Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Outdoor Movies on the Rooftops of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Outdoor Movies in Phnom Penh, CambodiaWhile "official" or "large-scale" film festivals may be far and few between in Cambodia, outdoor movies can be found if you know where to look, or if you're lucky, you'll stumble upon them. Here is one account of one such lucky find: My biggest find for the week is an art gallery/bar that Brendan told me about that shows outdoor movies on its rooftop terrace on a regular basis. It's about two blocks from where we're hoping to soon live (more on the whole apartment saga at some other time), and it has a breezy rooftop bar with plants, a quiet view of the surrounding parks, and a bunch of comfy couches. I went to my first movie there with Alexis, Lea, and Brendan when they were in town on Thurs night. We climbed to the top of the four flights of stairs and were excited to see how nice it felt with the breeze and the twinkling decorative lights at night. We got there a little late and were looking for any available seats or stools when, all of a sudden, we looked at each other and realized that we were four English speakers who had just stumbled upon a Turkish movie being shown with German subtitles in the middle of Cambodia. Think about that one. There wasn't much we could do, so we headed out soon after. But I went back last night with Mel and think I'm going to make the rooftop outdoor movies part of my regular routine. (Taken from Andrew Turco's blog, found at http://blogs.princeton.edu/pia/personal/awturco/2007/10/slice_of_life.html)

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