Join the Lifetime Learning Center for this year’s round of exceptional international films, selected by the LLC Film Selection Committee for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
All film events take place in Orringer Auditorium on the New Bern Campus of Craven Community College. Each film has two screenings on each date, at 2:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. All films are offered FREE to the public. Donations support the series. If you would like to see a preview for each of the films – please click on the corresponding film image next to each description.
Determined to disprove the common belief that he brings bad luck to everyone around him, an outcast Laotian boy Ahlo builds a giant rocket with the intention of participating in the lucrative but very dangerous competition at The Rocket Festival. This Laos-set film balances crowd pleasing fantasy with a rich sense of place. Australian director Kim Mordaunt was a former documentarian who spent a lot of time in Laos, and the film benefits from someone so intimate with the country. The setting is one of tradition, natural beauty, superstition, corruption and class conflict. Ahlo is fiercely determined to fight the odds in a war ravaged country and in so doing guides his family to safety and changes his future.
Language: Lao, Not Rated, Country: Laos | Australia
We thank this year’s film selection committee members. They are:
- Mary Jo Fox
- Roy Jackson
- Olwen Jarvis
- Joel & Nancy Kaplan
- George & Betty Orsega
- Mary Beth Seidenfield
- Rosalie Wood