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May 21 at 12:00 pm
$6 for Saturday Day Pass

Supa Modo

Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill. From first-time feature filmmaker Likarion Wainaina and co-producer Tom Tykwer comes this honest and inspiring story about the strength of young people in the face of adversity. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village’s support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Newcomer Stycie Waweru delivers a captivating and earnest performance, imbuing her character with a subtle strength that ignites the screen. This film is a stunning reminder of the power of imagination.

Directed by: Likarion Wainaina
Film type: Dramatic
Runtime: 90 minutes
Year: 2018
Country: Kenya / Germany
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English, Kikuyu, & Swahili
Subtitles: English
Recommended for ages: 8+

Honors:

Kenya's Official Submission Foreign Language Film–2019 Academy Awards

Awards

Crystal Bear–2018 Berlin International Film Festival
The Golden Dhow–2018 Zanzibar International Film Festival

Official Selection:

2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival
2018 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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