Day Pass at Carco Theatre - Sat. 1/23
Meet these extraordinary young people, imaginary and real-life, growing up in India: Anu, a bookworm who solves mysteries; Malia, in search of a magic spell to save her hometown from pollution; Ashay, who is struggling to figure out what it means to be a man; and Jayshree, a tribal girl who worked to support her family and now wants to help girls like her go to school. These brave kids and teens will inspire you to make a difference in your world.
Two young brothers growing up in the slums of Chennai have a great dream: to someday eat a slice of pizza. In the course of their clever and cockamamie schemes to earn money, they are unwittingly drawn into the political machinations of adults. This vivid portrait of childhood poverty and resilience in South India is witty and wise, an engaging and warm family comedy with satiric bite.
Notes to parents: There are some instances of adults using coarse language and some bad behavior by children (being disrespectful to elders, stealing), though the children learn their lesson. A grandparent passes away. An adult slaps a child and is blackmailed by other adults.
Orphaned siblings Pari and Chotu live with an aunt and uncle who are not always the best caregivers. Ten-year-old Pari assumes the role of mother, guide and best friend to her eight-year-old brother, who lost his eyesight when he was four. The only things the two disagree on are their favourite film stars: Pari's hero is Shah Rukh Khan, while Chotu prefers Salman Khan. After spotting a poster of Shah promoting eye donation, Pari believes she has found a way to restore Chotu's eyesight. When they hear a rumor that the actor is filming in a neighboring city, the children set out on a journey of hope that will change their lives forever.
Notes to parents: Some coarse language, very brief hookah and alcohol use by adults, threats of violence, kidnapping of children, children hitchhiking, sleeping pills administered to children without their knowledge, and a gun pointed at a person. Still, this is an uplifting and joyous film with a very happy ending.
Carco Theatre (View)
1717 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057