The Dark Horse (M)
Dir: James Napier Robertson
Based on the true story of Genesis ‘Gen’ Potini, a Maori speed-chess champion and his struggles with bipolar disorder. Upon his release from an institution, he is remanded into the custody of his older brother Ariki, the leader of a gang planning the initiation of Gen’s reluctant teenage nephew Mana. When Gen volunteers to coach the ragtag members of the Eastern Knights chess club, Mana is inspired by his uncle’s determination to bring hope to these youngsters and to turn his troubled life around.
Cast:. Cliff Curtis, Wayne Hapi, James Rolleston, Miriama McDowell