Special Screening – The Pool
From the Director of American Movie and The Yes Men
Winner, Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2008
"The Pool" is a neo-realist chronicle of entrepreneurial young Venkatesh, a hotel "room boy" in Panjim, Goa who ingratiates himself to a wealthy family in hopes of swimming in their luxurious pool. Adapted from a short story by his long-time collaborator Randy Russell and exquisitely shot by Smith himself, this deeply humane and moving story couldn’t be more deceptively simple.
Nominee, Film Independent Spirit Awards 2008
UK Release Date: January/February 2010
Director: Chris Smith
Producer: Bluemark Productions
Duration: 95 mins
Chris Smith: Director
Chris Smith is an accomplished filmmaker whose previous films include American Job (1996, Sundance Film Festival), American Movie (1999, Grand Jury Prize-Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics), Home Movie (2001, Sundance Film Festival) and The Yes Men (2004, United Artists).
He currently lives in Milwaukee, WI.