Wadjda


Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Screening - Friday, April 11, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7pm

2013 | Saudi Arabia/Germany | 98 min | PG



“So, you’re watching Wadjda, and you’re noting how it shares classic cinematic DNA with auteurs like Vittorio De Sica. And then it hits you: You’re seeing a world on screen that until now has been hidden from filmgoers. Because in addition to being a terrific coming-of-age film, Wadjda happens to be the first feature-length movie ever made in Saudi Arabia—all the more notable in that it’s been made by a woman, about a young girl chafing against the religious and social strictures of a kingdom literally shrouded in sexual anxiety, misogyny and severe repression. Equally compelling are the myriad visual and textural details of modern life in Saudi Arabia, a place of monotony, cruelty and hypocrisy, as well as prosperity, deep devotion and poetry.” Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post.


Winner Los Angeles Film Festival, International Feature, 2013




Events in Focus

Film

Manakamana

Screening - Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7pm


Performance

SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development