The Dynamiter
The Dynamiter

LOWELL -- On Thurs., June 13, at 6:30 p.m., as part of its Independent & Foreign Film Night, the Pollard Memorial Library, features "The Dynamiter," by Matthew Gordon.

The 73-minute film in English is the winner of the Best First Feature at the Durban Film Festival. All 14-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet, as another Mississippi Summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown, and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep days and nights pass without her return, and with older brother Lucas dangerously in their lives again, Robbie must face the fact that his dreams may never come true. With social services looming over them, Robbie may even lose Fess, the only family he's ever really had.

The Pollard Library shows award-winning, independent and foreign films the second Thursday of each month in the Meeting Room at 401 Merrimack St. Independent films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences.

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