_Opening Night: Little World at The JCC in Manhattan
Followed by a reception.
NY PREMIERE l Marcel Barrena / Catalonia, Spain / Catalan / 83 min
Albert’s exhilaration with life is contagious. At 20-years old he has already traveled much of the world with just 20 euros in his pocket, relying on his street smarts and the kindness of strangers to get around. Albert just won’t let anything get in his way, least of all his wheelchair. As he sets out on his biggest trip – from his home in Barcelona to a lighthouse in New Zealand – he bring along a video camera and his girlfriend, Anna. But Albert’s incredible dedication to his voyage and resourcefulness in the most foreign of places is unmatchable and Anna finds herself struggling to keep up. But while Albert himself is irrepressibly optimistic, speaking mostly of the present and his goals for the future, interviews with his grandmother, stepmother, and father, reveal the tough time he had as a kid. Also, through these interviews and delightful animation, Albert’s family explains why they have always let Albert go on these trying journeys.
IDFA - Doc U & 3r Audience Awards
Zagreb International Fest - Youth Award
Boulder International Film Festival - Best Documentary
|Thursday 03/06/2014||6:30pm||The JCC in Manhattan|