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Mark II

Mark II

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When:

  • Fri 20 May ’16, 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Where:

Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions:

M

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.25
  • Concession: $8.20

Screening as part of the Siapo Cinema festival.

New Zealand’s first telefeature, "Mark II" screened on TV2 Wednesday 5 November 1986. It was heralded for its portrayal of young Polynesians and was seen as a signal by TVNZ as a commitment to more Polynesian broadcasting.

“A fast-moving, beautifully observed film about three streetwise Maori youths who go adventuring in a two-tone Mark II Zephyr. Although the episodic narrative is a little simplistic at times, there are some delightful moments (Junior Amiga breakdancing in front of a window full of showroom dummies) and highly dramatic ones (the intense scene between Nicholas Rogers and Jim Moriarty toward the end of the film has the raw emotional power I’ve not seen in a New Zealand film since Smash Palace. Written by Mike Walker and Mitchell Manuel (the team responsible for Kingi’s Story and Kingpin), the film also features Do Kahu (of TV’s Open House), Tama Poata and Joanna Briant as Judy. Film editor Paul Sutorius deserves special credit. Directed by John Anderson, 'Mark II' is Television New Zealand’s first TV movie. Don’t miss it.” — Douglas Jenkin, "NZ Listener," 1/11/86

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