Season Finale: THE PATRIARCH

Reading Town Square Cinemas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Our 33rd Season Finale

On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

Reading Town Square Cinemas, Auditoriums 14 & 8

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 30 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings

Our Season Finale

FACES OF SANTA ANA followed by


FACES OF SANTA ANA (12 minutes)

Inspired painter Brian Peterson's journey of love started by befriending a homeless man in his neighborhood of Santa Ana. It then grew into something bigger than he ever imaged.


Famed New Zealand director Lee Tamahori (ONCE WERE WARRIORS) has created a profound and enduring tale of rural family life. 1960's, East Coast of New Zealand. Two Maori sheep-shearing families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, are longstanding enemies and commercial rivals. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana (Akuhata Keefe), the youngest son of the youngest son, is in conflict with his traditionalist grandfather, Tamihana (Temuera Morrision, ONCE WERE WARRIORS). As Simeon unravels the truth behind the deep-seated family vendetta, he risks not just his own future prospects but the cohesion of the entire tight-knit society.

Running Time: 102 Minutes. Not Rated.

Please Note: """"""""Society's Finest Award"""""""" ballots will be handed out this evening to pick your favorites of the season. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Cinema Society office at or 619-280-1600 ext. 6 and a ballot will be sent to you.

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