Village Rockstars

Drama | PG | 87 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jun 20 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jun 20 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Production Country:India
Original Langauge:Assamese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rima Das
Cast:Bhanita Das
Basanti Das
Boloram Das
Bishnu Kalita
Produced By:Jaya Das
Rima Das
Screenwriter:Rima Das
Music By:Preetom Dutta


"Village Rockstars is confident and sincere, its story unfolding at a languid but controlled pace." – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

"Village Rockstars is heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure." - Renuka Vyavahare, The Times of India

"The atmosphere of Village Rockstars is so real that it almost feels like a documentary. Rim Das' direction is the opposite of fussy, allowing the characters and their actions to breathe on screen in a way that speaks to her affection for the subject." – I Hurtado, ScreenAnarchy

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.

Awards: Won over 54 Awards!

Nominee, Best Youth Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Original Score/Nominee, Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2018
Nominee, Audience Award, Glasgow Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Feature Film/Grand Jury Prize, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2018
Nominee, Best Film, International Film Festival of India, 2017
Winner, Best Film, Mumbai Film Festival, 2017
National Film Awards, India, 2018

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty,, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique