How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)
Sunday, June 28 | 1:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
The poor outlying districts of Bangkok are a world where you grow up very quickly. After both their parents die, 11-year-old Oat, his little sister, and his older brother Ek move in with their aunt. Ek works in a bar for male prostitutes and transvestites. His relationship with Jai, the son of rich parents, began when he was still at school.
Their uneven love for one another is put to the test when the day of Thailand’s annual lottery that determines who must do military service and who can stay at home. Young Oat steals money from the local mafia boss in order to buy their beloved brother and family breadwinner out of the army. His actions have dramatic consequences. .
Adapted from the US bestselling book "Sightseeing" by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, this wonderful film tells the coming-of-age drama of two brothers struggling to survive and stay together in a land plagued by social and economic inequality