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Sun, 09 Jul


Mangawhai Movies


2010 | Drama | 1h 33m | PG13

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Time & Location

09 Jul 2023, 4:30 pm – 6:03 pm

Mangawhai Movies, 180 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai, New Zealand

About the event

2010 | Drama | 1h 33m | PG13

It’s the Māori New Year, Matariki – a time for new beginnings. As the Pleiades constellation rises in the Southern skies, the lives of eight people are affected by one random act.  Matariki is a 2010 New Zealand drama film set in Otara, South Auckland. The film is told through five interweaving stories all set in the days leading to the rising of Matariki. 

Aleki, a master car thief who dreams of navigating by the stars, crosses paths with rebellious teenage girl Spit and faces his future. Rugby league star Tama saves the life of desperate Gunge - an act of heroism that brings tragedy to his own family. Rick, Tama’s brother, learns to stand up for himself and Megan, Tama’s wife, comes to accept the love that surrounds her; while Lisa, pregnant and wishing on angels, finds a real angel in Tyrone, a big-hearted man who sells Matariki icons in the weekend markets.

The film received highly positive reviews. The New Zealand Herald gave Matariki 4 stars out of 5, calling the film "dramatic and affecting".

4:15 pm for a 4:30 start.  Note rating is PG13, there is some violence, drug use & offensive language. Ticket cost is $20.  There will be snacks and drinks for sale too!

This is a fundraiser to help send the Mangawhai Chess team to the Chess Power NZ Nationals in Auckland 21st and 22nd October 2023.





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