QUALICUM BEACH — Beach Flicks presents the winner of the Cannes Film Festival 2010 at their next film of the season, Life, Above All, Friday, Feb. 24.
In this stunning adaptation of Allan Stratton’s bestselling 2004 novel Chanda’s Secret, Khomotso Manyaka (in a breakout performance) plays Chanda, a young girl in a small, AIDS-ravaged South African township who struggles to maintain the façade of a normal life amidst utter instability: her stepfather is an alcoholic, her newborn sister has recently died, and her mother has now become afflicted with the AIDS virus.
When the illness of Chanda’s mother’s becomes openly apparent, the community turns against the family, interpreting it as a form of retribution for their sins.
Showtime at the Eaglecrest Golf Course theatre room is 7 p.m. sharp, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.
Beach Flicks is a non-profit group providing quality entertainment with proceeds going back into the community to organizations in need. For more info visit www.beachflicks.ca.