1988. India. Dir: Mira Nair. With Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal. 113 min.
Before plying her trade in Hollywood, Nair earned international acclaim for this gritty neorealist drama starring nonprofessional street children. A boy is banished by his family and left to work for a travelling circus, but a series of heartbreaks exposes him deeper into a poverty-stricken urban underbelly of child labor, prostitution, and drug dealing.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free