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"Wadjda" Sunday September 29th, Shattuck Cinemas, @ 6:55pm

This film is in the Screening Room, which is small. Please be on time, or give me a call to save 

you a space on one of the couches. If you never have scene a film in the Screening Room, one 

can be served drinks and food from the Lot 68 restaurant and bar. I will be going into the 

Screening Room at 7pm. Hope to see you there, even thought it is on short notice.

Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun-loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend—a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with—Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately, but Wadjda's mother (Reem Abdullah) won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself, though her plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school. Just as she is losing hope of raising enough money, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school. She devotes herself to the memorization and recitation of Koranic verses, and her teachers begin to see Wadjda as a model pious girl. The competition isn‘t going to be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she refuses to give in. She is determined to continue fighting for her dreams. Written and directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia. 

We will meet for the film at 6:55pm, so we can say hello and find good seats. After the film, we'll go for something to eat and/or drink nearby. If you need to get in touch or can't find the group, please call me on my mobile: 510.499.7806.

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  • Sky

    Very interesting and nice film.

    September 30, 2013

  • Connie

    What is the cost?

    September 27, 2013

    • Pat

      $10.50 GENERAL; $8.00 BARGAIN (ALL SHOWS BEFORE 6PM); $8.00 SENIOR (62+); $8.00 CHILD (-12); $8.00 STUDENT

      September 28, 2013

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