Capital in the 21st Century

21 Jul - 23 Jul

Capital in the 21st Century

$12.5 - $18.5

The Civic

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A sweeping – and sobering – account of the way that concentrated wealth has both shaped our past and is creating a deeply unequal future. Based on economist Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book. 
 

A 700-page tome on wealth inequality, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century was an unlikely bestseller in 2014 – and went on to sell 1.5 million copies. Brought to the big screen by director Justin Pemberton, Piketty’s thesis is crisply presented in a documentary purposefully light on graphs and numbers, and heavy on top-notch talking heads, visuals of the rich and famous, and stylised historical recreations. 
 
There is nothing inevitable about the march towards greater equality, argues Piketty. The normal order of things has been a world in which the wealthiest one percent owns around seventy percent of all assets. The ‘golden age’ of greater equality between 1950 and 1980 was an aberration. Relaying this story in saturated colours and through archival footage blended with film sequences both old and new, Pemberton creates a hallucinatory effect – and a reflection on the bizarre excesses of wealth. 
 
The film carries a warning too: that we could be rapidly reverting to Victorian levels of wealth inequality. Piketty, all Gallic charm and intensity, argues for wider ownership of wealth, so that we all enjoy its returns. That way, we might avoid a ‘pauperised’ future.
 

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Capital in the 21st Century - Official Trailer

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Ticket Pricing

A Coded : Sessions starting after 5pm weekdays and all weekend sessions (unless otherwise indicated)

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

Full
$18.5
Earlybird (Until end of day 17 July)
$17.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses
$15.5
Community Services Card
$15.5
Students
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

B Coded : Sessions staring before 5pm weekdays and other shorter duration sessions indicated

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

 

Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Ten-Trip Pass - $155

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique barcode that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening, subject to seat availability (passes are not tickets and do not guarantee admission), and excluding 3D films, Special Events and Live Cinema performances.  Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or the Aotea or Civic Box Offices.  Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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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 2019.

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