THE ROCKET (Australia 2013; NR)
Tuesday April 15, Thursday April 17, Saturday April 19 @ 7:30PM;
Sunday April 20 @ 1, 3PM.
Amid a war-ruined jungle landscape that is rapidly being carved up and submerged by multinational corporations, Ahlo, a displaced ten-year-old Laotian boy thought to be cursed, gets a chance to redeem himself in a local rocket-launching contest.
96 min. Subtitles.
“An impressive narrative debut… Mordaunt previously directed a docu in Laos that featured kids who sold unexploded bombs for scrap metal, and that earlier experience invests this feature’s characters and milieu with an absolute integrity”-Variety.
“Watching Ahlo mix his explosives is like watching a Cordon Bleu chef whip up a stupendous souffle” – Wall Street Journal.
“The picture is crowd-pleasing and enjoyable, but admirably respectful and carefully considered. A deeply accomplished first narrative feature” – The Playlist.
Audience Award and Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival.
Direction: Kim Mordaunt; screenplay: Kim Mordaunt and Miro Bilbrough.
COMING NEXT WEEK:
GLORIA (Australia 2013; NR)
Fiftysomething divorcee Gloria (Paulina Garcia) keeps her hopes high in the middle aged dating scene, never abandoning her dreams of love or her effervescent spirit. When she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernandez) her destiny turns – but will his emotional baggage sabotage their budding romance? “Elevates your mood to such a point that you wish you could hug the screen out of sheer joy and recognition”- RogerEbert.com.