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Whale Rider

Film • May 28

Join us at The Nick for a screening of Whale Rider, a compelling New Zealand drama directed by Niki Caro. Based on the novel by Witi Ihimaera, the film follows Kahu Paikea Apirana, a twelve-year-old Māori girl who challenges tradition by aspiring to become the chief of her tribe, despite her grandfather’s beliefs.

Shot on location in Whangara, where the novel is set, the film garnered critical acclaim upon its release and features a standout performance by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who made history as the youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

This acclaimed film has been honored with numerous international awards, including the AGF Peoples Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2002 and the World Cinema Audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2003. Additionally, it received the prestigious Canal Plus Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January 2003. Don’t miss this moving portrayal of tradition, ambition, and resilience.

2002. 101 min. Rated PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference.


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Tuesday 05/28