TUMBLEWEEDS ONLINE FILM PROGRAM, MAY 20-29

May 20 at 7:00 pm
$10 for Opening Night Film on Friday
Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center

Maika

Things could be better for 8-year-old Hung, who is grieving the loss of his mother, who died a year ago. His relationship with his father is strained, his best friend is moving away, and to top it all off, a greedy landlord is bullying his father to force them out of their apartment. He finds solace by watching the night sky from the roof of his apartment building. One night, he witnesses a meteor shower and an errant falling star that lands in the nearby countryside. He investigates, but instead of finding a fallen star, he meets a new friend, and he decides to do everything he can to help her.

Written and directed by Sundance Film Festival alumnus Ham Tran (Journey from the Fall, 2006 Sundance Film Festival), Maika is inspired by the 1978 children’s TV show from Czechoslovakia of the same name. With gorgeous scenery, a fast-paced narrative, and charismatic performances, this Vietnamese sci-fi film for kids is a fun-filled adventure that touches on universal themes of friendship, family, and compassion.

– 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Directed by: Ham Tran
Film type: Dramatic
Runtime: 105 minutes
Year: 2022
Country: Vietnam
Rating: Not Rated
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitles: English
Cast: Phu Truong Lai, Diep Anh Chu, Tin Tin, Ngoc Tuong, Kim Nha
Recommended for ages: 8+

Official Selection:

2022 Sundance Film Festival
2022 Seattle International Film Festival

Whether you love to watch films, want to explore the hands on activities at the Clubhouse, or do both, a day pass is your access to the Festival!

Each day pass includes the following perks: In-person films on a first come, first served basis

  • Clubhouse activities.
  • Free UTA transit to the Festival at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville
 

Each member of your group needs a pass to access Tumbleweeds. Workshops require additional registration and fee. 

Choose a Saturday day pass, a Sunday day pass, or both! 

Free screening of Flee at Liberty Park, SLC at 8 pm on July 17.
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