Event Cinema at TPH
UTAMA, a family facing
Arrangements for Alejandro
Loayza Grisi's "Utama"
film will be screened in The Methodist Church Upper Hall, Castle Street.
Thornbury at 7.30pm on Friday 25th March, doors open 7pm
This screening is not part of the published TPH programme. Tickets are
£5.00 for evertbody.
Tickets are available now, call 01454 412272 or email email@example.com
to reserve your tickets and discuss payment methods, cheques to be made
payable to "Thornbury Picture House", or write to TPH at Hollybush Cottage,
Clay Lane, Thornbury BS35 3UA
no reply by phone, leave your name and number and we will get back to
you as soon as possible.
Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer and then send an email with
your name and address details so we can reserve your tickets and get
them to you.
bank details are: Sort Code 30 16 11 Account No. 02306310, please identify
your payment as TPH UTAMA.
In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly
Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their
small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with
the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought
threatens everything they know, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay
and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with
family members in the city. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of
their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. The three of them must
face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing environment, the importance
of tradition, and the meaning of life itself. This visually jaw-dropping debut
feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi is lensed
by award-winning cinematographer Barbara Alvarez (Lucrecia Martels The
Headless Woman) and won the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) at the
Sundance Film Festival.