Starz Denver Film Festival- "Solar Eclipse"
Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (MDT)
Once again, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado are partnering with the Denver Film Society for the 34th Starz Denver Film Festival!
This year, we will be seeing "Solar Eclipse"- the latest film by Czech documentarist Martin Mareček.
In 2006 two Czech electricians, Milan and Tomáš, set off for the Zambian village of Mupande. Exploiting a “higher level of African improvisation” they managed to provide electric power to the local school, clinic and several homes, and brought the villagers out of their equatorial darkness. Five years later they return to the site of their worthy deed and discover to their dismay that their ingeniously constructed system is in ruins. With considerable effort and to the sound of numerous expletives from temperamental Tomáš, they set to work repairing the damage caused by the villagers’ clumsy interventions. The latest film written and directed by successful Czech documentarist Martin Mareček presents a tightly structured, exemplary study of the various drawbacks of providing aid to developing countries, which include the frequent hazards of “redemption.” Without a hint of judgement but with traces of humour, it also wonderfully illustrates the disparities of culture, thought and behaviour between Africans and Europeans.
Tickets are $12, which we will distribute the day of the film. This is at least $1 discount off the member price for the festival. No tickets will be mailed in advance. If we sell out of the tickets we've purchased, you may visit the Starz Film Festival website to make your purchase. www.denverfilm.org.
Thanks for your support!