Village Rockstars Tuesday February 25 2020 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday February 25 2020 at 7:00 PM
Das grew up in the same village where she shot Village Rockstars and recruited a local, non-professional cast. This may have seemed daring, but the result is magic. The performances are natural and fresh. The marshlands and village textures are palpable in Das’s intimate, widescreen camerawork. When the rains come, they drench Dhunu and her playmates in scenes that could never be staged.
It’s an idyllic world, although Dhunu still has to navigate the mysterious ways of adults and boys. The same boys who want to join her in rock-star glory tease and mistreat her because she’s a girl. Her mother is a strong figure in her life, but seems to have little patience for her daughter’s extravagant dreams. It’s only when Dhunu sits at the feet of a village elder as he describes how to unlock the power of thought that she begins to glimpse how she might achieve her boundless musical vision.
“Village Rockstars is heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. A young girl and her mother’s woes and misery are not music to the ears, but their spirit is.” —Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India
Assamese w/ English subtitles
Tickets: $12 Admission (+applicable taxes & fees)
1220 Shoppers Row
Campbell River BC V9W 2C8
This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.