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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 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 12 Dec 10.30am When a City Falls, 10.45am
Rest for the Wicked
Tues 13 Dec 10.30am The Whistleblower 10.45am
Rest for the Wicked
THE FIRST GRADER
103 mins Drama/Biography **Sneak Previews**
The tr ue story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau
Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for
the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Fri 9 Dec 2.30pm & 6.30pm, Sat 10 Dec 12.30pm & 8.30pm,
Sun 11 Dec 2.30pm & 6.30pm.
(PG) 103 mins Documentary
Featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German
choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in the summer of 2009.
Thurs 8 Dec 4pm, Sat 10 Dec 4.30pm, Sun 11 Dec 12.30pm,
Tues 13 Dec 2.30pm, Wed 14 Dec 12.30pm.
(PG) Contains coarse
language 99 mins Documentary
The competitive Irish folk dancing scene and the children
who compete within. Jig is possessed of a fierce energy -- and
an agreeable warmth. Put the ferocity down to the sport in
question: competitive Irish dancing in the rigorous, straight-
backed, legs-of-lightning, feet-of-thunder style made famous by
Thurs 8 Dec 12pm, Fri 9 Dec 2pm, Sat 10 Dec 2.30pm,
Sun 11 Dec 2pm, Mon 12 Dec 12pm & 2.30pm,
Tues 13 Dec 2pm, Wed 14 Dec 4.30pm.
(R16) 107 mins Action/Thriller
Inspired by actual events. Kathryn Bolkovac is a Nebraskan police
officer who takes a UN peacekeeping job in post-war Bosnia. Her
expectations of helping rebuild a devastated country are dashed
when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up
amidst an expansive human trafficking industry.As Kathryn works
to divulge the scandal, the UN does its utmost to keep her quiet.
Thurs 8 Dec 2.30pm & 6.30pm, Fri 9 Dec 6pm, Sat 10 Dec
6.30pm, Mon 12 Dec 12.30pm, Tues 13 Dec 10.30am,
Wed 14 Dec 2.30pm & 6.30pm.
(R18) 100 mins (Contains graphic violence & offensive
A movie stuntman who also works as a getaway driver for the mafia. When
a planned heist goes wrong his employer, LA's most dangerous criminal,
blames him and puts out a contract on his life.
Sat 10 Dec 6pm, Sun 11 Dec 6pm, Mon 12 Dec 4pm,
Wed 14 Dec 4pm.
REST FOR THE WICKED
(M) Contains vioilence and sexual ref.
71 mins Comedy
Just your standard detective story right? No! Both men are in
their 70's. A darkly comic detective story with a
Thurs 8 Dec 2pm, Fri 9 Dec 12.30pm, Sat 10 Dec 4pm,
Sun 11 Dec 4.30pm, Mon 12 Dec 10.45am,
Tues 13 Dec 10.45am & 4pm, Wed 14 Dec 2pm.
WHEN A CITY FALLS
(M) 105 mins Documentary
One man's journey through disaster, recovery and discovery
during the 2010/11 earthquakes in Chch.
Thurs 8 Dec 6pm, Fri 9 Dec 4.30pm, Sat 10 Dec 2pm &
8pm, Mon 12 Dec 10.30am, Tues 13 Dec 12pm,
Wed 14 Dec 12pm & 6pm.
(M) contains offensive language 110 mins Drama
A Samoan story about village life and conflict.
Thurs 8 Dec 12.30pm & 4.30pm, Fri 9 Dec 4pm, Mon 12
Dec 2pm, Tues 13 Dec 12.30pm, Wed 14 Dec 8pm.
Bulls Xmas Parade --
Saturday 10 December at 10am
Christmas Trees --
Marton Rotary will be
selling xmas trees on Saturday 10 & 17
December, 8.30am -12.30pm at St Andrews
carpark, Broadway, Marton
Turakina Community Christmas Carol
Service -- Sunday 11th December at St
Andrews's Turakina. All Welcome.
Carols at Arahina --
Sunday 11th December, 5
-- 8pm. Arahina, 457 Wellington Rd, Marton.
Mayor's Christmas Dinner
-- Sunday 25th
December at 11.30am at the Marton Memorial
Hall. Ph Haley Gunn (06) 327 0099
OUT and ABOUT in...
Directed by Larysa Kondracki
Reviewed by Laura Walters
Rachel Weisz plays a Nebraska cop,
Kathryn Bolkovak, who takes a job
in post-war Bosnia as a United
During her time in Bosnia she
outs the UN for covering up a sex
scandal involving sex slavery and
Weisz plays an award-worthy
role, carrying the film on her
shoulders from start to finish.
Vanessa Redgrave and David
Strathairn played strong support-
ing characters, but nothing com-
pared to Weisz' untiring perform-
The film is based on real events,
which were portrayed in a
shockingly raw manner by writer
and director Larysa Kondracki.
The filmed earned its R16 rating
with stomach-wrenching scenes of
young women being taken advan-
tage of, and tortured.
While these scenes were difficult
to sit through at times, especially
when the tale of the main
characters seemed utterly hopeless,
Kondracki should be commended
for attempting to realistically recre-
ate the brutality women in post-war
Bosnia were subjected to.
The knowledge that similar
events had taken place in real life,
and to some degree were still
happening, made it all the more
However, the film raises aware-
ness of a section of the world that
New Zealanders are not well
The foreign language sections
were in balance with the English
Whistleblower an easier watch than
other full foreign language films.
The harrowing events in the film
may have been better portrayed in
a documentary. But then the
viewers would not have been
treated to such a stunning perform-
ance by Weisz, and it would have
been less likely to reach the vast
audiences of a well-produced film.
Overall, the movie was
stunningly put together, with
superb acting, but at points it was
hard to watch the shocking events
which we are usually sheltered
from. It is an horrific masterpiece,
which keeps the audience on the
edge of their seats, but may not be
too good for those with a weak
Youngsters get top score
was awarded the
highest mark for
Grade 2 with
Royal School of
equal top mark
with Merit for
Grade 1 -- ABRSM.
Stern is delighted
for her pupils, who
performed in the
Display of talent
Showcase: Dance Unlimited
presented its year's work this
week. Senior dancer Chloe
Carrodus made her final
performance with the school
before embarking on further dance
study in Australia.
Photo: SANDRA CROSBIE
More than 200 dancers from Dance Unlimited
showcased their year's work in front of family
and friends at Feilding's Civic Centre over two
nights this week.
The show involved dancers from four-year-
old Dancing Dots to senior dancers performing
their swansongs before they leave for further
The first half of the show was Dance Uni-
verse, a ballet of junior ballet pupils (including
the young Dancing Dots) with themes of
countries, and outer space themes.
Co-ordinating the cast through the universe
was a lineup of Kiwi icons and lead dancers --
including the Silver Fern, a kiwi, and an
The second half was a kaleidoscope of various
dance styles taught at the school, including
jazz, hip-hop, and tap.
Memorable performances were given by the
senior dancers who were performing for the last
time for what must have been an emotional
event, having graced the stage with the school
since they were very young dancers.
Chloe Carrodus is the only pupil who has
decided to further her dance study and has
recently found out that she has been accepted
into three dance schools in Australia.
Lani Lawton has also been offered a position
in a Sydney dance school which she may con-
sider, having completed her year 13 at Feilding
Awards and trophies were presented by the
dance teachers to the students and families
who have assisted throughout the year.
Dance Unlimited has a studio in Marton and
Feilding and is run by Carmen Davidson.
Further photos of the show feature on page 27.
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