Arabic Movie: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • October 26, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for an Arabic language film.  Come early for some food, we'll start the movie at 7pm.  Remember to bring a snack to share.

 

Where Do We Go Now? (2012)

In an isolated Lebanese village, the mosque and the church stand side by side--but religious tension threatens to boil over, particularly as a series of pranks escalates into ever-increasing hostility. The women of the village, both Christian and Muslim, concoct improbable schemes to defuse the tension, including hiring a troupe of Ukrainian belly dancers. Where Do We Go Now? veers back and forth between wrenching drama and cheerful comedy but somehow maintains a balance. Director-actress Nadine Labaki leads her mostly nonprofessional cast with heart and fervor. This commitment allows the movie to juggle broad comedy and grief. Where Do We Go Now? has been a huge success in the Middle East and deserves to reach an audience in the broader world, both for its message of compassion and its vivid emotional power.

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  • Kristen

    Great - thanks, Kuni!

    October 23, 2012

  • Kuni

    I'll have a sign at the entrance to the Condo and I'll buzz you in.

    October 23, 2012

  • Kristen

    Hi Everyone -- Where do we go when we get to the condos -- is there a common room or something? (& apologies if I missed all this info last Saturday!)

    Looking forward to the movie and to seeing you all. I'll probably either bring fool & that awesome Iraqi bread or something more snacky like brownies. If anyone's allergic to nuts, let me know and I'll leave them out if I do the brownies.

    October 23, 2012

  • Hussein

    FYI... Oct 26 happens to be Eid al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), a Muslim high holiday marking the end of the pilgrimage.

    October 18, 2012

  • Kuni

    Yes, the movie will have subtitles.

    October 17, 2012

  • Andrew

    Are there by chance English subs lol?

    October 17, 2012

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