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Wonderful Films Featuring Seniors – News from the NZ International Film Festival.

Good afternoon,

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) will be screening around the country during July, August and September. We have recently launched this year’s programme for Wellington and we have a number of wonderful films featuring seniors, which we wanted to bring to your attention.

Alive Inside

2014 | USA | Documentary | 74 minutes

As dementia continues to affect millions worldwide, this rousing and emotional documentary reveals a remarkably simple, music-based breakthrough and shows how it has already transformed lives.

"Michael Rossato-Bennett captures some amazingly transformative results in the treatment of dementia through music." – Rob Nelson, Variety

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/alive-inside/

First Cousin Once Removed

2012 | USA | Documentary | 79 minutes

Winner of the Best Documentary award at IDFA, director Alan Berliner’s film about his lifelong friend and mentor, the distinguished poet and translator Edwin Honig, becomes a profound

study in identity and memory.

"Some docs are journalism. Some are history. Some are entertainment. Very few aspire to poetry – First Cousin Once Removed by Alan Berliner being a notable exception." – John Anderson, Indiewire

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/first-cousin-once-removed/

Land Ho!

2014 | USA | 96 minutes | M offensive language, sexual references, drug use
Two 70-something buddies take a trip to Iceland in this surprisingly funny road movie. If Iceland’s not already on your bucket list, it will be now – possibly even with these two comedians in tow.
"Anyone who’s ever had reservations about how exciting traveling with septuagenarians could be will now think twice." – Frédéric Boyer, Tribeca Film Festival

URL http://www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/land-ho/

A flyer with details about these films, including session times and details is attached here – please let me know if you have any trouble viewing it.

For further information about any of the films, or to discuss reserving group bookings before tickets go on sale to the public, contact me on 04 802 2576.

We would love for you to share this information with your networks! To keep up to date with NZIFF programme as it is announced, visit our website at www.nziff.co.nz.

Kind regards,



Debbie Fish | Audience Development Co-ordinator
DDI + 64 4 802 2576 | M 0272 402 990  | SKYPE AudienceDevelopment

The New Zealand Film Festival Trust

WELLINGTON Level 2, 2 Majoribanks St, Wellington 6011

PO Box 9544, Marion Square, Wellington 6141 | New Zealand | T + 64 4 385 0162

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