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NZIFF Autumn Events: Spartacus

When:

Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7:15pm
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 2:15pm

Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Lisa_NZIFF

NZIFF Autumn Events series presents Classic Movies at The Civic in Auckland, Embassy in Wellington, Regent Dunedin and Hoyts Riccarton in Christchurch in April and May.

Young Stanley Kubrick stepped up to filmmaking on the grand scale to direct the most literate and enjoyable of all Hollywood’s ancient-Rome epics. Producer/star Kirk Douglas is forever remembered as the shirtless rebel slave, but it’s the rest of the cast who give the film its zest. The immortal “I am Spartacus” aside, it’s the villains that have the best lines in writer Dalton Trumbo’s sly characterization of the decadent and divided slave-trading one percent.

“A full five decades after its debut, Spartacus is no longer a mere movie… The 1960 blockbuster has been exalted, imitated and parodied; honored, derided and dissected; and after all these years, it still achieves what most three-hour, big-budget historical dramas can only dream of: it’s entertaining as hell.” — Ben Cosgrove, LIFE.com

USA 1960
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo. Based on the novel by Howard Fast
With: Kirk Douglas, Lawrence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis
197 minutes/DCP/PG cert

Regent, Dunedin
Friday April 17 at 7.15 pm
Saturday April 18 at 2.15 pm

Civic, Auckland
Friday April 17 at 7.15 pm
Saturday April 18 at 2.15 pm

Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch
Sunday May 10 at 5.00 pm

Embassy, Wellington
Sunday May 10 at 4.45 pm

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