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Origins Festival: WHITE LIES

Saturday 17 June
99 mins
From £5.00
to £10.75
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member


What's it all about?

A medicine woman (Whirimako Black) enters the life of a rich lady who needs to hide a secret from her fellow settlers.

Tell me more (don't worry, no spoilers)

Based on a story by Witi Ihimaera, White Lies explores identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. 

Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman, the healer and midwife of her people. She believes in life, but new laws prohibit unlicensed healers.

On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by a wealthy woman's servant, who seeks her knowledge to hide a secret which could destroy her mistress’ position in European settler society. 

The three women become players in a head-on clash of beliefs, deception and ultimate salvation.

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
  • There will be minimum of 15 minutes of trailers before the film begins

Special offers:

  • All day, any film except Event Cinema is £5 tickets for 15-25s. It's £1 more for 3D, + £1 for glasses if needed. Please bring ID with you
  • Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in

  • Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see for details
This event is not wheelchair accessible.

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