Friday, 22 January 2010

Waitati Film Society - February 2010

We start the year again with forthnightly screenings, the first on Tuesday,
16 February at 8pm. Come along to the Waitati Film
Society at the corner of Orokonui and Mt. Cargill Roads.
Membership for one year is $55 and covers 29 nights of entertainment.
We offer drama, comedy, history or just plain entertainment in a
warm, pleasant environment with convivial company. For more info
ring Brigitte 482-2829 or Leonie 482-2508.


Tuesday, 16 Feb.

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN - Sweden 2004

"An internationally famous conductor goes from being a big fish in a
big pond to being a big fish in a small pond when he returns to his
childhood village in search of peace and rest. But he stirs up
painful memories and jealousies when he takes on the role of choir
master in the tiny community. The choir is a platform for bringing
characters together but also for revealing the chasms within the
village and within relationships. The rural setting underlines the
isolation of the village, focusing the drama to its very core
elements: the nature - and the danger - of community..." — Andrew
Urban, Urban Cinefile


Tuesday, 2 March

APRON STRINGS - NZ 2008

This is a parallel story of two families and two cultures: one Sikh,
the other dyed-in-the-wool Anglo, set in suburban Otahuhu in South
Auckland. Food and love are intertwined in this tale of two mothers
who must find the courage to confront the secrets and
misunderstandings of the past, in order to set their sons free. It
explores the boundaries of nurture and control, mothering and
smothering, and how we sometimes have to let go of our individual
sense of what is 'right', to do what is 'good' for all. This
irresistibly local celebration of recognisable real lives on the big
screen ends fittingly with cups of tea.

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