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The French Film Festival Aotearoa starts this Thursday – 24 films screening from Thursday, 30 May to Wednesday, 12 June at Mercury Twin Cinemas in Lee Street Whitianga.
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Many of the films are in English and all have English sub -titles. We are very fortunate to have gained the film festival  in our small town.  This is due to the proprietors advocating and also due to the standard of the two cinemas – comfort, excellent service and snacks bar and we have two cinemas and not one.

The French Film Festival Aotearoa starts this Thursday – 24 films screening from Thursday, 30 May to Wednesday, 12 June at Mercury Twin Cinemas in Lee Street Whitianga.

Excellent films – drama, adventure, comedy, true life    some have three showings but  a lot have only one.

It is better to book ahead.  I went to book two tickets for “Mr Blake at your service” and was surprised to find that only two rows were left. This is one great film. Everything is listed and described on the website – mercurytwin cinemas.com

The Informer pick is Mr Blake at your service! A romantic comedy starring the dynamic duo of John Malkovich and Fanny Ardant. Screening 4.45pm Sunday 9 June.

Gumboot Friday:

$24 million funding for free youth counselling – crucial support for New Zealand’s struggling youth.

Gumboot Friday, an initiative under the youth mental health charity I Am Hope, which provides free counselling services to young New Zealanders, has expressed deep gratitude for the government’s announced $24 million funding over four years, calling it a crucial lifeline for countless young people facing mental health challenges across the country.

“We are incredibly thankful for this funding. Every dollar will go directly to our free Gumboot Friday counselling service, helping young people throughout New Zealand and will allow us to onboard over 50 ethnically more diverse counsellors.