Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
LCCC Film Society presents
Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center
2016 (PG-13) 120 min. India, Australia/a few subtitles
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman
Five-year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. He must learn to survive alone in Calcutta before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Both in India and later when the action shifts to the Australian island state of Tasmania, the film frames the magnificent landscapes in all their ruggedness and beauty. The cinematography throughout the movie is spectacular, but what is most striking at the beginning of the film is the sense of Saroo as a tiny speck against a massive unfamiliar world teeming with people. His isolation is intensified by the communication challenge of speaking only Hindi in an area where Bengali is the common language. Based on a true story, LION is a stirring contemplation of the importance of family, roots, identity and home, which fascinates throughout the entire film ending with a conclusion of enormous resonance.
Tickets for the Stocker Arts Center/LCCC Film Series are $7/each. The Stocker Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 12 noon to 6:00pm and 90 minutes prior to ticketed events. Please call (440) 366-4040 for tickets or for a season calendar. Tickets are available online at https://tickets.lorainccc.edu/public/default.asp?cgCode=1&cgName=Film
For more information about the Stocker Film Series, please visit http://sites.lorainccc.edu/stocker/event-categories/film-series/
Stocker Arts Center is located on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Please go to http://sites.lorainccc.edu/stocker/about-the-stocker-arts-center/map-and-directions-to-the-stocker-arts-center/ for directions.
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