Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library keeps the good film mojo going with their monthly Independent Film Night. Next month’s film joins the PML’s list of high quality, under the radar indie gems.
We hope to see you next month at the Pollard for the following flick:
BenX (93 mins, not rated)
Thursday, February 12 / 6:30 PM
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack Street, Lowell
Ben is different. His life is a universe all to itself, where he avidly plays his favorite on-line computer game in an attempt to train for and block out the reality of his daily experiences. Ben has Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism that prevents normal communication and makes him ideal fodder for all the school bullies. As the bullies’ relentless attacks push him over the edge and out of control, his on-line dream girl, Scarlite, appears to him and helps him devise a perfect plan to confront the bullies and make them pay for their torment.
Belgian director Nic Balthazar makes his dazzling debut and blends fantasy and harsh social realism, based on a true story, to bring us an utterly original and important film. (Fun fact: Balthazar was a former theater and film critic before stepping behind the camera).
For more information on the Pollard’s Independent Film night, call 978-970-4120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.