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[CAPSULE REVIEW] KON-TIKI is a solid, handsomely shot high seas adventure that lacks depth @ Autumn Events 2013

The life of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl is the stuff of legend: an ethnographer who sailed 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean on a self-built raft (from Peru to the Tuamotus Islands) in 1947 to prove his theory that the Polynesians originated from South America, not Asia as was the prevailing scientific belief. He subsequently penned …

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Picks from the NZ International Film Festival’s new Autumn Events programme

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced a new series called Autumn Events to be held in Auckland and Wellington from mid-April to May, taking the place of the now defunct World Cinema Showcase. The stellar programme features digital restorations of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia and the 1955 musical adaptation Guys and Dolls starring Marlon Brando and Frank …

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