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13 Assassins Miike Takashi, Japan, UK, 2010, 126min Director Miike Takashi is a filmmaking machine and 13 Assassins is the maestro cranking it in top gear.

  • Friday July 15 - 9:30pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Monday July 18 - 3:45pm, The Civic Theatre

    Cold Fish Sion Sono, Japan, 2010, 144min Fans of Sono Sions Love Exposure (NZIFF09) wont need much of a push to see this perverse chunk of black comedy horror. Funny, exhausting, callous and ultimately devastating in its final reel, this is one blood-drenched character study thats hard to shake.

  • Friday July 15 - 3:15pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
  • Saturday July 16 - 8:30pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket,
  • Sunday July 17 - 3:15pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    Hobo with a Shotgun Jason Eisener, Canada, USA, 2011, 86min Preaching the joyous subversion of exploitation movies like some meth-addled minister,Hobo is a lean slab of high-octane cinema. Rutger Hauer plays the titular Hobo as if Eastwoods Man with No Name escaped a psych ward in his dressing gown.

  • Tuesday July 26 - 4:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 27 - 9:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    I Saw the Devil Kim Jee-woon, Korea, 2010, 143min This genre-bender takes the Spy vs Spy antics of cop and serial killer to such devilish extremes that it may be too intense for some viewers. Elevating it beyond pure nastiness is its oddball humour and the confounding way that we end up entranced by the deeply disturbing and yet poignant human connection between the men.

  • Saturday July 23 - 9:15pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Friday July 29 - 3:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    Kill List Ben Wheatley, UK, 2011, 90min Ben Wheatley's quasi- horror-thriller starts off in Mike Leigh territory, with a cringe-inducing dinner party, before spiralling into a world of paranoid pagan terrors.

  • Tuesday July 26 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Thursday July 28 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    KNUCKLE Ian Palmer, UK, 2011, 93min This decade-spanning chronicle of bare-knuckle fighting between two feuding families in Ireland is like an anthropological study. Sunday July 17 - 5:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket_ Friday July 22 - 4:00pm, ACADEMY Cinemas Sunday July 24 - 3:30pm, ACADEMY Cinemas

    Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Matthew Bate, Australia, 2011, 90min "If you wanna talk to me, then shut yer fuckin' mouth!", sprays Raymond, one half of a pair of hilarious miscreants who became a viral cult phenomenon long before YouTube. Shut Up Little Man! features killer archival footage, interviews, re-enactments, copyright theft, invasion of privacy, and accusations of exploitation, all while being hilarious, unsettling and poignant.

  • Monday July 25 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket_
  • Friday July 29 - 11:45am, ACADEMY Cinemas
  • Saturday July 30 - 2:00pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Innkeepers Ti West, USA, 2011, 102min Inspired by a creepy inn Ti West and his crew stayed in, West returned and shot this, his latest horror film to eschew contemporary visceral thrills in favour of slow-burning dread.

  • Tuesday July 19 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 20 - 3:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Last Circus Aex de la Iglesia , France, Spain, 2010, 102min Spains most popular genre director Alex de la Iglesia (Day of the Beast, Ferpect Crime) is in peak form with this epic that is like some Catalan molotov cocktail of Sam Fuller's The Big Red One and Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre

  • Monday July 18 - 8:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Tuesday July 26 - 9:15pm, Cinemas Newmarket
  • Friday July 29 - 4:00pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

    The Man from Nowhere Lee Jeong-beom, Korea, 2010, 119min Director Lee Jeong-beom's second film was the box office king of Korea before knocking out festival audiences worldwide.

  • Sunday July 17 - 9:00pm, The Civic Theatre
  • Tuesday July 19 - 4:00pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    The Woman Lucky McKee, USA, 2011, 108min Like a hot poker in the eye of political correctness, this Sundance premiere outraged one viewer so much he demanded that staff "BURN THIS FILM NOW!"

  • Monday July 25 - 4:00pm,SKYCITY Theatre
  • Monday July 25 - 8:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre

    Troll Hunter Norway, 2010, 90min Just when you thought it was safe to never watch another mockumentary, Troll Hunter waltzes into your life as one of the most hugely pleasurable creations this oft-maligned genre has birthed. Made by highly accomplished filmmakers who show a flair for old-school special effects, a wicked sense of humour and a fondness for Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.

  • Friday July 22 - 10:30pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Wednesday July 27 - 1:15pm, SKYCITY Theatre
  • Saturday July 30 - 6:45pm, SKYCITY Theatre