April 26, 2013
Part of the Maine Film Center Premiere Weekend!
The new film from Waterville’s own Shadow Distribution, which brought national audiences such terrific films as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The Weather Underground, Latcho Drom and Heading South, enjoys a perfect 100% positive critics’ rating in Rotten Tomatoes!Children are saving lives in the slums of Kolkata. Amlan Ganguly doesn’t rescue slum children; he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results in this inspiring film. Filmed over the course of several years, The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence, as they fight for the better future he encourages them to imagine is deservedly theirs. In English and in Hindi with English subtitles. Unrated. 83 Min.