For every adult author, there was a child with a wild imagination. But sometimes, those fruitful imaginations, which give grown-ups the spark for award-winning literature, can result in adolescent shenanigans that are slightly less appreciated.
Tonight at Manchaca Road Library Branch they are screening 1981, The Year I Became a Liar. Directed by Ricardo Trogi from Canada, it’s the story of 11-year-old Ricardo coming of age in the 80s. Along with his inventive imagination, Ricardo has a need to be accepted by his classmates. As he begins crafting a a new and impressive life for himself, he has to work hard to keep his lies from catching up with him. Eventually, of course, he must face the truth and who he really is.
The screening is a part of the Film Movement initiative, which promotes award-winning independent and foreign films, ensuring that as many people as possible get to see great movies that aren’t blockbusters through public library and other screenings.
The screening begins at 6:30 tonight, and the Spanish short film Lupe & Bruno will be the opening act. Battle the Monday blues with a cinematic celebration of imagination, and pretend that the work week won’t be back again tomorrow.