Movie and a Meal
February 15 / 6:00 PM - February 15 / 9:00 PM
Our presentation for February will be:
Whale Rider is a 2002 film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a 12-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of the tribe.
Whale Rider is a unique family drama. The Whangara people of New Zealand believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. This tradition is challenged when a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister, however, appears to possess a natural leadership ability and adventurous spirit that draws her to the proliferation of her faltering tribe. Whale Rider premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival and won the World Cinema Audience Award.
We are happy to present our Movie and a Meal community evenings at the Sonoma Shambhala Center. It is a regular event falling on the third Friday of each month.
Before each movie, we provide a simple meal for the community to share in. Our meal generally consists of a crockpot of vegetarian soup and a yummy whole grain bread, along with wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
We gather at 6:00 for the meal; the movie usually begins around 6:45 to 7:00.
Popcorn, tea and soda will be served during the movie.
A suggested donation of $5-$10 is requested to cover the cost of the movie royalty fees and refreshments.
Bring your friends and family!