Matariki on the Move: Kiriata – Avondale
Head along to your local theatre to view a stunning selection of short and feature-length films, in celebration of Matariki. Curated by Leo Koziol of CineMāori and Wairoa Film Festival, this cinematic offering is sure to be thought-provoking, evocative and emotive.
PUREA (8 mins)
Kath Akuhata Brown, 2020, Aotearoa
Māori elder Hamo must bear the burden of carrying the spirits of her ancestors to their sacred mountain. Te reo Māori with subtitles.
HĀNGI PANTS (13 mins)
Jake Mokomoko, 2020, Aotearoa
When a succession of ex-wives show up to out-do each other at a tangi of a man who was beloved by many, a flamboyant display of karanga takes place.
MAURI (101 mins)
Merata Mita, 1988, Aotearoa
Mauri is the story of Rewi, a man haunted by a past that threatens to engulf his future. The story is set among the colourful characters of a once-thriving settlement, Te Mata, upon whom the encroachment by Europeans spells disaster. Now isolated by lack of numbers, time and distance, the remaining survivors form a tight-knit community that outsiders find impenetrable. Rewi’s deceit forces him to become part of that community and his life is inextricably interwoven with those around him.
Suitable for: All ages
When: Tue 29 June, 7pm–9pm
Where: The Hollywood, 20 Saint Georges Road
Free (first in, first seated).
Get a voucher for free popcorn and small drink on arrival.
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