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Village Rockstars – 7PM
June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:27 pm
Screening: Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Written and Directed by: Rima Das
Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das, Bishnu Kalita
Drama, PG, 87 minutes, Language: Assamese with English subtitles (India)
“Village Rockstars is confident and sincere, its story unfolding at a languid but controlled pace.” – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
“Village Rockstars is heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.” – Renuka Vyavahare, The Times of India
“The atmosphere of Village Rockstars is so real that it almost feels like a documentary. Rim Das’ direction is the opposite of fussy, allowing the characters and their actions to breathe on screen in a way that speaks to her affection for the subject.” – I Hurtado, ScreenAnarchy
In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive. She is a free spirit living in remote Assam, firmly believing in the power of her big dreams. She always wished to own a guitar and is focused to form a rock band with the boys in her village of her own, remaining undeterred in a society that threatens to pull her back.
Awards: Winner of over 54 International Awards!
Nominee, Best Youth Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Original Score/Nominee, Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2018
Nominee, Audience Award, Glasgow Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Feature Film/Grand Jury Prize, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2018
Nominee, Best Film, International Film Festival of India, 2017
Winner, Best Film, Mumbai Film Festival, 2017
National Film Awards, India, 2018