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August 13, 2010

2010.08.13: Palestine Film Opening This Weekend

Filed under: International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 1:16 pm

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 1:16 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Palestine Film Opening This Weekend

PRESS RELEASE: SALT OF THIS SEA, DISTRIBUTED BY KINO-LORBER FILMS, USA SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, IN NEW YORK CITY!

Exclusive Engagement at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th St, near Union Square) SUHEIR HAMMAD IN PERSON FRIDAY AT 7:30!

DAILY SHOWTIMES: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:50

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMAWXLaEyA

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS AT MOVIETICKETS.COM: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=216&rdate=8%2F13%2F2010

SYNOPSIS: SALT OF THIS SEA

Annemarie Jacir’s politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya (Tony Award winner Suheir Hammad), a Brooklyn-born woman who travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather’s savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Struggling to feel at home in the land of her ancestors — and rebuffed by the country’s financial institutions — she meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they devise a plan to reclaim what is theirs — whatever the consequences may be.

“Brilliant, emotional, intense and fresh… the kind of powerful film that stays with you long after you leave the theater. It profoundly moved me.” — Michael Moore

“Realized with verve, sincerity, and an unusual blend of documentary texture and theatrical energy.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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