Feilding Herald : November 17th 2011
29 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 Your Boutique Cinema and Café Experience MovieMealDeal Movie and a meal for only $30!! Applies to any movie after 5pm. Bookings Recommended. Some conditions apply Film classification symbols Unrestricted films: G Approved for general exhibition PG Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over Restricted films 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 www.focalpointcinema.co.nz 81 Manchester St, Feilding • t: 323 0218 *SENIORS MORNINGS *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 THE ORATOR (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. BEGINNERS (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. THE TRIP 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. INCENDIES (R16) 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. 4156435AA FEILDING LITTLE THEATRE PLAYERS INC In association with Playmarket Presents the Comedy Written by David Geary Directed by Tricia Gray Venue 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 4154977AA heatre 6 323 4916 OUT and ABOUT in... Rangitikei T in... Alex and BB play Bango • -- Sunday 20th November at the Koitiata Community Hall Country Kitchens • -- 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. 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 performances 4180866AA ENTERTAINMENT 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. THEATRE REVIEW 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 actors' skills. 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 dwellers alike. 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 again. The sound effects and choice of incidental music have been chosen for laughs as well as great effects. 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 translation. 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.
November 24th 2011