A Ghost Story

Past Event26 Jul - 1 Aug

A Ghost Story

No longer available

The Civic

Film

One of the wonders of this or any year, David Lowery’s film takes the homeliest of images for the supernatural – a sheet with two forlorn eyeholes – and places it at the centre of a layered and piercing contemplation of existential mystery.

 

As the ghost of a young husband (Casey Affleck), observes the grief of his partner (Rooney Mara), and then lingers through subsequent tenancies of the house they shared, the helpless ghost’s attachment to the place he loved becomes increasingly impersonal and unsettled. Lowery’s theme is realised in delicate, folkloric images of a distinctly American paradise lost, its hushed mood disrupted by abrupt bursts of activity – notably Will Oldham on a brilliant jag as a drunken doom theorist – and radical bends in time.

 

A Ghost Story has the structure and rhythm of a musical suite, with Lowery working variations on the same themes, the same characters, and the same location. The result can be lyrical and poetic, or more naturalistic and minimalist. In both cases, A Ghost Story is absolutely mesmerizing, with an anything-goes quality that’s endlessly fascinating.” — Noel Murray, The Playlist

 

Visit nziff.co.nz to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival.

 

“It’s a rare privilege to see a contemporary American film as ambitious, emotionally honest, and just-plain-breathtaking as David Lowery’s A Ghost Story.” — Dan Schoenbrun, Filmmaker

Ticket Pricing

Wed 26 Jul, 8:30 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
$17.50
Full (purchased from 20 July)
$18.50
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
$15.50
Community Service Card *
$15.50
Student *
$15.50
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Tue 1 Aug, 4.15 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15.00
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Ten-Trip Pass

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

 

Ten-Trip Pass
$155.00

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.