Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Want to go to the movies?

An upcoming film screening at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library has unique utility tie-in. Here's the synopsis:

Shyamal Uncle Turns Out the Lights
An 80-year-old Kolkata retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise after he notices they stay on all day as well. Shyamal Uncle finds his sense of propriety upset by this wasteful expense of electricity. But finding someone to take him seriously proves a battle against an indifferent bureaucracy and a complacent status quo (and is just maybe a welcome distraction from his otherwise dull routine). Suman Ghosh’s vérité-style film is alive with the sights, sounds and personalities of this old Kolkata neighborhood, as his unlikely protagonist pursues a quest that adds up to a wry, revealing, highly original tour of modern India.

The screening will be Sunday, September 8th, 2:00 p.m. and it's FREE!
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