Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Club Indigo to present Mongolian film Apr. 15

CALUMET -- The MuBeta Psi music fraternity in conjunction with the Superior National Bank, Hancock, and chef Cormac Ronan, Shelden Grilll, Houghton, will present the April 15th Calumet Theatre's monthly Club Indigo.

The film is a rare treat from Mongolia, The Story of the Weeping Camel, winner of many international 2004-5 awards and rated a rare 100-percent fresh by all 40 Rotten Tomatoes critics. It tells the true story of a family of nomads living on the Gobi desert who have a problem when one of their camels refuses to feed its newborn colt, to allow it to starve to death.

Beautifully filmed in color against the shades of tan of the desert and in the family's colorful yurt is this fascinating tale of the Mongolian family who totally ignore the cameras and proceed with their daily responsibilities and the unexpected problem at hand. As a contrast to our modern rat race, it's a warm, unforgettable experience.

The Story of the Weeping Camel will be shown at 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 15, preceded at 6 p.m. by a buffet of Asian delicacies from China to India and Tibet, from the chefs at the Keweenaw Co-op, Hancock -- caterers who specialize in exotic foods.

Cost: $18 for food and film. $5 for film alone. Special reduced rates for children. For the buffet, call the theatre at 337-2610 for seating, at least a day in advance.

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