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Free inflatable films screening in Aotea Square

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14 December 2004

Free inflatable films screening in Aotea Square

Aotea Square will come alive on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 December when ten New Zealand short films are projected onto a giant inflatable screen.

The selection of short films provided by the New Zealand Film Commission will show on both nights from 9pm to 11pm.

The event is part of Auckland City’s ‘Living Room’ series – a summer programme of seven mysterious events to entice people out of their homes and use the CBD as their living room.

The ‘Living Room’ series will run until 8 April 2005 and will include free events, performances and artistic installations in prominent public spaces around the CBD.

“The purpose of Living Room is to engage the publics’ senses through animating inner city spaces in unexpected ways,” says event producer, Mr Pitsch Leiser.

To maintain a sense of mystery around the ‘Living Room’ events Auckland City will be providing details about where and when an event is taking place, but will not explain exactly what it will involve.

Living Room is a pilot project that is part of Auckland’s CBD Into the future strategy, which aims to transform Auckland’s CBD into one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic business and cultural centres.
Living Room events and activities:

1. Free open air NZ short films (please see attached flyer for film details).
21 - 22 December 2004,
9pm - 11pm, Aotea Square.

2. Secret City Scape
One of 3 days during full moon each month end of January, February, March 2005
24-26 Jan, 23-25 Feb and 25-27 March
After 9pm
Alley between Fort and Custom Streets
Mills Lane
Alley between Shortland Street and Chancery Lane

3. Lava Lavas
24 January - 12 February 2005
Upper Vulcan Lane

4. Poetry on the Pavement
7 February - 26 March 2005
Various locations around the CBD

5. Sound City
Every Friday, 30 January - 18 February
5pm onwards
Vulcan Lane through to the Chancery including Freyberg Place

6. Containing Migrations
25 March - 8 April
Outside Town Hall, Aotea Square

Ends

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