The Legend of Baron To’a + Q&A

The Legend of Baron To’a tells the story of Fritz, a Tongan entrepreneur, who after several years returns to his old neighbourhood to sell his family’s home, still grappling with his wrestling superstar father, Baron To’a’s, legacy. While trying to ignore his ties to his family and neighbourhood, he inadvertently causes the theft of his late father’s valued pro wrestling title belt by some ruthless gangsters led by “man-mountain” Tahu. When negotiation and diplomacy fail to get it back, Fritz is forced to embrace his father’s legacy to reclaim the title. Full of fast action, humour and heart with a super talented Pasifika and Māori cast.
Director:Kiel McNaughton – Māori/Pasifika
Producer: Owen Black (Māori/Pasifika), Kerry Warkia (Māori/Pasifika)
Writer: John Argall (Māori/Pasifika), Owen Black (Māori/Pasifika)
New Zealand | 2020 | 103 min
English ǀ Dramatic Feature
Ontario Premiere
Manurewa-bred Kiel McNaughton’s extensive work ranges from acting and writing to producing and directing. McNaughton, along with his wife, Kerry Warkia, have produced the anthology movies Waru and Vai, which were shot across the Pacific. This is McNaughton’s debut as a feature film director.
Perceded by Atua
Director: Brown Bitty (Muaupoko, Ngai Tara, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Huia), Chantelle Murray (Bardi), Bailey Poching (Ngati Whatua, Samoan of Aleisa and Tanugamanono)
Live Q&A
October 23rd — 2:00PM

Access Available: Canada
Content Warning: 14A – Violence, Coarse Language

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