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Highlights of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival

The 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival wrapped up in Auckland recently, officially closing with the utterly mad and brilliant Holy Motors. From the stunning opening night film (Beasts of the Southern Wild) to a wonderful silent cinema finale (Easy Street and Blackmail), we were spoiled for choice with this year’s programme and I saw nearly 40 films over a hectic …

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[Review] PROJECT NIM (NZFF)

Project Nim is the latest documentary from James Marsh, director of the Academy Award-winning Man On Wire. In each film Marsh takes a well-known, media-friendly event from the ’70s and gives it context with a meticulous and impressive mix of archival footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactments. The film is based on the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would …

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