The Rocket


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PrintInternational Arthouse Series

The Rocket

  1. Monday, February 3, 2014 7:00 p.m.
  2. Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:00 p.m.
  3. Friday, February 14, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The Rocket
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. The Rocket is a rite of passage story of a boy’s journey through grief, guilt and self-doubt, and his reconciliation with his father - set against the timely universal themes of the displacement of people by industry and the legacy of war. Lao language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)