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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Your Boutique Cinema and Café Experience
Movie and a meal for only $30!!
Applies to any movie after 5pm.
Some conditions apply
Film classification symbols
Approved for general exhibition
Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers
Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over
RP(age) Restricted to persons over the specified age unless
accompanied by parent/guardian e.g. RP13, RP15
R(age) Restricted to persons over specified age e.g. R13, R16, R18
Cinemas may request proof of age ID for restricted films
81 Manchester St, Feilding • t: 323 0218
*free morning tea with ticket purchase*
Mon 21 Nov 10.30am Beginners, 10.45am The Orator
Tues 22 Nov 10.30am Beginners
10.45a m Snowflower and the Secret Fan
(M) contains offensive language 110 mins Drama
"Saili an unassuming villager and taro farmer, lives happily
with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and teenage daughter
Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is
unconventional. Vaaiga has been banished from her ancestral
village for many years. Saili faces serious threats to his
plantation as well as his family & has been denied his father's
chiefly title that would offer some protection. Life is further
complicated by Litia's blossoming beauty that is attracting
the attention of the young men in the village. Matters
ultimately come to a head, requiring Saili to speak up, speak
out & to defend all that he holds precious."
Fri 18 Nov 12pm, 4pm & 8.30pm, Sat 19 Nov 12pm &
4.30pm, Sun 20 Nov 2.30pm & 6.30pm,
Mon 21 Nov 10.45am & 2pm, Tues 22 Nov 12.30pm & 4pm,
Wed 23 Nov 12pm & 4.30pm.
(M) 105mins Comedy/Drama/Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his
elderly father: that he has terminal cancer,
and that he has a young male lover.
Thurs 17 Nov 12pm & 6.30pm, Fri 18 Nov 12.30pm &
6.30pm, Sat 19 Nov 12.30pm & 6.30pm, Sun 20 Nov
12.30pm & 6pm, Mon 21 Nov 10.30am & 4.30pm, Tues 22
Nov 10.30am, Wed 23 Nov 12.30pm & 8.30pm.
SNOWFLOWER & THE SECRET FAN
(M) 104 mins Drama/History
A story set in 19th century China and centered on the
lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their
own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural
norms imposed on women.
Thurs 17 Nov 2.30pm, Fri 18 Nov 2pm, Sat 19 Nov 6pm,
Sun 20 Nov 12pm & 4.30pm, Tues 22 Nov 10.45am &
2pm, Wed 23 Nov 2pm & 6pm.
LAST WEEK (M) 107 mins Comedy
Michael Winterbottom directs British comedians Steve
Coogan and Rob Brydon as they play fictionalised versions of
themselves undertaking a road trip around the UK, working
as restaurant critics but mainly winding each other up and
indulging in fierce battles of impression one-upmanship.
Thurs 17 Nov 12.30pm & 4pm, Fri 18 Nov 2.30pm, Sat
19 Nov 2pm & 8.30pm, Sun 20 Nov 2pm, Mon 21 Nov
12.30pm, Tues 22 Nov 2.30pm, Wed 23 Nov 2.30pm.
HAPPY EVER AFTERS
(M) Drama/Comedy 103 mins
Two couples marry for the wrong reasons and end up in the
same hotel for their wedding receptions. Wrong place, right
time...A modern twist to the classic screwball comedy with
a manic mix of romance, deception, politics, sex and love.
Thurs 17 Nov 4.30pm & 8.30pm, Fri 18 Nov 4.30pm,
Sun 20 Nov 4pm, Mon 21 Nov 2.30pm, Wed 23 Nov 4pm.
LAST WEEK 30 min Drama (subtitled)
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a
journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots.
Fri 18 Nov 6pm, Sat 19 Nov 2.20pm, Mon 21 Nov 3.40pm,
Tues 22 Nov 4.30pm, Wed 23 Nov 8pm.
FEILDING LITTLE THEATRE PLAYERS INC
In association with Playmarket
Presents the Comedy
Written by David Geary
Directed by Tricia Gray
Feilding Little Theatre • Sta ord Street, Feilding
18th -- 20th November • 24th -- 27th November
1st -- 3rd December 2011
Meals available every night
Book at the Feilding Little Th
Phone 06 323 5051 or 06
6 323 4916
OUT and ABOUT in...
Rangitikei T in...
Alex and BB play Bango
Sunday 20th November at the Koitiata
-- Sunday 27th November
9.30am to 4.30pm. View kitchens throughout
the Rangitikei. Enquiries phone Rachel
(06) 327 5184
Marton Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday 3rd December 3.30pm, Main St,
Marton Christmas Party in the Park
Saturday 3rd December 5pm. Marton Park,
Follett St, Marton, Live band, food stalls,
children's entertainment, lolly scramble, local
Standoff: The marriage of Jim (Peter Doherty) and Maggie (Joan Ford) provides an explosive moment in The Farm.
Photos: BOBBIE NICHOLLS
What's up at the farm?
Is anyone home?: Russian tourists Tatyana (Lisa Coombes) and
Constantin (Nic Broomfield) arrive at a Manawatu farm during the
Feilding Little Theatre production of The Farm.
By David Geary
Directed by Tricia Gray at Feilding
Little Theatre opening November
18, until December 3.
Reviewed by Bobbie Nicholls
Feilding Little Theatre have
chosen a Christmas show that
will elicit belly laughs from the
audience, not just for the
scripted humour, but also for
the local references and the
Set in a valley somewhere in
the Manawatu, on an isolated
farm, with all the trials and
tribulations of the rural
downturn, the theme will ring
true with farmers and town
With a cast of experienced
actors who are all on stage for
most of the time, the David
Geary comedy moves through a
year in the life of the farm, from
calving in winter storms, to
haymaking in the summer heat
and back to a stormy weather
The sound effects and choice
of incidental music have been
chosen for laughs as well as
The two couples who make up
the cast are nicely contrasted.
Joan Ford and Peter Doherty
play a couple of real Kiwi
farmers. Both very well known
in Manawatu theatre, they are
comfortable in their roles.
Lisa Coombes and Nic
Broomfield are Tatyana and
Constantin, a pair of Russian
cycling tourists who run into a
bull in the valley and call on the
farmers for help. The obvious
complications of language con-
fusion, marriage complications
and farming hiccoughs make
this is very witty story.
Unlikely friendships, blow-ups
and reunions are the theme of
the play, but it would be unfair
to reveal the action that makes
this so funny.
Coombe and Broomfield have
gone the extra mile taking
Russian language lessons to
enable them to speak the
language with apparent flu-
ency, and their accents are con-
sistent, while nothing is lost in
The reviewer saw the first
dress rehearsal with full props,
lighting and sound, but it was
evident this is going to be a win-
ner for the theatre. Bookings at
the theatre or phone 323 5051.
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