Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
The Cross-Currents film series comprises four films selected and introduced by CC faculty. Diverse in perspectives, each film focuses on aspects of the Islamic experience. "Position Among the Stars" is hosted by Dylan Nelson, Artist-in-Residence for Film Studies. For 12 years, acclaimed filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta. This study resulted in the trilogy “Eye of the Day," “Shape of the Moon,” and “Position Among the Stars." As in the previous two films, “Position Among the Stars” reveals the underlying patterns of life in Indonesia. The Sjamsuddin family functions as a microcosm of the most important issues of life in Indonesia: corruption, conflict between religions, gambling addiction, the generation gap, and the growing difference between poor and rich.