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Village Rockstars

Sunday, Feb 24th 2019
Austin | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Dallas | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

INDIA | Drama | 87 min | Coming of Age | Assamese with English subtitles



In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having

her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance

stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive.

With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu

faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally

play on a real guitar.

Village Rockstars is India's entry to 2019 Oscars.

Academy Awards 2019- India's Official Entry "Best Foreign Language Film (Not Nominated)
National Film Awards 2018- Best Feature Film
National Film Awards 2018- Best Child Artist
National Film Awards 2018- Best Location Sound Recordist
National Film Awards 2018- Best Editing
MAMI 2018 - Golden Gateway award for best film in India Gold Category
MAMI 2018 - Oxfam Best Film for Gender Equality award
MAMI 2018 - Young Critics Choice Award
Cork Film Festival 2017 - Gradam Spiorad Na Feile/ Spirit of the Festival Award
Cairo International Film Festival 2017 - Best Artistic Contribution from the International Critic's Week competition
Olympia International Film Festival 2017 - Best Actress/Best Director/Special Jury prize
Smile International Film Festival 2017 - Best Children's Film / Best Actor
Cine Junior Film Festival, France 2018 - Grand Prix (Best Film)
Muestra de Cine Lanzarote, Spain 2017 - Best Young Film
Indian Film Festival of LA 2018 - Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Argentina - SIGNIS Prize
Prag Cine Awards 2018 - Best Film/Best Actor (Female) /Best Editing / Best Sound Designer / Jury's Special Mention
Assam state Film Award & Festival - Best Dir / Best Sound design / Best debut Actress / Best Cinematography
BRICS film Festival 2018 - Best Actress / Special Jury Award



Date: Sunday, February 24th at 11:00 AM

@ AFS Cinema

6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100
Austin, Texas 78752

The screening will begin with begin with a short guitar performance by Westwood High School senior Eesha Nayak




Date: Sunday, February 24th at 4:00 PM

@ Fun Movie Grill (Prev. Venetian)

2661 Midway Rd, Suite 200
Carrollton, TX 75006

Kids Music Corner: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm for kids to experience musical instruments 

Screening will be followed by Member Mixer in the lobby


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RIMA DAS is a self-taught film writer, producer, and director. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeast India, she is now based in Mumbai and

Assam. Her first feature MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (ANTARDRISHTI) premiered in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016 and also screened at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. In addition to writing and directing feature fiction and documentary films, she also manages a film production company called Flying River Films in Mumbai, which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS, her second feature, will have its World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival and will be in the New Directors Competition in San Sebastian.

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