No cool place to hang out. No wheels. No problem! With vid games, cola, and the phone number of the local Telepizza, 14-year-old best friends Flama and Moko have all they need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Then the power goes out - big problem! What can two teens do without electricity?
Plenty. And that's the charm of Duck Season, written and directed by Fernando Eimbcke and winner of many honors in its native Mexico and at world festivals. Joining Flama and Moko in their day of fun (and of growing up) is a sweet-16 neighbor who drops in to bake her own birthday cake (with a secret ingredient!), and a pizza deliveryman who refuses to leave after the guys won't pay because he's 11 seconds late. You're only young once. But the innocent joys of coming-of-age insights of a day like this can last a lifetime.