Screen classics

Regent Theatre marketing manager Hannah Molloy screens the concert movie Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (Director's Cut) in Dunedin yesterday in preparation for the New Zealand International Film Festival Autumn Events festival this weekend.

Festival director Bill Gosden said the autumn events festival was designed to get ``classic films on to big screens'' with an emphasis on ``spectacle''.

``It's a celebration of the movie-going experience as it once was and The Regent is the perfect venue.''

Among ``the classics'' was a new film,Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, which attempts ``to tell the history of time, from the beginning of the universe to the end, in about 90 minutes - it is utterly spectacular''.

The Dunedin leg of the festival and its six screenings starts in Dunedin today ``kicking off the festival programme'', which also screens in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

The Woodstock film was ``big and loud'' and had a ``physical impact'' when it was first released in 1970.

Festival patrons who see it in Dunedin tomorrow should expect the same experience, he said.


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