SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th - 9:30PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th - 7:30PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26th - 7:30PM
LOST IN THE DESERT
Jamie Uys, 1970. 81 min. South Africa.
The most amazing adventure a boy ever lived through!
Little eight year old Dirkie (Dirkie Uys) has a really bad cough, so his doctor recommends that he leave the city for awhile and get some fresh air in the open country. His father, a famous songwriter (played by Jamie Uys - the writer, director and actual father of the kid) sends Dirkie and his pet dog off in a tiny commuter plane, piloted by the kid’s own uncle. The uncle has a fatal heart attack while flying over the African desert and the plane goes down in the middle of it. Dirkie and his cute little doggie survive, but find themselves trapped in the middle of a dangerous wilderness.
Lost In The Desert is a kid’s movie where the filmmakers try to make the audience think the cute dog has died not once, but on three separate occasions! This film has been nicknamed ‘The Passion of the Dirkie’ by those who’ve seen it for the Christ-like way the child is battered throughout.
124 S 3rd St @ Bedford Ave
All November Spectacle Explores the Wild, Dark Recesses of Childhood, The Films Your Parents Should Have Never Shown You and the Trials and Tribulations of Growing Up.