a public event
Film screening: "Street Days"
Presented as part of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
1000 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Street Days (Quchis Dgeebi)
(Georgia, 2010, 86 mins, 35mm)
In Georgian with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Director: Levan Koguashvili
Producers: Arhil Gelovani, Gia Bazgadze, Levan Korinteli
Screenwriters: Levan Koguashvili, Beoris Frumin, Nikoloz Marr
Cinematographer: Archil Akhvlediani
Editor: Nodar Nozadze
Cast: Guga Kotetishvili, Rusudan Kobiashvili, Irakli Ramishvili, Aleko Begalishvili, George Kipshidze
Checkie, a middle-aged divorced unemployed junkie, roams the shabby streets of Tbilisi, hoping to stay alive long enough to score his next fix in this pungent, pointed Georgian drama. Besieged by debtors, corrupt cops and a running case of rotten luck, Checkie faces a moral crises when he’s pressured to entrap the son of a wealthy classmate is implicated in one of his schemes. In his dazzling debut feature, co-writer/director Levan Koguashvili pits a flawed though decent man against a society on the brink of social and economic collapse. At once bleak and darkly funny, Street Days is laced with shocks of unexpected humor, startling imagery and bracing social satire.
"Street Days" will have a second screening on June 23, 2010 at 7:30pm (same location). See film listing information, share this event via social media, and purchase tickets HERE.
For the past 16 years, the Los Angeles Film Festival has been a preeminent cinematic event, showcasing the world’s best independent features, including premieres of smash-hits The Devil Wears Prada and Sunshine. The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. The 2010 Festival will present 200 features, shorts, and music videos from more than 40 countries including the Pat Tillman documentary, The Tillman Story; Focus Feature’s The Kids Are All Right; and Revolución, a collaboration by ten renowned Mexican filmmakers.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies