Afternoon Senior Sessions , Monterey Cinemas Takapuna
Afternoon Senior Sessions
We are bringing back Senior Sessions* back to afternoons at Monterey Takapuna this year! Tickets are the usual $10 per person but you have the option to add on a Coffee & a Cookie for just $5!
*not strictly for seniors - everyone is welcome
9th March 2021
Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood.
Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women’s promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
The Food Club
10th March 2021
The Food Club is the story of three longtime girlfriends from elementary school, very different women, with one thing in common; They are in the fall of their lives and they all feel how ruthless old age can be. Marie is abandoned by her husband on Christmas Eve, and her entire identity as part of a happy family crumbles. Berling is the eternal "bachelor" who outwardly denies her age and lives the sweet life, but in the backdrop she is affected by a complicated relationship with her daughter. Vanja, on the other hand, lives in the memories of her late husband and has difficulty moving on. The three women travel to Italy together to attend a food course in Puglia, and here they each have an opportunity to redefine themselves. But only when they are able to face reality, will they be able to change. They acknowledge that the most important thing is friendship and that it is never too late to create a new and better future. And by supporting each other, it turns out to be a life that has much more to offer than they ever dreamed of.
The Pinkies are Back - ADVANCED SCREENING
16th & 17th March 2021
THE PINKIES ARE BACK is a heart-warming and hilarious feature film, following a group of extraordinary women on their journey to rebuild a dragon-boating team despite some having never held a paddle before. The bond, love and laughs between these charismatic larger-than-life Kiwi women is a must see on cinema screens. THE PINKIES ARE BACK is coming to cinemas March 18.