Movie Nights are ALWAYS a big hit and it’s been a while since our last one. At our last movie, members asked if we could do the movie first and then have dinner, as it gives us a chance to discuss the film afterwards. So that is what we will do! We will switch it up each time. This time it will be the movie and then dinner, and next time it will be dinner and then the movie! The film starts at 6:30 and runs only 89 minutes, so we should be out by 8:30 - early enough to eat, drink, and DISCUSS!
Parking garage is right next to the theatre and is discounted for moviegoers. This is one of my favorite spots and the Gables has tons of eateries that are all in walking distance. I hope you can join us! Read below to find out more about this film that promises to have us thinking about the choices of the heart vs. all others. --------------------------------------------------
POWERFUL OSCAR NOMINATED FILM "OMAR" The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been fraught with opposing narratives and moral ambiguities and often filtered through the lens of geopolitics. With the powerful Omar, a current Foreign Oscar nominee and Grand Jury Prize winner from the Cannes Film Festival, audiences get to see an intensely human story told from the Palestinian perspective. From Golden Globe winner and previous Oscar nominee director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now), this searing new film charts the complex and conflict-ridden lives of young people living in the West Bank and in an Arab village inside Israel. But it is more than an essay on war and ethnic-religious strife; it is also a moving story of love, betrayal and dreams deferred.
In the film, Omar lives in the occupied West Bank separated from the object of his affection - Nadia, who lives inside Israel proper - by the hated wall built by the Israelis to control the borders. The wall looms large and menacingly throughout the film, and yet Omar blithely and regularly scales it in search of love, dodging Israeli surveillance and bullets. But love is not simple, and least of all for Omar and his friends, who become enmeshed in a plot to assassinate an Israeli soldier. Young love, young bravado, and politics are all entwined as revenge and violence surround the film's main characters.