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NZIFF 2013 adds even more NZ

The NZIFF has announced a further three features for its 2013 edition, including one local documentary.

Simon Ogston’s Sheen of Gold looks at the history and influence of the 1980s Flying Nun band. Flying Nun will re-release the Skeptics’ albums III and Amalgam to accompany the doco.

III features the track A.F.F.C.O., for which Stuart Page’s not for the faint of heart MV was banned from television.

The band disbanded in 1990 following the death of singer David D’Ath from leukaemia.

Sheen of Gold trailer

The Festival has already announced the NZ titles Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Gardening With Soul, Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song, The Deadly Ponies Gang.

Also announced this week is Lucy Walker’s snowboarding doco, The Crash Reel, with the subject of the film in attendance for Auckland screenings. Walker, an Oscar nominee for her doco Waste Land, was recently a Berlinale judge for the First Feature Award alongside Taika Waititi.

The third film announced is the first in the Incredibly Strange programme, with Ant Timpson selecting V|H|S and ABCs of Death director (Q is for Quack) Adam Wingard’s Toronto-premiered You’re Next.

“At first glance You’re Next sounds like the type of horror film you’ve seen numerous times before but … Bring an unsuspecting date and watch their popcorn fly when the film kicks in,” recommended Timpson.

NZIFF will begin in Auckland (18 July – 4 August), open in Wellington one week later (26 July – 11 August), then Christchurch (1 – 18 August) and Dunedin (8 – 25 August) before continuing to travel around New Zealand screening in Gore, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Nelson, Tauranga, Masterton, Hawke’s Bay and New Plymouth.

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