The little film that could was spared a direct-to-dvd release this fall and has gone on to become the most celebrated film of 2008. Fragments of Boyles’ other films are on display as we see his careful attention to children (ala Millions) and a journey through toilets and plumbing reminiscent of “Trainspotting”. The story follows a young “Slumdog” just one question away from the grand prize on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Become a Millionaire”. His quest for fame and wealth hits a roadblock when the powers that be can’t comprehend how a person of his ilk could have such vast, valuable knowledge. Beautiful colors are splashed on the screen as we follow his journey of knowledge and each of life’s tough lessons start to payoff. Heart-wrenching and sweet, this crowd-pleaser deserves all of the acclaim that it has been lauded.
What: Slumdog Millionaire (Dir. Danny Boyle,
Runtime: 120 minutes
When: April 3rd & April 4th @ 7pm & 9:30pm, April 5th @ 3pm
Where: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission: Free for PSU Students, Filmmaker + guest, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission
For more information:
PSU Film Committee