AFS 2011: The New World

The Auckland Film Society is showing Terrence Malick’s poetic masterpiece The New World tonight. The film is essentially a re-telling of the Pocahontas myth: the prisoner John Smith (Colin Farrell) arrives with the colonists at Jamestown in 1607. After he’s pardoned and given a new lease on life, he is chosen to meet with chief Powhatan and negotiate for supplies. He notices the chief’s daughter … Continue reading AFS 2011: The New World

Auckland Film Society 2011 Season

The 2011 season of the Auckland Film Society gets underway tonight at the Academy Cinemas on Lorne St with a 1977 film starring Isabelle Huppert. Claude Goretta’s La Dentellière (The Lacemaker) is one of three films in the festival’s 2011 programme featuring a lead performance from Huppert. The other two are Bernard Tavernier’s Coup de Torchon (Clean Slate)—an adaptation of The Killer Inside Me author … Continue reading Auckland Film Society 2011 Season