Whale Rider: Lakeland CC /Dino's

Every year at this time, Lakeland Community College has an International Film Festival, featuring some very good films from around the world. These screenings are free and open to the public.

This year's theme is "Ancient Ties, Modern Conflict: Tradition, Transformation, and the Human Spirit." The three films, showing on consecutive Fridays, look like excellent choices!

There will be a 10-minute informative explanation before the movie starts. Following each film there is a brief question and answer session.

For more information, call[masked]-7508.

How to find the auditorium: After parking in the lot on the left of the main building (where you will see other cars), go in the entrance closest to Rt. 306. Take the elevator up one floor and turn right; you will soon see the auditorium (Room H-101)


7:30 p.m. MOVIE

Film Region: New Zealand

Guest Speaker – Dr. Stephanie Byrd

About the film: In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. The time is now. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief, is unable to accept his granddaughter, Pai, as a future leader.

Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

101 minutes.

9:30 p.m. REFRESHMENTS/DISCUSSION: Let's go over to Dino's Restaurant, which is just north on Rte. 306, next to the Speedway.

Ask the hostess for the movie group.


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  • Barb P

    Hi Lynda and everyone,
    Sorry about not showing for this movie and for "A Separation" a week earlier. I became very ill with bronchitis on Friday, went to the ER, was going to apologize for my no show when I attended Whale Rider. Then yesterday I ended up in the ER for an unrelated, temporary medical problem. This has all been very bizarre because I am usually a very healthy person. Anyway, I hope I can be forgiven as I have very much enjoyed my meetups with this group and am usually a very reliable person. I was looking forward to both of these movies and was very disappointed. I am looking forward to the Feb. 16 meetup-maybe it being on Sat will help as my Fri's have lately been cursed, LOL.

    February 9, 2013

    • Lynda

      No problem Barb - you're forgiven.
      Hope your health returns to normal! (I can relate.)

      February 9, 2013

  • Elise

    Sorry, just back form Costa Rica and feeling like I'm catching something, see you next time, enjoy! The movie is amazing

    February 8, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Are we meeting somewhere before the movie or after the movie or just at Dino's?

    February 8, 2013

    • Lynda

      I'll watch for people beforehand outside the auditorium (probably near the round tables to the left) until about 7:25, and we'll also gather there afterwards, before leaving for the restaurant. If you somehow miss us, find us at Dino's.

      February 8, 2013

    • Kathleen

      Thank you, Lynda! See you tonight

      February 8, 2013

  • Jill Corey H.

    My first meetup! I am excited!

    February 7, 2013

  • David M.

    Nancy Conard has paid her dues and will be my "guest" because she hasn't set up her Meetup identity yet. Looking forward to "swinging" on by :)

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure about +1 yet

    January 30, 2013

  • Kathleen

    This movie makes me happy...and the book is even better!

    January 27, 2013

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