Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21

VILLAGE ROCKSTARS - Midwest Premiere 

Director Rima Das in person!

Directed: Rima Das

Film Source: Aisan Shadows

India | 2017 | 87 Minutes | in Hindu w/English subs | Genre:  Coming of Age 

Synopsis: 

In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive. With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally play on a real guitar.

Reviews 

"A charming Indian answer to 'Sing Street', with a heartfelt theme of female empowerment and self-actualization.

(...) The picture's rustic charm and 'You go, girl!' attitude should rock the house." - Maggie Lee at Variety

"Shot in a laid-back, barely scripted style, the film’s strong characters and authenticity made it the big winner at the

Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival, where new talent Rima Das took home the top India Gold award as well as several

other kudos." - Deborah Young at The Hollywoord Reporter

Awards

Mumbai FF 2017:
        The Golden Gateway Award
        Young Critics Choice Award
        Gender Equality Award
- International Children FF 2017, India:
        Best Director
        2nd Best Film
        Best Actor for Bhanita Das
- Cork Film Festival 2017, Spirit of the Festival Award
- Cairo IFF 2017, Egypt, Fathy Farag prize (Best Artistic   
Contribution)
- Olympia IFF 2017, Greece
        Best Director
        Best Actress to Bhanita Das
        Special Jury prize Feature Film
- Muestra de cine de Lanzarote 2017, Spain
        Youth Prize
        Honorific Prize
- Ciné Junior 2018, France
        Grand Prix
- 3rd annual Film Critics Circle of India Award
        Best Film

Director's BIO