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SIGN 'O' THE TIMES

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Warkworth Town Hall

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Warkworth, Auckland 0910

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SIGN 'O' THE TIMES (1987)

85 Min. - USA - M - DIRECTED BY PRINCE

This 1987 concert film, shot by Purple Rain director Albert Magnoli, was released to coincide with the release of Prince's album of the same name. Featuring clips of live stage performances from Rotterdam and Minnesota, Prince: Sign O' the Times is also interspersed with short films from the artist. Fan favorites, such as "Little Red Corvette" and "U Got the Look," are performed as Prince is accompanied on stage by Sheena Easton and drummer Sheila E.

The film was planned to promote the album, to help it sell. But it was something of a flop really - and then it took on a life of its own on VHS.

Critics see the film as the coda to Prince's first decade. He didn't really put a foot wrong - musically at least. But it's shaky ground for even the most fanatic of Prince devotees after Sign O' The Times. It seems that it's the line in the sand - there's everything before and leading up to it. And now, 25 years on - there's everything after. It's the dividing point for most people aware of Prince's music. It's the end of an era.

And in a funny way Sign O' The Times - the film - points to the downfall, the indulgences and perfectionism that would cloud his judgment; that would make him - pointedly - refuse to be the hits jukebox he had been. That would make him (continue to) follow his own muse to the point of alienating all but the die-hard fans.

However, it's an amazing piece of art, that hasn't been shown on the big screen for a long, long time and it's certainly worth to be the 'grand finale' of our Festival!



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Sounds on Screen Music Documentary Film Festival

Experience some of the world’s best music reimagined on film. Stunning projection accompanies the crisp sounds at the newly-restored, historic Warkworth Town Hall from the 1st to the 4th of June 2017 making up New Zealand’s music documentary film festival, Sounds on Screen.

Not only do you get a great experience, but you also contribute to the Warkworth Town Hall as proceeds from the festival are part of a fundraiser for the Hall.

Beanbags available at the venue along with a selection of snacks and beverages.


FESTIVAL PASS:

In addition to being able to buy individual film tickets, we're offering the highly discounted Choose-4 festival passes. MORE INFO AND BUY FESTIVAL PASS



ALL SOUNDS ON SCREEN EVENTS:


FRIDAY 1 JUNE

5:30 PM - ROCKSTEADY - THE ROOTS OF REGGAE

8 PM - JOE COCKER - MAD DOG WITH SOUL

SATURDAY 2 JUNE

10:30 AM - THE SOUND OF HER GUITAR

3 PM - MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT

5:30 PM - 20 FEET FROM STARDOM

8 PM - FESTIVAL EXPRESS

SUNDAY 3 JUNE

10:30 AM - SHERLOCK JR AND SHORTS

3 PM - DIE WIESENBERGER - NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOWBUSINESS

5:30 PM - GENGHIS BLUES

8 PM - PRINCE SIGN 'O' THE TIMES



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