Dunedin Film Soc. Memberships Now Half Price

Half year Dunedin Film Society memberships are now on sale for almost half price.

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Half year Dunedin Film Society memberships are now on sale for almost half price. A half year waged Dunedin Film Society membership will cost just $35 to purchase (either at the main reception desk at OUSA or at the door of the Red Lecture Theatre before any of our screenings), while a half year student/unwaged Dunedin Film Society membership costs $30. A half year waged or student/unwaged membership will enable you to see all 13 remaining Dunedin Film Society screenings for free as well as to receive a $3.00 discount off of the regular evening and weekend ticket price at all NZ International Film Festival screenings. Full waged and student/unwaged Dunedin Film Society members also receive discounted ticket prices at Rialto Cinemas from Monday to Friday. Three movie passes will also be available for $25.

The remaining highlights of the Dunedin Film Society's 2012 programme include Rainer Werner Fassbinder's long-lost science fiction epic WORLD ON A WIRE (recently restored by MOMA), three contemporary German dramas made by directors associated with the Berlin School and five French films consisting of three celebrated black and white classics from the 1940s and '50s and two illuminating more recent documentaries. Please see our website for further details: http://www.dunedinfilmsociety.arts.net.nz/
We would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of the Embassy of France, the Goethe-Institut, the New Zealand Film Commission, Short Film Otago and the University of Otago.

 
Remaining 2012 Dunedin Film Society Screenings
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Every screening will take place in the University of Otago’s Red Lecture Theatre, located near the side entrance of the Scott building, across the road from the emergency entrance of the Dunedin Public Hospital on Great King Street not far from the corner of Hanover Street. With the exception of the 11 July screening (which will begin one half hour earlier than usual), all of this year’s film showings will begin at 7:30 pm.

Due to the non-commercial screening rights, most screenings are for members or 3-Movie Pass holders only. We reluctantly reserve the right to change the scheduled program if a film does not arrive.

                                               

 

World on a Wire

Wednesday 11 July at 7:00 pm*

WORLD ON A WIRE

Rainer Werner Fassbinder | West Germany | 1973 | Digital | Part 1 100 min & Part 2 105 min | M

Fassbinder’s long unseen science-fiction epic offers a boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia. “Anticipates Blade Runner in its meditation on artificial and human intelligence and The Matrix in its conception of reality as a computer-generated illusion.” – NY Times 

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER STARTING TIME. There will be a brief intermission between Parts 1 and 2.

*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation.

Wednesday 18 July at 7:30 pm 

PARADISE 
Sina Walker | New Zealand | 2009 | Digital | 12 min | PG 
A father takes his young son on a hunting expedition, which has unexpected emotional consequences.

Followed by:

NENNETTE 
Nicolas Philibert | France | 2010 | Digital | 70 min | Exempt 
Born in the jungles of Borneo, Nénette is a 40-year-old orangutan – and the oldest (and most beloved) inhabitant at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Documentarian Philibert’s film is a captivating study of an enigmatic animal and our relationship to her. “Remarkable.” – Sight & Sound

Wednesday 25 July at 7:30 pm
RACHEL
Simone Bitton | France | 2009 | Digital | 100 min | Exempt
This intelligent, layered documentary puts the Gaza Strip death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie in the context of a new generation of globalised activists crossing the world to put themselves in harm’s way. “Simone Bitton again proves that she is one of the finest contemporary documentarians.” – Screendaily

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012, Dunedin, 27 July-12 August

Wednesday 15 August at 7:30 pm* 
JERICHOW 
Christian Petzold | Germany | 2009 | Digital | 93 min | M
The latest version of the pulp classic The Postman Always Rings Twice takes place on the windswept Baltic coast. Lana Turner’s character is now the wife of a Turkish kebab stall owner, played by director Christian Petzold’s mesmerising regular actress Nina Hoss. 
*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation.

Wednesday 22 August at 7:30 pm* 
VACATION (Ferien
Thomas Arslan | Germany | 2007 | Digital | 98 min | M
“Ana, Robert and their teenage son Max plan on spending an idyllic sojourn at their remote country house. Their fragile unity is disrupted, however, when more and more members of their extended family show up to vent past resentments and reveal long-kept secrets. A serene, quietly rewarding drama.” – Seattle IFF 
*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation.

