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The One-Minute Blitz Guide to NZIFF 2013

The 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival is upon us, and I’m sure many of you have already emptied an entire highlighter on your NZFF schedule.

But I also know there are many of you that have only skimmed the expansive and detailed schedule. As a professional writer, I know how hard it can be to read words – especially big, fancy words. Therefore, I have created this blitz guide to tend to your attention-deficit needs that ask the basic question:

Why should I see this movie?

A Band Called Death

A Field in England

Antarctica: A Year On Ice


The Bling Ring

Blood Brother

Blue Ruin

Behind the Candelabra

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The Deadly Ponies Gang

Ernest and Celestine


Frances Ha

Magic Magic



Mood Indigo

Much Ado About Nothing


Only Lovers Left Alive

Persistence of Vision

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Scenes in my Head

Soul in the Sea

The Spectacular Now

Stories We Tell

The Strange Little Cat

Goblin Plays Suspiria

Terms and Conditions May Apply

The Past

The Weight of Elephants

To the Wonder

Upstream Color

Utu Redux

Village at the End of the World


What Maisie Knew

What Richard Did

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

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