Sun City Picture House Debuts at Tribeca
After many of the few functioning movie theaters were destroyed by the earthquake, David Darg and fellow aid workers, decided to build a new one, the Sun City Picture House, atop a hill in Cite Soleil.
Darg and Mooser have made fund-raising videos before but this time they would document the construction and function of the picture house, in the form of a film. Actress Olivia Wilde became a part of the project as well as videographers from the CINE Institute in Haiti.
With the help from people in the community the building was constructed in 5 days and operates showing a line up of top films from the U.S. and around the world.
To celebrate Sun City Picture Houseâ€™s debut at the Tribeca Film Festival Darg, Mooser and Wilde came out to further support their short documentary and in this interview by Cinema Blend (left).
Synopsis by TriBeca:After watching the last of the old colonial movie theaters destroyed in the earthquake, a young Haitian man enlists the help of a priest and two young aid workers to build Haiti's only movie theater on a hill above a tent city. This is the joyful and moving story of a community torn apart by disaster then united in a singular vision.