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January 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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SHOWING JUST 6 DAYS AFTER IT OPENS AT THE LANDMARK THEATER IN LOS ANGELES!
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Official submission of Australia to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category.
Winner Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2013.
Winner Audience Award World Cinema, AFI Fest 2013.
Winner Audience Award Best Feature, Sydney Film Festival 2013.
Gripping yet heart-warming, THE ROCKET is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change. With remarkable access to real rituals and festivities in the mountains of Laos, the film is a unique view into a world never seen on film before. Featuring an extraordinary leading performance from gutsy former street kid Sitthiphon Disamoe as Ahlo, the film also stars veteran actor and comedian Thep Phongam as a damaged but humorous ex-soldier who becomes a mentor to Ahlo.
“If you aren’t moved by the THE ROCKET your heart is defective. ” – Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
” Crowd-pleasers come in many mysterious packages, and there might not be a bigger crowd-pleaser this year than The Rocket; a disarming fable about a makeshift family desperately seeking a place to live in a ravaged Laos.” – Simon Maurado, Quickflix
Language: Lao (English subtitles)