Tonight at IU Cinema, visiting filmmakers Bryn Mooser and David Darg will be present to introduce and discuss their 2011 film Baseball in the Time of Cholera along with Darg’s earlier film, Sun City Picture House. The free event begins at 7PM. The two will return to the Cinema tomorrow at 3PM as part of the ongoing Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series.
Baseball in the Time of Cholera tells the parallel stories of a young boy who plays on Haiti’s first little league baseball team and of the Haitian lawyer seeking justice against the United Nations. As a Cholera epidemic rages in Haiti, the UN denies that it is responsible for introducing the disease despite glaring evidence. As the epidemic spreads, the two stories intersect in the struggle for survival and justice.
Sun City Picture House is the story of Raphael Louigene, a young Haitian man who loves movies. Raphael works at a children’s hospital in Port Au Prince and every Thursday he helps bury the dead with a Catholic Priest named Father Rick Frechette. Despite their situation, the two have a hope and vision for Haiti’s future. Raphael recruits his two aid-worker friends, Bryn and David, to help him achieve his dream of building the first movie theater since the devastating earthquake of 2010.