Never let it be said that movies can’t make a difference. Sure, the world of cinema is typically viewed as escapism at its finest—but you can never undervalue the need for that kind of pleasure, especially when the real world surrounding you is filled with horror and uncertainty at every turn.
That’s the thought line at the core of “Sun City Picture House,” a documentary co-executive produced by Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello about finding something to look forward to in the midst of adversity. “Sun City” follows the story of Raphael Louigene, a Haitian man who sets out to build the first movie theater since the devastating earthquake of January 2010, a mission he’s able to accomplish even in the face of a tropical storm thanks to community unity and a greater love for film.
Watch an exclusive clip from “Sun City Picture House” in the video above, and check out an image from the film below.
“Sun City Picture House,” directed by relief worker and filmmaker David Darg, made its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
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