Wednesday 29 August at 7:30 pm 
LE PLAISIR (Pleasure) 
Max Ophuls | France | 1951 | 35 mm-B+W | 95 min | R16
With a dream cast of French stars – Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon – Ophuls lavishly adapts three de Maupassant stories which sardonically explore the distinctions between pleasure and happiness. “Delicate, savage, essential – infinite Plaisir.” – Slant

Wednesday 05 September at 7:30 pm* 
THE STRENGTH OF WATER 
Armagan Ballantyne | N.Z. | 2009 | Digital| 86 min | M
The arrival of a stranger to the remote Hokianga precipitates a terrible accident and young twins Kimi and Melody must learn to live apart. “This is a stunningly assured and original debut feature. Viewers may find themselves strangers in their own land but the experience is unforgettable.” – Herald on Sunday
*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation.

Wednesday 12 September at 7:30 pm
LE CASQUE D’OR (The Golden Helmet) 
Jacques Becker | France | 1952 | 35mm-B+W | 95 min | PG 
Based on actual events, Becker’s tale of doomed love in the Belle Epoque underworld features Simone Signoret as a beautiful blonde cabaret enchantress who abandons her gangster beau for the love of an honest carpenter. “Becker’s masterpiece, one of the great movie romances.” – Village Voice

Wednesday 19 September at 7:30 pm
LE SILENCE DE LA MER (The Silence of the Sea) 
Jean Pierre-Melville | France | 1947| 35 mm-B+W | 95 min | G
Melville’s first film is one of the most disturbing and poetic films on the Occupation. A naïve, unpolitical German officer is billeted in the country with an old man and his niece, who maintain a disdainful silence in the soldier’s presence. “A root influence on Bresson and the whole French New Wave.” – Time Out

Wednesday 26 September at 7:30 pm*
AFTERNOON (Nachmittag)
Angela Schanelec | Germany | 2007 | Digital | 97 min | M
Schanelec taps into the existentialism of Antonioni and the post-modernism of Godard to present an acutely original take on Anton Chekov’s The Seagull. Here, the setting is modern Germany, in a lakeside holiday house where actress Irene, her son and her brother have withdrawn from the outside world.
*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation.

Wednesday 03 October at 7:30 pm
THE CAT’S MEOW 
Peter Bogdanovich | U.S.A. | 2001 | Digital | 112 min | M
An elegant and funny whodunit about a famously unsolved Hollywood murder, involving Charlie Chaplin, actress Marion Davies and media mogul William Randolph Hearst. “Peter Bogdanovich taps deep into the Hearst mystique, entertainingly reenacting a historic scandal.” – Entertainment Weekly

Wednesday 10 October at 7:30 pm* 
EDEN 
Rebecca Tansley | New Zealand | 2010 | Digital | 14 min | M 
On a remote vineyard, two drifters form a bond that represents a possibility of hope in the wake of despair.

Followed by:

COWBOYS IN INDIA
Simon Chambers | U.K. | 2009 | Digital | 79 min | Exempt
In a remote and impoverished region of India, a London filmmaker is unaware of the trouble he will cause his two local guides as they investigate the Corporate Social Responsibility program of a high-profile, London-based mining company. The company plans to mine a local tribe’s sacred mountain, something that many of the indigenous people vow to fight, preferring to retain their traditional way of life. 

*Casual admission will be possible, in exchange for a small donation

Wednesday 17 October at 7:30 pm

MEMBERS' CHOICE

Our members will vote on five feature films that have been selected from the permanent collection of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies. The film that receives the most votes will be screened on October 17. The five choices will be sent out to our members at the end of August or the beginning of September.



MEMBERS' CHOICE

Our members will vote on five feature films that have been selected from the permanent collection of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies. The film that receives the most votes will be screened on October 17. The five choices will be sent out to our members at the end of August or the beginning of September.


 
 
 
 
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Dunedin Film Society

5 Jul 2012