Ross Stevenson presents the highlights of week three of the International Film Festival in Palmerston North. The films play at Downtown Cinemas.
Today 8pm: Undefeated (113min) Viewed as the underdog candidate, this lovingly crafted depiction of a white volunteer coach's season with a football team in impoverished North Memphis was the surprise winner of this year's Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
11.30am: Bully (94min)
1.30pm: Holy Motors (115min)
4pm: KLOWN (89min)
6pm: Your Sister's Sister (90min)
Tomorrow 8pm: West of Memphis (147min) Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh were producers on this lucid, angry documentary and key players in the battle for justice for the "West Memphis Three", imprisoned as teenagers for murders they did not commit.
11am: What's in a Name (109min)
1.15pm: Pictures of Susan (86min)
3.45pm: The Last Ocean (85min)
6.15pm: What's in a Name (109min)
8.30pm: Sound of My Voice (85min)
Saturday 1.45pm: Bully (94min) Lee Hirsch's doco is a powerfully effective tool in the campaign to drag school bullying out of the dark corners where it thrives. "Maybe, this film suggests, getting power to the powerless is not as impossible as it sounds." - LA Times
Noon: A Monster in Paris (90min)
2pm: Diana Vreeland (86min)
4pm: Neil Young Journeys (87min)
6pm: West of Memphis (147min)
9pm: KLOWN (89min)
Sunday 6pm: Holy Motors (115min) An extraordinary surreal night journey through Paris, starring Denis Lavant. With Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes. Don't miss the sensation of this year's Cannes Film Festival, rapturously received and wildly debated. "Weird and wonderful, rich and strange - barking mad, in fact . . . A great big pole-vault over the barrier of normality by someone who feels that the possibilities of cinema have not been exhausted." - The Guardian
10.45am: Toons for Tots (62min)
12.15pm: Toons for Tots (62min)
1.45pm: The Last Ocean (85min)
2.30pm: Violeta Went to Heaven (110min)
4.15pm: Diana Vreeland (86min)
5pm: Beyond the Hills (150min)
6.15pm: Pictures of Susan (86min).
- Manawatu Standard