The best and most interesting movie bargain in town picks up again this week with the Wayne County Arts Alliance's winter film series, "Enigmatic Endings" on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
The first in the series is the Chinese film "Postman in the Mountains." Based on a short story by author Peng Jianming, and directed by Huo Jianqi, "The Postman in the Mountains" is simple but profound story about a father and son and their faithful dog, delivering the mail to remote mountain villages in southeastern China's Hunan province.
The story portrays a father (Teng Rujun) who is preparing to hand over his 112-mile rural mail route to his son. At dawn, the two embark on the three-day round trip on foot.
As the film unfolds in the tasks and travels along the rugged landscape of wind-blown hills, craggy rocks, and winding rivers, the son learns not only about the human stories in the communities to which they deliver mail but also about his own father. Postmen was well received both abroad and at home in China where it won both Best Film and Best Actor (for Ten Rujun) and was screened at the International Film Festival in Montreal in 1999.
The importance of seeing the world deeply and the astonishing beauty of the rural Chinese landscapes are worth the $5 price of admission.
Sheila Vasami, world-traveler and multi-cultural expert will host introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.
The winter series will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Wayne Chamber of Commerce's Community room located at 32 Commercial Street, Honesdale.
A $5 donation is suggested to help support the Wayne County Arts Alliance's community programs.
For more information, contact WCAA at 390.4420 or check online at: waynecountyartsalliance.org.