UMRIKA - World Cinema Audience Award winner at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival - will have its NSW regional premiere on Thursday at Jetty Theatre.
Starring Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma and directed by celebrated Indian film-maker, Prashant Nair (Dehli in a Day), Umrika tells the story of a young village boy who discovers his brother, long believed to be in the United States, has actually gone missing.
He begins to invent letters on his brother's behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him.
"We are delighted to bring this award-winning film to the Coffs Coast," Screenwave artistic director Kate Howat said.
"It's wonderful to have the opportunity to experience stories and influences from a variety of cultures."
Set in the mid-1980s and shot in Super 16mm to maximise period feel, Umrika is handsomely crafted in all departments, with particularly delightful use of some American-influenced vintage Indian pop songs from the era throughout.
Umrika screens at the Jetty Theatre on Thursday, November 19 at 10.30am and 1.30pm.
For tickets visit www.jettytheatre.com or call the box office on 6652 8088.