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2001: A Space Odyssey

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey on the magnificent big screen this Autumn!

The film charts the “progress of ‘civilisation’ through the influence of mysterious black monoliths on prehistoric apes developing their skills and, later, on astronauts involved in a secret mission to Jupiter” describes Geoff Andrew of the British Film Institute. “A cinematic milestone, and a huge influence on the development of the sci-fi genre.

Philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic demands the biggest screens on earth!

Regent, Dunedin

Friday April 17 at 4.15 pm

Sunday April 19 at 6.15 pm

Civic, Auckland

Thursday April 16 at 3.00 pm

Thursday April 16 at 8.45 pm

Sunday April 19 at 6.15 pm

Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch

Sunday May 17 at 5.30 pm

Embassy, Wellington

Saturday May 16 at 5.30 pm

Sunday May 17 at 5.30 pm

Every year in the four main centres, the organisers of the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) present NZIFF Autumn Events, a short series of new and classic films. For further info about this film, the full programme and ticketing details, visit www.nziff.co.nz/2015-autumn-events

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Laini Taylor touring NZ in late August

She will be doing events in Auckland and in
Christchurch 27 August – 31 August, and will be appearing multiple times
at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014
http://wordchristchurch.co.nz/.

Laini is the bestselling pink-haired author of the Daughter of Smoke and
Bone Trilogy. The YA fantasy series (also devoured by adults) includes
the books /Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight
/and//the highly anticipated conclusion, /Dreams of Gods and Monsters/
which was released earlier this year. The series follows Karou, a
blue-haired art student and monster’s apprentice, caught between this
world and the underworld.

Richard O’Brien – The Tran in Black

Rocky Horror Show author and the ‘Tran in Black’, RICHARD O’BRIEN returns to Christchurch for the first time since December 2010 when he performed on the Isaac Theatre Royal’s stage for the last time anywhere in the world, in his own creation ‘The Rocky Horror Show’! This one-off, Halloween-themed Christchurch-only show will help raise funds for the rebuild of the Isaac Theatre Royal, badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the ITR.

Richard will be “nattering away, picking up a guitar and hopefully entertaining everybody, telling stories and singing some songs. It would be perverse if I were not to sing The Time Warp, again. People would feel slightly cheated, wouldn’t they?”

Friday 1 November at 8.00pm

See here for tickets.

Running times:

Box Office Opens: 7:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Starts: 8:00pm
Interval: 9:00pm (approx. 20 minutes)
Event Finishes: 10.30pm

Interview with David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel nominee Helen Lowe

NZ SFF author and SFFANZ member, Helen Lowe, is a finalist for this years’s David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel. As part of this year’s official programme, the Gemmell Awards’ administrators are featuring interviews with each of the shortlisted authors. Helen’s interview is up this week and you can read it here.
She was also interviewed on Hugo Award-winning fanzine SF Signal last week, by fellow NZ author Tim Jones here.

Congratulations to Helen Lowe

Helen has been awarded the Ursula Bethell Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2012 jointly with David Eggleton, a leading New Zealand poet, editor, critic, writer, and filmmaker.  Read Helen’s blog post here.

Book Launch – Sacrifice by Joanna Orwin

A launch event is being held for new dystopian YA novel, Sacrifice, by Joanna Orwin. The Launch takes place in Christchurch on Wednesday, 11th May at 5:30pm at the Canterbury University Bookshop.

You can find out more about Sacrifice and Joanna Orwin at publisher Harper Collins website entry for this new novel