The New Zealand International Film Festival is underway and tickets are in hot demand. Here is Cinemaddicts selection of films to look out for in Monday’s lineup.
1. The Green Prince
The incredible story of Mosab Hassan Yousef – the son of one of the founders of Hamas who became an informant for the Israeli secret service – is staged almost like an espionage thriller in this taut Sundance-winning doco.
Rialto Newmarket: 1pm
2. God Help the Girl
This long-awaited, massively crowd-funded pop musical – written, composed and directed by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch – stars a radiant Emily Browning as an up-and-coming Glasgow singer.
SkyCity Theatre 4pm
3. The Overnighters
As richly peopled as a Steinbeck novel, Jesse Moss’ doco about the impact of the oil boom on a small North Dakota town follows the controversial campaign of a local priest to support the influx of homeless job-seekers.
Academy Cinema 8.45pm
*All film synopsis’ are courtesy of www.nziff.co.nz