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This is an Auckland Film Society screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.
'After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) encounters the American radio operator (Kim Hunter) to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes, and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the hereafter arrives to correct the bureaucratic error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth—painted by production designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff as a rich Technicolor Eden—climbing a wide staircase to stand trial in a starkly beautiful, black-and-white modernist afterlife. Intended to smooth tensions between the wartime allies Britain and America, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s richly humanistic A Matter of Life and Death traverses time and space to make a case for the transcendent value of love.'
Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.
In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.