By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act January 11, 2012 at 6:48PM
A film that I've profiled on the site a couple of times in the past few months, and that I'm eagerly looking forward to any domestic distribution news...
The South African drama Lucky, helmed by Avie Luthra, will have its U.S. premiere this Friday, January 13th at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.
According to the film's Facebook page, Lucky's Friday night and Sunday screenings have already sold out. The film's Executive Producer, Chris Wilmot, will conduct a Q&A after the Friday premiere, and director Avie Luthra will hold the Q&A after the Sunday screening.
To recap, here's the full synopsis:
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 falls in with an elderly Indian woman with a pathological 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.
I'll definitely post any Q&A session information/video if it becomes available.
Meanwhile, watch the trailer and three clips from the film below...