6 AUG 2023

Live Cinema is back for the 2023 Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival! 

The Circus is the festival’s 21st collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra who will play Chaplin's own score created forty years after the film's release. The Circus was one of the biggest films of the silent era and can only be fully appreciated on the enormous screen of a genuine picture palace, with live musical accompaniment. 

Screening exclusively in the city's The Civic, this is a magical experience not to be missed! 


About The Circus:

Chaplin’s Tramp stumbles into the circus arena as a lonely thief and exits transformed. As he walks a tightrope of love and loneliness, he dodges lions, mules, and a despicable ringmaster, who has only hired him because his mess-ups are much funnier than his deliberate attempts at humour.

About the Conductor - Vincent Hardaker:

Conductor Vincent Hardaker steps up to the podium to conduct Live Cinema and says he is excited to be part of this special performance for the first time. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Music, until recently Vincent was the APO’s Resident Conductor following two  years as the orchestra’s inaugural New Zealand Assistant Conductor-in-Residence.He has since conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. 

The Civic live cinema for NZIFF
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Last updated: 12 June 2023