Global Lens 2011-2012 – Street Days


When

Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Olin Arts Center - Room Room 104

Director: Levan Koguashvili
Georgia   |   2010   |   86 minutes
Georgian, with subtitles in English

A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of interest in the family’s survival—even as the bank repossesses their furniture. But when a group of policemen blackmails Checkie into entrapping the son of his wealthy friend, husband and wife are unified by the uncertainty of their deepening moral dilemma, and a series of worsening foul-ups, in Levan Koguashvili’s lightly humorous yet realistic drama about the fate of a generation left behind in Georgia’s post-Soviet era.

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The Bates College Museum of Art presents GLOBAL LENS 2011-2012
Organized by the Global Film Initiative, the series draws from cinematic talent across the planet, with a focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Ten feature length films comprise the 2011 series.