Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lao-language The Rocket at Harris Theater from February 7.

Australian Lao-language film The Rocket will play at the Harris Theater from February 7 through February 13. It was one of four films to open the 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival last fall.
In "The Rocket," a boy 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, he tries to prove he's not cursed by building a giant rocket and entering the most lucrative and dangerous competition of the year, the Rocket Festival.

In Lao with English subtitles, "The Rocket" is Australia's submission for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 86th Academy Awards.
The Harris Theater is located downtown in the Cultural District (map).