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Asian Film Festival: How to Win at Checkers Every Time (Thailand)

Wednesday, April 12th 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Description

AsiaConnect proudly presents “How to Win at Checkers Every Time.”

After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic fringes of Bangkok and examines the joys and challenges of growing up in contemporary Thailand.

This event is part of Illinois State University’s Asian Heritage Week, running from April 10-15. ¬†Asian Heritage Week is sponsored by the Office of the President, the College of Fine Arts, the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures, Design Streak, and AsiaConnect.

For more information, please contact Archana Shekara at ashekar@ilstu.edu.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Normal Theater
209 W North Street
Normal, IL
(309) 454-9720