Watching a movie on the big screen makes the audience feel like they’re really there with the characters, especially during climactic popcorn-eating scenes. Chew and view with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to Splinters at O Cinema. Choose from the following show times:
- Thursday, January 26, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, January 27, at 7:45 p.m.
- Saturday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 28, at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, January 29, at 3:15 p.m.
- Sunday, January 29, at 7:45 p.m.
A documentary hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as “engrossing” and “endlessly surprising,” Splinters delves into the evolution of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous surfing culture as it centers on on the compelling human drama drifting in its wake. An official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film offers an accessible entry point into the impoverished seaside village of Vanimo, whose natives discovered the sport after an Australian pilot left behind his surfboard and spec script for Point Break 2: Still Surfin’. Chronicling the community’s attempt to join Papua New Guinea’s national surfing team, the film transcends its wave-catching antics with a moving exploration of the town’s male-dominated culture and desire to leave the island and see the larger world. Nestled in the Wynwood Arts District, the indie- and art-centric O Cinema ushers cinephiles into its intimate space with an expansive exterior sheathed in kaleidoscopic murals.