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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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    Miral

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Mar 25, 2011

    The Academy Award-nominated director Julian Schnabel helms the tale of four woman in 1948 Jerusalem.
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    Cannes jurors range from Ewan McGregor to Jean-Paul Gaultier

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012

    Meanwhile, Michel Gondry's latest heads up Directors' Fortnight selection
  • 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
  • The Limits of Control - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    A mysterious loner attempts to successfully complete his criminal mission while operating outside of the law in contemporary Spain. His objectives shrouded in secrecy, the untrusting lone wolf (Isaach de Bankolé) sets out on his latest assignment knowing that the law is never too far behind. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Gael García Bernal co-star in a crime drama from acclaimed indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Mystery Train, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai). ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
  • Lemon Tree - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Widow and empty nester Salma Zidane lives on the Palestinian West Bank, in a little house flanked by lemon trees planted by her great grand parents. Unfortunately, when the Israeli minister of defense builds a house adjacent to her own, her lemon trees are deemed a security risk. Salma hires a lawyer to prevent the powerful man from having her ancestral trees removed, but the odds are stacked against her, and to make matters worse, she begins to fall in love with her lawyer. Things seem bleak, but it looks like hope could shine in from an unexpected source, when the minister's neglected wife develops sympathy for Salma's plight. ~ Cammila Albertson, All Movie Guide
  • MIral - Trailer

    Type: Video | Date: Friday, Feb 25, 2011

    The new film from Julian Schnabel
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    MPAA overturns 'R' rating for Julian Schnabel's 'Miral'

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Mar 10, 2011

    Weinstein company drama based on Rula Jebreal novel granted a 'PG-13'
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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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    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