Fes­ti­val hosts a feast of cin­e­matic del­i­ca­cies

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drama, com­edy, mys­tery and a doc­u­men­tary will fea­ture at the Mag­netic Is­land An­nual Film Fes­ti­val.

This is the 13th year of the fes­ti­val, run by the Mag­netic Is­land Film So­ci­ety, and film se­lec­tion co­or­di­na­tor Des Lavery said each year they tried to have a mix of Aus­tralian, Euro­pean and Amer­i­can films.

He hasn’t watched them all but was look­ing for-



film week- ward end.

They ex­pect 60-70 peo­ple at each screen­ing.

Boy, the high­est gross­ing New Zealand film of all time, fol­lows Boy, a d r e a m e r w h o l o v e s Michael Jack­son and lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of de­serted cousins and his nan.

Food, INC. is a doc­u­men­tary which looks be­yond the su­per­mar­ket shelves to see how the food Amer­i­cans eat is p r e p a r e d . I t ’ s a n un­flat­ter­ing look in­side this cor­po­rate-con­trolled food in­dus­try.

The Se­cret in Their Eyes fol­lows a re­tired legal coun­sel­lor who writes a novel hop­ing to find clo­sure for one of his past u n r e s o l v e d h o mi c i d e c a s e s a n d f o r h i s un­re­cip­ro­cated love with his su­pe­rior – both of which still haunt him decades later.

The open­ing scene of The Hedge­hog is about a film within a film.

The Mag­netic Is­land An­nual Film Fes­ti­val is from March 11-13 and screen­ings are at All Sea­sons Ho­tel, Nelly Bay.

Sea­son tick­ets cost $ 40 for adults and $ 30 for mem­bers or con­ces­sion.

Sin­gle tick­ets cost $ 10 and $ 8 for mem­bers or con­ces­sion. Join MIFS and pur­chase tick­ets at mem­bers’ rates. Tick­ets f r o m M a r i e d e Monchaux on 4758 1347, Linda Woot­ten 4758 1185 or at the screen­ings.

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