined with that of Italy itself, through cinema and that unique treasure [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 5th May 2016 - Blancanieves - State Cinema 2 - 5.45 pm
BLANCANIEVES (Snow White)
(Pablo Berger, Spain,Belgium,France,2013) 104min

Note: The following was reworked from a blog post that Roger Ebert filed from the 2012 Toronto Film [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 12th May 2016 - The Chair of Happiness - State Cinema 2 - 5.45 pm
THE CHAIR OF HAPPINESS (La sedia della felicita)
(Cario Mazzacurati, Italy, 2013) 95 minutes

Bruna, a woman whose beauty salon is on financial life support finds herself the [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 19th May 2016 - Unrelated - State Cinema 2 - 5.45 pm
UNRELATED
(Joanna Hogg, UK, 2007) 96 minutes

As if from nowhere, a first-time British film-maker has appeared with a tremendously accomplished, subtle and supremely confident feature, [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 26th May 2016 - Medium Cool - State Cinema 2 - 5.50 pm
MEDIUM COOL
(Haskell Wexler, USA, 1969) 110 minutes

I don't think I exactly want to review Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool." A formal review (or even my chaotic version of [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 2nd June 2016 - Every Blessed Day - State Cinema 2 - 6.00 pm
EVERY BLESSED DAY (Tutti i santi giorni)
(Paolo Virzi, Italy, 2012) 102 minutes

Hidden away in the intimate corners of Italy, young couple Antonia and Guido are madly in love. Despite [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 9th June 2016 - Dust in the Wind - State Cinema 2 - 5.50 pm
DUST IN THE WIND (Lian lian feng chen)
(Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwan, 1987) 111 minutes

Hou Hsiao-hsien's films are screened in cooperation with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 16th June 2016 - A Time to Live, A Time to Die - State Cinema 2 - 5.50 pm
A TIME TO LIVE, A TIME TO DIE (Tong nien wang shi)
(Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwan, 1985) 137 minutes

Hou Hsiao-hsien's films are screened in cooperation with the Taipei Economic and [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 23rd June 2016 - The Go-Between - State Cinema 2 - 5.45 pm
THE GO-BETWEEN
(Joseph Losey, UK, 1971) 118 minutes

(Contains Spoilers!)
There was a time, fairly recent, when the British upper classes thought it was a shade embarrassing to [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 30th June 2016 - Ever the Land - State Cinema 2 - 6 pm
EVER THE LAND
(Sarah Grohnert, New Zealand, 2012) 90 minutes

A debut documentary that tells a big Ngai Tuhoe story, this film is perhaps most remarkable for being by a German-born [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 7th July 2016 - The Tales of Hoffmann - State Cinema 2 - 6.25 pm
THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
(Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1951) 133 min

Admirers and detractors of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film 'The Tales of Hoffmann',from [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 14th July 2016 - Stations of the Cross - State Cinema 4 (upstairs) - 6.30 pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Kreuzweg)
(Dietrich Brueggemann, Germany, 2014) 106 minutes

The 15-minute take that opens Stations of the Cross is a stable shot that effectively restages the [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 21st July 2016 - Stations of the Cross - State Cinema 2 - 6.50 pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Kreuzweg)
(Dietrich Brueggemann, Germany, 2014) 106 minutes

The 15-minute take that opens Stations of the Cross is a stable shot that effectively restages the [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 28th July 2016 - The Human Factor - State Cinema 2 - 6.15 pm
The Human Factor
(Bruno Oliviero, Italy 2013) 83min

A weary-eyed Milanese police inspector and his gun-toting teenage daughter are in for a bumpy ride in The Human Factor, the fiction [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: August 3rd - 21st 2016 - 40th Nelson New Zealand International Film Festival
3 - 21 August - 40th Nelson New Zealand International Film Festival

http://www.nziff.co.nz/2016/nelson/
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 25th August 2016 - Bird People - State Cinema 2 - 6.10 pm
Bird People
(Pascal Ferran,France 2014)127min

Pascale Ferran's 'Bird People' contains two complementary dramas within its unique structure; neither of them completely work. While [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 1st September 2016 - Solo Sunny - State Cinema -
SOLO SUNNY
(Konrad Wolf, East Germany, 1980) 100 min

Konrad Wolf's Solo Sunny was widely regarded at the time of its 1980 release as perhaps the best film to come out of the unhappy [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 8th September 2016 - Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment - State Cinema
GOYA OR THE HARD WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT (Goya oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis)
(Konrad Wolf, East Germany/USSR, 1971) 129 minutes

Goya, an East German bio-pic about the Spanish painter [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 15th September 2016 -Easy Riders, Raging Bulls - Cinema 2
EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS
(Kenneth Bowser, UK/Canada, 2003) 113 minutes

It's only when you watch an in-depth documentary such as Easy Riders, Raging Bulls that you realise how much [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 22nd September 2016 - The Divided Heaven - State Cinema
THE DIVIDED HEAVEN (Der geteilte Himmel)
(Konrad Wolf, East Germany, 1964) 106 minutes

After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village in 1961. As she recovers, she [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 29th September 2016 - Grand Central - State Cinema
GRAND CENTRAL
(Rebecca Zlotowski, France/Austria, 2013) 95 min

An illicit romance blooms in a powder-keg environment in Grand Central, French writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski's [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 6th October 2016 - Grand Central - State Cinema
GRAND CENTRAL
(Rebecca Zlotowski, France/Austria, 2013) 95 min

An illicit romance blooms in a powder-keg environment in Grand Central, French writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski's [...continue]
[09 Jan 15] :: Thursday 13th October 2016 - Timbuktu - State Cinema
TIMBUKTU
(Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauritania, 2014) 96 min

This month, Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu,' an official selection in Cannes last year and a current nominee for the [...continue]
[16 Dec 14] :: Thursday 20th October 2016 - The Spirit of 45 - State Cinema 2 -
The Spirit of 45
(Ken Loach, UK 2013) 94min

SYNOPSIS:
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of [...continue]
[16 Dec 14] :: Thursday 27th October 2016 - Geronimo - State Cinema 2
GERONIMO
(Tony Gatlif, France, 2014) 107 min

Ten years ago, Tony Gatlif won the Best Director prize in Cannes for Exils, a romance about Algerians travelling to their homeland. This [...continue]
[28 Jan 14] :: New 2016 Screening Programme online
Click here to view the short notes for the screening programme for March-October 2016.
 
     
     
 
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