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Virtual Theater: Eating Up Easter Friday, May 22

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Virtual Theater: Eating Up Easter Part of the Virtual Theater

  • Date: May 22
  • Price: $12
    2 day rental for your whole household
  • Rating: NR (not rated)

We miss seeing you at the movies! While the John & Nancy Hughes Theater is closed for the time being, we thought we would bring you the next best thing–virtual theater.

ABOUT THE FILM:

The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as tourism skyrockets. Yet the indigenous culture and the island’s fragile environment are suffering.

Eating Up Easter, directed by native Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, explores the dilemma his people are facing. Crafted as a story passed down to his newborn son, Sergio intertwines the authentic history of the island with the stories of four islanders. In their own voices, these Rapanui reveal the reality of modern life and the actions they are taking to preserve their culture and environment amidst rapid development.

A local ecologist leads recycling efforts to tackle the mounting trash arriving with tourists and the waves of plastic washing up on shore. Two musicians struggle to build a free music school they hope will preserve cultural practices and reunite their fractured community. Sergio’s father, formerly the island’s first native Governor, attempts to balance traditions against the advantages of development while building a mini-mall in the island’s only town.

Eating Up Easter reveals and suggests ways forward in tackling the universal complexities of balancing growth and sustainability faced by local communities worldwide.

Directed by Sergio Rapu

Produced by Sergio Rapu and Elena Kouneski Rapu

Executive Producers Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg

TO STREAM THIS FILM & SUPPORT GORTON VISIT: https://www.musicboxfilms.com/gorton-streamlocal/

This virtual cinema screening is being hosted by an outside distributor, Music Box Films, not the Gorton Community Center. If you encounter technical issues or have questions, please visit https://www.musicboxfilms.com/virtual-screening-room-faq/  or email info@musicbox.direct.

 

About Kartemquin Films:

Sparking democracy through documentary since 1966, Kartemquin is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.

Kartemquin’s films have received three Academy Award® nominations and won many more major prizes, including six Emmys® and two Peabody Awards. Recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, Kartemquin has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs and championing of documentary.

Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago.

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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

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