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Wadjda (Arabic with Eng Subs) @ Canada Square (meetup #2)

  • Oct 29, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Phil D is the organizer for this meetup.  If you need to contact him, please post a message on the wall, or go into his profile and email him through there.

Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.

For (new) members: Please take the time to rate the event (not the movie) afterwards. Written feedback on the wall is also welcome if you want to talk about the movie or other things. Thanks!

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Wadjda (Arabic w/ Eng Subs)

Movie synopsis:

10-year-old Wadjda lives 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. After a fight with a neighborhood boy, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale and wants it desperately so that she can beat him in a race. But her mother won't allow it, because their society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue, so Wadjda decides to raise the money herself. Wadjda's plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school, but as she is losing hope, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition. She devotes herself to the memorization and recitation of the verses and her teachers begin to see her as a model, pious girl. The competition won't be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she is determined to continue fighting for her dreams. 

Trailer:

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Movie

Meetup Location: I will be at the sofas just outside of the theatre entrance

Movie meetup time: 6:30pm.  Will wait 5min.

The movie starts @ 6:45pm.

Movie Running Time: 1h38m

Cost of movie: $6.50 (If you have a Scene card, you get 10% off tuesday admission.  See www.scene.ca for details)

After the movie: Spring Rolls or Boston Pizza we'll see what people are in the mood for.

I look forward to seeing you there!!

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***Please keep an eye out for updates or changes to the time and venue up to the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, change your RSVP ASAP.

I will start closing out RSVPs the night before the event, but you can still show up and I can add you to the attended list. Cancellations after the event RSVP closing time may be treated as 'No Show', unless you turn up for the film.

In order to be marked as attended you will need to show up at the meetup time as indicated, or connect with the group right outside of the screening theatre room at the end of the movie.

When you RSVP 'Yes' you are agreeing to the MAMM policy and the Liability Waiver posted in this link:

http://www.meetup.com/Mad-About-Movies-and-MORE/pages/Mad_About_Movies_and_More_POLICY_PAGE/


 

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  • Phil D

    Great little movie, a first by a female director in Saudi Arabia. The movie was a light hearted look at the struggles the women face in Saudi Arabia. But it was also hopeful that times are changing, albeit slowly. An interesting look into a country we seldom see on TV or film.

    October 29, 2013

  • Jeannie

    seen it already
    maybe best movie of the year.

    1 · October 24, 2013

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