Feilding Herald : March 15th 2012
31 THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 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 BROTHER NUMBER ONE (M) Content may disturb 100 mins Documentary Kiwi Olympian rower Rob Hamill goes to Cambodia to retrace the events that saw his brother, Kerry, caught, torturedandmurderedbytheKhmerRougein1978. Thurs 15 Mar 12.30pm, Fri 16 Mar 12.30pm & 6pm, Sat 17 Mar 12.30pm & 6pm, Sun 18 Mar 6pm, Mon 19 Mar 10.45am & 4pm, Tues 20 Mar 10.30am & 2.30pm, Wed 21 Mar 12pm & 6pm. HEADHUNTERS (R16) Contains Violence and sex scenes 100minsThriller(Subtitled) An intense and entertaining Scandinavian thriller (from the Producers of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) packed with twists Thurs 15 Mar 4pm & 8.30pm, Fri 16 Mar 2pm & 8.30pm, Sat 17 Mar 4pm & 8.30pm, Sun 18 Mar 2pm & 6.30pm, Tues 20 Mar 4.30pm, Wed 21 Mar 4pm & 8.30pm. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (R16) Contains violence, sex scenes and content that may disturb 112 mins Drama/Thriller Kevin's mother str uggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. Thurs 15 Mar 2pm & 6.30pm, Fri 16 Mar 2.30pm & 6.30pm, Sat 17 Mar 12pm & 4.30pm & 6.30pm, Sun 18 Mar 4pm, Mon 19 Mar 10.30am & 12.30pm, Tues 20 Mar 2pm, Wed 21 Mar 12.30pm & 8pm. THE DUEL (M) 94 mins Drama Period drama based on Anton Chekhov's novella, set on the shores of the Black Sea where the characters, some in self-imposed exile, engage in "midsummer night's madness." Skilful production design and a visual style that emphasizes realism provide a light, summery backdrop for Chekhov's austere character studies. Thurs 15 Mar 4.30pm, Fri 16 Mar 4pm, Sat 17 Mar 2pm, Sun 18 Mar 1pm, Mon 19 Mar 2.30pm, Tues 20 Mar 4pm, Wed 21 Mar 2pm. THE IRON LADY (M) contains violence 105 mins Drama/Biography A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher. One of the 20th Century most famous and influential women, Thatcher smashed through barriers of gender andclasstobeheardinamaledominatedworld. Thurs 15 Mar 2.30pm & 6pm, Fri 16 Mar 4.30pm, Sat 17 Mar 8pm, Sun 18 Mar 2.30pm, Mon 19 Mar 2pm, Tues 20 Mar 10.45am. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (PG) Contains sexual references 94 mins Romantic Comedy Gil and Inez are engaged to be married, on holiday in Paris with her parents. They are officially in love, but maybe what Gil really loves is Paris in the springtime. A quirky Woody Allen movie. Thurs 15 Mar 12pm & 8pm, Fri 16 Mar 12pm & 8pm, Sat 17 Mar 2.30pm, Sun 18 Mar 4.30pm, Tues 20 Mar 12.30pm, Wed 21 Mar 2.30pm. GS* free morning tea with ticket *SENIORS MORNINGS* free morning tea with ticket purchase* Mon 19 Mar 10.30am We Need to Talk about Kevin, 10.45am Brother Number OneTues 20 Mar 10.30am Brother Number One, 10.45am The Iron Lady 4294879AA 4449280AA Rangitikei Club Inc. 10-12-Bowen Street, PO Box 177, Feilding, 4702 Telephone: - 06 3235014 Fax: - 06 3235034 Hours of opening:- Tuesday to Saturday 11am Closed Sunday & Monday Restaurant Hours Lunch Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 1.30pm Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 6.00pm to 8.30pm Saturday 17th March ST PATRICKS DAY Be entertained with Highland Country Music starts at 3.30pm Business House Darts starts 14th March Members, Members Guests and aﬃliated members most welcome. 4430203AA SHOW ONLY: ADULT $15.00 CHILD / STUDENT (WITH ID) $10.00 FAMILY $45.00 2 ADULTS & 2 STUDENTS DINNER DESSERT & SHOW: WED & THURS ONLY ADULT $35.00 CHILD / STUDENT (WITH ID) $30.00 FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE PLAY BUREAU (NZ) LTD THE PLAY BY WILLY RUSSELL 28TH-31ST MARCH 2012 7.30PM BOOKINGS: FAHS OFFICE 3234029 email@example.com A DEBT IS A DEBT AND MUST BE PAID ENTERTAINMENT 354 445354 445354 445354 5 3 3 AA A AA AA A 1AA A 1AA A A AA A AA A AA A A A 11 Loving a monster's mother By MARGARET AGNEW Malicious boy's vicious nature a secret kept from his father We need to talk about Kevin (R16) Directed by Lynne Ramsay Rosemary's baby is practi- cally angelic compared to Eva's baby. Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) is a carefree, blissfully happily married woman. Based in New York, she roves the world writing travel books having a fabulous life, right up until she and her husband Franklin (an almost comically upbeat John C Reilly) decide to have a baby. This incurably miserable baby is not what Eva ordered. She can't seem to bond with the tearful tyke, yet as soon as her husband picks him up, Kevin coos like a perfect cherub. As a toddler, Kevin resol- utely, and literally, refuses to play ball and as he gets older, decides not to toilet train, wear- ing a nappy to an embarrass- ingly advanced age. As a terrifying teen Kevin (now played by Ezra Miller) bothers to conceal his pathologically vicious nature only when his father is around. His father takes it as a posi- tive sign when Kevin becomes interested in archery and encourages him. When a little sister is born, his opportunities for maliciousness aimed towards his mother increase. For those walking into this film adaptation innocent of Lionel Shriver's original novel, perhaps it's better not to address directly the truly hor- rific, life-shattering thing (or things) that happen in We Need to Talk About Kevin. The novel is written as a series of letters from Eva to her absent husband but we don't find out the reason for his absence until late in the artfully told story. Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, in her first feature film since 2002's startlingly stark Morvern Callar, has upped her game once more. She has made a film so tense and steeped in symbolism that practically every frame is an artwork in itself capable of tell- ing its own story. Sure, there's a heavy-handed use of the colour red -- from the opening scenes of Eva covered in red slurry at La Tomatina festival in Spain to a little girl's fluffy toy. There's red used in a signifi- cant way in practically every scene. Perhaps it's more interesting to note where red doesn't appear. As the fragmented story flicks back and forth in time, from before the catastrophic event to the neverending purgatory of an aftermath that sees Eva attacked in public and her house and car covered in red (of course) paint, the audience -- those familiar with the story, especially -- is treated to some heavy foreshadowing. The issues of nature versus nurture, maternal guilt and the fraught relationship between mother and son are explored to a terrifying extreme. It's not an easy film to watch, but it offers its own rewards and will haunt you for days. Possibly the biggest crime here, aside from Kevin's ulti- mate evil act, is that Tilda Swinton missed out on an Oscar nomination. She is incredible, transforming from the lumi- nous, light-hearted, pre-Kevin Eva to her down- trodden, humbled, post-tragedy self. Likewise, Ezra Miller, and all the child actors who play Kevin (Jasper Newell is malevolent Kevin aged 6 to 8 years, and Rock Duer plays him as a steely eyed toddler), do a great job in conveying malicious intent. However, you can also see why the academy failed to show love to the small independent film: it's hard to love a monster, but perhaps even harder to love a monster's mother. An artful, arthouse horror. Kingsford-Brown named new Centrepoint director Outstanding: Jeff Kingsford- Brown, Centrepoint Theatre's newly appointed artistic director. ' I believe a theatre must reflect the aspirations and needs of the community it serves ' Jeff Kingsford-Brown Jeff Kingsford-Brown is Centrepoint Theatre's new artistic director. The calibre of candidates for the artis- tic director position was outstanding,'' said Martin Carr, chairperson of the Palm- erston North Theatre Trust. Jeff's vision for the future of Centrepoint was strongly aligned to that which we as a board are planning towards,'' Mr Carr said. Jeff has a long associ- ation with Centrepoint Theatre and Palmerston North, with more than 30 years' experience as an actor, singer and director both in New Zealand and overseas,'' he said. Kingsford-Brown was last seen on the Cen- trepoint stage in 2010's macabre musical Dead Tragic. In 2010 he also directed the very popular Roger Hall play Four Flat Whites in Italy. I believe a theatre must reflect the aspirations and needs of the community it serves,'' said Kingsford- Brown. I am looking forward to adding my experience, artistic vision and com- mitment to carrying on the strong development strategies adopted by my predecessor Kate-Louise Elliott.'' Mr Kingsford-Brown will take up his artistic director duties from Monday, March 19.
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