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Settlers Film Night: Mahana

Settlers Film Night: Mahana

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  • Fri 29 Jul ’16, 8:00pm – 10:15pm


Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Rd, Oratia



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Senior/Student: $10.00

Rated (M)
94 mins NZ

Internationally-acclaimed director Lee Tamahori’s first New Zealand film in 20 years.

Mahana (previously The Patriarch) is an evocative family drama based on Whale Rider author Witi Ihimaera's novel, Bulibasha. Set in 1960’s rural New Zealand, two Māori sheep-shearing families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, battle for supremacy in the shearing sheds and in their own hearts. The youngest Mahana, 14-year-old Simeon, is troubled by the rivalry and begins to unravel the truth behind the longstanding feud.

Unfortunately the film was released around the same time as 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and was overshadowed by the box office success of the Wilderpeople, so we are pleased to be able to show this atmospheric and beautifully filmed drama set in the '60s. Mahana reunites the team behind iconic Kiwi film 'Once Were Warriors' including Tamahori, Morrison and Producer Robin Scholes.

For reservations please contact: 818 2489.

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