A Friday free foreign film at The Depot
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present an award-winning South African film directed by Avie Luthra
"An emotionally resonant portrait of contemporary South Africa...delicate and real...extraordinarily touching."– Variety
"A simple but profoundly moving portrait of humanity...a wonderful little gem." – BBC
About the film
How could a recently orphaned, 10-year old homeless South African boy ever be called Lucky? Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky then falls in with Padma, an elderly Indian woman with an inherent fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond. Through an odyssey marked by greed, violence, and, ultimately, belonging, Lucky shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.
Watch the trailer
In Zulu, Hindi and English with English subtitles
Run time: 100 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short, fresh popcorn & a cash bar.
Special thanks to KPA Productions.