Join us for a screening of Apron Strings, with an introduction from scriptwriter Shuchi Kothari. The film is a parallel story of two families and two cutures set in surburban Otahuhu, South Auckland.
At the heart of the story are three women whose lives revolve around food. Hard working Loma must not only deal with her unemployed stay-at-home son Barry and his chronic gambling addoction, but also reckon with the tragic past that haunts them both. For the stylish and beautiful Anita, the host of her own cooking show, everything comes to a head when her son Michael decides to meet her estranged sister Tara, and delve into a past that she cannot bear to face. And for the more traditional Tara, Michael's arrival in her life opens up old wounds that challenge her seemingly peaceful life as a spinster.
Apron Strings was the first Indian feature film to be filmed and funded in New Zealand and was filmed on location in Auckland.
Written by Shuchi Kothari, directed by Sima Urale, 2008. Run time 90mins, Rated M.
- Auditorium, lower ground level