Whangarei Film Society 2020

Northland

Screenings for March:

Thursday, 5th March at 7:15pm

Fisherman's Friend (2019, Comedy, UK, Rated M, 112 mins)
Cast: Danny Mays, Noel Clarke, James Purefoy
Director: Chris Foggin

While in a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend, Danny is pranked by his music industry boss into trying to sign up a group of shanty singing fishermen. After several failed attempts, Danny realises the challenge he faces as the group and their families all value friendship and community over offers of potential fame and fortune.

Please note: There is just one screening on 5th March due to the Whangarei Film Society AGM being held at 6 pm.

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Please note: There are no screenings on Thursday 12th March

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Thursday, 19th March at 6 pm

The Farewell (2019, Comedy/Drama, USA, English (subtitled Mandarin), rated M, 100 mins)
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen
Director: Lulu Wang

Although based in the USA, Billi maintains a close relationship with her grandmother, Nai Nai in China. When Billie learns Nai Nai has only a few months to live, she decides to drop everything and visit her. It's only then that Billie's parents tell her that the family have kept the medical diagnosis secret from Nai Nai to spare her any suffering. They are also organising a wedding in China, as a way for the whole family to spend time with Nai Nai one last time. Billi can join them only if she promises to not tell Nai Nai what she knows.

Thursday, 19th March at 8 pm

Fisherman's Friend - See above

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Thursday, 26th March at 6 pm

Sorry We Missed You (2019, Drama, UK, rated M, 100 mins)
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Director: Ken Loach

This is Ken Loach's follow up to I, Daniel Blake. The story focuses on the life of an average British family whose lives are at the mercy of the modern day' gig economy'. The father, Ricky drives a van with high-pressure delivery deadlines, while his partner, Abbie works as a home

care nurse. What little spare time they have is dedicated trying to provide a decent home and the hope of a better life for their teenage son, Seb.

Thursday, 26th March at 8 pm

The Farewell - See above

Showing at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei.

Location: Forum North, 7 Rust Ave Whangarei - Everyone welcome.
Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members. Door sales only. Cash only, please.

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