Directed by Alex Camilleri
(Malta, 2021, Digital, in Maltese with English subtitles)

A Maltese fisherman faces an agonizing choice: repair his leaking luzzu (boat) to continue earning a meager living, or sell it to join a lucrative black-market operation that decimates the livelihoods of local families. Luzzu won a Sundance Jury Prize for nonprofessional lead actor Jesmark Scicluna, a real-life Maltese fisherman.

Introducing the screening is Eszter Simor, visiting assistant professor of film at Sam Houston State University.

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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.


Directed by Alex Camilleri
(Malta, 2021, 95 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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