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    Review: Exotic locale for a familiar family melodrama in 'May in the Summer'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jan 18, 2013

    Cherien Dabis's film kicks off the U.S. Dramatic competition at Sundance
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    Roundup: Tim Robbins and Susanne Bier on Berlinale jury

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 28, 2013

    Also: Soderbergh talks not-quite-retirement, and Foster champions Wallis
  • Amreeka - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010

    A Palestinian single mother and her son resettle in the American Midwest with bittersweet results, in first-time director Cherien Dabis' gentle fish-out-of-water comedy drama Amreeka. Nisreen Faour stars as divorcée Mouna, a resident of the West Bank who works as a local bank manager while raising her 16-year-old son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), on the side. Each day, the two must put their lives in jeopardy by driving through potentially lethal Middle Eastern checkpoints to accomplish their daily business, but their situation changes dramatically when Mouna finally succeeds at getting a green card. The two fly from Jerusalem to Chicago, but get a bitter taste of the reality behind the American dream when the customs department claims the money that Mouna wrapped in a cookie tin, leaving her penniless. The nascent immigrants promptly move in with Mouna's sister, Raghda (Hiam Abbass of Lemon Tree), and her family, and Mouna sets about trying to find a bank job in the U.S. that is equivalent to her old position at home; unfortunately, this proves impossible and she ends up serving "sliders" at a White Castle fast food franchise and earning minimum wage. Meanwhile, Fadi begins attending a local high school and runs headfirst into not-so-subtle racism and the imminent threat of nativistic violence. ~ All Movie Guide
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    Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Biel and Michael C. Hall topline 2013 Sundance Film Festival U.S. dramatic competition

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012

    New films from Lynn Shelton and stars Octavia Spencer, Keri Russell, Kristen Bell and more
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    Venice lineup features new films from Gilliam, Franco, Morris, Miyazaki and many more

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 25, 2013

    Stars set to grace the Lido range from Scarlett Johansson to Judi Dench
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    2011 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Jan 29, 2011

    'Like Crazy' and 'How To Die In Oregon' big winners
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    'Hurt Locker' and 'A Serious Man' ready to take Gotham

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Oct 19, 2009

    Patton Oswalt and 'Big Fan' get some surprising love from NYC's indie show
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    'Precious' and '500 Days' of Summer dominate 2010 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009

    'Paranormal Activity' nominated for best first feature