37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | October 30-November 3

Lion

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Preceded by the short film Override (8 min.)

Precocious five-year-old Saroo Khan is always ready for adventure and follows his older brother, Guddu, everywhere he goes. One night the brothers are separated on a train platform in their native Madhya Pradesh, and Saroo winds up nearly a thousand miles away in Calcutta. After being adopted by an Australian couple, Saroo starts a life with his new family in Tasmania. Twenty-five years later, he tries to locate his original home using Google Earth. The search for Saroo’s past threatens to overwhelm his present, and he finds himself further adrift than he ever imagined possible.

 

Supported by Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc.

Date

Sunday, November 6

Time

7:30 PM

Location

UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Garth Davis

Runtime: 129 min.

Year: 2016

Country: Australia/UK/USA

Featuring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.