Fans of music documentaries are in for a treat in June.
Open-Air Cinema director Urs Bauer, of Kaipara Flats, is organising a four-day festival at the Warkworth Town Hall, which will run from June 1 to 4.
Money raised after costs will go towards hall fundraising projects.
“A lot of people remember the days when the hall was used as a cinema, so it seemed appropriate to bring that use back,” Urs says. “There will be popcorn and jaffas for the whole cinema experience, as well as a licensed bar.”
Urs is planning to screen 12 films over the four days, with a programme that will appeal to all ages.
Although it is still being confirmed, one of the highlights will be the first showing on a big screen in NZ of Keith Richard’s movie Under the Influence.
Other movies will look at the lives and music of artists such as Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and Ed Sheeran. A three-hour documentary on the Woodstock Festival, held in August 1969, will bring back memories for many and it will be an opportunity to see the award-winning documentary Landfill Harmonics about the recycled orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay.
Urs says if the festival is well supported, it is likely to become an annual event