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Do you read me, HAL?

The NZIFF has announced the classics section of its Autumn Events programme, offering a chance to see lovingly-restored versions of five titles.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Having last week announced a pair of doco titles from this part of the globe the classics offering is far more international and, in one case, out of this world.

Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 The Conformist is the most recent of the titles. The oldest film on offer, by a couple of decades, is Ben Sharpsteen & Hamilton Luske’s Disney feature Pinocchio, from 1940.

A pair of Stanley Kubrick titles, the much-referenced 2001: A Space Odyssey and, from almost a decade earlier, Spartacus join the line-up while Richard Lester’s 1964 portrait of the Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night rounds out the selection.

Commencing in mid-April, Autumn Events screens in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington. Screening information is on the NZIFF’s Autumn Events site.

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